Annual Food For Fat Challenge is here

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Food for Fat Holiday Challenge

November 1st – January 31st

Defeat the ‘holiday bulge’ while fighting hunger in our community this holiday season.  For every 1 pound &/or 1% body fat lost, Seascape Village Fitness will donate 1 pound of food to Loaves and Fishes to provide meals for local families in need.  What a wonderful gift to give yourself and the community this year!

  • Weigh In: Oct. 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th
  • Weigh Out: February 1st-4th 

3 ways to help you meet your goals during this challenge!

  1. Consider Jump Starting your membership to Elite (UNLIMITED SEMI’S!!!), plus you will receive the benefit of the Online Nutrition Program with Roy. Inquire at the Front Desk for pricing.
  2. Any Annual member can purchase semi-privates for $25.00 each throughout this challenge.
  3. Join the 3 month Online Nutrition Program, $49.00 a month for members

A prize will be awarded to the man and woman who lose the most weight/body fat during this challenge.

Vegetable of the Month-Acorn Squash

Vegetable of the Month:
Acorn Squash
Also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash
Fun Facts:
• Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes (including zucchini and yellow crookneck squash). Acorn Squash is commonly mistaken as a gourd.

• The most common variety is dark green in color, often with a single splotch of orange on the side or top. However, newer varieties have arisen, including Golden Acorn, so named for its glowing yellow color, as well as varieties that are white.

• Winter squash is one of the richest sources of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene, which are important for a strong immune system to help protect against colds and flu.

• Although winter squash has long been recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, only recently have research studies documented just how fantastic winter squash can be when it comes to these key antioxidants. For some groups of study participants, winter squash turns out to be the primary food source of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene in the entire diet. Continue reading

Nutrition Success, a 12-Week Online Weight Loss Program with Roy Fowler

Finally, a cost effective weight loss program that addresses the root causes of weight gain, and how to get your body healthy once and for all!  Often times, our weight loss efforts leave us feeling helpless, frustrated and depressed, but there are many unique and individual factors that can affect your body’s ability to lose weight. Our program is designed to identify and correct YOUR underlying causes of weight gain so that you can achieve your optimal weight.
During the 12-week program we will work together to uncover limiting factors and learn the necessary skills to eliminate them.  You will learn and apply good nutritional habits and set realistic and sustainable nutrition and fitness goals.  By the end of the 12 weeks, each participant will feel more comfortable in their skin, lose weight, and have renewed energy and a better understanding of their unique body and its relationship to real food.
This program is led by our very own, Roy Fowler.  With over 20 years of coaching experience, Roy brings an effective blend of coaching knowledge, intensity and motivation and is certified by the following:
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition
  • Weight Loss Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Annual Members, who participate in our Elite Training program-including the Jump Start 3 month Elite Training program-will receive this added service at no additional cost.
  • This service is also available to all other member levels for $49.00 a month.
  • Community members, $129.00 per month.
  • The series launches, October 1st, 2015.

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Introducing our new Correctives Series with Erin Tucker

These training sessions are taught by Erin Tucker, B.S., C.P.T.  Erin earned her advanced certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Corrective Exercise.  This means that she has the skills and knowledge to help clients at any fitness level address muscular imbalances and faulty movement patterns.
The focus of these sessions is to identify YOUR muscular and structural imbalances and associated faulty movement patterns, which if unaddressed, could lead to injuries, pain, reduced functional mobility and performance. Do you ever wonder why you can’t squat lower or why you feel tightness in your shoulder or stress in your neck while performing some exercises?  You may have muscular weakness, tightness, or asymmetries that may be affecting your range of motion and causing your body to compensate while exercising.
By assessing your movement patterns, Erin can design a customized corrective exercise workout program for you. She will teach you to stretch, strengthen, and coordinate the proper muscles to put your body in a more balanced state. This will help you exercise and move with more ease and efficiency, generate more strength and power, and ultimately achieve a higher level of fitness and functional ability. Sign up for the 3 session Correctives Series with Erin to learn about what your body needs to achieve its peak performance and potential.
  • Three Private Correctives Training Sessions for $199.00
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3rd Annual Run for Rio 5k

Seascape Village Physical Therapy and Fitness is proud to be the Platinum sponsor for Run for Rio for the 3rd year in a row.
The 3rd annual Run for Rio 5k is September 27th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m at Seascape Village.
The 5k is open to ALL-runners and walkers and 100% of the proceeds go to the school.
The 5k benefits:
  • Professional development for math, which includes: an all day school festival for students, training for staff and a family math night.
  • Technology improvements
  • Science and Arts programs….and so much more!

Sign up here to participate: http://www.fleetfeetaptos.com/races

This event is not possible with volunteers. Run for Rio needs YOU!

New Article by Jim Tucker in the Aptos Life June Issue

Finding Your Path to Fitness

By: Jim Tucker

Physical Therapist and Gym Owner Jim Tucker

Physical Therapist and Gym Owner Jim Tucker

Regaining your fitness is a challenging yet worthwhile experience.  You can compare it to taking a long mountainous hike.  There will be highs and lows, times when you need to rest and recover, and break-through moments that will energize you and keep you moving forward.  If you have never exercised, or have become significantly deconditioned over the years, your journey will require patience and special attention.  Not only will your body feel the effects of this new realm of movement, but your mind will be challenged as you struggle to develop new habits and patterns of behavior.  The most important thing to keep in mind when beginning an exercise program is:  It is your path, your mountain, your journey.

If you are significantly deconditioned and overweight, have health concerns, experience joint pain, or your mobility is limited, you should not begin an exercise program before seeing your Doctor.  Once approved by your Doctor, it’s time to get moving again.  I recommend starting your exercise program with a Physical Therapist.  Your Doctor can prescribe a short course of Physical Therapy to help you get started.  Your Therapist can help you regain your mobility and teach you how to manage your pain and physical limitations, so that you can successfully transition to a community-based fitness program.  After graduating from Physical Therapy, I recommend seeking guidance from a qualified and experienced Personal Trainer.  A good Trainer will work within the exercise parameters established by the Physical Therapist, and provide the necessary guidance and support to safely progress your exercise program.  They will teach proper exercise techniques that are functional, age and stage appropriate and tailored to your individual goals.  They understand that helping people regaining their physical mobility and stamina will take time and consistent effort and they are trained to give you guidance and direction.

A common mistake that the “Beginning Exerciser” makes when starting a fitness program is to join a traditional gym.  These are the low cost, big box gyms that specialize in luring people in by offering seasonal sales and big discounts. These gyms typically cycle through about fifty percent of their members every year and make their money by selling cheap memberships.  They are often very crowded and full of exercise machines that rarely fit people properly.  These machines are designed for isolated strength training which targets individual muscles rather than promoting healthy functional movement patterns.  People sometimes wonder why their knee or back is hurting again; perhaps it was that leg press machine they climbed into or that seated torso-rotation contraption that they tried.  Maybe it was the fifty minutes of crunches they did in the Ab-Buster Class?  This fitness model does not work for most people as they often they find themselves wandering around the gym, confused, intimidated, injured, and discouraged because they haven’t made any progress, so they quit.  Their journey is over before they have even reached the first bend in the trail. 

As a Physical therapist I have treated many patients who have injured themselves by starting an exercise program too quickly.   Generally, I advise people that it will take six to twelve months to safely regain their fitness and that this process cannot be rushed.  I remind them that their bodies are designed to adapt gradually to physical stress; not rapidly.  Their muscles, joints, bones, tendons, and connective tissues will become strong and more durable over time.  This is the “conditioning affect” and the reason trained athletes are able to perform at such high levels and why deconditioned people are able to gradually get back into shape.   A safer option to the traditional gym is to find a personal or small group training center that specializes in functional and sustainable fitness programs.  Here you will get the support and attention you need to safely regain your physical capabilities and ultimately improve the quality of your life.  Beginning your fitness path is the hardest part and the “mountain” looks so big, but with the right support and a little patience, your journey will get you to the top.

Best Fitness Center in Aptos 2014

BestOf 2014 (746x800)Seascape Village Fitness Won Best Fitness Center in Aptos!!!

Thank you Everyone who voted for us. We sincerely appreciate it! All of hard work is for our members. They make our job such a joy! We strive to provide, promote, and educate others on a  healthy lifestyle. We believe the greatest gift you can give yourself is health. Cheers !

Foundations Class!

Foundations Class!

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Erin, Brooke, and Jardon running stairs

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Members working hard

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Lateral Box jumps!

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Relay for Life 2013

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Loving Members!

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Front View of our Training Facility