The Pointe Fitness Blog

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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May 7, 2018

Shrinko de Mayo

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?
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Apr 12, 2018

Spring Into Action

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. 
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Apr 10, 2018

April's Member of the Month: Betsy Kaempfe

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. 
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Mar 9, 2018

March's Member of the Month: Andrew Svolopoulos

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.
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Mar 7, 2018

March is Nutrition Month

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?
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Feb 6, 2018

February's Members of the Month: Amy, Jimmie and Braden

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.
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