Class Schedule Dec. 11th-14th

Bootcamp: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am & 7pm— NEW COMMITMENT REWARDS PROGRAM!— attend 12 class in a month and receive a free one on one session with Robert or Cailin to be used by the middle of the following month — WOW!

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 & Thursday evenings at 8pm. Join us for a time of self care and relaxation. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to register if you are new.

Zumba: No Zumba this week- we will resume class next week on the 21st!

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!

New Yoga Class!

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!

Fitness for pregnancy and beyond!

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!

Zumba on Thursday’s @6pm starting Nov. 9th!

 

You asked and we made it happen! We are now offering Zumba on Thursday nights at 6pm starting November 9th! Our instructor, Gina Chirino, has 7 years of experience and is highly sought after in the local Zumba community. We are so happy to have her doing a class for us! You won’t want to miss out. Feel free to contact us for more info- check out our “Contact Us” page to reach us!

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe.

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?!
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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!