June’s Newsletter is out!

Screen Shot 2017-06-19 at 12.16.46 PMJune’s newsletter is out! With our full profile of Dior, our Viking of the month, hot weather fitness tips, and some easy summer recipes, you won’t want to miss it!

Read it here —> Pro Fitness Network June 2017 Newsletter

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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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How to Keep Lactic Acid From Holding You Back!

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Most of us at one point or another have experienced muscle ache, burning, rapid breathing, nausea, and stomach pain during exercise, caused by lactic acid build up.

Our bodies utilize oxygen to break down glucose for energy during a workout; we begin to breathe faster as we attempt to get more oxygen to our working muscles. Sometimes there’s not enough oxygen available to complete the process, which results in a substance called lactate being created in our muscles. Our body can convert this lactate to energy without using oxygen, but the painful part is if the buildup happens faster than we can burn it off.

This means our body is trying to slam on the brakes, in essence, telling us to stop what we are doing; thankfully, it’s a temporary condition. There’s too much acid built up in our bloodstream, which causes the muscle fatigue and other physical discomfort during a workout.

Our bodies are intelligent machines and it’s the natural defense for the body to prevent permanent damage by slowing down the vital structures needed to preserve muscle contraction.

Once our bodies slow down, oxygen is more readily available, allowing continued aerobic metabolism and energy for the body to recover from the exercise we are doing.

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If we want to go the extra mile to ensure we are doing everything we can to prevent the buildup of lactic acid, we can manage it through diet too. Increasing our intake of magnesium, foods rich in fatty acids, and high in vitamin B, are extremely helpful to our bodies in processing lactic acid. If we really want to help we can take baking soda, because it is an alkaline substance, it helps to neutralize the lactic acid that may build up in the muscles.

 

 


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