Pilates class starts again this week, Thursday, August 6, 5:15 pm. A very supportive instructor and fun classmates make this a very worthwhile class.
Sign up today here.
And if your children are playing fall sports, now is the time to sign up for Sports/Youth Conditioning classes. We’ve had great results with the kids and young adults who worked out with us this summer!
How can we help you reach your fitness goals? Let’s talk!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
A question we get asked a lot is about our emphasis on strength training for weight loss. Here’s why it’s so important.
It’s impossible to lose weight without eating less calories than you’re using each day. And so what many people do is severely restrict the number of calories they eat. And the scale shows you’re losing weight.
But what’s happening behind the scenes is that you may also be losing muscle mass. Unfortunately, the scale can’t tell the difference between fat and muscle mass. And the more muscle mass you have, the more fat you can burn. So losing any muscle mass is a double whammy for health.
And that’s why we love strength training! It makes you a more efficient fat-burning machine. It forces the body to build up its muscle stores, which makes your metabolism more effective at using stored fat for energy.
So which days do you want to lift this week?
If you see it, you’ll eat it. If you don’t see it, you may stil eat it, but not as much. A study – dubbed Project M&M – found that when office managers placed M&Ms in opaque containers as opposed to glass ones, and gave healthier snacks like nuts and figs more prominent shelf space, M&M intake decreased by 3.1 million calories in just seven weeks.
So for most of us, the truth remains this: Out of sight, out of mind, out of mouth!
Just for this week
Make one healthy change in your nutrition habits. If sweets are a challenge for you, see if you go can one day without unhealthy snacks or desserts, knowing that you can have a treat – tomorrow. if you struggle with getting in enough water each day, spend one day measuring your intake.
We are all about making small changes that add up to big results.
When you’re in the gym this week, share with your trainer what one change you’ve made, and let us celebrate with you!