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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...

Although we aren’t a kid-friendly gym, we are kid-friendly people. We love the kiddos! In fact, we strongly believe that a caregiver’s health, fitness, and mental wellness are essential elements of the parenting toolkit. But enough about us, let’s talk about them!    The summer days can drag on for a child, and when laziness takes hold, those days go by even slower. This blog is dedicated to fun, kid-friendly ideas for all of our Pinnacle parents and caregivers.    Wizards Unite! or Pokemon Go! These apps encourage exploration through gamification -that’s just a fancy word for making something normal a game. These apps manage to make walking around a game! As you walk around your neighborhood (or wherever you are), you use your phone to play games and carry...