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5 Benefits of Working Out in the Water

splashWE OFFER 20 AQUA CLASSES A WEEK- FREE WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP! If you haven’t tried a class, what are you waiting for?  Aqua Aerobics are great because you’re under the water (no one can see you mess up!), low-impact, and you get a complete total body workout that feels great on the joints! Choose from […]

The Cool Down is Key!

girlstrechingshoesWe know you’re busy, but running out before the cool down can dull the benefits you’ve worked so hard for!  It can stunt muscle repair, cause extra muscle soreness, and even dizziness!  How should you cool down? Spend about 3 minutes slowing down, doing an easier version of your workout.  Then stretch, holding each one […]

Afraid of Free Weights?

freeweightsMonday Motivation: FREE WEIGHTS ARE YOUR FRIEND! FUNCTIONAL FITNESS.  Free weights allow you to improve your strength, balance, and coordination while moving with a full range of motion.  This helps you train for real-life movements! FIX MUSCLE IMBALANCES – when lifting 2 separate weights, the dominant side can’t assist the weaker side. HEALTHIER JOINTS:  Getting […]

Don’t Be Intimidated by Workout Machines

11041916_869381623124969_9170946790645809143_oNEW? Most machines have a picture demonstrating it’s use, making it great for those just starting out. BUILD MUSCLE FASTER: Because the machine encourages proper form, you can lift heavier for faster results – without increasing risk of injury! SPEAKING OF INJURIES… Strength training can be done safely & precisely on the weight machines, so you can […]

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

howmuchexercise  It’s all about the numbers: Those who exercise moderately (brisk walking, group fitness classes) need 150 minutes/week.  Runners and those who enjoy vigorous exercise should aim for 75 minutes. Can I power through a 2-1/2 hour Saturday Sweat Session and call it good? Nope.  To help prevent cardiovascular disease (the #1 cause of death […]

How HEAVY Should Your Weights Be?

WEIGHTSMONDAY MOTIVATION: For maximum results and safety, you need to choose different weights for different exercises!   HOW HEAVY SHOULD I LIFT? To find out what size weights you should be using for an exercise, find the heaviest one that you can use with proper form. (So, one bicep curl, if that’s what you’re going […]

Tips for Cardio Lovers!

11041916_869381623124969_9170946790645809143_oMONDAY MOTIVATION: Do you know that you should be lifting weights – but just love your cardio too much? Combine aerobics and resistance training to LOSE MORE WEIGHT than you would just doing cardio! Alternate weight training/cardio days, or weight train before a cardio class like Zumba Lift weights first, while your body is still fresh, to […]

3 Quick Tips for Perfect Push-Ups!

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5 Quick Tips to >>SQUEEZE<< Exercise into Your Busy Life!

findthetimesmallMONDAY MOTIVATION:     THE EARLY BIRD GETS … FIT! We know it’s hard, but wake up early and get your workout done & over with before your day starts so that nothing else can get in the way! LUNCH HOUR: Can you power walk with a friend, run to the gym for a 30 min […]

This is NOT Your Grandmother’s Workout!

WATER ZUMBAMONDAY MOTIVATION: Make a Splash with Aqua Fitness 4 BENEFITS OF AN AQUA CLASS: PERFECT FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS: Everyone can get a great workout in the water!  Your instructor will offer plenty of options to increase/ decrease the level of difficulty so that you can really go at your own pace! IT’S NOT COMPETITIVE: In […]
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