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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.