Are you unsure about working out in a new gym? For most people, heading to work out at a fitness center for the first time can be intimidating—and maybe even a little bit scary.
We all want a fit and trim figure, but to have a lean body—one weighted more toward muscle than fat—that’s something to celebrate! And the way to burn not just calories, but fat, is through a combination of healthy eating and strength training.
An important variable in any weight management equation is calorie burn. While what you eat significantly affects how many kilos you carry on your figure by controlling calories in, how you exercise makes a difference in calories out. Certainly cardiovascular activities, like walking, running, cycling, and swimming can burn quite a few calories, particularly when performed at high intensities, but strength training also offers significant benefit when it comes to cutting a fine and healthy figure.
Forget flying solo when it comes to regular physical activity. Working out with friends makes the whole experience more enjoyable and more effective.
Many people, and even some doctors believe that if you have osteoarthritis, exercise will exacerbate your condition and your discomfort, but the truth is that physical activity helps relieve pain and slows the progression of this malady.
Here are 9 reasons why having strong arms, legs and core is so important, even for everyday activities, and why you might want to try one of our Curves speciality Body Basic Circuits to provide an extra boost to these areas.
Want a strong heart? One that’s able to power you through a long, healthy, and happy life? Make a date—several dates—with Curves. Strength training has a remarkable ability to tackle four key risk factors for heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. And, when done in a circuit like Curves, you also get a heart-pumping, calorie-burning cardio workout. Check it out.
You may think you know everything about Curves. It’s a 30 minute circuit for women right? Yes – you are right...but it’s so much more than you think!
Don't let the winter affect your exercise regime. Warm up your workout routine and consider the health benefits of CurvesSmart to help your fitness journey!
Balance plays a key role in performance, injury-prevention, and the pleasure you get from your favourite activities.
Take a few precautions to make sure you're not exposing yourself to germs especially while working out.
We have a tendency to sit on our glutes all day, every day, but that's not what they do best. Our glutes are imperative to accomplishing many of the movements we take for granted.
Have you ever wondered why it seems so easy for some people to stick to their workout schedule? In reality, there’s no magic or mystery involved.
Here are some great ways to treat yourself that make working towards your fitness goals more gratifying and fun.
The few months left in this year can be a great time to kick start that fitness plan. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started!
The beginning of spring is definitely a time of transition. Why not make it a goal to start on the right foot with more "Me Time".
Exercising in general is the best way to help you lose weight, tone up, and feel happy with yourself.
With CurvesSmart we offer you a precision designed workout based on your specific range of motion and strength level. Try it today!
Set yourself up to reach your goals! Make an appointment with yourself, and honour it like any other appointment.