8 Buddy-Training Sessions or 8 Personal-Training Sessions at Kaizen Fitness (75% Off)

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  • $280 for 8 buddy-training sessions ($1,120 value)
  • $320 for 8 personal-training sessions ($800 value)

During each 50-minute session, Kaizen fitness instructors lead students through customized workouts designed to enhance physical performance and achieve fitness goals.

The Cardiovascular System: How Exercise Makes it Hum

Exercise can be a little tough when you start out. Take inspiration during your next workout by understanding the good it’s doing inside with Groupon’s whirlwind tour of the cardiovascular system.

The average person’s heart beats 100,000 times a day, pushing 10 pints of blood all the way to the tips of the toes and back through 60,000 miles of vessels. Along this route, that blood stops to do a great many errands. The heart pumps blood to the lungs to collect oxygen before sending it through the rest of the body via arteries, arterioles, and capillaries. Once the tissues have absorbed the oxygen and nutrients they need, they send the waste-filled blood back to the heart through the veins to be reoxygenated and start the process again.

Every time our heart beats, what we really feel is the opening and closing of valves that push the blood through the heart’s four chambers and out to the body. When we exercise or get scared by a shrub that looked like a huge dog for a second, our brains instruct the heart to beat harder to supply the body with what it needs to fight or run. As exercise enhances the muscles over time, it also improves the function of the entire cardiovascular system.

This happens in several ways. Although exercise makes the heart work harder in the short term, this ultimately causes the body to adapt, easing the heart’s everyday tasks. In response to muscles’ demand for more oxygen and compliments, the body actually sprouts new capillaries, while prompting existing capillaries to open wider. These increased channels help lower blood pressure, since blood now encounters less resistance on its way to the extremities. The heart also becomes better at oxygenating the tissues—red blood cells increase their numbers during intense exercise.

With its insistent knocking in our ribcage, you may think the heart’s role in all this would be hard to ignore. But the earliest anatomists didn’t hear its call so clearly. Galen and Hippocrates believed the liver produced blood and spread it through the body in a centrifugal manner; meanwhile, the veins contained air, which the lungs pushed to the tissues. They also assumed this was an open-ended system, with the blood and air gradually dissipating when it reached the ends of veins and arteries—a view that would hold for another 1,500 years.

Kaizen Fitness

When Rick Trevino started working in the fitness industry, he had no idea that it would become his career but the last 10 years have proved otherwise. He found himself growing more and more passionate about helping others make healthy changes to their lifestyles, and he found that he didn't want to do anything else. Today, he and his team of instructors lead students of all levels through a variety of fitness services such as boot camp, sport-specific conditioning, and personal training. They practice the philosophy of "Kaizen," or continuous improvement, and promote healthy lifestyle changes.

In a Nutshell

Kaizen fitness instructors lead workouts that are designed to meet an individual's needs or to amplify the motivational presence of a friend

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. For Buddy option, you can bring anyone. New customers only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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