Check out the latest Patch blog post from Fitness Werks trainer Neil Hansen.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Fitness Werks trainer Neil Hansen talks New Year's resolutions in his latest Patch blog post.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 8, and extending for six weekly sessions, the club will be operating a Fit Kids program that teaches the benefits and importance of fitness.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Check out the latest from Neil Hansen of Fitness Werks in Clarendon Hills.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Today's Workout Wednesday fitness tip from Frank LaCoco, personal trainer at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge, tells you all about the mind-muscle connection.
Do you know about M&Ms? No, I’m not talking about the yummy chocolate candy with the hard outer shell. Instead, I mean the ever-important Mind-Muscle connection. You don’t want your workout routines to consist of doing three sets of 10 of these and four sets of 12 of those. Your muscles truly don’t care how well you can count. To maximize the benefit that awaits them from a workout, slow down your movement and really put your thoughts into the exercising muscle—contracting, lengthening, strengthening and changing its shape before you ever move a single inch. For example, when doing an arm curl believe and see your arms developing into the granite-type guns you so deserve. When you start to lift the weight, do so slowly and focus …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Today's Workout Wednesday fitness tip from Frank LaCoco, personal trainer at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge, tells you the best way to do a common ab and back exercise.
Holding a plank for minutes at a time? No plank you, says trainer Frank LaCoco of Five Seasons Family Sports Club. Planks are great exercises for your abs and lower back, but holding a plank for longer than 90 seconds is unnecessary—the "Groundhog Day" of ab exercises. Instead of holding the plank for minutes at a time, challenge yourself by changing your position. Try extending an arm forward while keeping your chest and hips parallel to the floor, or lifting a leg hip height off the ground. These small modifications increase the intensity of the plank and put those abs and low back muscles to work! Frank LaCoco is a personal trainer at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-710-9422…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Today's Workout Wednesday fitness tip from Frank LaCoco, personal trainer at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge, deals with the best ways to breath when exercising.
Today's tip from trainer Frank LaCoco of Five Seasons Family Sports Club deals with something we often don't think about when we exercise. Each exercise repetition has two parts - call it a positive and a negative, an in and an out, an up and a down, a lift and a lower. It's crucial to exhale on the harder part of the exercise. What happens too often is when the hard part hits we find ourselves holding our breath, jaws clenching and face turning red. Instead, imagine yourself actually blowing the resistance away from your body. Breathe out during the up phase of a push up, breathe out when you raise your hand during an arm curl, and breathe out when you pull your hands towards your body during a seated row. Holding your breath at any time …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The gym will host an open house on Saturday to introduce members to its Pilates studio.
The LifePower Pilates Studio at Lifetime Fitness in Burr Ridge will be having an open house this Saturday Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour studio spaces, ask questions, meet instructors and receive a complimentary Pilates session. Those interested in reserving a time for a complimentary trial session can contact Studio Coordinator Briana Dockins at email@example.com or call 630-230-0011 ext 272
Monday, December 19, 2011
A Burr Ridge doctor offers advice to those who don't want to pack on any extra pounds this holiday season.
Just because Santa’s belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly doesn’t mean yours has to this holiday season. Staying on track with your fitness program, even while traveling, will give you extra energy and start you out right for a healthful new year. Whether you’re at home for the holidays or traveling, it is important to stay on your path to fitness during the holidays. Here are a few helpful tips: 10. Sit down to eat your meal at a party. Taking the time to sit down will help you recognize when you are starting to feel full. 11. Alcoholic beverages add calories and affect our decision making about eating healthy. Limit alcoholic beverages over the holidays and separate drinks with glasses of water. The holidays are really about time …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Five Seasons Sports Club and Life Time Fitness offer health programs to help residents lose weight in the New Year.
As the New Year approaches, many people resolve to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. New programs and incentives at Five Seasons Sports Club and Life Time Fitness are making these resolutions easier to keep. Five Seasons Sports Club, 6901 S. Madison St., will launch 'I Lost it At the Club!' beginning Jan. 10. Club members and nonmembers can participate in the eight-week motivational weight loss program designed to help residents keep their New Year's resolutions and stay healthy year-round. "For many Americans, Jan. 1 means resolutions," said James Hazzah, chief club officer at Five Seasons. "It's definitely a resolutions time of year," said Brian Taylor, sales manager for Life Time Fitness in Burr Ridge. Taylor added that …