June 2019 Newsletter
It takes consistency to rise through the eGym levels to Gold status so a big congratulations to all the May Go for GOLD winners. Each will receive an eGym sweatshirt for sweating it out, just in time for air conditioner season!
For anyone that joined in May or June, you still have until the end of June to reach gold status and win that sweatshirt.
All winners are eligible to also win a Fitbit Charge 3!
eFitClub has partnered with local businesses to offer exclusive discounts and deals to our members. Our newest eFitClub Perk is from the Bluffton Vitamin World - buy 1 get 2 free of most products, free bar with any purchase, 10% off $45 purchase, or 30% off $75 purchase.
Check out the lobby TV for more local businesses offering eFitClub Perks.
Healthy Back Seminar
Join us on June 18th at 10 am as Dr. Ashley Romaine, DPT from Athletes Mechanics, LLC explains spine structure and how strength and mobility can reduce risk of injury. The seminar is free for members and non-members. Reserve your seat now.
New Class - Healthy Back
In coordination with the seminar, Healthy Back Classes are now available Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am in the FOD studio –
Improve posture & balance
Strengthen weak muscles
Correct imbalances & alignment
Stretch chronic, tight muscles
Improve core strength
This class is free for ePerformance members and counts toward the four free classes for eFitness members; all other members/non-members are $15.
New Class - Balanced Body
Balanced Body is a fusion class that combines Pilates, yoga and classical ballet movements to sculpt and tone your entire body. Light hand weights, bands, and bodyweight exercises will be incorporated. Improve your balance, alignment, posture, and strength for long, lean muscles. This class ends with a relaxing flexibility segment. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Tuesdays 6:15-7 am.
Bender Balls for Sale
Perfect for abdominal and core exercises, stability, Pilates, Yoga, and physical therapy. Own your own Bender ball for just $10 – a great deal compared to online for $15 + shipping. Ask any staff member.
Are you interested in a Tai Chi class? We’re always looking for new live classes to add to our schedule. If you’re interested in Tai Chi, or any other class, let a staff member know and we’ll see if we can add it to the schedule.
The eGym point system is a motivating and fun way to have a friendly competition, but how they are calculated can be a little confusing. Here’s a quick reference guide to help:
The ranking section compares your points to others in eFitClub.
The cumulative points from the last 28 days are used for the ranking
Every day the previous day gets added and the oldest gets dropped from the total.
The six activity levels are on the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.
Each cycle is 28 days. The app will identify your current level and the points needed to move up or maintain your level. If the point levels are not reached within the 28 days, you’ll move down a level.
When you move up a level, the 28 days restart.
eGym Points were developed as a way to make all exercises and sports comparable equally.
For strength exercises, they reflect the number of total calories burned based on reps, weight, sets, range of motion, resting metabolic rate, calories, short EPOC, and long EPOC. (EPOC is the Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption.)
For sports and endurance exercises, they reflect the length of time x points per minute, scientifically calculated based on the sport.
For connected devices that calculate calories, the points use calories / METmin.
(METmin is METabolic equivalent per minute; resting metabolic rate/24hours * 60 minutes
For other connected devices, duration and type of exercise are used the same way as sports and endurance exercises calculations.
If you’re missing points from the treadmills, ellipticals or bike, notify one of the staff to have it corrected.
Hopefully, that answers your questions but feel free to ask if you need any help.
Don’t forget to schedule your personal trainer session. All eFitness and ePerformance memberships include one session per month. It’s the perfect time for you to ask any questions or talk about any areas you want to focus on. See a staff member to schedule your appointment.
Thanks to coach and Certified Culinary Expert, Drisana, for this healthy and delicious recipe using fresh, local ingredients. The zucchini, spinach, and asparagus are all in season right now. It’s also a heart-healthy dish as the eggs are rich in Vitamin D, which support healthy heart function and reduce oxidative stress. The Omega-3’s in the spinach help calm inflammation and reduce the build-up of artery-blocking plaque. The Vitamin K in the asparagus and the zucchini help send calcium to the bones instead of the arteries, where it can cause plaque.
Asparagus, Zucchini, and Spinach Frittata
Makes 4 Servings
¼ cup almond milk
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp Aleppo chili flakes
2 TBSP ghee or olive oil
6 stalks bunch asparagus, cut into ¼ inch disks
½ cup zucchini, medium dice
¼ cup onion, medium dice
2 cups baby spinach
3 scallions, sliced into rounds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk eggs and almond milk in a medium mixing bowl. Add sea salt and chili flakes and mix together.
Heat 1 TBSP ghee in cast iron skillet over medium heat, add asparagus and cook until slightly tender - about 5 minutes
Add the last TBSP of ghee, along with zucchini and onions to the pan and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
Add spinach and allow it to wilt. Reduce heat to low.
Spread the mixture across the bottom of the pan and pour in the egg mixture. Allow the bottom of the frittata to cook for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the scallions over the top.
Remove from stovetop and place in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the center is cooked through.
Remove from stove, cut into 4 pieces and enjoy.