Fit tip of the Month
What it really takes
This month it's all about water. I know the long time amount has always been 6 8oz. cups. Well, that's good if you don't have an active lifestyle, but you do. It takes more, at least doubling that all the way to a gallon for the hardcore exercisers. Take heed of any sign, as in you stop sweating during exercise, that you may need water, and then rest and do not continue exercise, let the water do it's job. Keep looking for more Fit Tips
Taking supplements has become a staple for many fitness enthusiasts in every variety of activities from cycling to weightlifting. Supplements range from a multi-vitamin to holistic medicines used for many ailments. As with anything there are concerns and everyone should thoroughly research and ask a physician before taking any supplement. I personaly take oil of oregano for my allergies and it works, remember nature does provide nutrients and healing properties that we need
Balanced food makes for a balanced body
We all can relate keeping things PH balanced to swimming pools, well our bodies also have a PH balance and that keeps functions in our bodies properly woking. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/alkaline-foods-and-acid-foods-80-20-ratio.htm and http://www.ehow.com/list_6918928_foods-good-alkaline-ph-balance.html are two great starts to understanding why and what importance having a PH balanced diet is imperative to a healthy body.
February/ the couples' month
Workout with Your Significant Other
To celebrate Valentines and keep your fitness resolution here is a website with a workout for couples. Workingout with you spouse/Bf/Gf has shown to be a great way to bond. http://www.livestrong.com/article/216300-physical-exercises-for-couples/
Holy Moly It's the New Year
Ok so it's the new year, and we are gonna start this off easy. We want you to simply start by getting in here. This months tip is "Group Fitness". We have so many options to choose from yoga, zumba, boot camp, and plenty more. Group Fitness is a great way to have instant workout partners. We want you new year goals for fitness to be successful and workingout alone can easily curb your enthusiasm. Check out our online class schedule or pick up one from the front desk. HAPPY NEW YEAR, so let us help make a happy you.
The Holiday Rush
Stay With It
We know the holidays are some of the busiest times of the year. Get in the gym and do a quick workout, stay motivated. Something is better than nothing, the gains and maintenance you keep throughout the holidays will make you resolution and goals for the New Year easier to attain. Ask our training staff about quick workouts. Merry Christmas!
Weight Training versus Cardio Training
Myth Busters Series
Everyone knows weight training is great for muscle growth and bone mass, but many still think it can't hold a candle to cardio when it comes to fat burning or cardiovascular health. That's dead wrong. A University of Colorado study that compared the energy burn from calorie-matched bouts of stationary cycling and weight training found that both types of exercise burned the same amount of fat over a 24-hour period. So unless you're trying to boost your endurance and VO2 max, weight training can provide cardio benefits and trigger weight loss. Limit your rest between sets to 30 to 60 seconds to increase cardio benefit during weight training. Members schedule an orientation at the front desk to start you on a new route to burn fat just as good as cardio but also gets you stronger
DO CARBOHYDRATES CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN
The Carbohydrate Series
No. Calories cause weight gain. Excess calories from carbohydrates are not any more fattening than calories from other sources. Despite the claims of low-carb diets, a high-carbohydrate diet does not promote fat storage by enhancing insulin resistance. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that consuming a low-carbohydrate diet was associated with an increased likelihood of being overweight or obese. The lowest risk was found in those who consumed about half of their calories from carbohydrates.
Reference: American Dietetic Association