Whether you dedicate just a few minutes a day, or you’re a regular Taoist, meditation is a fascinating, effective exercise for the mind. If you don’t yet have a meditation ritual, experts like Leo Babauta suggest starting with as little as two minutes per day. Like most other healthy actions we can take, when we start small and build up, we are more likely to form real habits from these actions. A couple of minutes won’t affect even the busiest of schedules, but what’s in it for me, right? With anything we sink our precious moments into, we want to know what the return is, so let’s dive into the power of meditation. Calming the Storm One of the most beneficial aspects of meditation is simply calming the...

With the school year starting, we’re all a little pressed for time. But that’s no excuse to let all of your hard work come undone. We know exactly how precious your time is to you. We also know how important it is to form healthy habits. Optimize each minute of your day with these easy, effective ways to sneak a little calorie burn into your daily tasks, from the staff at Pinnacle Fitness Club in Downtown Omaha. Stretch while you’re brushing your teeth and drying your hair. If it’s an option, bike to work. Park in the farthest parking stall from your destination. Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Use a stand-up desk or an exercise ball at your desk. Invest in an under...

It’s August, and it’s back to school time. If you’re in school or have school-aged kids, you know you’re about to say a tearful “goodbye” to every ounce of “you” time. Soon you’re about to live on gas station cheese sticks and daydream about what it used to be like to get a full night’s sleep. And workouts? What are those? Here at Pinnacle, we start to see you coming in less often, looking more stressed, and not enjoying your time here because there’s so much going on inside your brain and outside these walls. We want to help! We’ve come up with some steps to take throughout your everyday routine to make sure you get what you need...

Of the top ten causes of death among humans, men die at higher rates from all of them. We need to start talking about men’s health, and what better time than Men’s Health Month? At Pinnacle Fitness Club, we want to help the men in our community take control of their health and invest in a better lifestyle. To say that typically, men don’t take care of their health as much as women is an understatement. According to a study from the CDC, women are 33% more likely than men to visit a doctor in general, although the gap narrows with increasing age. Men also die earlier than women on average. Let’s start encouraging the men in our lives to take control of their health through...