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Make Time For Personal Training Workouts

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019

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Personal Trainers are the perfect tool to help you achieve specific athletic goals. Their professional expertise is ideal for those who are training for a specific event or need to achieve a certain level of fitness before they are able to do something adventurous.

The effectiveness of Personal Training Consultation depends on your how well and honest you are at the initial screening and physical assessment. During the initial assessment, you will share valuable information about your goals and fitness level. A proper screening also reveals information on health conditions or injuries that will affect your program design. Once the information has been collected by your Personal Trainers, you will be given an effective plan and safe workout routines that will meet your needs and get results.

Your personal training workout routines is based on your individual goals, fitness level and health conditions. Your particular goals may include fat reduction, muscle and strength gains or general fitness enhancement. Your fitness level may range from beginner and advanced to the experienced athlete. And for those with health condition, always get clearance from a medical professional before designing and implementing a workout routine.

Below are some reminders in having your Personal Training Workout started:

  • Warm-up and Stretching. Whatever your fitness level or goals, all workout routines should begin with a proper warm-up and stretching. Warming up with some light cardio exercise brings fresh blood and oxygen to the muscles you are about to challenge. Exercising when the body is warm improves performance and prevents injury. Save deeper held stretches for after the workout.
  • Aerobic Exercise. Personal training workout does not always include cardio. Surely you will be advised how long, how often and at what intensity you will exercise based on your goals. Some sessions may include cardio in the form of interval training, or circuit training workouts that include high-intensity cardio intervals. Normally these workouts are used for those who want to lose fat or build speed.
  • Resistance Training. Resistance training tends to occupy the bulk of a personal training session and largely depends on your particular goals and fitness level.
  • Strength. A program for those who wants to build strength should involve heavy lifts with three sets of one to five reps. Rest in between sets should be long, three to five minutes, to allow for recovery and maximal force in the next lift.

Many trainers end the session after the least exercise is done, telling the client to make sure to stretch. Many clients will not follow those directions. Post-workout stretching is just as important as the other exercises you do in the session because stretching aids recovery. The trainers will ask you to do a few held stretches for the muscle groups you worked during the session. You may also choose to do foam rolling or active assisted stretches.

Although some physical activity is always better than nothing, if you want serious gains, more strength as well as self-confidence, you need a specific workout plan, persistence, patience and yes, you need to push yourself hard and cooperate with your Personal Training partner.

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Gearing Up Your Kids Physical Development

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, September 14, 2019
Answer is Fitness, Canton, MA

It is not a newsflash that kids need exercise in their lives. Parents must be aware of the fact that increased physical activity helps children build healthy bodies, minds, and insures against chronic disease. And we also know that helping our kids to love movement sets them up to be a stronger and healthier teens and adults.

You exercise all the time without even thinking of it. When you run around outside or play kickball at school, dancing and doing push-ups, you are exercising. When you exercise, you make your body stronger. So be active every day. Your body will thank you! Make your heart happy. Your heart is a muscle. It works hard, pumping blood every day. Help your heart get stronger by doing exercise.

Below are the most important physical development that kids get from engaging in regular exercise:

  • Develops Muscle Strength: Muscle strength helps to reduce children risk of injury. Lifting things, including their own body weight, keeps them healthy and limber, so they feel well and function optimally.
  • mproves Cardiovascular Capacity: Moving vigorously cultivates a healthy heart and lungs, and helps prevent hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure), which will develop during childhood. Regular physical activity will also substantially lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
  • Keeps Bones Strong: The crucial time to build bones starts before the teen years and lasts until the mid-20s, which is when bones grow to their maximum thickness. You will help your kids prevent the onset of osteoporosis by encouraging them to do weight-bearing activities like jump rope, running games, pivoting, and balancing.
  • Decreases Body Fat: Aerobic activity and strength training help children expend energy (calories), which helps them with weight control and positive body fat distribution.
  • Enhances Self-Esteem: As children exercise, their strength increases, and so does their self-esteem. They gain confidence and become more comfortable in their own skin.
  • Reduces Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: Physical activity will change your brain chemistry and improve your frame of mind. For example, exercise has been shown to increase levels of serotonin, which will contribute to reduced feelings of depression.
  • Increases Concentration and Alertness: Exercise releases endorphins, which are the feel-good chemicals that act on the brain as natural tranquilizers. Studies have shown that endorphin-rich movement improves mental focus and cognitive skills.
  • Boosts Energy Levels: Movement stimulates attention and energy levels due to improved circulation and blood flow. This helps your body deliver more oxygen and essential nutrients to your tissues, which, in turn, allows you to do more -- and feel better -- throughout the day.
  • Controls Mood Swings: Exercise will help calm kids down and stabilize their mood swings, thus making good behavior more likely.

It is the reason why exercise is a good idea. Fun, physical activities and mental stimulation with family and friends in a supportive environment give children the sense that they have achieved something new and challenging. They feel better. They feel happy. And worth it puts your children in a better mood.

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Achieve That Radiant Skin With Hot Yoga

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 13, 2019
Answer is Fitness, Canton, MA

Fall is in the air. We have cool comfort for now, but soon that Mass winter will be upon us. If there is one thing better than staying in your nice, warm bed on a cold winter morning, it just might be the promise of the all-consuming, feel-good heat you will find in a hot yoga class, or your gym sauna or steam room. Within seconds of stepping into one of the heated rooms, your body temperature rises and the blustery weather outside feels like a distant memory. But at what price to your skin?

Thanks to varied levels of moisture in the air (up to 100 percent humidity in a steam room, around 40 percent in a hot yoga class, and up to 20 percent in a sauna, depending on how much water is being poured over the hot rocks), each of these high heat/steam environments can be a great way to hydrate your skin if you follow a few skin-care rules. Skin cells need water to live, so steam can be very beneficial for keeping surface layers feeling moist and looking healthy.

Just 15 minutes in the steam room stimulates circulation, increases perspiration, and eliminates toxins. All of these are great, but it is circulation that is the most exciting. When the skin gets warm, the capillaries and vessels dilate, causing nutrient-rich blood and oxygen to be brought to the cells. Blood circulation is what feeds the skin and its cells and keeps them acting healthy, while giving the skin a glow from within. Steam will be good in moderation.

Many skin types will benefit from it. It is recommended either saunas or steam baths for acne or oily skin to detoxify the skin. It is said that steam rooms are a little better for acne-prone skin because they help balance oil production.

While performing hot yoga you must keep a track of your breath, it is the foremost thing. Once you are ready, you can begin with the poses that are bound to make you sweat and detoxify. Get your hot head on your vibey moves, love and light. Come sweat, squeeze, kick, push and plank with our team!

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Stretching Is Crucial Before Hot Yoga

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 09, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Hot Yoga classes in Canton, MA

Do not forget to stretch. You’ve heard that sage advise countless times before going full-speed in any fitness activity. Stretching is critically important to the sport of Yoga as well. When you arrive early for your hot yoga class, you’ll notice your fellow students running through simple stretches on their mats. Though most yoga classes start with a warm-up sequence, it is a good idea for you to go through a few basic poses on your own that will help get you ready for the session ahead. In addition to preparing your physical body, you will get into your yoga mindset, providing an important separation from the rest of your day.

Ten stretches to help you warm up for HOT YOGA:

  1. Pelvic Tilts. Begin by lying down on your back with your knees bent for a few pelvic tilts.
  2. Leg Stretch. Begin to work your legs by lifting them perpendicular to the floor, either one at a time or both together. With your low back firmly rooted and your pelvis neutral, lift one leg off the floor and aim the sole of your foot at the ceiling. Keep the other foot on the floor or bring it up to join the first one.
  3. Eye of the Needle Pose. To do these, press your lower back gently against the floor, tilting your pelvis toward your face, and then release it. Remaining on your back, cross your right ankle over the opposite knee for the eye of the needle pose (Sucirandhrasana). Since you are just getting started, you can keep your left foot on the floor, especially if you have tight hips.
  4. Easy Pose. For easy pose (Sukhasana) come up to sit in a comfortable cross-legged position. Place one or two folded blankets under your seat so that your knees are lower than your hips. Do a few neck rolls here. First, let your chin drop toward your chest. Then roll your chin over to the left shoulder, circle the head back, then bring the chin to the right shoulder. Continue circling slowly, moving through any areas of tightness, for about five rotations. Then do an equal number of rotations in the opposite direction.
  5. Eagle Arms. While staying seated in easy pose, take the arm position for eagle pose (arms crossed, bent, and parallel to the floor). This gives you a really nice stretch across the shoulder blades and at the back, an area that is otherwise hard to stretch. If you do the position with the right arm on top first, make sure to spend equal time with the left arm on top.
  6. Easy Twist. Keep your legs in easy pose and twist to the right, bringing your left hand to your right knee and the right hand behind your back. Take your gaze gently over your right shoulder. Then twist to the left, bringing the right hand to your left knee and the left hand behind your back, gazing over your left shoulder. Remember that this is just a warm up, so this shouldn't be your deepest twist.
  7. Cat-Cow Stretch. Since you are doing this on your own, take care to synchronize your body to your breath, letting the breath initiate the movement. Begin each motion in your tailbone, letting it ripple up the spine until your head is the last thing to move.
  8. Downward Facing Dog. You may want to come into a downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), primarily to stretch out the legs one last time. Pedal the heels up and down here to lengthen the calves and hamstrings.
  9. Child’s Pose. Child’s Pose (Balasana) is always a good addition to a warm-up routine. Though often thought of simply as a resting pose, child's pose also offers a nice stretch for the hips and thighs and gives you a chance to turn your attention inward in preparation for your upcoming class. To get into child’s pose, start by sitting on your heels with your big toes together. Separate your knees to a comfortable width apart—at least as wide as your hips or to the edge of the mat.Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs resting your head on the mat. Extend your spine and lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso.
  10. Goddess Pose. Many people like to await the start of class in goddess pose (Utkata Konasana)—a standing wide-legged squat—to further open the hips, foregoing the previously mentioned poses. If this is your preference, by all means, do it.

Keep in mind that you do not need to do the fullest expression of each of these poses because you are just starting to move your body and shake off the cobwebs. You will just choose from any of these stretches just to relieve tension at the end of the day. Only through internal focus will you receive the full benefits of HOT YOGA practice. At the end of your class, stay in sav asana for at least a few minutes. This is where you reap the benefits of all our hard work during practice. Take these moments to relax and just be.

Do not forget to choose stretching over stressing! Happy stretching! For more tips on Hot Yoga, contact Answer is Fitness.

Move And Do Good At Canton’s 24/7 Fitness Center

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Yoga classes in Canton, MA

Many times you hear people say that they do not have the time to work out and/or eat right. There is too much going on or something along those lines. Most of the time, though, it simply comes down to a matter of priority. Fitness just does not rise to a priority in life. Ultimately, however, life will force you to prioritize fitness as a matter of survival.

Prior to arriving a health crisis, prioritize your health and make it one of your top priorities. You can find a way to squeeze in a quick workout session throughout your day even if it is just for 30 minutes. You will find a way to exercise, eat healthier and track your calories. If your goal is to lose fat or gain muscle then our Yoga classes here in Canton will put you on a path to achieve that.

Our Yoga classes in Canton are the most accessible, equipped, and staffed programs in the area. Our skilled professional staff will support you in whatever you want to achieve in your body and will pave the way for more and better things to come in your life.

There are 5 things to give up right now that will help you feel good and will contribute in keeping you fit:

  1. Worrying about things you cannot control
  2. Talking negatively about yourself
  3. Dwelling on the past
  4. People that pull your down
  5. Talking yourself out of Pursuing Dreams

Agreeing to fit will really help you put things in perspective or maybe allow you to restructure or reassess your priorities. So true, take the time. It is about awareness and prioritizing yourself. When you take care of yourself, you take care of everything else better too. It is normal you are always looking for ways to add to your life. However, the best form of adding to your life is getting rid of the stuff that holds you back.

Time to move on and get moving! Experience convenience and flexibility of our 24/7 fitness service, contact Answer is Fitness.


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