Bet ya didn’t know that April is National Canine Fitness Month. That’s right! A whole month dedicated to making sure your best bud gets the activity they need and deserve. So, since a whole lot of us Pinnacle Fitness Club members are pretty much crazy about our dogs, we thought it would be fun to pull together some ideas for workouts for you and your dog. After all, we owe them a lot. Besides the never ending lubs, our dogs actually make us more active and therefore happier and healthier. According to a Michigan State University study, dog owners are 34% more likely to get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week than those who don’t have a dog. Dog Park Workouts Our Omaha dog...

Variety is the spice of health! March is National Nutrition Month, so naturally, we’ve been focusing on what we fuel our bodies with this month. Variety in the type of exercises we perform as well as the nutrition we use to fuel those workouts is a great way to stay engaged with your fitness goals. We’ve outlined the types of food that your body uses most effectively before and after each of the main types of workout. Did you catch our last blog, “Nutrition Tips from the Pinnacle Fitness Team”? Aerobics Exercises that work the cardiovascular system like dancing, swimming or running fall into the aerobic category. This type of exercise gets your heart rate up and makes you breathe hard. Aerobics have been known to...

Hey Pinnacle members! March is National Nutrition Month, so we wanted to tell you about some simple nutrition tips we gathered from the team. Nutrition is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle and it doesn’t have to be restrictive. We like to focus on the benefits of delicious, healthy choices that fuel our bodies. Water, Water, Water! One of the simplest things you can do each and every day is to drink plenty of water. Fewer than 1% of participants in a recent study drank the recommended eight glasses per day. Not drinking enough water can cause headaches, fatigue, and even kidney issues. Our bodies are about 60% water, and that water needs constant replenishment. Drinking the recommended daily amount of water can curb your...

Between February being Heart Health Awareness Month and the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to remind our Pinnacle Fitness family to show some love to yourselves! Positive self-image and self-acceptance can be powerful assets in a happy, balanced life. High self esteem can free us from self-sabotage, crippling doubt, and general negativity that can lead to physical and mental health issues. Whether you need help convincing yourself of your own awesomeness, or could just use a little confidence boost, we have compiled several tips and daily tools to help boost your self-image. Practice Self-Awareness First, let’s reveal what self-awareness is with this definition from MotivatedMastery.com: “Self-awareness is the condition of being constantly aware of your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions. It’s...