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MAC Schedule: September 22, 2019

Fitness

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MAC Member Spotlight - Deanna Hamons

I have lost a total of 35 lbs and have toned since beginning training and feel better mentally and physically than I ever have. I am currently a member of the Dangerous Curves Fitness group training that Jen directs and love it!

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MAC Member Spotlight - Dan Watson

I have several chronic medical conditions (I am 59 years old): diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, frequent waking to name some.  I started out doing the oxygen therapy at MAC three times a week.  The results have been incredible—and quickly.  I started having more energy (I’ve had chronic fatigue issues for probably 30+ years). Nothing has ever seemed to help like this.

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MAC Member Spotlight - Sandra Reynolds

In October of 2017 I was tired of being overweight and depressed. Nothing fit right, I hated the way I looked. I felt like my prime had passed. I decided to take control. I joined MAC...and it changed my life.

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August Member Spotlight - Jim Frey

I read an article which indicated you lose about a percent of muscle mass annually after age 35. So I joined a small gym in the Toledo area about 6 years ago and was surprised how little I could lift … not that I could ever lift much of anything!  So before going the Silver Sneakers route, I thought I would try some of the other classes.  They were tough but the instructors and classmates were very encouraging (as they are at the MAC!). 

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July Member Spotlight - Joel Iocey

Like many people, I believed this would always be the case, however when I hit my forties I discovered I was wrong. In my youth I had acquired some bad habits, smoking, poor diet etc... These bad habits caught up with me. I was getting the "love handles" and if I tried to exercise, it was difficult because I couldn't breathe due to my smoking. 

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June Member Spotlight - Connie

If you see me at MAC, I always have a smile on my face.  Thankful for this awesome gym, the staff, and all the members!  Remember: don’t allow yourself to make the same mistake as me and believe that you can’t.  Because, you can!

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May Member Spotlight - Ashley

"It’s one thing to admit to yourself that you’ve gained weight but seeing it.... that’s a whole other story. I just decided that I needed a huge (pun intended) change in my life."

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April Member Spotlight - Ully M.

"The doctors and the nurses were convinced that if I was not in as good shape as I was, I would not have survived any of it. All of the weight training with machines and class workouts really paid off in the most amazing way."

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February Member Spotlight - Tiffany J.

"Kathy, MAC Group Exercise Director, was very helpful in telling me about the classes and the gym. In fact, Kathy's Monday night class was the first class I attended -- which was great!  I continued to come to classes and got to know the instructors and other members in class."

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January 2018 Member Spotlight - Jill D.

"Each month, the weight kept falling off.  After 100+ pounds lost in 1 year, I can’t say enough about CrossFit and the changes is has made in my life.  I went from a XXXL size 22 to a M and size 10-12 in 1 year.  I am no longer pre-diabetic, I don’t count calories and my metabolism actually burns now."

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December Member Spotlight - Sharron L.

"I requested the help of Nick, MAC Personal Trainer, to help get me more flexible, stronger and to help me with my injuries. He’s helped me tremendously. I’m so much stronger,  have learned so much, and I’m slowly becoming more confident."

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November Member Spotlight - Liz & Aaron

"Working out isn’t a short term goal.  It is a lifelong commitment. It takes time and there is no quick fix or magical pill.  You just have to keep pushing yourself and set new goals.  When you plateau, do something different and don’t quit.  Keep it exciting, change it up, find what works for you!  God gave you one body.  Take care of it the best of your ability and it’ll take care of you."

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September Member Spotlight - David E.

"I have been a single parent of two awesome girls all these years and have still found a way to train 5 to 6 days a week. I train because it makes me feel good. I believe that if you feel good about yourself, it leads to a positive attitude and in return makes you more of a pleasant person to be around."

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MAC Member Spotlight - Philip

"I was able to train for boxing and racing and ended up being successful in both. I lost 50 pounds before my crash. After I broke my neck, I used MAC to get myself back to as close to pre-crash shape as possible."

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MAC Member Spotlight - Marilou

Marilou believes all of us can be helpful to someone else and that helpfulness will be paid back ten-fold! Marilou is 81 years old and still living a very full and active life.

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MAC Member Spotlight - Liz D.

"Join a class/program. Don’t knock it until you try it (I joined WOW (Women on Weights) and because of this class I now enjoy lifting weights! This program has also helped me with my fitness journey.  I absolutely love Carol!)"

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MAC Member Spotlight - Amy & Josh H.

"If you’re reading this then you’ve already taken one of the most important steps in your own personal journey – you’ve decided to make a change and joined a gym. Now, outline your goals and create your how-to plan. Once you do that, all that’s left is implementation of your plan – put it into action! Remember, nothing works unless you do."

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MAC Member Spotlight - Mark F.

It is not easy, but anyone and everyone can make significant change in their lifestyle. Like so many things, I had to decide for myself to make a change before anybody or anything could help me.  There are virtually unlimited people and resources waiting and willing to help, but it simply could not work until I made the decision to change.  

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New Aqua Cardio Interval Class

Looking for a bit more challenge in the water? This class is designed to be a step above the regular water class.  It is a fast paced 30 minute shallow water workout that consists of a combination of Tabata, boot camp, and interval training moves.  These aerobic exercises can be modified for all ages and abilities.

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Stephanie W. - MAC Member Spotlight

My best pieces of advice are:

1-     If your goal is fat loss, ensure that strength training is the primary focus of your exercise routine.  A common misconception (especially among women) is that you need to do more cardio to burn more calories, which will translate to fat loss.  The truth is, the positive metabolic effect of added muscle will trump the temporary calorie burn from cardio EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. 

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New MAC Programming

Have you heard of PiYo or PoundFit? Both are new Group Exercise classes offered at MAC. For days and times, check out the schedule here - Group Exercise Schedule

Also, for the month of March, Monday & Wednesday, 10:30am Spinning Classes are FREE for all MAC members. Come take a ride with us!

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Member Spotlight - Kay Keiffer

My fitness journey began about 3 years ago, when I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time. I had tried everything on the planet to lose weight.

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Member Spotlight - Greg Johnson

When I decided to make the commitment to join MAC, it is was more about trying to extend my life by getting healthy. In 2014, I had a stroke, and afterwards I had to learn to use my left side again. On top of the stroke, I had been gaining weight over the years. 

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MAC 5K benefits St. Baldrick's Foundation

MAC 5K, held on Saturday, November 5th, raised over $1150 for St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research. Guest speaker Amy M. shared their family journey through childhood cancer with their daughter, Alayna (pictured).

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MAC Member Spotlight - Susan Anderson

Susan’s words of advice:  I believe that working out and eating healthy is a lifestyle. Once you get into a routine, if you eat right and exercise you will feel great and never want to live any other way!

Susan joined MAC over 15 years ago and consistently comes to MAC 2-3 days a week. She loves the Spinning, Boot Camp and Tabata classes. She feels that they really give her a great overall workout and she always feels great afterwards. 

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MAC Member Spotlight - Katherine Hattar

What led you to join MAC’s Dangerous Curves Program?
I saw a MAC Facebook post for the Dangerous Curves group training program. I knew I needed to make a life change and this class seemed to call to me. I messaged the trainer, Jen and she told me a little about the program. I tried to talk myself out of joining because I didn’t think I could do it. I told my family about this opportunity, and they said DO IT!

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MAC Member Spotlight - Logan Holmes

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am 32 years old. I am originally from Tennessee. In 2012, I graduated from West Texas A&M with a M.S in Meat Science. With that degree, I have worked in food manufacturing facilities where there was always good tasting food available. I am currently working in R&D at AdvancePierre Foods in West Chester. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, and now my love for the gym and a healthier lifestyle. I am a devoted family man with a wonderful, loving wife and an 8.5 month old little girl.

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MAC Member Spotlight: Sally Arnold

 I am an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner with my Doctorate Degree and tri-certifications in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care. I work at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. When not at work, I spend time biking, gardening, and hanging out with my two cats, Sassy and Stash.

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Flying Pig Success for MAC members!

A few of our MAC members reached their goal of finishing in the top five in the female relay at the Flying Pig this morning!  Congrats to Jayne and Kelsey Gaffney and Brittany Gehringer.

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Benefits of Going to the Gym

Maybe you need to lose a few pounds? You might need to lose a lot of weight, even. Maybe you just want to be more fit and able to get out and be more active. However, the thought of going to the gym is daunting.
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“Cross training” versus “CrossFit”

Many people see the popular fitness brand “CrossFit” nowadays, and wonder what it’s all about. A quick search for the term “CrossFit” will turn up a variety of information, ranging from YouTube workouts featuring grunting, training individuals cranking out seemingly impossible numbers of repetitions with seemingly (and indeed, actually) often dangerous form.

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Group Fitness Classes Drive and Inspire

Scenario: You know you need to work out. Maybe you’re just getting into it, or you’ve fallen out of a standard routine. You want to change up your routine, keep it fun and interesting and workout some new muscle groups, but you don’t know quite where to start.
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Make fitness part of your daily routine and have fun while working out!

In today’s world, we are always on the go! Between work, family, friends, and a social life, we’re supposed to find the time to get to a gym and clock in at least 45 minutes of exercise? Well, here at MAC, we have made it easier for you to achieve your fitness goals and give you the extra motivation to keep yourself on track.
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Why Circuit Training? 5 Reasons to use it in your workouts.

If circuit training is not currently part of your weekly workouts, it’s time to start incorporating this great way of exercising. Circuit training is a high volume but low resistance weight workout with 2-3 minute rest intervals involving cardio, and is focused on improving muscle tone and definition while also improving cardiovascular fitness.
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How to exercise: Is there a “right” way?

For many adults who have not been active since childhood, it can be difficult to know exactly how to exercise. Many overweight Americans also find themselves in a catch-22 where they want to join a gym and get healthy and fit, but at the same time they don’t want to join a gym because they feel like they’re too out-of-shape or that they’re simply “not ready for the gym.”
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How to Stretch with Less Risk of Injury

Most people think they know how to stretch, but some habits could be doing more harm than good. Check out the latest recommendations about stretching safely along with tips for improving flexibility with less risk of injury.
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