February 22-24, 2019 — Masters Swim Meet
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MASTER THIS EXERCISE
Engaging all the major core and leg muscles, squats create simultaneous contraction of the power muscles responsible for vertical drive. Squats are ideal for enhancing overall fitness, helping maximize fat burn and building strength in the lower body and core.
The muscles you work
Squats target your body’s strongest muscles; the Gluteus Maximus (a.k.a. your butt) which is responsible for movement at the hip, and the Quadriceps and Hamstrings which work together to straighten and bend the legs. Squats also work the Erector Spinae, these are the long thin muscles that run up the vertebral column and are responsible for helping straighten the back.
How to set up the perfect squat
This is an article from MINDFOOD, written by Efrosini Costa, April 4, 2018
When You Should Be Exercising During Cold and Flu Season
As a change of season approaches, so too does the dreaded cold and flu season that can quickly take many enthusiastic exercisers off course. Runny noses, sniffles and coughs can derail your exercise and fitness regimen, just when your new year’s resolution is beginning to waver. With many opting out of physical activity after the slightest cough or sneeze, knowing when it’s ok to be physically active and when it’s not during the change of season can be integral to achieving your goals faster.
New York physician Dr. Lewis G Maharam believes the motto for exercising when you’re feeling unwell is always: “If you can do it, do it. If you can’t, don’t.”
The author of Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running shares his five tips for being mindful of when to work out this season:
Having trouble finding a parking place. The AFC has an overflow lot for our members’ use.
As an active person, I know that I have been incredibly inactive for the past 2-3 weeks (and oh, the cookies!). I know from experience that the more inactive you become, the more challenging it is to get started again. Don’t let the holiday coziness become a winter-long habit. Move your body every day, even if it is just taking the stairs instead of the elevator or doing 50 sets of ab exercises right before bed. An easy way to incorporate movement is to spend 10 minutes upon waking to take your body through some gentle stretches. Not only will it help you feel happier and more limber, but it circulates your lymph which can support your immune system. Take that, winter flu!
The Aquatic & Fitness Center Child Watch will be CLOSED Monday, December 24, 2018 (3:30 – 7:30) AND Monday December 31, 2018 (3:30 – 7:30)
The AFC Child Watch will be closed Friday, November 23, 2018, 3:30-7:00. It will re-open at regular hours on Saturday, November 24th. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 843-281-3737.
As the holiday season approaches, please remember all guests or daily visitors are required to show a photo ID before using the facility. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 843-281-3737.
The Aquatic & Fitness Center will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22nd and we will reopen with regular hours on Friday, November 23rd.