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Get ready for fall fitness: It’s time to embrace the change – Sky Hi News

Posted: September 25, 2020 at 6:56 am


Editors note: This is the third column of a three-part series.

As discussed in the previous two columns, when the seasons change, it is an excellent time to change your workout program. The fall season lends itself to indoor workouts, although you may certainly continue outdoor bike rides, hikes and even kayaking to compliment your indoor workout regimen.

When we discuss change, this may mean that you are changing your entire program, or just one element of your program. In order to make the determination of what degree of change is necessary, schedule an appointment with your fitness professional for their guidance it truly pays off.

In the interim, this week, six fantastic fall workout program changes are highlighted. Choose one and make the change today to ensure that your physical fitness level continues to improve throughout the fall season and over your lifetime. Prior to beginning any exercise program, consult your physician.

Change No. 1 Choose one component of your current program (i.e. cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition), and change either the frequency, intensity, type or time of that component.

For example, if you have been concentrating solely on HIIT, add in a long steady distance cardiovascular endurance workout. If you are unaccustomed to performing long steady distance, build up gradually. The key is to land at approximately 40-50 continuous minutes. Strive to train at an RPE that is somewhat hard to heavy exertion.

Change No. 2 Dissect your current muscular strength training program and redesign the sequence. If you regularly train the chest and back on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the biceps, triceps, shoulders and lower body on Tuesday and Thursday, flip the sequence of the days.

While it seems like a simple change, you are creating an emphasis modification leading to some recovery for the chest and back and greater focus on the biceps, triceps, shoulders and lower body.

Change No. 3 Modify your muscular strength program by including descending or ascending sets, giant sets, compound sets, changing the bodys position in relationship to gravity, changing from free weight to selectorized or plate-loaded equipment. The movement patterns will change stimulating the neuromuscular system leading to further improvement in strength and fluidity of movement, not to mention preventing overuse injuries.

Change No. 4 Add self-myofascial release to your program. So many clients walk in the door, do not warm up, workout, never roll or stretch and end up stronger, but not mobile.

Change No. 5 Stretch daily. Performing stretches for all major muscle groups of the body is essential to promote flexibility (i.e. range of motion about the joint) and mobility.

Change No. 6 Be certain to include a variety of specific nose to toes core strengthening in every program. Strive to include weight bearing exercises such as squats, lunges, planks and deadlifts. And vary the type of squats, lunges, planks and deadlifts that you perform.

For example, rather than performing a classic squat, add alternating squats from a plyo box. The variety of movement pattern in the frontal plane, differentiating load and body position in relationship to gravity, provides the body with the necessary challenges to continue improving.

Jackie Wright is the owner/manager of Mountain Life Fitness in Granby. She may be reached at her website at http://www.mtnlifefitness.com, and her email at jackie@mtnlifefitness.com

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Unite Fitness Is Turning the 23rd Street Armory into a Huge Socially-Distanced Gym – Philadelphia magazine

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The local boutique fitness studio is transforming the 14,000-square-foot building into a group workout space for 24 attendees at a time.

Unite Fitness will be turning the 23rd Street Armory into a huge gym. | Photo courtesy Unite Fitness.

This past year has been, to say the least, a challenging time for Phillys previously thriving fitness scene. Were seeing beloved stalwart studios sadly close, national brands declare bankruptcy, new ones open, and the ones that remain afloat trying new tactics to remain nimble, hoping to somehow keep their businesses going while also keeping their members healthy.

One such new tactic comes from Unite Fitness, a fixture on the Philly fitness scene since it was founded by Gavin McKay in 2007. Unite specializes in energetic HIIT workouts that provide a mix of cardio, strength and recovery training. Before the pandemic, their studios were full of fun perks like cold brew coffee and kombucha on tap, plush towel service, and sweet-smelling shower products for after your sweat session.

But the perks (a smart add-on to compete with those offered by chain HIIT competitors like Barrys and EverybodyFights) werent what kept people coming back; the homegrown brand has a cadre of enthusiastic instructors and devoted members that have been training with them for over a decade.

Like all fitness studios, Unite has been trying to adapt and survive since the spread of COVID-19. To stay safe, theyve been offering virtual classes through their live and on-demand platform, which launched in late summer, as well as outdoor classes in locations around the city. And now, theyre trying a (quite large) new tactic. As of October, theyre taking over the 14,000 square feet of the 23rd Street Armory, so that they can provide safe, socially distant workouts in a new location as the seasons change.

The 23rd Street Armory (22 South 23rd Street) is usually host to large entertainment events and weddings. Whats particularly interesting about this space is that its classified as an indoor and outdoor event space its got two huge doors and multiple industrial vents. That means the guidelines theyre adhering to are for outdoor gatherings which is why they can manage and promote 24 people per class instead of ten people per class, the city-mandated requirement for indoor workouts in small boutique fitness studios. Its also likely a mutually beneficial agreement between Unite and the Armory, since large weddings are not the order of the day in coronavirus times.

The HIIT strength classes will consist of a strength series, paired with HIIT cardio bursts similar to our Unite Pump classes when we were in the studio, explains Mark Donohue, Unites director of branding and marketing. Unite is not moving in its typical treadmills and spin bikes to the Armory just yet but they hope to down the line, Donohue says.

In addition to the inherent airflow benefits of the space, Unite is taking the following measures to ensure safety and adherence to all local, state and national health ordinances:

Our team has worked tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to bring the safest, most effective workout possible to our members no matter what the format, said McKay, founder of Unite. If youre a member (or want to become one) you can look for their classes at the Armory starting October 1st. Get more information about membership, class pricing and the schedule here.

As our fitness brands continue to face changing norms and unprecedented challenges, theyre continuing to look for new ways to evolve Unites latest move is just one more example of that evolution. And weve got to hand it to them it seems like a pretty brilliant move to us.

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Heres Why Youre Suddenly Seeing 305 Fitness Pop Up in the Philly Area – Philadelphia magazine

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The New York-based dance cardio workout is switching to a certification model to be more nimble during the pandemic.

Boutique fitness studio Vibe Vault Fit in Exton offers 305 Fitness classes regularly. | Photograph courtesy of Vibe Vaul Fit.

I was surprised when I first started seeing New York-based boutique workout 305 Fitness popping up in Philly. Its a brand thats been rising in recognition in Manhattan ever since the sweat-inducing dance class was created by Miami native Sadie Kurzban in 2012. Celebs like Miley Cyrus and Hailey Baldwin are fans, and NBA star Kevin Durant and Tisto are investors. So, if they were opening an outpost here during a pandemic I thought Id have heard about it by now.

Modeled after the nightclub scene of South Beach, the 305 Fitness cardio workout has been expanding for years. Prior to the pandemic, Kurzban had opened popular studios in DC and Boston, and created successful pop-ups in Chicago, San Francisco, and L.A. In February of 2020, she opened a 5,700 square-foot, two-level studio in Union Square only to have to shut it all down in March due to COVID-19.

Unable to financially support reopening studios at the low capacity required for safety, 305 laid off a majority of their staff a move that large-scale fitness empires like CorePower, Solidcore and many others have been forced to make. But, rather than shutter the brand altogether and file for bankruptcy, as Flywheel has done, 305 is trying a different approach.

Were focusing on certifying and empowering individuals in hopes that they can monetize their fitness credentials during this time, founder Kurzban told Forbes.

The new 305 Fitness digital certification program, launched amid the pandemic, costs $190 for a weeklong training course. The offering is a steal compared with basic yoga teacher trainings, which are often priced upwards of $2,000 just for a training that typically does not include certification. (Those trainings do, granted, stretch over 200 hours of time, while the 305 certification is a much smaller time commitment.) 305 also offers scholarships for those who qualify. After the certification course, instructors pay a monthly fee of $39 to receive continued trainings, mentorship, choreography, custom DJ mixes, and placement on the 305 Fitness website.

The certification model allows instructors including those certified before the pandemic to set their own prices for classes. There is little-to-no overhead for teaching classes like this, so instructors or studios should (theoretically) be able to monetize their classes to meet their needs. In the greater Philadelphia area, class prices range based on the location and the instructor some are based on studio pricing, some are donation-based outdoor classes, some are online and cost as little as $10. And while this may not be a replacement for the in-studio work many 305 instructors relied on before the pandemic, it does present an opportunity to help them pivot to a more entrepreneurial approach in the meantime.

Philadelphia is a great example of the success of this model, says Candace Taylor, 305s Manager of Instructor Success, Theyre all independently running their own businesses. Some people are just doing it as a side hustle along with their nine-to-five, some people are full-time fitness professionals that have plugged in 305 as another fitness offering to their clients. They determine their pricing model and their schedules.

Taylor, based in New York City, oversees the certified community and helps ensure that there are high-quality classes from 305 Fitness certified instructors all over the the world. Shes currently overseeing trainees in Kuwait, Illinois, and Hawaii and Philly.

We wanted to bring this to the masses, Taylor says, We looked at Crossfit and this explosive growth of fitness professionals working in communities. We looked at Zumba and how fun dance cardio spread like wildfire for them. The certification method felt like empowering individuals to be leaders, giving them a format thats fun, and giving them the music that is so exciting, curated by our DJs. We coach them to be their own entrepreneurs.

And, with the new certification program, instructors in the greater Philadelphia area are multiplying. Vanessa Constantinidis, a Delco-based 305 Fitness certified instructor, teaches 305 online for her own audience, at ELLE FIT Dance Studio in King of Prussia every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and outdoors at Cira Green in University City.

It definitely depends on the person and their hustle. You have to get your clientele and market yourself, says Constantinidis, who practices her choreography throughout the week, but I think once you find people who love it as much as you do, and find people who want to make the investment because it makes them happy, then youre set.

Boutique fitness studio Vibe Vault Fit in Exton also offers several 305 Fitness classes per week they have live classes, on-demand, and in-studio with social distancing and safety precautions. (They currently offer 305 Fitness every Monday at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 5:15 at p.m., and every first Friday of the month, they offer a free class for newbies who want to check it out.) In addition, 305 Fitness corporate continues to offer both online and pop-up outdoor classesin New York, DC, and Boston, albeit on a much smaller level than previous to COVID-19.

One of 305s main goals has always been to democratize fitness, explains Taylor, Were very aware that the NYC pricing of $35 a class is not going to make sure that 305 gets into every household. And thats a goal of ours: making fun, sexy, fabulous, sweaty fitness something that everyone gets to experience.

Only time will tell if the Crossfit and Zumba instructor-certification model can save 305, but, so far this approach seems to be an intelligent if not ideal way to sustain both the company and the instructors through a tempestuous time for the fitness industry.

To find certified instructors in Pennsylvania and try a class for yourself head to the 305 Fitness Instructor directory and select Pennsylvania from the dropdown menu.

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Students and fitness leaders find creative ways to stay in shape – The State Press

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Sun Devil Fitness Complexes will be expanding outdoor activities and esports activities

ASU students continue to be active as they work out at the Sun Devil Fitness Center fields on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, before the gym reopened.

On-campus fitness centers opened last week from a COVID-19 hiatus with extra safety precautions, familiar classes and new approaches to the traditional workout activities.

Sun Devil Fitness Complexes across all four campuses opened, but with a few caveats: Reservations are necessary, proof of a daily health check submission is required and gym goers should expect to sanitize all equipment before and after use.

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With the opening of the complexes we have implemented a reservation system for all our facilities, equipment and programs, said Nicholas Deponte, SDFC Tempe assistant director. (This) system allows us to ensure that students will have plenty of space to maintain physical distancing.

Students can participate in outdoor workouts by the SDFC in Tempe and join indoor group wellness classes, so long as they registered for the class beforehand, which can be found on Sun Devil Fitness' online page. All classes are free for ASU students.

Riley Brewer, a freshman studying global studies, said she went to a fitness class, and everyone was wearing masks and the yoga mats were spaced out nicely.

It was a ton of fun, and I felt safe the whole time with the safety measures taken, Brewer said. I absolutely plan on going again and not just for the killer ab workout, but for the stress relief and community.

Deponte said the SDFC is looking at expanding its outdoor classes as cooler weather approaches.

For indoor Group Wellness we have moved a majority of our in-person classes to larger gym space, Deponte said. In those spaces we are limiting capacity to to 35 and ensuring patrons will have at least 10 feet between each other the whole exercise.

Students can also book appointments with personal trainers who feel comfortable meeting in person, Deponte said.

Our personal trainers are very excited to be able to get back to seeing their clients and training in person, Deponte said. Trainers have been able to do a lot of online and virtual training.

For students who didn't return to campus or just don't want to go to a gym Live Well at ASU has numerous online classes: Yoga, High Intensity Interval Training, Pilates, Strength, Booty workouts, Energizer and Every Minute On The Minute.

Some intramural sports, such as pickleball and badminton, are also back in action.

Daniel Gaytan, the assistant director of sports programs for the SDFC, said in-person events vary by campus based on what the students are wanting.

Gaytan said the SDFC will be continuing with "Friday Night Lights" at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, an event held every Friday.

Friday Night Lights is a big drop-in opportunity for our students, Gaytan said. Well set up a bunch of different lawn games on our field spaces and just allow students to drop-in, meet some new people, get a little competitive spirit and play some corn hole, badminton or whatever activities we have set up there.

Zachary Gentz, the sports program coordinator at the Polytechnic campus's fitness center, said one of their biggest challenges has been trying to reimagine traditional sports to exist within the current guidelines. This challenge led to the creation of the golf sports.

If youre not familiar with our golf sports concept, its really interesting," Gentz said in a written statement. "For example, we have foot golf. You play golf with a soccer ball and you hit with your foot just like soccer. So the mechanics of how people play soccer and the scoring rules are golf."

Gaytan also said the SDFC has interest in expanding the number of video games they are currently offering. He said they are looking into adding mainly sports games such as Madden 21, NBA 2K21, FIFA 21, MLB The Show and PGA Tour 2K21.

Were really open to doing a lot of different activities from an esports standpoint, Gaytan said. Were just trying to stay away from the mature games. Theyre the ones that are typically not as conducive to a safe environment.

As for team sports such as basketball, volleyball and flag football, Gaytan said he wishes they had a timeline for their return, "but there just isnt one at this point.

Were definitely following guidelines from ASU on that front," Gaytan said.

Reach the reporters at cfahrend@asu.edu and anvalle1@asu.edu. Also follow @amandaa.valle and follow @chris_drop_ on Twitter.

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Equip your at-home gym with fitness gear discounts from $17 at Amazon – 9to5Toys

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Amazon is offering the Sunny Health & Fitness Portable Stand Up Elliptical for $146.99 shipped. Thats $32 off what youd spend directly from Sunny Health & Fitness and is the second-best price weve tracked in months. If you want to work out at home but dont have a ton of space for bulky fitness equipment, this deal could be for you. This compact elliptical machine is portable and boasts a built-in handle thats combined with a lightweight 25.4-pound design. Measurements work out to 25.2- by 18- by 10.6-inches, allowing you to easily stow it in nearly any room. Rated 4.2/5 stars. Continue reading to find more fitness gear priced from $17.

Oh, and in case you missed it Amazfit Band 5 is out. This highly-affordable fitness band lets you keep tabs on blood oxygen saturation, activity, and more for $45. It debuted earlier this week and costs a fraction of what youd spend on competing wearables. Swing by our release coverage to learn more.

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Fitness events happening in Houston: CASA Superhero Run and Fusion Belly Dance – Houston Chronicle

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Tai Chi

An internal Chinese martial art that focuses on slow, graceful movements and relaxed, meditative breathing. Open to all ages and levels. Participants must follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on face coverings and maintain proper social distance at all times. 9 a.m. Sept. 24; Levy Park, 3801 Eastside; levyparkhouston.org. This program will also debut on Levy Parks Facebook page and will be available for 24 hours.

Mommy & Me Fitness in the Plaza

Join Inspired Fitness with your children for a free 60 minutes of strength training and conditioning using medicine balls, weights, resistance tubes and bands in the Plaza. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25; Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land; sugarlandtownsquare.com.

Virtual CASA Superhero Run

Costumed crusaders will use their superpowers and feet in support of children in the foster care system in Montgomery County. This years race features an eight-week virtual event series and fundraiser. Sept. 26-Nov. 21. casaspeaks4kids.com/newsandevents/superherorun.

Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run & Walk Houston

The 5K and 1-mile race raises awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation across the state. Due to COVID-19, this race is now virtual. Sept. 27; 2ndchancerun.org.

Fusion Belly Dance

Professional movement artist and instructor YET Torres combines dance movements with yoga to build flexibility and muscle tone. Masks are not required while exercising; circles painted on the lawn will help ensure 8 feet of distance. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30; Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney; facebook.com/events/ 658499511688542.

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EGYM and Kolter Homes Partner to Bring Innovative Smart Fitness Technology to Cresswind 55+ Communities – PRNewswire

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EGYM aims to make the gym work for everyone, and this focus firmly supports Kolter Homes' mission to establish and foster active adult communities that help residents "Live Better, Longer." This partnership provides digital resident onboarding, engagement, motivation, and progress tracking, and in turn supports and empowers Cresswind residents with personalized and real-time fitness training. EGYM's comprehensive Smart Strength training solution will be integrated into new Cresswind clubhouse fitness centers in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

"EGYM strives to make the world fit for life, one body at a time. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all ages and fitness levels," said Frank Arant, Director of Active Aging at EGYM. "It is an honor to partner with an industry innovator like Kolter Homes to provide solutions for all of their Cresswind Communities and, ultimately, enabling their residents to live better, longer."

"Our residents want more than programs, they want solutions," commented John Manrique, SVP of Marketing at Kolter Homes. "We're excited about what EGYM's Smart Strength training equipment and platform offers as a straightforward, fun fitness solution that everyone can benefit from in as little as 20 minutes, twice a week."

Robert Rademacher, President of Kolter Homes adds, "our residents value fitness, and EGYM provides a connected, personalized experience to help them achieve their fitness goals and lead healthier lives."

Together, EGYM and Kolter Homes, remain focused on providing communities that foster healthy, active lifestyles for residents. EGYM empowers communities to deliver a comprehensive experience through its Smart Strength machines and integrations with over 100 industry providers, such as Precor, Matrix, Life Fitness, Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, InBody, and Polar. This first-of-its-kind partnership will deliver long-term value to residents and allow them to enhance their quality of life through fitness.

Frank notes, "we aim to optimize everyone's fitness journey and believe this partnership will provide a holistic wellness offering that will promote a healthier lifestyle for Cresswind's residents."

For more information, please visit https://egym.com/en/andhttps://www.kolterhomes.com/.

About EGYM

EGYM is a global fitness technology leader providing fitness and health facilities with intelligent workout solutions. EGYM makes exercising smarter and more efficient with its comprehensive suite of connected gym equipment and digital products that integrate seamlessly with 3rd-party hard- and software. The result is a fully connected training experience that drives measurable business and health outcomes on and off the training floor.

EGYM's global headquarters are in Munich, Germany, with North American offices in Boulder, Colorado.

About Kolter Homes

Kolter Homes brings over two decades of experience in homebuilding to its master-planned communities in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. In addition to its Cresswind active adult portfolio, Kolter Homes develops and builds single-family & townhome communities in Florida and South Carolina. http://www.kolterhomes.com

Kolter Homes is an affiliate of The Kolter Group LLC, a diversified real estate development and investment firm that has invested in projects with expected value in excess of $15 billion. Headquartered in Palm Beach County, The Kolter Group LLC is currently developing in over 40 locations throughout the southeastern United States.www.thekoltergroup.com

About Cresswind by Kolter Homes

Spanning four states (Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina) Kolter Homes' Cresswind portfolio currently features ten active properties located in major metros including Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Orlando, Sarasota/Bradenton and West Palm Beach. Cresswind communities are designed to help residents live better, longer based on the pillars of fitness, nutrition and relationships.

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Save The Date – Club Industry

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Where can you find enlightenment on how the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the fitness industry? Or insights into how to create fitness alliances that can hold political sway? How about how a hybrid virtual and brick and mortar model is required for success today and into the future? Or maybe determining what members want in an age of COVID-19? What about helpful strategies for leaders in a time of crisis? Or what technologies will impact the fitness industry in the next five years?

You will find the insights you need on these topics and others at Club Industrys Future of Fitness free virtual event Nov. 16-18. Watch for more details coming soon.

This global event is a collaboration between Club Industry and Sibec US, UK and Europe, which are all properties under the Questex Wellness umbrella. The free virtual event is a great way to get the top-quality education that Club Industry delivers every year during its in-person event, the Club Industry Show, but without having to leave your desk.

The event will kick off with David Stalker, the former CEO of UK Active, delivering a keynote on how to influence government strategies to benefit the fitness industry. In the second days keynote, entrepreneur and author Liz Bohannon will inspire you to keep going in times of crisis.

The event will also delve into the intersection of healthcare and health clubs with presentations from health clubs owners who can share how being integrated with healthcare saved their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how health clubs can work with insurance companies for additional revenue.

Club Industry and Sibec will reveal more details about the event in the days ahead. For now, save the dates of Nov. 16-18 for a virtual event you wont want to miss.

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Museum offers annual history fitness hike – Herald and News

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Old hospital locations in Klamath Falls will be explored during the 14th annual History Fitness Hike on Oct. 3, according to a Klamath County Museum news release.

Dubbed the Historic Hospital Crawl, the event is designed to boost fitness as well as historical awareness. The event is co-sponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the YMCA of Klamath Falls and Healthy Klamath. Cost is $10 per person.

There are at least seven sites in the downtown area where hospitals operated in the early to mid-1900s, said museum manager Todd Kepple. We thought it would be appropriate to use this years hike to recall those who served in the medical profession over the past century.

Information presented about hospitals will reveal how medical facilities evolved from small private businesses to comprehensive modern operations.

The hike will begin at 9 a.m. at the YMCA, 1221 South Alameda Ave. Hikers will cover a seven-mile route over city sidewalks and pedestrian-bike paths. Brief interpretive talks will be presented at several stops along the hike route.

A hamburger barbecue will be provided for participants upon their return to the YMCA.

Registration forms are available at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St., or can be downloaded at http://www.klamathmuseum.org. Registration is available online at http://www.kfallsymca.org.

Registration will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

The hike is a rain-or-shine event, with no refunds. Participants are encouraged to walk at a pace that is comfortable for them. The event is recommended only for those capable of walking long distances, although emergency transportation will be available. Dogs on leash are allowed on the hike.

For more information contact the Klamath County Museum at 541-882-1000.

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Fitness classes that’ll get teens and tweens moving on LI – Newsday

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Keeping teens and tweens moving is often a challenge. "We need to keep them active and physically fit," says Charlie Cassara, the owner of the SC Fitness facilities in Hicksville and Farmingdale. "We have a responsibility to our youth to teach them how to live a healthy and fit lifestyle through proper nutrition and physical activity." That said, here are nine places currently offering fitness classes and opportunities for both tweens and teens on Long Island.

REVOLUTION FITNESS

Taking place outdoors or indoors (depending on the weather), attendees ages 8 to 13 will take part in a circuit class that includes things like box jumps, sled pushing and battle ropes. Classes are $20 each or $150 for a month. Classes meet 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (170 Laurel Rd., East Northport INFO 631-651-5157, revolutionfitnessgyms.com)

THE BUDDHA BARN

The "Yoga for Young Warriors" class is intended to help introduce yoga, mindful awareness and meditation to participants by way of posture, themes and activities; a "Family Goat Yoga" class is also slated to take place this fall. Workouts are appropriate for ages 8 to 15; $15 for a session, $70 for five, $120 for 10. Classes meet 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. (1877 Bellmore Ave, Bellmore INFO 516-236-8828, buddhabarnyoga.com)

SC FITNESS

Running for the past six years, these classes for teens cover agility, cardio and weightlifting, but scaled down to be age-appropriate. Think of it as an introduction to fitness for ages 13 through 16. The class schedule varies, but are typically offered 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. daily; call ahead for rates. (942 S. Broadway, Hicksville and 2233 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale INFO 631-744-5879, scfitness.net)

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REVOLUTION YOGA

Teens of all ages are welcome to take part in outdoor classes here, including all-level classes and outdoor beach sunset yoga. Registration is required as the outdoor location varies. Drop into a beach yoga class for $20. (7 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-457-6977, revolutionyogaspace.com)

FITMIXX

Ideal for ages 12 to 16, classes here combine strength and cardio workouts. Teens will use treadmills and dumbbells plus weighted balls and bars. Some workouts also include jump rope activities and spin bikes. A class package offers 10 weeks for $120. Classes meet 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays. (1494 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, 516-851-2292, fitmixx.com)

PARISI SPEED SCHOOL AT WORLD GYM WANTAGH

Held outside the facility, young athletes ages 7 through teen receive training focused on speed, strength and agility. Classes are 10 participants or less in size; all are taught by certified trainers and coaches. Unlimited memberships start at $99 per month (for nine months); one month is $179, three is $149 per month. Classes are offered between 4:30 and 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. (3728 Park Ave., Wantagh, 516-826-5555, worldgymwantagh.com)

OBSTACLE ATHLETICS

Using both obstacle courses and a variety of strength and conditioning equipment, the ObstacleFit class is intended to provide a full-body workout while preparing young athletes for competition. Classes are intended for those ages 13 and up and cost $25 for a single visit. Times and dates of classes vary weekly. (770 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, 631-627-8253, obstacleathletics.com)

REBEL THAIBOXING

Known as the "Art of the Eight Limbs," Muay Thai is a martial art that uses a lot of arm and leg motion, and both outlets of this company offer youth classes for tweens as old as 13-14, using traditional techniques but in a more kid-friendly way; sessions include drills, cardio, shadowboxing and bag work. Classes are intended for kids up to age 14. Teens over the age of 14 can join adult classes; seven months for $169 monthly or one year for $149 monthly; both memberships are unlimited and allow for daily access. (2343 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-520-0503, and 161 Terry Rd., Smithtown, 631-656-8969, rebelthaiboxing.com)

YMCA

Classes intended for teens and tweens run through Nov. 14 and are now open for registration. A "Teen Basics" swimming class is geared for those who are non-swimmers and swimmers who want to be more comfortable in the water, whereas "Water Movement" classes are ideal for those up to age 12. Y member registration is required to participate in classes. Schedules vary per class and can be viewed online at ymcali.org/schedules/programs-classes.

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Fitness professionals like Sarah Samad get creative to keep athletes in shape amid a global pandemic – The Trentonian

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PRINCETON The sun has only started to rise on a cool early fall morning and Sarah Samad is packing hundreds of pounds of weight-lifting equipment into the back of her SUV so she can drive to a local park and go to work for the day.

Its unusual, but isnt everything in 2020?

Samad, like almost all of her peers in the fitness industry, is facing a particular set of challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic that is still impacting her work six month later.

We all kind of had to improvise, said Samad, a former Division I strength and conditioning coach who now works in the private fitness sector.

A Montgomery High grad who studied exercise science at Virginia Tech, Samad recently moved back home to New Jersey from Washington D.C., bringing her fitness company Atlas Strength & Conditioning named after her dog who also serves as the mascot along with her. However, in the midst of a global pandemic that has forced gyms, fitness centers and school weight rooms to close, operating a business that requires people to be active has its challenges.

In the beginning of quarantine, I was just (training clients virtually), and then I started to think about the situation and how everything is still closed, Samad said. What are these kids doing? They can come play basketball outside, but what about their strength and conditioning because theyre not doing anything right now.

Samad began brainstorming ways to help up-and-coming athletes remain fit during the longest layoff between seasons theyve ever experienced. With the help of her boyfriend Brett MacConnell, an assistant coach for the Princeton University mens basketball team, she was able to connect with local coaches in Princeton and offer an 8-week program that runs through the fall for interested athletes.

I had no source of lifting unless it was through body weight stuff in my basement, said Gibson Linnehan, a senior boys lacrosse player at Princeton Day School who is committed to Providence College. Coming here is definitely a boost. Im looking to add weight and keep training during quarantine because theres not much you can do. I used to go into the gym and just workout aimlessly and shes helping me figure out what muscles I can really stretch and build tension to in order to build that muscle because I never really knew I could do that.

Gibson Linnehan, a senior at Princeton Day School, lifts weight during a workout at Van Horne Park in Princeton on Thursday morning. Linnehan, who is committed to play lacrosse at Providence College, has had to find alternate ways of training since fitness centers and school facilities have been shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Kyle Franko/ Trentonian Photo)

On this morning at Van Horne Park, Linnehan and Princeton High junior Will Doran, another lacrosse player, go through a workout which includes deadlifts. Samad has dumbbells, kettlebells, plates and a pair of 100-pound horse stall mats placed near the baseline of an outdoor basketball court as she puts the boys through their paces.

As athletes, were used to lifting because we know thats part of the game, Doran said, but to come out here and lift with purpose and know exactly what youre hitting and why, its important to do this whether it be injury prevention or building strength.

I love working with the younger athletes, too, Samad said. One of my pet peeves when I was working collegiate was getting athletes coming in who had experience lifting, but they didnt have a good coach working with them. Its easier to take somebody who has a clean slate and teach them to do something correctly. Its hard to take somebody who has built bad habits and try to change them.

Both Linnehan and Doran are glad to be active after missing out on the spring season.

It was a definitely a huge hit in the spring when everything was shut down and there were no options, Doran said. Over the summer, in terms of outdoors activities, that loosened up and we were able to get some tournaments in on the club circuit. Something like weight lifting is hard to come by with the proper equipment and proper coaching.

Thats how Samad can help.

Ive always been into fitness and athletics, she said. I always knew I wanted to work with athletes and helping their performance.

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Arlington: 5 Fitness Classes To Try At The Beacon Recreation Center – Patch.com

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September 24, 2020

The Beacon Recreation Center's recent grand opening has brought an array of fitness classes and workout options to Southeast Arlington to meet the needs of community members of all ages and abilities. From relaxing yoga to challenging strength training and cardio, all visitors are sure to find a class suited for them at The Beacon. All classes offered at The Beacon will provide appropriate modifications to allow every person, regardless of ability, to participate in the class.

The Beacon Recreation Center is located at 1100 Mansfield Webb Rd. Facility hours are Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday 12-6 p.m. To find out more call 817-575-8340. Register online here!

Here are 5 unique fitness classes you'll want to try at The Beacon:

This fun and engaging youth class will teach and train kids in proper athletic movement patterns, bodyweight exercises, resistance training, and interactive social skills. This is a great environment for youth to learn and experience fundamental exercise techniques while having a great time and making friends! Classes will be grouped by ages 7-10 and 11-13.

One of the most versatile full-body workouts is now available at The Beacon TRX Suspension training! TRX Suspension exercise equipment is incredibly dynamic and useful, and can accommodate any age or ability and provide an effective workout for a wide range of muscle groups. The TRX class will include a total body program and serve as a great low-impact exercise option for any skill level.

The Beacon's Resistance Training class will help those who are looking to build muscle, increase tone, and learn how to properly and effectively implement resistance training into their exercise routine. Led by experienced fitness coaches who are able to modify any workout, RT Strength will allow participants to train within their own ability but also have the option to increase or decrease exercise difficulty as needed. The Beacon also offers RT55+ for those over the age of 55 who would like to train balance, coordination, cardio, and strength in a safe and engaging environment.

We hope to see you at The Beacon Recreation Center soon to try one of these engaging and fun activities!

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Um, Ciara’s Workout Routine After Baby No. 3 Is Nothing Short Of Fitness Goals – Women’s Health

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In news that'll surprise none of her stans: Ciara loves a good challenge. (I mean, were you one of the 11 million people who saw her slay this viral dance to Drake's "In My Feelings"?) Girl has the self-confidence to follow through with anything she puts her mind to. She once told Harper's Bazaar: "You can do whatever you want if you believe in itperiod."

At 14, setting a lofty goal for herself meant getting a record deal (which she did two years later) and selling at least three million copies of her first album. (She sold five mil, no big deal.) And today, at 34, she has her sights set on a different target: Leveling up her fitness again after giving birth to her third child, a boy named Win, at the end of July. (Ciara also has an older son, Future, who was born in 2014, and a daughter, Sienna, who was born in 2017.)

A couple weeks ago the singer took to her Instagram account to share with her followers that she's started working out again with one specific aim: "48lbs to go! Starting the game plan tomorrow!! P.s. dont know how easy its going be considering 3 babys now! Going to work really hard at this! Lets go Mammas ," she wrote.

To put that into perspective, Ciara is 5'7" and her goal weight is approximately 137 pounds, down from 205 lbs., which is how much she appears to have weighed when she gave birth, based on the intel she shared on social. (She'd already lost 20 lbs. at the time of her post.) That would put her body mass index (BMI) at about a 22, which is in the range that's associated with the lowest risk for chronic disease like diabetes and cancer, according to the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

After her second pregnancy, Ciara shared with Cosmopolitan that she split up her training sessions throughout the day in order to fit them in to her understandably busy schedule: "It was kind of like, wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back in, breastfeed, eat another meal, go train, then come back, have another meal, and then a third training session at night. It was a good challenge, one I set for myself, not for anyone else. Taking care of myself makes me feel really good. And I want to keep it sexy too, you know."

It's unclear if Ciara's following the same type of program this time around. But since sharing her new fitness goal on her 'gram earlier this month, she's been posting snippets of her workout routine to her stories. TBH, it's impressive, and not just for a new mom. Here's what we've learned so far about Ciara's workout routine these days.

1She's back training with Decker Davis.

Davis is the personal trainer to not just Ciara, but her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, too. Together, they lean heavily into cross training, switching up Ciara's workouts between Tabata, plyometrics, strength training, and cardio, according to People.

2Ciara consistently works out multiple times per week.

Okay, we're not tracking Ciara's social media accounts everyday, but enough to see that she seems to be following the same workout advice she did after her second pregnancy: Consistency counts!

In the same interview with People following Sienna's birth, Ciara shared that while she used to just work out when she wanted to get in shape for a performance or photoshoot, her mindset toward training really shifted as she got older and started having kids.

Now, she trains regularly, four times per week, at least, and says that she's seen major results with this shift: "What I learned by having that daily commitmentand it doesnt mean that I go in the gym every day, because you need to let your body recoverbut when I started to become more consistent, I realized how much better I felt, and how much easier my workouts became because it wasnt so aggressive. Thats game-changing on the body and the mind. I feel like I can conquer the world on the days I work out, and its very rewarding," she said.

3She strength trains with resistance bands.

While we'll never knock dumbbells or other free weights when it comes to strength training. You can totally get stronger using resistance bands. This is especially true if you use them for your upper body, like Ciara is doing with these rows. Recent research in the Journal of Human Kinetics finds that bands are even better at recruiting muscle fibers than free weights because they create more instability.

4She doesn't dread the tread.

Treadmill workouts are one way that Ciara is getting in her cardio training during quarantine. She shared an Instagram story recently of herself in action. In the video, she sings: "It's Monday FUNday? Nahhh, it's Monday RUNday! Ayyyy, let's get it!" We'd say, she's off to a good start.

5Rowing workouts are a part of Ciara's fitness routine RN.

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Racquet sports: A good way to ramp up your fitness – KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com

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Lubbock, TX If youre looking for a really good workout to get your heart pumping and strengthen your legs, arms and your core, you cant do much better than tennis. Thats according to a study by scientists at Harvard, who call it one of the most perfect workouts. They found that because tennis matches incorporate a lot of bursts of energy coupled with moments of rest, its considered an HIIT, or high-intensity interval training. Tennis and other racquet sports boost cardiovascular health because you engage your core, upper and lower-body muscle groups. A tennis match also burns twice the amount of energy you would during your nightly brisk quarantine stroll. A separate Australian study found that tennis also contributes to better aerobic capacity, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, enhanced metabolic function, increased bone density and lower body fat. Need more? It also improves flexibility and quickens reflexes.

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Explore East Bay program steps up fitness and fun – Traverse City Record Eagle

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TRAVERSE CITY The more the merrier is the refrain to the new Explore East Bay walking initiative.

East Bay Charter Townships program invites area citizens to improve their fitness and well-being this fall while discovering eight local parklands.

I hope people will learn something new about parks in their backyard, said Jake Myers, Township Planning and Zoning intern and program coordinator.

Each week between Sept. 7 and Nov. 1 the program features a different East Bay Township park. Walkers record their daily steps and minutes spent exploring wetlands, wildlife habitat, forest lands, river valleys and community assets. Some parks are popular picnic and play spots, and others are hidden gems. Walkers may submit photos of the weeks featured park for the chance to display their image on the township website.

Myers said the program offers an outlet for those missing structured physical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I suspect people are excited to take part in something with direction and goals again, he said.

If you cant get to the gym, its good motivation to focus on your health.

Week one of Explore East Bay beckoned walkers to Grace MacDonald Park, one of the townships most visited parks. The 42-acre recreational area includes trails, ball fields and game courts, a new pickle ball court, grills, picnic tables, playground equipment and a Little Library.

Week two showcased the 80-acre Holiday Woodlands Preserve acquired by the Township last year. The preserve was established thanks to a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund $584,800 grant. It incorporates an additional 65 acres of natural land straddled between the preserve and the Mt. Holiday Ski Area.

Week three offers opportunity to seek tranquility at Brown Bridge Quiet Area where 6-plus miles of trails offer scenic Boardman River vistas.

The secluded Reffitt Nature Preserve owned and managed by Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy marks week four. High water levels have closed much of the trail, but GTRLC spokesperson Jennifer Jay said the situation provides an opportunity to view the impact of Great Lakes water levels on the watershed and wildlife.

Its no secret this is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Jay said. But people sometimes think only of the beaches and dunes and forget the woodlands and wetlands. Youll see new things and its exciting.

Week five links walkers to the Vasa Pathway in the Pere Marquette Forest. Its 20-plus mile network is one of the jewels of the regions trail system. Killingsworth Park takes the spotlight on week six. The park is a favorite of dog owners who enjoy sharing a hike with their canine pal.

The 10.5-mile urban TART Trail highlights week seven. Its an open gym, 24/7 and 365 days a year, said TART spokesperson Brian Beauchamp. Use it to get to the library, grocery store or beach and tie it into things in your day to day life.

Beauchamp also suggests people explore the sun and planets installations. David Kirby designed the display which stretches along the TART Trail from Hull Park to Bunker Hill Road.

Walkers conclude Explore East Bay with a visit to the 80-acre Pines Park. The park features paved trails and birding opportunities.

Explore East Bay received funding through the Building Healthy Places Greenscape Improvement Project Grant from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan and support from the Michigan Recreation and Park Association. The mPark Walk Michigan helped develop the initiative.

Im excited for people to learn about the parks in the township, Myers said. Sometimes they can be hiding in plain sight.

Anyone may register for the program at eastbaytwp.org/exploreeastbay. The website includes a physical self-assessment, warm-up exercises, walking tips, guidance for beginner, intermediate and advanced walkers and a progress chart.

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Amazon Takes On Peloton With Connected Fitness Prime Bike – Benzinga

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[Update: Amazon has since deniedany involvement with Echelon's fitness bike. Original story below.]

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is launching a partnership with Echelon for a new low priced fitness bike.

What Happened: Echelon is launching the Amazon exclusive EX-Prime Smart Connect Bike, which will also be called the Prime Bike. This marks the first connected fitness products from Amazon.

The bike has the perfect balance of sleek aesthetics, cutting-edge technology and reasonable pricing," according to the press release.

We were built on the idea of attainable fitness for everyone. The Prime Bike was developed in collaboration with Amazon, aiming to create an amazing, connected bike for less than $500 and its proven to be a phenomenal match, said Echelon President and CEO Lou Lentine.

Why Its Important:Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ: PTON) has seen shares rise 234% year to date, as membership rises due to a stay-at-home shift amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Peloton has a series of connected bikes and treadmills and sells a monthly subscription product.

The $500 price point is significantly lower than Pelotons Bike, which is now $1,895, after a price cut from $2,245.

The Prime Bike will come with a 30-day free trial membership to Echelon United, which provides live and on-demand classes andalso includes scenic rides for users. The membership also includes live leaderboards and overall progress trackers.

More About Echelon: Echelon sells fitness bikes, rowers, and fitness mirrors. The company debuted a connected bike in 2017 and had a similar $500 connected bike partnership with Wal-Mart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Echelons cheapest non-partnered bike is $839.98.

Echelon announced in August it had hired Dave Reiseman, the former Chief Marketing Officer from Golds Gym International, to lead marketing efforts. Kevin Custer, a former director of production at Peloton, was hired to lead premium content for Echelon.

What's Next: This adds to the growing competition for Peloton, which now includes Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and its Fitness+ product and KKR & Co (NYSE: KKR) funded Zwift, who was just valued at over $1 billion.

Shares of Peloton are down 3% in pre-market trading to $91.95. Amazon shares are trading 2% higherto $3,013.25.

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Peloton and 9 Other Fitness Stocks on a Winning Streak Right Now – MSN Money

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The value of fitness company Peloton has more than tripled thus far in 2020. Some of that can likely be attributed to the way that the pandemic has forced more people to stay at home for their workouts. There is also likely a renewed focus on health and wellness being driven by the news. That will have some investors wondering which fitness stocks could give them a chance to hop onto this trend. To help you understand what the investing landscape looks like in this industry, heres a glimpse at some of the publicly traded companies that might give you a chance to cash in on a trend toward more fitness and better health among Americans. And with each stock is a review of how it has performed in 2020 and what its highest and lowest prices have been in the last year. Here are the stocks that make money by trying to help people feel good. Last updated: Sept. 22, 2020

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Fitness influencer shows how ‘before and after’ photos are manipulated – Fox News

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The Internet is full of lies.

A fitness coachrecently showed off how deceptive before and after photos can be on social media. She shared a picture thatappears to show her at two different weights, but she says thats not the case.

Anjuli Mack posted a side-by-side image on her Instagram page that appears to show hertrading in a big belly for a toned midsection. According to her, however, these two pictures were only taken moments apart from each other.

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She says she simply let her stomach hang loose in the first one and then sucked it in for the second. This gives the illusion that she is in better shape in one photo, even though the only difference is how shes holding her stomach and the pose shes standing in.

Mack explains that she did this to explain the deceptiveness of before and after pictures. According to her post, Companies prey on people desperate for a quick fix but in reality, this is just puffing out andthen sucking in.

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Her post continues to explain that she often gets messages from people asking why their stomachs look bloated at the end of the day, or that they have rolls when they sit down and they cant rid of them.

Social media and magazines are not real life, she wrote. It is curated to what someone wants you to see. You will never see 100% of someone's life online.

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Her post also states that she wouldnt be surprised if fad diet, keto detoxes and random overseas supplement companies steal her photo and use it to promote their own agenda.

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Rescue To Host Fitness Class to Benefit Area Felines – citysuntimes

Posted: September 23, 2020 at 9:58 am


Fearless Kitty Rescue is creating an outlet for people to work out while supporting the nonprofit an hour-long class taught by an experienced fitness instructor.

The event will be hosted by instructor Lisa Cargill, Saturday, Sept. 26, 89am, at the Fearless Kitty Rescue backyard (the back parking lot): 16832 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills.

All levels of skill and all ages are welcome. There will be a limit of 25 people to comply with safe social distancing guidelines. There will be no exercises that require sitting on the ground, but participants can bring mats if they wish. Masks are required. Except (participant choice) during classes.

The cost is $15 per person and all proceeds will go to the cats and kittens of Fearless Kitty Rescue.

Interested participants can register online: fearlesskittyrescue.org/fitness-for-felines.

There will be a water station and a boutique table where people can buy logo items and selected merchandise from the boutique.

Kim Kamins, CEO, said, We are testing this out as a potential monthly event. If we get enough interest, we will move to a regular schedule.

She added, There are 10 stations that the instructor will be laying out with a few fun cat props thrown in the mix. And, a bag of cat toys will be given to all paid attendees.

Participants are encouraged to dress in their best cat gear anything to make it a festive workout.

For more information visit fearlesskittyrescue.org.

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Gyms and fitness centers hit hard by Honolulus reopening strategy – KHON2

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HONOLULU (KHON2) Under Mayor Kirk Caldwells new reopening strategy gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to open, but only for outdoor exercise and at limited numbers.

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The caution for indoor training comes after two Oahu gyms were linked to clusters of COVID-19 cases back in July.

Before the second stay-at-home order went into effect, Parado Power Personal Training owner Blake Parado upgraded his facility to make it compliant with the guidelines.

We invested money and tried to follow all the protocols, we actually tried to exceed the protocols, Parado said.

He says he now has to take things week by week to see if his business can survive until tier two, where they can go back indoors with just 25% capacity. Thats followed by tier three at 50% capacity.

Group fitness classes are allowed to have 5 people outdoors in the first tier, including the instructor. In tier two, 10 people are allowed outdoors and five indoors. The indoor allowance increases to 10 in tier three. For tier four, 25 people are allowed indoors and outdoors.

In each tier, face coverings and/or social distancing are required.

For now, gyms have to be creative.

We fortunately have a lot of parking at our gym right outside, Parado said. So I feel like they allow us, and we get the ok to block out a few stalls. A lot of our equipment is easy to move like kettlebells, dumbbells, and medicine bars so we can easily push them outside of the gym.

Kids have been couped up indoors without school, parks, or sports.

Personal trainer Kenny Patton, who works extensively with young athletes, is keeping his classes online.

Its kind of unpredictable right now and with the tiers now its kind of a little bit better so now I can kind of plan a little bit more, Patton said.

Outdoor organized sports with a permit arent allowed until tier four. Outdoor sports without a permit are allowed five people in tiers one and two, 10 people in tier three, and 25 people in tier four.

We do weekly challenges so they compete against themselves and kid against each other, and Im trying to get to the understand like whats not complain, Patton said. These are the cards were dealt, lets just get better.

No matter the age, and with gym options so limited, there are ways to get exercise in. Both Patton and Parado recommend doing so slowly to begin to avoid injury.

If you can try to get outside going for walks, it may not seem the same as going to the gym but at least better than nothing, Parado said.

Do 20-30 minutes a day, nothing crazy, Patton said. You got to get started somewhere. Theres yoga classes. Theres all kinds of things on YouTube that you can do.

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