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Oct
15
What a great day in the mountains!

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Thanks to everyone who made it out to our wilderness hike!

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Sep
25
We've Chosen A Date For Our Day Hike!

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We will be meeting at Park East Fitness at 6AM on October 13th. All the details are posted in the studio. Also, feel free to email Trey at:

trey@parkeastfitness.com

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Sep
24
Group Hike!

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We are looking at dates in October. Sign up board is located in the studio.


Jun
27
Nov
07
Your Weight Can Determine Your Life Expectancy

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A recent study of over 2 million people showed that people with both high and low BMI readings can expect to shorten their lives by about 4 years.
BMI or Body Mass Index is a calculation which generally estimates an appropriate weight for oneself based on one's height. It is used by medical and health professionals. A simple Google search for BMI Calculator can help find out your optimum range.
An appropriate eating strategy and exercise plan are key components to balanced health and wellness.
Read the complete story here:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46031332


Aug
29
Cardio Or Strength First?

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People always ask which is better to do first when working out...cardio or strength? Some say that one way burns more fat, while the other optimizes muscle growth. There is no conclusive evidence to show that one way is better than the other.

That being said, starting your workout with light cardio for about five minutes is a good way to start. Moving on to strength/weights before finishing with the appropriate, full-length cardio routine will insure that you won't run out of gas.


Jul
20
Strength Training Enhances Mood


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The many benefits of regular strength training are well known. Most people are aware that it will help you lose weight, build muscle, keep bones strong, and the list goes on.


Fewer people are aware of the positive, psychological effects strength training has on your well being. Studies published in the American Journal Of Lifestyle Medicine go on to show a positive effect in the following areas of well being:



  • Lowered Anxiety

  • Enhanced Brain Cognition

  • Lowered Levels Of Depression

  • Lowered Leveles Of Fatigue

  • Enhanced Self-Esteem

  • Improved Sleeping Patterns



Read the full reference article:


https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/RTandMentalHealth.html



May
12
Regular Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp


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A recent analysis of research at the University of Canberra shows that regular exercise keeps one's mind sharp for people after the age of 50. Regular exercise was shown to improve thinking and memory skills.



It is speculated that the positive effects are the result of increased levels of blood and oxygen to the brain that aid in the formation of new neurons and connections.


Apr
27
Representing @ UCLA!


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Here's a shout out to Ron seen here representing Park East while running the bleachers at UCLA...whoop!




Apr
26
Lighter Weights Vs. Heavier Weights


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It has long been thought that strength training performed using heavier weights where the muscle fatigue is reached between 8-12 reps was the only way to build muscle. However, a recent study conducted at McMaster University found that there is another way to get the physique you want.


The study followed two groups of experienced weight lifters. One group followed the traditional formula of strength training. The second group performed the same exercises over a period of a few months, but the second group lifted lighter weights. This group reached muscle fatigue between 20-25 reps.



The two groups saw the same results in muscle tone in nearly all exercises. This is good news for many people lo...