What the Heck is Barre? As you’ve all noticed, we have recently added some Barre classes to the schedule. But what is it? How do you say it? What do I wear? Just all the questions. Barre, pronounced just like “bar”, is a fitness routine that uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The actual barre is used as a prop for balance while doing exercises that focus on holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles, or isometric strength training. These exercises are combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. What to Expect at Class Barre classes provide a dynamic and invigorating workout. Typically, you’ll start with a warm-up and a sequence of upper body...

Running in a Winter Wonderland Baby, it is most certainly cold outside! That being said, frigid temps don’t always mean you have to ditch your outdoor run. If you are an avid outdoor runner but find it hard to lace up the sneaks and hit the snow-covered pavement when it’s a blistering 6 degrees out, let Pinnacle Fitness Club give you some running tips to help you plow through the winter season (see what we did there). Get Motivated Whatever you gotta do to get yourself out there, in the words of Nike, just do it. We suggest enlisting the help of a running buddy. When you’re being held accountable by someone else to show up, you’re less likely to wimp out. Set a goal for yourself; even...

Exercise for Beginners If you’re like a lot of people, you probably resolved to get fit this year; good for you! However, if you’re a stranger to working out, getting started can be quite intimidating, especially if you haven’t one clue what to do in or out of the gym. Have no fear, Pinnacle Fitness Club is here! Let us take you through a little Fitness 101. What Does it Mean?! There are a lot of fitness terminologies and before you know what to do, you should probably know what it all means, that way you can set an appropriate exercise regime for yourself. WebMd defines the following common fitness terminologies: Warm up. This is the act of preparing your body for exercise, like walking slowly. These movements...

Setting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions Let’s be real, how many of you actually stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Past February, that is. Anyone… anyone? We didn’t think so. In order to help you not fall off your New Year’s resolution wagon, here are some tips to help you set realistic New Year’s resolutions and above all, live a happy, healthy life! Starting Fresh Let it goooooo! No really, let it go; all those bad thoughts, discontent, past failures, and any other negative thought you’re having about your resolution. All these things are only sabotaging your success. However, while you’re letting them go, be aware of each thing you’re releasing in order to make room for new thoughts and new solutions to emerge. Another way to start fresh is...