Viking of the Month June 2017 – Meet Dior!

June’s Viking of the Month is Dior! She is a Pilates client with Katina Weaver and definitely shows the characteristics of a true Pro Fitness Viking! Congratulations, Dior! We asked her a few questions about her fitness and experience at Pro Fitness Network…

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Why is physical fitness important to you?

In my mid 40’s I discovered I have several back issues.  I was in chronic pain for a few years and during that time was unable to exercise… I gained a lot of weight which compounded the problem. A friend introduced me to mat Pilates, which then lead me to look for a Pilates class and I found Pro Fitness. Fitness is important to me because as I am getting older, my body is needing more attention. It takes more work to keep myself healthy and I need to be able to exercise is a way that does not further injure my back.

Why is Pro Fitness your favorite place to achieve that fitness?

Katina!  She is beyond amazing.  I have been taking classes with her for over a year now and I cannot believe the difference. I have not lost much weight, however, I have found that I do have a core :) And I am building strength in my back in a healthy way. The classes are fabulous. I not only get a fantastic physical work out but I also get to do so in a positive environment with great people. Good conversation, laughter, support are just side benefits to the classes. I look forward to each class — even though the classes can be hard, I always leave feeling revived both physically and mentally.

I also love KDW apparel (Katina’s line of Pilates & Activewear)- just another added benefit – I do not have to go any where to shop for my work out clothes — they fit great, feel good and are fashionable. I am turning 50 this year and am doing my best to get healthy.  I really wasn’t sure how this class would go when I signed up but it has turned out to be one of the best things I have ever done.  I now take two classes a week and love them!  I am getting my body in better shape and making wonderful friends along the way.  Who could ask for more?


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Pilates at Pro Fitness!

Pilates at Pro Fitness! NEW CLIENT SPECIAL – ONLY $150 for 3 one-on-one Pilates sessions! (New clients only – one time offer. Regular price $210)

Our Pilates studio has the following apparatus: Reformers, Cadillacs, Wunda Chair, Avalon Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector. Build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. Call for your appointment with one of our Pilates instructors! (626) 799-7243pilatescollage


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We Love Our Pro Fitness Community!

One of the special parts about Pro Fitness is the community of people who have come together here – we are all making our fitness and wellness a priority in our lives! Along the way we have made some great friends. Tag someone you’ve met at Pro Fitness who has enriched your life!

 


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Carina’s Semi-Personal Training Schedule

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Here is Carina’s updated Semi-Personal training schedule! We have openings in the schedule, so if you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to join us, what are you waiting for? First time clients receive 50% OFF ONLY $52.50 for 3 semi-personal sessions (regular price is $35 per session).


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Some stretch suggestions for after your workout!

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10-20-30…Will It Make A Difference In Your Fitness?

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I ran across this article on a study completed in Denmark, regarding interval training and sticking with an interval program for the long term. Unless you are getting ready to run a marathon or some other fitness accomplishment, most of us do not think about pushing ourselves to an intense limit.

This study showed if you can incorporate an interval training in place of one of your sessions a week, there are major benefits to be experienced. The best part is holding that intensity for short bouts of time, meaning 10 seconds (not 4 minutes, as many interval workouts are structured) at a time! That’s it!

The study definitely sparked my interest in gaining better fitness from just 10 seconds at a time.

What are the benefits?

According to the article, improved health, lower blood pressure and perhaps, logging faster times when jogging, et al.

How do you do it? (excerpt from the article)

Warm up with an easy jog (or pedaling or rowing), then ease into the intervals. The 30-second portion should feel relaxed; the next 20 seconds moderately hard; and the final 10 seconds a full gallop. “The aim is to cover as much distance as possible in those 10 seconds.” 

Do five of the 10-20-30 intervals in a row without pause, then rest for two minutes by standing or very slowly walking about. Repeat the five consecutive intervals one more time, cool down, and you are done. The whole session, minus warm-up and cool-down, will have lasted 12 minutes.

If you are already in fine shape, add another set of the five uninterrupted intervals.

Rest the next day, he said, or very lightly exercise; don’t do two of the intense interval sessions in a row.

Interested in learning more? Please feel free to email me and find out how I can help you with your fitness needs.


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