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Group Exercise Class Standard Etiquette Guidelines

Whether it is a small or large group exercise class setting, there are a number of standard suggested etiquette guidelines to follow when attending these classes.   This week nine etiquette guidelines will be featured which may ensure you and those around you, enjoy every workout session to the fullest.  As always, prior to beginning any…

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Fun Fitness

It goes without saying that being fit requires time, commitment and hard work.  But, fitness can be fun too and this week we are going to highlight several fun ways to get fit and stay fit. As always, please consult your physician prior to beginning any exercise program. Fun Fitness Plans The partner plan– Have…

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Great Ski Season Preparation – Strongboard Squats

While there are many great fitness tools to utilize during ski and winter sport preparation such as BOSU Balance Trainers, pillow discs, Gliding discs, Slide Board, Concept 2 Ski Erg, RIP Trainer, TRX Suspension System, etc. the Strongboard is an excellent addition to your fitness tool box.  The Strongboard Balance “is comprised of four springs…

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Focus on Function – Train Bilaterally and Unilaterally

We function both bilaterally (i.e. both sides of the body) and unilaterally (i.e. one side of the body). Consequently, it is important, if we choose to function optimally, to regularly train our bodies both bilaterally and unilaterally.  This week a comprehensive Super Set Circuit designed to work bilaterally and unilaterally is featured.  As always, prior…

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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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