Inspiration of the Week: Meet Elona!

When Elona joined FCF she jumped in with zest and a positive mindset. We love that she was clear on what her goals were, knew that she needed accountability and was willing to put in the work and be guided by her coaches! We love her can do attitude in session and willingness to learn and push herself outside her comfort zone. In her short time here at FCF she’s already feeling stronger, has more mobility, better balance, and increased her endurance. It’s the start of a wonderful journey to optimal health and we are excited to continue watching her blossom.

Here’s why she joined FCF…

I joined Full Circle Fitness because I wanted a physical fitness program that was designed for mature adults. I need the instruction and guidance to both motivate myself and keep from getting hurt.
My goal is to become fitter. I really like that Full Circle Fitness trainings work on strength, training, flexibility, and balance. I saw improvement in all areas in the first 2 months of coming here, and even more so now that I’m 6 months in! I look forward to seeing even more improvements in the future.
I really enjoy all the coaches and members I have meet. Being new to the area I feel so fortunate I found such a fun and friendly fitness community. I feel so good every day after I complete my workouts.
The secret to making the most of my experience at Full Circle Fitness is to plan and prioritize my training sessions. Once I schedule my sessions, I put them on a big calendar and then schedule other appointments around them. If I am going to be out of town. I schedule additional sessions before and right after I return home. I also try to arrive early to the studio to stretch and avoid traffic stress.

There’s no magic secret as to why Elona’s been successful so far. It’s the non-sexy stuff, planning, prioritizing, consistency, and having a positive attitude. Sometimes we try to make it really complicated or make a million excuses, but it really comes down to taking that first step by having those honest conversations with ourselves and then making it a priority in your life.

A big congratulations to Elona for acknowledging that, making it happen, and putting in the hard work each time she comes in! If you’re ready to make a commitment to a healthier, stronger life just email or call/text @ (657) 231-6207 and we’ll set up a time to chat with you to create your realistic training program so you can start your journey to optimal health today!

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays can be a “good news, bad news” situation for some people. The good news: We get time off from work, we get to see families and friends, and we get to eat our favorite foods. The bad news: Disrupted schedules, busy calendars, and extra calories can throw us off our healthy tracks. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can enjoy the holidays AND maintain the commitments you’ve made all year to eating right and exercising regularly.  Here are our top 10 tips to stay on track this season.

  1. Be active every day. Maintain your normal workout routine as much as possible. If you’re traveling, that might mean bringing some equipment, including an exercise mat, resistance bands, and small weights.
  2. Work out and eat right in the days leading up to your travel or other break in your regular schedule. That will balance out the inevitable calorie spikes you’re going to enjoy.
  3. Remain flexible. When you can’t hit the gym, go for a walk or a jog. Try some bodyweight exercises. Play with the kids. Lead the family in an outing at a local park or sledding hill.
  4. Don’t let a single holiday become a week of gluttony and sloth. If you’re driving somewhere, pack a sensible lunch rather than rely on roadside fast-food restaurants and diners. And plan to take 15-minute walking breaks every hour or two. … After the holiday, resist the temptation to keep eating leftovers. Get back to your fitness routine as soon as possible, even if you don’t quite feel like it yet.
  5. Drink plenty of water every day. It will help keep you from feeling hungry. A good rule of thumb is a half-ounce for every pound of body weight. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, shoot for 75 ounces.
  6. Eat sensibly – vegetables first. Eat slowly. Stop when you feel 80 percent full, because it takes a while for our tummies to tell our brains we’ve had enough.
  7. Limit your alcohol. Too much easily becomes just empty calories that lower inhibitions and lead to sloppy overeating.
  8. Get plenty of sleep. Not getting enough can lead to crankiness and other body disruptions that can lead to, yep, overeating and sloth.
  9. Use smaller plates and glasses, and limit the empty carbohydrates to the treats you truly enjoy.
  10.  Calm down and enjoy yourself. Yes, it’s important to not go crazy with food and too much sitting around the house. But it’s also important to remember that healthy living is a lifelong commitment, and your good habits can sustain, oh, say a second piece of pumpkin pie.

Breaks like holidays are meant to be enjoyed, and you don’t have to let them be TOO disruptive! Finally, keep up whatever spiritual habits you practice, maintain gratitude, and be charitable in word and deed. Come see us today. We’re here to talk about any questions you have about exercise, nutrition and more!


Exercise Improves Common Sexual Problem for Men, Research Finds

Men with erectile disfunction have an option as powerful as Viagra that’s also good for every other function in their bodies and brains. It’s called exercise. Yep. Exercising three times a week for at least 30 minutes each session is as effective as the prescription medication, according to a study published in October in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study focused on aerobic activity like walking and cycling. The results came regardless of body weight, overall health, or use of medicines. Men who had the worst ED got the most benefit. Erectile disfunction is often linked to cardiovascular health, the circulation of blood throughout the body. The study is great evidence for afflicted men and doctors that exercise is an effective treatment for this common problem.  Hormone replacement therapy also helps, according to the research. Some men don’t to talk to their physicians about sexual performance. Others don’t want to take a prescription medication, or the side effects are too much for them. Those include headache, heartburn, nausea and flushing. But the side effects of exercise? Everyone wants them! They include:

  • Weight management
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less stress
  • Fewer body aches and pains
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved sleep

Whether it’s one reason or many, we all benefit from exercise – so come see us today and let’s get you feeling, moving, and looking better!

Should I Run or Lift Weights? More Fitness-over-50 FAQs

Question: Is it better at my age to run or lift weights?Answer: Fitness offers more than just those two choices. The goal is to find exercise you enjoy that provides a cardiovascular workout and resistance training. Cardio includes running, using the elliptical machines, biking, swimming, and lots more. Resistance training includes lifting weights, using our machines, using resistance bands, and body-weight exercise like yoga – anything that provides resistance. We need both forms of exercise as we age. Q: It seems so complicated. How can I make sense of it?A: As you know, lots of things seem complicated at the start. But once you get started, you’ll see how simple it is. That’s why we’re here – to show you how easy, fun, and effective it is to develop healthy habits. We’ll show you how to KISS – Keep It Simple & Strong. Q: Do I have to go to the gym every day?A: Absolutely not. We recommend two or three times a week with us to start. Many of our members find that’s all they need moving forward, and some like to add a day or two as the weeks go by. It’s all up to you. But health experts suggest everyone needs 150 hours a week overall of moderately strenuous cardio exercise, and at least two strength training sessions a week. You can break that up into chunks of time that fit your schedule, and you don’t have to do it all here. Anything counts! Q: When will I start seeing results?A: Everyone is different, and it depends on your goals, but most people report that they start seeing differences within the first two to three months. Many also notice that that they start to feel better and move better within a few weeks. Q: Do I need expensive clothes and shoes?A: Not at all. Don’t be worried by “fitness fashion” you might see in the media or in the stores. Dress comfortably in whatever you have and don’t worry about “looking good.” We just want you here and moving! Q: I went to the gym once in college and didn’t like it. Why should I try it again?A: Oh, boy! Well, first, trying something once doesn’t provide enough information to give a full picture. And second, we’re not the same person at age 50 or 70 as we are around 20, right? If you’re not happy with how you feel, move, or look right now, exercise will help. If you’re worried about maintaining your physical independence and mental sharpness, exercise will help. If you want to maintain healthy blood pressure, weight, and stress levels, exercise will help. A lot of time has passed since you tried exercise once. Let us show you all the possibilities for improving your life today. >What question do you have? Give us a call today.

Fitness Facts to Fuel Your Fire

When it comes to fitness over 50, some topics are just timeless and deserve our constant attention. These four subjects are not only relevant but also crucial, whether you’re considering starting a fitness routine or you’re already on your fitness journey. No. 1: The Importance of MuscleIf you want to age gracefully, maintain your quality of life, and enjoy independence, then strength training is non-negotiable. Interestingly, there’s a generational divide when it comes to awareness. Many people over 60 may not fully grasp the significance of strength training because fitness didn’t enter mainstream culture until the early 1980s. Before that, the only people associated with “weightlifting” and “muscle” were bodybuilders, often portrayed as a freak show. But for decades now, we’ve known that everyone needs muscle just to function. As we age, our bodies naturally lose muscle, leading to weakness, frailty, reduced mobility, falls, and the stereotypical “just getting old” troubles – unless we practice strength training via weightlifting, yoga, or other methods.  No. 2: Maintaining Brain HealthReduced brain function isn’t inevitable, either. Research has highlighted the connection between physical activity and brain health. We have the tools to maintain and even improve our brain function as we age. Physically active individuals are less likely to lose mental function and have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. And regular exercise helps combat other Alzheimer’s disease risk factors, including depression and obesity. The UK’s Alzheimer’s Society says, “Regular physical exercise appears to be one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of getting dementia.”  No. 3: Protein and HydrationAs we age, our nutritional needs evolve. We tend to eat less, even as our need for protein becomes more critical. Don’t wait till you’re hungry to eat. Keep a schedule. And consume enough protein for energy and muscle maintenance. Hydration is equally crucial. It affects cognitive function, arthritis, joint pain, and overall well-being. Drink plenty of water – and “eat your water” by consuming fruits and vegetables loaded with it. No. 4: Combating LonelinessThe U.S. Surgeon General recently sounded the alarm about an epidemic of social isolation, with 1 in 2 adults reporting loneliness. It’s especially prevalent among older people, often due to the loss of life partners, distant children, and reduced interactions associated with jobs. Loneliness can lead to sleep problems, increased inflammation, reduced immunity, and other health issues. It’s linked to pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and a shorter lifespan.  Being part of a fitness community can alleviate loneliness, regardless of age. It provides accountability, social engagement, and a higher chance of achieving your fitness goals. These Fantastic Four topics are vital for healthy aging. Let them guide you as you start or re-focus your fitness journey! Remember, we are here to talk it out and help in any way possible.


Exercise Is Your Friend Against Arthritis

Arthritis, with its joint pain and stiffness, affects over 350 million people globally and is a leading cause of disability. Yet, there’s a myth that exercise could make it worse. Let’s bust that myth right away! Exercise is actually your ally in managing arthritis. As the Mayo Clinic emphatically states, “Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis.” Here’s why:

  1. When you’re strong and flexible, you move easier, with less stiffness.
  2. Contrary to what you might think, exercise reduces joint pain and fatigue. Regular activity replenishes lubrication to the cartilage of the joint. And stronger muscles protect your joints.
  3. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, reducing the pressure put on joints.
  4. Exercise is important for bone density, with strength training especially so. This also protects from fractures.
  5. Arthritis often coexists with other health issues like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, highlighting the importance of managing it effectively.

Here’s the bottom line: Exercise is not your enemy! In fact, it’s a powerful tool in the fight against arthritis. It strengthens muscles, improves bone health, boosts energy, and enhances balance. By staying active, you reclaim your health, mobility, and a better quality of life. Arthritis is the No. 1 cause of disability. But exercise is your secret weapon for a more active and fulfilling life now and in the future. Sources: Global RA Network, The Arthritis Foundation, Mayo Clinic

Stretching for Health, Fun, and Fall Prevention

Balance and flexibility are key facets of physical fitness. Like endurance and strength, they diminish with age unless we work on them.

Working on balance and flexibility helps prevent falls, which can be disastrous. And just like it’s never too late to start working on them, it’s also never too soon. Anyone engaged in fitness should include stretching in his or her routine, whether beginning or experienced.

There’s a reason people have always talked about being “strong enough to bend,” you know.

Plus, stretching feels good. It lowers stress and improves posture and circulation. It helps us perform everyday activities, like bending over and turning our heads. 

Talk to us if you have questions and check our schedule of classes to see what might be right for you. Here are some common offerings that are safe, low impact, and effective.

Yoga

Almost 40 million Americans enjoy yoga, according to the 2016 Yoga in America Study. About one-fifth are in their 50s, and another one-fifth are over 60.

Yoga is great for balance, strength and bone density. It helps with back pain, blood pressure and anxiety. The focus on breathing benefits the mind, body and spirit. You don’t need any special equipment, and you can do it anywhere, although we recommend a few classes to start.

And a super-important fact: Yoga is highly adaptable to everyone’s physical needs and limitations. Let your instructor know about any aches, arthritis, surgeries, etc. – and he or she will guide you to a modification.

Pilates

Pilates focuses on the core muscles. It is somewhat similar to yoga, but it foregoes the meditative or metaphysical aspects. It provides a safe, low-impact workout that often involves working on a mat on the floor.

Also like yoga, Pilates generally moves at a gentle, deliberate pace and focuses on proper form and breathing. It can build strength, reduce back pain, and improve posture, coordination and balance.

Pilates focuses on building strength in the core muscles, or the “powerhouse” of the legs, abdominals, arms, hips and back. 

Tai chi

The slow, gentle movements of tai chi (pronounced TIE CHEE) have been practiced in China for thousands of years, and today by millions of people around the world.

The ancient martial art is sometimes called “meditation in motion.” And remembering the steps and their sequence is good for brain health and focus. 

Studies show tai chi helps people with arthritis and Parkinson’s disease, as well as stress management, muscle tone, lower blood pressure and other aspects of good health. It’s also one of the best things we can do to improve our balance while standing still and also while moving. In other words, tai chi is great for preventing falls.

Whether here or at home with a book or video, please stretch – at least 15 minutes a day, three times a week. For a nice introduction to some basic movements, check out this from the National Institute on Aging.

We are here to help, so come see us today! 

Success Story: Back from the Brink of ‘Indulgence’

Nate Wilkins was living the good life.

He was traveling a lot for work, as a parks and recreation administrator in Florida. He was eating out and indulging at business lunches and happy hours. Sure, he noticed he was packing on pounds, but he was busy — dealing with that would have to wait.

Then one day, it couldn’t wait any longer.

“I was at home, and I felt pain in my chest,” recalls Nate, now 69, of Miami. “I went to the emergency room, just to make sure I was OK – and they kept me in there for two weeks. I said, ‘Lord, if I ever get out of here, I’m going to change my life.’”

He did, and his heart health has returned. Now, a decade later, Nate’s 5’11” frame is down from 230 to a lean, muscular 185. He eats right, and no longer needs some medications he’d been using. He’s in a long-term relationship with a physical trainer. And he’s become a life coach and trainer, himself.

“I look good. I smell good. I talk good,” he says with a laugh. “I’m a lean, mean fighting machine.”

Everyone is different

Nate’s story took a happy turn. So can anyone’s, regardless of age or physical condition. Simply put, it’s never too late to improve your health. We have plenty of clients, colleagues and success stories to prove it, and we’re here to help.

Everyone’s an individual. And for people over 50, what makes you unique can include past injuries, health issues, or physical limitations. And that’s OK.

As Nate puts it, although he’s in great shape, “I’m not a bodybuilder.”

And he keeps that in mind when creating a workout plan for each client, just like we do at FCF.

“It depends on what each person actually needs.”

Balance, agility, strength and stamina are important to everyone’s health. And studies prove that adults can improve their health across the board by exercising, regardless of age.

He got his balance back

Don’t let a previous setback discourage you from doing what’s right to improve your health. Call us, and we’ll help answer any questions.

That’s true whether you’ve always been in perfect health, or if you’ve had a stroke or live with, say, Parkinson’s disease.

“It’s not a cookie-cutter model,” Nate says, and we agree. “Everybody’s an individual.”

The first step is making a decision to change.

Next, understand you’ve got to keep moving your body to stay healthy, Nate says.

Remember what’s important to you, and the kind of life you want to live.

For Nate, he felt he had lost his balance when he was “living the good life” and almost died from indulgence.

“If I can do this at 69 and feel like this, then I can encourage other people to do it, too,” he says. “It’s a progression they have to go through.

“It’s a mindset that you don’t have to be 69 years old. You get to be 69 years young.”

So if you’re ready give us a call or text at (657) 231-6207 and we’ll chat about your needs.

Exercise Tops Drugs, Therapy for Mental Health, Study Finds

A huge review of more than 1,000 studies has found that physical activity is more helpful in treating mental illness than therapy and drugs.

Researchers at the University of South Australia crunched data from studies involving more than 128,000 people and reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine:

  • Exercise has a big effect on mental health issues such as anxiety and depression – 1.5 times more effective than counseling and prescription medication, the university said.
  • All activity methods were considered effective.
  • Resistance exercise had the largest effects on depression, while yoga and other mind–body exercises were best at reducing anxiety.
  • Moderate to intense exercise gives more impact than lower intensity.
  • Programmed plans of 12 weeks showed a greater effect than exercising without a plan.

The World Health Organization says mental health issues affected 12.5% of the population globally before the Covid-19 pandemic. Experts agree that more people struggled during the crisis, which brought extra challenges for older people, often brought on by isolation and inactivity.

Now, this doesn’t mean that people should stop taking their medications or going to therapy! But it’s clear that good physical activity is good for our whole selves, including depression and anxiety.

“Our findings underscore the important role of physical activity in the management of mild-to-moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychological distress,” the researchers wrote.

We’ve always known that moving your body makes you feel better in every way. Let’s show you how today!

Call or text us at (657) 231-6207

Inspiration of the Week: Karen S!

Meet Karen S!

Back in the middle of the pandemic, April of 2021, Karen joined FCF at the recommendation of a good friend and man do we love having her apart of our community! Since joining she’s lost over 17 pounds, 14.7 of that has been fat! She has also seen her visceral fat drop by 4 points and she has gained strength and balance. All of this has made her feel lighter and daily activities seem easier. She has also seen a big increase in her energy level; she doesn’t get sleepy every afternoon while working from home, she can get up and down from the floor with greater ease, gets out of the house and enjoys the outdoors more and is just plain happier! She even went on a 4 hour hike a few months back with us that included stream crossings and some bouldering while walking one of my German Shepherds, King, and she did amazing! (see pic)

The best part has been watching her transformation over the last year. She came in with a positive mindset, even on the tough days, she showed up, put in the work and part way through the session you could see her spark come back. She works hard, is the first to welcome new members, crack a joke and give Coach Jack a hard time and that’s why she’s such a pleasure to have in our community and to coach each week.

Here’s her story on what pushed her to make a change…

In early 2021 with the stress of the recent election, changes to her work schedule, lack of work travel, and isolation from living and working alone at home during the pandemic she was feeling like many….she didn’t have control over all these changes and felt isolated. So, she made a massive shift in her mindset and decided she could control one thing…

To use this time to get herself healthy!

When Karen started at FCF she has already made some dietary changes and had lost over 20 pounds, but she wanted something that would provide mental stimulation, improve her stamina & cardiovascular health, continue her weight loss, improve balance and increase her strength. Once she tried her first session she was hooked!

For the last 10 years she has been doing pilates a couple of days a week with her good friend, Karen. Yep they have the same name! But she wanted to work on her stamina and cardiovascular health a bit more and the small group sessions at FCF were just the right fit for her. When we asked her what keeps her coming back each week even on those hard days she said:

“To me, the people. I look forward to meeting up with so many like-minded people. Everyone is so generous in sharing information and we all support and push each other. The whole coaching team is the best – all very positive and welcoming. Personal attention and care is so important since we are all at different levels. I could do exactly the same exercises with a personal trainer or in a busy gym but it wouldn’t make me smile like at FCF. If I have had a stressful day at work at 5:35pm I can forget it all. I love the other activities hiking and Tai Chi in the park.”

Along with the changes to her exercise routine, she made a few changes to her nutrition as well. In early 2021 she did a keto diet for a bit and has now moved to a mostly Mediterranean diet and is gluten free. With these changes she now feels so much better, doesn’t feel sluggish after meals, and no longer has acid reflux at night. On top of that she has been taken off a blood pressure medicine!! Karen acknowledges that it is definitely a process and continues to learn what serves her body best so she can continue making progress.

Karen says her commitment she made to herself, the people, and the feeling she has after a good training session is what keeps her consistent and coming back even on those tough days when she doesn’t feel like it. Living alone she needed human interaction and not only did she find that, but she’s made good friends as well. Coach Mercedes knows just how much to challenge her, but also have some fun in each session and there’s nothing like coming in for a work out and knowing you will have some fun while doing it too!

If you want to kick off your own journey like Karen did, we would love to guide you on your journey to a happier, healthier you! Just shoot us an email, info@fcfitness.com or call us at (957)231-6207 and we can chat about you.

Life’s too short to wake up each day feeling sluggish, weighed down and not living up to your best.

What will you decide today?

Talk soon,

Rosa

Inspiration of the Week: Meet Karen!

Joining a gym can be scary, but it’s the best thing Karen did for herself 4.5 years ago and she’s still going strong!

A bit quiet and reserved, Karen’s quiet demeanor surprised us at the beginning. Once she was in a routine after a few weeks, her strength and determination came out. She loved lifting weights and was always up for a new challenge. We love that she simply just doesn’t stop, never gives up and is never not challenging herself. Karen consistently increases her weights and makes sure she is progressing in each of her exercises. Her great attitude and determination is so exciting to watch. In each of her training sessions, she is very jovial with other members, which is always a help, as we can see that it helps others keep going and stay motivated and challenge themselves just a bit more!

Karen says 4.5 years ago she was looking for a gym where she would not feel intimidated, where it would be similar to working with a personal trainer and where the exercises could be adapted to her body. She was just coming off a shoulder injury and physical therapy so there were some limitations. After seeing an ad on Facebook to try out FCF for 30 days, she figured, “What do I have to lose.”

After just 1 week, she says, “I was hooked.”

The small group personal training sessions of no more than 6 people were just the right amount of personalized attention and comradery for her. Initially she wanted to increase mobility, strength, muscle tone and lose weight. At that time she was struggling with things like balance, standing up and getting down to the floor with ease. She saw some of the other women moving so easily and wondered, “Will I ever get there.”

Well, with time and practice, she did! Kudos to Karen for her dedication, persistence and never giving up on herself!

Her favorite part of FCF are the variety of other activities, like book club, hikes, and specialty programs. She continues to do balance exercises daily that she learned in one of our balance program. This is her secret to progress…incorporating small habits on a daily basis that have become part of her lifestyle.

It also doesn’t hurt that she’s made friends at FCF, she loves the variety of the training sessions and the coaches. She says, “Even on days I am not feeling 100%, after I workout for 30 minutes I always feel better.”

Currently she’s enjoying additional challenges in our Pure Strength session by increasing her weight, reps and building more muscle in her arms and legs. She’s on a roll and we’re just excited to continue coaching and guiding her!

If you’re hesitant about joining a gym, I’ll leave you with Karen’s parting words…

She says, “Over the years I have been coming to FCF I have become more comfortable in my own skin and accepting of my limitations in both energy and time. The positive environment in the gym reinforces the idea that each person is only competing against themselves to make improvements in flexibility, strength and nutrition to live a better more active life in the next chapter of our lives.”

It won’t happen overnight, but if you would love to change the way you feel and are aging, we would love to help you find a realistic balance and create a program just for you, just call or text us at (657) 231-6207 and we can chat!

~Coach Rosa

Inspiration of the Week: Meet Julie!

Meet Julie!

Julie walked in our doors 5 years ago and has been a constant joy to work with each and every week. In the 5 years that she has been at FCF we’ve seen her strength, mobility, and body awareness grow exponentially. She always comes in with a smile, has a positive attitude, wants to continue learning how to challenge herself and works hard in each training session. She loves trying new challenging exercises and knows her regular fitness routine along with a healthy lifestyle are what will add quality to her years. Her dedication to a healthy lifestyle is unwavering and we just love watching her grow. Just check out her pushing the sled below, that’s 100 pounds with just the sled itself! You rock Julie!

But, it’s not all about the physical for Julie, read more…

“I joined FCF because I want to stay physically and mentally fit for as long as possible. Now that my parents and in-laws are in their late 80s/early 90s, I think a great deal about the aging process. Everything that I read confirms that exercise, socializing, healthy diet and cognitive engagement are vital for quality aging. FCF ensures that I am getting the proper exercise and also adds a special component to my social life.

I truly feel that FCF is the most significant factor in my ability to age well. I have been working with a personal trainer on the weekends for about 15 years, and he told me that he hasn’t seen any real decline in my muscular health, strength, mobility or balance. In fact, he loves to tell me that I am at the same level as many of his clients who are 20 years younger.

I am at the studio 5 days a week when we have Dance Party and 4 days on the other weeks. Each day, I look forward to the physical challenges that await me and the warm environment where I feel so welcomed and encouraged. It is for those reasons that I have never wavered in my commitment to being there. The only time I cancel is when I have out of town guests, am out of town myself, or aren’t feeling well, which is rare because of the way my exercise routine contributes to my overall health.

Although I was active on and off throughout my life, my time at FCF has been the most consistently active I have ever been. I like that I feel accountable.

What stands out to me about FCF is that the coaches ensure we are doing everything with the proper form. I love when I am told to move my foot a quarter inch! That tells me that every detail is being watched. I also love the variety, just when I am getting a little comfortable with a workout regime, it changes. Most of all, I just can’t say enough about the environment. It truly feels like my home away from home because of all the wonderful people who work there and the like-minded clients who want to age as well as possible.”

Our philosophy at FCF is to support the things you love to do outside of the gym. You don’t need to be in here for hours at a time to see and feel the difference, just 30 minutes 3-4 days a week will do the trick to build strength and improve balance, mobility and endurance.

If you want to start your journey to a healthy, balanced lifestyle we would love to help you! Send us an email at info@fcfitness.com or text (657) 231-6207, and we’ll connect.

Start living your best life today!