The 24 Hour Fitness Blog

If It Feels Good, Do It

March 11, 2015

We stretched our definition of flexibility to include the concept of dynamic flexibility—controlled movement through a joint’s range of motion. This time, we present five movements for dynamic flexibility that will warm you up and prep your body for a workout. The twist? They all feel incredibly good—you’ve never enjoyed your warm up so much.

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#GameChangers Series: Beto Perez, Founder, Zumba

March 10, 2015

Beto Perez, creator of the Zumba® Program, is an industry visionary whose instinct for bringing out the joy and passion that come with movement has transformed the fitness experience and helped make the world a healthier place.

Lashaun Dale, Vice President, Group Exercise at 24 Hour Fitness asked Beto to share what moves him.

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The Affirmation Fabrication

by Robert Cappuccio on March 9, 2015

Have you ever purchased a self-help book, attended a seminar, or watched a video where the presenter shared techniques such as affirmations, promising you unlimited potential, financial freedom, the body of your dreams, or perhaps total freedom from guilt? 

You gave your full attention to the program in anticipation of all of the miraculous changes you were going to make. 

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Stretch Your Definition of Flexibility

March 4, 2015
When you think flexibility, images of ballerinas, gymnasts, and yogis probably spring to mind. But flexibility isn’t just for those who are, um, bendy. It’s vital to health, performance and longevity for everybody. Doing the splits or getting your foot behind your head make for great party tricks, but everyday flexibility allows us to move well, prevents injuries, and helps us get stronger. Read more...

Playing the Imitation Game: Success through Modeling

March 3, 2015

With Robert Cappuccio, Director of Coaching, 24 Hour Fitness

Amanda would love to be more fit than she is. A trainer at her gym suggests a particular group class, but Amanda explains, “That won’t work for me; I've tried them before.” She goes on to tell herself, “I’m too out of shape and I’d probably struggle to keep up.  The instructor won’t want me in her class—and she wouldn’t help me, anyway.”

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