Hey Pinnacle pals, don’t forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! The perfect time to celebrate having these powerful women in our lives and to show them we appreciate everything they do. Whether you are one or you know one, mothers need to be cared for too. They need support, and they need to know that it’s not just okay to dedicate time to themselves, it’s downright vital. When you know what the habits of a healthy mom are, you can support those habits with your everyday actions and choices. They’re Active When you see a mom running around from work, to school, to the grocery store, to insanity, they are definitely busy, but they aren’t necessarily being active. We want to get that heart rate...

Hey fitness friends, it’s National Bike Month! So, we thought it would be fitting to dedicate this blog to the more active modes of transportation at our toe tips. Omaha isn’t necessarily the most pedestrian-friendly city but we are getting there. The only way it will become more so is if we create a demand for it. Instead of hopping in the car to run your smaller errands or outings, take a moment to decide if you need those car keys before heading out the door, or if a helmet is a healthier, more fun option. Biking or Rollerblading Biking and rollerblading are fantastic ways to get around Omaha and get some exercise in at the same time. Bike trails like the Keystone Trail  connect the...

  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...