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If you are a spinning or cycling machine, you want to fuel your body so you are not only energized on the bike but also helps you recover from your ride quicker. I get it many cycle and spin-junkies have a love-hate relationship with the bike. But isn’t that what keeps you coming back for more? Eating well to fuel your body will keep you energized on and off the bike.

Rising temperatures and kids getting out of school can only mean one thing, summertime is here! Summer brings fun vacations, outings with your kids, and summer parties, but all that can make it hard to stick to healthy habits. Even with normal routines disrupted for an extra dose of fun, you should still make sure and reach for healthy snacks.

Mat and Reformer Pilates are beneficial for building strength in your core and small muscle groups. Both modalities train you to initiate from your core — otherwise known as your center or your ‘powerhouse.’ You can do the same series of exercises for Mat and reformer Pilates, to help workidifferent muscularity. Mat uses your own body weight for exercises, while the reformer adds resistance using spring tension.

For super-busy mornings, cereal can be a convenient and nutritious option but there are many misconceptions about which cereals are actually healthy and which ones are simply claiming to be. Many cereal brands that seem healthy, actually are filled with sugar. Keep reading along for some tips on how to choose a healthy cereal.

During Arizona summers, we all want to look our best and that includes having a golden tan! But, as we all know, the sun is so damaging to our skin that we layer up the sunscreen during this season. So how do we save our skin and still get that bronzed look? One of the safest alternatives is a custom airbrush spray tan.

 

 

If you’ve ever been curious about a Kinesis workout at the Village Health Clubs and Spas, I’m here to tell you it’s worth a try! Our state of the art Kinesis Wall is a full-body machine that allows the body to move and work across three planes. This allows you to use the body in a nearly endless number of ways to ensure a different, and effective, full body workout every time.

Protein, carbohydrates and fats, are the three primary macronutrients. Found in virtually every body part, proteins are the main building blocks of the body. They're used to make muscles, tendons, organs and skin. Proteins are also used to make enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters that serve as important functions for life. All these factors play an important role in the body, and getting a balance of each is important for optimum health as well as results in the gym.

Indoor cycle “bars” are popping up all over the valley, and for good reason! The benefits of this type of interval training have great results. The Village Health Clubs and Spas offer a number of opportunities for guests to try cycling. Whether on a stationary bike or in a group class like the Cycle Go Ride, a heart-pumping 50 minutes of pedaling, climbing and sprinting, check out our top five reasons why you should give indoor cycling a try!

 

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