“Go for the burn” went out with Jane Fonda’s striped leotard and legwarmers so why are some fitness programs promoting pushing yourself to the max.? If you are feeling “the burn” during exercise it means that too much lactic acid has built up in the muscles and the body is unable to dissipate it. Fatigue is setting in. Fatigue usually causes incorrect form and technique which can lead to injury. It’s not a great idea to continue pushing when technique fails. The program or trainer who pushes you to do as many reps as fast as you can without focusing on correct technique could be doing you more harm than good. Look to be pushed a little harder than you would push yourself and to be encouraged to try new exercises that challenge you but your safety should always be top priority. Continue reading
Coming home for a visit and want to work out?
High School & College/ University Students
- $26 for entire Christmas break (one gym)
- $30 for entire Christmas break (both gyms)
- $26 for 1 week (Bronze)
- $31 for 2 weeks (Bronze)
- $30 1 week (Silver)
- S35 2 weeks (Silver)
Tax already included in all prices
Come celebrate Sports Day in Canada on November 30th in Saugeen Shores – Great opportunities for kids and teens to try many different sports/activities. Free trials including Tai Chi, karate, athletic conditioning at Fitness Corner, MMA & boxing, skating, curling, road hockey with the Winterhawks, gymnastics and more!
We’re leading a Free Athletic Conditioning class from 1 pm to 2 pm.
- Youth (ages 8-16) free 1 hour Athletic Conditioning class for general activity or young athletes in training!
- Outdoor gym or inside (weather dependent), Port Elgin location
- Wear running shoes and athletic clothing.
Drop by Fitness Corner this season to help support this great program or bring a Toonie to our Christmas Luncheon or Wine & Cheese Cookie Exchange if you would like to contribute.
The Community Kitchen was implemented in 2004 to assist people in a number of life skills areas. This group is open to anyone in the community interested in meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Lutheran Church in Port Elgin. A group of 10-12 participants cook a meal together, eat lunch and then take leftovers home. There is no cost to the participants.
The benefits of this program:
- Teaching skills in meal planning and preparation
- Showing how to prepare balanced healthy meals in a cost-effective way
- Focusing on the safe handling of foods
- Teaching the nutritional values of foods
- Helping those who are experiencing isolation by providing a supportive environment to meet with people
- Assisting with specialized diet requests i.e. Diabetic diets