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Cross Training Will Be Back in the Fall! Get Ready with these Testimonials!

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Cross Training TRX/Reformer Class

Two Master Trainers—Renee and Heather, Two Studios, Two Disciplines

A Cross Training 60-Minute workout that includes TRX straps, Kettlebell, Fitness Slides and body weight HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts followed by the Pilates Reformer Apparatus. This workout will improve balance, core strength and flexibility.

Questions? Want to Register? Please contact Heather at: hwilliamsahc@gmail.com

 

CTR: Cross Training TRX Reformer Testimonial!

By: Benita Bailey

August 8, 2018 I was involved in a car accident which left me with a broken wrist. As part of my recovery, I have endured hours of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. I was also diagnosed with tennis elbow. I am an avid gym rat and in the last 9 months I have not been able to do any upper body workouts due to the injury and therapy. In April 2019, I was cleared of diagnostic therapy and began at home therapy in addition to going to AHC. I decide to try the TRX /Reformer Cross Training Class with Heather Williams and Renee Ridgeway. WOW! This workout has been a savior to me. I am finally feeling stronger. My shoulders, arms, forearms and back are starting to feel normal again. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is looking for a BOOST to their normal workout, or just wants to try something different. You will NOT be disappointed!

CTR: Cross Training TRX Reformer Testimonial!

By: Sheila Mathews

I have enjoyed the TRX Cross Training session with Heather and Renee.

The TRX class run by Heather Williams provided an intense 30-minute core and agility session that focused on a full body workout. It was fast paced, rotating through different exercises, most of which I have never done before, making it exciting and challenging.

The Pilates class was a nice addition after the TRX class, again, focusing on core, flexibility and stretching, which was welcomed after the TRX class. This was my first exposure to Pilates, which I loved! Renee was patient, starting us with basic moves and moving on to more difficult workouts, involving balls, rings and a Pilates box.

After the one hour combined class, I felt that I had a solid workout and found myself looking forward to the challenges for the following week.

I would highly recommend this class for both beginners and advanced athletes. The instructors are able to manipulate the class exercise to meet the needs of the participants, which is awesome!

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Training Testimonial By: Beatrice Grabowski

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I signed up for five sessions with Demitrus Willis and would like to say that he is an excellent and knowledgeable trainer. I was having problems with weakness in my hand and wanted to tweak my workout. He not only helped me regain strength in my hand, but also gave me pointers on posture and more effective ways of using the machines in my workout. Demitrus has an encyclopedic understanding of how the body works in real time and different postures. It was a pleasure working with him.

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CTR: Cross Training TRX Reformer Testimonial!

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By: Dinitri Dantley

 

It was six weeks before my son’s wedding. I was trying to decide what to wear as mother of the groom. One outfit was a sleeveless, one shoulder jumpsuit. The other was a long sleeved jacket and pants.  My arms were in pretty good shape but, not quite sleeveless worthy. The six week combined TRX and Pilates Reformer class conducted by Heather and Renee was right on time.

 

Weddings are happy occasions.  However, the details and deadlines can be stressful and involve several food centered activities. The classes provided workouts that were calorie burning, muscle toning and core strengthening.  Heather‘s TRX regimens took me to the brink of my abilities while providing modifications for my individual limitations. Renee’s Pilates routines complemented Heather’s by providing a joint friendly series that improved my core, breathing, overall muscle strength and balance. Additionally, those two women are infused with vibrancy and a breadth of fitness knowledge. Together they provided the perfect counter balance to any extra calories and stress that came my way.

 

At the end of the six weeks, my arms were sleeveless worthy.  However, I wore the long sleeved one because my daughter convinced me that it was just more, Bam! That word also describes the TRX/Pilates workouts because they improved my Body and Mind during a critical period.

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CTR FIT—Cross Training TRX/Reformer Class on Mondays!

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Two Master Trainers—Renee and Heather, Two Studios, Two Disciplines

A Cross Training 60-Minute workout that includes TRX straps, Kettlebell, Fitness Slides and body weight HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts followed by the Pilates Reformer Apparatus. This workout will improve balance, core strength and flexibility.

Who: Members

What: HIIT TRX and Pilates Reformer class with Two Master Trainers!

When: Monday, June 10th, 17th and 24th, 2019
Class = 6:00—7:00pm
(Note: July 17th class will be a total reformer session)

Where: Aerobic and Pilates Studios

 

Cost: $45/per class—YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

 

Space is limited, please register with Heather at: hwilliamsahc@gmail.com or sign-up outside of our Yoga Studio. 

 

Cross Training Testimonial

By: Dinitri Dantley

 

It was six weeks before my son’s wedding. I was trying to decide what to wear as mother of the groom. One outfit was a sleeveless, one shoulder jumpsuit. The other was a long sleeved jacket and pants.  My arms were in pretty good shape but, not quite sleeveless worthy. The six week combined TRX and Pilates Reformer class conducted by Heather and Renee was right on time.

 

Weddings are happy occasions.  However, the details and deadlines can be stressful and involve several food centered activities. The classes provided workouts that were calorie burning, muscle toning and core strengthening.  Heather‘s TRX regimens took me to the brink of my abilities while providing modifications for my individual limitations. Renee’s Pilates routines complemented Heather’s by providing a joint friendly series that improved my core, breathing, overall muscle strength and balance. Additionally, those two women are infused with vibrancy and a breadth of fitness knowledge. Together they provided the perfect counter balance to any extra calories and stress that came my way.

 

At the end of the six weeks, my arms were sleeveless worthy.  However, I wore the long sleeved one because my daughter convinced me that it was just more, Bam! That word also describes the TRX/Pilates workouts because they improved my Body and Mind during a critical period.

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Spirits with Spirit – Friday Night Flow

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Join us for Friday Night “Flow” and post class happy hour. Spirits with Spirit is a multilevel outdoor Yoga class running Friday nights throughout June. Classes will be held on our pool lawn, followed by happy hour and light fare on our deck.

 

Who: Members and Guest (Daytime/Senior Memberships are able to participate)
What: Friday Night “Flows” and post class Happy Hour!
When: Friday, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2019, Class = 5:30—6:15pm, Happy Hour = 6:30—7:15pm
Where: Aspen Hill Club Pool Lawn & Main Deck (Indoor location in event of rain)
Cost: $60 = four class series
            $20 = Drop-in’s
            $25 = Guests (plus the $13 Club Guest fee)
Cost Includes: class, light fare and first glass of beer, wine or sparkling cider.

 

Space is limited, please register with Heather at: hwilliamsahc@gmail.com or sign-up outside of our Yoga Studio. 

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Stress is the #1 Rule for Improvement

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By: Dana Shorb, Fitness Director

WHAT DOES STRESS DO TO YOUR BODY?

It is common knowledge that chronic mental stress can cause health problems. This comes from the elevated levels of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. What is not commonly known is that the dissociation of physical stress from mental stressors means there is no resolution to the influx of those hormones. Our fight-or-flight mechanism never gets to brawl and run. Physical stress, aka exercise, dissipates those hormones quickly and efficiently as it satisfies the cycle of the stress response. In addition to utilizing those hormones, physical exertion will also cause your body to adapt to whatever demand is being put on it. Muscles change, ligaments and tendons to strengthen and the heart becomes more efficient.

In the gym, we have the goal to cause a specific change so there needs to be a specific stress. The type, volume, intensity, complexity of the stress (exercise), will determine your body’s response. Compare Olympic level athletes, their bodies look drastically different yet all perform incredibly intense training routines year round. Are you causing a physical stress that will progress you towards your goal? What results have you been getting from your current routine? (more…)

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American Hero Classic 2018 THANK YOU!

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We did it again! The American Hero Classic powerlifting meet on November 10th was a huge success. Raising $1,050 for Paralyzed Veterans of America has never been more fun. For many of our participants it was their first experience training for and competing in a powerlifting meet. We provided powerlifting clinics and did one on one training for many of the participants to prepare them. In case you haven’t heard of powerlifting the basic premise is to Squat, Bench press and Deadlift as much weight as you can with in three attempts for each lift. Form is critical, so the participants not only trained to build strength but also did lots of work on technique and form. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the excitement mark your calendars for November 9th 2019! See you next year.

Here is a summary of what went down:

  • Participants lifted over 5 tons, 10,475 pounds
  • $525 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America based on weight lifted
  • We raised an additional $525 through the generous donation of our members
  • We had more than 75 spectators attend throughout the event​​

 

 

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Member Spotlight: Living the After Party! Werner-Schiffer Family

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Werner-Schiffer FamilyRachel brought then five-year-old Ethan to The Club to celebrate his buddies birthday party. Upon visiting the Aspen Hill Club, she was in awe! Membership Director Eric Suchinsky, offered to give Rachel a tour. Up until her visit, the family had memberships to two health clubs—one to make sure that Rachel got her fitness classes and another to ensure that Jeremy had access to an indoor pool. What they were missing was the family atmosphere that had fun for their two little ones. With the fun that Ethan had at The Club for the party, Rachel knew that one Club had everything she was looking for! (more…)

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The Best Exercise Ever

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By: Dana Shorb, Fitness Director

Everybody should deadlift. If you can walk unassisted than it would be a benefit for you to start deadlifting. I hear about excuses like general weakness, bad back and knee pain but I’m certain a majority of these issues didn’t arise from deadlifting. Chances those issues could have been prevented by deadlifting. I’m here to tell you that you can fix all of those issues with this one simple exercise. Even with these aches and pains, you can deadlift and with the proper modifications, precautions and preparations, you should. You see, the deadlift is not a lower back exercise! If you feel it in your lower back you are doing it wrong. The deadlift is not a knee dominant exercise. If you feel it in your knees you are doing it wrong. (more…)

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Member Testimonial: Kevin Costello

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“Dana, I wanted to go public with my high satisfaction regarding the “deep tissue” physical therapy and athletic stretching services which Demitrus Willis has provided to me via Aspen Hill’s expanded services offering. Having played college D1 level athletics at its highest level I have been exposed to and had access to top level athletic and injury treatment support services. It is with this personal history that I say that Mr. Willis knowledge of injury origin and treatment abatement is on par with the high level of support I received while playing for a national champion program. That said, I do strongly recommend Mr. Willis’s services to any individual (male or female) that is currently being afflicted by sport induced pain or injury, and I am quite confident that all who use his services will experience rapid improvement in their sport and athletic injury rehabilitation. If you wish to discuss further do not hesitate to reach out to me.” – Kevin Costello

 

Services provided by Demitrus Willis through Aspen Hill Club