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Barre Fitness – Are You Up To The Challenge?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Barre in North Attleboro, MA

Barre fitness is a compound workout which fuses ballet-inspired maneuvers with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Barre classes usually integrate a ballet barre and apply classic dance twitches such as plies, together with static stretches. Barre also concentrates on high reps of small range movements. However, what makes it totally different from other workouts is the isometric movements which are usually performed by keeping the body still while specific muscles are contracted.

Most classes begin with warm up exercises that includes pushups, tricep dips, and planks prior to moving to the barre. This is designed to concentrate on leg and glute toning and strengthening. Barre classes usually end the session on the mat where the session turns to core strengthening. Then onto a yoga-inspired cool-down. Resistance bands and light hand weights are sometimes employed to add challenge to the workout. This helps develop lean muscles.

So if you want a low-impact workout that can tone your glutes and legs, try barre fitness class at our North Attleboro, MA fitness center. For more information about barre fitness, contact Answer is Fitness.

The Uber Importance of Hydration When Working Out

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 08, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Physical Fitness in North Attleboro, MA

Summer is an great time to work out outdoors. The Vitamin D you receive from sunlight aids in absorption of calcium, magnesium, phosphate and other essential minerals for our body. However, when you decide to take a hike, jog nearby hills, or cycle during the summer, make sure to stay ahead of your hydration. Working out in the heat can be dangerous. We are susceptible to dehydration as we lose fluids from physical exertion. The body releases heat through the process of sweating. Consequently, it is critically important to replenish the lost fluids by drinking water or beverages that contain electrolytes. A well hydrated body improves performance and guards against heat stroke.

When you go outside to workout, make sure to carry a water bottle at all times. Hydrate continually. Don't wait until you feel thirsty. If you find that your urine is colored after workouts, this is a very clear sign that your body is not getting properly hydrated. Dehydration will cause lethargy, weakness, and potentially life threatening conditions. So if you don't want to put yourself at risk, hydrate before, during, and after your workout.

For more fitness tips, contact Answer is Fitness.

Four Things to Know about The PiYo Workout

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 28, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Piyo Training in North Attleboro, MA

Fitness fanatics are always looking for fun and exciting new workout routines. TRX and Zumba to a degree revolutionized the group fitness industry are remain in high demand, however, PiYo workouts have emerged as a newfound favorite conditioning class. Fitness enthusiasts turn to PiYo for the core-building benefits of yoga, the strength-training of Pilates, and the non-stop action of a host of cardio routines. Read on to find out what PiYo is, how classes work, and how you can incorporate its fundamentals into your at-home routine. What Is PiYo?

PiYo combines the strength training and body lengthening aspects of Pilates with the core training and stretching elements of yoga to create an entirely new workout experience. It's low impact and adaptable to all ages and fitness levels. Unlike traditional Pilates and yoga sessions, PiYo is set up like a cardio class and is designed to burn calories and make the body sweat out impurities. Choreographed sequences are sped-up to maximize results providing PiYo participants with a fun routine while listening to upbeat/motivating music. Besides a yoga mat (and maybe a workout towel, there is no additional equipment used during a PiYo class. Participants actually incorporate their own body weight into a series of dynamic moves. What to Expect at a PiYo Class

PiYo classes have a lighter feel than traditional yoga classes which to some is a bit too serious and spiritual. We get that. Different strokes for different folks, right? The PiYo vibe is a bit reminiscent of aerobics, with pop music blasting from the speakers and an energetic instructor pushing you to your limits.

You don't need a background in yoga and/or Pilates to try PiYo, but some of the same simple poses like Downward Dog and Warrior are used. Like most cardio classes, the routine moves fast, so newcomers will want to do whatever moves they can without stressing about missing a switch or two. The group dynamic of PiYo also adds additional motivation to this multifaceted workout.

If you are a beginner or someone who is recovering from an injury, let your instructor know before the class begins so they can incorporate modifications into the routine.

For more information about Piyo Training, contact Answer is Fitness.

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Piyo Training: Incredible Workout Minus The Strain

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 24, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Piyo Training in North Attleboro, MA

For those people who want to transform their body and lose weight but are unable to perform high-intensity workouts, our Piyo training program is an excellent fitness solution. Piyo training is an eight-week long fitness program that combines Pilates and Yoga-inspired moves to work out the body’s entire muscles set.

The Piyo fitness program offers a different kind of way to get a slender figure without over-straining your body. For one, it doesn't require any weight lifting nor does it demand prolonged intense jumping like our Insanity workouts. Although Insanity training is quite effective for some, they simply aren’t the fitness avenue of choice for others who may suffer some form of impairment or disability. Piyo is a perfect workout substitute for those who want to take it a bit lighter in their fitness regimen due to some body limitations. Rest assured though that the Piyo workout can be dialed up or down according to the athlete’s need. For those who have mobility issues, personal trainers can calibrate the exercises to a simpler and more manageable level. Advanced workouts are also available for those who desire a more challenging work out.

The exercise concentrates in increasing flexibility, stability, and strength. Its goal is to help you develop long, lean, and toned muscles through stretching exercises. However, it requires you to stay in motion so you have to execute the poses in a more faster pace to promote burning of calories and shedding of fats. You'll be amazed with the results you can gain without experiencing a lot of strain.

For more information about Piyo Training in North Attleboro, MA, contact Answer is Fitness.

Protein Shakes and Smoothies – Good for you?

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, June 15, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Nutrition 101 in Foxboro, MA

Substituting a meal with protein shakes and smoothies have been a trending diet decision to fitness fanatics. Here are reasons they have become a mainstream dietary option to athletes and those who want to lose weight:

  • Liquid diets tend to contain less calories than solid food. A study confirms that the body doesn't detect liquid calories the same way as it would detect calories from a solid diet.
  • They are packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants that are well-calculated to meet recommended daily calorie intake.
  • A healthy shake can be as filling as a solid meal but can keep you fuller for longer. This is because most healthy shakes has a substantial amount of protein content which is the most satiating macronutrient and ample fat content that delays gastric emptying. Also, its high-fiber content can decrease glucose release into the bloodstream.

While liquid meals are good substitutes for a solid meal, it is still recommended to eat a full solid meal at least ones or twice a day. To learn more nutrition and fitness tips, contact Answer is Fitness in North Attleboro, MA.


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