I knew going into 2016 that it would be a year of big changes. My wife and I had just had our first son, we moved to Atlanta to be closer to family and I was starting a new career. Stressful as they are, I welcomed every one of those changes. Between stepping into the craziness of being a first-time dad and moving away from my whole life as a Bostonian, everything was in a constant state of motion. It was a roller coaster, but one that I loved riding. One change was not planned and it brought the whole ride to a stop. At 35, after a lifetime of perfect health, pushing myself as an endurance athlete, and barely seeing a doctor for any reason, I found out that I am a diabetic.
In the months since Summer has ended, I have been getting asked more and more about how gym members can motivate themselves; or find the motivation they once had. A lot of my own personal training clients know that on the days that they don’t see me, I expect to see them at the gym doing the homework I assigned them or taking a group fitness class. Belonging to a gym that offers tons of group fitness classes per week is a great perk that all gym members have access to. I am as disciplined as they come and even I struggle some days. These are the days that I turn to group fitness classes for motivation. I know that the hardest part is just getting in the door. If the group fitness instructor sees me, I know I am now going to be held accountable and I can’t just sneak out of the room. When I look around and see the other gym members, I instantly feel motivated. If they are in there and ready to work, I need to be too. There is something about working out in the presence of others that subconsciously pushes us further than we would push ourselves. Another great benefit is the fact that I get to meet new people and socialize with people other than just fellow trainers and gym staff. I meet a lot of gym members and it makes me feel like I truly have my own little gym family. For those who are just starting out with the gym and feel uncomfortable around weights or with form, group fitness classes are a great way to learn proper form and technique without feeling singled out. That way, when you go to work out on your own on all the top notch equipment you’ve feared up until now, you will have no problems now that you know exactly what you’re supposed to do.
Halloween is here and so is all that yummy bite-sized candy! But what does it take to burn off all those extra calories? McKenna Smet, trainer at Sport&Health, will walk you through some exercises that will help you negate the Halloween candy binge.
Let’s be REAL. Halloween is here and whether you have kids or not, bite-sized Halloween candy is everywhere. From people bringing it to work, to seeing it at the grocery stores on sale, it’s unavoidable and easy to be tempted! So, I dug deep into my womanly self to not think about how much I love chocolate and came up with strategies to help you with candy cravings. Trust me, I’ll be using these strategies too.
Where I find my recipes: Pinterest is a lifesaver. It saves key words that you search with and then recommends recipes you might like. I search using these keywords: Paleo FODMAP Whole 30 Gluten Free Lactose Free 2 ingredient 3 ingredient Healthy Vegan How does food-shopping work? At first I went to the grocery store and spent hours shopping on Sunday morning. Then I discovered Giant Peapod and Harris Teeter Express Lane and it changed my whole meal prep game. For a small service fee ($2-4) you can order your ingredients from the comfort of your own home and pick it up curbside from the grocery store. You save hours. You can even get it delivered for a larger fee.
Here’s a list of proven daily habits and behaviors that will help you lose fat. And what do you do with them? Simple: first, read through them and choose one habit to follow for the next 14 days or so. Pick whichever one seems easiest for you. Once you choose, ask yourself the following question:
As a nutritionist, so often, people ask me why they always feel hungry, even though they tell me they “eat healthy.” That is always a complicated question to answer and the right response is not usually the same for everyone. There are so many variables, but there are some universal truths that anyone can apply to their own habits. Here are five:
During all of my interactions, the staff has been friendly and helpful!
What a great gym! Chang Yi and his staff are exceptional. I have been a member of this gym for over 10 years, you can definitely see a lot of new equipment, new staff, and new positive energy.
I am beyond satisfied with the service I have received, the excellent new equipment, and the results I have achieved in such a small amount of time. During the past month I lost weight and dropped one dress size.
There is a wide variety of machines and fitness tools to use throughout the facility and every time I have been in to workout it has been completely spotless. Looking forward to continuing to meet my fitness goals with this great company.
This is a great gym with more than everything one needs in a gym! The equipment is good and the cardio area is bright and energetic. There is ample room for free weights and stretching. I have found the classes to all be excellent with very good instructors. And, an added bonus is free, available parking.
This is a great place to work out and get fit! I've workout out here a couple of times and you are greeted with a smile the moment you arrive at the club! All the staff members are very helpful!
The staff is friendly and helpful. The GM was great and helped me with my membership. overall, it's a great place to work out.
Sport&Health is where I began my fitness journey over a year ago. Ever since joining I have felt 100% at home every time I walked through the front door. The staff, trainers, and management have been nothing but uplifting and accommodating and the renovations have only made the gym better.
I would highly recommend this gym to anyone who is searching for a family,friendly atmosphere. You won't regret!
The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the gym is awesome. So clean with a wide range of equipment. Totally recommend!
Excellent gym. Awesome classes as well as weight rooms and plenty of aerobic machines. Staff is exceptional.
In love with the gym. Adorable environment, lovely and friendly staff that I have a big respect! Everything is organized and always cleaned!! Also great and professional trainers who are always ready to help you. Awesome place for family and friends. I enjoy every moment when I am there.
Sport n health is my happy place! It's like my second home. The staff is friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. The upgrades to the equipment have been awesome and made my workouts fun and challenging. The vibe at sport n health is awesome. As a woman I feel comfortable and accepted and always am excited to walk into the club!
Super-dedicated instructors, trainers, and staff!
Administration and staff are so helpful and willing to talk to you and give you the time of day. Knowledgable and friendly!