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Have you noticed how niche the fitness industry is? There’s a special studio or facility for just about any type of fitness activity you can imagine. I have seen many changes in the fitness industry over the past 26 years of my career. Many fads come and go, many things I thought would fade away are still here, and many small gyms open and close. One of the biggest surprises to me is the continuous growth of the niche boutique-style physical fitness outlets, which usually only offer one format of physical activity. Whether it’s a Pilates studio, cycle or spin studio, Barre studio, CrossFit gym or yoga studio, the niche boutique gym appears to be here to stay.

Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill heading nowhere with your workout routine? When was the last time you switched up your fitness routine? If you’re struggling with seeing results, whether it’s losing weight or building muscle, adding in weight training to your routine can give you that extra spice you’re looking for.

 

If you’re a pro in the pool, your swimming workouts consist of swimming laps up and down the lane a few times a week, and maybe even participating in Master Swim classes. This may translate to thinking that swimming in a triathlon is going to be easy. However, swimming in a lake or ocean, referred to as an open water swim, is a much different scenario than swimming in the pool at the gym or in your backyard.

With the vast array of exercise and fitness choices available to us today — from group classes to weightlifting, and even the almost cult-like following of CrossFit — it seems gym enthusiasts are more pumped than ever to hit the gym and knock out a sweat session. That’s a good thing! However, before hitting the weight room, the cardio machines, or popping into a group fitness class, it’s important to warm up before and cool down after.

 

With the ever-changing developments in skin-rejuvenation technology, there is no need to simply “grow old gracefully!” Rewrite your skin’s future and regain your own youthful glow with microneedling treatments available via the professional and knowledgeable aestheticians at the  Spa at the Village.

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