We’ve been busy this year! We’re pumped to give you the rundown on everything we’ve added or changed in the last 12 months. Our goal has always been and will always be to offer our members as much as we can to improve your fitness journey, keep it new and exciting, and inspire you. New Management In case you missed it, Jeri Engen took over leadership of the gym in November. Jeri Engen got her start at Pinnacle before it was even Pinnacle! While she was attending UNO, she took a class at the club when it was still a private fitness center. She loved it so much that she switched her major and was the first and only member of UNO's Exercise Science graduating class. Jeri taught...

Working with a personal trainer is a big step in your fitness journey. It’s a financial investment, another commitment, and a new relationship in your life. It is also transformative, empowering, and a great chance to learn about your body and limits.   Know Your Goals Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, train for an event, or get ready for a vacation it is vital to define your goals and share them with your personal trainer. Setting timelines and expectations is your first step in attaining your goals with the help of your trainer.   Be Open to Their Ideas You may come into this venture with some solid ideas about what you will and won’t do and what you do and don’t like. Consider putting your...

Did you know that we offer 18 different kinds of group exercise classes at Pinnacle Fitness Club? That means there is something for everyone and every schedule. If you haven’t given our group X classes a try, you should read on. The benefits of group exercise are undeniable!   Your Competitive Side Kicks In Working out in a group setting is great for your drive. You see the people around you who aren’t giving up, they aren’t taking a break, or they’ve moved up with their weights. You want to push through too. You want to increase your weights too. Group X classes keep attendees motivated.   You Become Part of a Community Some of our group X attendees have been going to the same classes for years. When you...

The list of emotional and physical symptoms of stress goes on and on. Stress affects everyone differently, but at the end of the day, stress is harmful to our mental health, our relationships, and our wellbeing. Because it’s National Stress Awareness Month, the Pinnacle crew got together to share their favorite ways to reduce stress. Meditate -Meditating for as little as five minutes can actually reduce your stress levels. Start small, focus on your breathing, and be in the moment. Take a Stroll Around the Block -Short walks during the work day can help you focus, clear your mind, and boost creativity. Snuggle an Animal -Just do it. It’s great. Spend Time in Nature -Simply spending a little time outdoors can help reduce...