What You'll Get
- Five Boot Camp Classes
- 10 Boot Camp Classes
Electrolytes: Keeping the Body Charged
You may hear your fellow gym-goers chatting about electrolytes. Read on to learn how these chemicals can complement your workout.
Scan the neon label of a sports-drink bottle, and you’re likely to see it boasting about its electrolytes. Behind that zippy term lies a list of elements you’ve probably heard of: sodium, chlorine, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are all among the most common electrolytes and the least common baby names. An electrolyte is simply any ion (that is, an electrically charged atom or molecule) that can allow electrical signals and water to travel through the many permeable cells in your body. Fortunately, our bodies typically maintain their electrolyte balance through normal dietary intake; table salt, for instance, is made up of sodium and chlorine ions.
Why, then, would electrolytes be important to athletes? With each liter of sweat, about 1.5 grams of electrolytes escape through the pores. This means that if you’re sweating copiously and drinking only water to compensate, you can effectively dilute your internal electrolytes. This can lead to such conditions as hyponatremia, wherein your body has a lower-than-normal concentration of sodium ions, which can produce symptoms including nausea, confusion, and muscle spasms. This can be a real risk for marathon runners and other endurance athletes. But for anyone working out for just an hour a day, nutritionists agree that you most likely don’t need to worry about electrolytes—staying hydrated, eating well, and staring at a photo of a big, shiny trophy is typically enough to give your body the power it needs.
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About Back 2 Life Fitness
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer Personal Training (1on1, 2on1,3on1), Boot Camps, and Nutrition Counselling. We stand out from other business' because we do not have a cookie cutter approach to training. We develop a unique and specific workout plan that relates to your current fitness level and goals. This guarantees your success for many years to come.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My inspiration to start this business was because I used to be obese (head trainer of Back2Life Fitness) as a child and early adult. After making the necessary changes in my life I was inspired to help others achieve their fitness & weight loss goals! I know how it feels to be there, and it can be done!
What do you love most about your job?
We love most that we can help people achieve their potential, things that they could not achieve on their own. Seeing them become happier and healthier gives us a sense of purpose.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best reaction we've gotten from a client was a large hug thanking us giving them their life back!