fitness goals

Don't Miss Out!! Group Training at CB South Fitness

Hello everyone! 

I was just looking back at past articles realized, yikes, it has been a long time since I have posted anything for our members!  I don't know about you, but around my work schedule and gym workouts, I have been spending as much time as possible outdoors soaking up these 80 degree days! 

I wanted to remind members, and those who have been looking at the gym, that CB South Fitness has weekly group personal training that is offered to the public.  What does "offered to the public" mean exactly?  It means that you do not need to be a member of CB South Fitness to show up for training on Wednesday's, and train with us!  You can bring a friend if you like, train one week or train every week - the choice is yours!  

The local personal trainer is Tim Skafidas, who has been a trainer and coach in CB for something like 20-years.  Tim charges an extremely fair reduced rate of $30 per group session.  Upon meeting Tim he will ask you what you would like to get out of your training, how you are feeling that day, then figure out what's best for your workout, and everyone in training gets down to business. 

All of us in Tim's group training have something different that we want to accomplish and he is especially awesome at tailoring the workout to fit our individual fitness goals. 

In addition to Wednesday's group training, Tim is currently taking on private member clients at CB South Fitness.  If you are interested, or know of someone else who is, please have them contact me for more information and to get in touch with Tim directly. 

Happy Lifting and I hope to see you soon! 

Kristin King 

Resolutions

Hello all - 

It's exciting to think about 2018!  January is a fresh start to the new year - a way to say farewell to the things that were not working or serving us in the past 12 months, and hello to the positive and healthy things we intend to incorporate going forward. 

I am looking forward to the year ahead and wanted to share a couple of the things high on my priority list.  Before that, lets look at the definition of the word "resolution". 

res·o·lu·tion

noun

a firm decision to do or not to do something.

synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan; More

New Year - New Me

Instead of resolving to "go to the gym 6-days a week", which doesn't add much value to me because of the 3-4 days that I go already, I am setting a couple of fitness goals that I know will be of benefit to me but also will be challenging enough to make a big impact on how I feel mentally, physically and emotionally. 

YOGA One Time Per Week

I'm very excited about this resolution because yoga and I have always had a bit of a love/hate relationship, and I know that I need it in my life.  I love going to yoga, because afterward I feel centered, calm, refreshed and stretched - both physically and mentally.  And then there's the pain.  You know, the kind you get when doing pigeon pose?  That one makes me feel like I could very well black out, right there, in the middle of class!

Recent aches and pains from working out have helped me draw the conclusion that after lifting weights for months and months, and not stretching, things are getting tight - like really tight.  My fear is that if I don't address the problem, I may regret it in coming years.  The last thing that I want is for my muscles to get so tight that they actually contract permanently and lose the ability to stretch and lengthen because I got lazy and stopped stretching in my mid 20's.  That was well over a decade ago for me, folks - Yikes! 

We get one body and it needs recovery and routine maintenance - especially as we get older (or so I am told by my trainer)!  :-) 

the 6-Pack Abs project (FINALLY!) 

Lately, I have been thinking about the women in my life that I admire very much from a standpoint of their drive, determination, intensity, and level of physical fitness.  These women dominate in their personal and athletic lives, and their passion for their health has always been awe-inspiring.  When I hone in on a couple of these ladies specifically, another thing that they have (that I have never had) are 6-pack abs.  Did I mention that both of these women are moms?  One was in her 40's when she had her son!  Anyway - it is my goal, with the help of local personal trainer Tim Skafidas, to train like I have never trained before, tone, and sculpt my middle so that I can finally have the 6-pack of my dreams.    

More details on The 6-Pack Project in the coming weeks.  I am going to document this adventure, and for those who want to become a part of The 6-Pack Project, I will post the exercises and dietary details for you to follow. 

If any readers out there have fitness goals for 2018 that we can help with, please feel free to message us or share here, below this blog, in the share section.  If you want to keep it private please email playhard@cbsouthfitness.com and we will help get you rolling at the gym in any way that we can. 

Happy New Year! 

-Kristin

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PS- I am excited about my new yoga mat - I just retired my other after about 15+ years!  >

Work with Personal Trainer (and achieve your fitness goals as soon as possible)!

Hello everyone (members and non)! 

We wanted to bring you up to speed that effective immediately we have a new personal trainer option joining forces with CB South Fitness.  If you are wondering what is great about personal training, I will tell you.  Certified Personal Trainers are qualified, and expereinced fitness professionals, that will help put together the most efficient and effective workout for their clients.  These workouts are based on specific concerns or fitness goals that the client shares with their personal trainer, and from there a fitness plan is built to help the client hit those goals.  If you are interested in exploring this option, and want to add some variety to your gym workouts, please keep reading. :) 

NEW PERSONAL TRAINER OPTION - ERIC NEWTON

Eric has been in Crested Butte for a few years now and has a degree from Castleton University (VT) in Exercise Science.  He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

Eric's passion is helping others achieve their athletic performance goals and live a balanced, healthy and fulfilling life.

His experience includes being a Division 1 Athletic Performance Coach at Baylor University and Western Carolina University, a strength and conditioning coach working with Olympic Figure Skaters, USA Bobsled, Colorado Springs S.W.A.T team, ARMY 10th Group Special Forces, High School Athletes, Colorado College Hockey Team, and more.

Eric looks forward to working with the Crested Butte community and formulating a program that works for each individuals concerns, or fitness goals.

If you are interested in a free consultation with Eric, or want to inquire on the cost for training, please email playhard@cbsouthfitness.com or call 970-765-7009, and we will put you in touch with him directly.  

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A Day In The Gym - Cooper Ott, Enduro Mtn Biker

Hello everyone! It’s Cooper Ott again!  For those of you not familiar, or just starting to follow this blog, I am a professional Enduro mountain bike racer and recently started working out at CB South Fitness, as a way to stay in shape year-round.  

Kristin, the owner of the gym, and I met up for a weightlifting session early this month and it was so much fun! Not only was it awesome to have a friend to work out with, Kristin also taught me some new exercises. Here are three of my new favorites!

Warm Up

We started with a 10 minute warm up, Kristin on the Stair Master and myself on the Peloton bike. A 5-10 min warm is crucial for the obvious reason - to get things lose and “warmed up” before lifting weights! It’s also imperative from the standpoint of preventing injury. 

After the warm up we got down to business. The goal for the day was a full body workout, targeting weaknesses I had mentioned to Kristin, and working on overall strength. 

Box Squats

I am new to the world of squats. Squats use your biggest muscle groups and so we started there. They are a full-body fitness staple that work the hips, glutes, quads, and hamstrings, while strengthening the core as well. I say - bring it on! Box squats specifically, are great for beginners because you use the box to guide your form, and keep the depth of each squat consistent.  You have the ability to adjust the box height to whatever height you desire based on comfort, experience, and athleticism.

Unlike the banded jumping jacks (which I talk about later), mountain biking uses the same muscle groups as box squats. I immediately think about having to power up techy climbs, like the final moves on Teo Ridge. Not only is the climbing on Teo aerobically challenging, the final power moves to get over the ledgy rock and roots make it a full body workout.  Box squats will keep my legs strong for blasting through moguls on the mountain and ready to go for those techy mountain bike climbs next spring! 

Seated Rows

I struggle with upper body strength, and I will be the first one to admit it. I came from an XC mountain biking background where I relied mostly on aerobic fitness. I made the switch to Enduro which requires much more upper body strength and I noticed the deficit almost immediately. Over the season I improved my upper body strength slightly but adding exercises like rows into my workouts will help me build these muscles even more!

Banded Jumping Jacks

Cycling does not require much side to side motion of your lower body, and as a result my hips and glutes are really strong forward and back, but not side to side.  The banded jumping jacks really highlight my weakness in this area.  After only 15 jumps my glutes were on FIRE!  I am excited to add these into my workout!

One of my goals is to create a good fitness routine that I am able to keep up with even when the race season starts up again.  It’s important to keep my muscles strong in every season, not only to be a better rider, but also to help prevent injury in competition. I’m really looking forward to staying strong all year long and know that one workout at a time, I am getting there!  

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Your Fitness Starts Here

Happy Monday! 

I wanted to post this weeks Open Door Gym Hours in a blog for everyone to see the times we will be at the gym with the door propped open where you can swing by and see the facility as well as ask questions about memberships and summer specials. 

Please contact Kristin if you need to set an alternative time at 970-765-7009 or playhard@cbsouthfitness.com. 

SUNDAY 7/16 FROM 8AM - 10AM

WEDNESDAY 7/19 FROM 7PM - 8:30PM

FRIDAY 7/21 FROM 8AM - 10AM

We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve your personal fitness goals! 

 

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE AND YOUR FITNESS IS OUR PRIORITY!

The fields are green, the snow is slowly making its way off the big peaks, and we are gearing up for another epic summer in Crested Butte!  For those of you that are visiting or have a home in Crested Butte, please stop in during Open Door Gym hours and take a look around the gym!  We post Open Door Hours each week on the home page of times when we will be at the gym with the door propped open, and we're happy to answer questions and show you around! 

CB South Fitness is excited to offer summer membership specials to those who want to get in the gym.  Strength training and functional training helps us in all areas, and although it may be easy to get cardio in on the hiking trail, lifting weights will tone and build muscle, which burns more calories, and helps improve overall performance, while preventing injury.  

Summer Membership Options:

1-Week Unlimited Membership $35*

1-Month Unlimited Membership $80*

2-Month Unlimited Membership $140*

3-Month Unlimited Membership $195*

*An enrollment fee of $25 will be charged for membership set-up and key card. 

Give us a call to inquire or get set up as a member (970.765.7009) and we look forward to helping you meet your summer fitness goals and preparing you for the trail! 

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Open Door Gym Hours 4-1-17 thru 4-7-17

CB South Fitness is here to help you achieve your personal fitness goals every day of the year, and coming down to the gym during Open Door Hours is the best way to have your questions answered, and see what strength and cardio equipment we have before joining the gym.  Strength and cardio training burns fat, tones muscles, improves endurance, reduces health risks, boosts confidence, and prevents injury so that you can feel confident in your day to day activities.  

COME BY THIS WEEK...

MONDAY (5-1) 4PM-6PM

TUESDAY (5-2) 9AM-11AM

WEDNESDAY (5-3) 4PM-5PM

OR CALL 970.765.7009 TO SET AN APPOINTMENT!