5 Benefits of Barre Workouts

5 benefits of Barre workouts:

  1. Strength, definition, and elongated muscles are achieved through targeting muscle groups from all angles.  Barre focuses on muscles you use everyday, as well as, underused and underdeveloped muscled.
  2. Endurance is gained through a combination of isometric and isotonic movements.  Isometric movements, the poses you hold such as a plank.  Isotonic movements strengthen your cardiovascular system.
  3. Flexibility is gained throughout a barre class with fluid movement and stretching.  Increased flexibility helps in such areas as back pain.
  4. Posture is focused on throughout an entire barre class, core muscles are contracted throughout the class.  Stand taller and be proud!
  5. Mind-body connection is so important in our daily lives and is highly focused on in a barre routine.  Focusing on the body’s muscle and movement provides a more effective workout and balance heading into your day or evening.

Enjoy one of Jessica’s Barre classes here:

Barre and many other classes are offered at The Wembley Club.  Find a class that interests you!
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Step it With This Great Step Aerobics Routine!

Krista Nightwine will lead you through a fun 20 minute old school step aerobics routine with a modern fitness twist.  This is a great aerobic activity to do at home or at the gym.  If you do not have a step you can draw or tape the lines of a step on your floor (40″L, 16″W).
Krista teaches Boxing, Cardio Blast, HIIT, TRX, Bootcamp and much more at Wembley!  Join her for Virtual Boxing on Wedensday mornings at 6am and Sunday mornings at 9:35am, no boxing bag required for the class!
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Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto

Out of ideas for easy and healthy dinners?  Here is a quick and easy dinner!

Always think fresh, colorful, and easy clean up when trying to find new recipes.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken if you prefer)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved (for more color use tri-colored tomatoes)
  • 2.5-3 lbs zucchini, slice into very thin slices.  Us
  • e a mandolin if one is available
  • 3/4 fresh pesto (in the refrigerated section of the grocery store)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. your favorite cooking oil

Directions

  1. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat then add oil.  Once oil is hot, saute onions for 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey or chicken and cook an additional 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini, stir, and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn off head, add tomatoes and pesto, then stir.  Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion

This is delicious on quinoa for a complete meal with complex carbs.

DOn’t quIT! Virtual Fitness contest winners.

With over 1300 Virtual Fitness Class participants we have awarded 14 contest winners.  Every one of our participants are nothing short of amazing!
The following are our contest winners:
The Pruce Girls (Peyton and Addie)
Katelyn DeVan
Lisa Andreani
Helen Simmons
Nancy Budgus
Hollie Mihalek
Denise Grcevich
Lori Bryant
Dennis Lehman
Margo Walker
Roxanne Durant
Sue Ohneck
Steve Gokorsch
Your tanks and t-shirts will be delivered to you!!
 
If you would like to purchase a DOn’t quIT tee-shirt or tank you may order here!
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At Home Tennis Drills!

Well… it has happened. We are required to stay at home. Here are some easy drills to do at home, that keep your kids, and you occupied!

“Ups and Downs”

If your kids come to clinics, they know the famous Ups and Downs. These are great for strengthening your arms, and working on hand-eye coordination. For your Ups, you will need your backhand grip. For kids that are still learning, have them let the ball bounce on the ground once, then hit it up. Make sure to reverse the racquet every time. For your downs, have your forehand grip, and bounce the ball against the ground. Feel like that is too easy? Try doing both against your frame!

Juggling

Learning how to juggle is a great way to work on hand-eye coordination, as well as working on your toss for your serve. Here is a simple video teaching you how to juggle! Once you’ve got that down, Try walking down your driveway, hallway, basement, etc. (anywhere you aren’t risking breaking anything!)

Jumping Rope

There are so many reasons to jump rope. Jumping rope is a great cardio exercise, along with being great for footwork. Whether you’re doing something simple like alternating feet, or jumping together, or you’re doing something more difficult, jumping rope is a great exercise!

For more exercises, join Dre’s 15 minute virtual tennis classes!

Interested in taking lessons? Contact The Wembley Club at (440)543-8171 or dave@wembleyclub.com!

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What’s Happening at Wembley! Week of 3/22-3/29

Virtual Fitness Classes This Week

All Virtual Classes are on Zoom this week!

Your week will be amazing if you take advantage of everything Wembley is offering Virtually this week!

Virtual Offerings For This Week:

  • Adult Fitness Classes
  • Youth Fitness Classes
  • Youth Mini Tennis Clinics
  • Adult Tennis Skill Clinics
  • Kijia Lunch and Learn Sessions

  • All Wembley Memberships (Including Summer 2020 members) have free access to ALL Virtual Offerings!
  • If you are a member and do not have the weights you need at home contact Colleen Ryan or David Barr and we will get you what you need!

  • Virtual Class Passes Are Available
  • $8 per class, paid at time of booking

Click the image to set up your Virtual Personal Training appointment with Erin this week

  • Virtual Personal Training
  • Platinum and Gold Members: $30 per 45 minute session charged to your member account (Billed to your account
  • Non-Member: $45 per 45 minute session charged at time of booking

Click the image to set up your Personal Virtual Tennis Consultation with Dre this week

  • 20 minute sessions
  • Platinum Membership- Free
  • Gold Membership- $15 (billed to your account)

We sincerely appreciate you staying connected in this time of distancing!  If we can help in anyway please do not hesitate to reach out!

Things to Keep in Mind on Your Vacation!

It’s easy to overdo it on vacation, but it also feels great to relax and let go a little bit. Spring break is almost here, think about these tips while you are on vacation!

Here are a few things to keep in mind on your vacation so you can still enjoy and feel good!

– SLEEP! Get some extra sleep if you can and you will be happy you did!

– EAT FRESH, SEASONAL, LOCAL foods! This is just more fun and helps your body to feel great, especially if you are going to the coast!

– MOVE! This could be in any form – from paddle boarding to hiking or dancing. Do something you can’t do at home or you don’t do in your usual routine!

– REMEMBER: What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while.

Credit: Ali Hively; Fitness instructor here at The Wembley Club, and owner/founder of Kijia Living!

5 Ways to Eat Well on the Go!

We are all running around, from carpooling to work trips and family vacations. Spring break season is coming up! Time to plan ahead! So here are a few things to keep in mind for when you are on the go and still want to feel great!

1. Think ahead. Look over your itinerary and get a handle on where you want to indulge and where you want to eat healthy.

2. Pack simple snacks for back up – throw some protein powder in your bag or a bag of beef jerky or almonds that you can chow down if you get stuck starving.

3. Focus on veggies – when ordering a meal – make sure you have some veggies in your meal!

4. Drink lots of water – so often when we travel we don’t drink enough so make sure you bring your water bottle!

5. Skip the foods you KNOW will make you feel bad.

Credit: Ali Hively; Fitness instructor here at The Wembley Club, and owner/founder of Kijia Living!

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