Fitness Tip Video Clip: Strengthen Your Lower Back
Our personal trainers and fitness instructors have turned the cameras on themselves to bring you a video clip featuring a popular fitness topic. This month we feature the proper way to strengthen your lower back as Jaq and Aimee from Great Neck Recreation Center demonstrate a few variations of lower back extensions. Watch now!
We'll have a new clip each month, so if you have an idea or exercise that you would like to see demonstrated, email us at fun@VBgov.com.
Try Piloxing® for FREE!
Last month we told you about an exciting, new group fitness class that is coming to Bayside in April. Piloxing®, as the name suggests, blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the sculpting and flexibility of standing Pilates.
Join us at Bayside Recreation Center on Thursday, April 4 at 4:30 pm for a FREE Launch Party! Come ready to work out! A recreation center membership is not required, the only thing you'll need to bring is a water bottle. Piloxing® incorporates barefoot training, but you may wear dance or athletic shoes if you prefer.
Piloxing® is on the group fitness schedule at Bayside on Thursdays from 4:20 - 5:20 pm. Look for it to hit Williams Farm in May!
5 Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast
For many, skipping breakfast has become a very bad habit. Reasons why range from not feeling hungry to not waking up early enough. Some people actually think it's an effective way to shave off a few calories. The fact is there isn't a good reason to skip breakfast. To lead a healthy lifestyle, the day needs to begin with a good balance of carbs, proteins and healthy fats.
Here are five reasons why breakfast is so important:
- Numerous studies have shown that a healthy breakfast is directly linked to maintaining a healthy weight.
- People that eat breakfast tend to consume more vitamins, minerals and fiber in their diet.
- Your body needs a healthy meal in the morning to supply the get-up-and-go after a night's rest. That energy helps you feel alert and productive throughout your day.
- A balanced breakfast helps with the urge to snack or over-eat later in the day.
- Metabolism greatly improves when calories are consumed in the morning and spread out through the day as opposed to just lunch and dinner.
Check out next month's newsletter for healthy menu options for the morning time.
Meet the Trainer: Nwabufo "Buff" Okigbo
Since his days at Landstown High School, where he played football and was a city champion wrestler, Nwabufo has had a passion for fitness and exercise. He continued to wrestle while attending Old Dominion University, took up the sport of rugby and earned his degree in physical education with a minor in exercise science.
Also while attending ODU, Nwabufo earned his Personal Training Certification from the American Council on Exercise and worked in the campus Recreation and Wellness center as a fitness specialist and trainer. After graduation, he continued his education and became a Certified Health Coach through the same organization.
Nwabufo looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences with new clients and helping them meet their fitness goals. You can schedule sessions with Nwabufo at Williams Farm or Kempsville Recreation Center.