Avoid Entrepreneurial Burnout With Self-Care Measures

Self-care is essential to helping entrepreneurs avoid the pitfalls of excessive stress and burnout. While startups and small businesses require a lot of time and effort to get off the ground, over-working and trying to manage every business function on your own can take a toll. If you go too long without giving yourself a break, you run the risk of not only getting run-down and overwhelmed, but your business could suffer as well. Here’s how you can chart your best path forward. Get Organized and Plan Ahead One of the best ways to use your time effectively is to get organized and stick to a schedule. For entrepreneurs, business planning is essential. This means planning out operational functions, marketing plans, and budgets. If you haven’t already formed a limited liability company, or LLC, this is a good first step. It will protect you against some forms of liability, give you flexibility, reduce paperwork, and be helpful at tax time. You can do the paperwork yourself, pay hefty fees to an attorney, or preferably, use a formation service to do…

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2021 Top 3 Rated Gyms In Chula Vista

2021 Top 3 Rated Gyms In Chula Vista

We are excited to announce Ultimate Fitness was rated one of the top three gyms in Chula Vista.  This is the second year in a row that Ultimate Fitness was rated one of the top 3 gyms.  We would like to thank our staff and members for their continued support and positive vibes. If you would like to read the full article about how the gyms are rated, click the link below.   BEST THREE RATED ARTICLE

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Plank Benefits and Technique

Plank Benefits and Technique

The plank is an important exercise to master.  The plank helps improve your core strength, core stability and core anti-rotation.  Having a strong stable core will help you improve your performance on your compound lifts as wells as other athletic activities.  A strong core will also help you improve your posture. There are many variations of plank. For the purpose of this article, we are focusing on the basic plank hold.  The tips and techniques that will be discussed apply to all variations. Although the plank is primarily a core stability exercise, your entire body must be engaged in order to maintain proper form. Proper form and safety are always a top priority. Never sacrifice form to hold a plank longer than you are able to hold safely. Focus on making progress every time you perform this exercise. Remember to track your progress when you are training. If you are interested in more information about 1-on 1 training or online athletic coaching, follow the link below to book an appointments  or send us a message through the CONTACT US page.…

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Improve Your Kettle Bell Swings

Improve Your Kettle Bell Swings

Kettle bell swings are a great compound (multi joint) movement to build lean muscle in your legs and arms as well as improve overall endurance.  There are many different versions of kettle bell swings and each serve a different purpose.  However, back safety is always a priority of each version. Although your hips and knees are used in a kettle bell swing, it is a “hip dominant” exercise similar to how deadlifts are hip dominant. Most of the explosive power in a kettle bell swing is coming from your glutes in the hip drive portion of the exercise. A common mistake is that people try to make kettle bell swings a “knee dominant” exercise. In short, a lot of people do a squat and swing the kettle bell around. By doing this the momentum is making the kettle bell drop too low below your knees during the swing and is putting your lower back at risk.  If you lower back is burning or hurting the most, there is a strong possibility that you have too much knee flexion and the…

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Deadlift Tips and Check List

Deadlift Tips and Check List

Deadlift Check List The deadlift is a very important exercise to master. This is a compound (multi-joint movement) exercise that is beneficial inside and outside of the gym. Many people have a fear of hurting their back from doing deadlifts. However, the reality is you are much more likely to hurt your back outside of the gym by picking up something up with bad form that only weighs around 20 pounds. The deadlift is very safe and effective as long as you keep good form the number 1 priority. Building strength is very important. Keeping good form is the most important. If you cannot maintain proper form than you are not ready to lift heavier. This applies to every exercise. Never sacrifice form to add more weight. Here is a quick check list for a proper deadlift. Deadlift Starting Position  Step up to the bar Bar should be over the center of your feet (center of gravity) Grab the bar with your hands; shoulders should be slightly in front of knees Slightly bend knees until shins tough the bar (Do…

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Now Open Until Midnight and New Equipement

Now Open Until Midnight and New Equipement

2020 was a crazy year for everyone and 2021 has had its share of challenges.  We are excited to see that the Covid-19 cases are dropping and life is getting back on track The gym is officially back on its regular hours. Monday – Thursday 5:00am – Midnight, Friday 5:00am-10:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm.  The Core Specific Classes are Monday – Thursday at 5:30pm and 9:00pm. In the effort to maintain social distancing and a positive environment, Ultimate Fitness will continue to have the out door workout area in addition to the indoor gym being open.  We are happy to announce the gym has added a “Sissy Squat”, “GHD Glute Ham Developer”, “Hip Driver/Booty Builder”, “Pec Deck Chest Fly”  and a “Front Lat High Row” machine.  We would like to thank our members for their continued support and everyone doing their part to help keep Ultimate Fitness Covid-19 compliant. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the gym.  

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Want To Be A More Youthful You? Try This

    Looking great and feeling even better is not a mind over matter process. It is the result of hard work that you put into yourself on the inside and out. Ultimate Fitness knows this and strives to bring you the most up to date and relevant information on how to stay well. The following blog post offers content that can help you do just that.   Youthful Exuberance   For those of us who have been sitting comfortably in adulthood for a decade or more, we tend to measure our wellness by how old we feel. Fortunately, 40 is the new 20, and there are many ways to maintain our youthful looks and feelings without having a midlife crisis. A few of these are to:   Dress for comfort. While getting dolled up for a night out can make you feel beautiful, nothing screams confidence like being comfortable. Don’t be afraid to invest in some comfortable and flattering pieces, like a pair of form-fitting leggings, a new bra, sleep pants, or a cozy robe to wear around the…

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Tips To Stay Accountable And Healthy On The Weekend

One the biggest mistakes people make on their fitness journey is overly sacrificing and depriving themselves during the week and going over board on the weekend.   Your discipline Monday – Friday is 120% .  You train hard, have your protein shakes, and eat chicken and rice because you are committed to your goals.  Friday night come around, and you begin feel like you “deserve” or “earned” you cheat meal.   Yes, you did earn your cheat meal.  However, there is a big difference between having a cheat meal as a reward and binge eating away all of your progress.   The important thing is to have balance in your life with fitness and nutrition.  Whether your goal is gain muscle or lose body fat, you should not feel deprived or like you are missing out on life.  Today the tips in this article is to help give  ideas on how to have balance in  your  weekends and still enjoy yourself.   DON’T SKIP MEALS A common mistake is skip breakfast because of the huge meal that is coming later in the…

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Feeling Restless During COVID-19? Here Are Fitness Tips the Whole Family Can Use

Staying home can have you feeling cabin fever—especially if you’re skipping your regular fitness routine. For kids and parents alike, keeping active is essential for handling COVID-19. As some areas begin to reopen, there are both indoor and outdoor activities you can enjoy as a family. Start Off with Healthy Habits Physical fitness is only part of the equation. Families should also practice healthy habits—and avoid lockdown-related snacking. Continue to follow hand washing best practices. Jump-start your healthy living in multiple ways. Choose nutritious alternatives to favorite junk foods. Start the day with a nutrient-dense breakfast with your family. Then Get Moving Inside You want to stay active indoors, but how? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to start moving, even in a small space. Increase physical activity at home by setting goals and getting creative. Get warmed up by streaming exercise Set a family fitness challenge to complete together. Set up home gym equipment for everyone to use. Get Outside When It’s Safe In some areas, restrictions are loosening up, and you may be able to safely venture out…

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