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Nicole Riga

Having a hard time with TIME?

By | Blog

We know May is one of the hardest months for fitness industry wide, but don’t forget to make time for you! Studio Owner, Niki has a few ways to help:

  1. Starting June 1, our Children’s classes will be for all ages and will be restructured as active childcare. We’ll still have a teacher leading creative movement, but kiddos will also be able to color, read, or play instead. For our youngest flexfam, tiny tots are welcome, if there are any issues (potty breaks, etc., we’ll come grab you from class and let you know!
  2. Try a 6am or 710 pm class that’s outside of normal work hours in order to squeeze in a little me time? Fun fact- people who work out before 8am are more likely to stick to their fitness routine longer than those who work out later in the day!
  3. Try scheduling your classes in advance– Choose the 2,3,4, (etc) classes that fit with your schedule, sign up and put them on your calendar so that everyone and everything else takes a backseat to your health. I challenge you to take 2 minutes and pick your classes for the rest of the week or even the rest of the month and sign up to hold your spot. Our members who plan their classes out a month in advance almost never miss a workout because it’s already an expected part of their day!
  4. Did you notice that we’ve shortened our bootcamp and TRX classes while simultaneously amping them up to help you burn 400-800 calories in just 45 minutes so you can get on with your day? Start your week off with Monday 6am bootcamp- only 45 minutes long and you’ll be burning calories all day long!
  5. Finally, We know that Silicon Valley is ridiculously busy. As someone who works between 12-16 hours a day, I 110% understand how hard it is to carve out any tiny bit of time that isn’t completely required for your day. But don’t forget about you, whether that’s a class at Flex or grabbing lunch in the park instead of at your desk. I read recently in an article of Entrepreneur Magazine that people who take an hour out of their day to workout are actually more productive, more creative, and overall report feeling happier than those who don’t. So no matter if it’s at Flex or at Starbucks, treat yourself to a little somethin’ special this week because you deserve it.Please shoot me an email if you need a little boost this week. I am more than happy to set you up with an accountability buddy, talk with you to carve out your best schedule slots, or describe a class you may not have tried yet like our new Dance Fusion and TRfleX classes. You can sign up for classes Here.

     

 

TRX is here!

By | Announcement, Blog

Ready to add to your fitness repertoire? Check out this link from the creator of TRX to learn about TRX suspension training before we roll out intro classes next week.

Stay tuned for TRX, intro to TRX, and TRX Yoga on the schedule soon! Flexing limits every day here at Flex Fusion. You never know what we’ll roll out next!

Entrepreneur Explains How Consistent Exercise Makes You More Productive

By | Informative

We stumbled across an article that ties in perfectly with our busy Silicon Valley lives here at Flex Fusion. Take a look at what Entrepreneur had to say about working out regularly!

Exercise may be something that you say there is no time for in your daily schedule. It is important to make it a part of your daily routine to increase your productivity at work. It can help you release stress, create a creative game plan, and strategize your daily priority list. Thinking with a clear mind, combining exercise and meditation, helps workers stay on task and focus better.

Mind Refresher

As a busy executive, CEO, or entrepreneur, you have a lot on your mind. A cluttered mind can make it difficult to stay on-task and think clearly. Take a break and exercise. It does not have to be vigorous, but a brisk walk or walk on a treadmill can help refresh your mind and help you stay focused.

At the same time, you also need to eat healthy to fuel your body and mind to get through a tough workout. Successful entrepreneurs will say that exercise is critical for success.

 Releases Endorphins

With a Forbes Billionaires list position at 330 and a net worth of $5-billion, Richard Branson makes exercising part of his morning routine, that starts promptly at 5:00 a.m. every morning. Exercising releases healthy endorphins that energize you. You feel better, have more energy, and are ready to tackle your daily tasks.

If you have an important business meeting, make sure you exercise before heading to the office. You will have a sharper mind and will be able to retain more of your presentation without having to reference notes much.\

Builds Stronger Workforces

Some companies have implemented exercise or activity breaks for their teams. This helps build a stronger workforce as the team members work together and release stress. During team activities, it can generate creativity to solve an issue with a project. More goals are met on the company and personal levels when employees partake in a bit of physical activity such as working out in the company exercise room, playing kickball or even playing some interactive video games, such as Wii Fit.

Reduces Stress

Exercising does reduce stress. If you travel frequently for business reasons, you can still exercise and stay fit while traveling. There are hotel room workout routines designed specifically for executives staying at a hotel without a gym. Walking around the city you are visiting is a good way to get some exercise, take in some local culture, and relax a bit before an important business meeting. Having a clear mind before the meeting will help you display more confidence and speak clear thoughts.

Improves Overall Health

Working out and exercising does improve your overall health. When you are healthy, you get more done at the office. Even when the season change, staying healthy through diet and exercise improve your overall health. The weather can affect your productivity. When it is hot and humid, you are sluggish and unfocused. In colder weather, you work a little faster.

You can change the setting of your workspace to make it brighter and weather interference free so that your productivity and efficiency are not threatened.

Boosts Creativity

While exercising, your mind may wander to something that has been giving you trouble with a project at work. You might just come up with a creative solution to that problem that has stunted productivity on the project. Creativity comes at the strangest times – like in the shower or in the middle of an intense workout. It is important to take advantage of this boost of creativity, write down your ideas and put them to work when you get back to the office.

Greater Workplace Satisfaction

Exercising, even lightly, before starting your day can make you feel more satisfied with your job. By making a few tweaks to your daily routine, you are setting yourself up to be more productive and stay on-task. Workplace satisfaction reduces employee turnover rates. Some employers offer gym memberships in lieu of cash bonuses to keep their employees healthy, fit, and happy with their jobs.

Closing Thoughts

Exercise improves productivity in multiple ways. Staying fit and healthy is important for productivity. Those that eat a healthier diet are more productive at the office. Fatty foods and unhealthy eating practices slow your metabolism and reduce productivity. Make time every day to exercise, eat healthy and brainstorm ideas to move a difficult project along a bit faster. If your days are typically hectic, create a list of priority tasks and adjust it after your morning exercise routine as you may be up for tackling harder tasks first with some extra motivation.

Check out the article HERE!

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By | Announcement

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Limitless New Year Open House

By | Announcement, Event

Start the new year off right with a New Year’s open house at Flex Fusion! Free classes all weekend plus, clean eating, goal setting and intention workshops to help you stick to your resolution! Of course, we’ll have snacks, giveaways and amazing discounts as well, so bring in your limitless new year with the Flex Fam! Sign up ASAP because classes are filling up!

Limitless New Year

By | Event

RSVP to save your spot for our free open house! Free classes, workshops, discounts and more to get you ready for your best year yet. Get the tools to be healthy and fit in 2017 and have a great time with our FlexFam! Classes will fill, so sign up!

Power Yoga Workshop

By | Event

Taught by Sandy Thorpe January 7th, 2017 2:00 – 4:00pm

Start off the New Year right with an intensive class to get your endorphin rush and iron out all the kinks! This advanced Vinyasa flow class starts with a warm-up, explores the nuances of transitions between various yoga poses, moves into active standing balances and arm balances, and concludes with core work, twists, and Savasana. Learn how to integrate your core strength and flexibility to take your yoga practice to a powerful new level.

Registration

$29.00 Early Registration. $39.00 Day of Workshop.

www.mindfulallure.com/workshops.html

Sandy Thorpe, 200 E-RYT, has been teaching Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga for over 15 years and practicing for over 20. She teaches regularly at Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Cisco, KLA, Moffett Towers Club, YMCA, and other studios, simplifying arm balances and other poses.