According to a recent study, adults in Western countries spend on average between 55 and 70 percent of their day sedentary.* For the average person who spends about 16 hours a day awake, that equals out to be about 9 to 11 hours of sitting each day!
Our tips cover how to sit less and incorporate stretches and movement into your day – so you don’t feel self-conscious about it, but do feel refreshed. It’s a good idea to get into these habits so the cumulative effects of sitting don’t eventually creep up on you. Continue reading Sitting Series – Part 2: How to sit less and feel better at work
The amount of time that a person spends sitting has been drastically increasing over the years. The changes in transportation and commute times, workplace settings, and entertainment are resulting in drastically reduced physical activity times.
Think about all of the time you spend sitting in front of a screen, whether that is a TV, computer, cell phone, or gaming system. People never had to worry about these things before! But unfortunately we are now seeing the negative health effects of sitting. Continue reading Sitting Series – Part 1: The Negative Health Effects of Sitting
The other day, I was sitting in the car while my husband was getting a coffee at WaWa, and it occurred to me that I really needed to stretch more. Intense workouts and age have been conspiring to tighten up my muscles and I decided I needed to find a yoga class – fast.
Now, back in the “old days,” before we all had personal computers, let alone cell phones, I would have had to dig up a paper copy of a class schedule, or call my fitness club for more information when I got home. And, if I’m being perfectly honest, by the time I did get home, the mood would have passed and I probably wouldn’t have bothered! Continue reading Cornerstone’s Mobile Gym Membership App = Instant Commitment
With the New Year underway, many people are well into their new fitness routines. Whether you’ve made exercise an established habit, or are working to do so, let’s talk about the advantages of cross training and switching things up a bit.
Did you know that most people stick with the same exercise routine for months, if not years? Not only can this get really boring really quick, but it’s also not the best for your body or your results.
The term “cross training” simply means practicing/training in two or more types of exercise. For example, if you are an avid runner, cross training would mean you would also incorporate other activities like biking, swimming, strength training etc. But why is this so important to do?
Continue reading Advantages of Cross Training: Why Mixing It up Keeps You Motivated
Sadly, most New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals begin to lose steam sometime in February. In fact, depending on where you get your numbers, 80 to 90 percent of them fail. This failure could make an awful lot of us feel badly about ourselves, but we really should cut ourselves some slack. Habits can take a long time to develop, so undoing bad ones and creating positive new ones can be very challenging.
Continue reading Your New Year’s Fitness Goals: Falling off the Wagon Already?
Have you ever wandered the aisles of a department store with the vague goal of buying some clothes? When I do this, I usually end up meandering for a while before buying something I really don’t need. Or I walk out with nothing at all because I find the sheer volume of choices paralyzing when I try to shop without a specific goal in mind.
Continue reading Group Exercise Schedule: Choose Fitness Classes for You
As we all know, Valentine’s Day is about love – showing love to your spouse, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, child, teacher, etc. But who says you can’t send yourself a Valentine?
We’d like to suggest that you can, by giving yourself some self-care this year. And what better way to do that than with a massage?
Discover the benefits of massage, and our specials for singles and couples.
Continue reading Massage Specials at Cornerstone: Send Yourself a Valentine
Research shows that working out in a group is effective, motivating and fun. But, for people who are new to group exercise, it can also be a little intimidating. At Cornerstone Clubs, we are committed to helping you start out on the right foot. We know that if you feel confident from the second you step on the road, you’ll stay for the journey.
One way we demonstrate our commitment is by offering several introductory free fitness classes each month. These classes allow you an opportunity to try something new or different in a non-intimidating and educational way. Small class sizes guarantee personal attention that will prepare you to step right into a regularly scheduled class with confidence. These hour-long classes are available to you absolutely FREE (with the exception of Reformer Fundamentals, which costs $10).
Continue reading Free Intro Fitness Classes: Try Beginner Yoga, Barre, Tai Chi and More
It’s no secret that human beings are social creatures. We’re wired to enjoy doing things together: playing, collaborating on school and work projects, attending dances and social events, participating in sports, and celebrating occasions like weddings and birthdays.
And yet when it comes to exercise, we often try to go it alone. Sometimes it works, but more often it doesn’t. Research suggests that more than half us drop out of our fitness programs after six months.
Continue reading Don’t Go It Alone: Benefits of Group Fitness Classes
Have you ever started a new diet, only to quit two weeks later? Or what about that time you jumped into that crazy intense 6 a.m. boot camp class, realized you were in way over your head, and never went back?
We’ve all been there. We have the best intentions, but sticking with these health and fitness goals can be a challenge.
Now think about the time you made a deal with your friend/spouse/sibling to walk together three times a week. That was much easier to stick to, wasn’t it? Having somebody with you, somebody to hold you accountable, somebody you don’t want to let down is a game changer.
Continue reading Stay on Track With Free Wellness Coaching Sessions