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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!