We are pleased to announce that WOW! Norwood will be the first of our clubs to launch WOW! Body Barre! This exciting new class combines cardio, toning, abs, and flexibility all in one workout! Click Here to view Norwood’s Group-X schedule for class dates and times. Our other clubs will be adding Body Barre to their schedules, so keep checking back for updates!
Get ready for the “NEW Work Out World!” We are excited to announce that our Fall River location will be the next to receive brand new equipment! We have ordered many new pieces of equipment—from strength to cardio machines—and are excited to bring some change to Fall River. Stay tuned for more exciting club news and updates on the new equipment! Click Here to Join Online now at Fall River!
Stretching is extremely important before exercising. It can help prevent injury, increase range of motion, and much more. Specifically, there are certain stretches you should do before running on the treadmill. After warming up, start with a simple calf stretch. Place your toe against a wall, your heel on the ground, and straighten your leg. Push forward using your back leg, and hold for 30-45 seconds before switching legs. Watch this video to see more stretches to do before running.
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Eating the right foods after a workout is a crucial step in helping you reach your goals. Choosing to eat a greasy cheeseburger right after an intense exercise session is usually not the best choice. Your body needs to absorb the right kind of protein and carbohydrates in order to replenish your tired muscles. It is recommended to eat within 45 minutes of working out, because your body is more prone to absorption.
One of the pillars of post-workout nutrition is lean protein. When you work out, you are breaking down muscle tissue. Eating protein within the appropriate window of time after exercising releases necessary amino acids into your bloodstream that help to restore muscles and encourage them to grow. Some great sources of lean protein are chicken, tuna, eggs, lean cuts of beef, and protein powder. A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition stated that twenty grams of protein is an optimal amount to consume after a workout. Lastly, it is widely recommended to avoid fats immediately after working out, because it slows down the digestion of protein and carbohydrates.
Carbs usually have a bad reputation, but they are essential to post-workout nutrition. Glucose gets stored in your body as glycogen, which is used as fuel while exercising. Afterward, it is necessary to restore glycogen with carbohydrates to prevent muscle breakdown. It is recommended to eat fast-digesting carbohydrates that will be absorbed quicker, such as products that contain the natural sugar dextrose. This could include fruits like pineapple and high-starch foods like potatoes, breads, grain cereals, and pasta. Eating around 30-40 grams of carbohydrates after a workout, or about twice the amount of protein you eat, is a popular recommendation.
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If you’re looking for a workout that will sculpt, tone, and burn calories, you should consider Pi-Yo Strength. Pi-Yo Strength combines Pilates and yoga at high speeds. While most Pilates and yoga classes focus on long and concentrated poses, Pi-Yo Strength breaks the mold by speeding up these poses so you’re in constant movement. The Pilates moves tone your muscles and strengthen your core, while the yoga poses increase your flexibility, and the fast speeds of these movements lead to increased fat-burning levels. Although it’s high intensity, Pi-Yo Strength is a great fitness option for people of all ages and body types. It offers a low-impact workout solution for those who are tired of suffering from the aches and injuries that many high-impact workouts cause.
At WOW! Work Out World, we offer Pi-Yo Strength classes to all of our Platinum Members. Click Here to find the location nearest you and to join online today!
We are pleased to announce that the all-new Norwood is on its way! In just a few short weeks we will open our doors to this brand new state-of-the-art facility! Stay tuned for updates as we progress further!
While the Internet provides individuals with an abundance of fitness tips and tricks, it can be difficult to determine which techniques and advice will work for you. There is no magic trick that will allow everyone to drop weight with ease, but certain tips and the right fitness facility can help you achieve your goals.
Skip the Snooze Button
Everyone enjoys sleep, but a morning workout is one of the best ways to increase fat-burning levels. Exercising in the morning revs up your metabolism so that you’re burning through the calories you consume during the day. A morning fitness routine has also been shown to improve your quality of sleep and cognitive functions, and also leads to healthier eating choices throughout the day.
Increase Your Workout Intensity
Making it to your health club is sometimes the most difficult part of the fitness routine, but it is important to remember that high-intensity workouts are crucial when trying to burn fat. Alternating between high- and low-intensity levels taps into more fat stores so you burn more total calories. This also causes your metabolism to function at a higher level, so you’ll continue to burn fat for hours after your workout.
Cardio alone may seem like enough, but it is important to incorporate strength training into your fitness routine. Like interval training, lifting weights also taps into more fat stores, which means you burn more calories. Strength training also allows you to focus on specific muscles, leading to a more sculpted and toned physique.
If you want to start applying these fat-burning tips, stop by any of our convenient WOW! locations today!