Strength and Fitness Apps making a Big Bang

APPLY AS NEEDED (Mobile Health and Fitness Apps Burst onto the Health Scene)

For Your Health Featured Article from “The Costco Connection” June 2011

By Andrea Downing Peck

“THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT”TM quickly is becoming the mantra of smartphone users looking to do everything from locating an urgent-care clinic with the shortest waiting time to devising personalized fitness programs to monitoring their blood pressure.

                Mobile health and fitness applications are poised to explode onto the healthcare scene. An estimated 500 million smartphone owners worldwide will be using mHealth (mobile health) apps within the next five years, according to a 2010 report by research2guidance, a mobile research consulting firm.

New Season, New Location!

Well the seasons have changed and so is Idaho Fitness Factory…Don’t worry this change is for the better. You’re favorite gym is pleased to announce that there will be a second location opening in Meridian on the corner of Linder and Franklin! That’s right, a new location! The best news is that members will have access to all Idaho Fitness Factory locations.

Existing members will have access when the new club opens. This is a great option if you live or work in that area. All the great equipment, group room, and classes that you have come to expect from Idaho Fitness Factory will now be available to you at another great location.


WAIT TRAINING (Exercising Slowly can Bring Quicker Benefits)

For Your Health Featured Article from “The Costco Connection” June 2011

By Star Lawrence

In the Misty Past – 1982 – an exercise theorist named Ken Hutchins teamed with Nautilus and the University of Florida to see how frail older women could use professional gym equipment to build bone and increase strength. They found that if the women performed the exercises slowly, they achieved both goals – increased strength and bone growth – without injury.

Avoid These Common Exercise Mistakes, Myths and Misconceptions

Clear up any confusion and let these workout tips improve your workout routine.

Experience has shown that even seasoned fitness fanatics sometimes hold onto certain exercise misconceptions and make some pretty common mistakes. The mistakes listed below are not necessarily harmful (though some are), but can sure lead to a lot of wasted time. The workout tips should help solve any problems.

Some of these misconceptions might have prevented you from starting a fitness program in the first place.

Common Mistake: Failure to set goals.

Tips to Stay Fit, Motivated, and Active

It’s okay, you can finally admit it. It’s been two months since you’ve seen the inside of the gym. Getting sick, family crisis, overtime at work and school papers that needed to get finished all kept you for exercising. Now, the question is: how do you start again?

Once you have an exercise habit, it becomes automatic. You just go to the gym, there is no force involved. But after a month, two months or possibly a year off, it can be hard to get started again. Here are some tips to climb back on that treadmill after you’ve fallen off.

Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

Fat loss more important than weight loss: The craze for losing weight has often misled people to wrong kind of diet. Simply eating less and incorrect restraint on the intake of particular ingredients have often baleful effects on health, leave alone fitness itself. So be aware.

Low Calorie intake


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