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Jun
12
Park East Squares Winner!!

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Marcela is our winner for Park East Squares where getting in shape wins you prizes!

Marcela's participation in spin classes won her dinner for two at Nick's On Second!


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Oct
04
Exercise Your Way To Stress Relief

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The Mayo Clinic recommends exercise as a great relief to stress. Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.
Any kind of exercise like cardio, strength training or yoga can achieve those benefits. The act of focused exercise and movement is a type of moving mediation which calms the mind. Regular exercise builds self-confidence which will give you a sense of command over your life.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/exercise-and-stress/art-20044469

Aug
22
Benefits Of Charting Exercise

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Keeping track of your exercise program has many benefits. Logging your progress uncovers gains made which may not seem apparent. Things like weight loss and gains in strength change in small increments over weeks and months. Those changes can sometimes be better seen when looking at the bigger picture.


Jan
25
Get A Stronger Core With TRX Straps!




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TRX Suspension Training is a great way to change up your workout routine. It allows your body to use its own weight as resistance. The functional movements done on the straps are both challenging and fun. The dynamics of these exercises help activate core muscles more than traditional exercise.





Your core muscles aren't just your abdominals. Core muscles also include your hips, lower back and chest. Not only does incorporating core exercises into your workout help you look and feel great, but it also helps with functional ability, improved posture and injury prevention.



Jan
18
How Yoga Can Help Your Fitness Plan


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The benefits of adding yoga to your workout routine are many. In addition to the physical benefits listed below, yoga helps with relaxation, insomnia and overall wellbeing.



  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism

  • Weight reduction

  • Cardio and circulatory health

  • Improved athletic performance

  • Protection from injury


It's no wonder that many professional sports teams are adding yoga to their top-level programs. Brooklyn Nets' seven-time NBA All Star Joe Johnson cites his yoga workout as the most crucial workout in his program.


Get personalized attention in adding yoga to your program in Long Beach, CA at:


www.flowlb...


Jan
12
Lift Your Libido - Exercise and Sex


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Studies show that losing excess weight can stimulate arousal in both men and women.


Cardiovascular exercise increases blood flow, contributing to overall stamina. It also promotes healthy erectile function in men. Strength training raises men's testosterone which leads to heightened arousal.


A 2008 study conducted at Florida Atlantic University found that physical activity was shown to prime a woman’s body for sexual activity by making her more sensitive to touch and increases the enjoyment of orgasms.


Looking to spice up your 2017? It starts at the gym!


Jan
10
Benefits Of HIIT Workout - High Intensity Interval Training

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HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training has many benefits over other exercise modalities. HIIT, also known as Tabata, was developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata as head of the Japanese speed skating training protocol.



Short in duration but intense bouts of exercises are followed by a short rest of ten seconds. This sequence is repeated through a series of exercises, which results in benefits to both the aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (strength) systems. That means one can obtain fat loss without having to experience the muscle loss often associated with long cardio sessions.


The quick pace of this style of workout makes it very engaging and interactive. Many people find that the time seems to fly by!...


Jan
10
Try Our New HIIT Circuit Workout!


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Join us Saturday mornings at 8AM for our new HIIT Circuit small-group class! It is geared for all levels, and it lasts 50 minutes. Call us at 562-342-4334 to schedule your first class FREE!




Jan
09
Successful New Year's Resolutions In 4 Steps


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The start of a new year is a great time to reflect upon accomplishments and challenges from the past year. In doing so, we instinctively look to the coming year to "clean up" those unfinished goals we might still be working on. This can be a very constructive process, and should be fully embraced with all the emotions that rock the boat this time of year. However, one should be aware of some of the pitfalls that surface around this time.



1. Envision yourself at this same time a year from now. Avoid short-term goals that don't include a long-term vision for your future of life-long self-enrichment.


2. Be conservative and consistent in your planning. Losing 20 lbs. in a month isn't very realist...


Dec
09
Health Benefits Of Indoor Cycling / Spin


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The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 3 to 5 days of cardio each week. It recommends sessions lasting for 30 to 60 minutes. This frequency and length of aerobic exercise has been shown to provide maximal benefits to the body including weight loss and increased bone density. Regular cardio sessions also help increase energy levels while helping improve overall sleep. Decreasing one's risk for heart disease and cholesterol levels are other benefits.