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

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.

As always, your first class is free!

Sign up for Self Defense ASAP!

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Adult Classes begin February 1st – Mondays and Wednesdays  5:45 – 6:45pm

Kids Classes begin February 7th – Tuesdays and Thursdays  4:45 – 5:45pm

Cost – twice per week – $80 for the month

            once per week – $50 for the month

           ( $30/month optional gym membership for student or parent )

Body Edge Fitness is excited to be partnering with Sensei Michael Mercaldi!

See Self Defense tab at the top of website for more info on class and instructor.

http://cme2bfit.com

 

Pleased Member…

DianeBody Edge is a people friendly gym that has all the equipment anyone could need.  They offer multiple classes and are always adding new and exciting things to keep you interested.  (The Jacob’s Ladder challenge is definitely interesting!)  They are also Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit certified which is important to me.   With Silver Sneakers I am able to use the facility for FREE.  I especially like that the gym opens at 6:00 am and is open all day, unlike some places that close for several hours in the middle of the day and then re-open in the evening.  I have been with Cindy for about 8 years and have seen her expand to a larger building and then expand that space with two much needed additions as her business has grown.  I would not work out anywhere else!  Cindy and her fitness center are the best!

Diane Kreuzburg

Down hill skiing in her 70’s!

Teri & Rumel

Teri & Rumel

The last week of January I visited my family in Burlington, Vermont.  My daughter and I decided the time was right for a day to ski.  We went to Stowe, Vermont.  I prayed as I was on my way down the hill for the first time that I would not fall!  We took three runs that day and went to lunch.  It was a great day for mother and daughter, one that will go to a special place in my heart.

I owe this trip to my Senior Classic class and instructor Teri Daly.  I attend class 2-3 times per week.   I have gotten much stronger and have improved my balance.  Teri is great at her job and truly cares about everyone in our class.  She loves to see our improvements as much as we do!  Thank you Teri.

Rumel Bradt

Lost 30 Pounds!

BettyJanuary marks my one year anniversary with the Body Edge Silver Sneakers (Senior Classic) class.  It was the best decision because I have gained strength and balance in addition to LOSING 30 POUNDS!

Teri is a great instructor and the class is SO MUCH FUN.  I love all the friends I’ve made and look forward to 2016.

Thank you Body Edge  —  Betty Ann Luff

 

Two Simple Steps to Improve your Health

written by Wayne Westcott, Ph.D

shakeThere are two relatively simple steps that you can take that will have a major impact on your health, fitness and appearance. The first step is to begin a basic and brief strength training program, and the second step is to increase your daily protein intake.

Consider the results of three recent research studies that examined the effects of these two lifestyle changes.

Our first research project involved 46 men and women (average age 59 years) who did a standard program of resistance exercise (11 Nautilus machines) with or without a protein shake after each training session.  The participants who performed the exercise program without extra protein added 4 pounds of muscle and lost 5 pounds of fat for a 9 pound improvement in their body composition.  The participants who preformed the exercise program with extra protein added 5 pounds of muscle and lost 9 pounds of fat for a 14 pound improvement in their body composition, a 50% better result!

Our second research project included 52 man and women (average age 52 years) who did no exercise or who did a standard program of resistance training (12 Nautilus machines) with or without a protein shake after each training session. While both exercise groups achieved far better results than the no-exercise group, the improvements were significantly greater in participants who took supplemental protein.  These individuals added 5 pounds of muscle, increased their bone density by 1%, reduced their systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, and reduced their diastolic blood pressure by 5 mmHg, all of which were very impressive and healthful achievements.

Our third research project involved 121 men and women (average age 59 years) who did exercise only, or exercise with increased daily protein intake and decreased calorie intake.  The exercise-and-protein group experienced much better results than the exercise-only group, including more than twice the muscle gain.

Every survey reveals that the greatest obstacle to regular exercise is lack of time.  It should therefore be encouraging to know that the three relatively brief (30 minute) weekly exercise sessions are sufficient for significantly improving body composition (lean weight, fat weight) and for attaining relatively high levels of overall physical fitness especially when protein consumption is increased.

A Successful Year!

Thank you, Body Edge for the one year anniversary greeting but most of all for the wonderful health and fitness benefits. I joined the gym a year ago and see a big difference in my strength, endurance and overall health. The staff is very helpful and friendly while offering great expertise and encouragement.

Thanks again, I’m looking forward to another year and more!

Sharon Stedman

Earn POINTS – Get REWARDED!

PerkvilleBody Edge has partnered with Perkville to offer an online reward program. It’s a fun and easy way to earn points for attending classes, personal training, referring friends and family, attending workshops, and more!

How it works…
Perkville integrates directly with our front desk check-in systems so each time you check-in you’ll earn points! Perkville will send you an opt-in email inviting you to create an account. You be able to track your points anytime at www.perkville.com.

How do I get started?
It’s as easy as creating an account at www.perkville.com. When you sign up, you’ll earn 50 points instantly! Just make sure to use the same email account that you signed up with at Body Edge. If you need to update your profile, just ask our Customer Service team.

Here’s how you rack up points…

  • Check into the gym
  • Attend classes
  • Refer friends who join
  • Personal training sessions
  • Celebrate your birthday
  • Facebook posts
  • Complete customer surveys
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Bonus points for special seminars

Here’s how you redeem points…
Perkville tracks your points for you. Once you earn enough points for FREE prizes, you choose your prize by logging onto Perkville, choose your prize and bring in your voucher to redeem at the gym. It’s that simple!

Here are some of the rewards you can redeem at Body Edge:

  • FREE classes
  • FREE personal training
  • FREE one month membership
  • FREE one year memberships
  • FREE nutrition counseling
  • $10 off apparel
  • $25 Gift card

 Plus! Rewards can be redeemed with some of our favorite local businesses including:

  • Bloomers
  • Mindful Body Wellness
  • Ocean Isle Surf & Java
  • ProTee
  • Summertide Adventure Tours
  • Want to Go Out? Pet Sitting
  • And more!

CHOCOLATE?!?

 fooducate-logoEat a bit better.
Chocolate – Healthy or Not?

There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to chocolate. Is it healthy or not?

Short answer: small amounts of dark chocolate may be beneficial to your health. However, most people don’t eat chocolate this way.

Detailed Answer: Let’s start with some background. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which are higher in antioxidants than even green tea or prunes. These antioxidants, known as flavanols, can help with heart health and reduction of blood pressure. There is a problem, though; these antioxidants make the beans very bitter.

From a flavor perspective, the chocolate most of us buy and eat bears little resemblance to the cocoa beans. They undergo a fermentation and roasting process to remove the bitter flavor, and, as a side effect, a substantial percentage of the healthy antioxidants.

Most chocolates consumed today are “milk chocolate”. The cocoa beans account for less than one third of their content. The rest is milk, sugar, and other ingredients.

Furthermore, milk actually negates some of the healthful antioxidant activity! That’s why experts recommend switching to dark chocolate, which has no milk and must contain at least 35% cocoa mass. The higher the cocoa mass, the more health benefits, and the less sugar.

Even so, dark chocolate is high in calories, sugar and saturated fats. A single serving (12 small squares weighing in at 1.5 ounces) has 250 calories and 60% of the daily maximum recommendation for saturated fat. It’s also got 2 teaspoons of sugar. That’s why dietitians recommend just one tiny square as a serving, instead of half a package.

Bottom Line
Small amounts of dark chocolate may be healthy.
Supermarket Tips
Buy dark chocolate with a high percent of cocoa – above 60%. Avoid chocolates with ingredients such as PGPR or high fructose corn syrup.