Success Spotlight : Jason Barlow

01/07/2018

My fitness adventure started with a FitBit and a single footstep. I was determined to lose weight. My goal was to take 15,000 to 20,000 steps a day, no matter what was going on in my life. That’s where it began. And it led me to Snap Fitness.

 

I never used to be a gym person. I didn’t know how to use most of the equipment and didn’t want people watching me. But I wanted to take my fitness to the next level so I started a Snap Fitness membership.

 

I was nervous. At first, I would only use one machine, the treadmill. I would jump on it and walk for up to two hours a day. People must have thought I was crazy! But I dropped 30 pounds and it felt great. Suddenly I wanted to do more.

 

I knew I needed to add strength to my life. I had tried a few supplements and was eating protein but I wasn’t seeing results. I was curious about resistance training. I was still nervous about training in front of people. But I quickly realized that people are kind and supportive when you are doing that improves your life.

                                                       
I was able to find a program that suits my capabilities. I learned the joy that comes with committing to a routine. It’s not the amount of exercise that you do but that you keep doing it. I caught the bug! I went from being an ambivalent gym person to someone who never missed a day. The gym is just such a great atmosphere. I’ve made many new friends and I’m living a much healthier lifestyle.

 

I’m coming up on my one-year fitness anniversary. I’m still doing my cardio — I usually do a five-kilometer run every day — and staying on my program to build muscle and definition. It’s all given me such a new lease on life. I’m excited to see what happens next. I’m so grateful to Snap Fitness.

Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie

01/01/2018

INGREDIENTS

2 cups slightly thawed frozen strawberries
2 bananas
1 cup coconut Greek yogurt
1 ½ cups lite coconut milk

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and liquefy until smooth. For a thicker smoothie, add more yogurt. For a thinner smoothie, add more coconut milk. 

 

 

Make a Resolution To Live Your Best Life in 2018

12/30/2017

We know that now is the time to make New Year’s resolutions. Here are ours.

 

  1. Help our members become fit, healthy and happy.
  2. Help our members become fit, healthy and happy.
  3. Help our members become fit, healthy and happy.
  4. Help our members become fit, healthy and happy.
  5. Help our members become fit, healthy and happy.

 

When you think of it, what else is there? If you can achieve fitness, healthiness and happiness in your life, you will have everything. We can help you get there.

 

Sign up for our Commit To Your Fit 90-Day Challenge and we’ll show you how. Everything about the Challenge is awesome. When you sign up, we will send you exercises, nutrition ideas, motivational quotes, tips and videos from music superstar and fitness enthusiast Tim McGraw. You will have everything you need to take you through three months of profound transformation. After you complete the Challenge, it gets even better. We will offer you a chance to enter a contest to meet McGraw and hang out with him before a show. Epic, right? Enroll today and we will get you started. You can track your progress using our goal sheet. You will be amazed with the results.

 

Make January 1 a pivotal date in your life. Make it the time when you decide to put your health and fitness first. Make it your time when you choose to live your best life. Make it your time. We can’t wait to work with you in 2018. 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

12/29/2017

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch asparagus (20 stalks)

10 pieces center cut bacon

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1)    Rinse asparagus and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut off the bottom inch or two and set aside.

2)    Slice bacon strips down the center and wrap each thin, long piece around the asparagus. Place on a baking sheet.

3)    Put baking sheet in the oven and turn oven on to 400° F. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is crisp.

4)    Optional: Drizzle with a honey balsamic glaze if desired.

 

 

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

12/25/2017

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! 

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.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

6 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For The Fitness Fanatic In Your Family

12/21/2017

Procrastinating on holidays gifts is as much a part of the season as cookies and carols. If that’s you, don’t worry. We won’t judge. In fact, we have some ideas for you. If you choose wisely, you won’t even have to include a gift receipt. You’ll be hearing thanks for years to come.

 

  • High-Cushioned Yoga Mat. A great yoga mat can make all the difference. You want to give one that is ultra-high and thickly cushioned. Also, look for one that has a specialized closed-cell surface. This keeps sweat from drenching and getting trapped in the mat.
  • Wireless Sport Earbuds. There are many brands that offer a comfortable, stable hooked design, which is ideal for long workouts. And some of the higher-end versions include impressive battery life. Some go up to 36 hours. Good ones also offer tap-touch controls for easy maneuverability.
  • Interactive Water Bottle. This may sound like a somewhat uninspired gift idea. But not for the fitness minded. They know that a water bottle goes with you everywhere and provides the hydration that fuels your life. Here’s what’s cool about today’s top-shelf water bottles: they’re interactive. They can actually calculate your personal hydration needs to make sure you drink enough water before, during and after workouts.
  • A Good Gym Bag. There are gym bags that do the job. You throw things in, you take things out. They eventually get kind of disgusting and you replace. That’s all fine and good. But there are better ones on the market. Look for gym bags that have separate compartments for gym clothes and clean items. This provides an essential separation for life on the go. There are also bags that have a removable shoe bag, which is awesome.
  • MYZONE Belt. Imagine having your heart rate data available to view while working out! It’s possible with MYZONE Belts, a wearable heart rate tracker that shows your effort while training. Contact your local Snap Fitness to purchase one today. 
  • Snap Fitness Gym Membership. Of course, we think this is the best gift of all! Visit us in person or online to get your loved one all signed up.