Class Schedule for the Week of March 18, 2019

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Welcome back to our regular schedule of classes!  Please note that the Schedule will be changing in the middle of April as ski season comes to a close.  More details to follow once I know the exact gym availability at the NSA.

Class Schedule for the week of March 18:

Monday, March 18
9:00-10:00am at the NSA

10:45-11:45 at CrossFit Indestri

Tuesday, March 19
10:00-11:00am at the NAS

Wednesday, March 20
10:45-11:45am at CrossFit Indestri

Thursday, March 21
10:00am-11:00am at the NSA

See you in the gym!

Fear of Falling

I recently read an Opinion Piece that was in the Globe and Mail back in January.  It was given to me to read by David Sims and I thought it was worth sharing.

As we get older, our balance declines for many reasons along with declining strength, it makes recovering from a “trip” more difficult.  Falls happen, but when you consider the fact that falls can be fatal, we should all pay attention.  It helps drive home the importance of doing exercises to prevent falls.  So keep on coming to class and getting strong!

Here is a link to the full article:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-a-seniors-resolution-no-more-falling-down-in-2019/

Check out the website created by researchers from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and their Winter Lab.  They have tested and rated actual footwear on icy winter surfaces.  Check and see if what your wearing on your feet has been rated:

http://www.ratemytreads.com/ratings/

 

 

Fit for Life – Tuesday March 5, 2019

The Buddy System Works

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Congratulations to Bill and Julie Deeks for bring home a Gold medal each at the Craigleith Ski Club Championships this past weekend!!

Bill and Julie are proof that the buddy system works and they are very blessed to have each other as a training partner/buddy.

You don't have to exercise with your significant other, but having a friend to exercise with can make all the difference.

How to encourage exercise success

While some people enjoy working out alone, others find working out with a friend increases their chances of success because:

  • They find it’s more fun.
  • They hold each other accountable.
  • They give each other positive feedback and encouragement.
  • It’s a great social outlet and helps them overcome any nervousness about starting to work out.

Dr. Pamela Rackow of the University of Aberdeen had heard anecdotal evidence of all this. “I wanted to know if this was true,” she said – and if it was, then why.

Her research found that having an exercise companion does, indeed, increase the amount of exercise someone does. And the best qualities that made a good partner had more to do with emotional support than “practical” support like never missing a session.

You don't necessarily have to workout with your spouse, but a good friend works well too!  Many of you have told your friends about the Fit for Life class and they have joined the program.  When you come to classes regularly, you have gotten to know the other members in the class and have found workout buddies to partner with.  Classes are a supportive community where we encourage each other and have fun.

 

Today's Workout

Strength Focus
Complete 5 sets of:

A) Front Rack Squats 8 reps
B) Tall kneeling Banded Face Pulls   15 reps

Conditioning

Complete 8 rounds
2 Burpees
3 Goblet Squats
4 Ring Rows
2 lengths

 

 

 

Class Schedule for the Week of March 4, 2019

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Please note that we are now in March and March Break is around the corner.  There will be no classes during the March Break which is March 11-15.

Class Schedule for the week of March 5:

Monday, March 4
9:00-10:00am at the NSA

10:45-11:45 at CrossFit Indestri

Tuesday, March 5
10:00-11:00am at the NAS

Wednesday, March 6
10:45-11:45am at CrossFit Indestri

Thursday, March 7
10:00am-11:00am at the NSA

See you in the gym!