Outdoor Athletic Training Area Coming to Imperial Beach

Outdoor Athletic Training Area Coming to Imperial Beach

Outdoor athletic training/functional area is coming soon to the Imperial Beach location.   We would like to take a moment to thank all of our members for the positive feed back and continued support!  We are excited about the new addition to the Imperial Beach location.   We will be adding calisthenics monkey bar rig, bumper plates, kettlebells, battle ropes,  tractor tires (for tire flips), concept 2 rowers and ski ergs!   Follow us on Instagram @theultimatefitnesslife for all of the updates.   Ultimate Fitness More Than Just A Gym

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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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