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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Simple Tips For Weight Loss After Quarrantine

Simple Tips For Weight Loss After Quarrantine

The gyms are back open and it is time to fully get back on track.  Many people had a hard time staying on track with nutrition during the lockdown.  It is common to snack more on unhealthy foods or overeat when you feel out of rhythm.  Let us put that in the past and focus on life getting back on track.   Track your calories and make note of you felt before and after eating. Did you eat because  you were hungry or did you eat because you were bored? Watch your meal timing. Try to have you biggest meals earlier in the day. Small healthy snacks (baby carrots for example) help reduce hunger and keep your metabolism burning. Minized saturated fats, sugary foods, and refined foods. DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST Eat every 3-4 hours. Remember a couple  baby carrots as a snack count as a meal. Have protein with every meal. Eat within 2 hours of exercise. Avoid fried foods. Use non fat cooking sprays. Increase fiber intake (25-35 grams per day) . This will help keep you full. Eat…

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Reopening Club Hours And Class Schedule

Reopening Club Hours And Class Schedule

We are excited to announce the club is open regular hours.  Monday – Thursday 5am – midnight, Friday 5am-10pm , Saturday 8am-7pm, Sunday 8am-3pm.  All members are required to have a workout towel and mask upon entry to the facility.  The club has set up a hand sanitizing station a the front desk for before and after your workout.  In addition the club has added more cleaning stations and members are required to clean the equipment before and after each use. Members are asked to maintain social distancing while workout at the gym.  Ultimate Fitness has temporally lowered its occupancy to help everyone maintain the social distance.   The Core Specific Express classes will begin on Monday June 29, 2020.  Classes will be regular schedule and temporally limited to 15 people per class.   The stations will be set up in a pattern that will maintain the social distance.   Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the gym.   Ultimate Fitness More Than Just A Gym  

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Dear Members

Dear Members

Dear members, We hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. It is important to find a way to stay active, healthy, and keep a positive routine.  We are excited to see so many members  be a part of the live stream Core Specific Workouts and the Ultimate Fitness Coach online training app.  Ultimate Fitness is committed to being a positive role model to help you stay motivated and active during these times. We have been doing our due diligence of sanitizing the facility and making the necessary adjustments to adhere to social distancing protocols. Ultimate Fitness has implemented new sanitation protocols  in order to provide a safe environment for all members and staff.   Rest assured, the gym will be in compliance with all public health guidelines. You may have heard in the news that gyms reopening  are a part of PHASE 1.  25 states are scheduled to open within the next 2 weeks.  At the current moment, the state of California has created subcategories of phase 1 and has not confirmed a date…

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