Indoor cycling took-off about 30 years ago and continues to leave other fitness trends in the dust. There are multiple reasons why people get on the saddle initially and jump back on every chance they get.
Before you tear into a pre-packaged sugary snack, think outside of the quick-to-grab cookie box. There are simple ways to satiate your sweet tooth that are both cool and healthy!
Strap-in and start optimizing your time at the gym with MYZONE! As a HealthSPORT member, you’ll soon be able to tap into one of the most effective training tools around. MYZONE Technology is a simple to use a system that caters to your individual needs while allowing you to play along with the rest of our gym community.
Your workouts should be tough. Trying to figure out what to eat post-workout should be easy. However, your go-to wintertime snack might turn into a runny mess in your gym bag while you’re in the midst of your summertime sweatfest. With a little thought and very little time, you can create perfect summertime snacks that will give you the nutrition you need and keep the hungries at bay between meals.
Summer seems to fly by, doesn’t it? That’s not surprising when you pack it full of fast-paced fun. But in the midst of all that energetic play, try slowing down for a bit and practice some yoga. You’ll be surprised by how 5 simple yoga poses can ready your body for movement in the morning and help you recover at night.
Do you want a better butt, killer quads, a strong back and calves that won’t quit? How about unshakeable stability from head to toe and increased control over your major muscles?
Going green doesn’t mean you have to immediately install solar panels on your roof and start brushing your teeth with a stick. You can if you want. But there are less overwhelming things you can do immediately that count when it comes to helping out the environment. Small tweaks you make can contribute to big changes and better health for you, your neighbor and the environment.
Now that spring has sprung, how about pulling out some hiking gear and hitting a trail? Hiking can help build leg strength, stability, and provide a cardio workout if you keep a stiff pace. There are several low-key places to hike that are less than an hour away from HealthSPORT’s gyms. While the national parks are stunning, nearby state parks can get you off the beaten path and into a habitat where you can find your hiking groove.
It’s time to tuck away your cold weather gear and celebrate springtime in Northern California. A new season and an unmatched growing climate brings loads of local fresh food options your way. Kick-off the season with a quick exploration of the Northern Coast Grower’s Association website. It has tons of tips about what’s in-season, where to find it and how to use it. There are also ample recipes that utilize in-season local veggie varieties. Food Geeks is also a good resource to explore what you might find when you venture out to local farmers’ markets.
Meditation is like a very quiet superpower. Learning to clear your mind and breathe deeply can give you a competitive edge in all aspects of athleticism, in fitness and beyond. The benefits of meditating before a workout, after a workout and in-between are numerous.