Exercise / Fitness

Don't Let Your Fitness Routine Take a Holiday 

Most Americans gain at least a pound or two between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, though that number is lower than the often-cited 5 to 10 pounds, the real concern is that most don't lose that pound when January rolls around. Gaining a pound each year can add up to a host of future problems over a five-, 10- or 20-year period.
 
When your favorite holiday dishes are paired with an extra dose of "couch potato," it can be a recipe for ill health.

Don’t wait for January 1 to kick off your healthy habits; start now with several events designed to keep you moving in November. The classes below are open to Virtua Fitness Center members and nonmembers. 

PARTY for the Pantry Zumbathon™

We are hosting a Party for the Pantry Zumbathon and need your help! We are providing the party as long as you provide non-perishable food. Our Zumbathon charity event is just like the Zumba® class you love, with the proceeds benefiting the Virtua Food Pantry.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Virtua William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: Free for members and nonmembers when you bring a non-perishable donation

For more information, please contact the front desk at 856-325-5300.

Post Turkey Day Battle Rope Burn

Battle ropes provide an effective full-body workout, and they help everyone reach their goals—from fitness enthusiasts to power lifters, Olympic weightlifters and functional fitness athletes. Most people think of the rope as an aerobic tool for the upper body. You can gain power and strength while building lean body mass AND aerobic capacity with the rope. You get out of it what you put in to it!

Join us for the Post Turkey Day Battle Rope Burn to learn about this fun and effective workout while torching your Thanksgiving calorie blues!

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Times: 9 am and 9:45 am
Location: Virtua William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: Members $10; Nonmembers $15

For more information, please contact the front desk at 856-325-5300.

AHA News: The Road to Better Exercise Might Be in Your Playlist

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Music may be just what you need to stick with an exercise program – and picking the right tunes could even improve performance.

Federal exercise guidelines recommend people get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, each week. For those who don't love the act of exercising, those totals can seem like a tall order.

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