Family Fitness Centers March 2013 Newsletter – The Cardio Myth!
1. FREE Cardiovascular Screenings
at FFC Hudson March 20th, 9am-12pm
2. Special Discount on Isotonix Vitamins
(10% off until March 15th)
3. The Cardio Myth – more isn’t always better (HIT is where its at with Les Mills Grit)
4. Easy Baked Meatballs Recipe
Welcome to the Family Fitness Centers March 2013 Newsletter. In this newsletter i want to talk to you about a certain fitness myth that can be detrimental to your fitness & weight loss goals. That is the cardio myth, but before I do i have some news and announcements.
We will be having free cardiovascular screenings at FFC Hudson from 9am-12pm on March 20th.
There will be a free lecture on heart health prior to the screenings from 8:30-9am. To sign up for your screening just see the front desk.
If you want to take advantage of our special 10% discount on our isotonix vitamins please do so before March 15th. This limited time offer is a great reason to try our superior vitamin delivery system.
If you have questions about what supplements are right for you just see the front desk and we will help you.
Also you can lock in this 10% discount forever by enrolling in our auto-ship program.
Our auto-ship program ensures you will never run out of your vitamins again and entitles you to a 10% discount and free shipping. Have your vitamins shipped right to your door every 30, 60, 90 or 120 days based on your needs.
Now on to the “Cardio Myth”
The Cardio Myth
There are certain fitness myths that just won’t die.
These ideas are passed from one unsuspecting person to the next, a little tidbit of misinformation that does more harm than good.
I’ve heard them all.
There’s the myth about ab crunches melting off belly fat. (Sorry folks, spot reduction doesn’t exist. You’ve got to burn the fat from your body as a whole.)
Then there’s the one that says the faster you do an exercise the better, even at the expense of form. (Ouch. This philosophy has caused many an injury. Never sacrifice form for speed.)
I’ve even heard one that says recovery days are not necessary. (Rest days are actually of vital importance to your recovery and weight loss.)
But of all the fitness myths out there, the one that gets under my skin the most is the belief that fat loss comes as a result of long, slow cardio sessions.
I’ve seen many people waste their time and effort on this one.
The truth is that intense, shorter workouts that incorporate resistance training with challenging bouts of cardio will burn fat quicker than a long, steady cardio session.
Who doesn’t love to save time?
If you are still plodding away on the treadmill 60 minutes at a time then you are spending more time to get half of results.
Allow me to introduce you to a little technique called HIIT.
High-Intensity Interval Training is an exercise strategy that improves performance with short training sessions. These sessions involve a warm up period, several short, maximum-intensity efforts that are separated by moderate recovery intervals, and a cool down period.
The addition of explosions of speed into your comfortable pace will increase your power, muscle tone, speed, strength, endurance and best of all it allows you to burn more calories.
There you have it-all you need to know to take your workouts to the next level.
At Family Fitness Centers we have introduced the ultimate HIT workout with our LES MILLS GRIT PROGRAM.
The Grit program is 30 min HIT workout with one on one coaching in a team environment.
Click here to attend a GRIT class for free and take your workouts to the next level.
Do you have questions about using HIIT to get better results? We would love to hear from you.
Call or email today and we will schedule a time to meet with you one-on-one to strategize the quickest and most effective route to meeting your fitness goals.