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- $35 for five 60-minute Group Power sessions ($75 value)
- $55 for 10 60-minute Group Power sessions ($120 value)
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Group Power sessions set barbell exercises, squats, lunges, presses, and curls to energetic music.
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.
Fit N Pilates
Get the results of a strong, healthy and balanced body vs. injuries from large group classes. At Fit N Pilates instructors lead sessions of no more than four, guiding students through classic Pilates moves while focusing on form and technique. Owner and instructor Shannon Rene holds true to the teachings of Joseph Pilates, whether you want to increase flexibility or tighten core muscles. Shannon, who is certified through Power Pilates is also a personal trainer and a registered dietitian, bringing her expertise to each session and advising on proper movement as well as offering nutrition counseling.
At Fit N Pilates the focus is on:
Authentic Pilates – This method is a proven method only when done correctly. It is performed on uniquely designed equipment to deepen the musculature and stabilization of the body.
Customized for the client – They outline specific programs and exercises for each client that takes into consideration their unique body, life situation, and fitness goals.
Expert Instructors – The expert instructors are certified with a major Pilates institution, most all requiring at least 600 hours of training. The instructors strive to be leaders in the field by continuing their education through seminars and workshops.
Results Focused – They are committed to invigorate people of all abilities to develop strong, balanced, and healthy bodies. The focus is squarely on the results clients need during their workout.