SAVE THE DATE - July 19, 2014
34th Anniversary Party
Join Brittany for OUTDOOR YOGA on Monday & Friday's @ 9 AM at Livingston Park. All levels welcome.
GOLDEN STRENGTH with Jan begins June 6 @ 10:15 AM in Studio A (Spin Room)
RITUAL WELLNESS ORGANIC DRINKS
Cleanse, shred, or re-energize with Ritual Wellness. Choose between blends, greens, mylks, & lemonades. These drinks are rick in vitamins, antioxidants, & more. Available at the front desk.
OPTIMIZE YOUR METABOLISM
Metabolism is the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to yield the energy your body needs to maintain itself. The rate of your metabolism depends on "calories in" & "calories out" while eating, exercising, and your individual genetic makeup.
What determines your metabolism? Genes - They only account for 5% of your total daily calorie consumption. Increase your body's need for energy by increasing lean muscle mass (weight training). Each extra pound of muscle you carry can burn up to 50 additional calories just to maintain itself. Eating foods that require extra energy to digest or metabolize; for example, protein. Your body burns twice as many calories digesting high-protein as it does foods high in carbs and fat.
The rate of calories your body burns at rest represents about 60% - 70% if your total daily calorie burning, which makes slowing it through lack of sleep a serious roadblock to weight loss.
Increase lean muscle mass will increase your body’s energy needs. Eating every 2 to 3 hours feeds muscle and starves fat. By eating frequently, you reassure your body that you aren't going to starve; that food will always be available. Skipping breakfast, eating only a sandwich for lunch, and pigging out at dinner, on the other hand, frightens your body into storing fat, just in case your next meal never comes. Research from Georgia State University shows that people who eat every 2 to 3 hours have less body fat and faster metabolism than those who eat only 2 or 3 meals per day.
Frequent eating doesn't mean snacking, make each mini-meal complete
- a serving of vegetables and a healthy source of protein like eggs, chicken, or nuts - upping your intake of high-fiber foods like vegetables is one of the best ways to increase - fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate, but the body tries hard to break it down anyway - vegetables are low in calories, yet high in nutrients -- a huge boon for your weight loss efforts.
Article provided by Stephanie Luis & presented in workshop "The Skinny on What & How Much to Eat" * Nov. '13
BENEFITS OF TRX CLASS
The TRX Suspension Trainer leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. It delivers a fast, effective total-body workout, helps build a rock-solid core, increases muscular endurance, & benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors).
See schedule for class times.
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BELMONT RACQUETBALL ASSOCIATION
Want to burn up to 822 calories per hour? Racquetball provides an intense workout and is a fun way to meet new people.
We're on Facebook: Belmont Athletic Club Racquetball Association
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