You might recognize Abigail Beck as our new cycle instructor at the Downtown Sun Devil Fitness Complex. She’s taken the initiative to create two new programs this semester, Cycle Beat by Beat and Cycle Rise and Reset. In both classes, Abigail is working hard to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome at the gym and can take a mental break from the stresses of college.
During the school year, many students’ have time dedicated to school, homework, maybe a job on top of household responsibilities. Now that we’re at the start of the new semester, we can take the opportunity to direct our attention to our health and make time to be active. The CDC recommends that we get at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day for optimum health.
Working out is a huge part of having a healthy lifestyle—it strengthens our heart and lungs, builds strong muscles and bones, and keeps our bodies performing at their best. While you undergo strengthening, part of the process can cause you to experience sore muscles and an achy body. This is especially true when starting a new regimen or when we increase the intensity of a workout, since new muscles are being used or we are putting extra strain on them.
The new year is here, and many of us seek to improve ourselves with hopes and goals for the coming year. Whether it is to build your strength and endurance, keep organized, ace all your spring classes, or any other goal you want to crush this new year, here are some tips to help you create a better you in 2022.
Have you ever wondered how food affects workout performance, or if it’s better to eat before or after a workout to maximize your results? If you’ve had questions like these, you are not alone. The answer might be surprising, but research shows that eating before and after your workout is key to getting the best results possible from your workout routine. Whether you are running, lifting weights, playing a sport, or taking a group fitness class, fueling your body properly gives you an edge on performance and improves the outcome for your body.
Sometimes the idea of lifting weights can be intimidating. The problem only compounds when we hear myths and misconceptions about lifting weights and what it will do to our body. Read on to clear up some of these myths and get your lifting on!
Myth: Lifting makes women bulky.
There are many myths that surround working out. Some of these misconceptions play into why we don’t move our bodies as much as we could, so read on to bust some common fitness myths!
Myth: You have to work out in a gym to have a good workout.
You’ve done it! You’ve put the hard work in to train for a race! And race day is just around the corner. Wondering what you should do the day of Sparky’s Challenge Run to help you perform at your best? We’ve got a few tips for you to help you out!
Want to prepare to run in Sparky’s Challenge Run or have another race you’d like to join? Not sure where to start or looking for some pointers to improve your running game? Here are some tips to help you train so you can perform at your best!
HRM stands for heart rate monitor. With so many options for heart rate monitors on the market today, it can be difficult trying to figure out which kind is the best for you. Should you go with a wrist watch monitor or a traditional chest strap monitor? We will give you the pros and cons of both types so that you can make the best choice for your lifestyle.
Wrist Heart Rate Monitor