Saturday, December 29, 2012

Play Like A Kid

Hoop Fitness! You probably saw it featured in the local Intel / New Era. Now, try it for yourself. Recapture the playfulness of your hula hooping days as a kid while you sculpt your body, improve flexibility and endurance, boost your creativity and expression, and enjoy an action-packed cardiovascular workout.

New hoop fitness classes starting in January at Body & Soul Fitness Studio, Lancaster, PA:

Beginner Hoop Fitness

Four week series Tuesdays Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6:00 PM

Perfect for the beginning hooper and those looking for a fun way to get into shape! Flow with the hoop in a class designed to tone muscles, increase flexibility, and strengthen the cardiovascular system while burning up to 210 calories in 30 minutes! We’ll also learn some moves that can be practiced and enjoyed outside of classes. Get in the hoop, get fit, and have fun! Hoops will be supplied during class, but if you have a favorite you may bring it, of course! Wear natural fiber workout clothing.

Intermediate Hoop Fitness

Four week series Thursdays Jan. 3, 10, 24, 31 @ 6:00 PM

Perfect for the hooper who has mastered sustained waist hooping and wants to add to the fitness routine. We’ll work on walking with the hoop, dancing, and add some new off body moves that will increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, and tone the core. Another action-packed cardio workout that’s exhilarating and glee-filled! Hoops are supplied during class. Wear natural fiber workout clothing.

Silver Hoop Fitness 

Wednesdays Jan. 2nd & 9th @ 10:00 AM

Would you like to try fitness hooping but are hesitant because you're a senior or have injury/medical issue? Check out our new Silver Hoop Fitness class. 

Join us for some gentle stretching, light cardio, and an effective full body workout of muscles and alignment, as you revisit the playfulness of your childhood with a hoop! There are a lot of healthy benefits to hooping, but most of all we'll laugh and play together to great music.

Instructor for all classes: Jenny Hill, Certified Body Hoops instructor
Cost: Beginners and Intermediate $40 / Silver $20

Call Mickey today at 509-7777 to register. Space is limited.
Non-members welcome.   Plenty of free parking

Body & Soul Fitness Studio
618 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Workout Study: Bodyweight Exercises Better Than Cardio

If you're a regular reader, you know I recommend Craig Ballantyne's Turbulence Training. Besides being a great trainer, Craig is kind of a research geek. Each week he scours hundreds of magazines, websites, videos, scientific research papers, hard copy books, and even university textbooks to uncover new ways of training to add to his TT workouts.

Recently Craig came across one NEW workout-boosting trick that is a GAME CHANGER for fat loss. Not only does it make your future fat burning workouts and bodyweight exercises even more effective, it does so in just minutes per workout.

From Craig:

Can 4 minutes of bodyweight exercises (like burpees) work just as well as traditional 30-minute cardio workouts?

Researchers from Queen's University say it can...

In their study, published in "Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism", the scientists had 22 college-aged women do 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks, splitting them into one of three groups:

Group A did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate.

Group B did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between rounds, for a total of 4 minutes.

Group C did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Here were their shocking results...

Despite training just 1/7th of the time, Group B increased their aerobic fitness levels by the SAME amount (about 7-8%) as Group A.

That's right... even the short, intense, bodyweight workouts were equally as effective as 30 minutes of boring cardio.

Now here's where the study gets interesting...

First, Group B was the only group to INCREASE their muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses, leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

Second, these unconventional bodyweight workouts resulted in members of Group B reporting GREATER overall workout enjoyment.

And that was just from one 4-minute blast of bodyweight exercises.

I know you'll get TRIPLE the results, or more, when you use the Turbulence Training versions of the system ... not to mention these workouts can be done from ANYWHERE you want.

Click here to get the complete TT 20-10 Bodyweight Revolution program Special Holiday Deal

Mickey here again. If you're at all interested in effective, time saving, fat burning workouts, don't wait to check this out. This offer ends tomorrow. 

Here's that link again ==> TT 20-10 Bodyweight Revolution