The Pointe Fitness Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.