Break through your limits and kickstart your fitness journey at FIT. Now is the time to become a healthier and stronger version of yourself. FIT members seek the best of the best in all that they do –  here’s how to find your inner strength at FIT and level up your life today.

Redefine Your Life at FIT

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.

Kickstart Your Fitness Journey

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!

FIT has accessible locations across San Diego. From ocean views at Mission Beach to city skylines downtown, the tools are ready for you to take the first step! Learn more about each of our premium locations or try a guest pass.

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Our FIT Health Coaches are here to help you through all aspects of your individual health and wellness journey. They take the time to listen to you and understand your needs before your sessions begin.

 

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Trainer Spotlight: James Schuerger

James is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at FIT Little Italy. He specializes in the following:

 

 

FIT personal trainers are very serious about designing your workout program based on your fitness assessment and goals.

Contact James at james@fitathletic.com for a Free Personal Training trial today and get started!

FIT Lifestyle

FIT is here to help you stay motivated and on track with your health and fitness goals so that you can turn them into accomplishments.

More than just a gym, it’s a lifestyle. When you join the FIT community you join a community of similar people who are here to support you on your health and wellness journey. Experience the FIT lifestyle today. 

Perseverance, Motivation + GRIT

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.

View each club’s FIT GRIT schedule! 

FIT For You

Fit is here to help you redefine your life, set you up for success, and crush your fitness goals, no matter what they are.

Contact us today to help you customize your fitness plan and find your inner FIT.

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.

About Postpartum Exercises

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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Try this exercise in a comfortable position:

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:

Postpartum Personal Training at FIT

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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Postpartum Exercise Chart

An example of a postpartum exercise routine could be something similar to this:

Check-In with Your Body

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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We help our clients achieve their fitness goals, from postpartum training to general strength training and more. If you’re looking for expertise-based personal training in San Diego, Fit is your choice. Our team is made up of experienced trainers who are fully committed to helping you reach your goals and strengthen your health through customized exercise and personalized advice.

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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!

Health Benefits of Pilates

Physical Benefits

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.

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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.

Mental Benefits

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.

Types of Pilates

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.

Group Fitness at Fit

It’s time to level up your workouts at Fit! Offering a wide range of Group Fitness classes taught by passionate instructors, you’ll have many opportunities to switch up your workout routine. From Pilates, yoga, meditation, HIIT, cycling, boxing and more, there’s never been a better time to try a new class!

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Wellness at Fit

It’s time to redefine and transform your life with Fit! Practicing daily habits from nutrition, to working out and stress management all go into maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle. At Fit, you’re able to seamlessly incorporate wellness into your lifestyle.

EatLove is personalized nutrition at your fingertips. EatLove is a nutrition system that provides custom meal recommendations and coaching to help build lasting, healthy habits around food. Through the month of March, Fit Athletic is offering complimentary access on the Fit App, providing data-backed suggestions to help you on your wellness journey.

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With five premium locations located throughout San Diego, Fit helps you maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Try Fit today at any location!

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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 relentlessif I’m not actively pursuing relentlessness, why am I here?” explains Zion.

Zion Clark at Fit Athletic Club

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.

Zion Clark at Fit Athletic Club

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.

Join FIT Today

FIT is your home for optimal health. We support you on your fitness journey and provide a wellness oasis to reach your best self. We offer inclusive amenities for everyone and passionate instructors, trainers, and staff to support you. Are you ready to take fitness to the next level and join the Fit Fam? Try FIT today!

Zion Clark at Fit Athletic Club

I AM ZION CLARK. I AM FEARLESSLY FIT.

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.

FIT Community

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.

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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.

Benefits of Group Fitness

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.

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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.

Benefits of Exercising as a Couple

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”.

Unlimited Group Fitness at FIT

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!

Try the NEW FIT Grit

Your new favorite Group Fitness class is here! Perseverance, resolve, and GRIT. Improve your body composition in this curated circuit training program. This small group training uses cardio and strength equipment to burn stored fat and increase your metabolism efficiently. Using split days to train all body sections. Check out our Instagram for more info on this popular class!

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Experience all aspects of health, wellness, and fitness offered at each FIT location when you sign up for the FIT All-Club Membership.

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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.

What is Wellness

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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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.

Your Home for Health

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.

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Five FIT Locations

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.

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World-Class Personal Training

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.

Unlimited Group Fitness

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.

Your Home for Nutrition

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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Are you ready to take your wellness journey to the next level? Then, start here and try FIT today!

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.

Put Mindful Eating into Practice

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!

Stay Moving

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.

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Some simple exercise examples can be a brisk walk around the neighborhood with family or a gentle yoga class to stretch out tense muscles.

Don’t Lose Sight of What Counts: Mindful Thinking

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.

Prioritize a Sleep Schedule

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!

Make a Wellness-Inspired New Years Resolutions

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.

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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.

Find your own wellness path with FIT by signing up for a fitness membership or health consultation with one of our world-class personal trainers.

Your Wellness Journey at FIT

Staying healthy during the holidays is easy at FIT. From scheduling in yoga or meditation class, to unwinding in our premium saunas and steam rooms, it’s time to redefine your life with FIT. Join today and experience the award-winning personal training, group fitness, amenities, and more!

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