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.

New Smith Machine coming Thursday to Lexington Fitness

We’ve made space upstairs for the latest addition to our great assortment of fitness equipment – coming Thursday to Lexington Fitness.  The large squat rack that has been upstairs is now in the lower level so you can drop weights and GO HEAVY!  The NEW Smith Machine will be very versatile – great for safe squats, chest press exercises and other creative moves.

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Why is Diet Pop Bad? Or ‘diet’ anything?

diet-sodaIf you think you are saving calories by drinking Diet Pop, think again!

Not only does the intense sweetness of the artificial sweeteners dull our senses to normal sweetness, but they are also linked to fatty liver disease.  Fatty liver leads to fatty belly.

Artificial sweeteners have the same effect on the body’s insulin response as sugar, triggering the body’s insulin response and causing fat storage.  This leads to weight gain.

Diet pop has no nutritional value and aspartame in particular causes formaldehyde to form in the liver.

Mixing diet mixers with alcohol?  Take care!  Artificial sweeteners are more quickly absorbed into the bloodstream than regular sugar causing your blood alcohol level to go up faster.

Over the coarse of a year you can have a 70% bigger waist by consuming only 1 diet pop a day.  Not big enough for you? Try 2 diet pops a day and get a bigger waist by up to 500%!! Yikes!

Alcohol Inhibits Caloric Burn

Alcohol has quite an impact on your fitness & weight goals. Next time you sip, keep these facts in mind:
1. Alcohol is 2nd most potent source of calories
2. Takes no calories to burn alcohol
3. Calories from other souces will NOT be burned UNTIL the alcohol is metabolized from the liver
4. Unburned alcohol calories get stored as fat
5. Alcohol causes your blood sugar to drop and carb cravings