‘Get Fit’ – Cape Ann Health Clubs and Personal Fitness Trainers

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Don’t know about you, but I LOVE exercising outdoors amid the natural beauty of Cape Ann. Generally Cape Ann seems to have ‘blue skies and sunshine,’ (at least in my mind, 🙂  but cooler, rainy days lead me to exercise indoors with a walk on the treadmill.

Sunset over the Annisquam 5.22.15 IMG_1864 FB

You’ve Heard the Excuses – “To0 cold.” “Too snowy.” “Too rainy.” “Too Windy.” “Too Tired.” “Too Little Time….” Too Many Excuses… But with Exercise Being the #1 Prescription for Good Health, there’s NO Good Excuse, Except for ‘TOO Sick.’  When weather conditions are not the best for outdoor activities and if you don’t have home equipment, there are many health clubs right here on Cape Ann to choose from. Some may offer ‘drop in rates’ and ‘special discounts.’ Regular exercise can help reduce stress, boost immunity, improve mood, and keep you healthier!  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001941.htm

Three beautiful girls in fitness center

Here is a Sample of Health Clubs on Cape Ann – 

Group of Healthy People in the Fitness

Healthier at Any Age

Need Help Designing a Safe Fitness Routine? Want to take your fitness to the next level?  
Ask an Expert! Physical therapists, exercise physiologist, and professional fitness trainer can assist and guide you for a ‘safe and healthy’ exercise routine. (*Note: If you have not been exercising or have health issues, check with your physician prior to beginning an exercise routine.)
*Please Note: Some ‘confusion’ recently came to my attention about what these initials, acronyms, credentials mean – Personal Trainer (PT) or Certified Personal Trainer (‘CPT’) and Physical Therapist (P.T.) have very different backgrounds and training. Personal Trainers typically hold a certification from one of the below-mentioned fitness certification programs. A Physical Therapist on the other hand has advanced college and post-graduate studies, with a doctorate, ‘DPT’ now as the entry-level into this profession. An exercise physiologist (EP) also generally requires college study. An Exercise Physiologist is a person who generally has an academic degree in exercise physiology, or who is certified by practice exercise physiology (via the Exercise Physiologist Certified exam (EPC)), or who has a doctorate degree with an academic degree or emphasis in exercise physiology from an accredited college or university.  Be sure to check it out beforehand and know what those ‘letters’ mean!
Personal training

Personal Training

Personal Fitness Trainer – Here are the Top 5 National Fitness Certification Programs –

1. American Council on Exercise (ACE)
2. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
3. International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
4. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
5. National Strength and Conditional Associations (NSCA)

Top 10 Fitness Training Certifications Listed on the Live Strong Website – http://www.livestrong.com/article/436098-top-10-best-personal-trainer-certifications/

Indoors or Outdoors, the Key to Optimal Health is to Get Moving and ‘Get Fit!’ 

Exercise Makes Me Smile

Exercise Makes Me Smile

Enjoy these Personal Mantras/Positive Affirmations from Our ‘Motivation to Exercise’ Hypnosis Program –

” Exercise Energize.” “Exercise Makes Me Smile!” “Exercise Makes Me Feel Good!”   

* Note: If you have not been exercising or have health issues, check with your doctor first for safe exercise guidelines (an ‘exercise prescription’) before beginning a new exercise program.

Exercise safely, get fit, and enjoy greater levels of health and wellbeing.     ~ Karen Pischke, BSN, RN

 

~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

 

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

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Get Fit – Walk, Run, Hike Cape Ann’s Beaches and Trails

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Get Your Sneakers and Hiking Boots On! Warmer weather is here to stay. Spring is a great time to get moving and get fit! Ralph Waldo Emerson said –  The First Wealth is Health! No time like the present to begin focusing on Your Good Health! 

Dogtown Hiking GMG

Plenty of Exercise Opportunities on Cape Ann, indoors and outdoors!

If you haven’t been exercising all along or took the winter off, begin with a discussion with your physician and ask for safe exercise guidelines. Start where you are. Set goals. Gradually increase either intensity, frequency, or duration. (One at a time!) See safety guidelines for exercise below.

Best Cape Ann Beaches for Walking – Good Harbor, Long Beach, Wingaersheek (Gloucester) Singing Beach (Manchester-by-the-Sea,) and Cape Hedge Beach (Rockport/Residents Only Parking.)

* Cape Ann Residents Get Your Beach Stickers! Visitors – Prepare to Pay for Parking; Car pool, ‘park and ride’ or take the C.A.T.A. bus.

Good Harbor Beach

Walk or Run. Enjoy Cape Ann’s fresh air while you move your body to a healthier you! On your own or with friends. Goals Can Inspire and Motivate you. Train and Prepare for a 5 K (3.1 miles.)

Get Fit At Any Age

Get Fit At Any Age

Spring/Summer Local Walking/Running Events (5 – 8 Kilometers.)
  • May 8th – Back Shore Gloucester 8K  (5 miles)
  • June 20th – Father’s Day 5K (3.1 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) Rockport
  • June 25th – Fiesta 5K (3.1 mile) Gloucester
  • Sept 7th – Run the Goose*  7K (4.3 miles)  (*Love Goose Cove!)

Goose Cove Reservoir

Information About Trail Hiking – 

My Favorite Hikes on Cape Ann – Dogtown, Halibut Point State Park, Ravenswood, Coolidge Reservation, and Many More! Fun for the Whole Family!

Family walking in the woods

Family walking in the woods

Remember to Exercise Safely! Check with your doctor before you begin an exercise program, especially if you haven’t been exercising or have a medical condition (disease.) Begin ‘where you are,’ and go from there.  Always exercise within safe guidelines as prescribed by your doctor and any personal limitations you might have. *If you experience dizziness, shortness of breath or chest pain with exercise, stop and rest. If chest pain and/or shortness of breath continues – call 911! And even if it goes away with rest, follow-up with your physician to report and have it checked out.

For information on Safe Exercise

Check With Your Physician. Ask a Fitness Expert for Advice!

Exercise Safely, Make it Fun and Enjoy the Health Benefits for Mind, Body & Spirit!

~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

 

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.