This weeks class schedule is as follows:
Bootcamp: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30am & 7pm— there will be no classes on Thursday, please have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Please register ahead of time for the 5:30am bootcamp class by calling us (626) 252-8205. If you wish to join the 7pm class, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to register if you are new.
Yoga: Monday evening at 8m. No Thursday class this week because of the holiday! Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to register if you are new.
Zumba: No class this week- We’ll see you next week!
We are looking forward to a great week at Summit Fitness! Please feel free to call or email us us if you have any other questions!
We are happy to announce that we’ll be adding a second Yoga class to our schedule! The class will be Thursday evenings at 8pm.
Our new Yoga Schedule is now Monday and Thursday evenings at 8pm, feel free to bring your friends and try your first class for free. Our instructor, Mandy, has over 15 years of experience so you won’t want to miss out!
Summit is now a certified Fit For Birth facility! Are you pregnant or postpartum? We highly recommend you contact us about a training program- there has never been a better time to start!
What are some of the benefits of exercise during and after pregnancy? These barely scratch the surface but here’s a start:
Breathing- using the diaphragm as the primary muscle to strengthen the core, prevent/fix tearing of the abdominal wall (diastasis-recti) and reduce stress for both Mom and baby.
Exercise- focus on creating a strong foundation to help fix/prevent onset of pregnancy related pain. Rehabilitation after C-section, episiotomy, diastasis-recti, focus on endurance for labor/Birth and recovery afterwards
Thoughts- guided imagery and empowerment training to prepare for labor and birth, meditation to help with stress. A stressed Mom passes the stress onto the baby through hormonal imbalances. This is not an optimal situation for bringing a healthy human into the world!
Nutrition- learn the benefits of eating healthy for you and your baby’s development, guidelines for healthy weight gain during and weight loss after
If you have had children, you are forever postpartum- make sure your exercise program addresses any weakness or trauma to your core and pelvic floor!
Did you know we have Monday night yoga?? Class is at 8pm with our fabulous instructor, Mandy. Drop in is $12 and we have multi- class punch card specials! Feel free to call or email us for more information:
From “Your World Within”, here’s a fantastic reminder to us all
I can’t stress enough the importance of diaphragmatic breathing. How is diaphragm breathing different than how we normally breathe? Good question!
Take a few breathes and notice if you feel them in your chest or abdomen. If you feel them in your chest, try to focus them down to your abdomen. Think of the area below your belly button expanding on your inhale and returning on your exhale. Do you notice how unnatural this feels at first? It’s ok! That is your diaphragm beginning to work. Most of us have diaphragms that are asleep and when they aren’t functioning, our core stabilization goes out the window.
The diaphragm is important to core function because it activates our deep core stabilizers. More on this later! .
Diaphragm breathing also helps decrease stress, muscle tension (especially neck and shoulders), and increases your bodies ability to expel waste through more efficient breathing. Sounds like 3 solid reasons to begin working on your breathing, right?!
For now, here are a few progressions for you to try getting your breathing under control. Try to focus on a controlled tempo- 3 counts in and 3 counts out without holding your breathe. .
Feel free to ask any questions you may have!