The ultimate in cutting edge strength training, cast iron bells are used to develop the correct blend of strength with flexibility for maximum fat burning and muscular endurance. Shred your mid section, sculpt your legs and strengthen your back while pushing your cardio capacity to the limit. With this well rounded sculpting tool, you will quickly come to know what all the buzz is about!
May 22nd, 2013 · No Comments
April 18th, 2013 · No Comments
This month’s recipe comes from the Balance Gym Wellness and Nutrition Coach Tami Zeevi!
Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 – 1.25 cups almond milk
- 2 small bananas, chopped small
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 pinches of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp raisins, soaked
- 2 tbsp whole raw walnuts or almonds, chopped and soaked
- couple pinches of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
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April 18th, 2013 · No Comments
This post comes from Purvi Sheth from Pure Sports Physical Therapy, now located at Balance Gym Glover Park!
My name is Purvi and I’m a physical therapist now based at Balance Glover Park. I’ve been practicing for over 10 years and focus on orthopedic and sport related injuries, so it’s great to be located in a gym setting. I started at Georgetown University Sports Medicine Department and then moved on as a senior physical therapist at the Sports Club/LA. In 2007, I launched SET Sports Physical Therapy, where I was the orthopedic director.
I have my CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and believe that manual therapy is a significant part in returning to pain-free exercise. I also do trigger point dry needling, which is great for all the overstressed joints and tendons.
You will see immediate changes and all you CrossFitters out there will love it!
I founded Pure Sports Physical Therapy and opened about one month ago and I’m really excited to be a part of the Balance community. If you have any questions about physical therapy and if it would benefit you or if you have pain and want a free injury screening just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 202-656-8184. You can also visit www.puresportsdc.com for more information.
Thank you all for letting me introduce myself. I look forward to helping you become pain-free!
April 11th, 2013 · No Comments
- It gets your endorphins going – other wise known as the feel-good neurotransmitters. It also reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol.
- Focusing on your workout for many is a form of meditation because it helps take your mind of your current irritations, releases tension, and gives you energy. Plus, a good workout can provide a sense of accomplishment and optimism.
- Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety, even after the workout is over, according to a study from the University of Maryland. Another study found that those who got regular vigorous exercise were 25 percent less likely to develop depression or an anxiety disorder over the next five years. [Read more →]
March 13th, 2013 · No Comments
Healthified Banana Whoopie Pies
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs
March 12th, 2013 · No Comments
In yet another study that backs this up, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder found that insufficient sleep for just 5 consecutive days could lead to weight gain.
From the University:
For the study, researchers monitored 16 young, lean, healthy adults who lived for about two weeks at the University of Colorado Hospital, which is equipped with a “sleep suite” for controlling sleep opportunities — by providing a quiet environment and by regulating when the lights are on and off — and a sealed room that allows researchers to measure how much energy participants are using based on the amount of oxygen they breathe in and the amount of carbon dioxide they breathe out.
March 8th, 2013 · No Comments
All you have to do to enter to win, is give us a glimpse into how you spend your time at Balance Gym by uploading a photo onto Instagram with the hashtag #balancegym! Whether it’s your sweaty face after a Spin Class, performing a Turkish get-up in the CrossFit Studio, or a snapshot of Ben looking at his watch during a BootCamp — it’s up to you! Get Creative!
The contest starts…. NOW (March 8) and the Balance Gym team will choose their favorite on April 1 (no, this is not a joke…)
Don’t know the Dan Band? You’ve probably spotted them in the background in Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover.
“THE DAN BAND plays to sold out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has appeared on numerous shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Ellen, The Late Late Show, Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards and eventually caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed on to executive produce Dan’s one hour concert special “The Dan Band: I Am Woman”, directed by McG.”
*Must be 21 to Enter
March 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
More proof that a diet high in unsaturated fat is a GOOD thing!
In recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers gathered together more than 7, 400 men and women between the ages of 55 and 80 who were at high cardiovascular risk (diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, smokers, high blood pressure, etc.) and either put them on a Mediterranean diet, or a low fat diet
Those on the Mediterranean diet were either followed a diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), or one enriched with mixed nuts — walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Basically they were eating a high fat diet, as long as most of the fat was derived from olive oil, nuts, fatty fish, and vegetables. They also limited their consumption cream, butter, cold meats, duck, carbonated/sugar beverages, pastries, and a few other “no-no’s.”
February 6th, 2013 · No Comments
Exercise is more than a hobby, it’s science. As a matter of fact there are probably hundreds of studies being conducted as we type this about working out and how it affects your body. So it’s no surprise that sometimes rumors and myths get started that may cause some confusion, and frankly how some are just flat out wrong.
The New York Times recently reported that a group of scientists released an article in the New England Journal of Medicine which lays out 7 myths, 6 unsubstantiated presumptions about obesity, and 9 facts “that, unfortunately, promise little in the way of quick fixes for the weight-obsessed.”
January 17th, 2013 · No Comments
Helping out the Balance Gym Cupid’s Undie Run team is as easy as choosing to eat healthy at one of our favorite local places — sweetgreen!
Head to sweetgreen Logan Circle and the brand new sweetgreen Glover Park on Friday Jan. 25 between 5:30 and 7:30 PM and let them know “I’m with Cupid!” when ordering your salad, wrap, or frozen yogurt and 20% will go toward the Balance Cupid’s Undie Run Team.
Get an awesome, feel good dinner, while supporting The Children’s Tumor Foundation all at once? COUNT US IN! See you there!
When: Friday, January 25 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: sweetgreen Logan Circle (1471 P St NW) and sweetgreen Glover Park (2200 Wisconsin)
What: When you order your favorite sweetgreen treat, make sure you say “I’m with Cupid” when paying. 20% of all “I’m with Cupid” purchases will go toward the Balance Gym Cupid’s Undie Run Team!