Get Up Get Active with Crunch #36: Pilates

SARASOTA – Bare feet on a cool floor. It’s a refreshing feeling after a long day at work. No shoes are required for Pilates, otherwise known as the art of controlled movements. “It’s deep breathing, core, the belly’s drawn in which also protects the low back so it’s a lot of lower abdominal work with the leg lifts and stuff but it’s real concentrated core work.” The main focus is breathing. “The moves should go along with the breath....

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #35: The Core

SARASOTA – It’s time to work out those abs. Grab a mat. Pick a spot on the floor. Time to work out. Ab workouts aren’t all about getting that six-pack like many think. Working your abs builds a powerful core. This includes your pelvic muscles, hips and the muscles supporting your spine in the front and the back. “People think it’s just the abs, what you see in the front but it also includes your low back.” Crunch group fitness...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #34: After-Surgery Workouts

SARASOTA – As a personal trainer who spends his entire week in the gym, David Greene might be one of the healthiest 50-year-old’s you’ll ever meet. But last year he felt something in his stomach and doubled over in pain. “It became so bad I had to go to the hospital, had to go to the emergency room. They did a CT scan on me and said, ‘We have to do emergency exploratory surgery. You’ve got a perforated colon, and we got to go in and...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #33: Overdrive

SARASOTA – Kick it into high gear with Overdrive at Crunch. This high intensity class pushes members to their limit. Crunch group fitness instructor Victoria Chadsey describes it as non-stop action. “Cardio to a little bit of strength, high intensity, your heart rate is up and you continue moving, fat burning… strength training class.” The combination of exercises are endless making each class unique. Overdrive is the definition of a...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #31: Pam’s Transformation

SARASOTA – Four years ago, Pam Aleshire started a journey at Crunch fitness. Her doctor told her she needed to change her lifestyle so she teamed up with Crunch trainer Jason Heckman and got to work, making huge strides. “When I first started here, I could not walk. I hobbled in here. I could do maybe five minutes on the treadmill and now I can do an hour.” You’ll find Pam at Crunch six days a week, often two times a day. “I’m now a...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #29: Boom Move It
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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #29: Boom Move It

SARASOTA – Boom Move It Powered by Silver Sneakers gives Crunch members a blast to the past This half an hour class brings back dance moves from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s from the Pony, the Grapevine or even the Twist. Crunch group fitness instructor Dee Shafer says Boom Move It has it all. “Basically we’re trying to put in some old dance moves that people remember from the 60’s and 70’s maybe some newer stuff too and we use music from...

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