Your path to fitness and health all starts with a want or need, right? Something to attain or aspire to. Just like us, goals come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or just increase your endurance, setting and achieving goals along your way is how to gauge success. At Pinnacle Fitness Club, we believe in SMART goals: Specific Measureable Attainable Relevant Time Specific -Here we mean “getting healthy” is a bit too vague. How would you like to achieve that? Stop smoking? Wear shorts again? Lower your cholesterol? Cut out sugar? We recommend starting with whatever area in life you feel is holding you back from being the healthy you, you want to be. Pick one area, and make that...

The sun is shining and birds are chirping, you must be wondering why you’re still cooped up in the gym working out, not that we don’t love having you here. Omaha has so many beautiful places to workout outside, none of them being your boring old backyard or neighborhood. Take a look at some of the best, and prettiest, workout spots in Omaha. Elmwood Park Elmwood Park is a beautiful park located right next to the University of Omaha’s campus. It stretches on the north and south side of Dodge Street, connected by a footbridge. On any given day, you’ll see a great variety of people enjoying the park, from college students playing a game of ultimate frisbee or couples walking their dog, to fantasy enthusiasts live...

Fitness is a journey, and like most journeys, the trip is a whole lot better when you have a partner, a friend, a supporter. According to Health Day, “Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.” A great way to optimize this effect is to join your local fitness community, and we happen to have a great fitness community in Omaha. Find a buddy or add to your existing fitness clique with these fun Omaha fitness scene events. Taco Ride -So technically it’s in Iowa, but tons of Omaha folks meet every Thursday for this massive, weekly bike ride on the...

We’re all making summer vacation plans; where we’re going and what we’re doing. But what about how we feel and how we look? There are a myriad of benefits that come along with taking a vacation, and just about all of them can be maximized by good health. Vacations can get expensive, they take planning and a vacation means time away from work. Doesn’t it make sense to get the most out of your vacation with a little prep? Here are a few tips to optimize your vacation by taking care of yourself and putting in a little prep work. Start a couple of months out. Setting goals around your health initiatives is essential. Firstly, setting a goal allows you to pace yourself and stay on track with...