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Hive Featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine

April 17th, 2013


We hope you’ve been following our pregnancy and fitness series over the past few months in Buffalo Spree Magazine.  If you’ve missed it, the popular Buffalo magazine has been following the pregnancies of our two members and mommies, Erika and Lisa.

In the April 2013 issue, the focus is about the different stages of pregnancy and the steps moms need to take to stay safe and healthy during exercise.  The spotlight is also on Hive’s prenatal program.

Our prenatal program at Hive grew out of an interest that newly pregnant women and women who had recently given birth were expressing to their trainers – that they wanted to be fit during pregnancy and get their pre-baby bodies back faster.

Hive’s prenatal program includes one-on-one training, physical therapy, prenatal exercise classes and massage.  In this photo you see Physical Therapist Dr. Calabrese Vaeth helping Dr. Lisa Gelman-Koessler overcome a pelvis alignment issue.

We hope you pick up this month’s issue of Buffalo Spree to check out how our mommies are doing.  They’re in the home stretch and the little bundles of joy will be delivered this Spring.

If you would like more information about our prenatal programs, call us at 625.4483.

Calendar of Events March 2013

March 4th, 2013

We have an exciting line up of fashion and fitness events planned for March 2013.  Check out the calendar below…

Saturday, March 2nd
New Prenatal Exercise Class Session Begins
This prenatal fitness class will meet Saturday mornings from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m for 6 consecutive weeks. For details visit the prenatal page on our website.  You can join in any time.

Tuesday, March 12th
Look for our deal on Living Social
For now, it’s a secret!  Check back for details.

Saturday, March 16th
March Madness Boot Camp
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
March madness is in full swing.  Instead of watching the games on the couch, join us for this special bracket style boot camp.  You’ll sweat, you’ll swear and you will be sure to have a lot of fun.  Grab a friend and sign up at the front desk.

Thursday, March 21st
Spring Fashion Week at hive kicks off with Adidas by Stella McCartney
Spring Preview & Trunk Show
Tony Walker and hive lifespan are teaming up once again to bring you this unique fitness and fashion event!

Schedule of events:

  • 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Adidas by Stella McCartney Spring Preview & Trunkshow
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Explicit Spin instructed by Eileen Fitzgibbons
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Boot Camp at the Barre — Featuring Rachel Sunley of Bridezilla Bootcamp & Brookelyn Christopher
  • 7:15- 8:15 p.m. Power Vinyasa instructed by Gail Culligan
Cocktails & Lite Bites provided by Giancarlo’s

American Heart Month: Tips To Keep Your Ticker Strong

February 19th, 2013

hivelovesyouOn February 1st, the American Heart Association kicked off the month with National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about the number one killer of women in this country – heart disease.

Did you know that heart disease kills more women than all the cancers combined!? A lot of people think of heart disease as an “old man’s” disease, but that’s just not the case.

To help the AHA in its quest to fight heart disease, we put together a list of some simple steps you can take to keep your ticker strong and improve your overall heart health.

  1. Quit smoking and avoid second hand smoke. According to the AHA, smoking is one of the most preventable causes of premature death. The benefits of quitting smoking can be seen after just 20 minutes! If you want to live a long life—you can’t smoke. Period.
  2. Know these numbers. When it comes to your heart health, it’s really important to know the following numbers:
    • Cholesterol – You can be in peak physical condition but still have high cholesterol. That’s because in addition to diet causing high cholesterol, it can also be inherited. According to the Mayo Clinic, “It’s important to keep your cholesterol levels within healthy limits. If you have other risk factors for developing heart disease, you need to be even more careful — especially with your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol level.” This is why it’s so important to find out and discuss your cholesterol levels with your doctor.
    • Blood Pressure – Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. Overall, the more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Here is a chart of healthy ranges for blood pressure.
    • Weight – People who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for heart disease and other related illnesses. Your doctor will be able to tell you if your weight is under, normal, over or if you are in the obese range. Further, your doc can give you a better idea of how to lose weight and get back in a healthy range. To determine your body mass index or measure of body fat based on height and weight check a online BMI Calculator.
  3. Watch your salt intake. According to the Heart Association, 97 percent of Americans are getting more than twice the amount they should be getting, and our average daily intake of more than 3,400 mg contributes to cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney stones, asthma, osteoporosis and gastric cancer. Avoid processed foods. Take the salt shaker off the table. And fill your diet with whole fruits, vegetables, grains and lean proteins.
  4. Get physical. In your life, your heart will do more work than any muscle in your body. So it goes without saying that exercise is so important. In general, aim to get about 30 minutes of moderate exercise in each day. Your body needs strength training and cardiovascular exercise. Don’t know where to start? Our coaching staff can recommend an exercise regimen that can fit your lifestyle. Think exercise is boring? Try something new like spinning, Barre class, yoga, Gravity or TRX. Group classes are a great way to shake things up.

A healthy heart starts with a healthy lifestyle. At Hive Lifespan, we have a knowledgeable staff of trainers and nutritionists who can work with you to meet your unique health, wellness and fitness goals. A small step each day can result in a healthy and long life.

This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health.

Sources used to write this article:
7 Resolutions to Improve Heart Health in 2013
Cholesterol levels: What numbers should you aim for?
Healthy Blood Pressure

Prenatal Exercise Class Session

January 14th, 2013

There’s still time to join our winter prenatal exercise session!

Staying active during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for you and your baby.   Knowing which exercises are safe and beneficial are very important when your pregnant.

We just launched a new series of prenatal exercise classes at our health club located in East Amherst.  Classes are taught by Jenna Calabrese-Vaeth who has her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT) from Marymount University.

Prenatal Exercise Classes will be offered for 6 weeks starting on Saturday, January 12th through Saturday, February 16th.  Each class is one hour long, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m..  You can join in at any time during the 6 weeks.

Call 625-4483 to sign up.

$10 per class for members
$12 per class for non-members

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