• Race Training Exercises

    7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM | Justin

    Race Your Way to Your Best Self

    Club One is dedicated to helping you reach the finish line. Incorporate these exercises into your training and fitness regimen three times a week and you’ll be ready to race! We’re cheering you on, every step of the way.

    Get ready to stretch, move, squat, march and kick!

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  • One Medical Group Post: 4 Tweaks, Big Impact

    7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM | Emily Harrison, MD, One Medical Group

    Natural Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure: The Most Effective Exercises


    In Part One of One Medical Group’s series on natural treatments for high blood pressure, we looked at how can help reduce blood pressure. In this installment, we examine various types of exercise and the role exercise plays in treating hypertension.

    Don’t love the idea of high-intensity aerobic exercise? While it’s true aerobic activity wins the blue ribbon for blood pressure reduction, any kind of activity is better than none at all. Here are the best types of exercise for managing hypertension. 

    1. Aerobic Exercise: Best for Lowering Blood Pressure

    Aerobic exercise refers to any sustained body movement that gets your blood pumping. Aerobic exercise increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system, which, in turn, lowers blood pressure–by five points or more. A good rule of thumb: When aerobic activity makes you breathe hard, you’re working effectively.

    But you don’t have to start training for a marathon to see results. You can start slowly. Use these suggestions to incorporate aerobic body movement into your daily life.

    > Go for a walk. A dose of sunshine and fresh air is good for your mood as well as your heart. Short on time? Even a 10-minute walk can be a great de-stressor–work it into your lunch hour.

    > Dance! Sure, you can sign up for salsa lessons, but you also can also get moving in the privacy of your own home.

    > Play a team sport. Basketball, volleyball, and softball leagues offer camaraderie and competition. Tennis and racquetball require you to make an appointment...Read More

  • For Better Results, Work Out Together

    2/6/2013 11:52:00 PM | Channing Azzolino

    Why group fitness works.


    Let’s face it. We all need a dose of motivation now and then. Juggling busy schedules is challenging, and we often sacrifice “me time” to keep up with everyday life. But together, we’re one. One force to be reckon with, keeping each other accountable to our own well-being so we have the strength to be our best in life.

    For me, my workouts give me the mental strength to do my most important job–be mom. And I have you and my fellow Club One instructors to thank for that.

    Social motivation keeps workouts fun, so you’ll keep coming back for more. Here are some interesting facts about group fitness enthusiasts that show why working out together is better:

    > They come to the fitness club more often – averaging 3 visits a week
    > They want “connection” and human energy
    > They're pressed for time and are very knowledgeable about the club offerings
    > They want choices and customized programs
    > They want “fun” and a certain amount of friendly built in accountability!

    It’s our mission to provide you with best-in-class studio programming. Our class schedules are ever-evolving to meet your needs.  As always, we welcome your feedback. Please fill out a comment card and share with us the programs that you love the most!

    New to classes? We have the latest and greatest group fitness favorites, included in your membership. Check out our group fitness schedule and try a few out to find the best fit!

    Source: Mills, P., (2011). The group Exercise Impact on Club Membership, IRHSA Health Club Report.