Thanks to everyone who made our Beach Boot Camp in Long Beach, CA, last Saturday! Our personal trainer Amit delivered a great HIIT workout fitness class under the beautiful SoCal sunshine. Our team rocked out a great workout and went above and beyond their personal trainer's expectations!
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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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.
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.
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.
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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!
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!...
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!
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...