It’s BCAM! -Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Spreading the word about BCAM and getting others involved can mean posting helpful information on social media, running in a fundraiser, or busting out your favorite bright pink tutu. However you join the cause, remember that the goal is to raise awareness, remind your friends to self-exam, and be supportive to the breast cancer community.   Let’s kick this off by dropping some breast cancer knowledge:  For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women.  About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father.  About 85% of...

Believe it or not, working out should be enjoyable. No, really, it’s science! Exercising causes your body to release those feel good chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins block pain receptors and trigger positive feelings in your mind and body. These chemicals are so powerful, they have similar effects on the brain as morphine. So, if you continually dread your daily workout and aren’t gaining satisfaction from it, it’s important to figure out why.    Your Workout Isn’t for You There isn’t just cardio or strength training, there is a whole myriad of different types of workouts and combinations thereof. Maybe the workout routine you dread needs a refresh. Think about what you’d like to get out of your workout -visible results, having fun, more energy, flexibility, stress relief, strength,...

Making your health and fitness a priority doesn’t have to mean passing up good times with friends or a relaxing indulgence by yourself after work at happy hour. At Pinnacle Fitness Club we like to focus on a balance rather than placing a lot of restrictions on yourself. Setting yourself up for success by doing a little research before you go out allows you to make smart, healthy choices. We put our heads together and came up with our favorite, healthier happy hour choices. Since we’re located in East Omaha, we kept our selections nearby.    Roja What: How do a couple Corona Lights and Grilled Shrimp Tacos sound? Well, you can snag these for $3 and $4 respectively at Roja’s happy hour. A nice, light steal of...

During National Wellness Month we’re reminded to #choosewellness. This month is all about self care and rededication to our individual health and fitness journeys. National Wellness Month is the perfect excuse to take a little more time for yourself, find a new fitness avenue to enjoy, and get your friends involved in your active lifestyle. We can help you observe National Wellness Month with us at Pinnacle Fitness Club!    Try a New Physical Activity You might decide to try a new yoga pose with the goal of mastery at the end of the month. You could also give a different Group X Class a go once each week, or bike to some of the great outdoor social events happening all over Omaha. This month is about stepping...