SuperSpeed Golf Training

December 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Classes
The Men’s SuperSpeed Golf Training System is the perfect way to add up to 30 more yards to your drive! This system will help you increase the speed and power of your golf swing by 5% to 8% in as little as 4-6 weeks of regular practice. Get ready to crush the ball off the tee and leave your competitors in the dust!

2018 Top Fitness Trends – ACSM

December 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Health and Wellness
Despite Fears, Fitness Pros Name HIIT Top Trend for 2018

INDIANAPOLIS— No pain, no gain? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is forecast as next year’s most popular trend in fitness. HIIT training is made up of bursts of all-out exercise followed by short periods of rest for recovery. The fitness trends forecast was released in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018: The CREP Edition” published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®.

“High intensity interval training has been a consistently high-ranking trend on the forecast in recent years, appearing in the top three since 2014,” said Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, president of ACSM and the lead author of the survey and associate dean in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University in Atlanta. “Even though survey respondents warned of a relatively higher risk of injury associated with HIIT, it continues to be very popular in gyms across the world.” 

Survey respondents shared that some clients are reluctant to participate in HIIT due to perceived risks, and the fitness pros often shared those concerns. So, is HIIT dangerous?

“HIIT offers participants a good workout that can be done without a lot of time or equipment,” continued Thompson. “Research shows that with proper precautions, like working with a certified personal trainer, HIIT can be a safe, effective and fun way to exercise.”

Now in its twelfth year, the survey helps the health and fitness industry make critical programming and business decisions. ACSM expanded this year’s survey to include partner organizations in the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals® (CREP), and the 4,000 respondents set a record that more than doubled that of previous years. The survey provides 40 potential trends to choose from, and the top 20 were ranked and published by ACSM. Group training jumped up four spots to the second spot. Last year’s number one, wearable technology, remained high on the list as the third most popular trend.

The top 10 fitness trends for 2018 are:

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WAC Staff Spotlight

December 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Staff Spotlight
Amanda Ballard

“Throughout my college years I was a regular in cycle and step classes.  I loved getting my workout in early in the morning with my roommate.  I never knew that I would someday be teaching classes like the ones I took back then.  Throughout my fitness journey to become stronger after having my kids, I found my passion in group exercise classes and personal training.  I pursued certification in cycling and several Mossa programs and am now an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.  I believe we are all on a fitness journey of some type and enjoy motivating others to have a great experience as well.”

Amanda currently teaches Group Ride at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean Yours Might Be Too High Now

December 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Lifestyle
From NBC News | by Maggie Fox
Heart experts released new guidelines for blood pressure on Monday and that means millions more Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Anyone with blood pressure higher than 130/80 will be considered to have hypertension, or high blood pressure, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology said in releasing their new joint guidelines.

“It’s very clear that lower is better,” said Dr. Paul Whelton of Tulane University, who chaired the committee that wrote the guidelines.

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Massage and You

December 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Member Spotlight
When is the last time you had a massage? Last week? (yeah right…)  Last month? (I wish…) How about last year? Do you even remember the last time you got one? Did you know that massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being and be an important part of your health maintenance plan?

Massage is defined as the manipulation of the soft tissues in the body with the hands or an instrument for therapeutic purposes. It is designed to reduce pain and inflammation, increase range of motion, relieve stress, relax the body and sedate the nervous system.

The physical manipulation of the body’s soft tissues creates two major physical effects; the relaxation of the muscles, tendons and ligaments releases nerves and deeper connective tissues, and also increases blood and lymph circulation.

One of the earliest practices known to mankind, to relieve pain and discomfort, is massage. When you think about it, your natural instinct when your muscles ache or you have any pain, is to touch, press and rub that area to get relief. Nowadays, massage is being recommended more and more along with standard treatments for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies have found massage is helpful for:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • TMJ
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
These are just a few of the benefits of massage. With regular massage, you can lower your blood pressure, reduce muscle tension, sleep better, enhance your exercise performance, improve your cardiovascular health and promote relaxation. The list of reasons to get a massage on a regular basis goes on and on.

Here at Wildwood Athletic Club, our Licensed Massage Therapists specialize in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Oncology Massage, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release.  In addition to those services, LMT Dawn Jones offers Prenatal Massage and Medi-Cupping as a specialty service.

There’s more to massage than just a way to indulge or pamper yourself. It’s a way to take charge of your health and well-being! Call Wildwood Athletic Club at 419-539-0235 to schedule your massage today!

Healthy Holiday Eating: Yes, It’s Possible!

December 1st, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Lifestyle

Celebrating the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy and enjoy the festivities.

Click here for helpful tips and some simple swaps provided by ProMedica Dietitian Chloe Plummer.