Heart rate talk with Gabriel 18/05/2016

 Ever wonder how to properly get to your target heart zone to maximize and get the BEST benefit from your cardio workout?
Here’s your answer:
The Karvonen Formula 
The Karvonen Formula is a mathematical formula that helps 
you determine your target heart rate (HR) training zone:
Target Heart Rate = (max HR − resting HR) × %Intensity) + resting HR
Much easier, click on the link below
(You only need your age and resting heart rate)
How to get your resting HR?
For 3 days in a row as soon as you wake up
count your heart beats for 1 minute or count your heart beats for
10 seconds multiply by 6 and get an average of your 3 days.
Example for me:
I, Gabriel am 42 years of age and my resting heart is 52.
So for me personally I keep my heart rate between
134 to 140 beats per minute which is the blue section of 
the chart above because I have no intention of competing 
in anything but I do want to focus on burning 
FAT CALORIES when I do my cardio workout! 
The important question to ask yourself now,
What are your goals?
Review the colors in the chart and use the formula or click the link above and figure out what
The American Heart Association (AHA) 
Recommends 5 days a week 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise activity a week.
AHA link below

A message from Carmen 17/05/2016

Treat Fitness like an Appointment
The biggest obstacle you will come up against is excuses and procrastination. If you can provide as many reminders as possible for yourself, you are more likely to keep to your commitment.
Treating fitness like an appointment gives it a sense of importance. Set a reminder on your smartphone and commit to it. If you have someone or something reminding you to do something every day, you are more likely to do it. You may even want to start a fitness program with someone else!
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What is TRX Suspension Training? 10/02/2014

TRX Suspension Training | Born in the AMERICAN NAVY SEALS

In wharf side warehouses, urban safe houses, on ships and submarines, Randy Hetrick, founder of TRX, and his Navy SEAL teammates needed a way to stay in peak condition. But the circumstances of these missions often found the SEALs without traditional fitness equipment and with very limited training space. TRX Suspension Trainer evolved as an answer.

The TRX started as a a few lengths of parachute webbing hand-stitched together with rubber boat repair tools. In the weeks and months following of the TRX, Hetrick and his SEAL teammates rapidly developed a growing array of bodyweight exercises specifically designed for this unique training harness. A new and original approach to functional exercise would emerge: Suspension Training.

Suspension Training exercises are easy to follow yet challenging. Suspension Training builds true functional strength and improves flexibility, balance and core stability all at once all the time, as is required on the playing fields of sports and in regular everyday life. TRX is a versatile and effective training solution, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Make TRX Suspension Training a part of your regimen and you will see your body and fitness abilities reach new heights.

Our American Navy Seals go through a rigorous and vigorous training to become the very best of our armed forces. They are trusted to do the unimaginable to keep us all safe. Thanks to their knowledge of creating TRX, we now can train and do exercises that can help us achieve a stronger and healthier lifestyle .

What is Booty Barre?
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What is Booty Barre? 07/02/2014

This sexy, energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga will tone, define and chisel the whole body. And get this… you don’t even need any dance experience, and you certainly don’t need a partner! The Booty Barre® method is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility, with added cardio to burn fat fast. Barre workouts have also become a popular choice with many celebrities.

Booty Barre® was conceived and developed by celebrity fitness and lifestyle expert Tracey Mallett, a former professional dancer, fitness presenter and master Pilates Instructor. Tracey is a regular contributor to leading health and fitness magazines worldwide and regularly appears on TV in the USA

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Vote #1 Pilates Studio in South Florida! 07/02/2014

Vote #1 Pilates Studio in South Florida!

At Body Couture you will be empowered to discover your inner strength, transform your mind and body, increase your stamina, improve your health and achieve a new and exciting state of physical well being.

Your body will totally transform from the inside out: Posture will improve; abdominals, back and buttocks will strengthen and become more visibly toned; arms and legs will become leaner. Chronic back pain and other debilitating physical ailments will decrease significantly as your range of motion and mobility improve. Your energy levels will dramatically increase, and people around you will notice a substantial difference in your overall appearance.