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50 Ways to Lose Weight

There are lots of ways to lose weight. It’s about making smart choices that work for your body.

Here is a great article from the Prevention website with 50 simple ways to drop 10 pounds. Your entire body thanks you for maintaining a healthy weight.

From the article by Joy Manning on the Prevention website:

“Losing weight, unfortunately, isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we’re all so different, from our food preferences to our body chemistry, the only successful way to reach and maintain a healthy weight is to find what works for you.”


Kettlebell Effectiveness

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Step Up Your Workout: Kettlebell Mini-Bootcamp

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Kick It Up with a Kettlebell

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: 8, 15, 22 Feb & 1 March (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Kettlebell Bootcamps

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: 8, 15, 22 Feb & 1 March (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Kick It Up with Kettlebell

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: 8, 15, 22 Feb & 1 March (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


A Workout Buddy Helps You Reach Fitness Goals

Wanna get motivated to work out? There are lots of stats out there that show having a workout buddy is one of the best ways to stay on track with your fitness routine. There are a number of reasons why:

  • Motivation. We all have on and off days. Days you don’t feel like hitting the gym, your partner will likely be primed to go and get you there. Plus we people tend to like a little competition – driving us to work harder and challenge ourselves.
  • Results. With a partner, most people push themselves harder. That not only means increasingly the likelihood of hitting your health goals, but getting there much faster than if you were on your own.
  • Alternatives. We all think a little different than each other. Your workout buddy may offer suggestions for alternative exercises or training routines. Things you may not have come up with on your own. (This is also a great reason to get a personal trainer.)
  • Spotting. Your workout buddy can help keep you safe by spotting you on equipment, allowing you to further challenge your abilities.
  • Partner moves. There are lots of exercises that can be done with a partner, like doing sit-ups and passing a medicine ball between each time you both reach the centre.
  • Companionship. Everyone loves a little company. Longer workouts can get tedious but having a friend around makes the time pass much faster.

Give some thought to choosing your workout buddy. This can make or break your success together at the gym:

  • Fitness/Skill level. Team up with someone at a similar level to avoid one person exceling and one person being left behind. The best is a friend who will challenge you to work harder but will also be a motivation.
  • Goals. Review your fitness goals together. If you want to build muscle while your workout buddy wants to increase cardio, you will be doing different exercises and end up not working out together. Try to find someone who will want to do similar moves so you both end up benefiting.
  • Relationship. Make sure you pick someone who you like spending time with because you will be hanging out a lot at the gym improving your health together!

You know you have chosen your buddy well when you are reaching your fitness goals while having fun!


How Much Weight Should You Lose?

A information-packed article on the WebMD.com website about your ideal weight vs. your happy weight. This article talks about how much weight is best for you to lose and healthy ways to go about doing so. Lots if details and ideas:

“Maybe you’ve been struggling — without success — to get down to the size you were in high school or on your wedding day. But do you really need to go that low? The truth, experts say, is that you can weigh more than your ideal weight and still be healthy (not to mention happy).”

Read the article in full by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on the WebMD.com website.


Best Fitness Tips

We’ve compiled this list of great fitness tips from around the web to help you get going with your 2013 health & wellness goals.

Remember YMCA is here to give you a hand reaching health & wellness goals. We offer all sorts of services and programs to help keep you on track. Here are a just few:

  • FitLinxx. FitLinxx is a computerized tracking system connected to our cardiovascular equipment as well as a carefully selected group of our resistant training equipment. The system adds an extraordinary ‘intelligent’ dimension to the workout experience—exercise machines are networked into a central database, providing exercisers and staff access to a wealth of information on individual progress and a unique set of motivational tools.
  • Coach Approach. FREE one-on-one meetings with a YMCA wellness coach – INCLUDED with every adult membership.
  • Personal Trainers. YMCA Strength and Conditioning staff provide personal training to help participants start an exercise program and work towards acheiving fitness goals.
  • Massage. Eau Claire YMCA offers massage services by appointment only. Benefits professional massage can provide: Reduced stress and improved sleep patterns, relaxation of muscles and improved circulation, chronic pain relief and enhanced range of motion and muscle flexibility (injury prevention).

Best Fitness Tips

We’ve compiled this list of great fitness tips from around the web to help you get going with your 2013 health & wellness goals.

Remember YMCA is here to give you a hand reaching health & wellness goals. We offer all sorts of services and programs to help keep you on track. Here are a just few:

  • FitLinxx. FitLinxx is a computerized tracking system connected to our cardiovascular equipment as well as a carefully selected group of our resistant training equipment. The system adds an extraordinary ‘intelligent’ dimension to the workout experience—exercise machines are networked into a central database, providing exercisers and staff access to a wealth of information on individual progress and a unique set of motivational tools.
  • Coach Approach. FREE one-on-one meetings with a YMCA wellness coach – INCLUDED with every adult membership.
  • Personal Trainers. YMCA Strength and Conditioning staff provide personal training to help participants start an exercise program and work towards acheiving fitness goals.
  • Massage. Eau Claire YMCA offers massage services by appointment only. Benefits professional massage can provide: Reduced stress and improved sleep patterns, relaxation of muscles and improved circulation, chronic pain relief and enhanced range of motion and muscle flexibility (injury prevention).

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