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.Read More
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!
Reading labels is a tricky business. Consumers are more health-conscious than ever so food manufacturers often use misleading tricks to convince people to buy their products. Therefore, it’s essential we know how to sort out the junk from the truly healthy foods with just a glance at the back of packages.Read More
The Village Spa Bar was created to meet the needs of guests and members who are looking for more result-focused treatments. These more medically advanced treatments are done using stronger pharmaceutical grade products than would be used in a basic facial. In an effort to expose our guests to these treatments, a monthly special was created. This monthly special features treatments we offer from our Spa Bar at a reduced price. Every month, the facial special begins with the guest’s choice of either a dermaplane or microdermabrasion treatment.Read More
For fitness fanatics, there is no shortage of workout trends to try. From HIIT to crossfit, and kickboxing to Zumba, the world of exercise is filled with endless variety! Even within specific niche workouts such as yoga, there are a variety of choices that suit all ages and fitness levels - Bikram, Ashtanga, Hot Yoga and Restorative - just to name a few. In the yoga world, one style that has gained popularity is Aerial Yoga, which offers many of the same benefits as other yoga styles… and also some additional benefits.
Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, is becoming widely popular due to the significant benefits thatstressed individuals are experiencing through it. Yogic sleep is a guided form of meditation that takes you to a point just above sleep, and anyone can do it. It takes you to a point where your body can experience true relaxation. In this day in age, most individuals never get out of fight-or-flight mode, activating the heightened stress response in the body. Between working, raising a family, the stresses of everyday life, and trying to work on yourself, everything is stressing us out on a cellular level- all the time!
You have probably heard and read many articles about the importance of strength training for tennis. But how many of you have actually made the commitment to experience what a proper strength and conditioning program can do for you and your tennis game? No matter what level of tennis player you are, you should incorporate a solid strength and conditioning program into your daily routine.Read More
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By now, we all seem to know the benefits of cardiovascular training. Our doctors and a multitude of fitness experts on national and local television purport the many benefits of partaking in cardio conditioning most days of the week. But how many truly know the benefits of resistance training?Read More
Year after year, “getting healthy” ranks among the top New Year’s resolutions. While fitness goals are the most sought after improvements people resolve for in a new year, they are oftentimes the most difficult to achieve. However, with some tips from The Village Health Clubs and Spas, you can achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy new lifestyle for good!Read More
Barre classes are all the rage right now and for good reason. These classes are inspired by techniques in ballet, Pilates, dance, yoga and functional technique. Some moves are done at the bar, some on the mat and some use mini balls, resistance bands or small hand weights to maximize results. With fun music and inspiring group class leaders, barre classes can sculpt, define, and lengthen the body. Each Village Health Club & Spa location offers its own take on barre classes. Try them all and find your favorite!Read More