Gym Memberships at Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Florida Hospital Celebration Health (Up to 60% Off)

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  • $30 for 1 month gym membership ($65 value)
  • $20 for 1 week gym membership ($50 value)
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Building Endurance: Helping Muscles Breathe Easier

If you stick with an exercise program, every workout gets a little easier. Learn how your body makes that happen with Groupon’s guide to building endurance.

A few days into a new workout routine, you begin to notice changes. Your muscles expand. Perhaps your weight drops. But the changes that increase the body’s endurance first take place on a much smaller scale. When you exert yourself for long periods of time, your body starts to populate each muscle cell with more mitochondria, the organelles that fuel muscle movements. They do this by producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the muscle's basic fuel source. When a muscle contracts, it breaks the bonds of ATP molecules, creating a burst of energy but also draining stockpiles of this essential propellant.

In order to whip up a batch of ATP, the mitochondria need lots and lots of oxygen. Helpfully, endurance training makes it easier for oxygen to travel from the lungs to the heart to the muscles. It’s long been noted that the hearts of star endurance athletes tend to have extra-large left ventricles, which can pump more oxygenated blood through the body with every beat. Once blood reaches muscle cells whose mitochondria have been enhanced by previous endurance exercise, the cells will be able to extract oxygen and use it to produce ATP far more efficiently. Scientists assess this efficiency by a measure known as VO2max, the maximum volume of oxygen or Double Stuf Oreos that a person’s muscles can consume per minute.

During super-intense exercise, the body stops being able to produce enough ATP from oxygen intake alone. Instead, it reaches for stored glucose to get the ingredients it needs, and, as a side effect, begins to leave behind more lactic acid than the cells can immediately process. (Processing lactic acid itself requires oxygen, and all available supplies are already being used by the muscles and the brain.) The point at which this happens is the lactic threshold, and beyond it, athletes feel that they’re nearly done for the day.

Fortunately, this limit too can be changed. As the body adapts more and more to endurance exercise, it prolongs the amount of time you have before shifting pH levels in the muscles bring on the familiar feelings of fatigue, burning, and a dramatic drop in strength.

Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Florida Hospital Celebration Health

The Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Florida Hospital Celebration Health offers clients 60,000 square feet of space, all dedicated to helping folks get into shape. Personal trainers guide individuals through exercises on machines, free weights, and cardio equipment during custom workouts. Private studios serve as the stomping grounds for nearly 20 fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, and Cycle. The on-site day spa welcomes relaxation during massages, facials, and mani-pedis.

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    Celebration

    400 Celebration Pl

    Celebration, Florida 34747

    407-303-4444

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In a Nutshell

Members enjoy full access to state-of-the-art workout equipment, fitness instructors, and amenities of gym and facilities

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 5th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon; 1 month membership expires 30 days from activation date; 1 week pass expires 7 days from activation date; 1-day pass expires 1 day from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Extra fee for personal training. Must sign waiver. All days must be used by the same person. See front desk for details. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Celebration

    400 Celebration Pl

    Celebration, Florida 34747

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