POUND for Pounds

POUND for Pounds

Fitness crazes and fads always intrigue me.  Some leave me shaking my head and others have me saying, “ok, that was fun but it’s not something I would want to do all the time”.  But, I was recently introduced to a new fitness class that I truly loved and would gladly add to my regular routine.  It’s called POUND.

POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 600 and 900 calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!

 http://www.poundfit.com/

It’s one of the newest classes offered at Sweat Franklin and is quickly developing a cult following.  Using lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix™, you ...

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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Christa Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness

 
 
 

Holiday Survival Series - 3 Steps to Getting Fit & Making it Stick

Holiday Survival Series - 3 Steps to Getting Fit & Making it Stick

Losing weight and getting into shape are rivaled only by giving up reality television and getting a better job as the most popular resolutions. Ask anyone you know, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” and you’re likely to get one of these answers. So, what is the difference between a successful resolution and a one thousand dollar coat rack/exercise bike in the family room? 

Successful change comes in three stages. The first, the contemplation stage, is when you feel like you need to change, but don’t know how to begin or how you will find the time. The preparation stage, where you plot your steps to your goal, should come next if you want to succeed. However, many a lapsed exerciser has skipped this and gone straight to the action stage, only to be sabotaged by injury, frustration over their down dog, or the dozen donuts ...

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Posted Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness

 
 
 

Meet Your Match

Meet Your Match
John Holley MS, CSCS
www.4johnholley.wordpress.com

  

 

 

 

You’ve been searching for the one. You’ve looked everywhere for the one which matches your likes and dislikes and fits your lifestyle. Through trial and error, you’ve found some don’t fit and others do for a short time, but then you get bored. After a while you are so tired of trying, a pint of cookies & cream and a Sandra Bullock movie seem to be a good alternative. What are you supposed to do?

First, to find your perfect plan for exercise and eating (never say diet!) read the following grouped statements and circle those with which you agree. The results will direct you toward the approach, which is right for you.

Group A

1.I’m organized and I prefer to follow a plan when working toward a goal.

2.I don’t like a trial and ...

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Posted Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 by Christa Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness