Hello to all of our fitness family! As you may see, we are going to keep you all updated on the latest information and pictures about the expansion here at Fitness Results! Even if you cannot picture working out in the new area just yet, it will be ready very soon! Luckily as well, we have some pictures for you all so that you can get a glimpse of the new construction and get your imagination and your mind a head-start toward your fitness goals.
..And Just like that…the construction of the expansion to Fitness Results begins!!! It is the first day of construction and we are very excited! This is the beginning of more and more fitness fun for all of our Fitness Family! In case you didn’t know, there is going to be a rock wall for climbing and lots more space for our Kangoo Classes and Fitness Boot Camp. Keep in mind as well that we are going to be training with TRX suspension trainers in a group setting as well. There will be something for all tastes. We here at Fitness Results just want to make sure that all our fitness family has a wide variety of ways to meet their fitness goals. Get ready! Construction will be complete very soon! We are building the ultimate exercise facility all to help YOU BUILD YOUR ULTIMATE BODY!!!
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
- Sit on the seat of a bench with dumbbells resting on the thighs, feet are flat on the floor
- Back is straight and trunk is stable (contract abdominals)
- Raise the DB’s to the shoulders palms facing out in front.
- Press dumbbells upward
- Do not arch the lower back, raise the hips, or push upward with the legs
- Continue pressing the dumbbells until the elbows are fully extended in line with shoulders.
- Lower the dumbbells in a slow and controlled movement back to your shoulders
- Keep the wrists rigid, abdominals stable.
Targeted Muscle: Shoulders
Machine Leg Press
- Place back against seat back and shoulders up against the shoulder pads.
- Feet about shoulder width apart or slightly greater
- Toes angled slightly outwards
- Keep abdominals strong and back pressed into machine
- Release weight, controlling the movement lower knees to chest
- Do not let knees drop, lower knees until they are parallel with the ledge where the feet are placed (if able)
- Keep back flat and don’t let the knees pass the toes when lowering the weight
- When lowering the weight, keep the knees in line with the toes; do not let them fall in or out
- Keeping weight evenly distributed between feet, extend legs straight up in a controlled forceful manner.
- Do not let the knees or toes lift up when pushing the weight back up
Targeted Muscle: Quadriceps, Hamstring, Glute, Gastrocnemius
Low Pulley Row
- Sit on the bench, upright position
- Feet on foot pads, knees slightly bent
- Grip handles, palms facing each other – returning to upright position
- Back straight and abdominals stable
- Pull your elbows back keeping them close to the body, to full contraction, your hands will follow
- Continue to keep your back straight and abdominals stable
- Slowly extend arms to return handles to starting position
- Back straight and abdominals stable
- Keeping strick form throughout exercise
Targeted Muscle Group: Mid Back – Lats
Primary Muscle Used: Latissimus Dorsi, Deltoid Muscles
What if you went to your doctor because you were not feeling very well and upon completion of a thorough examination, the doctor simply prescribes a healthy workout regimen and nutritious meal plan as your treatment? It seems as though this is going to become a more frequent occurrence for preventative healthcare. As more and more individuals realize that they are not living very healthy lifestyles which could inevitably bring about diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, they may also be realizing that some form of self treatment is not that difficult to implement. Does it really take a doctor to tell someone that they need to eat healthy foods and exercise in order to prevent sickness? Whether it does or not, that is what doctors are going to be doing as is explained in an LA Times article published on the 9th of January 2013 by Melissa Healy.
Basically, the article explains that those that are obese and/or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes will be “prescribed” the Diabetes Prevention Program. This program simply consists of a 12 week session in which a coach teaches the individuals to lose five to seven percent of their body weight, limit fat and caloric intake, track and control portion size and overall food intake, and ensure that they are getting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.
Those that participated in and adhered to the aforementioned program were able to reach weight loss goals in approximately three months and were able to maintain a healthy weight for more than a year. The results were that they mitigated their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58 percent, as was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002.
This article also touches on how the government might implement these practices in regard to healthcare and insurance. For example, these programs for weight loss and lifestyle modification will be available to patients through their health insurance. So health insurance could essentially pay for your gym membership. The take-away from that would be that in utilizing these preventative techniques, the government will be preventing illness rather than treating it at a greater cost later on.
Nonetheless, we all need to eat healthy, nutrient rich, properly portioned meals. it is also very important that we exercise regularly. We don’t need to visit a doctor to figure that out. Visit your local gym and talk to a Personal Trainer. They can help you on your way to a much healthier lifestyle, not to mention diabetes prevention before it becomes a concern at all. There is a saying that goes like this: “If you do not make time for exercise now, you will have to make time for illness later!” Make time to live a healthy lifestyle NOW.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well maybe so, maybe not. I guess it all depends on how you use it. According to an article published in Yahoo Sports on the 27th of December 2012, titled, “The Greatest Weight Loss Myth Ever Told,” we should be skipping breakfast in order to lose weight. The article states that the “greatest myth” is that breakfast IS the most important meal of the day and that we shouldn’t go without it.
The basic premise for this type of behavior is to decrease overall caloric intake. Well okay. Theoretically speaking a decrease in overall caloric intake should create a situation that induces weight loss. This seems rather logical if you ask me. However, in the article it explains the consideration of a study taken from Nutrition Journal in 2011 that provided evidence that of test subjects, the more calories that were consumed for breakfast, meant more calories consumed for the entire day. In comparison, with a smaller breakfast with fewer calories, or eating no breakfast at all, there was overall fewer calories consumed for the entire day.
So basically what the article concludes is that those individuals that desire to lose weight could or should consider reducing the size and/or calories in their breakfast meal. Keep in mind that this is only recommended as a simple adjustment to easily lose weight. Logical, right? The less calories consumed, the less possible fat storage.
Excellent! I highly recommend NOT skipping breakfast completely. Not eating is not a healthy way to lose weight. This will make you very hungry later on and increase the probability that you will over eat later on. Then when you do in fact fill yourself, the body remembers that it doesn’t like to feel hungry and since you are in the habit of skipping meals, why not store some fat for energy later.
The best way to tackle this concern without going hungry is to break those meals into smaller portions and eat more frequently. For example instead of having only breakfast, lunch, and dinner, break those meals down to their actual serving sizes first of all. When you do this you might think that you will probably still be hungry after eating. This may be because you are used to eating larger, less frequent meals until you are full. This needs to change. You are going to now have a healthy snack in between breakfast and lunch and then again between lunch and dinner. This continued consumption of much smaller portions of food with fewer calories throughout the day will keep your metabolism going because you are continually feeding your body. Therefore your body will not feel it needs to store fat because it is consuming and burning energy consistently. You can still reduce your overall caloric intake without going hungry or missing meals. To be honest with you, I am starving when I wake up. My body spent all night utilizing any nutrients from the prior day’s food consumption. The first thing on my mind when I wake up is FOOD! However, I exercise first then eat a healthy breakfast.
If you would like to know more about healthy ways to eat to lose weight, then you should look into the following article: “Eat to Boost Metabolism and All-Day Energy: Meal Planning Guide & Recipes.” This article provides an example of exactly what I described for breaking down and distributing meals for weight loss. But don’t take my word for it. I encourage you to try these methods for yourself and see what works best. I also encourage you to read the comments below the first article.
When ever you are able to get some exercise in, it is definitely something great! Weekends are a wonderful time to take a break from the busy work days of the week. One of the best things that you can do with your Saturday is to make sure that you get your exercise in. It is a more relaxing time to exercise because you are not on anyone’s timeline but your own. When you have a great place to go and great friends to exercise with, it makes it even better.
Today at Fitness Results we had a wonderful time with our FREE fitness boot camps for the month of December! We had two classes this morning, one from 7 am – 8 am that provided a nice, early Saturday morning exercise session that got hearts pumping and muscles working. The second free session was from 8 am – 9 am which also made for an intense morning eye-opener! Not only did our boot-campers receive some excellent training to get their weekend started off right, but it was free of charge and will be the remaining Saturdays until the end of December.
The boot-campers and fitness friends were introduced to the Kangoo Jumps in our first Kangoo Clinic. They were familiarized and exercised, and had a blast learning the Kangoo Jumps techniques and procedures. We cannot wait until we kick-off the classes! That is why we are offering our Kangoo Clinics also free of charge each Saturday for the remainder of December from 9 am – 10 am, to demonstrate how to use the rebound exercise shoes that we love so much.
If you didn’t get to come this Saturday there are still two more free Saturdays in the month of December. Hope to see you there! Come to exercise and stay for the Kangoo Jumps familiarization! See you next Saturday! Same times, same place!
Rebound exercise is “The most efficient, effective and pleasant exercise ever devised by man.” – N.A.S.A
Fitness Results is excited to introduce Kangoo Jumps and classes. Kangoo Jumps is a motivating rebound exercise for a new way to Boot Camp! Fitness Results will begin offering these fun, exciting, up beat classes at our newly expanded gym in Upland starting after the 1st of the year. Your probably asking yourself “what are Kangoo Jumps?” That is a great question, Kangoo Jumps is the new craze sweeping across Europe, and just recently introduced to the United States. This revolutionary new fitness shoe has a patented Impact Protection System. This system actually reduces ground impact is by up to 80%, putting less strain on your knees, back, and joints. You will feel better
not only about your workout, but also about yourself through the natural release of Endorphin-the hormone of happiness. Basically you can exercise for a shorter period of time, burn more calories, and reduce the risk of injury.
Now you’re thinking, “Okay, what type of exercises will I be doing with these shoes?” Another great question! Our sessions will vary from outdoor Boot Camp structure to indoor high-aerobic and anaerobic plyometric movements. Now don’t let words like “Plyometric Training” stop you from experiencing Fitness Results and Kangoo Jumps classes. Normal Plyometric training consists of repeated movements with numerous contractions of the muscles that require maximal effort. That type of Plyometric training can cause overtraining and a higher risk of injury. Kangoo Jumps are not normal fitness shoes, they reduce your risk of injury. While wearing these shoes, an individual can train
at a higher intensity more often and with less chance of injury. Kangoo Jumps are a great addition to the Fitness Results family to help you reach your goals. Kangoo Jumps, to the beat of the most popular music and our fun outgoing instructors is the perfect recipe for your Fitness Results!
The Kangoo Jumps do have more to offer than just the Impact Protection System.
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Jump start the Lymphatic System- In some parts of the body, lymph fluid actually crystallizes into cellulite (which we know is hard to get rid of)
- Increase endurance (VO2 max) of the cardiovascular system
- Increase energy level- Most exercises are too strenuous for people who lack training Non strenuous, shorter training sessions will increase your energy levels
- Face lift effect- as the cells in your body are repeatedly shortening and lengthening, they become stronger, thicker and firmer
- Promotes good posture and core strength
- Helps prevent osteoporosis
Sign up while spots are still available for what N.A.S.A. says is:
“The most efficient, effective and pleasant exercise ever devised by man!”
Start off your New Years Resolution right with our Introductory Kangoo Jumps Group exercise Special Offer! Available for a limited Time!
Buy 10, thirty-minute (30 min) sessions for $100 and Get 1 Session FREE!
Buy 20, thirty-minute (30 min) sessions for $200 and Get 2 sessions FREE!
Shoe rental: $3.00 per session.
Kangoo Jumps Shoe Sale!
Buy your own pair of Kangoo Jumps to use in our classes, on the road, and in the comfort of your own home!
Holiday Sales Price of $183.00 – that’s a 20% savings OFF Retail!
Kangoo Jumps also makes a great gift for the holidays. Remember this sale is for a limited time, shoe sale ends January 1, 2013
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Are you getting older and can’t remember the little things in life like where you left your keys or what you had for dinner the night before? Good news… Did you know that a moderate amount of exercise actually stimulates part of the brain that is connected with memory retention? This can help you improve your mental thought process and decrease the amount of those “Senior Moments” and make them become few and far between!
Check out this great article from All Headline News.