Fighting the Mid-day Slump

It’s noon, you’re tired. Your lunch break is about to start and you find yourself contemplating whether you should take a nap, eat, or possibly even run away from the dreariness of your office. Even though afternoon naps are wonderful, try to boost your energy levels by working out instead (then grab a bite to eat); you’ll discover that your energy and brainpower will be enhanced 10x more than if you had caught some Z’s .

Performing a workout in San Diego mid-day can be extremely beneficial both short and long-term. It doesn’t matter if you are lifting weights, cycling, running on a treadmill or taking a mellow yoga class; what ever your workout of choice, as long as you are moving your body & raising your heart rate you will be burning calories and fat, improving your stamina, immune system and overall physical abilities. Plus, adding a workout into your day is guaranteed to make you feel great about yourself (especially as everyone starts noticing how awesome you look)!

If the gym is an unfamiliar environment to you and your not quite comfortable walking into a fitness facility such as Point Loma Sports Club in San Diego, there are many options available to make you feel more comfortable completing a workout. Point Loma Sports Club in San Diego offers a variety of group classes for individuals of all fitness levels throughout the day. But in order to overcome “the slump”, we’ve put together noon-time classes in San Diego that will get your blood flowing & heart pumping!

On Mondays and Wednesdays you can get your cruise on with Cycling/ RPM in San Diego. This class will take you on the terrain with a motivational instructor leading the way through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials & interval training all to the rhythm of music that’s sure to get you amped. [Class times 12:15pm Mon/Wed]

Tuesdays and Thursdays are little more relaxed, but nevertheless challenging with Yoga Power in San Diego. Our Yoga Power class in San Diego is an intermediate vinyasa flow that builds heat strength and flexibility as you practice sun salutes, balancing poses, core-strengthening and more. [Class times 12:00pm Tues/Thurs]

If you are interested in taking one of our afternoon classes in San Diego feel free to give us a call or stop in to see us. Our staff in San Diego will be more than happy to introduce you to our facility in San Diego and provide you with a gratifying workout. We look forward to helping your fight the mid-day slump!

 

 

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That Thing Called Yoga

One class was all I needed to justify my dislike for yoga.

 

 

I used to lift weights, occasionally go running and I rarely  stretched. That was all I needed (or so I thought). Stretching,  not to mention yoga, was something I deemed as torturous. I  couldn’t wrap my head around why someone would actually  want to twist themselves into an uncomfortable pretzel-like  position and hold, and hold some more.

Little did I know, every time I worked out without taking a few  minutes to stretch I was doing my body a great disservice.  Furthermore, every time I was offered to take a yoga class and  declined, I was missing out on an amazing physical and  spiritual experience.

One class was all I needed to change my perception of yoga.

Fast forward three years later to my fitness routine in San Diego; I still lift, I sometimes run, I do a lot of yoga and a lot of stretching. The benefits of including these two practices into my old routine are outstanding. So outstanding that it almost makes me mad at myself I didn’t practice these things sooner! Let me share a few of the reasons why you might want to include stretching and or yoga in San Diego into your workout regimen:

One: I can touch my toes. It’s time to say, goodbye kneecaps, hello toes! Fred Turok, chairman of the LA Fitness gym chain which commissioned research for a recent study, states: “Fitness levels in this country are reaching danger levels – not being able to touch your toes sounds laughable, but it is really a national tragedy.”

Two: My muscles are leaner and stronger. Though there are numerous benefits of the physical practice of yoga in San Diego, one advantage of a regular practice is an increase in muscle strength, tone, and weight loss. Michael Winokur, author for The Yoga Journal writes, “when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. If you just went to the gym and lifted weights, you might build strength at the expense of flexibility.”

Three: My mental health has improved ten-fold. You know that little voice in your head that tells you that you’re late for an appointment, or that you have too many things to do, or that you’re tired – we’ll I’ve finally figured out a way of shutting mine up. Granted – it’s still very much present; however, yoga and Pranayama (breathing) has taught me how to calm the activity in my head and control thoughts rather than letting them control me. Ultimately, I have given myself a chance to find rejuvenation through the silencing of the mind. “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind” – Pantañjali.

If you read this and think, “YES, I am going to do yoga tomorrow!” Then my job here is complete. However, my heart’s intention is not to convince everyone to do yoga right away. My intention is to simply invite you to have an open mind and ask yourself if practicing yoga in San Diego would benefit either your physical body and/ or mental well-being.

 

 

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Why PLSC BodyPump is SO GOOD!

Claudia Bertelli and myself took Body Pump AIM certification this past Sunday so that we can further advance our pumping skills and to prepare for our Super Saturday Event this Saturday, February 8th in San Diego.  

We learned all the ins and the outsof being the best instructors possible for our Point Loma Sports Club members in San Diego.  Enhancing spot on technique, perfecting our coaching and honing in on our choreography.   

Body Pump in San Diego is definitely a work out that will change lives and we our so honored to have the opportunity to teach this awesome program.

If you have any questions on weight selection or how to take your techniuque to the next level please contact me at crystal@plsportsclub or call at 619-952-9033 in San Diego.

See you all at this Super Saturday in San Diego.  I am so looking forward to rocking the workouts and spending time with our big Point Loma Sports Club family in San Diego!

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Thursday Tips: The inside leg kick combo

Nuria and I are working on the inside leg kick combo.

Remember, when performing an inside leg kick combo, it is important to make sure you step in with the back foot, this makes the kick more effective.

Balance and proper foot position is important when performing any kicks.

Make sure you come check our Cardio Kickboxing class in San Diego on Tuesdays  at 5:30PM. We are located at 2751 Roosevelt Rd. San Diego, CA 92106 or you can contact me direct at willie@plsportsclub.com

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