One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Now consider, how many women play a significant role in your life? This is an illness that will very likely affect each and every one of us in our lifetime, at least once. One in eight is a scary number, but like with many common health issues, education and prevention can save lives. Omaha Pink’d Out This is a really cool initiative that the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local #385 has teamed up with Project Pink’d to deploy across Omaha. They’re causing a pink out and the whole city is getting in on it. Have you seen the Woodmen Tower at night lately? It’s completely pink. Omaha Pink’d Out aims...

Happy National Yoga Month! We know we’re celebrating here at Pinnacle Fitness by offering several different types and styles of yoga classes: Gentle Yoga, Power Yoga, Yoga Flow, Yogalatese, and Yoga Foundations in Meditation. We know just how beneficial practicing yoga can be, so we like to make sure we’re offering a yoga class that can fit every schedule, level of experience and stage of practice. When you Google something like, “benefits of yoga,” you’re bound to come up with dozens, even hundreds of benefits, so we whittled them down to several that we see in our lives and those of our fitness club members. The 5 Main Benefits of Practicing Yoga Improved Sense of Wellbeing “Emotional wellness,” “contentment,” “balance,” whatever you want to call it, people who practice...

Whether you dedicate just a few minutes a day, or you’re a regular Taoist, meditation is a fascinating, effective exercise for the mind. If you don’t yet have a meditation ritual, experts like Leo Babauta suggest starting with as little as two minutes per day. Like most other healthy actions we can take, when we start small and build up, we are more likely to form real habits from these actions. A couple of minutes won’t affect even the busiest of schedules, but what’s in it for me, right? With anything we sink our precious moments into, we want to know what the return is, so let’s dive into the power of meditation. Calming the Storm One of the most beneficial aspects of meditation is simply calming the...

With the school year starting, we’re all a little pressed for time. But that’s no excuse to let all of your hard work come undone. We know exactly how precious your time is to you. We also know how important it is to form healthy habits. Optimize each minute of your day with these easy, effective ways to sneak a little calorie burn into your daily tasks, from the staff at Pinnacle Fitness Club in Downtown Omaha. Stretch while you’re brushing your teeth and drying your hair. If it’s an option, bike to work. Park in the farthest parking stall from your destination. Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Use a stand-up desk or an exercise ball at your desk. Invest in an under...