Happy St. Patrick’s Day – but first…a Fitness Circuit!

by on March 17th, 2017

Saint Patrick's Fitness Circuit
Start your St. Patrick’s Day with a quick fitness circuit to get that heart rate up!

St. Patrick’s Fitness Circuit!
• Each Exercise for 20 seconds
• 20 Seconds rest between each round
• Repeat 4 Rounds!

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

JUMP SQUATS

BURPEES

V-UPS

Happy St. Patrick’s Weekend!

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Matrix Rowing Machine – Review

by on March 15th, 2017

The Conclusion

The Matrix Rowing Machine performs at the highest level in the fitness equipment industry. Unlike the WaterRower and other machines that use water for resistance, this machine utilizes a brushed aluminum flywheel with 10 magnetic resistance settings. The resistance settings has a expansive range, from very easy to heavy resistance, to allow users to challenge themselves in different ways throughout their fitness journey.

The machine is very smooth and quiet, which is important for me as I will be using it within my home. The footprint is very small as you easily can tilt the machine up for movement and storage purposes.

The seat is a great size and is very comfortable, making users more likely to complete longer workouts. The handle is smooth and comfortable to grip. It’s very easy for me to get my feet in and secure in the claps. The only issue was removing my feet, at times the back heel cup would catch my shoe and get caught.

The console is intuitive and features different training programs to get the most out of your workout. It displays the basic aspects of your workout including time, distance, strokes per minute, heart rate, calories, and more. I was able to focus on my workout and see my progress at a glance.

I enjoy using this machine and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great rower that will stand the test of time, and continue to present a challenge with each workout!

Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine

Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine Rated & Reviewed

Make 2017 Your Year

by on January 1st, 2017

Make 2017 Your Year

Make 2017 Your Year. This is the year to get yourself focused, committed, and trim down and sculpt the body you have always wanted & can be proud of.

Eating Plan: Sit down and think about what foods you enjoy and are also healthy. Plan meals ahead of time so that lack of time in the moment does not force you to eat things outside of your eating plan.

Fitness Schedule: Plan your weekly and monthly fitness routine, so you have something to stick to and hold yourself accountable. If you enjoy diversifying your workouts; include cardiovascular-focused days, and strength training days, yoga/spin/hiit/barre or whatever other group classes you enjoy.

Motivation: Staying motivated is a key to long term success. Most people are motivated at the start, but plan for times of mental weakness and place triggers for you to use for yourself to re-engage your drive to stay healthy. Scheduling working in groups, or with a trainer, helps some people to push-on and stick to the plan due to the competitive nature of group training.

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Precor EFX 885 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer

by on August 28th, 2016

The Precor EFX® 885 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer combines the benefits of CrossRamp® technology and upper body moving handlebars for a total-body workout.

KEY FEATURES

  • Console: P80 15″ Touchscreen/TV/iPad Console
  • Workout Programs: 22
  • Resistance Levels: 20
  • CrossRamp®: Automatic 13-40°
  • Step Up Height: 8″ Stride
  • Polar® Wireless SmartRate® & Contact Sensors
  • Dimensions: 80″ L x 32″ W x 72.5″ H

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: 7 Years
  • Parts & Electronics: 2 Years
  • Battery, Wear Items, & Labor 1 Year
  • High Wear Console Items 90 Days

HOME WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts & Electronics: 10 Years
  • Battery, Wear Items, & Labor 1 Year
  • High Wear Console Items 90 Days
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Either You #Run the Day, or the day runs you!

by on July 28th, 2016

Either You Run the Day, or the day runs you!

Take control of your day: Either You #Run the Day, or the day runs you!

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Precor TRM 243 Treadmill

July 4th – Happy Independence Day!

by on July 4th, 2016

Happy July 4th - Thank you to all who serve and served in the military!

Thank you to all who served & serve in the military!
*Leisure Fitness stores close at 5pm today!
*The July 4th Sale ends July 5th!

Excuses Do Not Burn Calories!

by on January 30th, 2016

Excuses don't burn calories!

Attack your workout!

Find the fitness tools you need at LeisureFitness.com

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Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.

by on January 15th, 2016

Fitness - Compete with yourself

Me (Today) > Me (Yesterday) = SUCCESS

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Fitness Circuit: Reverse Lunge to a Skip Hop by Anthony Divirgilio

by on November 20th, 2015

Reverse Lunge to a Skip Hop by Tony D

Fitness Coach Anthony Divirgilio, or Tony D, explains how to perform the Reverse Lunge and Skip Hop and get the heart rate up and revving and blood flowing. This exercise will help burn calories and build leg muscles.

3-5 Rounds to get the blood flowing and build muscle!

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Leisure Fitness Soccer Team Wins Delaware 2015 Summer League

by on August 24th, 2015

Leisure Fitness Soccer Team Wins 2015 Summer League

Congratulations to the Leisure Fitness soccer team on becoming the 2015 NCC Delaware Summer League Champions!

The Leisure Fitness FC – Northern Tier soccer team captained by Matthew Laudeman and Tyler Bastianelli, finished 2nd in the regular season and entered the playoffs with a bye to the semifinal against Greenhaus FC.

Leisure Fitness FC – Northern Tier defeated Greenhaus 1-0 in a tight semifinal and advanced to play BF Towing in the Championship.

The Final was a lively affair with Leisure Fitness FC Northern Tier completing a 3-2 win over BF Towing and claiming the 2015 NCC Delaware Summer League Championship.

Roster:
1 – Nacho
2 – Freddy Frederico
3 – Ryan J. Flanigan
4 – J. Dineen
5 – Daniel Dimedio
6 – Matthew Laudeman (C)
7 – Adam Flanigan
8 – Tyler Bastianelli (C)
9 – Moja Hale
10 – Scott Mosier
11 – J. Scheer
12 – Chibsah Faisal
13 – Rob Cann
14 – Tommy Dimedio
15 – Meat Chris
16 – Paul Danaher
17 – Mike Xarhoulakos
18 – Matt Margiotta
19 – Pat McGrath
20 – Justin Romano

Manager: Mr. Dimedio

The Importance of Being Physically Active During Cancer Treatment

by on June 19th, 2015

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In the years past people who suffered from chronic illness like cancer were told by there physician to reduce their physical activity. In some cases reducing physical activity could be the right recommendation if they have limited mobility or excessive pain from their cancer treatments.

Physicians are now encouraging their cancer patients to be as physically active!

Too much rest can lead to loss of body functions and muscle weakness. The number one reason why people with chronic illness are not physically active is due to the over whelming amount of medicines/chemicals that are flowing throughout their bodies resulting in fatigue. But if you can manage and have the stamina to be physically active, studies have shown that your quality of life can improve. When most people hear the words exercise and physical activity they automatically assume lifting weights and that can be intimidating for some. But there are a variety of ways to increase your heart rate and work up a sweat through aerobic activities. Some activities include: taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to lunch, walking the dog and even mowing the lawn. Typically, the goal should be at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three days or more (but please meet with your physician before starting a training program).

The benefits one can achieve through being physically active during cancer treatment can tremendous. Through physical activity one can maintain or lose that undesired weight. Another commonly forgotten benefit of cardiovascular exercise is improving your balance and strengthening your bones. Getting outside and being active can be a relieve stress and boost self esteem. Through exercise you can lower blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease. One of the biggest advantages of exercise during cancer treatment is the reduction in nausea. With a reduction of nausea your odds of being physically active will increase dramatically. This is a compiling effect. If you start working out it can reduce nausea and you will feel better thus wanting to be physically active.

A growing number of studies have looked at the impact of physical activity on cancer recurrence and long-term survival. Exercise has helped to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition, fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, happiness, and several quality of life factors in cancer survivors. According to The American Cancer Society, “At least 20 studies of people with breast, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer have suggested that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival compared with those who are inactive”.
Before engaging in any physical activity one should consult their doctor and review their blood count. Medications from certain cancer treatments can affect your lungs and heart. Medications like bleomycin or doxorubicin can put you at risk for injury. One should take precautions before exercising, if you have low white blood cell count or take a medication that lessens your ability to fight infection then one should stay away from any public gyms. Do not exercise if the amount of minerals in your blood such as sodium and potassium are not at a safe level.

With the stigma of not being physically active during cancer treatment being debunked, one should consider the plethora of advantages you can achieve through being physically active during cancer treatment. Starting an exercise program can be a big task for an individual. Starting slow and building up your routine is essential. The key to introducing physical activity and exercise and begin your journey to become a more active and healthy person is to find activities you enjoy and look forward to so that you can improve your fitness and have fun!

By: Rich Schultz, Leisure Fitness Outreach Wellness Associate – Article written from my experiences

Reference:
Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient.

Sports Drink Supplements – Bulletin, Topic of the Month – June 2015

by on June 3rd, 2015

Doctor Paul Kennedy
It is almost impossible to avoid the ubiquitous nature of sports drinks and their connection to fitness and exercise. I have watched for years while individuals “burn” 300 or more calories in a twenty or thirty minute exercise bout and then “re-hydrate” with a 300 calorie bottle of a “sports drink”. Most of these drinks are primarily sugar, water and coloring. But in recent years, even more ingredients have been added by the sports drink industry in an effort to provide a more complete replenishment of nutrients. Some sports drinks are worth the cost but, in my view, most are not.

Indeed, water is generally the best way to go with respect to “supplementation” on the run or during moderate to intense exercise.

But there are some ingredients that have no place in a sports drink or supplemental fluid. For example, a recent case report in the Annals of Internal Medicine (published online on May 12, 2015) suggested that an ingredient in a sports “drink” called “Jacked Power” contained an ingredient called beta-methylphenylamine (or BMPEA) that may have been responsible and/or related to hemorrhagic stroke. BMPEA is chemically similar to amphetamine. A previously healthy 53 year old woman, for example, suffered a “sudden onset of numbness” about 45 minutes into her workout. A subsequent diagnosis indicated that she was suffering from a stroke. She was hospitalized for five days and, thankfully, appeared to recover.

Many sport supplement drinks have additives, of course. But the fact is that many ingredients and additives like BMPEA are not always listed on the label. A similar sports drink additive called dimethylbutalymine (or DMBA) has been found in some sports drinks despite the fact that it (DMBA) has already been banned by the FDA. It appears that the manufacturer removed “Jacked Power” from the market recently. But the takeaway message here is to hydrate with water as much as possible (especially as summer approaches) and be wary of energy “supplements” that may or may not necessarily enhance performance, but could potentially cause adverse and/or allergic reactions.

A balanced and calorically adequate diet should provide all the electrolytes necessary for an active lifestyle and proper hydration should do the rest.

I’m Dr. Paul Kennedy and that’s the “Be Fit, Stay Fit” Topic of the Month for June 2015. Good luck with your program. I KNOW you can do it!

Remember to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program especially if you have been inactive for an extended period of time.

Leisure Fitness – Training and Company Meetings

by on May 13th, 2015

Leisure Fitness Training and Company Meetings May 13-14, 2015
Leisure Fitness Company Meetings May 13-14, 2015

The staff will be rotating through our Corporate Headquarters over today, May 13th, and tomorrow, May 14th, for training and general company meetings.

We commit to always providing our staff with the highest level of training, motivation, and empowerment to serve our customers with the best customer service in the industry and in retail.

If you are contacting your fitness consultant/sales representative, please try to be patient as there will be limited access to email/phone calls. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Thank you!

The Leisure Fitness Family

IHRSA 2015 – Los Angeles, California

by on March 17th, 2015

IHRSA 2015, Los Angeles, California

The Leisure Fitness team had an excellent week at IHRSA 2015 in Los Angeles, California with excellent meetings with our vendor partners like Precor, Life Fitness, Brunswick Billiards and more…

The team had a great time hanging out with G&G Fitness, Gronk, and our friends vendor partners!

RevZilla – Leisure Fitness Wellness Partner #TBT

by on March 12th, 2015

RevZilla
Supporting our wellness partner – RevZilla at their health fair at the Philadelphia boutique showroom! #leisurefitness #tbt February 26, 2015 Read Entire Article

#thedress …make sure it fits. Because the color doesn’t matter if you can’t wear it.

by on March 2nd, 2015

#thedress make sure it fits. because the color does not matter if you can not wear it.

#thedress …make sure it fits. Because the color doesn’t matter if you can’t wear it.

Home Fitness Equipment…stop talking, and start training. www.leisurefitness.com
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Leisure Fitness Opens Fitness Super Store in Gainesville, VA: Bringing Home Fitness Equipment and Health & Wellness to the Gainesville Fitness Community

by on February 26th, 2015

Gainesville Virginia Fitness Store
Leisure Fitness is a Specialty Fitness Equipment and Billiards retailer with locations from Connecticut to southern Virginia.

On November 3rd, 2014 Leisure Fitness opened another fitness superstore! The new Leisure Fitness – Gainesville, VA store is located at 7637 Linton Hall Road Gainesville, VA 20155. This is Leisure Fitness’ fifth location in Virginia, with potential of more locations coming in 2015.

Leisure Fitness offers high-quality fitness equipment to meet your home, office, and corporate needs. Equipment includes ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent and upright bikes, home gyms, rowing machines, free weights, and accessories.

The store will have a full selection of top brands including; Precor, Life Fitness, Landice, Inspire Fitness, WaterRower, Stott Pilates, Diamondback, LifeSpan Fitness, Spirit Fitness, AbCoaster, Body-Solid and more.

Leisure Fitness operates under the philosophy that to reach a wellness destination people must have education and motivation. Therefore, Leisure Fitness provides a professional, educated staff of fitness experts who are knowledgeable about all of the equipment’s capability and performance specifications as well as what equipment is right for any of the countless individual needs that their customers can and will have.

To promote wellness in the community, Leisure Fitness is offering free Corporate Wellness Seminars to major employers in the surrounding communities. Other organizations that have taken advantage of these seminars include Princeton University, Siemens, Wawa, FBI, Johns Hopkins Hospital Systems, and Astra Zeneca.

Matt Smith, Manager for the Gainesville Store, said, “Leisure Fitness is excited to serve the Gainesville, Virginia community’s fitness needs and to provide health and fitness guidance to meet there fitness goals.” Matt has over 4 years of industry experience in the fitness community.

Leisure Fitness is passionately committed to providing the tools that will help its customers get fit and stay fit. All the products displayed and sold at Leisure Fitness are carefully reviewed to insure that every item is of the highest quality and engineered to deliver results. Once becoming a member of the Leisure Fitness customer family, Leisure Fitness makes every effort to continue to motivate and educate their customers with a variety of services designed to keep people moving towards their fitness goals and beyond.

If you’d like more information about Leisure Fitness please visit LeisureFitness.com, or contact store manager, Matt Smith, at (571) 248-2626. If you are interested in Corporate Wellness Seminars, please call Anne Stephenson, at (302) 224-5062.

10 Reasons Why Your Workout Does Not Work…And How to Fix it!

by on February 24th, 2015

Leisure Fitness Corporate Wellness
Leisure Fitness Corporate Wellness Outreach Program presented the ’10 Reasons Why Your Workout Doesn’t Work…& How to Fix It!’ to Ashland Water Technologies in Wilmington, Delaware today! We are very happy to provide wellness support for the organization of such amazing people!

For more information about becoming a wellness partner & receiving our free support of your events and to receive free wellness seminars – Contact Us!

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High Intensity Interval Training with Tony Divirgilio

by on March 6th, 2014

Hight Intensity Interval Training

Tony Divirgilio, Personal Trainer / Speed & Conditioning Coach, walks through a High Intensity Interval Trianing (HIIT) workout session. The five workouts of focus during this session include the decline push-up (targeting your shoulders, triceps, and chest muscles), the dumbbell squat (for lower-body and leg muscles), one-minute cardio blaster (to increase heart rate and burn calories), legs-to-chest core workout (targeting the abdominal and oblique muscles), and the step-up (targeting the leg muscles).

Afternoon Workout with Dr. Paul – Lunges

by on February 20th, 2014

AfternoonWorkout-Lunges

Dr. Paul explains how to properly perform a lunge. Lunges are a great exercise to do when you are starting to feel a little groggy or sleepy during your work day which typically happens after lunch or in the mid-afternoon. The lunge will activate the muscles in your lower body and core and get the blood flowing and help you be more effective and efficient.