You’ve seen the small group training classes popping up at our new studio, Fortitude. You’ve thought about checking out the classes. You’ve even peeked in the window when heading to the gym. But, you haven’t made the leap to join us. Why is that? Are you unsure of what a group class can do for you? Well, let us tell you. It’s scientifically proven that you can get a better workout when doing so in a group setting.
It’s no secret that we are all going through a bit of change right now. We’re figuring out how to juggle being a parent, a teacher, an entertainer, a self-care guru, and a full-time chef amongst other things. Some essential workers are still required to go to work every day and figure out how to make sure their families are safe at home. Some are out of work and navigating unemployment for the first time. Change is inevitable right now. It can be scary, it can be uncomfortable, but it can also prove to open new opportunities and creative innovation.
As a small business, we want to keep operating to make sure that our staff can be compensated, but we do not want to endanger anyone in any way. So we have come up with a plan to open our doors while following all the Governor’s recommendations, and additional taking our own extra precautions.
We’ve already told you that exercise not only helps with your physical health, but it also helps with your mental health. Now more than ever, that rings true. Regular exercise helps keep you healthy, happy, and even helps with virus-fighting qualities. Specifically, “moderate intensity exercise improves immune function and potentially reduces risk and severity of respiratory viral infection.” 1
It’s not news to anyone that life is a little different these days. We’ve had to close our doors for the safety of members and staff. And many people are missing the social environment and fun exercise that were a regular part of your lives here at the gym. We get it. We miss you too!
We’re hearing more and more about it every day. The coronavirus has been officially named a pandemic, and people have been encouraged to practice social distancing. Are you thinking about skipping your visit to the gym due to the hype? Before you do, let us tell you a bit about what you’re dealing with.
We all know that exercise is good for your health. There have been many studies and physical evidence that proves that exercise can help you lose weight, decrease susceptibility to diabetes and heart disease, and increase muscle and energy. But there are even more positive effects that exercise can have on your physical and mental wellness.
The couple that works out together, stays together. And we’re not just saying that, it’s true! Studies have shown that people that workout with a buddy are more reliable and tend to stick to their plan. A study in Prevention Magazine found that 94% of couples stuck to their workout plan when they did it together. Having a buddy keeps you honest and reliable.
Whether you’re a fan of resolutions or not, starting a new routine at the beginning of the year is a little easier to tackle. You have a new calendar, a regular work/home life schedule, and you lived through last year with some extra time on your hands. You know that...