Training/Nutrition


As a Fitness Connection member, we offer you more than just a place to exercise but a place where you can achieve your fitness goals no matter what they may be. Whether you are looking to lose fat, build muscle, relieve pain, live more actively or live longer, you will need to follow the five steps below to gain your success:

 
Nutrition

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Proper eating habits: knowing what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat can make or break your fitness success. In this fast-paced world there is a strong possibility you are not getting the nutrients you need, and we therefore recommend certain supplements to help you.

Tips

1

Drink at least 8 soda cans' worth of water daily

 

2

Should be eating 4 to 5 smaller meals daily

 

3

Eat 1 ½ hours before you workout

 
 
 

Things to consider


We all are mostly on the go and end up eating quicker meals (fast food). The nutrients of our food sources have changed for the worse over the last 100 years. Meal replacements and nutrient supplements can help you get the nutrients you need quickly and conveniently.

supplement-fitness-recommendations

We use Supplement Rx branded products because

1

They are pharmaceutical grade quality, manufactured in FDA registered and GMP certified labs.

 

2

Do not contain synthetic vitamins

 

3

Exclusive to health clubs

 

 
Cardiovascular Training

Cardiovascular exercise elevates your heart rate, which promotes caloric expenditure, helps burn fat and increases the efficiency of the heart and lungs.

Tips

1

Training in your target heart rate will get you to your weight loss and toning goals faster and safer.

 

2

Warm up before workouts and do your cardio vascular training after your resistance training. You will get a more energetic resistance workout and burn more fat during your cardio workout.

 

3

Low-impact activities or machines (elliptical, walking up hill on a treadmill, bike) may be better for those with back or joint issues.

 

Things to consider

1

If your goal is to tone, you will need to do resistance training to firm your muscles, but to see the shape of the muscle more you will have to burn the fat off – and that is primarily done when doing cardiovascular training.

 

 
Resistance Training

Resistance training will help increase your muscle's efficiency. This will increase your resting metabolism so you will burn more calories in your day-to-day life no matter what you are doing!

Tip

1

Everyone should be doing some resistance training. The results you get are determined by the programming you are doing, not by what you are lifting. Don't worry ladies, you won't look like the "Hulk" if you are using the right resistance program!

 

2

Warm up before workouts with cardio vascular activities, and then do your resistance workout.

 

Things to consider

1

For every pound of muscle you have, that pound of muscle will burn about 50 calories a day just while you are lying down all day! Imagine what it can do when you are moving!

 

 
Functional Flexibility

Functional flexibility is your ability to keep your body in balance. Balanced muscle strength and range of motion of the joints allows your body to coordinate movement properly. Ultimately, this minimizes the risk of injury and increases your mobility, which therefore allows you to lead a more active life.

Tip

1

This should only be done with a professional or as trained by a professional.

 

2

Stretching is the key to allowing for the right range of motion at your joints, so you can then strengthen those muscles and your balance system as you get ready for those activities you have not been able to do.

 

Things To Consider

1

Did you know that almost 20 percent of women over the age of 50 fall and break a hip?

 

2

Are your shoulders slumped forward? Do you have physical pain working at your job? Do you have shoulder pain after "spring cleaning?" You could be at risk for neck, shoulder and back injuries simply due to improper balance of flexibility and strength.

 

 
Accountability

Accountability
We all have our bad days and weak moments. We also don't all know how to train our bodies. Having a plan to take care of these issues, will increase our chances of success. Our Accountability Plan has two steps to it:

1

Professional Assistance: This is where it all comes together and our team of nationally certified trainers can create a customized plan with the above components to make it possible for anyone to achieve their fitness goals in a safe and efficient way. As a member, we provide free personal training orientations, so make sure to take advantage of this service

 

2

Accountability Partners: using your social network, whether online, at home or in the gym to encourage you to keep to your schedule and plan!

 
 

Training/Nutrition


As a Fitness Connection member, we offer you more than just a place to exercise but a place where you can achieve your fitness goals no matter what they may be. Whether you are looking to lose fat, build muscle, relieve pain, live more actively or live longer, you will need to follow the five steps below to gain your success:

 
Nutrition

Click here to buy quality supplements

Proper eating habits: knowing what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat can make or break your fitness success. In this fast-paced world there is a strong possibility you are not getting the nutrients you need, and we therefore recommend certain supplements to help you.

Tips

1

Drink at least 8 soda cans' worth of water daily

 

2

Should be eating 4 to 5 smaller meals daily

 

3

Eat 1 ½ hours before you workout

 
 
 

Things to consider


We all are mostly on the go and end up eating quicker meals (fast food). The nutrients of our food sources have changed for the worse over the last 100 years. Meal replacements and nutrient supplements can help you get the nutrients you need quickly and conveniently.

supplement-fitness-recommendations

We use Supplement Rx branded products because

1

They are pharmaceutical grade quality, manufactured in FDA registered and GMP certified labs.

 

2

Do not contain synthetic vitamins

 

3

Exclusive to health clubs

 

 
Cardiovascular Training

Cardiovascular exercise elevates your heart rate, which promotes caloric expenditure, helps burn fat and increases the efficiency of the heart and lungs.

Tips

1

Training in your target heart rate will get you to your weight loss and toning goals faster and safer.

 

2

Warm up before workouts and do your cardio vascular training after your resistance training. You will get a more energetic resistance workout and burn more fat during your cardio workout.

 

3

Low-impact activities or machines (elliptical, walking up hill on a treadmill, bike) may be better for those with back or joint issues.

 

Things to consider

1

If your goal is to tone, you will need to do resistance training to firm your muscles, but to see the shape of the muscle more you will have to burn the fat off – and that is primarily done when doing cardiovascular training.

 

 
Resistance Training

Resistance training will help increase your muscle's efficiency. This will increase your resting metabolism so you will burn more calories in your day-to-day life no matter what you are doing!

Tip

1

Everyone should be doing some resistance training. The results you get are determined by the programming you are doing, not by what you are lifting. Don't worry ladies, you won't look like the "Hulk" if you are using the right resistance program!

 

2

Warm up before workouts with cardio vascular activities, and then do your resistance workout.

 

Things to consider

1

For every pound of muscle you have, that pound of muscle will burn about 50 calories a day just while you are lying down all day! Imagine what it can do when you are moving!

 

 
Functional Flexibility

Functional flexibility is your ability to keep your body in balance. Balanced muscle strength and range of motion of the joints allows your body to coordinate movement properly. Ultimately, this minimizes the risk of injury and increases your mobility, which therefore allows you to lead a more active life.

Tip

1

This should only be done with a professional or as trained by a professional.

 

2

Stretching is the key to allowing for the right range of motion at your joints, so you can then strengthen those muscles and your balance system as you get ready for those activities you have not been able to do.

 

Things To Consider

1

Did you know that almost 20 percent of women over the age of 50 fall and break a hip?

 

2

Are your shoulders slumped forward? Do you have physical pain working at your job? Do you have shoulder pain after "spring cleaning?" You could be at risk for neck, shoulder and back injuries simply due to improper balance of flexibility and strength.

 

 
Accountability

Accountability
We all have our bad days and weak moments. We also don't all know how to train our bodies. Having a plan to take care of these issues, will increase our chances of success. Our Accountability Plan has two steps to it:

1

Professional Assistance: This is where it all comes together and our team of nationally certified trainers can create a customized plan with the above components to make it possible for anyone to achieve their fitness goals in a safe and efficient way. As a member, we provide free personal training orientations, so make sure to take advantage of this service

 

2

Accountability Partners: using your social network, whether online, at home or in the gym to encourage you to keep to your schedule and plan!