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Member Spotlight

Meet Kyle House Fitness member Eliza

It's really fun, I think it's the most fun I have had working out.  

Running was something I never thought I could do again. But I signed up for my first Kyle House Fitness HIIPfit class and I started out just walking all of the intervals. From there I slowly started to increase my walking speed, but I would still be pretty much walking.  But, now, just a couple months later, I am running during the working set intervals.  I am not a sprinter by any means... I am not maxing out the treadmill, but I am pushing myself to do what I consider running. It really all started for me just setting small fitness goals to get faster over time and being able to run today feels amazing. 

All the exercises, the treadmills work everything can be modified to where you are. Then, with the help of each instructor you just gradually move up from there.  If you keep going, and stay disciplined you'll increase your weights, your speed and everything.

The confidence I feel, it just makes me feel great! Even the days when you just barely make it here, and are dragging as soon as your done, your like... that was great I am so glad I just came. Leaving the classroom you feel amazing. 

LUNCH BREAK WORKOUT

BURN FAT AND REDUCE STRESS ON YOUR LUNCH BREAK

How to get your best workout in just 45 minutes.

A lot of people have a busy schedules making time in the morning or after work to hit the gym can be nearly impossible, but what about using your lunch break to get in a sweat?  Taking a break at lunchtime is a great way to get a quick 30-45 min workout in. Not only is it a great time to take a break from work, a midday workout offers a ton of other advantages.

Boosts Mood and Energy Levels

Exercise releases endorphins which are the “feelin’ good” neurotransmitters that make us feel strong and fabulous. In each HIIPfit class we include a recovery and relaxation segment at the end to help clear the mind, focus on the breath, and bring cortisol levels down leaving you ready to take on the rest of your work day with ease.

More Time

Getting your workout in around lunchtime means you don't have to wake up super early in the morning to hit the gym. On the other hand, you won’t have to find the time after work to make it to your workout. It is a nice break from your day, computer, mobile device or any other distraction so you can focus on the most important project...yourself!

Reduces Illness

Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to increased risk of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease. Sitting has also been linked with increased risk of developing type two diabetes and cancer.  

Many studies also say that for every hour a person spends sitting, their individual risk of death from all causes rose 11%, and their risk of death from cardiovascular disease rose 18% and their risk of dying from cancer rose 9%.  What better reason is there to step away from the desk jump on a treadmill, get in an ab workout, lift some weights, and mix in some yoga.

Reduces Stress

As humans, we are geared towards a flight or fight mode. It’s not our fault, it’s just how we are programmed. That’s why at Kyle House Fitness we add yoga into every class, not only to give you a great workout good workout, but also to get you that good yoga stretch that melts stress away. Exercise is a proven way to reduce stress – so taking a break in the middle of the day to work up a sweat is a great way to deal with anxiety and difficult situations. When we exercise, our brains produce more serotonin, a chemical which acts as a mood stabilizer that helps to relieve depression and reduce stress.

A much better solution than crying in the employee restroom or punching a hole in the wall.  

Improves Brain Power

Have you ever hit a mental block or wall in that mid morning work flow? When this happens, the best solution is to engage in a little lunchtime sweat session. When our blood flow and oxygen levels are increased, the brain creates new synapses – or connections – which improve our cognitive performance, helping us to solve those tricky problems at work. We are able to get more connected with our own body and therefore can get more control over the mind and thought processes.

And of course burn fat, increase stamina, and build your best looking body.

At Kyle House Fitness there are classes at noon and we are right downtown, so it’s a gym near you. hope to see you at our 12:00 pm HIIPfit class here at KHF Monday through Friday.

THE DYNAMIC ROW

THE DYNAMIC ROW

This week’s Full Body HIIPfit Move Of The Week (MOTW) is brought to you by instructors Ari and Melo. For this week, the movement ha a little more focus on a pulling or rowing action. It combines the yoga posture called the Crescent Lunge while adding in the aesthetic action of rowing dumbbells. We are calling this MOTW the Dynamic Row. Here are a few benefits of the Dynamic Row and why it makes us look good and feel good:

  • Strengthens your back and posterior shoulder muscles. These are important for maintaining good posture and alignment while you are going through your day-to-day activities.

  • Builds lean muscle for your back and shoulders. The Dynamic Row will help to tighten and firm the upper back and shoulder area.

  • Increases balance and builds stabilization in the hips and legs. Part of the Dynamic Row is stepping backwards into a crescent lunge, this requires balance and engaging your stabilizer muscles.

  • Builds lean muscle for your hips and thighs. Using extra resistance with the dumbbells helps stimulate lean muscle growth when performing this action in a controlled manner

 

How to perform the Dynamic Row:

  • Start in a standing position with your best posture and tallest spine while holding two dumbbells by your sides. Shoulders are rolled down away from your ears

  • Step one foot back into a crescent lunge on the ball of the back foot while keeping hips squared forward and spine just as tall as if you were standing

  • Firm your core muscles in tight and pull the weights up beside your body by bending at the elbow joint

  • Hold the contraction at the top range of motion and then, with control, lower the weights back to the starting position

  • Step the same foot back forward and reestablish your tall spine

  • Repeat on the opposite side and repeat for about eight to ten reps per side