More SPIN classes!!!

Body Edge now offers SPIN 6 days a week!

Come check our latest addition to the schedule…

Mondays & Wednesdays at 9am with Casey!

Perfect for those who need to drop off the kids to school before they come to the gym or for those that think our Tuesday & Thursday 8:15am class is a bit too early.  Want to burn  some extra calories before beach season begins?  Do you want great looking legs???   TRY SPIN!!!

Also come check out our EXPANDED and remodeled spin room!

Beginner Yoga Tue & Thur Evenings!

Yes, you have asked for it and it is here.  Body Edge now offers a yoga class for beginners in the evening!

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6pm.

This class will be for anyone who is curious about yoga, has never tried yoga or for those who just want to improve on the postures they are already familiar with.

A single class is $10 or you may purchase 10 classes for $70.  Members of the gym receive a $20 discount. (Memberships start as low as $19.99/month!)

These 5pm classes are taught by the wonderful Rosa Aronson.

Rosa is a registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.  She currently teaches Yoga for Beginners, Gentle, Yin, Restorative, and Flow Yoga. She received her 500-hour certification from Beloved Yoga  in Reston, Virginia.  Rosa’s first Yoga class took place in her native France. She began practicing on a more regular basis in 2007.  She enjoys various forms of Yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Yoga. Rosa ’s former career as a school teacher and international organizational leader enriches her teaching of Yoga through empathy for students from any background and age. During her free time, Rosa enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and swimming in the ocean.

Beginner Yoga Monday & Wednesday

Body Edge now offers a Beginner’s Yoga class at 12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. For non-members of the gym class is $10 each or 10 classes for $70. Gym members receive a $20 discount.
This class will be for anyone who is curious about yoga, has never tried yoga or for those who just want to deepen an already existing practice. The classes will build upon on each other so it will be good to start now. 
 
The first several classes will be simply learning proper alignment and how it feels to simply move the body and the muscles without even trying, while connecting to one’s breath and quieting one’s mind. We will learn about the calming affects of the breath, stillness, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Over time, and with dedication, we will move in to the yoga postures (asana) and progress to a level of comfort that will allow the student to feel confident in any yoga class or develop a home practice.   – Pam Batchelor
Pam has been teaching yoga for 7 years and has her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification. She studied in India for 5 weeks. She believe that yoga is for everyone and that it is the one thing that will allow us to flow through life with awareness or our bodies and an element of natural healing that will serve to keep us flexible and free of pain due to not moving or not moving properly.
 
Yoga is not about the pose.
It’s not the alignment of 
toes or hips or shoulders.
It’s not about the form.
Yoga is an invitation to
explore, not a command
performance.  It speaks
the language of the soul.
In the flow of breath and 
motion, yoga coaxes us
from the confines of the
known, across the silent
threshold into vastness.
Yoga is the union of prayer
and movement, guided from
inside.  It is healing and the
joy of saying yes to life.
Breathe, relax and feel the
body receive its own truth.
The seed of freedom flowers
within each of us whenever
we are open to what’s real.
 
Danna Faulds

NEW CLASS – GYM 101

An instructional class that caters to those who are new to the gym, want to learn new exercises or have just hit a plateau in their workout.  Beginners will learn basic, fundamental fitness movements in a small group format. Experienced gym members will learn new exercise techniques to take their fitness program to new levels. Special attention is given to teaching proper form and technique in a safe, progressive manner to ensure you feel comfortable in our gym. Taught by Anthony Merrill, Certified Fitness Trainer.

This is a 3 week course comprised of six 1 hour sessions. Classes take place on Monday and Wednesday at 1:00pm and 5:30pm. You pick the time that works best for you! Introductory price for all six sessions is $59 or you may drop into any class for $20. There is no beginning date – you may start at any time! Call or come by the gym to register. 910-575-0975  Space is limited as this is a small class format.

Class Schedule:

Class 1Strength Training Using Machines

  • Burn fat and build muscle! We’ll provide expert training on using weight machines safely and effectively. Learn new weight training techniques to improve your fitness and help you reach your goals faster.

Class 2 Free Weight & Kettlebell Basics

  • Look great in the mirror! Build strength and bone loss using weight training. We’ll show you how Why? Because life is easier when you’re strong!

Class 3 TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise)

  • Resistance training provides an incredible boost to your metabolism! Adding resistance training to your workout routine can help accelerate fat loss.

Class 4 Cardio & HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

  • Increase your endurance and stamina! Learn how to tailor a cardio program for you specifically so you can lose weight and be fit.

Class 5 – Bodyweight Movement for Functional Strength

  • Learn the top bodyweight movements you can do anytime/where! We’ll show you how to use your bodyweight to increase flexibility, coordination and balance.

Class 6 Dynamic Stretching Overview

  • Do you stretch enough? Most of us do not yet it is so important to our health. Learn how to avoid muscle imbalance and increase your flexibility. Stretching is critical to aging well!

Free or Discounted Senior Memberships Available

Body Edge offers FOUR options for seniors to join the gym, take classes and pay very little or NOTHING!

All the programs are based on your healthcare insurance.

AARP MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM – annual contract is 50% of the Body Edge membership fee ($39/month). $19.50 per month would be drafted from checking, credit or debit account. Go to the website healthyourway.com to get your confirmation code.

SILVER & FIT – $50 per year for eligible NC Blue Cross Blue Shield Advantage or Supplemental members.  May be free for other insurance plans.  Website – silverandfit.com

RENEW ACTIVE – Free to United medicare Advantage members. Website – myrenewactive.com to get confirmation code.

SILVER SNEAKERS – Free to eligible members in participating Medicare Advantage or Supplemental plans. Website – silversneakers.com

 

Programs for 18-64 year olds:

BLUE 365 – Cost dependent on health insurance.  Fee paid to Blue Cross Blue Shield. Website – blue365deals.com

ACTIVE & FIT – Cost dependent on health insurance.  Fee paid to Active & Fit. Website – activeandfit.com

 

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

Self Defense Class Improves Boy’s School Performance!

Allen Walters has been taking Anthony Merrill’s Total Body Conditioning Self Defense class for four months and loves it.  Recently Allen received the award “Citizen of the Month” for his classroom.  Here is what Allen’s mother had to say…

To Anthony… “I want to thank you because I believe your guidance has had a great influence in his (Allen’s) life! Before you started working with him he was feeling bad about his weight and his self confidence.  Now he has just received Citizen of the Month for his classroom.  Thank you Anthony!

Anthony says, “Allen attends class 4 days per week, is dedicated and hard working.  I am very proud of him and feel like I can help anyone who has the desire to live a healthier lifestyle.”

This is what Allen had to say about coming to class at the gym, “I enjoy taking classes at Body Edge Fitness with Anthony. Everyone is always nice to me. Since starting kickboxing classes I have gained courage and confidence in myself. Also my grades at school have improved because I have become more focused and believe in myself more.”

Youth classes are offered at 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.  Kids may come 1-4 days per week.  Adult classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Cost varies depending on times per week and there is a discount for multiple members of the same family.  Come join the fun, get a great workout and see results!!!

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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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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