This is the Time, This is the Season
It’s here! Season has officially begun. What does that mean for you? Well, it means more parties, more eating and more drinking!
Now is the perfect time to let BeFit SRQ help you stay on track and motivated so you can become stronger and healthier. We can take the headache out of your workout with 30-minute total body workouts customized for you. Our workouts focus on strength training, building lean muscle and creating a sleeker, leaner, more defined you. All you have to do is show up.
Don’t wait — call today to schedule your free fitness assessment and get started with BeFit SRQ.
Do You Yoga? You Should!
We’re bringing yoga back to BeFit SRQ! Starting October 5, we’ll offer a 60-minute stretch and flow class with Bhavana Yoga Studio. The class will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
Wondering what stretch and flow yoga is? Classes connect reachable yoga postures with breath and fluid movement in a well-rounded practice.
With a slower pace, there’s time to explore individual postures so new students can build confidence and familiarity. More experienced students can refine fundamentals of alignment and explore deeper sensations. There are options within each guided posture so you can customize your class experience.
Over the course of the class, you’ll move through a series of poses that gently engage and open all the major muscle groups. It will lead to improved posture, flexibility and overall well-being. It’s a great compliment to your strength training program. Plus, stretch and flow yoga is suited for all levels.
Join Soraya, the owner of Bhavana Yoga Studio, and go on a yoga journey every Wednesday!
Nutritional Tip: Good Fats Versus Bad Fats
Do you know your good fats from your bad fats? Learn the difference by studying the image below.
Flu Season is Back
Unfortunately, flu season is here again. It’s important for us to do our best to stay healthy through the fall and winter.
But if you do feel something coming on, what better way to kick that pesky sore throat then with doTERRA On Guard protective throat drops?
You can purchase these all-natural drops at the BeFit SRQ studio, so stop by and get some today.
How to Fine-Tune Fitness with Body Composition
If you ask someone who works out – a client, friend or anyone really – if they’d like to lose fat or gain muscle, often they’ll say, “Both!” And of course they do! Weight loss and muscle gain is the ideal situation for almost everyone.
However, if you’re like most people struggling in the gym, trying to do both at the same time is extremely difficult, verging on impossible. That’s because your metabolism is made up of two different processes: catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism is focused on the breakdown of cells for energy while anabolism is the process of building simple cells into more complex cells. Note that we didn’t specify between fat or muscle cells. Your body will either be in a catabolic state in which you are burning fat and calories or an anabolic state where you are building muscle mass.
From what we understand about metabolism, we should look at losing fat and gaining muscle as two separate fitness goals. It sounds pretty complicated, but if you’re measuring your weight loss/weight gain and tracking your progress with your body composition results, you can fine-tune your fitness program and nutrition to avoid unwanted fat gain and muscle loss depending on what state you are in. Here’s a three-step guide for how to do just that:
- Decide Which Goal Comes First
The first step in any fitness strategy is always the same: figuring out what your body composition is at the start can help you set healthy, realistic fitness goals.
- Find the Point of Diminishing Returns
Goal: Fat Loss
Goal: Gain lean body mass
- Rotate Goals Until Satisfied
If you’re happy with your fat mass loss, then it will be time to develop lean body mass and regain what you lost during your cut. If you are happy with your gains in lean body mass but picked up too much fat mass along the way, it will be time to cut out some of that unnecessary fat mass.
The key to success is to be constantly tracking your body composition and understanding what your measurements are. Without tracking and measuring your body composition, you won’t be able to fine-tune or optimize your fitness, leading you to spend more time in the gym and more time than is necessary on calorie-restricted diets. By tracking your body composition results and seeing what your key measurements are (skeletal muscle mass and body fat mass), you will know how to adjust your fitness programs. This knowledge will help empower and motivate you to achieve your ideal body.
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Schedule your body composition assessment at the studio today.
Fun This Fall
Fruitville Grove’s 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival is on October 6. This classic festival has everything: a pumpkin patch, an expanded vendor section, food trucks, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, a pie eating contest, scarecrows, a scavenger hunt and a costume contest. This is a great event for the whole family. There’s free admission and free parking. The festival is every weekend in October starting October 6!
Bill’s Beer Run combines runners and pints for a fun Sunday on October 28. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Manasota Track Club. Proceeds help fund college scholarships and youth running programs.
Boo! The Selby Gardens Spooktacular is on Saturday, October 29. It promises to be an exciting event with pumpkin decorating, educational seed planting activities, a “mad scientist” experiment center and trick-or-treating during daylight hours. Costumes and appetites are welcome — Michael’s on East will be grilling and The Selby House Cafe will be open with its full menu. Plus, B’s Cool Treats will have their ice cream cart there.
It’s shaping up to be an exciting October!