Happy New Year & Happy Promotions

The new year is here and many people feel like moving a bit more to kickstart their health after the holidays. Most people want to GO, GO, GO and push it to their max. But, if you’ve been sedentary for sometime, it’s smart to start at an appropriate level. For some, just moving is key. Whether that’d be walking up and down stairs or taking a brisk walk on the treadmill, find something that you enjoy and do it.

For others, it’s time to get help. Here at 1800 Fit, your trainer Elizabeth is here to help with any fitness goals you may have. It’s best to find resistance training exercises that are appropriate for your current fitness level. We will still offer the $100 for 5 30-minute PT sessions. You can use this for the individual or small group program on T/Th from 12-1230PM.

The only catch is that the 5 sessions need to be used within 10 business days.

Do you need to focus on your “Om” this new year? Combat stress with yoga on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20pm. Drop in is $12, but if you sign up for the month it is only $9 / class.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: manager@sfm-1800fit.com or at 206-576-2017

3 Reasons Why Yoga During Your Work Day is Important

There are so many health benefits from yoga that it would take a lifetime to explain why yoga is good for your mind and body. While at work, most of us operate on “fight or flight” mode. Stressed about returning emails, taking on more work and running to the next meeting instructs the mind and body to operate on high all the time. In order to be more productive and more focused at work, we need to slow down.

And yoga helps with that. Here are three reasons why yoga is so beneficial at the work place.

-Yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and the relaxation response. The fight or flight mode stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which results in a different hormonal flow. This is important specifically for eating under stress. When stressed, the blood flow moves away from the visceral area (organs) and moves to the working muscles to “flee” danger. Promoting calmness throughout the day aides in the flow of hormones that boosts mood, energy and digestion.

-Yoga helps you escape life while on the mat. Yoga is a perfect example of why people love movies. In yoga and in a movie, the mind escapes whatever is going on throughout the day to enjoy brief moments of happiness. Hitting the pause button helps you think more clearly and avoids reacting impulsively.

-Yoga helps posture and muscular wellbeing. It’s no secret that sitting at a desk promotes bad posture and stiff muscles. We’ve all felt it. The best part of yoga is that you lengthen the entire body. Connected to the breath, the body is in a meditation in motion state.

If you have questions about yoga please email: manager@sfm-1800fit.com. We offer Yoga on Tuesdays 12:30-1:20pm.

 

New Yoga Classes in May

2012-113Are you ready to escape work and relax your mind and body? Take a deep breath with us as we bring yoga back to 1800Fit!

In May we’ll offer yoga twice – May 17th and 31st – from 12:30-1:20pm for $18.00+tax. In June, we’ll offer yoga for the entire month on Tuesdays.

To register for the May course, you can purchase the package in our store. If you do not currently have an account you’ll need to create one in order to access the store.

Yoga is the perfect exercise to gain flexibility as well as increase strength. It’s one of the best exercises for the mind as moving  mindfully relaxes the central nervous system and allows the endocrine system to activate and release all those positive hormones. Wouldn’t it be nice to finish your work day on a positive note? Affordable and convenient, how can you pass up this deal?

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at manager@sfm-1800fit.com or 206-576-2017

Get Fit: March Training & Yoga Specials

1800 Fit would like to announce March specials available to all the tenants.

Individual & Small Group Training
Now you can get five 30-minute sessions for $100!
*Available to new time PT clients.
*Small Groups must have 3 or more people
*All sessions must be used within 2 weeks from date of purchase.

Yoga Classes
Join Puneeta every Wednesday and Friday 12:00-12:50pm in March for yoga!
Price is $72.00 for unlimited Wed./Fri. yoga classes in March.

All packages are available in the store. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at manager@sfm-1800fit.com | 206-576-2017

Meditation to reduce, stress, chronic pain and more

Society is stressful and we sometimes find it hard to unwind. And that unwinding process starts in the brain. When the brain is calm, or changes function, so does the mind. Meditation, although an ancient exercise for the mind, is making way into science’s laboratory to find remarkable discoveries about stress, pain and mindfulness.

Time.com just published a new article with fresh research right off science’s press. Click here to read their most recent discovery.

Yoga for Stress Release Program

Yoga for Stress Release Program

Tuesdays | November 4 – December 10, 2013
12:00-12:55pm | $90 Fall Special
Relieve stress and tension from your work day as you explore energizing asana sequences and relaxing breathing exercises in this six-week Yoga for Stress Release course. Progress your mind through meditation, strengthen your body with poses and say goodbye to tension with relaxation techniques.

Course is taught by certified yoga instructor, Puneeta G., who spent many years working in Corporate America.  She believes that it is important to take a break from your busy work day and spend some time to connect with your body and breath to relieve physical and mental stress so that you can rejoin your daily routine with a fresh perspective.