We’ve all heard about childhood obesity, we all know it’s a big problem, but do we really? You probably didn’t know that 1 in 5 children in the US are obese. Mind you, that statistic doesn’t say “overweight,” it says “obese.” The difference between obesity and being overweight is defined by Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Overweight is defined by a BMI of 25-29.9. This month is National Childhood obesity month, so we thought it important to talk about the current state of childhood obesity and what we can do to help the situation. Let’s Start with Some Facts -Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases that impact physical health,...

It’s a hectic time of year. It’s back to school season, football will soon take over our lives and is it just us, or does every person you’ve ever met have a birthday coming up? It can be hard to stay on track with both your healthy eating and drinking habits as well as your exercise routine. It takes time and dedication to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, if it didn’t, everyone would do it, right? Here are some tips to help keep you on the fit and narrow when life gets crazy. Meal Prep Preparing your healthy meals for the week ahead of time doesn’t just help cut calories, it can also help save money. When you’re smarter about your meals, you’re never left...

For the most part, you can walk into a gym franchise or chain and know exactly what to expect -not a lot of room, standard equipment, and an iffy tanning bed. Pinnacle Fitness Club is different. Our gym, in downtown Omaha, offers an elevated fitness experience that is totally unexpected. Here are several things that you probably couldn’t have guessed about Pinnacle Fitness Club that set us apart from the rest. We have a pool, sauna, hot tub, and steam room. When you walk up to our entrance, the last thing you expect to see right as you walk in is our 25-yard lap pool. Join our Aquafit class or do your own thing for a great low-impact cardio workout. When you’re done, relax and detox with...

Honestly, a hot dog every once in awhile never hurt anyone. However, three hot dogs a few times a week can catch up to you. We get it: there are pool parties, backyard barbeques, porch drinks--all the things we don’t get a chance to enjoy the majority of the year in the Midwest. So, naturally, we cram it all into the three good months we get, but that’s no reason to blow all your hard work. Here are some healthy tips for the summer from the Pinnacle team to help you have a happier, healthier summer! Enjoy Healthy Seasonal Fruits and Veggies While They Last Sure, you can get some fruits and vegetables year-round, but there is no denying that summer-time fruits and veggies are the...