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Finding Balance With Your Bosu

Incorporating a Bosu Ball into your weight routine in the gym is a great way to strengthen your overall stability and core.  But if you integrate too much Bosu use into your workout plan, you could be unintentionsally neglecting other important areas of your training.  Its no secret that one thing most people want to achieve from their time invested in the gym is a nicer stomach, but is that the only thing?

Think of it this way, say for your arm workout, you're doing bicep curls or tricep extensions standing on a Bosu.  How much of your focus and energy is directed at the exercise itself and how much of your focus and energy is direct at staying on the Bosu?  Naturally your arm workout is going to take a backseat.  If you're focus is on the Bosu, not only will you not be able to lift an appropriate ammount of weight to reach the full benefits of the exercise, but your technique will likely suffer.

This isn't to say a Bosu Ball is detrimental or a bad training device, in fact for functional or athletic training it can be the perfect multi-use training tool.  But for the average gym-goer, you will have much more success in the gym and find your "six pack" abs with proper technique and a well balanced routine.

If you have yet to try MetCon Training & Zumba....

Metabolic Conditioning (metcon) is a sequence of exercises coordinated to get the maximum benefits of a full body workout.

Mondays at 12:15pm in the Group Fitness Studio

 

Ditch the worout, join the party!  This is a fusion of Latin & International music that creates a dynamic, exciting and effective dance-fitness class

 Mondays at 7:30pm
Thusdays at 6:30pm
Fridays at 9:15am in the Group Fitness Studio

Team Wawryk Personal Training

SABBA Novice Bodybuilding Classic competitors; if you need help with your final contest preparations, contact a Team Wawryk Trainer to help you bring it all together in these last weeks before the show.  They specialize in full to pre-contest prep.  If you're having trouble fine tuning your physique, remember The Novice Classic is approaching quickly on April 30th.  

Wawryk Trainers on Facebook

2 Week Trial Membership

Experience everything you need in a fitness centre.  Get your Free 2 Week Trial Membership that gives you access to The Weight Room, Cardio Theatre, Group Fitness, Unlimited Tanning, Towel Service, Lockers and more...
Print Your Free Gymm Pass HERE

If you have any questions about Fitness Focus, please contact us or stop by the club for a tour

 Fitness Focus Health & Athletic Centre - Your No Contract Gym in Saskatoon

Team Wawryk Personal Trainers and Fitness Focus

2011 has proven great for Team Wawryk Pro Trainers and Fitness Focus Health & Athletic Centre.  So far it has been an exciting and unique endeavor for the gym's personal training department; as Team Wawryk's professional level of experience has never before been offered at a fitness centre in Saskatchewan.  What sets Wawryk Trainers apart from traditional styles of Personal Training is their first hand knowledge of health and fitness; not only through study, but also through years of experience and application, that they pass on to their clients which range from beginner to advanced lifters seeking contest preparation....

Founder IFBB Pro Vince Wawryk (pictured below) has an extensive background spanning over 20 years in exercise & fitness, diet, nutrtion, and weight management; combined with the Wawryk Trainers they possess over 50 years experience.

To talk about your individual fitness goals and learn new solutions to reach them, a Team Wawryk Trainer can be contacted at the gym through the front desk, directly at teamwawryk.com, or visit them on Facebook

Vince Wawrk IFBB Pro  -  Head Trainer at Fitness Focus Health & Athletic Centre

Meal Replacements; are they working for you or against you?

The term meal replacement has become a very common (and overused) one; and with more products and advertisements coming out everyday, it's pretty obvious why.  It has also left people a little more confused about the purpose of them.  In reality, maybe they shouldn't really be called "replacements" at all.  The word "replacement" gives a sense that it is just as good as real food, very misleading.  There are no substitutions for real food.  Weather your goal is to lose weight or gain weight, things like meal replacements, bars and protein shakes are supplemetal and work best between meals and worst case senario if you absolutely have to miss a meal.

   PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING

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Before You Let Your New Years Resolution Fizzle

This article was taken from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.  Something to remember as we start our 2011 in the gym...

Exercise helps even if you don't shed pounds

 Fitness benefits go beyond weight loss
 

The constant ying yang of weight loss and gain is not only frustrating, it makes you question whether all that hard work in the gym is worth it. Before you pack up your workout gear for good, however, rest assured that gym workouts are well worth the time and effort -- even if those extra pounds stubbornly refuse to disappear.

Exercise has a lot more to offer than just a means to lose weight. Its most important role is the impact it has on health -- especially among those who carry extra pounds.

Most people already know that exercise improves cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of some forms of cancer. What's less well known is that exercise also reduces the health risks associated with carrying extra weight. In fact, several studies suggest that chubby exercisers are healthier than skinny couch potatoes....

To read more go to http://www.thestarphoenix.com/story_print.html?id=3984940&sponsor

 

Fitness Focus Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates for a gym membership are the perfect gift to give anyone from the avid gym-goer or someone who is just starting their regimen.  If you know someone in Saskatoon who is looking for a gym or someone with an existing membership at Fitness Focus; Gift Certificates are always available!  Stop by Fitness Focus Health & Athletic Centre and pick up a Gift Certificate or purchase by phone today.

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Group and Corporate Gym Memberships

Weather promoting health and fitness in the workplace or sharing a passion for physical challenges with your friends; when it comes to your overall wellness, a Fitness Focus Group or Corporate Account is your most economical way to take advantage of your gym membership.  Fitness Focus offers the same flexible, no gimmick, no contract membership packages at a discounted Corporate Rate to groups of 5 people or more.

Does your workplace already entitle you a group discount or are you're interested in starting your own group?
It's as easy as obtaining 5 new memberships between you and your co-workers or friends. Please Contact Us to find out if your employer already qualifies you or for more information and free trial passes for you and your group to get your group rate started. 
 
 

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1250 Ontario Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1S5
Ph: 306.244.6413

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Friday: 5am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 8pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm