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.
“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.
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.”
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.
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.