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

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

SLEEP

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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

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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