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New Classes at Cima Fitness for 2015!

Lots of changes at Cima Fitness in 2015… Thank you to all of you who supported Cima Fitness in 2014. I appreciate you more than you know. Here’s to 2015! There will be some changes in the New Year that reflect the growth and evolution of Cima Fitness. I hope you like them! KravFit KravFit classes are replacing the 40+ Fitness classes. This is a combination of functional fitness and self-defense. Each class will include some basic self-defense techniques as well as a functional fitness WOD (workout of the day). This class is practical, functional, and FUN exercise! Mon / Wed  10 am – 11 am 2 times per week classes are $30/month Women’s Self-defense Women-only class for those who desire to learn basic self-defense and also improve their fitness level. This is a useful, functional, FUN way to exercise! Everyone should know at least some basic self-awareness and self-defense techniques for the confidence it gives, especially to the more vulnerable groups in society (women, children, and older people). In these weekly classes you will have the opportunity to regularly practice, and become proficient in self-defense techniques that are easy-to-learn. Fri  10 am – 11 am 1 time per week classes are $17/month Strong Curves Personal Training Strong bodies are sexy! But most women want to retain some curves while increasing their fitness. What you receive with Personal Training at Cima Fitness: + Initial consultation for diet, lifestyle choices, and fitness + Personalized diet plan + Weekly 6-day per week fitness program in 12-week blocks + 2 or 3 day per week personal training sessions at Cam Gym + Personal training log (progress tracking) + Daily coaching...

New Krav Classes Added!

  Our Mon/Wed Krav Maga classes are FULL, so now we’re opening up Tues/Thurs classes…at the same time, same place…starting August 5th. If you would like to move from Mon/Wed to Tues/Thurs classes, or attend 3 or 4 classes per week, please send us an email at info@cimafitness.com. If you are not currently registered for classes, you can learn more about what we offer here: Self-defense Seminars and Classes Krav Maga is an Israeli self-defense system that can be learned quickly by anyone of any age or ability. Learn to defend yourself, even in an increasingly unsafe world, and improve your fitness level at the same time. We offer a one-time Survival Self-defense Seminar on the last Friday of every month as well as weekly classes if you would like to continue your training. When you pay for a Seminar, you may attend your first month of classes for FREE. Bring a friend and receive $10 off! For more info, click here: Self-defense Seminars and...

Survival Self-defense SEMINAR

Join us on July 11th, 2014 Learn how to defend yourself, even in an increasingly unsafe world. In our SEMINARS you will learn how to reduce your likelihood of becoming a victim, how to use everyday items as weapons, as well as some basic tactics for neutralizing perpetrators so that you can escape to safety. Instruction includes two hours of intensive hands-on training, plus a take-home DVD. Seminars are available EVERY FRIDAY from 11am-1pm, so if you can’t join us on July 11th, you only have to wait until the next one. Cost is $30, payable at the beginning of class. Click here to reserve your spot for any of our SEMINARS. Limited class size for optimal instruction. SEMINARS are taught by self-defense specialist, Andres Flores and Chelsea Gary. Please arrive a few minutes before the class starts. Bring a small towel, and plenty of water. We suggest that men wear groin protection. NEXT SEMINAR: July 11, 2014 from 11am-1pm. In addition to the SEMINARS, we offer weekly Krav Maga classes for instruction and practice in even more self-defense techniques, and to increase the fitness level of participants. To learn more about our Krav Maga (self-defense) Classes and SEMINARS, please click here. Be more confident in going about your day (and night). Sign Up...

Why CrossFit is Attracting Middle-aged Women

[Reposted from MACLEAN’S here] by Patricia Treble | June 3, 2014 It took 49-year-old Korina Besednik months of intense training to prepare for this year’s worldwide CrossFit Open competition. She worked out 10 times a week, doing Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics. Three years ago, she couldn’t even have contemplated competing. She was 30 lb. overweight. “I had [built] endurance through cycling, but I couldn’t jump and had little upper-body strength,” the Toronto-based registered massage therapist recalls. Then she tried a local CrossFit gym, Academy of Lions, and was hooked on the ever-changing, high-intensity workouts, which include everything from push-ups and pull-ups to kettlebell snatches and barbell work. Now she squats 200 lb., dead-lifts 240 and just set a personal best in the clean: 125. In this brutally difficult regimen that’s the preferred fitness challenge of CEOs and athletes, she’s emerged as a real contender. At the Open’s last event, Besednik powered through rounds of overhead thrusters—squatting, then standing, while pushing a 65-lb. barbell overhead—and burpees (dropping flat on the floor, then quickly getting vertical). She finished ahead of everyone in her heat, some half her age, and came in 115th in her age group at the regionals. She’s not the only middle-aged woman who’s discovered the appeal of CrossFit, having turned her back on classes with 10-lb. dumbbells to embrace heavy weights and the resultant calluses. “Anyone’s body can handle it,” Besednik says. As women master moves such as squats, dead lifts, snatches and clean-and-jerks, they are also changing a testosterone-laden part of the gym. “Strong and muscular is the new skinny,” says Stuart Phillips, a McMaster University kinesiology professor. (Rather than a...

Mastering the Art of Staying Buff

[Reprinted from Tabata Times: http://www.tabatatimes.com/crossfit-masters-mastering-the-art-of-staying-buff/ CrossFit is continually giving us reasons why it is one of the best training programs for all-around fitness and health. Besides creating amazing athletes across all age groups and forging an unshakeable, close-knit community, for older male CrossFitters in particular, some of the reasons go far beyond just being fit: this is about a longer life and higher quality of life. Older athletes face unique challenges as they strive to stay fit and competitive. Similar to younger athletes, they want continued muscle growth, increased strength, and stamina. But as we age, these desires can become more challenging to achieve and maintain. The key to meeting these challenges starts with understanding the hormone testosterone. So…what is testosterone and what does it do for you? Did you know? Women also have testosterone, but men produce 40-60 times more in their bodies. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid hormone that most people associate with muscle building, sex drive, and aggressiveness. What most people don’t know is that 1) testosterone plays a major role in metabolism, memory, & cognitive function, and 2) the presence of normal testosterone levels contributes to maintaining optimal weight as well as reducing risk of degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. An even more powerful hormone than you thought. Check Your Testosterone Levels In case you are wondering what your own testosterone levels are like, see if any of these symptoms of low testosterone apply to you. Symptoms of Low Testosterone Reduced energy levels Reduced strength and endurance levels Loss of muscle mass Decreased sex drive Sleep problems Natural Ways to...

Why Resistance Training is Important for Older Adults

Sarcopenia (i.e. muscle atrophy) and loss of strength are known to occur with age. Both conditions present a major public health concern to our aging population, as quality of life and the likelihood of age-associated declines in health status are influenced. Age-related declines in health include decreased energy expenditure at rest and during exercise, and increased body fat and its accompanying increased dyslipidaemia and reduced insulin sensitivity. Quality of life is affected by reduced strength and endurance and increased difficulty in being physically active. Strength and muscle mass are increased following resistance training in older adults through a poorly understood series of events that appears to involve the recruitment of satellite cells to support hypertrophy of mature myofibres. Muscle quality (strength relative to muscle mass) also increases with resistance training in older adults possibly for a number of reasons, including increased ability to neurally activate motor units and increased high-energy phosphate availability. Resistance training in older adults also increases power, reduces the difficulty of performing daily tasks, enhances energy expenditure and body composition, and promotes participation in spontaneous physical activity. Impairment in strength development may result when aerobic training is added to resistance training but can be avoided with training limited to 3...