Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A 360 Workout That Will Change Your Life.

We all live in a fast-paced life but we still owe it to ourselves to be fit and healthy. Aside from proper diet and supplements we really need to exercise.That’s why when I was asked by an old friend Ms. Marikit asked if we could take time out to out visit the 360 Fitness Club. I didn't say hesitate and said yes right away and though it was a struggle to wake up early and got to Ortigas on a Frday . I wasn't disappointed at what I saw. The trip was totally worth it.The place is not yet a 100% ready. But 360 Fitness Club is a revelation in itself. You'd be amazed at how organized, effective and simple their workout regime is. In just 30 minutes you can get a full body workout (and this is not an infomercial for a fitness product) no complicated steps or machines which means its simple and not complicated.

I tried the exercise program and I really loved it. I also enjoyed the hiphop class that in itself is worth going back for. If there is one thing the human body is, it is a network of countless bio electric currents that dictate movement and functioning. It stimulates the nerves and prompts the muscles to move in desired directions and intended speed. But it’s not that simple, is it? The problem is that we are more just our physical bodies.

In the health-and-mind business, you hear a lot about willpower. What nobody tells you is that your will doesn’t come with the power already installed. Nobody tells you that no matter how weak you think your will is today, you can make it strong – a force for what you can do, not an excuse for what you cannot. And you build your will the same way you build your body – by using it, stretching it, pushing it to its limit and then beyond. Everybody tells you how this product or that belief can change you. Nobody really tells you that you already have the power to change yourself without them.

Because your circuit to fitness requires strength, endurance, focus and technique, it engages your mind and your spirit as well as your body. 360 Fitness Club designed the group circuit training to be more than just an exercise program. The desire to move ahead, to challenge yourself and to achieve what you never thought possible. With the use of free weights and exercise accessories., the 360 Circuit consists of 20 exercise stations that combine cardiovascular and strengthening exercises – a total body workout that will make members burn up to 500 calories in just 30 minutes, tone and shape up.

According to fitness expert and coach Christopher Emmanuel S. Callanta, the total body workout stands for the qualities that both demands and develops a 30-minute complete the circuit workout for three times a week beyond what your eyes can see – a total body transformation!

“We’re all about making fitness a way of life, a habit, and it’s easy to do just that if exercising will be fast,efficient and fun – 30 minutes and you get a total body workout. Of course, it should be effective especially if you complete the circuit at least 30 minutes for 3 times a week,” Callanta said.

A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Nebraska, USA, Callanta has seen exercise fads come and go and how boring and uninspiring a workout can be. But he knows the power of a good workout to get the body moving, the mind working and the spirit soaring.

“The workouts are designed to be in a group setting where both co-members and coaches will make the workout experience more fun, and more effective. Coaches will guide and push members to their ‘personal fitness best’ and members will motivate each other. The truth is, it’s hard to exercise alone. More so enter a huge full-scale gym without knowing how the machines work, and where you have to pay an expensive per hour price to get some personal training. It’s difficult to push yourself to run on that treadmill for hours. The group setting and diversity of exercises will make the habit of working out much easier to maintain. Of course, it will also make exercising more fun and exciting,” furthered managing director Joana Piñon.

Fitness experts have advocated the benefits of free weights versus machines for the longest time. Whereas machines limit your range of motion and workout only one muscle group at a time, free weights mimic natural movements, improving your balance and coordination, and encouraging “functional training” that works better than traditional methods. Circuit coaches will guide members throughout the circuit to correct their forms, ensure their safety, and motivate them to reach their goals.

“Also, one-third of 30,000 health clubs in the US are express circuit training facilities. Here in the Philippines, we are the first co-ed express circuit training gym/club,” enthused Piñon. She stressed that 360 Fitness Club is the first in the country to offer group TRX suspension training, a method of leveraged body weight exercise.

“In as little as 30 minutes, members can get a complete body workout to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and performance. Over 300 TRX exercises can be performed and they simply have to adjust their body position to adjust the resistance and intensity of the exercise – that’s why everyone from all fitness levels can do TRX.”

The club will also offer 45-minute group exercise classes such as power yoga, hip-hop dance off, latin dance, and cardio combat, and these classes will be taught by the best group exercise instructors. The group exercise coaches, however, will not just instruct – they will teach, motivate, and inspire. 360 Fitness advocates fitness as a way of life, so there will also be a health bar that will offer low calorie, healthy dishes to encourage proper nutrition to its members,” Piñon added.

It’s not about squeezing into those old jeans or lowering the blood pressure, your circuit to fitness will help you discover the power of an express workout, the same exciting, effective and energizing power that will help fitness enthusiasts stay fit and get fit. It’s much more than moving your body and getting in shape.

Get started! Visit 360 Fitness Club at Strata 100 bldg., Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center in Pasig City.

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