Help us celebrate the holiday season and join us Saturday, December 13th for a day of complimentary fitness classes with our special guest, Dane Robinson! Cocktails and light bites will be available during the event. Be sure to pre-register to reserve your favorite class.
Glide 8:00 – 8:45am
Spinning 8:30 – 9:30am
Stretch 9:30 – 10:00am
Glide 9:00 – 9:45am
Spinning 9:45 – 10:45am
Power Vinyasa 10:00 – 11:15am
Hang Glide 10:00 – 10:45am
Hang Glide 11:00 – 11:45am
Glide 12:00 – 12:45am
Glide 1:00 – 1:45am
Glide 2:00 – 2:45am
Glide 3:00 – 3:45am
GET TO KNOW DANE ROBINSON:
Dane is the Fitness Director of the first ever GRAVITYStudio in Atlanta. As a GRAVITYMaster Trainer and certified professional by NASM, Dane lives to coach strong, dynamic, functional movement through his vibrant group sessions. Dane has been a professional football player in the AFL and IFL, and currently is taking his football experience to the coaching level as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Steam of the LFL.
One of the most challenging parts of maintaining a fitness regimen, is the actual maintenance – not losing your motivation, making sure that you get to the gym, and keeping it all going as a part of an overall health lifestyle.
Sticking with the fundamentals will yield results that are both quick, and at the same time, long-lasting. A successful program is one that includes proper rest, recovery and periodization (dividing your training program into smaller, progressive stages based on goals, performance, and ability). Although it may sound simple enough, this is in fact where most need to consult the expertise of a personal trainer. That’s why our perennial pick for top Fitness Trends is hiring a personal trainer.
Arm yourself with knowledge. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) tops the list for this year’s exercise trends. Opportunities for HIIT training are everywhere, from boot camp and tabata workouts to crossfit WODS. These programs can be highly effective for people interested in obliterating calories in short periods of time, but should not be the sole focus of anyone’s program. Former fitness trend chart-toppers from past years that have stood the test of time and are still highly effective include barre, spinning and power vinyasa yoga. Keep in mind – you don’t need to destroy yourself every time you’re in the gym
Begin a “Love Affair” with Cardio. Lately, it seems that cardio training has been getting a great deal of scrutiny, leading to some confusion about the best way to get your heart pumping. Remember, the “right kind” of cardio is one that you both enjoy, and which helps you reach your personal fitness and wellness goals. And, if you desire to jump into the 2014 HIIT training trend full bore, then building a solid aerobic base will help you realize the calorie-burning benefits that much better, and increase your stamina. Furthermore, cardio offers a myriad of well-researched benefits including reduced body fat and / or weight loss, better mental health, reduced incidence of heart disease and increased athletic performance.
Vary your program. This is where current fitness trends can be used to your advantage. Adding new unaccustomed programming helps keep your exercise routine fresh and exciting. Just be careful that your workout routine does not exclude one of the five key elements of physical activity; cardiovascular training, strength training, flexibility, core conditioning and balance. Many fitness trends focus on only one or two of these elements.
Fit is not a destination, it’s a way of life. All health and fitness goals require sustained motivation. Fitness is an adventure, not a destination, and you will enjoy the adventure much more if you make it your own versus being a slave to the most current trend.
Lately it seems that cardio training has been the recipient of a great deal of scrutiny leading to some confusion on what’s the best way to get your heart pumping. Remember, the “right kind” of cardio is one that you both enjoy and helps you reach your personal fitness and wellness goal. For example, if fat loss or muscle maintenance is your goal then a shorter, more intense interval style of training will prove most effective. However if running a marathon or cycling your first century is something you have always wished to complete then longer bouts of cardio and a structured base training program will be in order. So how much cardio do you need? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommendation is for most adults to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. So head outside for a walk, hop on the elliptical or crush a 30 minute tabata class, whatever you choose just start moving.
Start living the “sweat life”
Cardio not only has a powerful effect on our weight loss goals it also provides a myriad of well-researched and documented health benefits. Here are 5 reasons we have a love affair with cardio.
1. Reduced body fat and /or weight loss – The more calories you burn, the more fat you lose and short high intensity cardio workouts are virtual fat incinerators.
2. Better Mental Health – Cardio is a natural mood enhancer and an effective way to lower stress. Cardio has been shown in several studies to be an effective method for reducing symptoms of major depression.
3. As fitness goes up, the incidence of heart disease goes down – Several health factors associated with increased risk of heart disease including high blood pressure, high resting heart rate, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can be improved upon with cardio.
4. Perform Better – A conditioned cardio-respiratory system is more effective at sustaining activity and/ or recovering from it which allows you to play harder and longer.
5. It just feels good to sweat!
30 minute treadmill interval workout
When you’re not raring to go but in need of a quality cardio session, let this treadmill workout come to the rescue. Have fun!
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