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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 […]

Member Spotlight: Steven

amyandsteven-zumba2016  Steven has been a member at Victory for 2 years.  He was getting a little bored doing the same cardio equipment each day, so an instructor suggested that he try Zumba.   Steven says, “I love Zumba with Amy (shown here) and Tracey because it’s so much fun!”  It’s his way to relieve stress […]

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 […]

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps/Day?

STEPSADAY  10,000 Steps = 30 Minutes of Exercise a day, helping you reach the recommended 150 minutes/week.  This makes “10,000 Steps” a great goal for the average person, but doesn’t automatically make you healthy & fit! If aiming for a certain number helps motivate you to be more active, then please count those steps!  However, […]

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Sore Muscles?

soremuscles (2)  EXERCISE! It’s tempting to skip when sore, but movement promotes blood circulation which means quicker healing!  Listen to your body – you might try a slower pace or a recovery workout such as yoga. EAT A POST-WORKOUT SNACK such as blueberries and be sure to stay hydrated! FOAM ROLLERS help to loosen and relax muscles. ESSENTIAL […]

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 […]


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Stressed? Work it out!

Monday Motivation: Exercise is your #1 stress-fighting weapon: Head to the gym for a high-energy workout Power walk with a friend Go for a run Relax with Yoga You will boost your endorphins while enjoying some time away from the situation.  Some studies have shown that this post-workout calm can last up to 2 whole […]
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