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23
Dec
Merry Christmas From Murfreesboro Athletic Club!
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Merry Christmas to our Murfreesboro community. We are so thankful for each of you! Check out our holiday hours at the bottom of the page Spirit of Christmas By Marian Jones On This Christmas morning, Let thoughts of peace prevail As holy bells are ringing, Across the hills and dales. When festivities have ended, and the memories fade away, Let peace remain within each heart as it did on Christmas Day. Christmas Hours:                    …

14
Dec
How To Start Working Out For Beginners
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Don’t be intimidated by the gym if you haven’t been a while or even ever. It’s always a good time to start and it is never too late! No matter weight, age or ability, getting into shape can be an easy and enjoyable experience. If you’ve got a plan, then you’ve already got success under your belt. Below are a few tips and a workout plan for any novice to work their way into trained gym rat mode! Set Realistic…

04
Dec
Yoga Styles and Which One Is Best For You
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Yoga varies as vastly as styles of tennis shoes. One class may be a contemplative, meditation class getting in touch with your inner child and the next class may work you up to the point of sheer exhaustion. How do you know which one is best for you? Below are a few of the most popular forms of yoga and the purpose behind each one. Ananda Yoga This type of yoga focuses on strategic positions and postures of the body.…

27
Nov
Three Post-Thanksgiving Workouts
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Chances are, you consumed a large amount of food over Thanksgiving weekend. Turkey, sweet potatoes, and pie are all ingredients for a hefty holiday meal resulting in excessive eating. According to research from the Calorie Control Council, average Americans consume more than 4,500 calories during a typical Thanksgiving gathering. After the carnage aftermath, what can you do to get back into gym rat shape? Below are three workout regimens after a weekend of holiday binging. 10 Minute Workouts This idea…

22
Nov
The Benefits of Eating Raw
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Eating raw has become a movement of late that has rapidly gained popularity across the globe. Surprisingly, raw food is much more tastier than it sounds. To some, the idea of eating raw sounds as delectable as digesting blades of grass from your front yard. However, understanding the role raw food plays in the body can quickly alter perception of this foodie phenomenon. Below, see how eating raw can benefit your health. Nutrition Raw foods are believed to deliver higher…

12
Nov
Run a 5K By Christmas
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The holidays are just around the corner. Along with the arrival of stuffing and trimmings, annual turkey trots and jingle bell runs return as well. No need to be intimidated by a holiday run, even if you haven’t walked a block in the last 6 months. Multiple training programs abound for preparing one to run, from couch to 5K programs to 3-week training calendars. Below are a few helpful tips and a training schedule to get you ready in three…

05
Nov
What Happens When You Skip A Workout
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It’s going to happen. Sooner or later you will skip a workout. Whether a sick day, holiday, or just a break, there will be times when you can’t make it to the gym for a workout. What happens to your body? At times, this is actually beneficial for your body. However, the danger creeps in on day 3, which easily turns into day 13, when you are doing more damage to your fitness level than originally intended. See how you…

24
Oct
4 Ways To Plank
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Planking has been all the rage, even making it to pinterest for its 5 minute, 30 day plank challenge fame. Studies reveal that planks activate more of the six pack muscles than crunches. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that planks cause 100 percent activation of the rectus abdominus muscles, where crunches only activate 64 percent. It’s no doubt that the plank challenges the core, which is essential for performance enhancement. However, if not performed correctly, it can…

16
Oct
Weight Loss Myths
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One hears a lot of rhetoric about counting calories in regards to weight loss. But how much of it is theory and how much is truth? Some of these myths could be prohibiting your weight loss goals. For instance, a new study from Harvard University found the number of calories consumed is not necessarily as important as the quality of the calories. What if counting your calories isn’t as helpful as counting what kind of calories go into your body?…

09
Oct
3 Moves To Build Massive Pecs
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Desiring to build a particular part of your body requires strategic exercises to target specific muscle groups. The muscle must be built with a variety of exercises targeting various angles to achieve the best results with proportion and symmetry. The chest consists of two muscle groups, the large pectoralis major and the smaller pectoralis minor underneath. Regardless of body type, a well designed chest protocol targeting the pectoralis major and minor, combined with a clean diet will help see you…