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What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : 60 Second Madness

12/11/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post! 

60 Second Madness: In 60 seconds, complete as many reps with a focus on form. Rest for 60 seconds and then start the next exercise. 15 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

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Don't Sweat It | Why Some People Sweat More Than Others

12/07/2017

There’s nothing like crushing it in the gym. Your legs are churning. Your lungs are burning. The sweat is flying off you. It’s awesome. But what about when you’re perspiring so much it kind of freaks you out? Is that normal? Probably. But it could also be a sign of a medical condition. Let’s examine.

Prodigious sweating most likely has to do with three things: hydration, body fat percentage and aerobic fitness. Your output correlates with these variables, which can fluctuate. The key is to be mindful of them and adjust.

The first thing to know is that sweat is generally a good thing. Our bodies use it to regulate body temperature. Sure, it can be awkward when it’s cascading off you during a class. But understand that it dissipates body heat and cools us internally. Sweat is our friend.

Also, a lot of it is genetic and determined by how many sweat glands you have. Some people just sweat more than others. Try not to take it personally.

Control what you can control. This means drinking lots of fluids in between workouts. A good rule of thumb is to drink an additional 16 ounces of fluid for each pound lost during activity. Keep that water bottle with you and hydrate. It will keep your sweat levels healthy.

Remember to dress smartly. Sometimes you’re just sweating because you’re too warm. Logical, right? So be mindful of what you’re wearing.

Also, factor in weather conditions and diet. It all makes a big difference.

Of course, sometimes sweating is an indicator of a health issue. Ask yourself if you’re feeling light-headed. If the sweat is just pouring off you and you’re feeling a little dizzy or faint, shut things down. Rest and drink a lot of water. If you don’t improve, go to a doctor. You could be dehydrated. Or you could be suffering from hyperhidrosis, which is a signaling problem between the brain, nervous system and sweat glands. This typically occurs in the armpits, hands, feet or head. If you sweat when your body doesn’t need to be cooled, or if you’re sweating in some areas and not others, you might have a clinical issue. Make an appointment with a physician.

But only about 3 percent of the population has something like that so try not to worry. The odds are heavily in your favor that it’s nothing to sweat about. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) 

 

What's Your Fit Workout | Cardio Training : Giant Set

11/27/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they complete these full body workouts. 

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four cardio workouts. They are called cardio workouts because each exercise gets your heart up while also incorporating a mix of body weight and free weight exercises.

These workouts provide overall strength, build muscles, help improve balance and burn calories by combing quick movements that require stability and the use of either body or free weights. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

Giant Set: 16 total exercises, broken up into sets of four with each group targeting one part of the body. Complete 3 sets, 10 reps of each exercise and take short break between each muscle group.

 

  

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Success Spotlight: Berlin member Elisabeth

11/22/2017

 

While my story doesn’t start quite like the rest, my journey at Snap has definitely changed me. Born with congenital heart disease, I’ve spent the better part of my life undergoing heart operations. Whether it was to fix the structure of my heart, or the electrical rhythm of my heart, it has been a lifelong process of trying to get my heart to where it needs to be in order for me to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. While the idea has always been in the back of my mind, I never thought that my heart could actually keep me from having a family. I got married in 2014, and while we spent a couple of years just enjoying the fact that it was the two of us, we eventually decided that it was time that we started to talk about having a family of our own. But with me, decisions can’t just come easy. Everything has to be run by my doctor. I met with a specialist and it seemed to go well because I appear to be a perfectly healthy 27-year-old. Then I got a phone call. “Your ejection fraction [the measurement of the percentage of blood leaving your heart each time it contracts] is too low for us to consider managing you through a pregnancy.” Talk about soul crushing. The 24 hours that followed are still a blur. But it was that heartbreak and anger that drove me to find a second opinion. I did and this specialist demanded I pick up a daily exercise regimen and stick to it as it could improve how my heart functions. While I was intimidated at first, the atmosphere at Snap Fitness Berlin made me feel like I was right at home. It took every single one of those daily workouts, walking three miles every day, to build my tolerance and speed. And here I am, five months later, with an improved ejection fraction thanks to my hour each day at Snap Fitness. My doctor has given me the clear to try for pregnancy. I’m so looking forward to the years to come. If those months could change my heart, and mind, the way they did, the future is going to be bright. Thank you, Snap Fitness!

 

What's Your Fit Workout | Cardio Training : 45|15

11/20/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they complete these full body workouts. 

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four cardio workouts. They are called cardio workouts because each exercise gets your heart up while also incorporating a mix of body weight and free weight exercises.

These workouts provide overall strength, build muscles, help improve balance and burn calories by combing quick movements that require stability and the use of either body or free weights. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

 

45-15: Push yourself for 45 seconds to complete as many quality reps. Rest for 15 seconds between each exercise. 10 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

 

  

What's Your Fit Workout | Cardio Training : 60 Second Madness

11/13/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they complete these full body workouts. 

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four cardio workouts. They are called cardio workouts because each exercise gets your heart up while also incorporating a mix of body weight and free weight exercises.

These workouts provide overall strength, build muscles, help improve balance and burn calories by combing quick movements that require stability and the use of either body or free weights. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

 

60 Second Madness: In 60 seconds, complete as many reps with a focus on form. Rest for 60 seconds and then start the next exercise. 15 total exercises and 3 circuits.

 

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

  

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