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A Word From Jackie

What a whirlwind summer this has been in 2019!  It was a bit of a late beginning, but then we enjoyed lovely weather, fantastic new businesses popping up throughout the county, record visitors, and best of all–you, our valued MLF members making time for regular workouts here at the club! The following three months will…

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Calendar at a Glance

September September 16th – Registration for Circuit for the Stars Event (Sat. October 12th) September 18th – Wednesday, 7AM Short Cycle begins again September 20th – Registration for Ski Preparation Program begins September 23rd – 14-Day Free Trial Membership begins October October 6th – 14-Day Free Trial Membership ends October 12th – Circuit for the…

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Where’s Your Head? ~ The Mind-Muscle Connection

While many of us are familiar with the mental health improvements and increase in serotonin and endorphins provided by physically working out, the idea that the focus of our mind during our workout improves our bodies’ physical response to the workout is less frequently discussed. You’ve likely heard of the concept “mind over matter”. The theories…

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Working Out with a New Tattoo:

The tattoo The tattooing process is simple. There is a needle with ink that pierces skin between 50 and 3 thousand times per minute! The needle will penetrate the first and second layer of the skin called epidermis and dermis. The same needle leaves the ink within the dermis. If the needle falls short of…

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Cardio Junkies—Take Note!

No, this is not going to be yet another article touting the benefits of high intensity interval training (I.e. HIIT) at the expense of longer, slow distance aerobic training—although there are many benefits to both.  Nor is the content going to hammer home the point that one needs to incorporate muscular strength/endurance and flexibility training…

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New at THE BLEND ~ Shakes to Improve your Wellness

Introducing our new shakes; Matcha Lite Peach Slim Acai Blast Key Lime Sublime All of our new shakes have at least twenty grams of protein to help you refuel and recover after your workout. Listed here are a few of the benefits of these new shakes. Matcha tea is full of antioxidants, it may help…

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Performance Primer

So, you walk into your group exercise class or personal training session and complete your workout adequately.  Your body is responding, but it seems to be more slowly than you would expect and you begin to wonder why this is the case when you feel that further progress should have been made at this point. …

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ONE HOUR REJUVENATION with HOT STONES and ESSENTIAL OILS

A Basic massage here at Mountain Life Fitness is quite luxurious!  On the table you will experience over 20 soothing rocks applied to your muscles and 9 essential oils “rain-dropped” along key spots of your back, neck and feet.   Each alone is enough, as well as the essential human touch of a therapists hands, however…

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Is this Exercise Right for You?

There are ten questions I always ask prior to performing any exercise.  These questions help to assess and analyze the risks and benefits of an exercise.  It is not about determining if an exercise is “bad”, just whether or not it is right for you based upon your limitations and goals.  As always, please consult…

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15 Reasons to Indoor Group Cycle

 While no one exercise program fits everyone’s needs, indoor group cycling is one of the most inclusive program formats in the fitness industry. If you have not had the opportunity to include an indoor group cycling program into your macro-exercise program, perhaps the following 15 reasons may convince you to take the necessary steps to…

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