If you suffer from painful feet and struggle to exercise or just maintain your lifestyle, here are some helpful tips to relieve the pain and creatively strengthen those painful tootsies.
First, our feet are full of joints and muscles. Like any other part of the body, they need care, stretching and strengthening. Neglected, bound up feet create toes that become immovable. Our bodies are meant to be fully functional and when one part gets locked up it affects the rest of our bodies. Begin slowly, but release those feet from your shoes!
Your shoes can be your biggest enemy. While they are there to cushion feet with tender bottoms or lift fallen arches, having feet constantly bound limits the movement in the toes and allows them to stiffen up unnaturally. It also causes you to lose touch with the ground which can lead to trips and falls, especially as our shoes become thicker and thicker.
Consider placing a cushy mat beneath your feet while seated, remove your shoes and exercise your feet on this cushion.
Heels and toes that are never stretched will create all kinds of painful burning in the foot, so stretch them with your shoes off.
Falling arches? Wearing braces or supports won’t strengthen the muscles that keep your arches up, so gently beginning to work the feet with the shoes off for brief periods as your muscles strengthen is great for your feet. Seated exercises like we do in GentleFit is a great solution.
Women on Weights – 5 week Course to remove the fear of the freeweights. M/T/TH at 6pm or W/F at 3pm. Limited to 4 people. Sign up at the gym.
Cameron and Cassy will be taking vacation the week of August 20th. We won’t be teaching classes but we will be available for problems, sign-ups and cleaning so please don’t hesitate to contact via email if you need something or call the gym: 608-588-0189 and leave a message, we will take care of you.
ForeverFit and GentleFit members will still get together to play the DVDs and workout together.
This is a class that integrates various cardiovascular spin techniques with a wide variety of full-body strength exercises in a boot camp fashion. Participants will be using the spinning bikes and a wide variety of both weight and non-weight bearing exercises to ensure an amazing, body toning and cardio-blasting full body workout!! A typical class will run between 30-45 min., and all exercises will be modified to meet the needs of all individual fitness levels! This is a calorie blasting workout for everyone from the novice to the advanced exerciser. Set to begin August 28th 5:30AM T/TH
New Class! Movin’ It! M,T,TH 5:30pm
Fun energetic class to keep you moving and having fun while burning calories and getting strong. Light weight and body weight moves with a short HIIT session in each 30 min. class $30/4weeks $5 drop-in. All Fitness Levels
Don’t miss the rare eclipse and don’t miss out on your favorite GentleFit! & ForeverFit! Class. Do both on Monday August 21st at noon at the Spring Green Community Library. Bring a mat and a friend. Great opportunity to try the very popular classes by Cassy Vieth and Lexington Fitness. 30 minutes of core strengthening, pain relieving and balance improving moves to go along with this most awesome event in the heavens!
Yoga on the River
Free ForeverFit! class on the riverside at Wisconsin Riverside Resort. Sunday August 13th at 8:30am. 30 minutes of Yoga, Pilates and Ti Chi with core strengthening & pain relieving moves. Bring a mat and a friend!
Join Us! M,T,TH Noon, 12:30 & 4pm
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !!
Holiday Staff Hours:
Normal Hours except:
Thur 22nd, Mon 26th and Tues 27th
I have family in from out of town
so call for an appointment and I can meet you down here.
NO CLASSES THE WEEK
BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS
Beginning Oct 3rd the new evening class schedule
will begin at 4pm with 1/2 hour ForeverFit! Stretching, Range of motion, balance and core strengthening. 4:30pm will be the new time for Mini-Bootcamp – 1/2 hour of functional training 5:00pm W.O.W. Women on Weights – We only take 3-5 ladies at a time so sign up right away. 5-week course on how to use the weights. M,T,TH 1 hour of instruction, demonstration and practice. You will also be able to design your own workout. 6pm 1 hour High Intensity Functional Training – W.O.D. coached class