June 2024 Newsletter

Issue 9, June 2024Download PDF

SUMMER TEEN CLASSES IN JUNE & JULY 

Please call to register in advance, space is limited. 

Sports Strength and Conditioning Class for Youth Monday and Thursday early evenings, 4-week session $200. 

Teen Group Mat/Reformer Class 

Wednesday, 4:30pm, 4-week session $106. 

ELITE 8 PLAN is a reoccurring $192 monthly fee to attend Group Reformer class 2 times per week or up to 8 classes a month. Use the ZGF App to schedule. $15 late cancel fee. 

PRIVATE GROUP REFORMER CLASS Schedule a class designed for your special group, including family, friends, business or sports teams. Call to determine availability. Full payment required in advance to reserve. 

Paul is Back to Living Life Pain Free 

It’s always a pleasure to walk into Zero Gravity Fitness, because I’m greeted with a smile from the whole team. I mostly train with Leo, but the studio has been flexible with my scheduling needs, and I have trained with other trainers who have been fantastic! 

 

Though strength training and cardio were my “go to” workouts, I have come to enjoy the challenges and benefits that come along with Pilates. I had major back surgery and attribute much of my success to Leo starting me on twice week Pilates training which focuses on core strength and flexibility. It has brought me back from a man using a walker just to get around his house, let alone function in life, to a man who is “PI-LA-TEEZ”able to walk without support.


The Comparison Trap

Falling into the comparison trap and trying to measure up to someone else or even to yourself from years past can put a damper on your motivation and allow self-judgement to creep in. Remind yourself to move forward from where you are in this moment, not where you once were or think you should be. Everyone’s journey is unique, and comparing ourselves to others is unproductive.

If you feel like you’re in the comparison trap, take
immediate action and talk with your trainer about making choices that motivate rather than discourage personal wellness. For example, a morning of social fitness, attending a group class, can provide social support and comradery. Try a private strength training session to remind yourself how physically strong you really are or schedule a private Pilates
or Yoga session for self-awareness and practice gratitude.

What is Zone 2 Cardio?

Is Zone 2 cardio good for fat loss? Yes, but only as part of a wider fitness and nutrition routine. When in Zone 2, your body leaps on fat as its primary fuel source, rather than carbohydrates. This means that you’re burning more of your calories from stored fat, which can lead to a slimmer waistline. Zone 2 is at 60 to 70 percent of your max heart rate, so it’s a low-intensity, basic endurance pace without intervals.

Zone 2 cardio as a longevity hack is catching on, with
exercisers keeping workouts in the “mellow” second heart rate zone to boost metabolism, mitochondrial function, and more. Beginners start with 20 minutes and work up to 60 and it is safe to do Zone 2 daily.

“PI-LA-TEEZ”able to walk without support. 

 

There are no words to describe how the absence of pain and no longer having to rely on and be a burden to my family and friends feels just doing simple daily activities. I like to joke with my family and I call it “Pi-La-Teez.” It’s no joke that I’m getting physically stronger, more confident and I am grateful every day. Zero Gravity makes a difference to me, especially when I walk out of the studio after a Pilates session.

Have you given us a Google review yet? Scan the QR code to submit a Google review and qualify for the free Mat Pilates Class raffle to be drawn June 30,