Commit to Fit | Member Spotlights

Commit to Fit | Member Spotlights

Commit to Fit

Do you have a fitness goal? Let us know here! To learn more about Commit to fit, click here.

Goals, Commitments, Community

These are our most recent members who have committed to their fitness goals.

Katheryn E.

Katheryn wants to loose 20 lbs. of fat and gain 10 lbs. of muscle. She’s well on her way to accomplishing her goals!

Sean T.

At LA Fitness every member has their own personal goals, for Sean, he wants to get stronger and gain size. We believe in you!

Eric C.

Eric is studying food and nutrition, and simply trying to stay active and fit by living a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up!

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A Look Inside VIP Rewards

A Look Inside VIP Rewards

It’s well understood that working out makes our bodies both stronger and healthier, but sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to get to the gym. Luckily, LA Fitness has developed a program for our members called VIP Rewards. For every Qualified Referral* who joins within 90 days using the VIP Guest Pass sent to their email address you will receive 1,000 points! These points can be redeemed for incredible rewards, such as an LA Fitness tote bag or an LA Fitness matte black double stainless steel bottle – helping to quench your thirst through those calorie-burning workouts. You also have the chance to earn an Apple Watch® or Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones*!

To see all VIP Rewards click here! 

But, why refer a friend? According to Fitness Health 101, “over the years, statistics have shown that individuals that work out with a partner have a higher probability of reaching their personal fitness goals.”1 When you have someone to workout with, you are more likely to be motivated to hit the gym and develop a more consistent workout schedule. Not only that, but it’s more fun! With a workout partner there is an underlying desire to challenge one another to step up your workout game. Try finding someone with a similiar fitness level as you and help encourage each other to maintain that healthy lifestyle!

In a study referenced by Men’s Fitness, “overweight people tend to lose more weight if they spend time with their fit friends—and the more time they spend together, the more weight they lose.” Interestingly enough, this works with happiness as well.3 Whatever your personal reason for working out may be, at LA Fitness you are given access to body-strengthening weights, strength and cardio equipment to help you reach your fitness goal.

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VIP Rewards is here! If you want to share a workout experience with a friend and they are not yet a member, you can sent to them. And if they join LA Fitness within 90 days of using the 14-day Guest Pass, you’ll earn 1,000 points to redeem for rewards.*

*For a full list of FAQs and Terms and Conditions regarding the LA Fitness VIP Rewards Program, including the requirements for a Qualified Referral, click here. Choice of rewards is subject to change.

 

Sources:

  1. Administrator. “Benefits of Having a Workout Partner.” FitnessHealth. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2017. <http://www.fitnesshealth101.com/fitness/general/getting-started/benefits-of-workout-partner>.
  2. Freedom, Lisa. “6 Reasons to Work Out with a Partner.” Men’s Fitness. N.p., 14 Sept. 2016. Web. 21 Mar. 2017. <http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/6-reasons-work-out-partner>.
  3. Komaroff, M.D. Anthony. “Social Networks Can Affect Weight, Happiness.” Harvard Health Blog. N.p., 29 Oct. 2015. Web. 21 Mar. 2017. <http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/social-networks-can-affect-weight-happiness-201112163983>.

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How Early Morning Workouts Can Impact Your Day

How Early Morning Workouts Can Impact Your Day

When it comes to working out, our bodies are grateful no matter the time of day! However, if you choose to exercise in the morning you may get some additional benefits. A morning workout can help influence you to choose better food options throughout the day. That’s right, pushing yourself early on may help you to be more conscious of the nutrition choices you make over the course of the day.1 By making healthier food choices, you’ll save calories overall!

Aside from eating healthier, when we exercise, our bodies are blasted with feel-good hormones known as endorphins.2 And who wouldn’t want to feel a bit happier in the morning? A good morning mindset kickstarts the rest of your day. If you’re feeling happy, that mood carries with you as your day progresses.

Understandably, a rise and grind attitude may be hard for some of us to adhere to consistently. It’s easy to want to stay in bed for that extra precious bit of sleep. But, it’s possible to achieve better long-term results if you can manage an early morning workout. Our bodies become used to routine and develop habits, which can take an average of about 66 days to develop.3 If you motivate yourself to get through the tough times, you can develop a healthy new behavior that will benefit you long-term.

Oftentimes, as the day progresses our schedules get busy, making it hard to find time to workout. If you get it done early you save yourself from the distractions that can arise throughout the day. As Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, Chief Exercise Physiologist of the American Council on Exercise once said, “by doing the bulk of exercise first thing in the morning, you get your exercise in before other distractions can intrude…because once the day gets going, it’s hard to get off the treadmill called life.”4

And for those of you coffee enthusiasts out there, a morning workout could help you cut back on caffeine by improving brain function naturally.5 However, it’s important to note that not everyone’s daily exercise ritual is going to be the same, or affect them in the same way. What is important is that you’re up and moving on your way to becoming a better, and healthier, you.

This article is sponsored by Belvita Breakfast bars. Good Morning, Energy.  For a list of hours to visit your favorite LA Fitness gym, click here.

This article should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Sources:

  1. 1. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/09/23/6-benefits-to-being-a-morning-exerciser
  2. 2. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/exercise-happiness2.htm
  3. 3. Lally, P., van Jaarsveld, C. H. M., Potts, H. W. W. and Wardle, J. (2010), How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 40: 998–1009. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.674
  4. 4. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/lose-weight-with-morning-exercise#1
  5. 5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19276839 

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Commit to Fit | Member Spotlights

Commit to Fit | Member Spotlights

Commit to Fit

Do you have a fitness goal? Let us know here! To learn more about Commit to Fit, click here.

Goals, Commitments, Community

These are our most recent members who have committed to their fitness goals.

Todd S.

“It’s a committed lifestyle.”

Denny T.

Denny’s fitness goal is to stay healthier overall. We are happy to see her stick to her goal at LA Fitness!

Josiah J.

“My fitness goals are:
– 11% body fat (from 19%)
– 160lbs (from 175lbs)
– 3:05 Marathon (or 7min pace, down from 8min)
– 4min handstand (from 1min)”

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Ready to make a commitment? Get started here.

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**Selected submissions will be featured on the LA Fitness blog and possibly other LA Fitness digital media entities & websites. By making a submission, you hereby grant LA Fitness a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable license to use and make copies of the contents of such submission for any purpose and in any medium whatsoever, and you hereby waive and relinquish any copyright or other intellectual property right you may have in the contents of such submission and your right to pursue any claim for LA Fitness’s violation of those intellectual property rights   

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