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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!

 

 

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.

 

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!

As fitness trends have developed over the years, one that has gained popularity and continues to give participants great results is boot camp. As the name suggests, these workouts have been modeled after military-style fitness regimes that include an intense mix of strength training and aerobics that build strength, flexibility, and endurance sans the shaved head and loud drill sergeant. However, boot camps certainly put participants to the test and push them to achieve their very best results. If you’re considering giving a boot camp class a try, come prepared to give 100 percent!

The CrossFit Company,  founded by former gymnast Greg Glassman, has taken the fitness world by storm since its development in 2000. Glassman, who was a teen gymnast seeking to achieve better results in all areas of fitness not just one specialized ability, developed his high-intensity fitness routine of varied functional movement exercises to help people build muscle faster, and promote quicker recovery times, while becoming a part of a fitness community.

Come August, summer unofficially comes to a close in the Valley of the Sun. Residents are back in town from vacation, and schools are back in session. When it comes to fitness goals and routines, back-to-school time is an ideal time to get back into a routine. Attending group fitness classes for accountability and motivation is a great way to commit to a routine. Read on for the top five benefits of choosing group fitness classes to ramp up your back-to-school routine.

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.

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