When we think of nourishing our body, we often think of food. But there are many other ways to nourish our bodies. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important things to do to keep your body healthy and happy. This includes nutrition, fitness, stretching, hot and cold therapy, and more.
The food we eat is essential for our health. It provides us with the energy we need to function, the nutrients we need to build and repair our tissues, and the vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy.
When it comes to nutrition, it is important to make healthy choices most of the time. This means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It also means limiting processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
Exercise is another important part of nourishing your body. It helps to control weight, build muscle and bone, and improve cardiovascular health. It also helps to reduce stress and improve mood.
There are many different ways to get exercise. Find an activity that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
Stretching is an important part of any fitness routine. It helps to improve flexibility, range of motion, and circulation. It can also help to prevent injuries.
Aim to stretch for 10-15 minutes most days of the week. You can stretch before or after your workout, or as a separate activity.
Hot and Cold Therapy
Hot and cold therapy can be used to reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and promote healing.
Hot therapy is often used to treat muscle soreness, joint pain, and cramps. Cold therapy is often used to reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation.
Talk to your doctor about which type of therapy is right for you.
Other Ways to Nourish Your Body
In addition to nutrition, fitness, stretching, and hot and cold therapy, there are many other things you can do to nourish your body from the inside out. These include:
By taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally, you can create a foundation for a healthy and happy life.
Here are a few tips for success when it comes to managing your health:
Remember, it takes time and effort to make lasting changes. But it is worth it in the end. When you nourish your body you will feel better, have more energy, and in turn, be able to live your life to the fullest.
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Everyone starts somewhere on their fitness and wellness journey. The key is to find your reasoning for starting. Whether it’s to feel more energized, sleep better, or increase your PR in weight lifting. Don’t focus on how small the steps are, but keep in mind the end goal as you push through the little changes! Once you’re committed to your results, you’ll see the changes start to come!
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The first six weeks after birth, a mother’s body undergoes numerous changes and intense healing, known as the postpartum period. During this time, many mothers are eager to get back into a routine and find movement. But it will vary depending on the person and what workouts are best to implement into the first few weeks after childbirth.
It’s important to remember that you should be easing into the right types of workouts to achieve long-term success for your wellness journey.
Depending on your pregnancy and delivery, this will primarily determine when you can begin your training. For some women it can be a week, for others it may several weeks, it’s important to consult a physician before implementing new workouts.
As you head back to the gym, we recommend that you find movement by participating in low-impact aerobic activities, ranging from 20 to 30 minutes a day. Our trainers also recommend an additional 10 minutes, if you feel comfortable, to help strengthen your core, legs, glutes, and back. You can also split the cardio into two times a day – once in the morning and once in the evening. As you get stronger you’re able to turn up the intensity.
In addition, deep breathing is an essential part of postnatal exercises. Diaphragmatic, or deep breathing, is recommended within the first week of giving birth. Practicing breathing exercises can help strengthen your core, slow your heart rate and reduce stress.
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Postpartum Exercise Benefits
Exercise is beneficial for everyone – no matter what stage of life you are in. Exercise, in general, helps improve your mood, strengthen and tone your muscles and increase overall health. During the postpartum period, some specific benefits can include:
Working with a trainer will create an environment of accountability and a custom workout routine. Our trainers are experts in individual workout programs based on your goals. During the postpartum period, one of the main goals is to make sure you’re doing movements that feel good to your body. Working one-on-one with our trainers will help you reach your fitness goals in a healthy amount of time.
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An example of a postpartum exercise routine could be something similar to this:
This period is about checking in with yourself and being kind to yourself. When working out, try journaling afterward to reflect on what worked and what’s something you can adjust in your routine.
Try these questions:
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Is the fast-tracked motivation from your New Year Resolutions starting to wear off? Try a new workout class to mix up your workout routine – Pilates offers flexibility, balance, and positive benefits for the mind and body!
Pilates is one of the most effective workouts to lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in your body. During a class, you’ll work on your concentration in finding control in rhythmic movements, breathing, and placement.
Originated as a recovery workout for dancers nearly 100 years ago, today many are gravitating towards this low impact yet effective workout in their workout routines. Pilates helps balance out muscles and flexibility from habitual movements throughout our day.
This type of workout isolates and relaxes muscle groups as you strengthen and control your breath. It helps improve mindfulness as you become more resilient in your everyday movements. It can also help specifically strengthen your lower back and core muscles. With these amazing physical benefits, Pilates is also a great preventative workout to incorporate into your workout routine.
Pilates is for everyone – from beginners to advanced athletes! It allows you to perform these movements from your body weight or with equipment. It’s based on challenging yourself through unstable postures and body weight.
Pilates also goes beyond the physical benefits, it sharpens our minds through controlled breathing that has been shown to help reduce anxiety, stress, enhance concentration, and overall well-being. Practicing pilates also has been shown to improve your quality of sleep and length of REM cycles. A night of more restful sleep means better focus and less mental fatigue throughout the day.
There are typically two types of pilates: mat-based and equipment-based. A mat-based pilates class will use gravity and your body weight to perform resistance exercises. An equipment-based class can include using a reformer, small weights or dumbbells, and other small pieces of equipment. Either way, you’re aiming to condition the deeper, supporting muscles of your body to improve your coordination, balance, and posture.
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What does relentless mean to you?
For many it means the balance between working towards your goals and finding persistence. By definition, relentless means ‘Steady and persistent; unremitting’. To Zion Clark, a relentless mindset emerged from childhood circumstances and ultimately helped him accomplish his life goals and purpose.
“When I was 16, I was going down a very dark path; I knew only suffering… I experienced so much loss at that point. Staying focused on what ‘could be’ was hard because something new was happening every day. But I learned how to focus and work harder to have that tunnel vision to be successful… I practice relentlessness by making my bed every morning, being disciplined, being diligent is part of being relentless… if I’m not actively pursuing relentlessness, why am I here?” explains Zion.
Zion Clark’s story started when he was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, a congenital disorder that affects the lower half of the body; however, Zion still found a way to turn his tragedy into triumph. Going through the foster care system taught Zion life lessons early. But never shot Zion Clark down – in fact, he says things don’t have to go smoothly in life constantly, but to succeed, you need to adapt to your individual circumstances.
After years in foster care, Zion finds his adoptive family at 18 that helps him excel in wrestling. He later channels his inner strength into a sponsored athlete, motivational speaker, activist, author, and Guinness World Record holder for the fastest man on two hands.
“Having a fearless mindset is no matter what your obstacles are, no matter what things stand in your way, you will always attempt to overcome them. Having fear is part of being fearless. Because once you overcome that fear, you build that mentality to where you can overcome anything that stands in front of you,” says Zion.
Purpose and performance go hand in hand, proven by Victor Strecher, Ph.D., a behavioral scientist at the University of Michigan. Zion’s passion for relentlessness is the driving force behind his pursuit of excellence.
“My purpose in life is to do multiple things, to change the foster care system – to change their future. I’m here to inspire the population. We need to have some motivation to keep our spirits up. I’m also meant to be here to be an athlete – it’s part of who I am… To Inspire, change the lives of kids, and to be the champ.”
As we move through obstacles in our lives, whether reaching new fitness goals or deciding on recent life changes, it’s important to quiet the self-doubt in our heads and find space to be in touch with ourselves. Zion quiets self-doubt by pushing through and working hard. He explains that even if you fail, having self-doubt is already losing the battle before it starts.
“Fitness to me is a form of release. It’s therapy.” – Zion Clark.
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Sweat together, and stay together. There are many mental and physical benefits to working out in a community and having consistent accountability. In addition, knowing that you aren’t alone on your wellness journey can have a significant positive impact on your wellbeing.
Our FIT community is a group of individuals who share core values and beliefs; to be their best selves. FIT Unlimited Group Fitness offers curated, diverse group workout experiences by passionate instructors. From Yin Yoga to intense cycling classes – you are immersed in workouts filled with uplifting members and instructors.
Members that attend FIT Group Fitness start to see familiar faces class after class and encourage one another to challenge themselves and work towards their fitness goals. By building these connections in class, many members find a community and sense of accountability.
Scheduling a group fitness class is an exciting way to incorporate fitness into a hectic schedule and offers many mental and physical benefits over exercising alone. Opting for a group setting a few times a week can help you push yourself in time and intensity over working out alone.
Studies have shown that working out releases endorphins, also known as our happy hormones. Group workouts can also release endorphins by simply smiling; smiling has been shown to increase endorphin levels! So whether you’re enjoying a workout with friends or in a group setting, this added mood boost will make you feel more energized and fulfilled.
There are many benefits to scheduling workouts with your significant other. Studies show that couples who complete engaging workouts together reported an increase in the feeling of overall relationship satisfaction. Spending this time together to work towards a goal of becoming your best self is a proven way to increase emotional intimacy and happiness, stated in Psychology Today’s article “5 Reasons Why Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together”.
Every FIT location has unlimited Group Fitness classes with your FIT membership experience. Our class diversity is unmatched, with cycling views at Petco Park to a relaxing yoga flow by the beach. Our instructors are passionate about your wellness journey, no matter where you are. We recommend the All-Club Membership as you can access all Group Fitness classes at all five FIT locations. Your workout should be an activity you look forward to!
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Wellness is more than reaching for your daily greens and scheduling a full-body workout. “Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes,” sourced by Global Wellness Institute.
As we work towards an optimal state of health and wellbeing, we encounter a multi-facilitated health cycle – which includes your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental health. As people adopt attitudes and lifestyles to improve their health, they enrich their wellbeing by being proactive and preventative towards many diseases.
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With a FIT All-Club Membership, you’re able to access all five locations and experience the premium benefits of your wellness journey. Are you ready to challenge yourself to set new fitness goals, or are you looking to find a sustainable routine for de-stressing after a long day of meetings? An All-Club Membership is for you! Along with full access to the gyms, you’re able to experience world-class personal training, unlimited group fitness at any location, and unique social events throughout San Diego.
FIT’s five locations include FIT Mission Beach, East Village, Little Italy, Solana Beach, and Carmel Mountain. From ocean views to city skylines, each club has its unique quality. All gyms do include unlimited group fitness classes, steam rooms and saunas, premium locker rooms, and our FIT Little Italy, East Village, Mission Beach, and Carmel Mountain locations include pool access for yourself and the family.
Working with a Personal Trainer is for everyone on their fitness journey. Each club has trainers that are experts in their specialized field. You can expect personalized exercises, accountability, variety, and quicker results when working with a FIT trainer. In addition, our Personal Trainers work with you through a series of health assessments initially to set accurate, results-driven results on your wellness journey.
Each club location offers unlimited Group Fitness classes ranging from HIIT to pilates and yoga. Each class is taught by instructors that are passionate about wellness. You can easily access all Group Fitness schedules and plan your workout week ahead of time.
If you’re running on your way to work and didn’t meal prep ahead of time, FIT offers a wide selection of ready-made nutrient-dense meals to grab on your way out of the gym. These convenient amenities make it easier to stay on track with your nutrition goals. We offer delicious wraps, salads, sandwiches, and more for all diets. All meals are centered around greens, protein, and maximum flavor to balance out your workouts with nutritious meals.
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The holiday season is a much-anticipated period to spend with family and relax; however, it can completely throw you off track on your wellness routine!
From rushing around airports to waiting hours in traffic, the angst of the holiday season can often result in a holiday burnout. It’s harder to stay mentally and physically healthy in a season of high pressure. But with these five tips, you’ll be sure to stay healthy during the holiday season.
It’s easy to fall into a pattern of stress-eating over the holiday season. Studies even show that with more stress, there is also an increase in cravings for high fat and sugar-filled foods, in addition to a spike in hunger. Instead, experts recommend mindful eating (which doesn’t mean avoiding the delicious and indulgent holiday treats), bringing more awareness to what you’re eating during the holidays.
Another way to practice mindful eating includes boosting the nutritional value of what you’re eating, like adding a portion of fruits or veggies to the serving. It’s an easy way to get the best of both worlds.
The takeaway: avoid mindlessly eating and enjoy food while boosting the nutritional profile when you can!
The holiday season is for relaxation, so instead of high-impact classes every day, find daily movement that you enjoy! Not to mention the benefits of incorporating exercise into your routine for that endorphin boost or “happiness” feeling in the body.
Some simple exercise examples can be a brisk walk around the neighborhood with family or a gentle yoga class to stretch out tense muscles.
Whether you find yourself in a family argument or waiting in endless lines, try to think of the situation from a larger perspective. Some questions to consider before starting a dispute or disagreement:
Yes, these situations can be taxing, but don’t let a small moment of frustration ruin the day or the family event. The best way to anticipate these situations is to know what might trigger you during a stressful situation.
One of the first things to go during the holiday season is a sleep schedule. When holiday parties with friends and family mix with alcohol and less nutritious foods, this also makes sleeping difficult. When you’re tired, you’re more than likely to get triggered more easily with family as well. It is also proven that sleep depreciation includes difficulty concentrating, memory problems, mood swings, and low energy levels.
Experts say that prioritizing sleep around this season can help boost your mood and boost your immune system. So if you have obligations for three nights in a row, pick one night to catch up on your sleep!
The stress behind New Year’s Resolutions may leave you feeling uninspired to follow through with your resolutions. Instead, many people find themselves overwhelmed and compare their wellness journey to those around them.
The key is to make resolutions that are realistic to your lifestyle. If you want to live a more wellness-forward lifestyle, try setting small goals to meditate or go to yoga class a few times a week. Start with small goals each week that build up to an overarching resolution.
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Let 2022 mark the beginning of your fitness transformation. Now is your opportunity to start your Fitness New Years Resolution and enter the Fit Health Challenge of 2022, where you’ll be held accountable to set realistic goals for your health and wellness needs. It’s easy to make a fitness resolution, but the real challenge is putting it into practice for long-term improvements.
Here are our top hacks from our Fit Personal Trainers that you can use to stay on track for your New Years Resolution.
It’s important to set your intention for your resolutions and look into yourself on a deeper level. What drives you? What is going to motivate you to change? Pinpoint your intention and keep it at the forefront of your mind when the going gets tough.
Make your workouts part of your routine. Set them in your calendar and plan your day around them. This allows you to respect the time you set aside for any other important date. In addition, viewing your workout as an essential part of your day will help you stay dedicated to your mental and physical wellbeing.
You can easily set up a routine by scheduling consistent workouts with a Fit Personal Trainer. Having the accountability of a Fit Personal Trainer can help push you to stay on track with your workout calendar. Have you thought about working with a Fit Personal Trainer? Contact us to set up your fitness assessment and get started on your fitness journey.
You don’t have to necessarily work out for an extended period to reach your fitness goals, especially if you have a busy day. You can receive a great calorie burn and endurance boost with brisk walks, light jogs, or an energizing HIIT workout. A little bit can go a long way!
Next time you’re at FIT, try this HIIT Workout from Rachel, a trainer from FIT Solana Beach.
One minute of each, repeating four times:
Working out in either extended periods or high intensities can create uncomfortable soreness and even result in injury. Our trainers recommend stretching for five to 10 minutes after your workout.
It’s important to stretch your muscles because exercise depletes your muscle glycogen, which causes muscle tissue to break down. Giving yourself enough time to stretch and recover allows your body to naturally “fix” the soreness issue. Try stretching in our premium saunas and steam rooms to help your muscles recover faster.
Trainer Tip: Working in time to stretch helps further the increase in mobility for future workouts.
Trying out a new workout will keep you moving throughout the year. Don’t brush off yoga just because you can’t touch your toes or feel intimated to try a HIIT workout if you’re new to weight lifting. Fit Group Fitness is a welcoming community to support you during your wellness journey. Trying out new classes will keep exercise a habit, and better yet, FIT offers unlimited group fitness so you can build up your schedule with new and exciting workouts!
Ready to take the challenge? Jump-start your goals by weighing in on January 8th and again on February 26th at FIT Mission Beach. The Inbody Scan will evaluate the two assessments, and the participant who changes their body composition the most can win up to 1,500 dollars! Other top prizes include a San Diego Staycation, FIT Bundle, Gift Card Bundles, and an exclusive Recovery Package.
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If being a healthier, happier version of yourself is a goal for the new year, you don’t need to wait until January 1 to start! Try FIT today and start the holiday season on the best foot. Questions? Follow along on Instagram to stay up-to-date with FIT news.
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At FIT, we strive for balance. From our premium amenities, personal training, unlimited group fitness, club facilities, social events, and more – we are here to provide you with the tools to transform your life with a FIT All Club Membership.
The All Club membership encompasses access to all five premium locations – all are unique and have special features. Our five locations are in primary spots located in San Diego, and welcome to all ages! You can also easily try out a free Guest Pass to any location.
With a FIT All Club Membership, you’re able to attend unlimited group fitness classes between all five locations. Healthy living is now made easy with our diverse classes, no matter where you are in your fitness journey.
You’re able to unwind after work at a yoga class overlooking PETCO Park in East Village, boost your endurance on our Mission Beach rooftop, and practice meditation and breathwork at FIT Little Italy. All our classes are specially curated and taught by passionate instructors for all levels.
In addition, FIT offers specialty Group Fitness classes such as Meditation, Breathwork, Sound Bowl Healing to help you further on your wellness journey. Follow us on Instagram to stay updated for our next Breathwork Workshop!
Working one-on-one with a FIT world-class personal trainer creates an atmosphere of accountability to help you assess, plan and achieve your fitness goals. You can expect on your first session that your personal trainer will perform a number of initial fitness assessments that will help you track your progress as well as discuss your needs and long-term goals with you.
One complete, each trainer designs your workout program to push you to your limit and reach your goals in your set time frame. In addition, the FIT trainers are leaders in their specialized fields ranging from athletic performance, beginner strength training, Olympic lifting, mobility, and more.
Our mission is to create a supportive community that fosters inclusive wellness while offering an all-encompassing member experience. We set the bar for personal training, group fitness, club facilities, social events, and more.
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Find balance in your life with FIT Yoga. Our variety of curated and diverse yoga classes are for yogis in all stages of their practice. So whether you’re learning to perfect your handstand or looking to de-stress after work, FIT Yoga is here to help you find balance and transform your life through a holistic approach.
Our Unlimited Group Fitness classes are all taught by passionate instructors to help guide you on your health and wellness journey. Our diverse class is schedule is top-rated among San Diego Yoga studios.
Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. The benefits of slow movements and deep breathing can build strength and endurance.
According to the National Institutes of Health, evidence confirms that practicing yoga supports stress management, mental health, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss, and quality sleep.
Our passionate instructors are the leaders in the San Diego Yoga community. Not only do we offer a wide variety of yoga classes, from hot yoga to Yin yoga, but we also teach in all of our locations: Little Italy, East Village, Solana Beach, Carmel Mountain, Mission Beach.
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This class is perfect for all levels and focuses on complete body awareness and alignment. New students will be able to work on fundamentals. In contrast, more experienced students will get deeper into their practice by working on more advanced variations and refining their postures. This class will correct injury-causing movement through alignment and technique practices without losing rigor in your practice.
Vinyasa means “to place specially” and, in this case, yoga postures. In this class, you will flow seamlessly between postures connecting your breath to movement. This is a moving meditative experience full of bending, twisting, and lengthening.
Similar to your standard vinyasa style, this class incorporates the element of strength building by holding postures. Be prepared for a complete workout.
Get ready to sweat! In this class, you will flow seamlessly between postures connecting your breath to movement in a room heated to 90-100 degrees. This is a moving meditative experience full of lengthening and strength building.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for more extended periods. Yin can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace.
Yin Yoga works deeply into our bodies with longer, passively held poses. This style of yoga targets your deep connective tissues. Because poses are held longer in this style of yoga, you have the opportunity to turn inward in more meditative practice and learn how to breathe through any discomfort (Heated 75-80 degrees).
In Sanskrit, Ashtanga is translated as “Eight Limb path.” Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing style that builds strength, flexibility, and stamina. In this practice, postures are held for five breaths, Drishti or gaze points are taught, and bandhas or internal locks are engaged.
This class is an all-level strength-based flow focusing on building integral core strength for arm balances and inversions.
This is an introduction to hand balancing. This class is meant for those students who have always had an interest in learning to handstand. We will offer various movements and drills to build strength and a solid foundation upside down.
Yoga Sculpt is a total body workout that incorporates free weights and cardio with yoga poses to sculpt and tone your muscles. This class is an excellent addition to your regular yoga practice.
Ready to hit the reset button? This all-level yoga class combines stretching, balance, and body-weight strength-building exercises that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Our mission is to foster the San Diego yoga community and help create an all-encompassing member experience. Joining the FIT community includes unlimited group fitness and yoga classes for all fitness levels. So sign up today and experience the benefits!
Fitting in the “perfect” workout five to six times a week is not always realistic for everyone’s busy lifestyles. Likewise, it is not always practical to head to the gym almost every day or have the time to be there for an extended period.
That’s why the benefits of incorporating a full-body workout into your week are unmatched! A full-body exercise is a workout routine that utilizes all muscle groups in one training session. Many people love full-body activities for that reason – and you can find results incorporating this two to three times a week instead of almost every day. For example, you train arms, legs, abs and incorporate cardio bursts all in one workout – now that’s a body-crushing workout! Here are our favorite benefits of incorporating a full-body workout into your week and what to include in your training.
A traditional full-body circuit workout uses eight to 12 stations to target all the major muscle groups. Each station is completed for a certain number of repetitions, and you can achieve this in less than 30 minutes. You can control the intensity of the session or go at your own pace.
A HIIT workout was used initially for aerobic exercises. However, you can also utilize bodyweight or resistance exercises in a HIIT workout. A HIIT workout can be completed in less than seven minutes and uses a combination of high-intensity moves such as squat jumps, wall ball toss, biking, or battle ropes.
Here’s how to create a great full-body workout:
We recommend doing the following moves in order, completing each activity with eight to twelve repetitions, and repeating this circuit three times. The more sets you complete, the more muscle mass you’ll build!
Finisher: two-to-four-minute jumping jacks and jumping rope to get your heart pounding.
Scheduling your workouts with a FIT Personal Trainer creates an atmosphere of accountability. Together, you will design an individualized workout program based on your wellness goals. Our trainers take the time to listen and understand your needs before your session begins. They are experts in their field to push you to your limit to reach your goals in a healthy amount of time.
There are many mental, physical, and emotional benefits to incorporating group exercise into your daily routine! Group fitness is any form of fitness performed in a group setting, led by a personal trainer or group instructor. At Fit, we have a variety of group fitness classes for all locations and all levels. Here are our favorite benefits for joining a group fitness class at Fit.
Whether you’re adding in a Vinyasa yoga class after work or sweating it out in a spin class, studies show that members who participate in group fitness classes find a better quality of life and feel less stressed in their day-to-day activities.
They have also reported having better physical, mental, and emotional benefits than individuals who do not exercise in group fitness classes. This can largely be attributed to attending classes that provide a sense of community. The feeling of being synced in with a like-minded group, encouraging one another, and training together is incomparable to working out and training alone. In addition, that incredible mood-booster carries over to members’ moods altogether: feeling more equipped to handle stressful situations and higher quality of life!
The mental benefits of group fitness and working out as a group are shown to increase when incorporated into a daily routine. Members in studies showed mental health improvements as feeling more clarity in decision making, less anxiety in stressful situations, and feeling more positive throughout a busy day.
In addition, after your leave a sweat-filled workout, you may find yourself with an “after-glow effect” or feeling the result of endorphins released from the exercise. Endorphins are chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pain, which is why you may feel less stressed after a group fitness workout.
Physical benefits can include muscle mass increase, body fat decrease, improved coordination, and even disease prevention. With our group fitness classes ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, it’s easy to incorporate a quick yet effective workout into your daily routine. As well as feel motivated to reach your wellness goals with the community that surrounds you!
Group fitness can help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting while still receiving the physical, mental and emotional benefits of exercise. With five Fit Athletic locations, there’s plenty of Group Fitness classes to choose from for various interests and levels.
Join us all summer long with unlimited group fitness classes! With a Fit membership, you can quickly jump into lively new fitness classes, as well as try customized personal training programs to reach your fitness goals. In addition, by joining our all-club membership with friends and family, you’ll gain access to multiple pools, an array of amenities, and events all year long.
We exercise to help us build muscle, increase endurance and boost endorphins. These goals don’t change as we get older, but we focus more on balance and agility. Our balance decreases, and we lose muscle to perform everyday activities like climbing stairs and other functional activities.
Here are our top exercises to help seniors build strength, improve balance and prevent falls.
Try these workouts in a circuit, make them more challenging by increasing repetitions, sets, or time, and adding weights. Always start slow, and amp up the intensity as you feel fits.
As you age, it’s important to stretch as well. Some critical areas that decrease mobility are your calves, hamstrings, hip flexor, and quadriceps. For example, many seniors find themselves “shuffling” due to reduced mobility in the hips as they age. When your hip flexors (the muscles that connect your torso to your legs in front) get short and tight, they limit the range of motion your legs can take. The good news is that this can be aided with stretching exercises!
Although we don’t always find the time to stretch, the more important it gets as you get older. Other benefits of flexibility include:
Try fitting in at least 10 minutes a day to stretch! This short amount of time is perfect for helping regain flexibility and improve mobility as you age.
Some easy and effective stretches for seniors include:
No matter what stage of life you are at, FIT is your health home. FIT brings you the best of amenities, social events, and personalized fitness to support your lifestyle. People from all walks of life come to FIT to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.
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The FIT experience: Fit members seek the best of the best in all that they do, which is why they choose FIT, and all of the amenities it has to offer. With five premium locations in San Diego, FIT has been voted the “best gym” every year. We focus on all pillars of health, to ensure balance in your lifestyle. We believe customized fitness is creating a lifestyle with all pillars of health in mind to create a unique plan made just for you!
By joining FIT, you’re able to customize your workout and wellness plan with our premium amenities, locations, staff, and programs. We work together on a plan to help you properly nourish and move your body and achieve better health. It’s important to customize your fitness as you adapt and reach your goals.
Our locations are built to inspire. We strive to make working out a seamless experience for our members. We offer the most effective strength and cardio equipment with a reimagined expansive floor plan- whether you’re hitting the bench press or pushing the limits on the rower.
Challenge yourself with all types of equipment – to fit your unique needs. We have extensive and premium free weights to improve your core and muscle imbalances. With our multiple racks, there’s plenty of room for everyone and there’s no waiting around for your favorite set of weights. Now is the time to target particular zones with endless possibilities.
In addition, we have unique equipment ranging from plyometrics equipment to sturdy punching bags. Whether you’re letting off steam after work or practicing for an upcoming competition, using a variety of equipment can help train all different types of muscles for optimal performance.
Built with science and delivered with passion, our top-performing trainers will develop a custom program that fits your lifestyle. This plan starts by assessing your current condition; weight, sleep, nutrition and more. From this a Personal Trainer will create a plan that factors in all pillars of health including best stretching, cooling down practices, sleep and nutrion. our FIT Personal Trainer will be focused entirely on helping you assess and achieve your goals. Together, you will accomplish lasting results.
Curated, diverse group experiences taught by passionate instructors. Experience fitness and community at all five locations. If you’re looking to de-stress from the week in a Vinyasa Flow or crush your workout goals with a kickboxing class, you’re able to improve your skills and learn a new activity you may never have thought possible with unlimited group fitness. A sense of community is felt as you work up a sweat with the San Diego fitness community.
Our FIT Inbody Scan goes beyond the scale. This scan uses body composition analysis to reach your fitness goals through understanding how much of your weight is muscle, fat, or water. We recommend this scan to track your progress healthily and keep an eye on your progress through your fitness journey. The Inbody scan breaks down your muscles throughout your body, what to work on and whether you need to balance out your body’s muscle percentage.
Nutrition is a huge part of customizing your fitness. FIT offers a wide selection of ready-made nutrient-dense meals, for all dietary needs, conveniently located on your way out of the gym. This buys you time for meal planning and keeps you on track for your fitness goals! Our delicious meals follow a lean protein and maximum flavor plan.
Along with community-driven group fitness classes, we have unique FIT events throughout San Diego. From Golf Tournaments, Outdoor Yoga Classes, exclusive events, and more! You can get more out of our FIT membership with FIT Perx. This unique aspect allows you to access exclusive discounts at local San Diego businesses, ranging from spas to activities.
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Sleep and fitness go hand-in-hand. When you schedule your workouts, you know that warming up properly and stretching afterward is crucial for you to progress in your fitness. However, what you do outside the gym is just as necessary, such as nutrition, stress levels, and, most importantly, sleep. It is proven that individuals have to sleep to progress in their fitness.
We exercise for our health, to help build muscle and keep our body functioning at its best. Whatever your fitness goal is, sleep is a critical part of how to get there. If you don’t include sleep as a priority, you won’t achieve the fitness goals you’re working towards!
We all know the feeling of waking up tired, sluggish and knowing that you didn’t get your whole night’s sleep. Studies show that it’s essential for us to receive seven to nine hours of deep sleep each night. When this need is not met, we start to see unwanted side effects such as:
Combating the body’s need for sleep with caffeine can also detriment your body’s natural circadian rhythms when consumed too late in the day. There are many different cycles of sleep that we go through, such as REM sleep. REM sleep, also known as Rapid Eye Movement sleep, is one the most critical parts of a good night’s rest- due to the benefits of our bodies processing information and storing memory accurately. So long story short – skipping out on your zzz’s is more detrimental to your physical and mental wellbeing is short-term and long-term standards.
The more rested you are, your mind and body function properly – including your hard-hitting workouts. Having a set sleep schedule helps you stay motivated to stick to your health and wellness goals. Getting enough sleep for your body drives more strength at the gym and enables you to focus and concentrate more easily outside of the gym.
If you aren’t prioritizing your sleep, it is shown that your workouts can seem harder. Although sleep deprivation doesn’t affect your cardiovascular system or muscle strength directly, you will fatigue faster. This makes those intense HIIT Group Fitness classes harder to work out at “max capacity.”
Many factors can interfere with sleep. From stressful events at work to screen time late at night, here are a few tips to meet your seven hours of sleep and stay on track for your fitness schedule!
Now’s your time to redefine your life with FIT. The FIT experience is not only premium amenities, all-star PT training, or unlimited group fitness- it’s a lifestyle to bring all pillars of health together. Our FIT community is here to encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves!
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Why do we go to the gym and get our regular sweat on?
We go to the gym to get an endorphin boost and enhance our overall well being. Regular exercise has great benefits for the body and mind. However, your body is ever-changing, and it’s easy to plateau in your fitness results or lack motivation. Here are our most effective strategies to get the most out of your training and exercise routine.
Having an effective workout routine is a balanced mix of cardio and strength training. Sometimes, we can get carried away with one or the other and not see the results we are working towards. However, strength training is more important than you think. By limiting your workouts to only cardio, you can quickly decrease your metabolism, making weight loss or muscle building more difficult, as well as a plateau within your workouts.
We recommend training consistently with weights that are comfortable with your body. Once comfortable with a weight set, increase the resistance. Doing this will start to build up lean muscle mass to increase metabolic rate. Weight training additionally strengthens your bones and connective tissue. The strength added here will improve your stability will help prevent injury and keep your body strong!
The way you warm up is essential to the way your workout will lead. This is because activating different muscle groups before your training will fire up other parts of your body you want to activate. A dynamic warm-up will do this. A dynamic warm-up is moving while you stretch to utilize a joint’s full range of motion and preparing muscles for more intense training to come. This type of warm-up promotes blood flow, prevents injury and uncomfortable soreness the next day. We recommend practicing this consistently before your workout for your body to adapt to new exercises.
Nutrition is a key player in seeing the results you want out of your workouts. It’s more than picking broccoli over a cookie; it’s choosing the right foods to fuel your body and mind. Start with the proper nutrition before and after your workout. It’s recommended to maximize your workouts before with energy, whether a protein shake or banana. Afterward, studies show to refuel your body with fluids, complex carbohydrates, and protein. In fact, According to the Mayo Clinic, about 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories should come from carbohydrates.
Keep in mind that a nutritious diet for a 45-year-old man is different from a 25-year-old woman’s. Every person’s body has different nutritional needs, but the baseline is the same. A balanced diet helps maintain blood glucose, concentration during exercise, maximize exercise performance, and improve recovery time.
Not only will switching up your workout routine help fight “getting bored” in a workout, but it will activate different muscle groups and joints, ultimately preventing injury and building strength and endurance in a new way.
Many people gravitate to cardio to cut weight or reduce fat, and while cardio is a great workout, it’s not the most effective long-term. Finding a balance between cardio and strength training is key. Here are some of our favorite types of exercises to switch up your training and get the most out of your workouts!
Interested in learning more about fitness and your workout routine? Schedule a training session with a FIT Personal Trainer, available at all locations.
If you find yourself under intense stress and pressure, this may cause your workout to plateau. Stress on the body causes it to produce more of the hormone cortisol, which promotes body fat and makes it harder to lose weight. Having stress is normal, but intense stress does have adverse side effects. Fighting off stress, working out, getting enough sleep, and slowing down as best you can are great ways to fight this.
One of our favorite ways to fight stress is de-compressing in a FIT sauna or steam room. Learn about the benefits of incorporating a sauna into your routine here!
Ready to get the most out of your workouts? Schedule an INBody Scan! The INBody Scan measures and analyzes your body fat percentage, skeletal muscle mass, and body water percentages. This information is vital in implementing wellness plans that are catered specially to your body and can do your workouts that much more effective and efficient.
FIT is not only voted San Diego’s ‘#1 The People’s Gym’, but a lifestyle. The FIT experience includes premium personal training, group fitness, workout facilities, social events, and more. So now’s the time to reach your fitness goals. Sign up for your FIT membership today!
Breathe in, breathe out. Let the harmonic sounds surround your senses, and your body falls into a deep relaxation state.
Sound can have incredible healing and therapeutic qualities. Sound healing is used in many cultures around the world to treat both physical and mental conditions. At Fit, we offer immersive sound healing classes for our members to experience this unique modality.
Growing in popularity, sound healing is a technique used to alleviate stress-related conditions. Some conditions can include anxiety, depression, abnormal heartbeat, and high blood pressure.
We live in an environment that is impacted by vibration and exposed to unnatural vibrations and “disharmonies” every day. This can be anywhere from the emergency sirens on the street, air conditioners in our homes, construction noises while at work, or cell phones ringing constantly. All of these aspects affect the stress levels of our bodies.
Sound healing is composed of different principles. One of the main ones being that being exposed to harmonious and clear sounds can bring our atoms, molecules, cells, glands, and organs in a ‘new frequency.’ Our bodies all have a natural resonant frequency that can easily be out of tune. This process of replacing disharmonious frequencies with a steady one stimulates the sympathetic vibration into the body, to relieve stress-like conditions.
Societies worldwide have practiced sound healing through healing ceremonies, singing, dancing, and more. Sound healing is done through instruments, like a sound bowl or even a human voice. The sound vibrations help facilitate shifts in the body through rhythm and frequency. The change in the body from ordinary waking consciousness to a relaxed consciousness provided intense stress relief on the body to release and move into a deep state of relaxation.
A recent study found that meditation aided by Tibetan bowls showed to decrease symptoms of stress and anger, with focus on those who were new to the practice. Another study found that those with fibromyalgia showed signs of decreased pain from the low-frequency stimulated by the bowls. Studies are continuing to grow about the benefits of this practice as well.
Although every sound healing class may differ slightly, the goal of relaxation and de-stressing is most common. Many classes begin with a guided breathing exercise. This process allows the body to shift the focus to hearing soothing sounds. For a class such as sound bath and vibrational therapy, participants typically are seated or lying down comfortably. Bowls are placed around the body and head for complete sound immersion.
In addition, some classes are more active, involving Vinyasa Yoga or Tai Chi. Finally, some one-on-one sessions are more focused on certain parts of the body that need help to relax. Sessions for all types of sound healing classes can last anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours.
At Fit, we offer a wide variety of group fitness classes. Experience the benefits of sound healing with our sound healing classes and crystal bowl special events.
Our upcoming Crystal Bowl Sound Immersion class on September 12th at East Village is now available. This sound practice will utilize seven crystal bowls, which are attuned to the seven primary chakras located along the spine. This tradition teaches that the “mind” is not simply contained within the confines of the brain and skull, but the “mind” is contained within the entire physical body. The chakras are energy centers that provide a road map to our holding patterns of predictable and mappable thoughts and feelings and emotions. Stuck energy in the form of negative, painful, or problematic emotions can lead to tension, tightness, and pain patterns throughout the body. This practice is designed to process through and resolve these holding patterns by moving energy. To pay and reserve your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s nothing better than that endorphin rush after a great workout. However, sometimes you find yourself in a fitness plateau and need extra support to achieve your fitness goals. In general, working out has many benefits, and people of all ages can benefit from it! Working out to get more toned, support weight loss, find mental relief, or learn more about fitness, working with a personal trainer can help you be accountable and achieve your goals. Here are our favorite reasons for hiring a Fit personal trainer for your fitness journey!
If you’ve been working out for a while, you may find yourself bored with the old routine of your workouts. A personal trainer can be an excellent choice for you to help with workout burnout, weight loss plateaus, or an injury.
Working alongside a personal trainer can bring a fresh perspective. They can work with you to improve your program that may need adjusting to make your workout more enjoyable and challenging. They can give you a much-needed push to achieve your goals. They are also knowledgeable about new activities and equipment to show you a new workout!
Try asking your trainer about circuit training, Tabata training, or different methods like supersets to challenge your body and mind.
As your body gets older or used to the same workouts, you might find yourself on a fitness plateau. If you’re looking to change your body or increase muscle mass, a personal trainer can help you achieve this. No matter your fitness level, a personal trainer helps you reach your goals. They understand how to activate specific muscles and for how long to train areas that are most needed.
Even if you are knowledgeable about different types of workouts and enjoy exercising by yourself, hiring a trainer on a bi-weekly basis can benefit you! They can assist you in proper form or new kinds of workouts to build stamina and endurance.
Our trainers at Fit have specialized training in different expertise. They can help with targeted exercises to help with a specific aspect of your workout. For example, you might love working out independently but would like assistance with weight training to activate the right muscles without injuring yourself.
Our trainers can also teach you about muscles and how they work. Learning about this is essential if you want to work out independently at home or the gym.
Fit Personal Training is powered by positive energy and driven by member results. Working with a trainer one-on-one creates an atmosphere of accountability between you and your trainer. Our trainers are experts at pushing you to your limit so you can reach goals you never thought possible.
If you’re looking for expertise-based personal training in San Diego, Fit Athletic is a great choice. Our team comprises experienced trainers who are fully committed to helping you reach your goals and strengthen your health through customized exercise and personalized advice.
After the initial consultation and paperwork, your Fit trainer will get you sweating! Essential exercising you can expect include lunges, squats, or kettlebell swings, adjusting accordingly to your fitness level. Your trainer will take this time to have you perform a few initial fitness assessments to help you track your progress for the future and create long-term goals with you.
The frequency of your training sessions largely depends on your specific goals. For example, if your goal is to gain muscle and lose fat, we recommend attending personal training three times a week. Don’t worry if you are not sure how often you should train- your Fit Athletic trainer can discuss everyday habits and goals to help you determine the best place for you. In addition, our inclusive gym is a safe and healthy place where you’ll love to de-stress and boost your overall wellness. Sign up today!
Swimming is not only a popular sport but a great way to stay active, healthy and have fun! It’s a healthy, low-impact activity that’s beneficial for all ages. An hour of swimming can be just as helpful as running and easier on the bones and joints.
Swimming is an exercise that activates the whole body! As you move through the water, you’re able to build endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular resistance- without stressing the body. This is a great all-around workout also to maintain a healthy weight, heart, and lungs. With almost all of your muscles being activated during swimming, this workout is beneficial for everyone.
By using different types of strokes during your swimming workout, you can focus on other muscle groups. Some basic strokes you can use include:
However, no matter what stroke you choose, the water resistance will still push your body for a full-body workout.
Going for a swim has tremendous physical benefits, but it also has mental and preventative benefits. Scheduling in a few laps can be a great way to unwind and is a great way to find peace and alleviate stress. The resistance against the water trains the body to improve coordination, balance, posture, and flexibility. It’s also a type of exercise that’s low impact, meaning no hard pressure on joints, which can provide great intense impact therapy for injuries. Finally, swimming is accessible in many places! This exercise is a great way to cool down on a hot day, from swimming pools to beaches.
Swimming is an exercise that can be safe for everyone. People who have arthritis, asthma, or other physical injuries can benefit and improve their health. In addition, swimming is a great aerobic workout for women who are pregnant and children. Remember to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise programs with your related condition or are pregnant.
Try your next swimming workout at Fit! All of our locations have premium amenities and water access for you to practice your swimming strokes. With our Little Italy and East Village locations, you can experience an elevated pool with cabanas for lounging in aftward. Fit Solana Beach has beach access for members to share ocean swimming. In addition, Fit Carmel Mountain and Mission Beach include an Olympic-sized swimming pool for swimming exercises, swimming lessons, and pool parties for kids!
Swimming is easy to incorporate into your workout routine at Fit. Sign up for your membership here to experience the benefits of swimmings!
There’s a unique relaxing element to sitting in a sauna to unwind from the day or a workout! A sauna is a heated room between 158 and 212 degrees. This heated room is a great way to release toxins and a type of therapy that has been used for centuries. With over a million saunas in the United States alone, people gravitate towards this therapy for relaxation, cardiovascular health, and overall wellness for many reasons!
Traditionally, people use saunas to unwind, reflect and promote relaxation. The way your body relaxes in the sauna is due to increased heart rate, making the blood vessels dilate, ultimately increasing blood flow to the skin—improving skin circulation overall.
While experiencing the increased heat, your body’s response is to– sweat! Within this, the sympathetic nervous system becomes more active to regulate body temperature. This experience can make you less perceptive to pain and more alert. In addition, the heat physically relaxes the muscles, which creates an elation of relaxation after a long day or intense training session.
Relaxation is one of the most popular benefits of using a sauna. When you relax your body physically, a relaxed mindset will soon follow. A mental relaxation tip could be to try practicing meditation or intentional breathing exercises.
Pain relief is another benefit to why people incorporate saunas into their daily routine. When entering the sauna, pain relief occurs when your blood vessels relax and dilate in a sauna, blood flow increases. This therapeutic process help alleviates tension in the joints and relieves sore muscles. In addition, the blood flow can help ease the pain with arthritis and chronic pain.
Although long-term weight loss stems from burning more calories and increasing exercise– many people find that saunas help with weight loss. Losing weight directly in the sauna is more due to water weight; however, the heat in the sauna boosts metabolism, and essentials burn more calories than sitting stationary at room temperature.
Spending time in the sauna can have skin-clearing benefits. The heat from the room makes skin sweat and opens pores. The water in the air can then help bacteria in the skin wash away. If your skin is sensitive due to hormones or medications, saunas might not be suitable for you.
Having high blood pressure creates strain on the heart and can increase heart attack or stroke. Often, medical professionals will prescribe patients who have high blood pressure to use saunas to improve the function and mobility of blood vessels. However, it’s always important to talk to your doctor for treatments with your medical treatments.
At Fit, we are leading the way for an all-encompassing gym experience for over 13 years. Our gyms include premium amenities such as saunas and steams steam rooms! You can experience the excellent benefits of a sauna at the convenience of your Fit location.
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Breathe in, breathe out. Meditation and breathwork are simple practices with great benefits. Both are great to practice mindfulness, as well as promote long-term wellness. Here are the best ways to incorporate these practices into your lifestyle to relay mindfulness every day.
Meditation and breathwork work seamlessly together. Mediation is a technique used for mindfulness, where breathwork helps by calming the body down physically. Together, you can use these elements to elevate your daily wellness routine.
Mediation is commonly known as a set of techniques to raise awareness and attention. Some people think of mediation by thinking about one object in particular to focus the mind. But meditation is much larger than a singular act; it’s about focusing your thoughts on living in the present moment and remaining grounded. Meditation can be used to make revelations of the heart through the mind.
It’s important to note that meditation has been practiced and valued in cultures worldwide for centuries. Many religions have traditions of using meditative exercises. While this is how mediation started- the technique has grown to many different types of practices.
Many people start to meditate by focusing on breathing as their “anchor” and letting the mind wander to let it clear and feel present ultimately. Meditation is more directed to feeling, healing, and manifesting.
Breathwork is the process of incorporating breathing techniques to change your breathing pattern intentionally. People practice breathwork for many different reasons– from improving your emotional state to lowering the body’s stress. In general, meditation breathwork refers to various breathing techniques, exercises, and programs to focus on the awareness of breathing for a certain amount of time.
There are plenty of different types of breathwork exercises ranging from gentle guided practices to trauma-healing exercises. Many people experience breathwork practices in a yoga class or right before bed to clear their minds.
Practicing meditation can have mental and physical benefits. It can provide peace and balance that boosts your overall wellness. Performing meditation throughout the week can help you manage emotional conditions, translating to physical benefits by being less stressed!
Specifically, the emotional benefits of meditation can include:
Meditation is helpful for physical benefits as well, significantly if you are greatly affected by stress. More research is being performed as we learn more about the benefits of meditation; however, recent studies have shown that meditation can help manage the following:
Meditation is a creative practice, with no “right” way to try it. Don’t let this stop you from incorporating this into your daily lifestyle. What matters is that you make it work for you!
At Fit Athletic, we focus on the wellness of the whole body. Each of our locations encompasses premium amenities to help you achieve your goals physically and mentally. Our Group Fitness yoga classes are available for guided meditations at every location, and our new sound bowl healing class available at the East Village location.
Fitness is more than the body– it’s the connection between mind, body, and soul. It’s essential to prioritize our mental health, which is why our ‘Your Brain on Fit’ campaign is set to raise awareness and highlight Mental Health Awareness month. We want to take a step towards prioritizing mental health not only this month but into our lifestyles for the long run.
Fit Athletic Club is not only a luxury fitness club, we aim to inspire healthy and inspired living. As we know, this past year faced many challenges. Our lives were transformed in more ways than we expected and mental health was pushed to the forefront. It’s important to prioritize a healthy mind– studies show it drives monumental factors in life including maintaining good relationships, productivity, being physically healthy, coping with stress, and more.
At Fit Athletic Club, we create an inclusive community that prioritizes inspired living and taking time to address mental health.
From preventive stress management to scheduling workouts that you can look forward to, will instantly help you heal and improve your mental health. Try these simple steps to improve your wellbeing throughout the week:
Developing these simple strategies to improve mental health can result in long-lasting wellness. The goal for these tips and campaign is to create small improvements in our life to find long-term balance through wellness.
A large emphasis within the campaign is the importance of setting long-term goals that apply to you. For example, don’t just set a goal to “prioritize working out”, make it a priority to find movement every day that agrees with your body. Feel intuitive about how you want to eat and work out throughout the day to enjoy your wellness journey, as well as maintaining your hard-earned progress (instead of short-term diets).
Mental and physical health are linked. If one is off balance, the other can’t work as well. When both are in good health, you feel a stronger feeling of who you are that translates to all aspects of life.
At Fit Athletic Club, our goal is to achieve a balance between the two. Our gym and high-end amenities are here to help you keep your physical and mental health in check. Check out our saunas, Group Fitness, Certified Personal Trainers and get involved with our fitness community- we are here to promote your mental health long-term wellbeing!
Let us be perfectly clear on this one – yoga was basically designed for calming stress and anxiety. It’s the single biggest benefit of yoga. Yes, yoga is also beneficial for your posture, yoga can promote muscle relaxation, and there are many yoga styles perfect for improving flexibility.
But, again, yoga’s there to make you feel calm, relaxed, and at ease. So, if you’re wondering if practicing yoga in Mission Beach, San Diego can alleviate some stress and anxiety, the answer is a resounding yes, and here’s why.
Would a simple yes do? Would a hundred yesses do? Or a thousand? OK, we’ll be serious. But really, yoga does calm anxiety. It’s what yoga does best. Have you seen all the ooooms in those stereotyped yoga ads?
Well, in this case, the stereotypes are true – yoga is an excellent method for relieving both stress and anxiety, and you should definitely think about trying it out, especially if everything else you’ve tried has failed.
Trust us, even the experts from the California Department of Public Health would agree with us. First try yoga, and if it fails, which we don’t think will happen, you can move on to other methods. But, let’s now see the ways in which yoga helps you battle anxiety.
Now that you know that yoga can actually calm you, let’s see how it does that exactly.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to separate yoga from stretching. When you observe people practicing yoga for some time, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of stretching involved. And it is because of that fact that stretching is also great for reducing anxiety.
However, even though yoga involves stretching, vice versa is not at all true. There’s no yoga in stretching, or, if there is, there’s very little of it. That doesn’t mean that stretching is in any way not suitable for reducing stress and anxiety.
Stretching is only a different way of doing exactly the same thing, and it’s great for that purpose too. Just try to pay attention to your breathing while stretching, make your stretches as slow as possible, and try to keep them for extended periods of time. This will ensure maximum relaxation through stretching.
We understand, there’s little you can do to calm your anxiety in these trying times. You can’t even visit the Gaslamp Quarter and let your mind relax for an hour or two. Times are tough, no question about it.
Even practicing yoga at a gym in Mission Beach is not something you should think about doing right now. However, at Fit, we think about our clients, so you can give us a ring anytime and we’ll save you a spot as soon as the situation improves. Call us now!
Do you want to learn how you should stretch to improve your flexibility and posture? Are you thinking about implementing yoga into your exercising routine? On the one hand, you know that yoga massively improves posture, and you also know that yoga stretches help relax both body and mind, as well as that yoga is great for calming your anxiety.
But does yoga also improve flexibility? Will attending Mission Beach yoga classes make you as bendy as Mr. Fantastic? It will, trust us. But, we know that, and in order to trust us, you need some information first. So, here it goes.
In order to maximize flexibility gains through stretching, you have to apply certain rules to your daily stretching routine. Here are our top tips for flexibility through stretching you won’t learn about from the San Diego Institute for Public Health:
Not every type of training increases flexibility. In fact, some types of strength training do just the opposite – they make our bodies stiffer. More muscular, certainly, but stiffer nonetheless. And that’s not good.
That is why exercises that promote flexibility are paramount for a well-balanced exercise routine. And yoga is the best remedy for a stiff physique around. Yoga was almost made with flexibility in mind.
Virtually every yoga position is a type of static stretch, and, as we’ve learned, it is these types of stretches that work wonders for the flexibility of our body. So yes, yoga will not only make your body a lot more flexible, it’s probably the best method for doing so.
OK, to be completely honest, there is one type of yoga that is the ultimate yoga style for increasing your flexibility. And we’re going to name it, don’t worry. However, we’re also going to tell you about the best-for-beginners style that will make you more flexible, as well as an advanced one.
Although it is not yet time for you to actually start with yoga classes at a gym, it is always prudent to reserve a spot in advance. And, seeing how Fit is the most sought-after yoga place in Mission Beach, you should think about contacting us as soon as possible.
We give it our all to teach you the fundamentals of yoga, and then guide you until you become a yoga master. So, until you’re able to walk freely and visit SeaWorld San Diego again, contact us and let’s see when you can start practicing yoga. We’re waiting.
Yes, stretching really can help you relax. There’s more to stretching than just preparing you for an exercising session. Did you know that stretching can also build muscle mass, and that stretching regularly can improve your posture?
Yes, stretching can do all that, but let’s first see how stretching can be similar to going to a yoga class in Mission Beach. Let’s see how stretching can help you unwind.
Some people find driving a motorbike through several rings of fire in the style of Evel Knievel massively enjoyable and utterly relaxing, while others get their fill or r-n-r from a hammock ,a cool drink and beautiful scenery. It all depends on just what kind of a person you are.
However, stretching seems to be as relaxing as an activity can be for the majority of people who’ve actually tried stretching in this capacity. The slow, precise movements, the holding of a stretch, the deep inhale and a slow exhale… Admit it, you’re becoming more relaxing just reading this.
And that’s exactly what stretching is like, and why it feels so good and so relaxing to simply stretch. San Diego Institute for Public Health advises stretching prior to any exercising, but they really should expand on that a bit and proscribe stretching as a mandatory relaxation technique.
There’s a saying, albeit not a very well-known one, that states “stretch your body, stretch your mind”. It means that performing slow movements that relax your body will also work wonders for relaxing your mind.
For example, excessive stress can cause your muscles to become stiff and tense. OK, why not try a bit of stretching to relieve some of the tension? So, you stretch, relax your muscles, but hey, what’s this – I’m no longer stressed? How can that be?
That’s the power of stretching – you focus on relaxing your muscles, and you end up relaxing your mind as well as your body. It has to do with you giving your mind a break, focusing on the physical aspects of exercising, unconsciously allowing yourself a mental break.
We would like to apologize to begin with, as to explain just how stretching contributes to muscle and mind relaxation demands that we take a deeper dive into the science behind it all. Yes, there’s science involved, biology, to be more precise.
Again, stress – it not only causes your mind to become a crumpled mess of negative emotions, it also causes your body to feel stiff, tense, and sore. You sit, thinking about how you could improve your current state.
Enter stretching. You see, when you stretch, you stimulate the receptors inside your nervous system, receptors that slow down the secretion of stress hormones. However, that’s not all stretching does. The mental benefits of stretching are threefold:
Understandably, the majority of people eager to practice yoga are looking for one of two things, usually both – to relax their minds and to make their bodies more flexible. Normally, they want to know how long before they achieve full-body flexibility.
Now, we have to be honest – the results do not come right away. Many people become discouraged if they do not notice results after a week of practicing yoga. That’s too short a time period for any results to become noticeable.
It takes a bit longer than that – a couple of months. This can sound like a long time, especially in the fast-paced world we live in, but it’s the truth. You will start noticing considerable improvements after a month, but it takes two months for you to become truly comfortable with yoga.
The good news is this – once you’re off, you’re really off. Three months in and you’ll feel like a true yogi, self-confident, content, and happy to be practising yoga each chance you get. And that’s the true power of yoga – once you start doing it right, you’ll fall in love with it!
When the situation the whole world’s facing passes, there’s only one place you should even consider going to – Fit. We’re a gym that places great importance on yoga classes, which is why we’ve got the best instructors out there. Once the Mission Beach Boardwalk starts bustling with life again, stop by our place and see just how great our yoga is!
If you had no idea that stretching can actually improve your body posture, we don’t blame you. It’s not exactly common knowledge. But, it doesn’t hurt to learn just how beneficial stretching actually is. Stretching can even help calm your mind and soul, similar to attending yoga classes in Mission Beach. But, first, let’s see how stretching helps posture, shall we?
As odd as it may sound, since stretches are nowhere near the first thing to pop into your mind when thinking of improving your body posture, yes, stretching definitely can improve your posture drastically.
Now, even though you may not have heard of stretching being recommended for body posture by the California Department of Public Health, it should be. Doing stretches is undemanding, quick, and you can do it basically anywhere, even when queueing.
In a time when we spend the majority of our days hunched behind a computer, stretching is an amazingly quick and easy method for improving your overall fitness, posture, and balance. But, how does stretching actually accomplish that?
The thing about developing poor posture and, consequently, bad balance, is that it happens gradually, without you even noticing it. Enter stretching. You see, when you hunch, you make your muscles weak.
As you perform stretches, you put those muscles to work, strengthening them, making them do their job again and, as a result, you’ll start to notice your posture improving. Couple that with the added benefit of stretches relieving tension from your back, and you’ll be able to stand and sit up straight again in no time.
And, as your posture improves, you’ll become happier, more alert and confident, and you’ll stop feeling down. And all that due to stretching improving your body posture. And, if you’d want to improve your posture, these are the best stretches to do:
When you take a quick look at a yogi exercising, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? What does yoga remind you of? What is yoga virtually identical to? Might it be stretching? Now that you mention it, yoga does look a lot like stretching.
Obviously, there’s more to yoga than just stretching. If stretching and yoga were one and the same, there would only be the one or the other, not both, right? That being said, the fundamentals of the basic yoga styles do rely a lot on stretching.
And that is precisely why yoga can be extremely beneficial to your posture, especially if you stick to slower, more mellow styles of yoga, such as Hatha or Vinyasa. These styles of yoga work wonders for both your posture and your balance. But wait, there’s more.
Hm, not sure exactly what you mean… Are you thinking of the best yoga styles for stretching, or the best yoga positions that will stretch your body to the max? Nevermind, we’ll cover both. Here’s our list of the best yoga styles and yoga positions for stretching.
Speaking about the best yoga styles for stretching, here are our top 5 picks:
Finally, here’s our list with the top 10 yoga positions that are perfect for stretching your body:
No place is great for yoga in these troubling times. We understand that you might even be too take a stroll to Balboa Park… But, there’s one gym in San Diego famous for its yoga classes, and we can’t wait for them to start again – Fit! We boast the best yoga instructors in the business, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got once all this blows over. Stay safe, and see you soon!
It should come as no surprise that stretching can make you a lot more flexible than you used to be. While it may be astonishing that stretching can really work your muscles, flexibility stemming from stretches is generally common knowledge.
However, not many people know how this happens and what exactly stretching does to your muscles to increase their flexibility. So, before you head to Mission Beach and join one of the professional boot camp classes, learn a bit more about stretching and flexibility.
Of course flexibility can be improved. We understand your fear, we really do, as it is never comfortable beginning to notice your body starting to get less and less flexible with each passing day. But no need to rush off to California Department of Public Health just yet.
If your body is aching as you make the most normal movements, or if you’re no longer able to bend your body to your desire, as you once could, it really is time to start thinking about ways to improve your flexibility.
Even though your body’s not in a state you’d want it to be, or even a state you remember, it is possible to break this vicious circle and get back on the right track. And the solution might even be simpler than you could have ever thought.
And here it is – stretching. As we’ve said, the solution to your problem, the method to improve your flexibility and get your body feeling right again is easy and demands as little effort from your part as possible. But, mind you, you still need to put in some effort.
So yes, stretching really can massively improve your flexibility. Any physical activity can make you more flexible, but stretching especially so. It has to do with the specific movements you perform during stretching.
Let’s say you’re trying to reach your toes with your hands. The mere motion of doing so will work the muscles in your back, legs, and arms, elongating them, making them stronger, which, in turn, strengthens the area around your joints, making them function better.
This is what passive stretching does. Active stretching is also beneficial to your flexibility. When you warm up, for example, your wrists, you turn them around, which improves their function, getting them to, once again, become accustomed to the movements they once could perform.
We’ve just given you a, let’s call it, physical explanation, and now, we’re going to present you with a neurological explanation as to how and why stretching actually improves your flexibility. Don’t worry though, it sounds a lot more scientific than it needs to be.
The nervous system controls all of your muscles. There are sensors around your body called muscle spindles, and they are the centers that detect a change in the length of your muscles and immediately notify the spinal cord. This will cause your muscles to contract in order to resist the stretch.
However, in time, as you continue stretching, these spindles adapt, they start notifying the spinal cord less frequently, which allows your muscles to remain a bit elongated, allowing you greater flexibility.
However, flexibility also stems from your brain, which controls the pain you might be experiencing with reduced flexibility while doing various movements. Regular stretching can also help reprogram the brain, allowing you to increase your range of motion.
We’re going to give you several pointers as to how much and how often you should stretch. The important thing to note first is that you should not overdo it when it comes to stretching.
And that’s it. Follow this pattern and you’ll soon increase your flexibility.
If you’re looking to prepare for those engaging Mission Beach boot camp classes by learning how to stretch, you’re in luck, because you can do both at the same place – Fit! We are a gym that focuses on its clients, and we do all that we can to help them get fit!
So, if you’re ever strolling down to Mission Bay, thinking how you’d like to get back into shape, remember – Fit’s near, and you have a place where you can start working out and quickly get into shape. At our fitness centers, you can also join stretching sessions and work on your flexibility from 15 to 30 minutes. Fit should always be your first option!
Did you have any idea that stretching can actually help strengthen your muscles, increase your muscle mass, and, if need be, make your muscles mean and lean? Stretching can also massively improve your flexibility, but that’s a story for another time…For now, let’s see how regular stretching before a fitness boot camp class in Mission Beach can dramatically improve the state of your muscles.
They stretch. Come on, this was easy. No need to consult the San Diego Institute for Public Health on this one, right? Although the answer seems rather simple and blatantly obvious, the truth is somewhat different. Yes, muscles stretch, but how does that happen exactly?
Contracted muscles produce a large amount of tension at the place where the muscle connects to a tendon. This is the location of the Golgi tendon organ that sends out a message to the spine to trigger the body’s own defense mechanism and relax and elongate contracted muscles.
However, this leaves muscles weakened for a certain amount of time, which is unfavorable. That is why you should do what you can to elongate and relax your muscles by doing stretches. You will spare them becoming weakened, you will not trigger the body’s defense mechanism, and you will take care of your muscles.
When wanting to gain muscle mass, stretching is probably the absolutely last thing on your mind. Stretching serves only as a preparatory activity before exercising, and muscle relaxing activity after “real” exercising, right?
However, not only can stretching, in itself, increase the mass of your muscles, it can also greatly facilitate your muscle gain when practiced regularly in conjunction with other exercising methods.
This is how it works – muscles are encased in connective tissue known as fascia. This tough tissue is what holds your muscles in place. However, it is also what restricts the unhindered growth of your muscles.
And this is where stretching comes in. Stretching your muscles also means stretching your fascia, providing your muscles more room to grow, thus vastly increasing your muscles’ potential to increase in mass. So yes, stretching is a sure way toward increasing your muscle mass for more reasons than one.
Wanting to get fit and build muscles doesn’t mean you’re going for that coveted “Hulk” look. You’d probably want to increase your muscle mass a bit, while still aiming to keep your muscles lean and long as much as possible?
Well, if you’re exercising towards such a result, stretching should definitely be high on your list of priorities. As you already know, stretching elongates your muscles, preventing them from staying contracted for too long. This is especially true for those post-exercising stretches.
And this is exactly what’s going to help your muscles remain lean and long. Stretching returns your muscles into their previous, elongated state, which is exactly what you want when trying to keep your muscles from becoming all bulky.
So, regularly perform stretches such as hand walks, walking spiderman, scapular wall slides, reverse lunges, etc., and they will help you achieve the look you’re aiming for. Stretching is a lot more than just an activity for warming up and cooling down.
Even if you’re a person who likes going to incredibly interesting fitness boot camp classes in Mission Beach, you’d still do well to stretch before and after. And, if it’s stretching you’re eager for, then Fit is what you’ll be needing.
We’re a fitness establishment that goes all out to please our visitors. We’ll show you how to stretch and work towards the goals you’ve set. You can join our stretching sessions and work on this important fitness aspect for up to 30 minutes. Not even diving in Wreck Alley can replace a good stretch here and there. Make Fit your go-to place for keeping fit!
Did you have any idea that stretching can help you shed some pounds? No? Well, that’s because people often only want to know what goes on in your body when you stretch, for how long to stretch their muscles, or where to attend boot camp classes in Mission Beach.
For example, did you know that doing stretches regularly can help you keep fit too? No? Well, that needs to be corrected. But, let’s first see how stretching burns calories.
First of all, allow us, for a second, to sound like we’re from the San Diego Institute for Public Health and say – stretching is excellent for losing weight. It’s also often overlooked as a method for weight loss and quite unjustly so.
While some people, well, a vast majority of them only perceive stretching as a way to prepare for proper exercising, in reality, stretching is a lot more than that. It will help you burn calories at a faster rate than you usually would and it will allow your entire body to lose weight better.
There are several reasons why stretching is an excellent way to shed some pounds, but we’re going to list only the top 4 ones:
We’re going to list all the 10 most important types of stretches you should do on a regular basis if you’re looking to lose a bit, or a lot, of weight:
As you can see, sometimes we provide an average time a person should hold a stretch. However, the amount of time you should spend holding each stretch is wildly individual.
The rule of thumb is that you should try holding a stretch until you start feeling “the burn”, that is, until you feel your muscles reacting to it, and then a couple of seconds longer. The important thing is not to overdo it, as even stretching too hard can cause injuries.
If you’d like to learn how to stretch the calories away, but you’re unsure how to begin, don’t despair, there’s still hope – just come to Fit Athletic! Here, you can stretch, lift, do yoga, or join incredible boot camp classes in the Mission Beach community!
Whatever you want to do, you can, and stretching is our specialty. Our stretching sessions are available in our Fit gyms, so consider joining for increased flexibility. The sessions last from 15 to 30 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time for other types of exercises, too. We can teach you how to do it properly, and we’re happy to do so. Who says that only the Giant Dipper is a blast? Fit classes are too, so stop by and see why!