Many people, men and women alike, resist the notion that weight lifting is a critical component in a weight loss program. Somewhere along the way they got the notion that weight lifting adds bulk when it can actually help you slim down. Here are the top reasons you should add weight lifting to your fitness routine:

1. Weight lifting burns fat. By including weight lifting in your workout routine you are building muscle which burns fat so you increase your metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day, even when you are not working out!

2. Weight lifting maintains muscle. If you are combining cardiovascular exercise with a low-calorie diet you are probably losing muscle as well as fat, decreasing your metabolism and making it more difficult to lose weight.

3. You will feel stronger and more toned. By doing the right exercises you will quickly see results as your body parts become leaner and more toned. If you are not experienced with weight lifting and don’t know what exercises to do, hire a Pivotal Fitness personal trainer to get you on the right path.

4. Your energy will increase. Increasing your muscle mass will not only increase your metabolic rate and help you shed pounds, but you will also start to gain more energy, increasing your quality of life!

If you want to lose weight or get in better shape, weight lifting is a must. At the Pivotal Fitness Greenville health club we can help you get on the road to meeting your goals with tips like these. Our personal trainers and fitness specialists are experts in health and fitness and can help you change your life.

If you are not already a member of our Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym come in today to get a free 7 day pass.

At Pivotal Fitness we know how hard it can be, as a parent, to find time for you. That is why we created the KidZone, an area where your kids age 6 to 12 can participate in group fitness activities designed just for kids! What other Greenville health club allows you to provide your kids with a fun, healthy social activity so you can do something that is good for you at the same time?

Here are some of the upcoming activities at Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville fitness center:

August KidZONE classes

Monday…Kids Yoga 6:00-6:30

Tuesday…Kids HipHop Hustle…6:20-7:00

Wednesday…Kids Boot Camp 6:00- 7:00

Thursday…Relay Race Competitions 5:00-5:30

Friday…Circuit Class 6:00-6:30

Saturday…Kids Boot Camp 10:00-11:00

After a month long of engaging in activities that are good for your whole family at your Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym, we will even give you an opportunity to reward yourself. On Friday August 27th we are hosting a Parent’s Night Out from 5-9:30 where the kids can enjoy pizza, prizes and games. Members pay only $12 for the first child and $5 for each additional child (and you only pay for up to 3 kids). Non-members pay $15 for first child and $7 for each additional child. That is a small price to pay for a night alone with your significant other!

If you are a parent that thinks you don’t have time to work out, think again! Pivotal Fitness has created a health & fitness center that allows your entire family to stay in good health. Click here to get a free 7 day pass and come in to check it out for yourself!

Weight loss can seem elusive and difficult to master, especially with so many weight loss programs clouding our judgment with their constant advertisements. The reality is that weight loss is as simple as exercising more and eating the right amount of nutritious food. By developing healthy eating habits and getting on a regular exercise routine, you can meet your weight loss goals and maintain your goal weight. Here are some helpful tips to help you along the way:

• Avoid fat burning supplements. These are generally just stimulants. The pounds you lose from taking these stimulants will return once you stop taking them.

• Strength training is key to long-term weight loss. By building lean muscle mass you will begin to burn more calories. It also helps to regulate the way your body perceives hunger, helping you to avoid those pesky cravings.

• Identify when you are truly hungry. Many people eat because they are sad, happy, stressed, anxious, or for any other number of emotions. When you crave food, stop and ask yourself if you are truly hungry or simply responding inappropriately to an emotion.

• Eat fresh food. Prepared, packaged, and processed foods contain chemicals, sodium, and other unwanted preservatives that can detrimentally affect you over the long term. Foods to avoid include artificial sweeteners or foods with synthetic fat substitutes.

It is not easy to modify your eating and exercise habits, you will likely need help along the way. That is why Pivotal Fitness strives to be the  that offers the most comprehensive solutions to help you meet your goals. With everything from personal training to nutritional consulting and group fitness classes, we provide the quality services that inspire you to meet your fitness goals.

Stop by the Pivotal Fitness Greenville fitness club today, we will give you a 7 day free pass to let you try out our facilities so you can have the Pivotal experience for yourself.

Summer is officially here in Greenville and temperatures are up above 90 degrees everyday! If you are not bikini ready, you probably wish you were. It’s time to stop wishing and get a body you can bare with Pilates.

Pilates can help you transform the way your body looks and feels. By focusing on improving flexibility and strength, you will develop long lean muscles, not bulk.  At Pivotal Fitness we offer the widest array of Pilates classes at any Greenville gym including group mat class, Jump board class, Pilates with Props, as well as classes with the Allegro Pilates Reformer or EXO Chair.

You won’t find a better bikini body workout, we guarantee it! All of our Pilates classes will give you a full body workout that will help you tone and firm by working every muscle group so that you can confidently bare your body in a bikini.

Besides helping you to look good, Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville Pilates classes will also help you feel good. With its focus on proper breathing techniques, flexibility, and lengthening your spine, Pilates is the cure for many ailments.

To start incorporating Pilates into your fitness plan, sign up for a complimentary session on us! All members and non-members are entitled to one free trial session on the Allegro Reformer. See the Greenville Gym Schedule of Classes for days and times. Sign-up at the front desk, or contact Suzanne Cromer at sfernandez4@bellsouth.net.

Already a Pilates enthusiast? Tell your friends and get ONE FREE group class with each friend referral!

As your Greenville health club of choice, we consider ourselves your partner in healthy living. We all know that healthy living is about much more than working out. To create your best life you need a complete understanding of your body including proper nutrition and exercise tips, as well as the motivation to reach your goals.

To help you navigate your physical fitness journey, we will be posting weekly blogs from our team of health and fitness experts to educate you, motivate you, and inspire you. Feel free to comment and ask questions on the blog, we are here to answer your inquiries and assist you in reaching your goals.

There are a lot of gyms in Greenville, but you will not find a more dedicated team than the physical fitness experts at Pivotal Fitness. Our commitment to you is to provide you with facilities, personal training, and group fitness that are superior to any other Greenville fitness center as well as the support and educational tools you need to live your best life.