Pinnacle Fitness Club in Downtown Omaha has a ton of amenities to offer, but our crowned jewel might just be the indoor 25-yard lap pool. We have our competition beat on a lot of fronts, but we’re particularly fond of this one. We love that we can offer our members such a variety of fitness opportunities at the level we do. Learn more about aqua fitness at Pinnacle...

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,...

Variety is the spice of health! March is National Nutrition Month, so naturally, we’ve been focusing on what we fuel our bodies with this month. Variety in the type of exercises we perform as well as the nutrition we use to fuel those workouts is a great way to stay engaged with your fitness goals. We’ve outlined the types of food that your body uses most effectively before and after each of the main types of workout. Did you catch our last blog, “Nutrition Tips from the Pinnacle Fitness Team”? Aerobics Exercises that work the cardiovascular system like dancing, swimming or running fall into the aerobic category. This type of exercise gets your heart rate up and makes you breathe hard. Aerobics have been known to...

Did you know that February is Heart Health Awareness Month? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Think about that for a moment -the number one cause of death, and it is often preventable. So, how have you been treating your ticker? What’s great about Heart Health Awareness month is it brings to light that the same steps we need to take to prevent heart disease actually prevent many other illnesses, both mental and physical. The following heart disease prevention tips can lead to a happier, healthier, more balanced, you...