Take 10

Take any 10 of our Group Exercise Classes and be entered to WIN the "Mother's Day Gift Basket" for you or the MOM in your life. Raffle will take place May 8th. Make sure your instructor initials your check off card.

Mothers Day Special

A Micro Current/Fractional Anti-Aging Facial

Micro current facials is a natural alternative to Botox + fillers. These treatments are a breakthrough technology + an effective anti-aging treatment which visibly smooths skins + firms muscles of the face and neck.  Fractional Skin Resurfacing is a unique skin treatment utilizing bipolar radio frequency energy to rejuvenate the photo-damaged + wrinkled skin. It improves the texture, tone + tightening of the skin along with reduced pigmentation of the epidermis.

Mondays Only

only $125 (retail $175)

201 Covina Ave, Ste. 10 * Long Beach

(562) 434-8125

http://www.secondstmedspa.com

The Whole Life Challenge

The Whole Life Challenge is a 56-day, habit changing, community building game that helps you live a happier, healthier life by playing for points with friends and family to make small daily changes. Inform your family and friends about the challenge and encourage them to play with you. If you surround yourself with people who are also making an effort to live healthy, it will become a lifestyle instead of a chore.

If you have any questions, contact your coaches This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. &This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Challenge begins May 2nd, late sign ups are available through May 10th.

 

ABS BUNS & THIGHS

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you! Join Jonelle on Monday & Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:25 PM to work those troubled spot & get ready for Summer!

 

Does Foam Rolling Increase Flexibility?

Foam rolling is type of self-myofascial release that increases blood flow, aligns muscle fibers, and prevents injury. This increased blood flow allows greater transport of oxygen and nutrients to tissues through the blood stream and waste products to be flushed out.

To understand the why and how of foam rolling, you need to understand muscle fascia. Fascia is the anatomical glue that holds your muscles together and connects the kinetic chain. Past injuries and traumas can affect the muscle fascia and cause it to become dense and less pliable. This results in decreased mobility, flexibility and sometimes even pain. The fascia can even develop knots. Many people feel that they are super tight because of shortened muscles but in reality it is probably constricted muscle fascia that is the culprit. Traditional stretching could just  make the problem worse in some aspects.  A good analogy I found is to try imagining you muscle covered by fascia as a shoestring. If you have a knot and you pull at  the opposite ends of the shoestring what happens? The knot gets tighter. To get  the knot out of a shoestring you usually have to use your fingers to pry it loose.  Self-myofacial release can be considered a poor man's massage and helps with this situation.  For more targeted release you can even use a dense ball such as a baseball or lacrosse ball in order to really pin point certain areas of distress.  A ball  is very useful for areas such as the chest, glutes, and bottoms of your feet.

Before you run out and purchase a foam roller, there are some do's and don'ts of  self- myofascial release. Do roll on a hard surface, such as the floor. Don't roll onto joints or across bony prominence's. Do use foam rolling before your workouts as part of your warm up. Don't foam roll on areas of injury, such as sprains, strains and bruises. If you have circulatory problems and edema you should consult your physician before trying self-myofascial release.  When you perform this you should start from the bottom of your body and work your way up. When you are rolling out and come across a knot or "hot spot" then you should hold it there for 30 seconds and the knot should start to loosen.

Researchers at Memorial University in St. Johns Canada recently published a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research on the effects of foam rolling on the quadriceps muscle. Their finding showed that there was a 10 degree ROM (Range of Motion) improvement of their test subjects knee joints with just a few minutes of foam rolling and no decrease in muscle function.  Article provided by Rhys Ward

 

Save the Date!

the Belmont Athletic Club's Anniversary Party

July 18, 2015 -details coming soon!

 

Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes - Breaking Muscle

The outdated paradigm of the body being separate compartments is giving way to new research of the fascial system that shows that the human body is a unified whole. Receiving bodywork can break up adhesion's in one part of the body that can affect mobility and functionality in a seemingly unrelated other part of the body. Check out this informative article and the links associated with it!

click for article Fascia Matters 

Bobbie J. Sterbins, MS, LAc is the owner/ director of the Belmont Athletic Club Wellness Spa. She has been a bodyworker since 1992 and a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She is currently a participant of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification San Diego Program 2014-15 www.sportsmedicineacupuncture.com

 

Charging Station

For your convenience... a charging station (with an array of chargers) is located in the front of cardio theater! (Please note that we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items and phone calls still need to be taken in the lobby/outside of the gym)

 

Take a hike!

May 2nd & 16th

7-9 AM for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM.  Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221 or 7 AM at El Moro Visitor Center $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.

Scott's cell: 562.668.1904 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

Congratulations to the Curve Challenge Winners!

  Ryan Dowgiewicz, Phil Gephart, Clare Narquis

They will receive a t-shirt & 1 month FREE dues!

 

Refer A Friend

Don't forget to refer a friend & receive up to $50. Ask Membership for details.

 "Everything we do begins and ends with our members."

 Take 10

Take any 10 of our Group Exercise Classes and be entered to WIN the "Mother's Day Gift Basket" for you or the MOM in your life. Raffle will take place May 8th. Make sure your instructor initials your check off card.

Have you tried our Interval Training class with Lynda?

This class will combine multiple paces to give you a serious fat burning and efficient workout.

* Reduce belly fat       * Increase endurance in other activities

* Increase your speed   * Increase your after-burn (continue to burn calories)

* Increase efficiency     * Increase your heart health    * Improve balance

* Improve knee stability.....and much more!!!

This class will also incorporate the fundamental "step" moves

Lynda has been teaching group exercise classes at the Belmont for over 33 years - Mon @ 6 PM (just step) & 6:45 PM (core control), Sat @ 7 AM (interval training) & 8 AM (TRX blast).

 MRT results provide such valuable information to help you attain your fitness goals, we  decided to extend our offer!

April Offer - $25 (50% Savings)

Would you like to know your Metabolic Rate?

Our MetaCheck Metabolic Rate Test is a simple, 10 minute breath test. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. You will receive a full page printout that will compare your metabolic rate to predicted normal values based on your height, age, weight, & sex. It will also suggest caloric intake based on your metabolic rate. Body fat and weight will also be measured on our scale.  

Contact Stephanie to schedule your appointment & learn about test preparation. By appointment only. Stop by fitness office to view a sample printout.

The Long Beach Open: Racquetball Tournament

April 9th - 11th

The Belmont Athletic Club is hosting the 2015 Long Beach Open. This event will showcase the best players in the world from the International Racquetball Tour, competing for a $25,000 prize   purse. Only doubles. No Amateurs.  This is the first event of its kind  in the history of professional racquetball. Murphy's will have a live feed on all of the HD TVs.

Gym Etiquette & Weight Room Safety

 Follow these guidelines to prevent injuries in the club.

1. AVOID "sitting" on equipment for an extended period time.  2. RETURN equipment to proper place when finished. 

3. Wear CLOSED toed shoes.  4. Choose a weight you can lift for 8-10 reps.  5. Maintain good posture.  6. Ask for a spot

if you are lifting heavy.  7. Avoid slamming or dropping the weights. Some may bounce off the floor resulting in bodily

injury. 8. Avoid slamming or bouncing the weight stacks between reps. The cables may snap resulting in bodily injury. 

9. Place water bottles & personal belongings off to side, out of open areas. 10.Use designated areas for stretching, not

the weight room. 11. BE AWARE of those around you. DO NOT STAND in front of the weight racks to perform exercises 

12. Keep it clean - Wipe down equipment after use  13. Keep cell phone use to the lobby only - AVOID using in

weight room & locker room.  14. Limit perfumes & lotions while working out.

Want a NEW challenge?

Try the CURVE Challenge!

Furthest distance in 10 minutes WINS!!

April 13th - 17th

Challenge times available Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:30 - 10 AM & 5:30 - 7 PM

Sign-up at the front desk

All participants receive a T-Shirt * Teams of 2 * First & Second Place receive 1 month FREE dues

8 More Reasons To Try Acupuncture 

1. Get a good night's sleep  2. Well known pain reliever  3. Reduces nausea  4. Help you "chill" out.  5. Improve energy

6. Great for athletes recovery  7. Great conversation starter  8. It is extremely safe.  

Bobbie J. Sterbins, MS, LAc received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in March, 2000 and became a Licensed Acupuncturist in July, 2000. While at Samra she specialized in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Tui Na (medical Chinese massage) which culminated in an internship at the Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. Currently, she is continuing with her studies as a participant of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program in San Diego, CA. www.sportsmedicineacupuncture.com 

Bobbie can be reached directly at 562-212-7849 to answer questions regarding acupuncture, medical/therapeutic massage, and cupping therapy.

 Childcare Update

Childcare now has 3 INFANT spots available @ 8 AM, Monday - Friday

Childcare is by reservation only 

It's a boy!

Congratulations to Walter & Robin Cortez!

Walt Roger Cortez was born March 22 @ 8:58 PM

9.7 lbs / 21.5"

Walt has been working at the Belmont for over nine years.

WiFi is now available

Network name: Belmont AC

password is: belmont80 

New Group X Spring Schedule is available

Take a hike!

April 4th & 18th

7-9 AM for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM.  Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221 or 7 AM at El Moro Visitor Center $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.

Scott's cell: 562.668.1904 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Shoppers Guide

1) Are you a Belmont Member who owns or manages a business? Could your company benefit

from advertising to nearly 3,000 members of The Belmont Athletic Club? more info

2) Members - click here Discounts 

 Refer A Friend

Don't forget to refer a friend & receive up to $50. Ask Membership for details.

 "Everything we do begins and ends with our members."

Remodel Update

On Tuesday March 10th, phase 2 of the remodel project will begin. Members will need to enter the club through an entrance that will be a few feet to the left of the current front door. This will be necessary as phase 2 includes work on the current entrance and lobby area. This phase will take about 5-6 weeks to complete. There will be a need to close the club early for a few days. We do not know yet when those days will be or how early, but will probably be a couple hours earlier than normal; we will post the specifics as soon as we have it confirmed. Remember that studio C next to Murphy's pub is available for stretching and floor exercises when not used by a trainer. Thank you for your patience.  

Jeff Cozart

You're Invited

                                                                                       Thursday, March 5                                                      

 Belmont Wine Tasting Night * Murphy's Pub 6 - 8 PM * Join us for wine or beer tasting and appetizers - $10 per tasting Have children? $15 first child, $10 for second & third child (pizza & juice for kids) and receive your tasting for FREE! Sign up at the front desk!

What is Yin Yoga? - by Tami Hans.

                              Offered Sun. 4:00-5:30 PM, Mon. 7:30-9:00 PM, & Fri. 4:00-5:15 PM                                    

The Science behind the stillness. Most forms of yoga today are "Yang in Nature...."dynamic, active and full of energy". They are designed to get the body "revved up". While this is a very important part of keeping the body healthy and strong, it works only the muscular half of our body; or the "Yang" tissues. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to exercise the other half, the deeper "Yin" tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks and to regain space and strength in the joints. The science that explains the usefulness of this practice lies in the time required for certain tissues of the body to release and relax. Yin poses are held anywhere from two to five minutes because that is how long it takes for the fibers of the connective tissues in a joint to release and lengthen. For the first two minutes of any pose, the body is trying to maintain integrity of shape through muscular effort. After a certain period of time, relaxing all muscular use, the connective tissues in a joint let loose and open. Yin Yoga challenges the mind of its practitioners to learn how to relax deeply and let go into their sensations.

Meditation

 

Check out these classes that incorporate meditation: Mindful Mornings with Amanda - This class incorporates relaxing breathe work, 'working in' exercises to bring balance & restoration to your body, and setting intentions for your day. Each class offers a new topic, challenge, or idea for you to carry with you through the rest of your day. Join us Tuesdays & Thursday in Court 1 10:00-10:30 AM and Saturdays at Livingston Park & 8:30-9:00 AM. Gentle Yoga with Isabel- This yoga class blends the wonderful aspects of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini, and Iyengar. A great place to start your Yoga practice, and a great place to stay to improve. Mon/Wed 10:20-11:50 AM. Look for Isabel's upcoming workshops: "Intro to Yoga" & the "101 basics of meditation, yoga, & more."

Your Metabolism

Metabolism refers to all the physical and chemical processes in the body that convert or use energy. Food is so much more than the delicious things you eat; it is the fuel that keeps the body working. All body processes require energy, from digestion, to pumping the heart, to breathing. If too much food is consumed and your metabolism cannot convert it all to energy, then it gets stored as fat. If you consume less than your body needs, it relies on fat stores to make up the rest of the energy requirements. Basal metabolic rate, or BMR, is the minimum number of calories your body needs to function in a completely rested state. That is a baseline measurement, because when you add walking, moving and activities of daily living, that caloric requirement increases. To calculate a simple estimate of what your BMR is, multiply your weight in pounds by 10 if you are female and by 11 if you are male. Would you like to know your Metabolic Rate? Our MetaCheck Metabolic Rate Test is a simple, 10 minute breath test. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. You will receive a full page printout that will compare your metabolic rate to predicted normal values based on your height, age, weight, & sex. It will also calculate body composition (fat free mass & fat mass) and provide suggested caloric intake based on your metabolic rate.                                                      

                                                March Offer - $25(50% Savings)                                                   

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to schedule your appointment & learn about test preparation. By appointment only.

Murphy's Pub 

Beer of the month - Logunitas IPA he recipe was formulated with malt and hops working together to balance it all out on your 'buds so you can knock back more than one without wearing yourself out. Big on the aroma with a hoppy-sweet finish that'll leave you wantin' another sip. Looking for a great lunch? Try The Caveman Deluxe. Our famous chicken salad with diced jalapenos, feta cheese, onion, & cranberries served in a bowl with a side of veggies & ranch dressing. Only $8 Show your membership card & receive 10% off on food on Tuesdays.      Check out our daily specials - menu 

 

2015 St. Patrick's Day Racquetball Tournament

                                                                Sponsored by Murphy's Pub                                                                                                               Annual St. Patrick's Day Shootout March 14th                                                         Luck O' The Draw Doubles

B/CC/C Doubles: 11 AM * Open/A Doubles: 1 PM

 

Shop Belmont Apparel

    Online ordering NOW available

Take A Hike!!

March 7th & 21st 7-9 AM for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM.Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221 or 7 AM at El Moro Visitor Center $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.Scott's cell: 562.668.1904 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

DODGEBALL

                                                                              Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, & dive!                                                                                                                                            FRIDAY, MARCH 13th  *  7-9 PM @ the racquetball courts.                                                                                                                                Sign-up at front desk (teams of 4 or as a free agent)                                                                                                                     

WiFi is now available- password is belmont!

New Childcare Staff     

Childcare would like to welcome Cody to our staff.  He is a student at CSULB & studying Criminology.

                 

 Enjoy a Therapeutic Massage or Acupuncture Treatment in our newly remodeled Treatment Room.  Book your appointment today with Bobbie or Julia. Menu of services

Spend St. Patrick's Day at Murphy's Pub  

Check our Facebook page for latest updates & specials. Click for Menu

Zumba

                             Like to Zumba? So do we! Start your weekend off right with bring a friend for FREE Fridays!                               Valid for the 5:30 PM class only.  Check the schedule as some class times have changed

Refer A Friend

 Don't forget to refer a friend & receive up to $50. Ask Membership for details.

 50 Soups

 Stay warm with these soup ideas -Chicken dumpling, Butternut squash, Parsnip-bacon, Curried sweet potato, Thai Coconut, Cheddar horseradish-click for more 

 "Everything we do begins and ends with our members."

Remodel Update

Our remodel began January 26th and should take about 12 weeks. An alternate entry will be used for the majority of the work to get you in and out of the club, and the upstairs stretching areas will take the place of the one downstairs. There are no plans to close during any of this work but we may need to close a little early a couple days at some point during that time. We will do everything we can to minimize any disruption of your routine.

Many of you have seen that new flooring is already being installed and that part will continue over the next few weeks. The material for the stairs and base boards were back ordered but on their way. We will do our best to keep you informed of progress and issues as we move forward.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the good people at the Long Beach City Hall who helped us get the problems we had with this project resolved quickly; thank you!

Jeff Cozart

Improving Resistance Training 

Walt Cortez, MS, CSCS, CPT

People tend to be creatures of habit. When it comes to their health, this can be a good thing.  They build healthy habits when it comes to their diet by regularly eating foods that are nourishing without the excessive calories. When it comes to working out, they attend the gym multiple times throughout the week.  If they continue to perform these same healthy habits all would be well! However, when it comes to working out, many people keep their sets, repetition and weight (collectively called acute variables) the same and eventually limit themselves.  Often times people will perform each exercise 3 times (sets) for about 10 repetitions (reps), while resting for a couple of moments in between (rest interval).  Benefits from performing exercises in this manner may include increasing muscular endurance, strength, size and caloric expenditure. However, if you want to further increase your benefits from resistance training, you may want to take your workouts to 'uncharted territory.' Under most circumstances and safe progression, your body can gain benefits from changing the acute variables in your exercises.

The SAID (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands) principle applies in resistance training, meaning that our body will respond to the specific stressors or types of exercises we place on our body.  For example, an individual who wants to become a better runner makes running the priority rather than swimming.  Even though both modes of exercises produce cardiorespiratory benefits, maximal increases in running performance would not occur because swimming is not specific enough.  The same can be said about acute variables in resistance training. Resistance training would generate increases in several fitness parameters for someone who is deconditioned, however as they continue to train, increases would plateau and they would have to become a bit more specific in their workouts.

How do you know which changes in acute variables produce increases in muscle endurance, muscle size and strength?  The guidelines below are from the National Academy of Sports Medicine to follow in an effort to achieve the specific training outcomes you desire.

Training Emphasis

Sets

Reps

Rest Interval

Strength Endurance

2 - 4

8 - 12

0 - 60 sec

Hypertrophy

3 - 5

6 - 12

0 - 60 sec

Maximal Strength

4 - 6

1 - 5

3 - 5 min

A rule of thumb for choosing optimal weight in your exercises is to use heavy enough weight so that the last rep is close to failure, while still maintaining correct form.  If an individual is deconditioned, it is recommended that he/she train from strength endurance phase for about 4-8 weeks before progressing to the next phase.  Changing the focus of your workouts removes the monotony of doing the same thing in the gym and may help create different resistance training goals. 

Should you have questions or comments about changing your resistance training program, feel free to ask one of our fitness professionals or myself, I am always happy to talk shop! You can contact me @ 562-274-2008,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Live well and continue moving!

Your Invited - Feb. 5

 
Belmont Wine Tasting Night
Murphy's Pub 6 - 9 PM

Join us for wine or beer tasting and appetizers on Thursday, February 5th

$10 per tasting

Have children?

                $15 first child, $10 for second & third child (pizza & juice for kids) and receive your tasting for FREE!

Sign up at the front desk!

 

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture 

by Bobbie Sterbins 

 

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture also known as the NADA protocol is a treatment utilizing 5 points in each ear. This point combination has been successfully used to treat insomnia, to promote stress reduction, for smoking cessation and the treatment of drug addictions, and to help promote weight loss. It can be used as a stand-alone or in conjunction with another treatment. 

If you are interested in learning more about Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture please contact Bobbie J. Sterbins, M.S., L.Ac. at (562) 212-7849. She is the Director/ Owner of the Belmont Athletic Club Wellness Spa and has been a Body Worker since 1992 and a Licensed Acupuncturist since 2000. 

Schedule your appointment today at the front desk or visit Wellness Spa for complete list of services 

 

Partner and Group Training Available

Catching up with your BFF is fun. Sharing a personal training session? Even better!  That's the beauty of our partner training: You'll not only spend time together, you'll also workout way harder than if you were going through the motions solo. "You push yourself more than you would on your own.

 Valentines Day Specials!!

4 Weeks - 60 minute sessions

-Weekly weigh-ins  -Measurements  -Body Fat Testing 

1 Session   = $80 ($40/person)

4 Sessions  = $300 ($37.50/person, 1 session/week)

8 Sessions  = $560 ($35/person, 2 sessions/week)

Offer expires Feb. 28th. All sessions must be completed 4 weeks from purchase. Partners must workout together.

Have more than one person? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Murphy's Pub

Beer of the month - Weihenstephaner is a naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. It Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavor.  The Weihenstephan Brewery can trace its roots at the Abbey to 768. The brewery thus has a credible claim to being the oldest working brewery in the world.  Only $4.50/bottle.

Looking for a great lunch? Try The Natural Wrap.  It has green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, Swiss cheese, and mayo, choice of salad, baked chips or chips/salsa. Only $6.75

Show your membership card & receive 10% off on food on Tuesdays. Check out our daily specials - menu

Childcare Reminders

As we head into the new year here are some friendly childcare reminders...

1. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the locker room for any reason. Please have them use the childcare restroom or the bathroom located upstairs by the racquetball courts.  2. Children in the club must be accompanied by an adult AT ALL TIMES. Running is not permitted. Please hold younger children by the hand. A childcare employee can assist when needed.  3. Childcare reservation times have been extended from 2 to 3 hours for your convenience. We will resume 2 hour reservation periods in the summer.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

 Lynne Sullivan

**Don't forget our "homework club" during the evening hours of childcare. We are here to help.

Take a hike! 

Saturday February 7th & 21st, March 7th & 21st

7-9 AM for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking

Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM

Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

949.376.5221 or 7 AM at El Moro Visitor Center

$15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach

                           

 Scott's cell: 562.668.1904This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zumba

Like to Zumba? So do we! Start your weekend off right with bring a friend for FREE Fridays! 

Valid for the 5:30 PM class only.

Check the schedule as some class times have changed
 

Wifi @ the Belmont

Enjoy our Wifi service while you workout! 

password: belmont!

 

                         "Everything we do begins and ends with our members."

 

Happy New Year!

January Events/Workshops

 1st - New Year's Day: 9 AM - 6 PM                                                                                                                          

1st - 10th: 28 Day Transformation Program Enrollment                                                                                          

 11th - 31st: "Holistic" Workshops with Amanda 8th & 10th: 

  New Year, New Fitness Goals!

Every New Year we feel the need to "start" to eat better, exercise more, stick with our New Year's Resolution, etc. A great way to attain your 2015 Fitness goals is to be realistic! We suggest:

  1.  Attending a "goal setting" workshop (offered various days/times throughout the month of January).                      
  2.  Schedule a fitness appointment to review your current program.                                                            
  3.  Hire a personal trainer to help keep you accountable and on track.

Look for upcoming workshops, bootcamps, team training, & classes that can help you attain your 2015 fitness goals!!

   Your Holistic New Year with Amanda

Invite balance, well-being, vitality, and the body of your dreams into your life by listening to your body in 2015

-The Health Appraisal Form will point us exactly where your body needs to go to find success with your diet and lifestyle goals.                                             

-Learn how 'Working In" helps you create more energy  

-Get to know the "4 Doctors" of holistic living to develop the long-term mind-body changes you've been dreaming of year after year.

Sunday January 11th 12:30-1:30, Studio B

Tuesday Jan. 13th 5:00-6:00PM, Studio A                                                                                                    

Thursday Jan. 15th 6:30-7:30PM, Studio A                                                                                                  

Saturday Jan. 31st 12:30-1:30PM Studio B

Amanda Nassau is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Personal Trainer and has been helping clients at The Belmont for nearly a dozen years. Now is your time to shine with the new tools you'll be equipped with! Please choose one and RSVP to Amanda or (562)714-8920

       Cupping Therapy                   

                                                              Offered by Bobbie at the Wellness Spa

Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area. click for more info

Schedule your appointment today at the front desk or visit Wellness Spa for complete list of services.

 Club Remodel Update

This month we will be installing new flooring throughout the entire club and awaiting delivery from the East Coast. 

Gym Etiquette & Weight Room Safety

Follow these guidelines to prevent injuries in the club.

1. Wear CLOSED toed shoes.     2. Choose a weight you can lift for 8-10 reps.     3. Maintain good posture.     4. Ask for a spot if you are lifting heavy.     5. Avoid slamming or dropping the weights. Some may bounce off the floor resulting in bodily injury.     6. Avoid slamming or bouncing the weight stacks between reps. The cables may snap resulting in bodily injury.     7. Place water bottles & personal belongings off to side, out of open areas.     8. Use designated areas for stretching, not the weight room.     9. BE AWARE of those around you. DO NOT STAND in front of the weight racks to perform exercises      10. Keep it clean - Wipe down equipment after use     11. Keep cell phone use to the lobby only - AVOID using in weight room & locker room.     12. Limit perfumes & lotions while working out.

Winter Detox Soup

 Perfect for those who indulged in too many "holiday" treats

INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, peeled and sliced * 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed * 1 turnip, peeled and chopped  * 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped  * 2 cups vegetable stock 2 large zucchini, trimmed and cut into 1-cm pieces * 1 bunch of curly kale, rinsed and drained * Handful of spinach leaves

DIRECTIONS 1. Saute the onion and garlic in a sauce pan with a little water or stock for 4 minutes. Add the turnip and sweet potato, and saute for a further 3 minutes. 2.Add the rest of the stock, and simmer for 10 minutes. 3. Stir in the zucchini and kale, and simmer for 5 minutes. 4. Add the spinach in at the end, and simmer for another minute. 5. Pour the soup mixture into the blender or food processor, and blend till smooth. 6. Return to the saucepan with heat on low, and add some freshly chopped curly parsley to garnish.

90 kcals, 115mg sodium, carbs 19g, fiber 4.7g, protein 4.1g 

Shop Belmont Apparel

 Online ordering available soon

 Knowledge + Action = Results Workshop

Register at front desk or contact Stephanie

Fitness Goal Setting: 1/8 @ 9:30 AM, 1/10 @ 10:30 AM

28 Day Body Transformation - Register 1/1 - 1/10. Can start anytime within dates. 

Belmont Wellness Spa

Enjoy a Massage or Acupuncture Treatment in our newly remodeled Massage Room.

Book your appointment today with Bobbie or Julia.

Murphy's Pub

Catch your favorite bowl/NFL game & enjoy a bowl of chili & a cold beer!! 10% OFF on Tuesday's when you show your membership card.

Team Training Program

Our Team Training programs allow you to work out and share the costs with other members. It's a fun, effective and cost-efficient way to train with a trainer on a regular basis. NEW programs starting in January!

What a lack of sleep does to your body

In one study, middle-aged & older adults who reported 5 hours of sleep or less were 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes, compared with those who slept 7-8 hours per night. Insufficient sleep decrease the number of genes that peak and fall in expression during a 24-hour period from 1,855 to 1,481. Less than 6 hours of sleep a night affects more than 700 genes. If you consistently fall short of 7-9 hours of sleep a night, you may be increasing your risk for obesity, cognitive impairment, a compromised immune system and much more.

Trainer's Blog

Be sure to check out our NEW "weekly" blog. Our team of Trainers will be providing fitness tips, insights, articles to help you continue to attain your fitness goals and reach some you did not know you were capable of!!!! BelmontAC.blogspot.com

Take a hike! 

Saturday January 10th & 24th, February 7th & 21st, March 7th & 21st

7-9am for 4-5 miles of intermediate hiking
Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55am.
Starbucks: 7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach 949.376.5221
or 7am at El Moro Visitor Center, $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.

Scott's cell: 562.668.1904This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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