"Get Your Fit On"

Photos and story by Bill Hughes
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For all the people who want to get in shape, stay in shape or merely feel better about their health, the new Body Force Fitness 24/7 in the Elkton Crossing Plaza is opening in two days. Less than a year ago, Body Force Fitness 24/7 in North East opened its doors and they now have over 750 members. With encouragement from the clientele there, the idea of opening an Elkon branch made sense. After the early spring closing of Blockbuster, the space became available and a perfect location.
"Some people are training for specific sports and some people just want to lose weight and they want to learn," said Joe Rakoski, co-owner of Body Force Fitness 24/7. "We’ll be offering nutritional counseling and actual meal fulfillment. Saturday is our opening day for everyone who’s signed up. The doors officially open at 7am. Members who use the one in North East, will have access. The 24 hour access keytag is good for both clubs."
The center also has an edge to the competition. "The quality of the gym here is a lot different than other clubs. We have personal training, fitness classes and a smoothie bar," said Liz Fink who co-owns the center with Joe. "All of our staff that work the front desk are personal fitness certified and have university level degrees. We will have Zoomba, yoga, 30 Minute Ab classes and Boot Camp classes. The great thing about the classes are they are taught by our certified personal trainers. If you commit to the programs, your going to see results." The classes also offer beginners to advanced lessons and clients will not have to stand around waiting their turn with the weights. "One of the strong points is we don’t have a lot of volume, so you don’t have to wait for equipment," added LIz.
Equipment at the new fitness center include, stationary bikes, elliptical and cadio machines, Hammer Strength machines, and a large free weight area. The establishment also offers, locker rooms with private showers, fitness classes, tanning beds and TRX training.
Joe and Liz also have enough space for people with special needs. "We’re handicapped accessible," said Liz. "There’s a lot of cable machines that are perfect for them." "We have plenty of space to get in between equipment," Joe added.
For many people who are self conscious, trips to the gym can be intimidating when others are around. "They think everyone is watching them, but really everyone is watching themselves," said Liz. "We strive to provide an inviting, comfortable and non-intimidating gym environment."
As for the smoothie drinks, there are a variety of the delicious healthy beverages for people who want a nice treat with the vitamins or people who need the calories. "We have our own recipes that we use," said Joe. "Some of our recipes are made up by our clients."
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How to Successfully Build Your Own Home Gym

Working out in your home gym has considerable advantages over exercising at your local gym. With your own personal selection of exercise equipment at home, you can conveniently and quickly fit in a challenging workout without worrying about driving to and from the gym or waiting in long lines for fitness equipment. Selecting the best fitness equipment for your home gym does not have to be complicated. You simply need to choose the machines that will work best for you. Here are some tips for getting started on building your home gym.

How Much Space Do You Have?

The amount of space available is a huge consideration when determining the best type of exercise equipment to purchase for your gym. If there is a lot of space, you may be able to purchase several pieces of fitness equipment for an all-around workout.

On the other hand, if you are tight on space, consider selecting a compact piece of exercise equipment that offers a challenging workout for your whole body. An elliptical machine would be a great option for those people who are tight on space. They provide a total body workout and are a great value. Be sure to measure the space available before you purchase any fitness equipment so you can properly judge how many pieces can conveniently fit into your home gym.

What Is The Purpose Of Your Home Gym?

Before purchasing any fitness equipment, first decide what you want out of it. Are you looking for cardio machines for an aerobic workout or would you rather build muscle with resistance machines? If you are looking for a cardiovascular workout, a treadmill, exercise bike or an elliptical machine may be best for you.

However, if you are looking to build muscle, you may want to look into a weight machine. For an effective workout that both builds muscle and offers cardio training, consider buying a treadmill or elliptical machine and then stocking your gym with free weights.

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Be sure that you set a budget for how much you can comfortably afford to spend on your exercise equipment. It's not necessary that you purchase all of your equipment at once. You may want to invest in one or two pieces at a time. When selecting exercise equipment, it is also important to choose pieces that you will actually use.

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Some people who invest in a personal gyms also like to stock their area with additional accessories to make their workouts more enjoyable. Items like heart rate monitors, flat screen televisions, radios, and full-length mirrors can help make your workout more comfortable and entertaining.

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