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The Importance of Stretching

 

Before any workout, it is important to stretch in order to maximize the effects of your workout. Those that do not include this important factor when participating in any type of physical fitness activity place themselves at risk of injury, especially with high impact cardio. According to the experts in sports medicine, there are several reasons why you should not start a workout without having stretched properly beforehand. Following are three key benefits of stretching before your workout.

Stretching

  • Increasing blood flow to muscles. Stretching will increase the blood flow to your muscles, allowing you to increase the energy and mobility to your workout. This increase in blood flow also means your muscles won’t tire out as quickly.
  • Adding flexibility. At our Rapid Fitness Center in Raleigh, NC , our trainers see the risks of starting workouts without stretching. You don’t receive the full impact of a workout when you don’t have the flexibility gained from stretching. Joints feel looser and have more range of motion when you’ve stretched the muscles around them. Your overall athletic performance will suffer when you don’t complete these preliminaries.
  • Diminishing risk of injury. You’ll find yourself feeling tension in your muscles if you fail to stretch. This warning sign is telling you that intense exercise may lead to strains. As you age, the danger of injury during regular workouts increases as your body loses its flexibility. Stretching can help maintain a higher level of agility through the years.

Of course, stretching is also the key to avoiding soreness after you finish your workout. At Rapid Fitness our fitness programs begin and end with an extended stretching routine that will help you maximize the intensity and benefits of a workout.

For more information about our fitness center and programs please visit www.rapidfitness.com or contact us at 919.896.7035.

Rapid Fitness New Members

 

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So you have been a Rapid Fitness member for a little while, have you taken advantage of your complimentary classes? Now that you are an exclusive Rapid Fitness Member, there are many perks that are available to you. As an incentive to keep you motivated and on the road to reaching your goals, we are offering you:

1 COMPLIMENTARY PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION
Now it's time to get to work. Set an appointment with one of our Certified Trainers and they will show you the difference of training with a trainer and training by yourself. Our Trainers are certified in a variety of fitness areas. We are sure we can find the trainer that best fits your needs. E-mail info@rapidfitness.com to set up your appointment today... This offer expires 30 Days after joining!
 
1 COMPLIMENTARY BOXING/MMA CLASS
Take advantage of our Free Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts Class. We are sure once you do you will be addicted to these types of fitness regimes. Train one on one or with a class. Our MMA/Boxing center will definitely have a program that will fit your needs. E-mail info@rapidfitness.com to set up your appointment today... This offer expires 30 Days after joining!
 
1 COMPLIMENTARY CROSS TRAINING/TRX/KETTLEBELL CLASS
TRX Suspension Training & Kettlebell workouts, available at our Glenwood Avenue Location!  An hour long class that's designed to match each individual’s fitness level to achieve optimum results!  Just one class and you will feel the difference between TRX/Kettlebell training, and the typical workouts that your body has adapted to... E-mail info@rapidfitness.com to set up your appointment today... This offer expires 30 Days after joining!

1 COMPLIMENTARY HOT YOGA CLASS
Practicing yoga in a heated environment has many benefits. Hot yoga can help one de-stress, promote weight loss, curb the appetite, aids in digestion, improve posture & blood circulation.  This is a class you definitely don't want to miss. Visit our North Ridge Location and try one FREE! E-mail info@rapidfitness.com to set up your appointment today... This offer expires 30 Days after joining!

CORPORATE ACCOUNT REWARDS
Get rewarded by offering your business a corporate deal. Drop off your business card and we will have our corporate director set up an appointment to come down to your business and give a free seminar on the benefits of joining Rapid Fitness. All of the people that Join within 72 hours of that seminar will be credited to you!  The credits you earn give you free months, or even a free year, if 4 or more employees join in a calendar month! Click here for details.

COMPLIMENTARY LES MILLS GROUP FITNESS
Take advantage of our FREE Les Mills Group Fitness Classes. Click here for the current class schedule.

UPGRADE TO A PASSPORT MEMBERSHIP TODAY
For only $5.00 a month you can upgrade to a passport membership with access to: Aquatic Center - Boxing - MMA - TRX - Cross Training - Kids Center - Low Impact Indoor Track - Hot Yoga - And More! Click here for details.

JOIN OUR SOCIAL NETWORK
Stay in the know: Facebook, Twitter & Blog.

JOIN OUR TEXT LOYALTY PROGRAM and get notified about member appreciation parties, Gym updates, Prize Give Away's and More!
Just text: Rapidfit to 71441

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Enjoy a free protein shake on us... (Valid only on your birthday. Must show ID.)

MEMBER REFERRAL PROGRAM
1st referral that joins gets 1 free month
2nd referral that joins earns you 2 more additional months free
3rd referral that joins earns you 3 more additional months free
4th referral gets you 1 year added to your current membership
Click here for details.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK
We at Rapid Fitness want to thank you for being part of our family. We would love to get your feedback on your experience so far. Just e-mail info@rapidfitness.com. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we build with our members. Rapid's owners review every e-mail personally. He always says, when our members ask, we listen!

HOT YOGA NEWS

 

MARCH SCHEDULE IS NOW ONLINE

NEW RESTORATIVE YOGA- CLASS & WORKSHOP....
Stretch & Restore THURSDAYS from 10:00-11:00AM
This class is designed for EVERYONE--- beginners, seniors, men, women, and those who are looking for a gentle blend of Hatha, as well as, restorative yoga. This class is beneficial to balance a more active practice and/or decompress from stress during our week. It encourages growth and harmony between body and mind with special attention to the breath.


Restorative Yoga Special Event with Wilderness
Friday, March 4th, 5:45pm-6:55pm
This class focuses on long held deeply relaxing poses to replenish, revive, balance and restore the body.  Supported poses are held for 3-10 minutes creating a calming stretch and revitalizing the deeper connective tissues.  Nourishing the body with deep focused breathing to promote bliss and harmony.  Find peace in body, mind, and spirit by liberating the body, relieving pain, restoring mobility, and lubricating the joints.


CLASS ADDITIONS/CHANGES
NEW!! Saturdays 12:30-1:30PM (trial class for March)
NEW!! Sunday 1:00-2:00PM (trial class for March)
CHANGE!! Sunday 2:00-3:00PM has been moved to 2:15-3:15PM
CANCELED! Yoga Fusion Thursdays from 12:15-1:00PM
ON WATCH! Saturday 9:30-10:30AM


YOGA TECHNIQUE SESSIONS
March 14th-20th is Technique Week! Come for these 30 minute sessions to learn some of the basic yoga techniques from breath to pose benefits to physical options. This will be a time for Q&A as well!

Hot Yoga Now Offered at Rapid Fitness North Ridge

 

North Ridge Rapid Fitness Location adds Hot Yoga to your membership. Contact a fitness facility manager to upgrade today.

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