It seems like everyone these days realizes the importance of regular exercise at your local gyms, but still many use the excuse of not having enough time. Well, what if you were able to get some of your exercises down while you’re at work? Would you then be able to get more workouts in? It would certainly remove one of the most common excuses, right?
Well, in fact there are ways to get your exercising done at work, and skip the trip to the local gyms. Of course, it depends on where you work and… Continue reading
It’s the goal of many people who start exercising: getting rid of that excess belly fat and slimming down around the waist. But, even though many try to achieve this goal, it still remains elusive. Why is it so hard to lose that belly fat? Well, for starters a lot of excess fat is deposited in the area covering the abdominal muscles, so if you have a little excess flab it will likely show up there. Another reason is that most people don’t spend nearly enough time at the health club to burn off the… Continue reading
Healthy living is something that everyone aspires to, but many of us don’t really know how to get there. Yeah, we may know the basics of healthy living: nutrition, fitness, rest. But, most of us need to learn some small steps that we can take, some tips to actually help us achieve better health. That’s why Fort Collins Club offers health seminars at the fitness club, so that we can help our members improve their nutrition and health. But, what about those of us that just don’t have the time to attend a seminar and… Continue reading
Boxing is an excellent way to stay sharp and in shape. It also offers one of the rawest forms of one-on-one competition available in sport. And, contrary to popular belief, there is more to the sport than just learning how to punch. If you are interested in fighting sports like boxing, there are a number of great ways to get involved and stay in shape by taking up these great competitive sports.
The first thing you will want to do is look at local gyms and take stock of their fitness facilities, in terms of… Continue reading
Training for a marathon can be a particularly grueling experience. If you’ve never run a marathon before (and even if you have) you can expect to be training and working a personal fitness program focused on building distance and stamina for 10 months to a year prior to race day. It takes dedication, persistence, intelligence and mental toughness to be able to go through the rigorous training and fitness testing that is required for getting prepared to run the grueling 26.2 mile race that is the modern marathon. So, before you get started it’s best… Continue reading
There seems to be a new trend which is budding on the east coast in the form of new ‘hardcore’ fitness clubs that take inspiration from military boot camps and other rigorous fitness styles to promote a more intense and highly-disciplined focus to group fitness and personal training. Many of these gyms are either run, owned or staffed by former military personnel who have seen the benefits of these rigorous workouts while engaging in fitness training in the armed forces and have decided to bring these benefits to the masses.
Some of these ‘hardcore’ fitness… Continue reading
If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, or hanging around the health club you may have noticed references to health seminars. But, what exactly are these seminars? Well, quite simply, they are what they sound like. In other words, a health seminar is a class put on by a professional that provides education on healthy living. You can expect topics like nutrition, exercise advice, fitness tips to be covered by experts in the field and you can also expect to learn a lot about how to take better care of your body and live a… Continue reading
Running is an excellent exercise. In fact, there are few exercises that provide as much benefits to your body as running (swimming is another that is a very good all-around exercise). At your local fitness club, we have seen the huge benefits of the king of cardio exercises–running. But, there are some things to be aware of before you decide to start a new running routine and strap on your running shoes to head out. First of all, as with any other exercise, the potential of injury does exist when you are running if you… Continue reading
There is a new form of Pilates training that is becoming popular which is known as SLT Pilates, or more colloquially as ‘Pilates on crack’. This form of the popular fitness program uses a higher-paced more intense version of the popular workout to up the intensity and the appeal for many people. With its increased intensity, the SLT Pilates class has earned nickname well.
Many people associate the Pilates fitness program with a more zen-like approach to concentration and coordination, but while this is true of some Pilates classes, it certainly isn’t the case with… Continue reading
This may be one of the coolest things you have seen today (or perhaps all week), especially if you are into climbing, and in particular–ice climbing. It appears that the owner of a farm on the outskirts of Cedar Falls, Iowa has decided to re-purpose an 8-story tall grain silo for winter fun. That’s right, the owner of the silo has started a tradition where they spray the silo with water in the winter in order to create an enormous and epic wall of ice that can be scaled by ice climbers.
The ice climbing… Continue reading