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...

Hey Pinnacle members! March is National Nutrition Month, so we wanted to tell you about some simple nutrition tips we gathered from the team. Nutrition is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle and it doesn’t have to be restrictive. We like to focus on the benefits of delicious, healthy choices that fuel our bodies. Water, Water, Water! One of the simplest things you can do each and every day is to drink plenty of water. Fewer than 1% of participants in a recent study drank the recommended eight glasses per day. Not drinking enough water can cause headaches, fatigue, and even kidney issues. Our bodies are about 60% water, and that water needs constant replenishment. Drinking the recommended daily amount of water can curb your...

Between February being Heart Health Awareness Month and the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to remind our Pinnacle Fitness family to show some love to yourselves! Positive self-image and self-acceptance can be powerful assets in a happy, balanced life. High self esteem can free us from self-sabotage, crippling doubt, and general negativity that can lead to physical and mental health issues. Whether you need help convincing yourself of your own awesomeness, or could just use a little confidence boost, we have compiled several tips and daily tools to help boost your self-image. Practice Self-Awareness First, let’s reveal what self-awareness is with this definition from MotivatedMastery.com: “Self-awareness is the condition of being constantly aware of your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions. It’s...

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...