Pilates starting in June!!!

Joseph Pilates said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” This philosophy shines through with each movement you learn and with each step towards better health you take.

Practiced correctly , Pilates will strengthen your core muscles ( deep abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles ) and your deep back muscles, helping you achieve relief for your back pain.

Pilates also teaches awareness of neutral alignment of the spine; alignment that is neither perfectly flat nor overly arched; strengthening the deep muscles that support the alignment are important to prevent and alleviate back pain.

The best part of your Pilates experience may be the individualized attention you receive making sure you understand each exercise and each movement for a completely transforming workout. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, comfortable, affordable and friendly workout environment.

If you are looking to transform your body and renew your spirit try our Pilates class with Paula.

June:   Mondays and/or Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm

July:    Monday 11:45am, Wednesday 1pm

 A note from Paula Micale, your Pilates instructor…

I was born in Bedford, Maine, moved New Jersey at an early age and then to Shallotte, North Carolina in 2011. I am married with two children and two grandchildren.  I became interested in Pilate fitness while an owner/operator of a fitness center in Freehold, NJ. In 2002 I obtained my Personal Pilates Fitness Trainer Certification from the Joseph H. Pilates institute in Waco, Texas, where I learned to teach and understand the techniques of Pilates fitness training.  I introduced Pilates fitness training at my fitness center and taught from 2002 to 2008.  In 2013 after leaving NJ and moving to NC I again became interested in Pilates fitness training. I took a refresher/recertification course in Wilmington, NC.

Since 2013, I have been teaching Pilates at the community center in the Rivers Edge Golf and Plantation where I am a resident.  I have enjoyed teaching Pilates for many years and have seen the benefits in my students as they obtain core strength, flexibility, balance, and general good health.  In my classes the environment is warm and welcoming.  We work hard as a team but share some laughs along the way. I am enthusiastic about helping my students build body awareness and improving their quality of life.  By observing a student’s posture and breathing I can evaluate their progress.  The love of Pilates makes people feel better and move with ease and confidence.

Follow your Breath!!

Paula Micale

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 during the month of June.

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.

Our Golf-X class on ATMC TV!

Check out 15 minutes of our 45 minute golf training class with Teri.

It’s a fantastic class to increase your flexibility, improve balance and strengthen your core for golf!

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30am.  Jump in any day and take a class when you can.  The classes do not build on each other.  Some people take classes one day a week, some take both days, some take it when it’s raining and they can’t get out on the course to play golf!

As always, at Body Edge, your first class is FREE!

Feel free to call or email any questions or concerns you may have.

Get ready to take strokes off your game!!!

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!

Golf-X is back!

Class meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30!

Designed specifically for the golfers in the area, class focuses on core strengthening, stretching and balance.

The classes do not build on one another.  So, you can jump in and try one at any time during the month!

Class lasts 45 minutes and only costs $10 (or 10 classes for $70)!

Your 1st class is FREE!

Take this class to loosen up before you hit the range or play a round of 18.  Also great for your off days to strengthen the muscles that will help increase your drive and accuracy!

Our spring classes have helped many clients improve their game.  Come try it out for yourself this fall.  As always, first class is FREE!

Check out the great article about this class in the golf section of the Brunswick Beacon – http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/golf-fitness-teri-daly-it%E2%80%99s-working