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FitVibe – Body Dynamics

FitVibe® fitness is a form of vibration training that works by transferring vibrations to muscles in different parts of the body causing muscles to contract and relax naturally. Contracting muscles 30-60 times a second stimulates your metabolism and will promote STIMIULATE weight loss, explosive strength, motor learning, muscular endurance and overall agility. Fitvibe® will build up physical strength, optimize mobility, and avoid injuries.

YOGA & HEALTH PROGRAMS

Synergy merges the science & philosophy of yoga into a modern day practice.
We help you develop strength and steadiness in your body, and explore your full potential in each pose in a way that meets your unique needs – using intelligent and safe alignment with breath awareness. At the same time, you will soothe your spirit and quiet your mind. Health programs are holistically designed to address, body, spirit and mind to improve health and quality of life.

BODY FORGE

Transform and develop your body with the Rec Center’s new Body Forge Fitness Program. Based on the five components of physical fitness, this program combines high intensity workouts with cardio endurance and muscular strength. This program is designed for those who have been participating in physical activity for the past 3 months, or for those who are highly motivated in making a change in their physical state. Participants will learn how to increase endurance and build muscle while incorporating a variety of workouts into their routine, such as swimming, free weights, yoga, and interval training. Sign up today to take your workout to the next level.

SUSPENSION TRAINING

The field of suspension training is a form of resistance training that includes bodyweight exercises in which a variety of multi-planar, compound exercise movements can be performed. These are done with the aim of developing strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability simultaneously

MEDITATION

While meditation is surrounded by religion, beliefs and superstitions, it is a valid body state like any other, such as arousal or sleep. By learning to meditate, you can reap the benefits of this body state which include relaxation, energy and perspective on your life. Meditation is being taken seriously by health researchers interested in stress reduction and methods to improve overall health.

Meditation is used by people interested addressing conditions such as anxiety, pain, depression, emotional problems, insomnia, and stress. Meditation is also the ultimate brain workout.

CARDIO HEALTH & ANGIOGENESIS

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the 5 major risk factors (along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity) for cardiovascular disease, as outlined by the AHA. Evidence from many scientific studies shows that reducing these risk factors decreases the chance of having a heart attack or experiencing another cardiac event, such as a stroke, and reduces the possibility of needing a coronary revascularization procedure (bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty). Regular exercise has a favorable effect on many of the established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. For example, exercise promotes weight reduction and can help reduce blood pressure. Exercise can reduce “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood (the low-density lipoprotein [LDL] level), as well as total cholesterol, and can raise the “good” cholesterol (the high-density lipoprotein level [HDL]). In diabetic patients, regular activity favorably affects the body’s ability to use insulin to control glucose levels in the blood. Although the effect of an exercise program on any single risk factor may generally be small, the effect of continued, moderate exercise on overall cardiovascular risk, when combined with other lifestyle modifications (such as proper nutrition, smoking cessation,and medication use), can be dramatic.

Benefits of Regular Exercise on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • Increase in exercise tolerance
  • Reduction in body weight
  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Reduction in bad (LDL and total) cholesterol
  • Increase in good (HDL) cholesterol
  • Increase in insulin sensitivity

There are a number of physiological benefits of exercise; 2 examples are improvements in muscular function and strength and improvement in the body’s ability to take in and use oxygen (maximal oxygen consumption or aerobic capacity). As one’s ability to transport and use oxygen improves, regular daily activities can be performed with less fatigue. This is particularly important for patients with cardiovascular disease, whose exercise capacity is typically lower than that of healthy individuals. There is also evidence that exercise training improves the capacity of the blood vessels to dilate in response to exercise or hormones, consistent with better vascular wall function and an improved ability to provide oxygen to the muscles during exercise. Studies measuring muscular strength and flexibility before and after exercise programs suggest that there are improvements in bone health and ability to perform daily activities, as well as a lower likelihood of developing back pain and of disability, particularly in older age groups. Ask about our new Angiogenesis Treatments for life extension and cardio health.