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What's Your Passion?

Greetings!  This week while at the gym I was thinking about Spring and Summer and how my favorite activities are right around the corner.  Running, hiking, and biking to name a few (hence the CB South Fitness logo).

I certainly recognize that this area has unlimited possibilities for adventure that far exceed these three.  That is what makes CB such an amazing place to live - we can be active in a hundred different ways and never get bored!

That being said, we have some members that have their favorite workouts nailed down to prepare them for Spring, and then there are others who are doing the same series of exercises they have been for the last several months...maybe the last several years.  

Part of what's exciting for me as a gym owner is that we are able to help our members strength train and condition for outdoor activities that define them at their best.  Targeted exercises at the gym can help an athlete avoid injury, boost endurance, and if all goes well - impress themselves on the trail! 

In the coming weeks we will post workouts for members interested in doing more targeted training, as it pertains to their outdoor play.   CB South Fitness wants to be THE place that you go to workout.  We have the equipment to get the job done, a convenient location, and awesome hours (open EVERYDAY, 5am- 10pm).  I will post new workouts here on the updates page as well as at the gym on the bulletin board.  Keep a lookout! 

ALSO - Run Club is coming together and we have a new Facebook page to kick it off!  Please join the public group for CBH3 if you are a runner, and like to have a good time.  More information to come but that doesn't mean you shouldn't join the group ASAP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/918866528289422/?fref=ts )

For those interested in a personal trainer, individual or group setting, we have you covered.

We hope to be the place you train and to help you succeed in your passion!

See you at the gym. 

-Kristin

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Stronger

Today, while working out, I started thinking about the progression of things since we opened the doors of CB South Fitness.  It had not occurred to me that during the weeks of opening the gym, and in making sure that things went smoothly for our members, that I was also working out more than I had in years.

A few weeks ago, a friend who is a personal trainer, put together a total body workout program for me.  For the first time in my life my workouts are organized, balanced, and I am doing them with more consistency than ever before (3x per week). From box squats, to Romanian deadlifts, bench press, and dumbbell step-ups (using the plyo box), bent over barbell-row, lateral pull downs, and a fun alteration to traditional bicep curls, my workouts stay interesting and most importantly, challenging.  I forgot to mention the best part - that each week I am adding 5lbs extra to my bar from the week before!  Adding weights in a progression is something that has never been part of my workout regimen, and I am so glad that it is now.  From bending over to pick up my 2-year old and feeling the strength in my back and arms, to how solid I am on my feet when I attempt to be the ultimate skier (notice I said “attempt”- I have a long way to go!), I feel better about everyday movements, and recreational sports, thanks to the dedication to my workouts.

Living in Crested Butte, there are a million reasons to be outside enjoying the beautiful winter wonderland that we all know and love.  But when time is limited, or you are looking for more than a cardio workout, get to the gym.  Even a 20-minute weight training session counts! 

For those of you that are not members, or have not been by to check out the gym, we have several posters on the walls with various exercises, stretches and movements so that things stay fun, and workouts can change regularly (if you want them to).  For some, this can mean adding new exercises to your ‘routine’ and challenging new muscle groups.  If you are up to the task, put together a workout sheet to help you track each exercise and weight, and then start increasing the weight slightly every couple of weeks.  Or at best, work with personal trainer, Tim Skafidas.  Personal trainers can build you a custom workout plan, to satisfy your personal fitness goals. We have an awesome local trainer at our fingertips, with 20 years experience, at a great price!  

In closing, I still have a long way to go, but each week the confidence builds as the weight increases, and I feel great!  

Happy Lifting.

*To inquire about training with Tim Skafidas please contact us and we will put you in touch, or you can check out the Training & Services page on our website!  Right now, 20% discounts on couples training sessions!

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New Stairmaster Stepmill to arrive this week at the gym!

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As a late Christmas present CB South Fitness will be welcoming the newest piece of cardio equipment to the family later this week....the Stairmaster stepmill! 

Many of you may have noticed the 'coming soon' sign with a photo posted on the wall at the gym, but for those that haven't, we have been patiently waiting the stepmills arrival since before our opening day!  It will be well worth the wait, and if you haven't ever been on one I would highly suggest giving it a shot.  This is the best equivalent to simulating an actual hike up one of our mountains here in CB when it is negative digits outside and most want to hibernate in their cozy mountain homes.  Keep those legs warm and strong by getting down to CB South Fitness and giving the Stairmaster stepmill a shot!