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28
May 2009

Send Yourself to Camp!

Send Yourself to Camp!

booty-campLet Power Spot –
ROCK Your Bottom with Booty Camp

5 Butt Blasting weeks June 1 – July 3
• Two ½ hour vibration sessions/week
• 2 unsupervised cardio sessions/week
• Nutritional Guidance

Mon & Wed 9am, 9:30am or 7:30pm
Tues & Thurs 7am, 7:30am 6:30pm 7 or 7:30pm

Members $195 plus tax
Non Members $295 plus tax

Contact Sally Imbo for more information: simbo@sportsplex-ct.com

Lose Big Boot Camp – 6 weeks
Have Fun – Learn how to reach your Goals
June 2- July 9
Tues & Thurs 12-1pm

Katie’s Bikini Boot Camp – 6 weeks
Take it to the next level and get into that bathing suit
June 1-July 9
Mon & Thurs 11-Noon

Members $234 plus tax
Non Members $414 plus tax

Contact Fitness Director Kris Geier for more information: kgeier@sportsplex-ct.com

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    09
    Mar 2009

    Sportsplex Nutrition For Tri-Athletes

    Nutrition For TriAthletes

    Sportsplex Triathletes, Getting Ready for Race Season?
    Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned athlete, eating right is the key to performance.

    Friday March 27th with Peter Berrisford
    12:00-1:00pm | Main Studio

    Sign up at front desk or contact Andre apounds@sportsplex-ct.com

    Having competed in 20 Ironman competitions, Peter will bring his expertise & knowledge to help you swim smarter, ride stronger, and run tougher through proper nutrition and hydration.

    • Certified U.S.A. Tri-athlete Level II Coach
    • Certified U.S.A. Cycling Level III Coach
    • Certified Nutritionist
    • Certified F.I.S.T. BikeFit Specialist

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      09
      Jan 2009

      Weekly Fitness Tip: The Only Resolution That Really Matters

      Looking to live a happier, healthier, longer life?

      BOSTON-January 6, 2009-The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today its call to action for anyone.

      Join a Health Club.

      Exercise is one of the best medicines we have to help keep us healthy and living longer. During times of stress and financial uncertainty, staying healthy is of the utmost importance. In our current economy, everyone desires a high return on his or her carefully planned investment. Such a return is achievable if you invest in yourself and your health this year, and exercise at a health club. You will reap the rewards of good health, happiness both year-long, and throughout your life.

      IHRSA offers the following Ten Reasons To Join A Health Club In 2009:

      Already a Member ?    Not A Member Yet ?

      Heal Your Mind and Body:
      Exercise can aid in the rehabilitation of illnesses and chronic disease, and improve your muscle strength, cardiovascular health, reduce stress, and help ease the effects of depression and other diseases.

      Practice Prevention:
      Exercise is a form of preventative medicine that research has proven can lower the risk of many chronic diseases, improve overall health and help stave off the effects of aging, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and osteoporosis.

      Improve Your Work Life:
      Studies have shown that exercise can boost employee morale, increase productivity, minimize stress, and lead to decreased absenteeism. On average, frequent exercisers among health-club patrons were absent from work only 2.11 days per year, compared to 3.06 days for inactive individuals.

      Save Money:
      Membership is an incredible value for the cost, especially when you consider the health benefits of exercise. Exercise is a preventive medicine and is part of the answer to health care reform. Sedentary lifestyles and their effects have driven up the cost of health care to all time highs. In 2000, obesity-related health care costs totaled an estimated $117 billion.

      You Can Make a Difference:
      Rates of overweight and obesity in America have never been higher. Today, roughly 34% of adults and 16% of children are obese. So play your part in reversing the nation’s overweight and obesity trend, and exercise.

      Spread the Health:
      Take the lead and be the example of healthy living and wellness for family, friends and your community.

      Weather the Storm:
      Health clubs provide a safe, and protective environment for working out, no matter what the weather.

      Better Together:
      Health clubs are a supportive environment to meet new people, build friendships, network, and find a workout buddy. Enlisting the support of others can increase motivation, help develop a sense of camaraderie, and better help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

      Under the support and guidance of a professionally trained staff, including certified personal trainers, you can get the most out of your workout at a club.

      Variety is the Spice of Life:
      Health clubs offer more workout options in one space, than any other facility. From machines, classes, and basketball, to yoga, personal training and racquetball, you will never run out of ways to spice up your fitness routine at a club.

      You Deserve It:
      A health club membership is not a luxury; it is an investment in your health.


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        04
        Dec 2008

        Sportsplex Stamford Personal Training

        Stamford’s Best Personal Training

        Get all the expertise and guidance you need from Stamford Personal Training Professionals.

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        Get More:
        Buy a 12 pack of Personal Training Get 2 Free
        Limited to two packages per member *Offer ends 12/31/08

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        Receive your Personal Training package by emailing Kris Geier, kgeier@sportsplex-ct.com


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          28
          Nov 2008

          Weekly Fitness Tip: Don’t Rely on Diet to Prevent Weight Gain

          Researchers followed 125 men and women, ages 18 to 35, who had lost more than 8 percent of their initial body weight and were trying to keep it off. They assigned them randomly to follow one of three diets.

          The study received funding from a variety of sources, including The Danish Heart Association and the Danish Pork Council.

          The findings weren’t all that surprising, experts said.

          “We know that most dieters have some weight regain despite the type of diet they may have been on,” said Lona Sandon, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “The trick to preventing weight regain seems to be more in increasing exercise rather than diet strategies.”

          Connect with Kris Geier kgeier@sportsplex-ct.com Set your fitness course.


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            20
            Nov 2008

            Weekly Fitness Tip: Burn More Calories When You are Not Exercising

            Burn More Calories When You are Not Exercising

            You want your body to burn calories at the highest possible rate even when you’re NOT exercising when you’re at sitting at your desk, relaxing at home, even sleeping.

            It’s called your resting metabolic rate (RMR), and you CAN increase it.

            One of the surest ways is by building more muscle mass through strength training. Muscle can burn 3-5 times more calories than fat does. So the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn. Even when you’re staying perfectly still.

            And you don’t need to invest much time. Working with weights for as little as 20 minutes two to three days a week can be enough to crank up your RMR over time.


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              31
              Oct 2008

              Weekly Fitness Tip: How Much Exercise is Enough?

              Have you been lax about your exercise?

              If you’ve been lax about about your exercise routine and aren’t sure what you should be doing, new recommendations give adults and kids specifics on what they can do to reap important health benefits.Get Fit Saw Mill Personal Traing mount Kiso

              Adults need a minimum of 2 1/2 hours of moderate exercise per week, or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous activity. And kids should get an hour of activity per day, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans announced earlier this month.

              Those are the numbers the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services came up with after a two-year process that included having a 13-member advisory committee review scientific research on the effects of physical activity and health.


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                17
                Oct 2008

                Weekly Fitness Tip: Secret to Staying Young, Exercise

                Regular exercise can reverse age-related brain decline, according to a U.S. cognitive neuroscientist.

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                Prof. Art Kramer, of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, says there’s substantial evidence showing the benefits of aerobic exercise and physical activity on such executive-control brain functions as task coordination, planning, goal maintenance, working memory and the ability to switch tasks.

                As people age, a deterioration of white and gray matter in certain areas of the brain can cause cognitive decline, Kramer explained. He reviewed published research and found that several studies showed that regular moderate exercise that makes a person breathless increases the speed and sharpness of thought, the actual volume of brain tissue, and the way in which the brain functions. – The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging


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                  10
                  Oct 2008

                  Weekly Fitness Tip: Personal Training Will Help You Stay the Course

                  Give an Exercise Plan at Least 2 Months

                  Do you find yourself continually starting exercise programs only to quit just weeks later?http://www.sdmesa.edu/athletics/fitness/images/fitness.jpg
                  If so, you could be asking too much of yourself in terms of motivation.

                  Studies show that most people need to stick with a plan for 30 to 60 days before their commitment to exercise takes hold. Unfortunately, many of us give up sooner, discouraged if we don’t approach each workout with zeal.

                  Perhaps one answer is to look at motivation as another “muscle.” Just as biceps, abs and glutes gradually strengthen as they are exercised over time, so does motivation grow stronger with practice.


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