How Changing Fitness Trends Are Affecting Your Wellness Program

What were looking to, in the words of Ken Cooper, is a brand-new definition of fitness, says Pamela Peeke, PhD, MPH, author of the newly released Fit to Live and a contributing editor for IDEA Fitness Journal. Its no longer about how big and strong your biceps muscle is, but how big and strong your spiritual and mental muscle is. Its a humanization of fitness into an integrative experience. Wellness is a whole, and fitness is a part of that. Individuals want to feel good mentally and physically.

Planet Fitness opens in North Bergen

The gym opened its doors Wednesday, when it held a grand opening at 10 a.m. The Tonnelle Plaza location is ideal for the gym; the 22,000 square foot layout is wide open and there is a large parking lot just outside the door, making it easy and convenient for gym members, gym managers said. The North Bergen Planet Fitness will be open 24/7 and has two types of memberships: a $10 monthly membership and a Black Card membership for $19.99 per month. Black Card members have access to more of the gyms amenities. The gym features over 100 cardio machines, including treadmills, ellipticals, Arc trainers (which focus on the lower extremities a little differently), and stationary bikes, said Regional Manager, Stephanie Schubert. The cardio area of the gym also has 20 flat-screen TVs, strength training machines, and an abdominal circuit station, she said. Aside from the arsenal of treadmills and selection of strength training machines, the gym also has three tanning beds, two tanning booths, three hydro-massage beds, two massage chairs, and a Total Body Enhancement booth, Schubert said. Total Body Enhancement is an energizing 12 Minute Work-Out that incorporates a Full Body Exercise & Toning System, she said. The gym also offers a program called PE at PF, standing for Physical Education at Planet Fitness.

Next Generation Of Rebound Sport Shoe Springs Onto The Fitness Scene Today; World-Renowned Fitness Guru Launches Air Glide Mario™

Some rewards include a customized one of a kind Air Glide model with that backer’s personal or company name, a private two hour air gliding session with Mario Godiva racing cars, taxis, and buses through the streets of NYC, and the highest level reward is to name, design, and brand one of the six model lines of the Plyo Air Glides fleet. Over the past eight years, Godiva has inspired thousands of people to exercise by wearing rebound sport shoes, a low impact alternative to running shoes that allow individuals to burn over 25 percent more calories during fitness activities, drastically increase VO2Max, and reduce up to 80 percent of the bone-jarring shock absorbed by one’s ankles, knees, hips and back.Originally developed for rehabilitation purposes, byneurophysiologist Gregory Lekthman, rebound sport shoes motivate individuals to exercise longer, harder and more frequently.

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