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Last Chance: Cyber Monday Special

Cyber Monday at Lexington Athletic Club!

Last chance at our incredible Cyber Monday special!

Save $20 per month, 40% OFF regular (12 month) price!

Click HERE then enter promo code CYBERMONDAY into the top box.

Offer available website only.

link: https://signup.myiclubonline.com/iclub/signup/home.htm#plans?clubNumber=3960

 

 

 

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LAC: Cyber Monday Web Special

Cyber Monday Starts NOW at Lexington Athletic Club!

Incredible Cyber Monday special is now live!

Save $20 per month, 40% OFF regular (12 month) price!

Click HERE then enter promo code CYBERMONDAY into the top box.

Offer available website only.

link: https://signup.myiclubonline.com/iclub/signup/home.htm#plans?clubNumber=3960

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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LAC: NEW Concept2 and Rogue Air Bikes

This week we received more “get on and go” HIIT cardio!  (over the last few weeks we added Woodway’s and SPARC’s too)

Air Bikes are a perfect addition into a HIIT routine or even for the classic Tabata Intervals.

Read more about “Tabata Intervals” HERE and the original Tabata interval workout HERE.

 

 

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More “get on and go” HIIT cardio! (@concept2inc and @roguefitness Echo bikes)

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Tai Chi Meditation Workshop at Lexington Athletic Club

Two day Tai Chi workshop coming to Lexington Athletic Club in October, led by Grandmaster Hiang Kwang The’.

Sign up at the LAC front desk, and see flyer below for more details.

Members and non-members welcome.

More info on Lee Family Tai Chi: https://www.leefamilytaichi.com/

 

NEW! Cybex SPARC Trainers

More “Get on and Go”  Interval Training Cardio!  This week it’s 6 new SPARC Trainers from Cybex. (Last week it was 6 new Woodway Curves)

The SPARC Trainers are perfect for HIIT style workouts.  What is HIIT?

“HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods.” via Daily Burn

Check out this summary of the SPARC HERE and check out the videos at the bottom of the post.

 

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More HIIT cardio! New @cybexintl Arc Trainers called SPARC’s

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NEW Woodway Curve Treadmills

Check out our six new treads from Woodway!  These are perfect for “Get on and GO”,  HIIT-style training.

New treadmill day! via @woodwaytreadmills

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The new Woodway Curve treadmills are in a new category of cardio equipment called “get on and go” cardio.  Similar to the air-dyne or Concept2 rower, you can just “get on and go” without programming the display.  They are great for interval training, sprints and especially HIIT-style training.  Find out more info on the Woodway website HERE and a training manual is HERE.

 “Woodway Curve Treadmills, have a slight curve to them, have a belt composed of a series of planks rather than a smooth surface and as you may have noticed, they have no “on” or “off” button. That’s because you manually power the treadmill…YOU ARE THE MOTOR! Because you are powering the treadmill, you control the speed and the pace rather than the treadmill doing that for you. Since you’re doing the work, you are able to burn up to 30 percent more calories compared to when running on a traditional treadmill.”  –via LINK

 

“The Curve’s design also helps improve and correct your running form and ensures you have a more efficient stride. When you use the Curve consistently, you are able to develop a proper movement pattern and muscle memory which improves your running form outside of the gym.  If you over-stride, the Curve will not move and it does not allow for an exaggerated lean forwards or backwards while in motion.”  –via LINK

A Midsummer Night’s Run, a Lexington Tradition

LAC members!  Are you running in the Midsummer Night’s Run?  If you haven’t registered yet we have a discount code that can save you a few bucks.  Click on team pricing then use promo TEAMLAC at checkout to save some cash!

Register HERE

 

PACKET PICKUP SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 9th from 12noon-7pm — Malibu Jack’s Lexington (2520 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503)

Friday, August 10th from 12noon-7pm — Macy’s Department Store (3301 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503)

You may pickup packets for friends and family without credentials, ID or paperwork.  We encourage all local Central Kentucky participants to pickup their packet on Thursday or Friday during this 14-hour opportunity to make your race day experience the best it can be.  There will be limited “out of town” race day packet pickup at the Courthouse Plaza from 4-8pm on Saturday, August 11th.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE  

  • 4:30PM  Onsite Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
  • 6:00PM  Fastest Kid in Town Races
  • 7:00PM  1 Mile Run/Walk
  • 7:50PM  Pre-Race Program/Welcome
  • 8:00PM  A Midsummer Night’s Run 5K
  • 8:20-10:30PM  Post Race Celebration & Band

“After Years of Exercising, This Is the Workout That Changed My Body”

via Pop Sugar and 

 “Will lifting free weights make me bulky?”When I started working out with a trainer a few months ago, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but if there’s one thing I am certain of, a barbell was never part of the equation. Yet here I was, standing in front of one with my trainer off to the side asking me to do deadlifts. I was equal parts perplexed, scared, and thrilled. In all my years of working out, heavy lifting was something I had never done. Like everyone else in my life, I hopped from trendy studio to trendy studio for my workouts, and though there was a weight room at my gym, the idea of picking up a barbell on my own seemed terrifying.

I looked down at the 65-pound steel bar and then looked up at my trainer Austin (a few times in a lame attempt to stall). With no knowledge of or prior exposure to lifting, I was also dealing with the real fear that I would possibly drop this thing, along with myself, in the process. Sensing my fear, he talked me through the steps repeatedly with the right amount of encouragement, until I grabbed the damn thing and remarkably pulled it off — “with ease and perfect form,” he would later tell me. I surprised myself; I was stronger than I gave myself credit for. Austin added weight to the bar at a quick pace, which I think even surprised him.

Looking back, I am not sure why I stayed away from a barbell for so many years. Sure, I wasn’t exposed to it, but I also never allowed myself to even explore the idea. When I heard SoulCycle was coming to my city, I was in the very first class. When the new TRX studio moved in down the block, I couldn’t wait to try it! But lifting? Nope. Despite my firm belief that women are strong AF, there was a part of me that thought of lifting as a man’s world, or at least the kind of world where you go when you want biceps as big as your head. And if I am being totally honest, huge ‘ceps weren’t what I was looking for.

 

The kicker here is that it has has changed my body in a way that I never could have anticipated. I have lost more weight over these last three months than I have in the last few years. I am stronger and faster in just about every other workout in my life. And most recently, during a beach vacation, my partner commented on my butt. It was higher! Perkier! Lifted! Rounded! I went into heavy lifting with the very wrong idea that it would add bulk, yet here I am feeling my absolute best and more confident than I have in a long time. Even more importantly is the understanding that this confidence had less to do with how I look and everything to do with how I feel.

The thrill of doing something new mixed with a real sense of accomplishment has given me an exercise high that I have not felt in a very long time. Instead of being terrified of a barbell, I now give my trainer grief when we aren’t lifting. Through this process, I have come face to face with my physicality in a way that has never happened. There’s also a real sense of pride from seeing more weight being racked up on the bar and learning what my body is capable of handling. But more than anything, the inner confidence that I have built from this latest step in my fitness journey has helped me in all facets of my life and continues to surprise me on an almost daily basis.

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YAY! More Women’s Bars

Christmas Cheer! Two new Women’s bars from @roguefitness. Lime green for easy identification.

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