Vacationers are Welcome

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The weather gets warm, school gets out and people head to the beach!
Just because you’re on vacation does not mean you can skip your workouts. If you are anything like me, vacation means you eat some of the yummy foods you normally avoid and the adult beverages increase. Yes?

Well here is the good news… Body Edge Fitness offers day passes for $12 or week passes for $30.

Are classes more your speed? (You don’t have to think, the instructor tells you what to do in a fun group environment.) Come try Tabata, Yoga, Strength, Core Challenge, Body Fit, Spin, Edge, Zumba or Silver Sneakers for $10 per class.

Personal Training is also available by appointment to focus on your specific needs for $35 per session.

The staff at Body Edge looks forward to seeing you this summer.
If you and and your family come visit us every summer, I can’t wait to see you walk trough the door again on Monday morning!!!  (psst, I’m the pregnant one)  =)

Safe Travels,
Cindy Black
Owner/Personal Trainer

Another great year!

Cindy, it is with pleasure that we have had a another great year at Body Edge in Ocean Isle.  We have enjoyed your facility.

However, more than your facility it has been the staff that keep us coming back. Jerry and Kathy, at the front desk, are always welcoming.  Teri and Jackie are outstanding instructors, who give there all but also have very welcoming personalities. Of course who could not look at your smile and greeting every morning.  You can be very proud of who you have working for you!

We look forward to returning next year (longer season) as I am already looking forward to working with Teri next year.

Richard (and Karen) Kime

 

Remember gang, your first class is always free at Body Edge.

If there is something you have been wanting to try… now is the time!!!

As we say, it’s always Happy Hour at Body Edge Fitness.

Fitness as easy as 1…2…3…

Be-Fit-Flyer

Awesome New Class

Hey gang, we have added an awesome new class to our schedule…Core Challenge!

This 45 minute class is designed to improve core strength, flexibility, stability and balance using a variety of equipment including your own body weight.

Class will be taught by our very own Teri Daly on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am during the month of June.

Plank Challenge Winners

What an amazing group of athletes we have at Body Edge Fitness! The plank contest was a huge success. Congrats to everyone who participated and improved their time over the month.  But I must say Ray Zetts (81 years old), you are our hero! Ray held the plank on his forearms and toes for 13 minutes and 23 seconds…wow!  Stay tuned for results from our October “Push-ups for Pec” contest to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

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PRO TIP: The Truth About Vitamin Waters

vitamin-waterWalking down the beverage aisle of a supermarket, one is dumbstruck by the sheer number of options available. A growing category, with dazzling colors that scream “buy me”, is vitamin waters.

Vitamin Water XXX is a classic example of unsubstantiated health marketing. Named for its “triple antioxidants” formula of acai, blueberry, and pomegranate flavors, the triple X logo has additional, naughty, connotations: the kind of xxx you can consume in front of your mother, according to the brand’s manufacturer.

With the help of this marketing drivel, the manufacturer, a Coca Cola subsidiary, is making billions of dollars a year. Unfortunately, the nutrition facts panel and the ingredient list is full of deceit.

This is what an honest ingredient list would read:

water, sugar, colors, needless vitamins & minerals.

Here is the ingredient list on the package:

reverse osmosis water, cane sugar, less than 0.5% of: citric acid, magnesium lactate and calcium lactate and potassium phosphate (electrolyte sources), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), fruit and vegetable juice (color), natural flavors, stevia leaf extract, vitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate), beta-carotene, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), manganese citrate, gum acacia.

The ingredients listed are named to get you excited about how chic this product is.

For example, it’s not just any water being provided – you are getting reverse osmosis water, whatever that means. Probably better than regular water, right?

Next up – the sugar. Not just any sugar – it’s cane sugar. Sugar comes from beets or sugar cane. Someone must have decided that cane sugar sounds more sophisticated or healthy. Baloney.

A single serve bottle of this beverage has 8 teaspoons of needless, harmful sugar. Actually, the sugar actually does have a role to play in this beverage – to mask the very bitter taste of the vitamins added. However, 120 calories is a high price to pay when you can get non-bitter water out of the tap for zero calories and zero dollars.

Onwards, down the ingredient list, electrolyte sources also sounds cool. Admit it. However, did you know that a banana is also an electrolyte source?

The vitamins added will likely be mal-absorbed (read: you will urinate them). Their bio-availability is much lower than if consumed as part of whole foods.

Lastly, rest assured that a laboratory has perfected the right combination of natural chemicals to excite your olfactory and taste receptacles. It’s probably not the fruit and vegetable juice, which makes a guest appearance here, with less than 0.5% of the content.

Bottom Line
Marketing hype will not make vitamin waters a healthy hydration choice. Ever.

Supermarket Tip
Get your antioxidants from real fruit, not sugar water. Skip the supermarket beverage aisle and stick with tap water. With the money saved you’ll be able to afford all the tasty, healthy fruits you desire.
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Are you sweating this summer???

BANa-ProductBANa was developed by Dr. Benjamin Yoo, who practices in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The product is modeled after a saline IV and is designed to simplify the process of overcoming dehydration, heat exhaustion and cramping – but can also be used to help prevent them!

BANa is manufactured without all of the sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring/flavoring and calories you’ll find in other sports/rehydration beverages AND its all natural, as we use Sea Salt, Stevia, and natural cherry juice. BANa has 0 sugar, 0 calories, and 1 carb – It is healthy!

Obviously, the maximum benefit is when severe dehydration occurs.  But 1-2 bottles will keep most athletes/outdoor laborers hydrated all day.  1-2 bottles will also serve as a healthy and effective cure to the common hangover.  Also, a bottle before bed will help with those pesky night cramps many people get.

What is Dehydration?

The science behind it is simple – the body does not have enough of the necessary fluids to adequately function. Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluids than you take in. The treatment for dehydration is to replenish fluid loss.

Illustration of how sodium helps the kidneys absorb water
While there are many different ways for your body to absorb H20, the Kidneys are the most efficient way. The Kidneys actively transport H20 to the rest of your body.

Sodium Fuels Rehydration

Sodium is the key electrolyte used to help the body retain fluids. This is the basis of a Normal Saline IV fluid given in the ER. The only ingredients in a 1 Liter Normal Saline are Salt (NaCl) and Water (H2O) (9,000mg of Salt in 1,000ml of Water). Sodium is the most abundant electrolyte contained in the fluid within the body. When dehydrated, the body sends a signal to the brain, adrenals, and the kidneys. This triggers hormones to be released from the brain and the adrenal gland to let the kidneys know the body needs fluids. During dehydration, through these hormones, sodium is taken from the kidneys through an active transport system. When this occurs, water is passively moved into the body as well. In the kidneys, water cannot be reabsorbed without the active transport of sodium. This is the concept behind IV fluids and BANa.

So Why BANa?

  • 4 Adult BANa’s is comparable to 1L Normal Saline IV
  • Absorption rate into your body is comparable between oral consumption and IV fluids given in the ER
  • Hydration equals Performance – both physical performance, and mental acuity
  • Faster recovery time

Are you suffering from the effects after a night of partying?

The likely culprit: dehydration. When you are hungover, your body gives off the same symptoms as dehydration—nausea, headache, stomachache and cramps. Alcohol is a diuretic, and makes it extremely difficult for your body to reabsorb water and salt.

BANa’s rehydrating properties can help speed up your hangover recovery by allowing salt and water to simultaneously be absorbed into your body. Just 1-2 bottles of BANa after a long night out or first thing in the morning will help ease that throbbing head and overall sense of feeling horrible. Bottoms up!

BANa is now available at Body Edge Fitness!!!

Buy a bottle to try, or buy it by the case for when you head out to the golf course, tennis court, beach, boating or working in your yard.  Know anyone who works outside for a living?  They need this product! 

Mention this ad and you will receive a cold bottle for free when you buy a case!

About Benjamin Yoo, MD

 

So happy to have found Body Edge!

Denise & famiyMy family has a home on the island (OIB) and comes down regularly.  As an avid exerciser at home, I felt like I needed somewhere to work out while at the beach.  In June I purchased the 10 group classes package and I have to say I am SO happy to have found Body Edge!  I’ve taken the Tabata, Step and Strength classes and have really enjoyed each one.  I especially love the instructor Teri!
I also have to say, Body Edge has the nicest members!  Each time I go I meet someone new and really enjoy seeing the same people regularly.  Body Edge is quickly becoming my home away from home gym!
Denise Carter

 

Essential Oil lover…

Lisa JI love using Young Living essential oils. I put a “Wow Water” mix together using Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit, and a touch of Ginger, and I keep it in a glass dropper bottle in my purse. One dropperful in my water bottle and I’m ready for whatever comes!  I use Lavender oil in my linen drawer to give my sheets a light and soothing scent, and I diffuse different combinations of oils all the time — there’s one for every mood. The more you use the oils, the more you learn, the more ways to benefit from them!

Lisa Jennings

Body Edge Fitness has many essential oils in stock for your purchase.  Whether you want to diffuse, apply topically or ingest Young Living Oils are the best around.  We have oils for sore muscles, some to help you sleep, others to increase your energy.  If you need to lose weight… there are oils for that.  Have a cut, thinning hair, or need mosquito repellent… we have you covered.  The list goes on and on.  It’s time to take control of our health and wellness.

Any questions feel free to email me at [email protected] – Cindy Black, owner

7 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Road Trip

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A familiar summer sight on American highways is a family on a road trip headed for fun and adventure many miles away. These voyages require stops for eating, drinking, and energy release. Fast food joints have established themselves as the go-to solution, with huge signs visible from the distance. Unfortunately, they usually steer you to make unhealthy food choices. Here is some advice to help you make the best of the situation.

1. Prepare in advance by packing healthy snacks:

  • Fresh fruits – apples, bananas, berries of all sorts (pre-washed!)
  • Fresh vegetables – baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, etc.
  • Canned items – corn, carrots & peas, etc.
  • Homemade trail mix. see this recipe
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Beef jerky
  • Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on whole grain bread.

2. Food safety: make sure that chilled foods are stored in a cooler with ice-packs, or that they are consumed before they warm up.

3. Bring plenty of water. You can freeze a bottle or two in advance and then enjoy ice cold water later in the day. Have extra water available for washing hands and utensils.

4. If you’ve run out of food and need to stop to eat, look for supermarkets instead of restaurants. You can buy fresh ingredients to prepare your sandwiches, or simply enjoy fresh fruit. Many supermarkets have a do-it-yourself salad bar and other deli items available. Some even have a seating area. As an added bonus, you will pay less than at a restaurant.

5. If you are traveling on a weekend, try to stop by a farmers market. This website has a comprehensive list of locations across the country.

6. If you do end up at a restaurant, here are a few recommendations:

  • Try to appraise the menu for the healthier options before ordering
  • Give specific instructions to the chef – use less butter, gravy on the side, etc.
  • Have the salad first. Ask for dressing on the side
  • Ask the waiter NOT to bring bread to the table
  • If the portions at the restaurant are very large, ask your waiter to pack half your dish in a doggy bag even before it is served.
  • Drink at least one glass of water before you eat.

7. Find a really good place for ice cream. You can’t bring it from home 🙂

Bottom Line
Prepare in advance and make your road trip pleasurable, memorable, and diet-able!
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