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Key For Creating Effective New Year’s Resolutions: Be S.M.A.R.T.

smart goal settingThe New Year is almost upon us.  For many of you that means making a resolution for 2016…then breaking it a short time later and feeling bad about it for the rest of the year.  This year, break the cycle of failed goals by making a resolution that is clearly defined, achievable and S.M.A.R.T. Read the rest of this page »

December/January Announcements

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve 12/24

  • Club hours: 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • MiniMAC hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • GX Schedule: See Holiday GX Schedule HERE

Christmas Day 12/25

  • Club hours: CLOSED
  • MiniMAC hours: CLOSED
  • GX Schedule: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 12/31

  • Club hours: 5:00am – 6:00pm
  • MiniMAC hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • GX Schedule: See Holiday GX Schedule HERE

New Year’s Day 1/01

  • Club hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm
  • MiniMAC hours: 8:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • GX Schedule: See Holiday GX Schedule HERE

 

Save the Date!

Winter Group Fitness Schedule
Check out the new Group Fitness Schedule for Winter 2016. The new schedule will start on January 1st, 2016. See schedule>>

Body Breakthrough
Body Breakthrough is getting revamped to help provide the tools you need to your gain the results you’re looking for. The new 8-week session starts January 11th.

 

New Group Fitness Class

Core and Restore – Starting January 1, 2016

You can only keep up your challenging workouts if you let those muscles recover.  You must check yourself, or you will wreck yourself – pure and simple.   Here at the MAC we keep you safe, so you can continue your workouts and see results you came to us for!

The Core half of this class we’ll focus on strength and stability to improve muscular balance and injury prevention, as well as increase flexibility and mobility through your full range of motion.

The Restore half utilizes foam rollers and rubber balls to helps reduce tension and tightness in your muscles and fascia called adhesions, by using myofascial release techniques.  The foam rollers and balls aid in freeing up your fascia, the connective tissue surrounding your muscles, resulting in an increase in flexibility and mobility as well as reduced soreness and quicker recovery time from workouts.

 

 

Foam Rolling for Muscular Recovery

By Scott A. Jansen

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Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Release of information, technology, and accessible products have introduced a great deal of training and recovery methods to the average person.

Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. This method can be performed with a foam roller, lacrosse ball/tennis ball, or your own hands (palpation). By applying pressure to specific points on your body, you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform normally. Read the rest of this page »

Feast on Fitness 2015

Member Challenge

MAC-FeastonFitness-Shirt2015Are the turkey, trimmings and pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving weighing heavily on your mind and waistline? Is the next month littered with high calorie buffet tables and festive cocktails associated with Holiday parties and family gatherings? If you are looking for some way to manage the temptations of the Holiday Season while still participating in all it has to offer, we suggest you join us for the Feast on Fitness Challenge for the month of December.

The Feast on Fitness Challenge is for all members who make the commitment to work out at Magnuson Athletic Club at least 15 times from December 1st through the 31st. The Holiday Season is a time for joy and celebration…but it can also be a time of excess and stress. We want you to enjoy the next month and your commitment to work out will enable you to do just that. The Feast on Fitness Challenge will help:
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MAC Member Spotlight: Lisa Swei

IMG_0935Tarot readings can be made about one’s past, present or future. Drawing the tarot card, Three of Cups, is a positive sign indicating success, love and happiness often present in celebrations with others.  In interviewing MAC member Lisa Swei as our current Member Spotlight, it is easy to think that the Three of Cups has long been drawn in her favor. Read the rest of this page »

Finding Your Well-Rounded Fitness Routine Before the Holidays

6bac1b5f-849e-4c20-8b34-e1ba69476adbAfter numerous holiday parties, drinks with friends, and candy at the office, thousands of people will make a New Year’s
resolution to start fresh on January 1st. But what if you started six weeks early? Instead of playing catch up and trying to undo the damage you cause during the holidays, you could start the New Year off in a better position than you’re in now!

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MAC Announcements

77a79ea1-c6dd-49f6-a175-15775de02405Discover Your New Favorite Group Fitness Class!
The Magnuson Athletic Club wants to encourage members to always try new fitness routines. What better way to get acquainted with the programs at the upcoming Group Fitness Open House!  

Join us on Saturday, November 7th from 8am-12pm. Free for all members and their friends, sample Group Fitness classes will be running all morning long, in addition to Training Q&A sessions and a light breakfast bar.

View the open house schedule here>>


 

Thanksgiving Hours

Your favorite foods always tastes better when you are hungry.  So work up your appetite on Thanksgiving Day before your feast.  Your athletic club will be open from 7:00am-2:00pm. The MiniMAC will be open from 8:00am-12:00pm. A special Group Fitness schedule will be released in November.


 

Feast on Fitness Member Challenge

Feast on Fitness this December! During the holiday season we are tempted with sweet treats and hearty meals all month long. At Magnuson Athletic Club, we want to encourage and challenge all members to counterbalance these impulses with fitness driven habits and healthy choices.

Can you make the commitment to workout 15 days this December to Feast on Fitness? We believe you can – and if you do, your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a MAC Feast on Fitness T-shirt

Participations is simple! Continue to check-in each time you visit the club and throughout the month we will be tracking your progress. Once you have hit 15 days, you will be notified.

So let’s beat those holiday pounds and jump start your New Year’s resolutions. Take this time to come in and challenge yourself by trying something new! We offer fun and educating Group Fitness Classes or if you are looking for a new routine, try working out with any of our great Trainers in a Small Group Training session.