Best Fitness is hosting a Grand Opening Event at their brand new location at 71 Fuller Rd. in Albany, NY. This is their eleventh location in the Northeast, and the third in the Capital District.
The new 24-hour facility offers group classes, personal training, nutrition training, senior fitness, women’s fitness, and a friendly supportive staff. The Best Fitness team encourages members on their journey to success in a facility that is larger than half of a football field.
“This is going to be a fun event and we are excited to show Albany what makes Best Fitness different,” says owner Dave Dos Santos. “We invite everyone in the area to join us for our Grand Opening Event, and to take a tour of our new facility. We want people to really experience for themselves what we have to offer, so in celebration of our Grand Opening, we will be giving the Capital District community a free 30 day membership to any of our clubs.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on April 24th at 10 am at the Fuller Rd. location. City officials will be in attendance, and owner Dave Dos Santos will make his announcement extending the free 30 day membership offer to the community.
The Grand Opening Event will take place on Saturday, April 25th from 8 am to 2 pm. There will be free food, prizes, raffles, free exercise classes, Zumba party, and a live DJ from 92.3 The Fly will be onsite. Everyone is invited to workout for free that day and to take a tour of the new club. Anyone who stops into one of the three Capital District locations between April 24th and April 30th will receive a free 30 day membership.
Best Fitness is now open at 71 Fuller Rd., right off of Route 90 at the corner of Railroad Ave. and Fuller Rd. For more information or to schedule an appointment to tour the new facility, call (518) 320-7146 or visit bestfitness.net.
About Best Fitness
Best Fitness has locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania. At each club, you’ll find a team of professionals committed to helping you to improve your health and body. With many group exercise options, personal training, and state of the art equipment, their expert staff is ready to help you reach your fitness goals.
Articles about clean eating, juice cleanses, veganism, the Paleo diet, low-carb eating and countless others are everywhere these days, making it difficult to know just what exactly to eat. Everyone has a friend who swears by one eating style or another, and people who are able to stick with a diet get endless praise about their willpower and lifestyle.
But dieting can hide a new kind of eating disorder. Studies show that some people, in an attempt to become healthy, develop an obsession around healthy eating that, like anorexia, can impact health and wellness. Called orthorexia, it is the slow elimination of foods from the diet which affects the ability to eat normally.
A person with orthorexia is focused on defining and strictly maintaining a perfect diet. Orthorexia may manifest as an aversion to foods with artificial ingredients, non-organic foods or GMO foods. It can extend to foods containing sugar, fat, salt, dairy or other ingredients the person might consider unhealthy.
“Orthorexia is an insidious condition,” said Claire St John, a Registered Dietitian at Bright Road Recovery in Claremont, CA. “Healthy eaters get all kinds of positive feedback from friends and family about how great their diet is and how admirable their willpower is. This can lead to further food elimination until there are very few ‘okay’ foods, resulting in food fixation, inability to eat with others and, at worst, nutrient deficiencies and dangerously low body weight.”
Bright Road Recovery, an outpatient eating disorder treatment center in Claremont Village, is well placed to address orthorexia with its new Health & Wellness program, offering nutrition and fitness counseling that rejects the diet hype and helps clients meet their goals without sacrificing their health or enjoyment of food.
“Our Health & Wellness program is tailored to each client,” said Tamson Overholtzer, Bright Road Recovery’s Executive Director. “We start with professional nutritional counseling, and then depending on a client’s needs, we may suggest other resources to support any areas of concern. It’s a healthy way for clients to achieve their goals without slipping into a problem they didn’t see coming.”
Bright Road Recovery is the first outpatient eating disorder program in our area to make general nutritional counseling available outside of the eating disorder treatment program.
“Our expanded services meet the needs of clients who are stepping down from higher levels of care or who are looking for nutritional guidance unrelated to eating disorders, but with an eye toward protecting against developing disordered eating habits”, Overholtzer said.
Charlotte moving company Gentle Giant, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts with offices across the country, announced today that it will act as the official mover of the 2014 Thunder Road Marathon, put on by the organization Run Charlotte. Taking place on Saturday November 15th, the Thunder Road Marathon requires the transportation and storage of supplies, food, beverages, signage, and athletic equipment for approximately 5,000 participants and volunteers at the road race. Gentle Giant’s Charlotte move crews will play a pivotal role in pre-race and marathon day planning and logistics, working directly with Run Charlotte staff.
The scope of Gentle Giant’s work for the Thunder Road Marathon includes:
Loading of Gentle Giant trucks and delivery of Marathon goods and equipment, including thousands of pounds of food, supplies, equipment, and water to the finish line on MLK Boulevard past Marshall Park
Setup alongside Marathon volunteers beginning at 3:00 AM on race day and ending with post-race consolidation and removals
Gentle Giant movers on hand throughout race day, helping move cases of water and other tasks as they arise
Will have a Gentle Giant vehicle serving as the pace car for the race, and a fleet of Gentle Giant trucks behind the last runners picking up supplies as the race moves along
Gentle Giant Moving Company will provide approximately over 100 man hours, starting the Friday before the event, through to the end of race day, and days following the event.
Gentle Giant Charlotte Regional Manager Robert Farnum will serve as the project manager for the marathon. He explains that “The Thunder Road Marathon is something we’ve been looking forward to since last year’s race, and we hope to continue this partnership every year. This event is a perfect fit for Gentle Giant Moving Company, as we have a highly athletic culture, love to compete, and spend every day running boxes throughout the city of Charlotte!”
Across the country, Gentle Giant is involved with several other large athletic events, including the Seattle Marathon, the Rivertown Runners in New York, the Escape the Rock Duathlon in San Francisco, and have long standing partnerships with the Boston Marathon and Head Of The Charles Regatta.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Boston-based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston,” six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best Moving Company” award, twelve-time winner of the Angie’s List “Super Service” Award, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Boston Business Journal, the company’s services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 offices in California, Chicago, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit http://www.gentlegiant.com.
Now that you have created a burning desire to be fit, healthy and attractive, and have begun secretly conspiring to satisfy your desires, the obvious question becomes…
There are so many different types of fitness products to choose from… all claiming to be your perfect fitness, health and physique solution.
* So many recommendations…
* So many famous personalities…
* So many advertisements…
But which fitness product will work best for you?
Here are some characteristics to look for when choosing a fitness product.
The more of these characteristics the fitness product has… the better the chance you will succeed in achieving your fitness, health and physique goals.
Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be… Effective
While this characteristic seems like a no-brainer… you would be surprised at just how many people are actively using a fitness product that will never give them the results they seek.
Many people say they want improve their level of fitness… and get a bodybuilding product.
Big muscles are not necessarily indicative of a high level of fitness.
Many people say they want to lose fat… and get an aerobic endurance product.
Aerobic training is only a part of the fat loss equation, and will not produce the lean, muscular, athletic body most people want… regardless of all the hard work. The point is, make sure the fitness product you choose is designed to get the results you want… or you are doomed to failure before you begin. If you want to increase fitness, improve health and develop an attractive physique… look for fitness products designed to produce these results.
Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be… Interesting
Let’s face it, if you are not interested in the fitness product you choose… you will not use it long enough to see results.
I don’t care if the fitness product was proven to work by thousands of scientific studies… it will have no positive effect on your fitness, health or physique if you don’t do it.
And you won’t do it… if it does not hold your attention and peak your interest.
No matter how many times you say…
“This time I’m not giving up until I get the results I want.”
… you will eventually give up if the fitness product is not interesting to you.
Don’t force yourself to struggle with a fitness product you hate… look for interesting fitness products that fit into your lifestyle and match your personality.
You should look forward to physical training… not dread it!
Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be… Modifiable
There is not one fitness product in existence that can be all things to all people… regardless of what all the slick-tongued advertisements say.
Fitness products must be modifiable to your goals, needs, abilities and limitations… you must be given a degree of freedom to make the physical fitness program uniquely your own.
You have different wants and needs.
You have different strengths and weaknesses needing specific attention.
You must be able to take an active role in the use of the fitness product… modifying it into your perfect fitness program.
Cookie-cutter programs claiming long-term results do not work.
Look for fitness products that can be easily modified to your unique situation.
Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be… Sustainable The more the fitness product is dependent on machines, devices and other complexities… the easier it is to destroy.
What happens when the machine is not available, the device breaks or the complexity you have based you entire fitness program on is lacking?
Your physical training comes to a grinding halt!
I am not saying you should stay away from fitness products that use machines, special equipment, etc… only don’t choose a product that makes you dependent upon them.
You are responsible for your fitness success… not the availability of a piece of equipment, or access to a machine.
Look for fitness products that help you sustain physical training in your lifestyle no matter what the circumstances.
Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be… Progressive
There are many fitness products out there presented as a fixed workout.
“Do this over and over again and you will get the results you want.”
And the workout may be effective in the beginning… for some people and for a limited amount of time.
Unfortunately, any workout program not part of a progressive over-all plan is doomed to failure.
This is why you still need fitness products with all the free workouts out there.
A workout without a progressive plan is little more than manual labor… and will fail to take you where you need to go.
Any improvements you see in the beginning will quickly disappear, leaving you asking, “What do I do now?”
Then it is off to look for another workout to try.
Make sure the fitness product you choose is progressive in nature… and not just “add more weight” either.
Progression on many different levels is probably the most important aspect of any successful fitness program.
Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be… Measurable
The pursuit of fitness, health and physique is a journey… and like any worthwhile journey, it should be documented.
The ability to measure your progress will keep you on the track of success… enabling you to see where you’ve been and where you’re going.
Make sure the fitness product you choose comes with a workout journal, or that one can be easily made… Don’t underestimate the importance of a workout journal.
Your workout journal will help you…
* judge if your physical training efforts are getting you closer to your goals…
* decide if you need to modify your fitness program…
* and determine if it is time to switch to something completely different…
… ultimately guiding and documenting your fitness success.
Look for fitness products making it easy to measure their effectiveness… how else will you really know if it is working for you or not?
Use Your Common Sense
If the fitness product…
* attracts you…
* speaks to you…
* excites you…
* and ultimately makes sense to you…
… it is probably the right fitness product for you.
After all, only a physical fitness program you actually do, and that becomes a part of your lifestyle, will give you the long-term fitness, health and physique benefits you seek.
Now that you have a burning desire to be fit, healthy and attractive, have secretly conspired within yourself to achieve your goals and know what to look for in a fitness product, there is only one thing left to do… act!
In part 4, I’ll show you how knowledge without action us useless.
Coach Lomax, founder and president of the Optimum Fitness Network LLC, has gained a reputation for creating and recommending fitness resources that get results. To see his ever growing network of fitness sites, go to Best At Home Workouts. His best selling eBook, Workout Without Weights shows you how to perform, feel and look your best without costly equipment or expensive gym memberships.