fitness

stay safe in the summertime heat!

As the temperatures are heating up, it’s important to stay safe in the sun! Here are three tips to make sure your summer is enjoyable!

  1. Plan Ahead
  2. Avoid exercising outdoors during the hottest hours of the day. This is typically between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. During the summer months it gets light out earlier and the sun doesn’t set till after 8 p.m. This leaves you plenty of time early or later in the day to enjoy the outdoors.

    When you are exercising in the heat

    • Wear light and loose, moisture-wicking clothing
    • Put on sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Drink plenty of water and make sure going into your exercise routine you are well hydrated.

The Right Way to Lose Weight

Who doesn’t want to lose a little—or a lot—of weight?

The International Food Information Council Foundation found that 77% of Americans want to lose weight. But what is the “right” way? It's a question many people are asking. Usually, more than once, since research shows up to two-thirds of those who diet regain all the weight they had lost, plus some.

With so much hype about this diet or that, people forget the most successful weight loss strategies have a much bigger picture in mind. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are some basic principles which will always ring true.

The best plans to lose weight will include these key factors:

Water Fitness in Winter? Yes!

Water fitness is known to be therapeutic, but it can also be a serious strength, cardio, and endurance workout for those who want the challenge! Water provides constant resistance in all directions of movement and it unloads the joint—what more could you want? 

5 Benefits of Water Fitness

  1. Relieve Stress - Studies show water decreases anxiety
  2. Burn Calories - 400–500/hour, depending on exercise
  3. Build Strength - Water has 4–42 times the resistance of air
  4. Reduce Impact - Ideal for arthritis, back and knee issues
  5. Have Fun - It's enjoyable—even when working hard

Check out the new class which will be begin January 8th, 2018!

Warm Up Your Winter: Hot Yoga

Stay warm this season with Hot Yoga

Looking for a new winter workout? Warm up with Mettler’s Hot Yoga as you stretch, strengthen, and tone in our heated studio.

Hot yoga is practiced in a “hot studio” heated to 95 degrees. Practicing yoga in a heated studio amplifies the health benefits yoga offers, including deeper stretches and injury prevention, while reducing stress and tension. Towels will be provided. Please bring water bottles. This is a fee-based class.

Discover the additional benefits that heat provides:

New Classes in 2018!

The start of a new year (nearly upon us) brings with it the perfect opportunity to re-start or freshen-up a fitness routine. Try one or more of the new classes we're adding in 2018. (New classes begin the week of Monday, January 8th, 2018, unless otherwise stated.)

Included in Membership:

POUND – Mondays, 9am-9:45am
Introducing a unique and energizing class inspired by playing the drums. Using lightly-weighted drumsticks specifically designed for exercise, POUND is an incredibly effective workout. This class will involve a combination of standing and seated activity. Try it for yourself and improve your endurance!

Sunrise Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:45-6:45am
Flow into your day with an hour of breath-incorporated movements to help wake up the mind and body. A powerful flow will be offered as well as modifications for those who wish to take the morning a bit slower.

New Yoga: Yin & Strength

Check out these two new group exercise classes—a slow, meditative class and a strength-building flow.

Candlelight Yin Yoga
A slow, introspective form that applies moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body; the tendons, fascia, and ligaments, while increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Poses are held on the mat from 2–5 minutes in a calming candle lit atmosphere. This is a more meditative approach to yoga that aims to cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal interconnecting quality. Candlelight will be added to enhance relaxation.

Mondays from 7:30–8:30 p.m. in Studio A with Sarah V. (starting 10/30/2017)

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