Vacationers are Welcome

Don’t fall into total “vacation mode”!
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.

Safe Travels,
Cindy Black
Owner/Personal Trainer

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

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.

Awesome Instructors!

Hi Cindy,

I spent last week in Ocean Isle on vacation and did a vacation membership at your place.

I am a big fan of fitness classes and just wanted to say that you have awesome instructors. I enjoyed all of the classes I attended, especially Step with Teri. Step is my favorite class and she reminded me a lot of an instructor I love at home.

I was happy to have connected with Body Edge Fitness! I look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Joyce Thomas – Pittsburg, PA

PS – the puppies are adorable also 🙂  — (yes, we have puppies at the gym!)

 

Another Happy Tourist

Hey Cindy,Tourist
Just a quick note to express my appreciation for your facility and staff last week. I worked out each morning and your facility was just what I wanted. Your staff was very friendly and helpful, your weights and machines were great, and your elliptical machine (the main feature of my daily workout) worked just fine (I used the True brand one). The cost for the week was also pretty reasonable considering what the going rate is for other facilities.
My time at your gym really enhanced the enjoyment of my week of vacation. Thanks! I look forward to joining you again on our next visit.
Take care,
Steve Chandler

Get Fit Television

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Silver Sneakers

Check out 15 minutes of our Silver Sneakers class with Teri,
followed by 15 minutes of Yoga with Brittany.
This video airs on ATMC (local television station) three times per day (6:30am, 9am and 4pm) during the month of August!

Click here to view

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Yoga

Food and “Diet” Questions???

Do you have questions about FOOD & “Diet”

Then, let’s have a quick CHAT!

Sometimes ONE SIMPLE adjustment can make a big difference in achieving

your GOALS.

I’m here to help! ~Beth Mincher, Certified Health Coach

We are offering 1-hour “Spot Checks” for $30 now through August 15th

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