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Fitness enthusiasts and people wanting to make a lifestyle change have no doubt heard a lot about protein lately. And for good reason. Protein is a key component in any diet. There are three macronutrients — protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Are all used by our bodies in unique, beneficial ways, but to help you get to your goals of a stronger, trimmer body, protein by far reigns supreme.

Could you be missing out on the importance of foam rolling? Foam rollers are everywhere — on the gym floor, in the fitness studios, and even on TV. You probably get the fundamentals of how to use this piece of equipment, but do you know the full story on the benefits of foam rolling? Foam rollers act on soft tissue, increasing flexibility, and range of motion. Better range of motion helps with injury prevention, increased muscle performance, strength gains, and fat loss — just to name a few.

My favorite moments are the ones when I’m driving with the windows down, my music blaring way too loud, and I’m belting out every word to whatever song is moving my soul at that moment. I’m exaggerating each syllable so much that the guy in the car next to me could guess what tune I’m jamming to without even hearing a note. Can you relate? If so, what’s your jam? Everyone has one… or 10! Take yourself back to the last time you started shaking your tush involuntarily or mouthing the words without even realizing you were doing it. Think of that euphoria. Now wouldn’t it be awesome to share that feeling with others?

 

Often times when we think of eating healthy, we think only of goals for weight loss and tips for cutting back on calories. However, many individuals have goals for weight gainand an increase in muscle mass. When this is the case, proper nutrition is still key. Our priority turns to eating in a calorie surplus instead of calorie deficit. Sure, it sounds like fun to go for second servings and calorie-dense foods. . However, to get the physical results we want, we have to be wise in our choices. What are the keys to healthy bulking? Let’s treat eating like training and put thought, time, and energy into fueling your body.

Aerial Yoga hasrecentlygained attention and popularity due toits many healing benefits for the body. The Village Health Club and Spa is thrilled to offers its members this type of class — and all the wonderful benefits that come with it!

Trying an Aerial Yoga classjust oncewill automatically lift your mood simply due to the excitement that comes when trying something unique, fun,and new! Anyone from beginners to those experienced in yoga can do Aerial Yoga. I love introducing members of the Village to this engaging and one-of-a-kind practice.

The silk hammocks are used as props during class, much like a block or strap is used in a regular yoga class, in order to stabilize the body while maintaining proper alignment. This allows the body to feel supported as you relax, therefore allowing for a deeper stretch.

When blood flow rushes to the brain, it acts as a mental “reset” button to naturally increase your focus, clarity and attention level. This helps your mood if you are feeling foggy or are experiencing a lack of concentration, and it will give you energy for your day.

Do you ever wonder why you don’t follow through with your New Year’s resolution from January 1st   all the way through Christmas? Things come up… you get busy or sometimes a little lazy and next thing you know, you’re so far off track that it feels too overwhelming to get back on track. If you’re like most people, you make a New Year’s resolution to   focus on your health.   Losing . weight, getting   fit, or training for a marathon, hiring a personal trainer can help keep you on track and achieve those goals.

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