Fitness Through The Ages

But don’t physical fitness needs change as we grow older? Not that much, it turns out. Todd Miller, an associate professor in the Department of Exercise Science at George Washington University, says whether you’re 20 years old or 60, you will need a combination of cardio and strength training to keep your heart and muscles in good shape and your weight under control. The one difference may be that strength training becomes more crucial for everyday functional fitness as you get older. “A big issue as you age is the risk of falling. And strength training that builds muscle power helps prevent falls,” he says.
Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sc-health-0904-fitness-aging-20130904,0,4379408.story

Miami-Dade Residents Get Boot-Camp Fit with Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program

Its de-centralized, open source approach makes it free to anyone who wants to do it at home since the “W.O.D” (workout of the day) is posted online for free. Randy Hetrick, creator of the TRX , another one of the greatest fitness trends of the past decade, says: “The W.O.D. was a stroke of genius. But it’s also a double-edged sword. Quality control is tough since it’s free to the masses … It may not be appropriate for everybody.” CrossFit also has its fair share of detractors who cringe at newbies attempting the W.O.D. at home without professional supervision.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-s-brown/fitness-trends_b_3770146.html

Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing (or Not)?

I opened Lacombe Fit Body Boot Camp one year ago in hopes to create a community where we can inspire and motivate each other to reach our highest potential. I have made it my mission to help 3,000 local Lacombe residents get active. I can proudly say one year later we are changing lives and having a ton of fun in the process.” Harty admits that she got into personal training because the hectic family life she was leading in her 20’s made it impossible for her to lose the “baby weight’ in the years that followed her pregnancy. She says, “I tried many different forms of exercise in an attempt to regain my self confidence, but I never achieved results that were satisfactory. In fact, the experience left me feeling even more frustrated that despite my efforts I was still not as healthy as I desired.” After finally losing the weight and getting in shape through hard work and training, Harty became passionate about fitness and decided to share her passion with Lacombe by opening up a Fit Body Boot Camp in the area. She explains, “My dream is to share with the community of Lacombe my excitement and passion for health and fitness.
Source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/Lacombe-Fitness-Center-Celebrates-One-Year-Anniversary-20130904

Fitness trends that will be sure to improve your workout

Recently, weight and cardio equipment was purchased and a fitness area was put in place along the side the track, where batting cages once stood. The fitness area includes free weights, along with all new equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes. The recreation departments have also hired a full staff to run the show and have drastically increased hours of operation. All this has come with no increase in membership costs to district residents. Wildcat Sport & Fitness now operates as early as 5:30 a.m.
Source: http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2013/09/wildcat_sport_fitness_official.html

New fitness facilities now open at Tempe, Downtown Phoenix campuses

For more information on Adventure racing checkout our previous post 2) Spinning- Spinning classes are usually held in an indoor cycling room. Riders can burn anywhere from 500-700 calories per class. The classes use high-energy music and inspirational trainers (we hope), helping you to push through the class. Be sure to sign up ahead of time in order to reserve a bike and guarantee a spot in the class. 3) Dance-infused classes- After the rise of Zumba, the creation of other cardio dance inspired classes have gained popularity. These classes include, Doonya and GROOV3. Doonya is a Bollywood dance based class that is sure to get you moving.
Source: http://www.nj.com/healthfit/fitness/index.ssf/2013/09/fitness_trends_that_will_be_sure_to_improve_your_workout.html


12 fitness-friendly hotel chains

TheSun Devil Fitness Complexwill offer health and wellness resources to help participants be fit in all aspects of life. Apply to participate by completing the onlineapplication . Applications are due by Aug. 28. Limited space is available. Participants will receive free services valued at more than $250, including: pre- and post-fitness assessments To learn more, visit the Commit to Be Fit: Well Devils Edition website . The Cardio Challenge is acompetition between the four Sun Devil Fitness facilities to see which one can accumulate the most cardio minutes logged onSun Devil Fitness Complexcardio machines.
Source: https://asunews.asu.edu/20130904-fitness-complex-tempe-downtown

Lacombe Fitness Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Element Hotels Pedal off those vacation calories when you stay at Starwood’s eco-wise brand. Through a program called Bikes-to-Borrow, you can cruise the local area on a complimentary bike. If Mother Nature isn’t cooperating, head to the fitness center where you’ll find pedal-powered charging stations, allowing you to charge your electronic devices with your own sweat. Trump Hotel Collection Call it a luxurious way to maintain your fitness. Thanks to Trump’s new wellness program, you can request equipment like yoga mats, stretch bands and light weights for use in your room.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2013/09/04/hotel-fitness-workout-rooms-bike-rental/2758823/

Wildcat Sport & Fitness officially opened: Messen’ Around

Ian Cummings, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who operates boot-camp style classes at Deerwood-Bonita Lakes Park, will also be among the first hired. More and more, well-respected companies are keenly aware of the economic, social and health benefits of investing in parks and parks programming, said Dick Anderson, President of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. Thanks to Coca-Cola and NRPA, this opportunity will directly impact the health and wellness of Miami-Dade residents and enable our parks and recreation to continue providing leadership in health and wellness. About The Coca-Cola Foundation Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to support global sustainable community initiatives, including water stewardship, community recycling, active, healthy living, and education. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_coke.html .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/miami-dade-residents-boot-camp-153100824.html

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