The Pointe Fitness Blog

Nov 2, 2018

Preventative Health Care

Preventative health care is probably the simplest aspect of health care that rarely gets much attention when health care is discussed. Keeping our bodies healthy and well by taking preventative actions makes much more sense than waiting for conditions to exacerbate if they could have been avoided. Just as we change the oil in our automobiles to avoid greater repair costs, we must treat our bodies well to avoid higher medical bills. 
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Oct 10, 2018

Get Swole! What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

If you are looking to get scary huge via bodybuilding, there are a plenty of methods to research and follow. First, let it be clear that bodybuilding techniques are useful for anyone looking to increase strength. Improving strength and increasing and maintaining muscle mass is important for all of us.
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Oct 10, 2018

October Member of the Month: Bob McGee

Few people have been through as much as Bob McGee. October’s Member of the Month is the epitome of resilience and committing to improving your health, no matter how difficult the task.
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Sep 17, 2018

September 2018 Member of the Month

For the last 30 years Pat and Erv Pfeiffer have fostered and adopted 15 children. From a very young age, nine different children with special needs have joined their family permanently.  Most of them are grown now, but four continue to live at home. This is the inspiration they need to stay active at The Pointe. “We have to stay in the best shape we can, because our four children with special needs are going to be at home with us for a long time. We need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of them,” said Pat.
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Sep 10, 2018

Fall Back Into Fitness

“Fall Back Into Fitness” is a phrase you see everywhere this time of year. The phrase gives fitness centers a way (an increasingly un-clever way) to get patrons motivated to try something new. Who says springtime is the season of rebirth? The fall season can be even more invigorating than spring......especially in St. Louis.
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Aug 8, 2018

August Members of the Month: Jacob and Jamie Bode

Jacob and Jamie Bode know the value of being active. Together with their three daughters, they are a very active family, and not just in athletics. “We value a lifestyle of activity, and it’s something we want our girls to know is a priority in life,” said Jamie. “Because it’s not necessarily about the physical look of your body. It’s how you feel and how you treat your body so you can be more productive in the things you’re called to do.”
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Jul 27, 2018

Know Your Fitness Center Protocol

Fitness centers may have different rules, clientele, and atmospheres, but the protocols are the same. No matter the situation, it all boils down to using common courtesy. The three examples above could just as easily be named clean up after yourself, be kind to others, and put things back where you find them. As long as you error on the side of common courtesy and common sense, users in a fitness facility should get along like one happy family.
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Jul 10, 2018

July's Member of the Month Marilyn Davis

Marilyn Davis is one of the only people in her family who exercises on a regular basis because she knows exercise is one of the biggest keys to slowing down the aging process. There are two more crucial things. “Comradery or interaction with other people is really important as well as eating a healthy diet. But exercise is number one,” she said.
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Jul 5, 2018

How Many Calories Have I Burned?

Although there are many benefits to regular aerobic exercise, the benefits most are interested in are weight loss and weight management.  To succeed in any weight management program, a person’s main concern are calories.  This concern includes calories consumed and calories burned.
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Jun 7, 2018

June 2018 Member of the Month: Kay Barnes

Kay Barnes first joined The Pointe so she could have a place to work out with her daughter, who you may recognize as one of our incredible front desk attendants, Lexi.
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Jun 6, 2018

It's Swimsuit Season

Avoiding the summer fun of swimming pools, lakesides, and ocean beaches is one way to deal with the anxieties of swimsuit season, but who wants to avoid summer fun!? The best way to attack the season is to disregard what other people think and make the changes you know you need to make and make them for life. 
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May 8, 2018

May's Member of the Month: Taylor Sutton

Taylor Sutton is an inspiration to many people.  “Always persevere, don’t dwell on the small things. There is so much more to life than the one thing that you may dwell on or let hold you back,” said Sutton. These are wise words coming from a 24 year old. But Sutton has some firsthand experience when it comes to perseverance.
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