LIFE'S HEALTHIER AT THE VILLAGE

5 Explosive Moves To Improve Your Fitness

Athletic Men perform jump exercise

By DuMaine Corbin When you’re exercising on a regular basis, it’s important to assess what goals you are looking to achieve. Asking yourself a few questions can help you determine exactly what you are hoping to accomplish each day at the gym. Questions such as, what is your fitness goal? Are you looking to build… Continue reading 5 Explosive Moves To Improve Your Fitness

Stay Fit Around Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

By Naci Melzer, Camelback Personal Trainer Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, food, and drinks… and more food! With all the holiday fun, it can be challenging to continue your healthy routine. If you are determined to stay on track with your fitness goals despite the holiday, then keep these tips in mind:   Prepare the days… Continue reading Stay Fit Around Thanksgiving

The Benefits of CrossFit

The CrossFit Company, founded by former gymnast Greg Glassman, has taken the fitness world by storm since its development in 2000. Glassman, who was a teen gymnast seeking to achieve better results in all areas of fitness, not just one specialized ability, developed his high-intensity fitness routine of varied functional movement exercises to help people… Continue reading The Benefits of CrossFit

In the Swing – Off Court Strengthening Pays Off at the Baseline

By Meggan Barnett, Personal Trainer The Village Health Club and Spas, DC Ranch You’re spending several hours a week on the courts; practicing your footwork, improving your fitness and perfecting your swing. Yet, you’re stalled, maybe plateaued, and not seeing much progress. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s what you’re not doing.

Lucky Seven Yoga Poses for Runners

How Many Runners Practice Yoga Today? According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study (conducted by the Yoga Journal, Yoga Alliance and Ipsos Public Affairs) there are 36.7 million people practicing yoga and 79% of those people also engage in running, cycling or weight lifting. Why? Yoga is just flat out good for you, it… Continue reading Lucky Seven Yoga Poses for Runners

Trainer Tip Thursday

It’s Trainer Tip Thursday! Gainey Village Personal Trainer Erik Pence says that when you’re training muscle groups, it’s best to start big, working multiple muscle groups, then work down to isolating specific muscles at the end of your workout to get the maximum effect.

Make the Most of Your Workout with MYZONE at Ocotillo Village

Earlier this month, members at Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa were introduced  to MYZONE, a state-of-the-art new personal fitness wearable system to assist in the quest to achieve personal fitness goals. At the center of the MYZONE system is the MZ-3 Physical Activity Belt, a next-generation heart rate monitor used to provide members with… Continue reading Make the Most of Your Workout with MYZONE at Ocotillo Village

The How vs the How Much

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced lifter, perfecting the form that you use during any given exercise should be the primary focus, as opposed to how much weight you are lifting, pushing or pulling.

8 Reasons to Swim This Summer

Summer is here, and so is the sun. Cool off on your next workout and take a lap in the pool to see the benefits – check out these 8 reasons why swimming is good for your health.

Trainer Tuesday: Christopher Morrin

It’s Trainer Tuesday! Gainey Village Trainer Christopher Morrin has been a personal trainer at the Gainey Village for 9 years teaching Kinesis and many specializing in complete body toning. Practicing what he preaches, Christopher has trained hard in the club to broaden his fitness lifestyle outside of the Village. In the last year, Christopher has… Continue reading Trainer Tuesday: Christopher Morrin