Certifications: Health & Fitness Specialist (ACSM) Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner Education: Bachelors in Science from NAU Related Experience: Personal Training (Physical Therapy & YMCA Physical Therapy tech Specializations: Functional Training Injury rehab & prevention Posture correction Motto: “Work hard but more importantly have fun and enjoy the journey.”

The PERKS of Myofascial Release

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The PERKS of Myofascial Release   Let’s think for a second.  Is there anyone that shouldn’t be doing self myofascial release?   I  honestly can’t think of anyone that could not benefit from self myofascial release.   First I’ll let you in on the benefits of Myofascial release: • Corrects muscle imbalances • Improves joint range of motion • Relieves … Read More

New Year New You

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We are 1 month in of 2013.  For everyone who hasn’t kicked their workouts into high gear yet, now is the time.  From today  till Valentine’s day we have a special for new clients to try some personal training.  You can start off with 4 customized 30 minute sessions for $100 or 8 for $175.  Along with the personal training sessions, you will receive … Read More

Gail M.

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I’ve struggled with my weight for much of my life and even though I lost many of the excess pounds I did not feel fit.  Now, at age 58, because of personal training at the Fit Zone I am in better shape than I ever thought was possible.  I’ve been a member of Fit Zone for six years but have only … Read More

Dodge Ball Tournament

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 Fit Zone AZ Dodge Ball Tournament On January 5th Fit Zone AZ had a Dodge Ball Tournament at Kiwanis Park Recreation Center. All together we had 12 teams of 5 participate.  This by far has been our biggest event yet.  We combined  this fun game from our elementary school days with giving back a little to the Tempe community.  Each … Read More

A sense of community.

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A sense of community. As of now I’ve kept the blog about the research and facts of health and nutrition.  Today Im going to change things up and go on a different path. On  the weekend of Dec 2nd we at Fit Zone AZ had a fundraiser, Sweating for Strong Island.  We raised money for Superstorm Sandy Relief to my … Read More

Green Tea vs. Black Tea

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Green Tea vs Black Tea  Drinking tea has been spoken about for centuries as having health benefits but only recently do we have science to back it up.  There has been many clinical studies done in the past decade to support the health benefits of both green and black tea. Tea’s health benefits are mostly due to its large content … Read More

Post Workout Nutrition

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Post Workout Nutrition  Recently I have received some questions on this topic.  If some people are asking I know others are thinking about it. Why is Post Workout Nutrition so important? What you put into your body directly after your workout is critical for the recovery process of your body.  The benefits of your post workout meal is to restore … Read More

Coco Fit/ Coconut H2O

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I was intrigued to find out what the benefits of coconut water were. Here’s what I’ve learned. Coconut water is great for rehydration.  During your workout you’re going to sweat, perspire.  When this occurs you are mostly losing water but there are small amounts of minerals exiting your body as well.  These are sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Athletes tend … Read More


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SLEEP: The “rule of thumb”  for adults is 7 to 9 hours according to The National Sleep Foundation. Sleep plays a major role in how the body recovers.   We all need to recover both physically and mentally.  While you sleep your body is being rejuvenated for the next day. There is research out there that shows that people who … Read More

Michael and Kathy Holland

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Members since June 2008 My husband Michael joined FitZone in June, 2008.  I declined to join at the time because “I hate to exercise inside” and continued to walk in the 100+ degree Arizona summer.  Michael went to the gym and came home happy while I walked in the heat and came home miserable.  Finally in July, 2008 I decided … Read More


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Member since May 2010 Joining Fit Zone in May of 2010 was one of the most marvelous decisions I have ever made! Being an active individual has never been a problem for me, but gyms were never my cup of tea. Dance, hiking or swimming were my preferred forms of exercise.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t getting the results I was looking … Read More

Nutrition – Simplified

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7 Simple Nutrition Tips To Ponder: #1.  Keep it simple. Eat REAL food. #2.  Avoid processed food.  Avoid eating out. #3.  Eat regularly every 3 hours,  5 to 6 times a day. #4.  Allow yourself  1 cheat meal a week. #5.  Drink H20.  Avoid empty calories; a good example of this is soda. #6.  Pre plan your meals.  Be prepared. … Read More

First Blog

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Hi. I’m Jaime Gangi, General Manager here at Fit Zone in Tempe, Arizona. Welcome to my first blog post!  I’m starting this blog not only to let you know what’s going on in the Fit Zone community, but to share information and ideas, discuss current topics in the fitness industry, and most importantly, promote healthy living. So stay tuned .. there’s more to come! Check us out on … Read More


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Member since August 2007 Great club, friendly helpful staff. Clean and well maintained faciltiy. Members respect each other, regardless of gender or ability.

Ramon C.

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Member since July 2009 Before I started working out with my Fit Zone trainer, I wasn’t that motivated. I was ashamed of how I let myself go and gain a few pounds. I went to the gym not knowing that half of the stuff I was doing was the wrong way or not know what body parts to work out … Read More

Scott A.

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I felt that I was “stuck” in a rut and just kind of “spinning my wheels”. I wasn’t that motivated to exercise and, even though I was going to the gym, I was actually moving backwards in my goal for better fitness. I notice a big difference in how I feel and look. I notice that even outside the gym … Read More

Nona J.

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I came to Fit Zone because I couldn’t lose weight and I had been feeling more out of shape with each passing day. I had no energy and I was getting so that I wanted to do less and less. When I came in for my first visit with Fit Zone, my intention was to work on the machines by … Read More

Shannon C.

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Member since November 2005 Before I started working out with my trainer, Jaime, I had developed a series of unhealthy habits. I was eating poorly, not working out and just had a lazy attitude about health all around. I had a saying “I only have one life, so I should enjoy it however I want.” I felt disgusting and over … Read More

Autumn F.

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I actually thought that what I was doing in my workouts was good at the time. After working with my Fit Zone trainer, I realized that some of the workouts that I was doing wasn’t at the intensity level it needed to be. I also realized that I was using some of the weight equipment incorrectly. The training has helped … Read More

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