Your Gyms Secret Weapon

Your Gyms Secret Weapon

Have you seen those big colorful balls around the gym usually collecting dust? There are many misconceptions about the stability ball – even among those fairly affluent in fitness. Is it the bright colors? Is it the simpleness of a ball? Something about stability balls is giving us the wrong impression. The irony is that this tool which people make boring and gym rookie association, is the secret weapon to sculpt a perfectly defined and refined overall body, specially that abdominal definition that almost every gym-goer is after.  When used appropriately, stability balls can strengthen every single one of the stabilizing muscles that can take your workouts to the next level. While using strength machines, gives you a very limited, linear, bodybuilding type of workout that only works out the primary movers. Stability balls work the synergistic muscles that help the prime mover complete the repetitions in the most effective manner. “Strong core stabilizers are what will make your abs go from good to great, and from great to incredible.” If your abs are not strong enough, you simply won’t be able to perform the movement.  Stability balls (SB) make sure…

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The Best Tips For Those Training For A Marathon

The Best Tips For Those Training For A Marathon

The Best Tips For Those Training For A Marathon Photo via Pixabay by Skeeze   For anyone interested in becoming a runner–or for runners interested in participating in a marathon — it’s important to do some research first on what exactly goes into the sport. While it’s a great way to get (or stay) in shape, it can also be hard on your body if done improperly, and many precautions need to be taken to ensure you stay healthy and safe while you’re participating.   One of the first things a runner should know is that the right shoes can make you or break you. Don’t listen to recommendations from a friend, as every shoe fits differently on a different foot. Take your time looking around at the shoe store, and get your foot measured and the shoe fitted properly before you make a decision.   “Get fitted at a pro running store. If you are serious about completing a full marathon, it’s worth the investment. Spend time getting the perfect shoe for your foot. Your friend may convince you…

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Eat by the season | Fortza Nutrition

Eat by the season | Fortza Nutrition

Produce in season tastes better- so this month – Eat locally, in season, and organic whenever possible.  Learn and put into use our latest rule from the Fortza Fit Rules of Nutrition to get into your best shape yet, and feel your body function at the peak of its powers. These rules support cell health, and  increase your energy capabilities, while decreasing inflammation and acidity. This results in a truly younger, healthier and happier you, and a metabolic system that runs smoothly. Here’s the next rule of the Fortza Fit Rule of Nutrition number eight: Today we have limitless food choices, and making the right one for your health has only become more complicated than ever. We suggest to keep it local, super-fresh, and as clean as possible. We know life is oftentimes unpredictable, but making this your guideline will help you enforce it most of the time. Even if you haven’t thought of becoming a localvore, eating locally simply makes sense. Wouldn’t you prefer to eat ripened tomatoes from a vine on a nearby farm than those trucked in from Mexico? When something…

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Learn the Ropes

Learn the Ropes

 Skipping, running and jumping are really not my favorite ways of getting my cardio done. Yet in order to burn the extra calories and give my metabolism an extra boost, I have to get creative. Rope work is one of the most efficient ways to accelerate your metabolism and gain muscle tone, which is precisely why I’m writing this, to show you the ropes.  Plyo-Push Up Begin in plank position with an end of the rope beneath each hand. Grip the rope with the thumb and first two fingers, or wrap your fingers around the top, but do not rest your knuckles under the rope. Lower your chest towards the floor, then dynamically push off, raising and slamming the rope down. Land in a push-up, being careful not to lock out your arms. Return to plank position, then repeat. Do 3 sets of 10 reps, with 30 to 45 seconds of rest in between.   180-Degree Jumps  Turn your body to your left so that you’re standing perpendicular to the rope, and hold the ends of the rope together with both hands at your right hip. Squat and do a 180-degree jump,…

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The Power of Hydration

The Power of Hydration

The Fortza Nutrition Philosophy is composed of ten rules that when followed, will prime your body to perform at its best. Your body will increase its energy capabilities while decreasing acidity and inflammation. The result will be a younger, healthier, leaner and happier you. Have you ever seen a flower wither when it’s out of water? It turns brown, it crumples inward, and it loses its vitality and resilience. Your body is as dependent on water as the said plant. In fact, you’re about 60% water. You can imagine how dehydration affects you. Dehydration is not something to take lightly. It indicates that your body doesn’t have enough water to carry on with its day to day processes. Even mild dehydration can lead to decreased athletic performance and lethargy. In contrast, optimal hydration will help your body reach optimal metabolic function. Water carries waste away from your cells, and nutrients to them so you can perform through your workout and your workday seamlessly. Optimal hydration keeps your body flexible and alert, physically and mentally. Hydration helps maintain electrolyte balance, and it…

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Is your protein clean?

Is your protein clean?

Learn and put into use our latest rule from the Fortza Fit Rules of Nutrition to get into your best shape yet, and feel your body function at the peak of its powers. These rules support cell health, and this increase your energy capabilities, while decreasing inflammation and acidity. This results in a truly younger, healthier and happier you, and a metabolic system that runs smoothly. Here’s the next rule of the Fortza Fit Rule of Nutrition number six: Now that we have settled the importance of vegetables as a primary form of food in every meal, lets focus now on animal proteins. We’re talking about beef, pork, poultry and more. How amazing is protein? Now I’m getting started, To begin, protein is the most satiating nutrient, it keeps you full longer, and it keeps you away from unhealthy snacks and cravings that go against your fitness goals. Eating protein also has a thermic effect, so you’ll burn more calories when digesting them, than when you’re digesting fat or carbs. This can bump up your metabolism and decrease the probability of storing fat. Also,…

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Club Expansion is happening NOW!!!

Club Expansion is happening NOW!!!

    ULTIMATE FITNESS CENTER IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE CLUB EXPANSION HAS BEGUN!!!   More old school free weights, more Core Specific training, more Olympic training, more bumper plates, more kettle bells and training sleds are coming with the expansion.  If you are someone who likes to do dead lifts, power cleans (as well as other Olympic lifts) then this is the gym for you!!!  If you are some one who like body building and old school weight training then this is the gym for you!!!   If you are looking for a gym with LOTS of TVS and TREADMILS for mediocre workouts, this is not the gym for you!!!!   Ultimate Fitness Center is dedicated to creating facility offering old school weight training,  Cross training, Olympic style training, Core Specific training, studio style classes and heavy punching bags and speed bags.   Ultimate Fitness Center is also dedicated to creating a positive and motivating environment that inspire you to discover your inner athlete, reach your goals and become part of the Ultimate Fitness Center family.  

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