(For best results, sing these words to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”)
On the first day of Christmas, my true gym gave to me: 12 days of working out free.
OK, you can stop singing now. It's time for sweating. Starting Dec. 3 and running through Dec. 15, Axiom will be feeling the holiday spirit. Every Axiom location will be free to the public those 12 days, all day. Every piece of equipment, every group class, every pool, every court, every everything in the Treasure Valley will be free, for everyone.
Here’s a list of ways you can spend your “free” time.
Day 1—Water, Water, Everywhere
Step your toe into the Axiom experience with one of our water exercise classes. They provide your body a break from ...Read more
Posted on 12/01/2016 at 01:00:00 PM
We get it. You’re tempted to “just enjoy the holidays” and get back on track with your diet and exercise regimen—some time after January 1. Did you know you can enjoy the holidays and stay on track? Here are 5 tips to make your New Year’s resolution something that’s already been solved.
1. Size Matters—Work your larger muscle groups extensively during the holidays. After a workout, muscles rebuild and repair themselves through nutrient uptake. The larger muscles groups (like legs) require the most uptake, so any “extra” holiday calories you take in before or after working out have a better chance of being used by your body, rather than getting stored as fat.
2. Prioritize Protein&mdas...Read more
Posted on 11/21/2016 at 09:00:00 AM
Winter sports season is just around the corner. Now is a great time to step up your routine at the gym to improve your performance and prevent injury. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, the ice, or the court – take your performance to the next level by strengthening target muscles that allow you to get more out of your game. Here are some tips to focus your training as you prepare for your best season ever.
Before heading to the mountain, the best muscles to target include glutes, quadriceps, and thighs. Much of the mobility needed for skiing and snowboarding comes from a bent position, engaging the glutes and quadriceps to stay balanced. Gravity enthusiasts rely on strong upper leg muscles and hip fl...Read more
Posted on 11/15/2016 at 02:40:00 PM
It doesn’t feel like it’s been 5 years since opening the doors to Axiom and welcoming the wonderful people of the Treasure Valley into Boise’s premier fitness experience. But it has been. As our members would agree, the thing that makes Axiom special are the people and employees. So to celebrate, we’ve decided to ask our trainers to name their favorite workouts and exercises. Here are the Top 5:
Bent Over Row
“This is an incredible exercise because one can feel their whole body working while doing it. It is a compound exercise that involves multiple joints and muscle groups working together to accomplish a great pull movement.”
—Tyler Eisenbess (Meridian)
Dumbbell Lateral Raises
“This is a g...Read more
Posted on 10/25/2016 at 03:26:00 PM
Five years! Can you believe we're already celebrating our 5-year anniversary? As we celebrate our quinquennial, we began to think about the fitness trends that have come to life over the past 5 years. Below is a look at trends that have popped up since 2012.
2012—Group Personal Training
One of the trends that really became popular in our first year was Group Personal Training. One of the advantages of this form of training is the benefit of individual attention and personalized workouts without having to pay for one-on-one training. There is also more energy in a group setting, and a little competition in the gym is never a bad thing. As great as group personal training might be, the benefits to private coaching are irreplaceable.
Posted on 10/18/2016 at 09:15:00 AM
Did you know there are still 24 hours in a day? Of course, but it feels like there is less time to get things done today than in years past. Between school, work, family, social life, and exercise, who has the time to get everything done?
As a result, you may be part of a growing number of people who go to bed later and get up earlier to get daily tasks done. But you should know, letting your sleep take the hit for a busy schedule is a problem that can impact your health.
Wake Up to the Health Stats
A review of 15 studies from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found some alarming statistics in which sleep quality and duration can have a direct impact on your health. The study found that people who get less than the ...Read more
Posted on 09/26/2016 at 01:45:00 PM
The link between maintaining an active lifestyle and being the kind of person we strive to be is not a secret. However, that doesn't mean juggling fitness between all the other day-to-day tasks in your life is a natural balance.
School, in particular, can get in the way of exercising, and ultimately reaching your fitness goals. During the summer, students often dedicate more time to their workout regimen. Then, as things pick up in the fall, schedules get weighed down with increased workloads. It becomes more difficult to find a chance to work out. It’s an understandable predicament, but when working out takes a backseat to everything else, you won’t meet your fitness goals.
To combat this problem, here are some tips for succ...Read more
Posted on 09/14/2016 at 02:13:00 PM
Throughout the fitness world, there are differing opinions on the idea behind changing an exercise routine after a period of time. Some believe it’s best to change their routine every six to eight weeks, others suggest to change even sooner.
This can be a confusing topic—especially for beginners—so let’s break the concept down to its simplest form.
In just about every aspect of life, when does it ever make sense to change something that is producing desired results? Changing a routine that is yielding positive results may lead you down a path that might not give you expected results.
When Is Change Good?
With that being said, there are times when it’s in your best interest to be like Peyton Manning and audibl...Read more
Posted on 08/31/2016 at 03:15:00 PM
Do a quick Web search on “fitness tracker” and you will be amazed at the number of choices. It’s a hot market, and just about everybody seems to be jumping on board. Wearable technology is everywhere. Strap a fitness tracker on your wrist and it can count your steps, track your sleep and of course measure your heart rate.
With all the different options on the market, it can be difficult to determine which fitness monitor is right for you. Well, we’ve got your back (and heart) covered. Enter the MyZone Heart Rate and Fitness Monitor. The MyZone is one of the only tools that will allow you to track your heart rate accurately. The MyZone monitors sell for $99 at each Axiom location, and if you decide you want to sign...Read more
Posted on 08/23/2016 at 01:08:00 PM
It could be a 10-minute chair massage between meetings at work. It could be a 60-minute sports massage after a workout at the gym. It could be a 90-minute shiatsu massage or hot stone massage in a luxurious spa. Either way, we probably don’t have to convince you that getting a massage sounds like a good idea. After all, the benefits of massage are fairly obvious. There is the relief of sore muscles and lower back pain, increased range of motion, improved circulation, and of course relaxation. But, there are health benefits of massage that are not quite as obvious that can make a huge impact on your every day life. Therapeutic massage might just be more important to taking care of your body than you think.
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Posted on 07/28/2016 at 04:17:00 PM