Last Minute Health and Fitness Tips for your Summer Wedding

Last Minute Health and Fitness Tips for your Summer Wedding

Spring has finally begun as the warmer weather is kicking in and you realize that your wedding date is now getting closer and closer.  You may have been doing great with your health and fitness but there are those of you that are thinking “Oh no!, I have procrastinated too long to look my best on my special day.” Don’t worry, it’s never too late to still clean up your nutrition and increase the workouts to still achieve some results.

Here are 4 tips and tricks to get your butt in gear:

Tip #1 | Is your trainer a Fitness Professional?

Having a trainer helps to hold you accountable and keeps you consistent. When looking for a trainer make sure that they have a 4 year degree in either Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Health and Human Physiology or Kinesiology. Another thing to look out for is making sure they hold a certification from NSCA, ACSM, ACE or NASM. Those of us that have the education, experience and certifications to back it up have decided to make health and wellness our careers so we have the best information to help you achieve results.

Tip #2 | Eat Your Pasta and Still See Results

Optimal nutrition = optimal performance. But that does not mean that you need to stop eating your favorite dishes! By cooking your foods at home and with nutrient dense ingredients you can transform your favorite foods so that you can still consume them and see results. Here is an example recipe to try – 20 Minute Lemon Broccoli Pasta Skillet. You could even enhance the recipe by using a whole-wheat, brown rice, or quinoa pasta rather than white.

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Tip #3 | Light Sources Decrease your Quality of Sleep

Take a look at your before bed routine. If you tend to watch t.v., look at the computer or scroll through your social media pages that sends mixed signals to your brain that you should still be awake. Our bodies naturally increase in cortisol levels when we are exposed to light sources and increase in melatonin as the sun starts to set. But we have created artificial light sources through electricity and our technology devices that could be preventing our bodies from going through this natural chemical process and having better sleep. Try these relaxation techniques before bed that may help rather than resorting to sleeping aid pills.

Tip #4 | Keep up your Mobility and Flexibility

Yes, strength training and cardiovascular exercise is important but don’t forget about stretching. If we continue to exercise but aren’t focusing on the recovery we increase our risk of injury since the result would be an increase in stiffness and rigidity. You can make sure you are doing enough by stretching after your workouts, using a foam roller, or using a mobility ball to keep you loose. Want to learn more? Check out the article on our Physical Therapy website, Why Should you Stretch? Static Stretching Explained. or our recent article Be Like Gumby and Take Your Health & Mobility to the Next Level.


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Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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Since joining Performance, I have made huge gains. The process of recovering from knee surgery has been much easier because of the expertise of the Performance staff in helping me get back to full strength. I would recommend this gym to anyone.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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“I joined Performance and it has changed my life. Gone are the days when I dreaded trying on clothes at the store, Thanks to Performance, I feel like a super fit mom.”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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Seth D

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Under the guidance of trainers, I have been able to decrease my 5K time from 28 minutes to under 20 minutes in just 2 years.  I have also lost 30 pounds while increasing strength, endurance and power.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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Connie R

Training over the last few years at Performance has been the best health decision I have ever made.  Leslie, my current trainer, keeps me on track to stay fit and strong, makes our sessions interesting and challenging, and is always positive, even when I have setbacks.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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Barry C

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“I am a competitive cyclist and have been in personal training at Performance for 6 years. The best part about the trainers is that they know our medical histories very well.  Leslie is great at modifying a training session specifically to each individual person’s limitations so as to avoid injury.”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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Pat S

Performance Fitness Member

“I’m retired and enjoy a full, active life. This is due, in no small part, to the time I spend at Performance. The group classes provide a great workout and lots of variety. Plus, a fun way to meet new friends!”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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