Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Exercising those hard areas…

Monday, October 29th, 2012

What can I do to exercise my hard to tone areas like, my upper thighs and buttocks?

Unfortunately, you cannot spot reduce, but you can use our virtual trainer to tighten and tone any area. (more…)

Relaxation Response Exercise

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Here are some relaxation exercise that are great for stress management, pain, blood pressure control, emotional problems, and insomnia. (more…)

Fiscal fitness. Part 2

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Decide on a time frame. Are you going to make cuts immediately as in a crisis situation or over a longer period, such as a few weeks? Clarify what areas will be affected. Targets may be set in specific areas, such as a reduction in maintenance costs by 10 percent, or may encompass all areas, thus, involving everyone in the facility. (more…)

Fiscal fitness. Part 1

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

In the fitness industry, we know a lot about fat reduction. We know that reducing the fat from our food while maintaining a nutritious diet is necessary to keep our bodies healthy and that a lean body functions most efficiently. But there’s another type of reduction that is equally important to us as fitness facility managers — cost reduction. (more…)

Cyber Training

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Online personal training has become increasingly popular among exercisers. Offering your clients cyber training may increase member retention and attract new members, as online services are cheaper and more accessible than hands-on training. (more…)

Neck Stretches Do all of these Stretches

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Neck “Pull Back” Stretch (Retraction) – Stand or sit facing a mirror straight on. Pull your head back away from the mirror, while not putting the head down or up. Hold the stretch 10 seconds. Increase the stretch to 15 seconds after 3 weeks and to 20 seconds after another 3 weeks. Perform the stretch twice. (more…)

Program Philosophy

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

There are three key points that can help fuel community awareness about your program.

Sedentary people need to exercise. There is really no debate about this. Sedentary employees are a risk to themselves and their employer. (more…)

Robin’s Journal: Week 9. Part 2

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I feel a little discouraged by this, yet a little energized at the same time: I am so close to reaching my first mini-goal of breaking two hundred pounds! Since I was told to take it easy this weekend, I am going to limit my exercise Saturday and Sunday to some light walking, but try to eat well to mitigate any bad effects. I think everything should be back to normal Monday when I go back to work. (more…)

Robin’s Journal: Week 9. Part 1

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Hi y’all!

I’m sorry that I don’t have a real food or exercise diary this week. My surgery went very well, but typing is tough with my right arm in a cast. I wasn’t able to do a regular diary, but I did write up a short journal entry for this week. I hope it is acceptable. (more…)

Skipping Exercise is Harmful to your Mood

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Missing exercise for a day or two can make your regular-exerciser clients cranky. I think this is good news: Not only does it give me a convenient excuse for my low level of enthusiasm while my lumbar disk surgery was mending, but the research that documented this crankiness raised good evidence that exercise actually causes improvements in mood. (more…)