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HEALTHY HAPPENINGS August 2015

Take Back Your Health!

As summer comes to an end, and the kids go back to school- what about your health? If current aches and pains are preventing you from participating in social activity or draining your motivation to be active than keep reading… Don’t just live with the pain, seek out help and start exercising! Living in Moab lends itself to a variety of activities from more vigorous biking and hiking to more scenic bird watching or off-road driving. No matter what your interest, a daily exercises routine is a healthy start. The minimum daily exercise recommended is 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week…what does this mean? 30 minutes of moderate exercise would be walking over easy terrain or biking the paved path out along the river and back. If that seems too demanding than you may need advice from a health care provider on how to get started.

Physical therapists can evaluate your current status and functional mobility, then design a custom home exercise program to ensure your success. If your condition is more severe I would recommend following up with your primary care physician prior to starting an exercise program. A physical therapist is educated to evaluate your impairments, adjust your home program accordingly, and supervise your progress to reach personal fitness goals. Most people that deal with long term pain or disability benefit from exercises designed to combat poor daily habits or work demands that contribute to their pain or fatigue. Often the hardest part is knowing where to start. As a physical therapist it is my job to help you push through the barriers to physical exercise with stretching, strengthening, and improved functional mobility. Most programs do not require more than 20-30 minutes daily and minimal equipment or space to successfully complete your home program. Don’t let joint pain or muscle spasms deter you from enjoying your family, cleaning your house, driving your car, cooking dinner, or working in the garden.

 

South Town Gym Serving Needs

South Town Gym continues to serve the San Juan and Grand County community's needs for fitness training with a professional and friendly environment. As we approach our 5th season we are mindful of the many friends and associations we have made over the past year. Many people have discovered the benefits of a lifestyle which includes fitness programs which are available at the South Town Gym. Our programs have encouraged and motivated many of you to opt for a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

This season includes many of the programs that we offered last year with some additional new offerings. We will continue to offer all of the following amenities:
• State of the Art Cardio Fitness Machines
• A large selection of Free Weights and Cybex Strength Training Machines
• A Private Women’s Section
• Tanning Beds
• Functional Training area, Physio balls, Bosu balls, Plyometric, Stability and Agility equipment.
• Spinning Bikes
• 28 Flat Screen TVs
• Mixed Martial Arts Facility
• Dance Studio
• Lockers, Showers, and Dressing Room

To help our members maintain and improve their quality of life, we will continue offering a variety of cardio classes and activities which will help them in this endeavor. Class offerings that will be available include:
• Xtreme Fitness
• Spin Classes
• Zumba
• Lunch Crunch w/Erin
• Cardio Kickboxing
• Beg/Int Boxing
• Kids Mixed Martial Arts w/Kirt
We offer daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships.
We will continue to offer a functional Dance Studio where classes will be offered for children from 3yrs-18yrs. Additional features at South Town Gym for this age group include kids Mixed Martial Arts.
We would love for the community to come in and tour our facilities, meet the staff, and familiarize yourself with our programs.

Don’t Miss Your Workout
Visiting the Moab area and don’t want to miss a workout? South Town Gym offers a variety of options to fit your fitness needs while you’re in the area. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are available to our fabulous fitness locations. Our top notch selection of free weights, weight machines, cardio and fitness equipment can’t be beat!

Come in and see us at 1070 S. Highway 191 Moab, UT 84532, just south of town, kitty corner across from south Maverick. Office hours are Mon-Fri 9-5. We are on the web at: www.moabgym.com. You can contact us at mstg@frontier.com or 435-259-5775.

Stay strong! Stay active!

 
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