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Getting Fit Just Got More Convenient
At times, your schedule can make it difficult to find a convenient time to work out, especially if you start your day earlier than most or stay up a little later. Now, early risers and night owls alike will have reason to celebrate—we’re happy to announce SilverSneakers just added Anytime Fitness to our list of participating locations!
What does this mean for you? Not only are there more fitness centers for you to choose from, Anytime Fitness offers amenities including:
- access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- state-of-the-art fitness equipment, treadmills and free weights
- more than 1,600 locations nationwide
Now you’ll be able to find a fitness center that accommodates your schedule, day or night.
To find your nearest participating location, visit www.silversneakers.com, then call your nearest Anytime Fitness location to schedule your orientation. When you arrive, show your SilverSneakers ID card at the front desk. It’s that easy!
Try out one of these new locations, open 24 hours a day, and take another step toward a healthier, happier lifestyle. And don’t forget to call before your first visit to schedule an orientationPost Comment
Changing the Routine
One of the most commonly asked questions in the fitness world is: How often should I change my workout routine? The current wisdom is that you should make changes to your exercise patterns once a month, but should you try something new even more often than that? Or less?
Most personal trainers support the once-a-month switch ups, claiming that changing the way you work out will prevent injury and keep you from hitting a “plateau”: a place where your workouts help you less and less. The idea is to keep your muscles “confused” by preventing them from getting too comfortable with the status quo. Taking that to its logical extreme, some suggest that you change your routine every day to avoid plateaus and to maximize the amount of benefit you get from each workout.
Richard Weil is an exercise physiologist and a consultant for MedicineNet. He believes the idea of muscle confusion isn’t backed up by science. “There is no evidence to support either claim,” he said in an article on the topic. He argues that plateaus happen because the body makes rapid improvements in the beginning of a workout regimen. In other words, it’s not that you’re getting in shape more slowly, it’s that you were way out of shape to begin with.
Weil does admit that changing up a strength training routine might have some unforeseen benefits, but for most of us, he suggests we do what feels right, whether that’s keeping our normal routine or changing “when your strength or performance decreases, when your physique stops changing in the way that you’d like it to, or when you’re bored.”
So, go ahead and change up your routine if you want to, but don’t feel like it’s an absolute necessity. Ace Fitness gives you a simple formula for workout changes: just change one factor in your workout. For example, if you’re running, perhaps do more hill work, or go to the elliptical machine. Increase your pace, or maybe your duration, but not by too much. Most of all, do what feels good to you—that’s what will keep you in the gym and help you stay young.