SURVIVNG THE CORONAVIRUS AND CABIN FEVER

SURVIVNG THE CORONAVIRUS AND CABIN FEVER

  It was just another day. We all heard about the corona virus and continued on our way with our regular routine. Maybe you were someone who was completely happy with your daily routine. Maybe you were someone that needed to make a couple changes in the routine. I can say with confidence that none of us expected a statewide lockdown to be a part of the new routine. For those of us who NEED the gym, we did not expect the state to shut the gym down. Where do we go from here? For starters, we have to stay positive  by remembering this shut down is temporary. The gym will be reopening soon and we will all be back to “crushing”‘ and/or “killing” our workouts. We will be back. We will not be stopped. During this lockdown period, it is extremely important to keep a healthy routine and stay active. You do not want to allow yourself to slip to the point of cabin fever and bad habits. Here are a few tips to help us all get through…

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March 18, 2020 Club Update

March 18, 2020 Club Update

ATTENTION MEMBERS AND GUEST Effective March 18,2020, the CDC has announced the closure of all gyms, fitness, and health clubs. Our goal has been to provide a safe environment for all guest and members. Ultimate Fitness will be closing at 5pm. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and website for live updates. We will be posting “at home workouts” and contact us for more info about the “ULTIMATE FITNESS” Coaching APP to work with a trainer and receive online workouts. Thank you for your understanding and support during this worldwide health crisis. Ultimate Fitness More Than Just A Gym

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Club Update Regarding COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Club Update Regarding COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

We have been following the recent developments regarding COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS). Member health and safety is our number 1 priority. Ultimate Fitness is being proactive by increasing routine maintenance and sanitation of the facility.  We would appreciate all members and guest to follow the guidelines below in order to maintain a positive and healthy environment for everyone. GYM ETIQUETTE AND HEALTH GUIDELINES *Bring your own workout towel *Wash your hands before and after your workout *Wipe down the equipment before and after each use with sanitation spray *If you have a cough (or are still recovering from being sick) please stay home. Thank you everyone and looking forward to seeing everyone put in the work out the gym!!!!  

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Improve Your Physique and Health with These Affordable Diet Fixes

Improve Your Physique and Health with These Affordable Diet Fixes

Eating right means different things for different people. But the fact remains that diet can significantly impact your body and your overall wellness. Of course, you might expect a diet overhaul to cost a lot, but there are ways to stick to a budget while boosting your physique through healthy food. Here’s how a better diet can make a difference for your mental, physical, and emotional health without breaking the bank. Be Picky About Where You Shop Healthy groceries, supplements, and protein powders can be expensive. But when you want to improve your diet, choosing high-quality brands and products is vital. Fortunately, you can sustain your diet and wallet by shopping on sites like Amazon. Amazon promo codes and coupons give you discounts on everything from your favorite protein powder to high-end supplements and even basic groceries. Choosing Whole Foods Whenever Possible Means Fewer Health Risks Prepared meals and shakes can help contribute to your weight loss regimen. But choosing whole foods to round out your meal plan can save you cash and prove healthier for your body. Make sure…

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What Supplements to Start With?

What Supplements to Start With?

    You have set the habit of going to the gym, made positive changes to your eating habits, and are  ready to crank up the workout intensity. “What supplements should I take?” and “Do I need supplements?” are very common questions.   The supplement industry has dramatically grown over the last decade by expanding supplement categories. This growth has made it easier to find products directly related to your individual goals.  Categories range from pre-workout,  intra workout, post workout, protein, mass gainer, vitamins, fat burners, and joint support just to name a few.   Remember, the purpose of  sports nutrition supplements is to work in conjunction with your healthy eating lifestyle.  Sports nutrition supplements without healthy eating will not produce drastic results.  On the other side of coin, many goals and results are possible without sports nutrition supplements but they do make life more convenient and the process more effective.   Since you are still in the early stages of your fitness journey, I recommend starting with a protein supplement.   The purpose of protein is to help the muscle…

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How to stick to your New Year Resolution

How to stick to your New Year Resolution

January marks the beginning of the season for  New Year Resolutions. The holidays have come to a close, and you are feeling a little guilty for not being as consistent as you intended with your fitness and nutrition habits.  Let’s take a moment and be honest.  Most people will fall off  their New Year Resolution by the first week of February. Taking this fact into consideration, do not get overwhelmed with the idea of taking every single nutrition supplement and training 6 days per week.  In order to have success in sticking to your goals in 2020,develop a system  of habits that you will enjoy.   If you are brand new to fitness or have been out of fitness for more than 2 months, here are a few tips to help you get started.   Work out only 3 days per week Keeping a simple workout program during the first month in the gym will make the transition  to being more active smoother.  Training more than 3 days per week in the beginning will increase your chances of “being too…

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Wellness-Focused Actions to Help Fight Obesity

Wellness-Focused Actions to Help Fight Obesity

It’s well known that the country is going through an obesity epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of the adult population is obese. Unhealthy weight can cause a domino effect of physical problems, from diabetes to heart disease and muscle, bone and joint disorders. In addition to the personal health ramifications of obesity, the epidemic overburdens our healthcare system with an estimated $147 billion annual medical price tag.   Although fighting obesity is a challenge that is by no means easy, the actual plan of attack is fairly easy to understand. Healthy weight results from a lifestyle that embraces physical activity and relies on healthy food as fuel for life, not as a source of comfort. In simple terms, to avoid obesity or reverse it, individuals should exercise more and eat less. Let’s look at these two simple components, and how other factors can help support a healthy relationship with exercise and food.   Add activity to your life, no matter what diet you follow   Daily activity is important for maintaining…

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Staying Healthy and Active When You Lost Motivation During The Holidays

Staying Healthy and Active When You Lost Motivation During The Holidays

The game plan made complete sense, but sometimes you just want to go straight home after work. You packed your gym bag to take to work. You meal prepped. You had plenty of sleep. Yet, you still do not feel like going to the gym. Which excuse are we going to use? “It is getting dark early”,  ” I have to go Christmas shopping”, ” I want to go to happy hour with co-workers”, “The kids have homework”.  The list can go on and on. December is historically the most difficult month for everyone to stay motivated. Unfortunately, you cannot avoid the fact that eventually you will lose motivation. However, the key to success when you are losing motivation is to understand that discipline is more important than motivation.  Motivation is great to get you started on making changes, but discipline will keep you going in the long run. I believe that the holidays do deserve more flexibility in regards to your  fitness program and goals. With that being said,  here are a few tips  to help you keep up…

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Thanksgiving Fitness Tips

Thanksgiving Fitness Tips

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.   A turkey feast and endless amounts of dessert are what comes to mind when we think about the iconic Thanksgiving meal.  My dessert of choice for Thanksgiving is cheesecake.   Unfortunately,  Thanksgiving  is also  iconic for overindulging on desserts, followed by guilt and some extra unwanted weight.   With that being said, here are a few tips to help you have the best Thanksgiving meal GUILT FREE.   Exercise Thanksgiving morning   Doing a workout Thanksgiving morning will help you be in a calorie deficit.  This means there will be more room in your daily caloric intake for that dessert.   *There will be a Core Specific class 8:15A.M. Thanksgiving  morning*   Don’t skip meals during the day   Skipping meals before your morning workout to “build up an appetite” for  the feast will make you more likely  to binge eat by the time dinner is served.   Make protein the priority   Begin your Thanksgiving meal with the turkey (protein source).  This will help  your muscles recover from your intense morning workout  and…

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Simple Tips to Help You Sleep Better Without Medication

Simple Tips to Help You Sleep Better Without Medication

A lot of people struggle with insomnia or another form of sleep disorder—about one-third of U.S. adults, in fact. While this means you’re not alone if you have difficulty sleeping, it doesn’t mean you should ignore it.   Living on inadequate sleep can have both short-term and long-term effects on your physical, mental and emotional health. Problems such as chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, reduced concentration and depression symptoms have been linked to sleep deprivation. It can even weaken the immune system and may lead to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.   The good news is that you can take steps to improve your sleep without using prescription medication. If you need better sleep to boost your overall health and well-being, try these simple tips:   Look for a mattress tailored to your needs.   One of the most common reasons why people struggle to get quality sleep is that their mattress is either outdated or the wrong kind. If you’re waking up with pain and aches, toss and turn frequently, or your mattress is dented, it could…

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