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...

At Pinnacle Fitness Club, we believe in small changes that lead to lifestyle changes over time. We see it all the time, the “All or nothing” mentality just isn’t sustainable. We find that drastic life changes aren’t as successful as incremental moves toward being a healthier, happier, more balanced person. In that vein, here are 10 small changes you can make to your everyday life, starting today! Drink More Water...

Yoga: Good for the Mind, Body & Soul Have you ever considered hittin’ up a yoga class then feeling really weird and intimidated by it? Because let’s face it, as a beginner, you know absolutely nothing about yoga and then inevitably abandon the idea thinking, “I can’t even touch my toes, yoga is definitely not for me”. Well, Pinnacle Fitness Club is here to tell you that yoga can be for you! Basic Tips to Get Started Yoga primarily focuses on breathing, posture and meditation. So  to start, practice taking a deep breath in and out. Yoga is not about being Ms./Mr. Flexible, it’s about uniting yourself using your breath, body and the mind which is actually quite easy and effortless. In order to learn the proper yoga...

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...