The Pointe Fitness Blog
Shrinking can be a positive, negative, or both when it comes to our goals. Our bodies' sizes can be manipulated through eating and exercise habits. Healthy bodies aren't necessarily a specific size or weight. Body size parameters are, however, associated with greater or less risk for lifestyle disease (type 2 diabetes and heart disease). If that's not motivation to attain a particular body size, then vanity usually is. How, then, does shrinking help and hinder reaching those body size goals?
It’s springtime which means it’s time to breathe new life into your fitness routine. New Year’s resolutioners statistically start to fall out of their well-intentioned fitness routines in March and April. Spring is all about new beginnings and new life and it is the perfect time to add some spring to your fitness routine.
Some people think they live “boring” lives. “I don’t do a lot of exciting things,” claimed this month’s member of the month. But it’s often these unsuspecting people who make a quiet difference to those around them. Which is the case for April’s Member of the Month Betsy Kaempfe and is exactly why she was nominated.
If you’re looking for motivation for your exercise habits, work duties, family responsibilities, and spiritual pursuits consider how each of these things comes back to building relationships.
It's a new year, and you're embarking on some new health and fitness goals. It seems like every magazine and news program is offering tips and tricks to lose the fat or build more muscle, but what should you believe? And what should you leave in 2017?
It’s the iPhone era. It’s the social media era. It’s the video game era. Whatever you want to call it, there is no questioning technology is taking over our attention and often resulting in a sedentary lifestyle. February’s Members of the Month are determined to fight this temptation. They are known around The Pointe for being an active, healthy, and athletic-minded family. You can often see them playing together in the gym, swimming, taking classes and truly spending quality time as a family away from the screens.
The heart symbolizes much more than an organ. It represents the emotion of love, both being in love and lost love when broken. Emotional affairs of the heart are complex to say the least. The physiology of the heart is much more controllable. We can make decisions that improve heart health that are not dependent on another person. Let’s examine a few physiological affairs of the heart that you can control.
If anyone could be a professional motivator it would be this month’s Member of the Month Jamie De Geer.
She is the epitome of dedication and inspiration. “About four years ago, I decided to take charge of my health and my life,” she said...A year into this new commitment, she had lost 130 pounds.
The time for New Year’s resolutions to exercise is here again. Every year fitness centers are full of users at the beginning of the year only to see numbers fall back to the mean after a few months. The fitness calendar should be never ending as there is no specific time of year when exercise is more important over another.
The popular slogan, “the gift that keeps on giving”, has been used for many years to promote items that last. This holiday season consider this slogan when choosing gifts for family, friends, and most importantly, yourself. There are a variety of ways to give fitness, but there is only one way to give that gift to yourself.
Some peoploe play tennis, others play golf. Some people are walkers, and others run every day. November’s Pointe member of the month, Dan Mai, prefers to mix things up. “I’ve always worked out, but I like to do a variety of things and change things up. I’ve done almost every class offered here and that’s what’s so unique about The Pointe, it has a variety of just about everything,” Dan shared.
“Roy is an avid participant in all kinds of sports. I think his daily routine is: lifting weights, pickleball, swimming, bowling, bicycling, horseshoes and dancing. He does everything with joy and kindness to all he meets.” A nominator recently shared these words about our October Member of the Month.