The fitness industry will never go out of style. After all, individuals want to look and feel their best. What better way to do this than through exercise?
This industry has opened the door to personal trainers. These individuals are great options for those that need a little push or don’t know where to start. They’ll help you reach your fitness goals and stay on track.
Personal training styles vary, making it important to understand the different types of personal training. Here’s what you need to know.
Let’s start with the type of personal training you’re likely most familiar with: the fitness coach.
These types of personal trainers are often seen at gyms. They walk their clients through exercises and push them to achieve new strengths. They’re experts in the field of both fitness and exercise, helping with the following:
If your goal is to become stronger or lose weight, a fitness coach is what you need.
Sports trainers specialize in (you guessed it) sports. They help athletes improve their skills whether they play soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or tennis.
With this type of personal training, you can expect someone that’s highly knowledgeable in one specific sport or several. Along with helping athletes strengthen their bodies, they also create rehabilitation programs for injured athletes. They specialize in treating muscle injuries and preventing them as well.
Nutrition is part of staying fit. A health coach helps improve and implement lifestyle changes to improve physical health. They help their clients reach nutritional and fitness goals through a wellness program.
Health coaches are readily available to assist clients at gyms or fit athletic clubs. They’ll use their knowledge of nutrition, lifestyle, and diet to help you meet your goals and retain the results.
Are you a fan of cardio? If you are, you’ll love working with a cardio trainer. If you’re not, this type of trainer will help motivate you and squeeze the right amount of cardio in.
Through cardio training, individuals will condition their heart and lungs through specialized exercises. This is a great way to strengthen heart health, feel good, and lose weight in the process. Other benefits of cardio include:
Perhaps one of the more rigorous types of instructors, boot camp trainers walk their clients through high-intensity interval training. They usually train in the outdoors whether it’s a park, sports field, or arena.
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There are several options when it comes to choosing personal training. The above five are some of the most common personal training offered.
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Whether you are looking for a place to reach your health and fitness goals, a place to unwind and take a break from your busy life, or a place to meet new people and join in on fun social events, FIT brings you the best of all worlds and has something for everyone.
From luxurious spa-like amenities, a fresh and fully stocked health foods cafe to monthly parties, and more – it’s no wonder people come to FIT to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate.
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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Our newest class, FIT GRIT, incorporates cardio and strength equipment to burn stored fat and increase your metabolism efficiently. This class uses split days to train all body sections and improves your overall body composition. This curated circuit training program is designed to be a small class with a maximum of 12 members, to ensure you’re getting the accountability and motivation you need.
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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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Your health, wellbeing, and fitness goals are our top priority at FIT. So whether you’re unwinding in the sauna after work or jump-starting your morning with a HIIT class – you can experience all aspects of health and wellness offered at each FIT club with our All-Club Membership.
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.
FIT is your premium total body wellness center in San Diego; here’s more about our amenities to help you reach your health goals today.
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.
With a Fit membership, you’re able to gain access to unlimited group fitness classes– view a class time that works in your schedule here and sign up for your Fit membership today!
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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Protect Yourself From These Common Sports-Related Injuries
Getting in enough physical exercise is important for our health. Yet, whether that physical activity involves working out at the gym or participating in sports, it’s important not to overdo it. Pushing yourself can lead to common, yet painful injuries. Being aware of ways to avoid these injuries can help you stay safe, while pursuing your fitness or sports goals.
These types of injuries are more common in competitive team sports and include everything from traumatic brain injuries to incidences of TMJ. Trauma to the jaw or skull is generally responsible for swelling or a fracture of the bone of the skull in both these types of injuries. That’s why regulations for contact sports, such as football or hockey, set guidelines for wearing face and head protection. While some types of sports don’t require this type of protection, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a risk of a head injury. For instance, TBI incidences are still common in sports like basketball and soccer, even though the players don’t wear helmets or mouth guards. In any physically active sport, it’s wise to consider wearing a helmet or similar protection to protect your face and head.
When the neck becomes misaligned, it can cause pain that won’t seem to go away, but this isn’t necessarily due to an injury. In fact, it can begin in the office, while you’re working at you desk. Your neck becomes misaligned through poor posture, but the pain can really intensify later, when you hit the gym. It can become a bigger problem as you lay on the weight bench, if you don’t ensure your neck and upper back are fully supported against the pad. Doing lifts that force you to raise your hands over your head can really aggravate the condition. To strengthen these muscles, do reverse shrugs with the lateral pull down bar, adjusting the weight to a comfortable level. Just pull the bar down to 3-4 inches in front of you.
This is a common injury at the gym, especially with those who don’t practice a proper form. Like the neck, the back relies on proper posture and, when it doesn’t get that support, it can cause a strain in the lower back. A sharp pain, while doing squats can be an indication that you’ve put a strain on your back. To prevent this type of strain, practice working with your neutral back posture, before you begin lifting or doing squats. By laying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, you can experience your natural posture. Get comfortable with this posture, before advancing your workout.
These a tiny, hairline cracks in the bones of the lower legs, shins, and feet. Generally, they are caused by performing a repetitive motion too excessively, or they can be caused by overexertion. Symptoms of stress fractures include sharp, shooting pain in the foot and shins, making it difficult to walk. Jumping, running, walking, and even standing still can cause the pain to grow worse and the area around the shin and ankle may swell. To prevent stress fractures, start slowly and increase the intensity of your workouts gradually. Each week, you can boost your workout safely by 10%, giving your body time to adjust and build muscle.
This is common in every sport, among runners, and also in gym workouts. This often happens when you’re running and not paying attention to your footing. A misstep can cause your foot to twist beneath you, bending the ankle in an awkward position. The best way to prevent sprains is to run or jog on flat, even surfaces. If you’re on the treadmill, don’t forget to wear the clip that will stop the machine if you lose your balance. Outdoors, try to stay on concrete when running, as natural trails may be uneven and littered with branches and rocks.
Staying safe is important during any physical activity. To that end, be sure to wear the proper protective equipment and follow safety guidelines for that activity. While getting a good workout is your goal, overdoing it can lead to accidents and injuries that may leave you sidelined.