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The Pointe Fitness Blog

May 1, 2019

May 2019 Member of the Month: Charlie Combs

Charlie is a member through the SilverSneakers program for which The Pointe is a provider. He has been a regular patron for several years and usually is in six times per week. He gives credit to his late wife, Judy, for encouraging him to join and stay active.
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May 1, 2019

Exercise to Rest Well and Rest to Exercise Well

Exercise has many documented benefits to general health and well-being. One of these benefits is better sleep. The cumulative effect is that better sleep, of course, helps us feel better and be more productive during the day. Even though the idea of physical activity for better sleep is simple, there are some individual experiments that can be done to make exercise more effective for improving sleep.
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Apr 4, 2019

The Female Athlete Triad

As generations go by and athletics for adolescents being as competitive and intense as ever, it’s important to re-visit potential results of pushing our kids too much.  Self-driven youth (as well as those driven by coaches, parents, etc.) feel pressure to succeed.  For some adolescents this can lead to unhealthy decisions and overtraining.  For females there are common results from these unhealthy training practices.  The term “Female Athlete Triad” was coined and defined in 1993 to describe the three commonalities.
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Apr 4, 2019

April 2019 Member of the Month: Tom Allen

Tom and his wife, Deborah, moved to Ballwin in 1997.  As soon as they discovered The Pointe they joined and have been members ever since. Tom notes that The Pointe has everything they need and for the fees is a great value.  Since moving they have gone from a couple membership to a family with their 17 year old son, Jack.
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Mar 15, 2019

Weight Gain Success

You may be thinking “Are you kidding me?” With all of the health problems that come with being overweight, why should we discuss how to gain weight? Athletes young and old prompt this discussion. Whether gaining weight to become more successful at a sport or simply for personal vanity, being bigger, faster, and stronger is a concern for some.
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Feb 13, 2019

Be An Educated Consumer

The American Institute for Preventative Medicine has declared February as National Wise Health Consumer Month. This broad declaration can cover anything from taking the proper medication for certain ailments to finding the proper running shoe to fit your natural stride.
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Jan 11, 2019

A Clean Slate

Another year has gone by and it’s time to turn the pessimism into optimism and the disappointment into opportunity. Of course, the subject is starting a new fitness program.
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Jan 11, 2019

January 2019 Member of the Month: Pete and Mike Bolinger

It’s not every day you meet a WWII Veteran, so we are especially excited to introduce to you January’s Member of the Month. Pete Bolinger and his son Mike Bolinger are the highlight of many peoples’ day when they come to The Pointe.
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Dec 7, 2018

December 2018 Member of the Month: Jeff and Adele Serocke

Ballwin is home, and has been so for 23 years. And part of home for the Serockes is fitness. “If we didn’t do what we do here at The Pointe every day, we wouldn’t be able to do everything we do at our age,” said Adele. 
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Dec 3, 2018

The 12 Days of Fitness

There are a lot of ways to improve your fitness conditioning.  Adding something new to your routine or changing your methods all together in periods can help keep you interested and your body guessing.  Let’s explore the simplicity of fitness by singing together. 
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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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