Music can either make or break your workout. When choosing your playlist, make sure to choose music with both a powerful beat and high beats per minute, between 120 and 140. This will motivate you and keep your moves consistent! Jam out during your next workout to this awesome playlist, or mix in a couple of your own favorite workout songs!
With the holiday season just around the corner, don’t let the stress of gift giving make you “sweat!” We’ve made things easy for you by compiling a list of the best gifts to give the gym junky in your life!
For the Goal Setter
Goals are an extremely important part of any fitness regimen. For someone who loves writing down their goals or workout plans, a fitness planner or goal notebook is a great gift option!
For the Person Who Always Drinks Eight Glasses a Day
Plastic water bottles are a thing of the past! Glass water bottles contain no harmful chemicals, last for years, and are also dishwasher friendly!
For the Tangled Mess
Big or small, with wireless headphones tangled cords will no longer be a workout distraction. The lucky person that you gift these to will love you for that!
For the Complainer
Sore muscles equal complaining. A foam roller is an awesome way to get rid of sore muscles! Foam rollers can be found almost anywhere and are something that anyone would be thankful to have after a tough workout!
For your Tech-Savvy Friend
With the wide variety of fitness watches and fitness trackers out there, it’s hard to know exactly which one to choose! These little devices come with many features- from tracking your steps to monitoring your sleep. Most connect to your smartphone or tablet. Make the tech-savvy person in your life happy by getting them one of these!
For the Person Who Needs More Organization
A gym bag may be the perfect gift for someone who needs a little more organization in their life. Gym bags come in all sizes, colors, and shapes. Find one they will love and they be thankful it saved them time and kept them organized.
For the Newbie
For the person who is just beginning their fitness journey, give them the gift of a Snap Fitness membership! With access to thousands of gyms around the world you can’t go wrong!
We hope these gift ideas take the “sweat” out of finding the perfect gift. Happy holidays!
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about chia seeds lately, and for good reason! We love them not only for their superfood qualities, but they can also help with weight loss! Check out some of the ways they can help you slim down below and add in some chia seeds to your weight loss program!
Chia seeds are packed with fiber, which aids in digestion. You’ll feel less bloated thanks to your body being more regular.
An ounce of chia seeds has only 12 grams of carbohydrates, so your body will store very little fat in comparison to the amount that you eat.
Chia seeds are loaded with serotonin-releasing tryptophan and magnesium, as well as depression-fighting omega 3s. Less stress means that your body produces less cortisol, which is a win-win. Cortisol is not good because is causes fat to cling to your mid-section.
Just one ounce of chia seeds are loaded with 179 mg of calcium, making these a great option for those who don’t eat dairy.
Good fats can burn body fat, as well as help you feel full! This means that you will be less likely to overeat.
Best ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet
- Mix with coconut milk and honey and let sit overnight. In the morning, add fruit and nuts and you’ve got a delicious and healthy coconut chia pudding for breakfast.
- Add 2 tablespoons chia seeds to 4 ounces of coconut water and a teaspoon of super greens for a nutritious Chia Green Smoothie that’s ready to enjoy right away.
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of chia seeds on top of your yogurt to add in some healthy omega 3s.
- Chia seeds can also be baked into muffins or cakes to add in some nutrition.
Pick out the perfect pumpkin for these Snap Fitness-inspired carving templates! Share your masterpiece with us by using the hashtag #SnapFitnessPumpkin or by tagging us @SnapFitness!
Catch ‘em all to win big! If you’re a fan of the widely popular game Pokémon GO, this contest is for you. Long adventures seeking Pokémon can be tiring, but not if you have the right supplies! Enter in our contest to win the ultimate Pokémon GO Trainer Prize Pack that is sure to up your game!
Follow These Steps To Participate:
Step 1: Download the Pokémon GO app if you haven’t already.
Step 2: Take a screenshot of a Pokémon at your local Snap Fitness.
Step 3: Share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag #PokemonGoSnap to be entered.
Step 4: Stay tuned to find out if you won! We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on August 1!
Trainer Prize Pack Items:
$100 gift card for iTunes or Google Play
Snap Fitness Sweatband
Snap Blender Bottle
Red Snap Fitness T-Shirt
Snap Cinch Bag
Snap Fitness Sunglasses
So what are you waiting for? Get to your local Snap Fitness and play your favorite new game after a sweat session. Ready, Set, Pokémon GOOOOOOO!
I have been overweight all of my life, basically since I was seven years old. I was always very active but was not a regular eater. As I got older, my eating habits got worse and I skipped meals daily. I struggled with weight loss no matter how active I was. When I would begin to lose weight I would usually lose an average of 20 pounds and then would plateau for several months.
Of course I would become frustrated easily and toss in the "dieting." In 2007, I had my youngest daughter and although she was almost nine pounds I came home from the hospital weighing 20 pounds more than I had when I went in to deliver her. I also came out with high blood pressure which was also very discouraging as I had always had low blood pressure. They put me on blood pressure medicine and I had to remain on them to keep it under control.
I began dealing with a lot of physical pain and stopped exercising because of it. In 2013, the doctors finally diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and began treating me with medicine that fortunately I had great success with.
By this time, I had reached my highest weight of 312 pounds. I was very unhappy and knew I had to do something. I began working out at the fitness center where I worked and did manage to lose 15 pounds. Unfortunately, they did away with my position and I was no longer able to work out at the facility. We lost my brother of a sudden massive heart attack that year and I knew my own risks were high as it was not only genetic but my weight could be a huge contributor.
With a lot of careful consideration and talking with my primary doctor, I decided to talk with a doctor about stomach surgery. I walked into the office in October 2014 weighing 297 pounds. In January 2015, I had the stomach sleeve surgery. I had to commit to eating five small meals a day consisting of high protein options, vegetables, and very little carbohydrates along with beginning a workout program. In late February, I signed up at Snap Fitness for the trial membership.
I quickly began to familiarize myself with all the equipment and became a frequent flyer. I attend the gym usually four-to-five times a week working hard at cardio and also doing some muscle building and strength training.
My goal someday is to be able to work with a personal trainer. Since January 2015, I am down 123 pounds and since my highest weight, I am down 138 pounds. My goal weight is 150 pounds: at this time, I am 24 pounds away from.
I am confident that with my new eating schedule along with with my efforts at Snap Fitness I will definitely meet my goal! I enjoy working out at Snap Fitness because there is a variety of equipment and the staff and people at the gym are always courteous and friendly.
I am so thankful for my health and a new beginning to my life. Since I have lost the weight, I have gone off my blood pressure medication and had excellent blood work results. I am also only three percent away from having a normal BMI, originally I started out as morbidly obese. Once I reach my goal weight, I will have lost more than half of my body weight.