Guess who was spotted running along Calgary pathways yesterday during the deep freeze (-29 degrees celcius before wind chill)?
Nick Wiggins, Eau Claire YMCA General Manager, makes many of us question our own dedication to health and wellness… And maybe also makes us also question what on earth was Nick thinking?!
Well, no matter what he was thinking… Good for you, Nick, for your incredible commitment to your fitness routine. You WOW us all!
Congrats to all the people who participated in the first fitness class ever held at NEW Saddletowne YMCA! The class took place on Saddletowne YMCA opening day: Saturday January 7, 2012.
Don’t forget the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness Grand Opening Celebration happening this coming weekend (Jan 14 & 15). Everyone is invited! Festivities begin Saturday morning at 11am. See you there!
December and January are two months where people often go from 2 different extremes with their nutrition and exercise habits.
In December, many people “slack off” on their workouts and eat whatever they want over the holiday season. In January, people are determined to get back in shape, stick with their diet and continue to exercise regularly 2-3 times per week.
If you are a regular exerciser, remember that completely falling off the wagon by not exercising and throwing your diet away over the holidays can destroy several months of hard training. The less you slack off, the less amount of time it will take to get you back to your pre holiday shape.
If you do not regularly exercise and you are thinking about making that New Year’s resolution to start an exercise plan, think about starting now. In January, there are going to be many new members at fitness clubs that want to start a program. If you want to get a head of the crowd, sign up at the gym now before everyone else does. The holiday season is actually a great time to start a fitness program because gyms are usually quiet. You can establish a routine during your holiday time off without being overwhelmed by the crowd in the New Year. Exercise can help relieve some of the stresses associated with the season.
When it comes to your diet, there is no need to overindulge over the holidays but there is no need to not have fun either. It is perfectly fine to treat yourself now and again but don’t go overboard. Treat your body like a high end sports car and only put the best fuel in your body. If you are looking at making some serous gains in your fitness levels, proper nutrition is key. Eat for performance and not for pleasure.
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