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Best Summer Tips and Workouts

Summer is already here and we know that there is still time to get in the summer bod you’ve desired!  Her Gym is here to give you the best tips and workouts to help you get in summer shape and to accomplish your fitness goals.

Warmer, sunny days are finally here in El Paso, which make outdoor workouts like Running, biking, hiking, perfect in El Paso. While El Paso is much hotter than other cities, we can use our warm climate and desert landscape to our benefit.

Start your day by checking the weather and try to find out the best time of the day with lowest temps. It could early in the morning or late in the evening, we recommend you to fit your workout schedule in the coolest time of the day. Waking up a bit earlier will even give you more energy for the day!

Clothing Tips: Try use Lightweight, breathable, wicking clothes during an outdoor workout. Wearing a hat to keep the hot sun off your head and face also helps. Shorts are almost a necessity and comfortable running or hiking shoes. While it may seem, counterproductive many people opt to wear long sleeve workout clothes, to keep them from getting sun burned. For sure, you will want to keep your skin as dry as possible to regular your body temperature and manage the sweat coming off your body and any external moisture. Here are a couple of outdoor outfits suggestions you can wear depending of the weather.

Change up the type of workout to fit the temperature: On hot and humid days, choose cooler cardio activities like biking in the wind or swimming at a local El Paso pool, like the brand new El Paso West Side Natatorium, facility that includes competition courses for 50-meter, 25 meter, and 25 yard swimming events, water polo events, and synchronized swimming events, if you can’t wait to take a dip on a pool here is a list of swimming pools located WestSide.

As the heat increases, look for cooler places to workout, like the best gym in El Paso, Her Gym! On cooler days, go out and hike our beautiful Franklin Mountains. This November the Franklin Mountains State Park will be the host of a True Texas Mountain Race. The Franklin Mountains Trail Ruins will include a 50k, 27k, 13.1 half, King/Queen of the Mountain, 10K, and 5K races. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is run able terrain with easy technical trail. The recommend routes for each distance in the King/Queen of the Mountain race will be about 3.5 and 8 miles which will start at the Mundy’s Gap trail head and go to the peak of North Franklin Mountain, and then back down to the start, the goal is to be the fastest to touch the peak and get back to the bottom. If you are up to the challenge, get more information about all the races here:

The great part about living in El Paso is that we have so many workout options in our great city.

Slow down and do shorten but effective workouts: For sure Summer isn’t the best time to push yourself with outdoor workouts, so if you can only handle 10 minutes at a time, do what you can, or exercise twice in one day. If you’re set on getting in a 30-minute workout, move with less intensity or do intervals to avoid overheating. Remember it’s OK to take breaks too.

Drink water all day, not just before or after your workout: Staying hydrated will help prevent some of the symptoms you may experience from exercising in heat such as dizziness, stomach cramps, and headaches. During your run, sip four to eight ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes.

Head indoors: Summer is the perfect time to start getting all the perks and advantages of your membership great facility at Her Gym. Stay cool and get a workout in a real gym for women! We offer you the fully-loaded, spa-like, clean, and exclusive fitness facility with the privacy, comfort and appeal of a spacious ladies-only environment designed to help women of all ages, shapes, and sizes achieve their fitness goals.

Our staff is comprised of women with a common desire to serve and assist you. With a variety of fitness classes like BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, Sprint, BodyStep, BodyAttack, RPM, CXWORX, Zumba, Insanity Live, TRX, Country Heat and Core de Force, top-of-the-line cardiovascular machines, along with high-quality weights, barbells, and fitness equipment, Her Gym is serious about making your fitness goals a reality.

Have a specific goal or need an extra push? Let our experienced certified female trainers lead you through a wonderfully intense training workout in the new VIP Training studio with private personal training, boot camps, and TRX small group sessions. Come in for a tour today and message us today if you would like any more tips!

Popular Diets For El Paso Fitness

Thinking about starting a new diet? Looking for the most popular and effective diets? You shouldn’t be looking for any diet, you should be looking for your perfect diet plan. No workout is good enough to transform your body without a solid diet plan behind it.  For that reason, we present you 3 different diet plans with their pros and cons. Our goal is to help you to achieve all your fitness goals with proper workouts and diet plans.

 

  • KETO: The Keto diet is known as the best low-calorie diet. But in order to know if this Diet plan fits you, it’s important to understand the pros and cons and most important how this diet actually works. The KETO Diet plan is a combination of low carb, moderate protein and high fat, puts your body into a natural process known as Ketosis. When your body is in Ketosis, your liver produces ketones which become  your main source of energy and revolves around the consumption of fat. Here are the benefits and cons you can expect from this diet plan:

 

      Benefits

  • Reduce insulin levels
  • Decrease insulin resistance
  • Reduce fat storage/increases fat burning
  • Increase the amount of calories you burn daily.
  • Spare muscle for better body composition
  • Decrease neurological disease
  • Greater endurance performance

 

      Cons

  • The Keto diet plan requires an adaptation period of time that last 1 to 2 weeks. The adaptation process can be very uncomfortable for your body.
  • If you body likes the idea of living without a higher carbohydrate food, this is no the proper diet plan for you. It does require some restraint and forethought.

 

KETO is a powerful treatment for obesity and fat loss, while preserving muscle mass, most experts recommend getting at least 70 percent of your daily calories from fat and the rest from protein. The goal is to eat as few carbohydrates as possible. It helps you to drop weight fast with little to no hunger in addition to perks like more energy and mental clarity, before making any decision you need to consult with an expert.  Get more information about the KETO diet plan

 

  • The Flexitarian Diet: Is one of  the latest trends in the fitness-health world. This diet plan allows you a healthy balance of plant-based foods, responsibly sourced meats, and quality fats. This diet is perfect for people who want to become vegetarian, but can’t quite bring themselves to break up meat. Essentially, it means you’re a flexible vegetarian. The diet allows you to eat tofu, quinoa, tons of produce, and other vegetarian favorites, but you’re also allowed to occasionally eat meat and fish. But what are the pros and cons of the flexitarian diet?

 

      Benefits

  • Food Flexibility
  • Socially inclusive
  • Save money
  • Healthier, clear skin and better immunity
  • More nutrients for your body
  • Good for the environment

 

      Cons

  • It has the potential to be restrictive with eating meat
  • Potential to fill up on unhealthy foods
  • Prone to B12 and Iron deficiency

Learn more about the right way to follow a Flexitarian diet

  • The Primal diet only allows foods that our primal ancestors would have access to. It’s a high protein diet that focuses on eating more protein, natural fast and plenty of vegetables. This diet plan ditches grain, sugars and processed food while focusing on clean eating with animal and plant-based protein, lots of vegetable, healthy fats and fruits.  The primal diet advocate for lots of low-intensity activity, high intensity workouts, strength fitness training and plenty sleep.

 

       Pros

  • You could improve your health by eating natural, high-quality foods.
  • Potential to Lose more weight.
  • This vegetable-heavy, no sugar diet is a great option for People with diabetes.

 

      Cons

  • It’s and expensive and inconvenient diet. Buying high-quality foods is not always cost-effective.
  • Make food from scratch, instead of being able to reach for processed food.
  • Saturated fat consumption.

 

The primary benefit of this diet is to improve your overall health and help you lose weight. Your body is mostly designed to process protein for growth and fat as it’s main energy. A major problem with this diet plan is that sugars are absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream to give us an energy boost, but the body is only going to absorb what it needs for its immediate energy purposes. Get more educational information about the Primal Eating Plan

We do not believe in dieting to lose weight; we believe that you can transform your body into a fit, lean fat-burning machine simply by eating the right foods. Her Gym is here to help El Paso with your fitness and weight loss goals reach out to us here. Get in contact today

Success Stories: How Her Gym changed my life

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Touted as a Real Fitness Gym for Women, Her Gym has been offering to all our members the best of fully loaded, spa-like, and exclusive fitness facility to help women of all ages, shapes and sizes achieve their fitness goals, our experienced certified trainers will lead you through a wonderfully intense training workout.

We are so proud to introduce our Her Gym Heroes, these women have accomplished life and personal goals with us, learn more about their stories

Karen Loper

She joined Her Gym in 2012 because she realized the need for both the physical and mental benefits of exercise.

Her Favorite Classes:
• Body Pump
• RPM
• Sprint

Her story:

My attendance at the Her Gym had been spotty, after a very intense year concentrating on the needs of others. I made a commitment to myself to exercise and eat right, losing 30 pounds in 7 months. I was in the best shape of my life. Yeah!

Then, much to my surprise, my annual mammogram was positive for breast cancer. It was detected early at stage 1. I elected to have a lumpectomy. The day before surgery I, of course, was at Her Gym for my endorphin fix and a big dose of comradery. While recovering, I missed my friends and classes at the gym so much, that I begged my surgeon to let me go back as quickly as possible. 2 weeks after surgery, I sat on my RPM bike grateful to be there even if it was for only half the class. I continued to workout through 9 weeks of radiation treatments, stopping only when burns wouldn’t allow me to put on a sports bra. Throughout this rocky journey, the biggest gains were physiological.

Yes, working out gave me a sense of normalcy. I so appreciate my Her Gym family and all the support over this last year. I don’t know what I would have done without you!

Kenia

She started her journey with us looking for a healthy life almost 3 years ago. During the first 2 years she worked out alone at home and changer her diet completely. Kenia lost more than 35 pounds all by herself.

Life happened and at the two years mark moved from Houston to El Paso. It was a big change and a big challenge to keep her routine along with all other changes going on in Kenia’s life. During the first 3 months in El Paso, she still worked out at home. Then, she felt the need to find a place to continue with the healthy lifestyle. A new city, a new home, missing Houston and her friends could easily have derailed any progress.

Her challenge was to find a place like home. A small place where she wasn’t intimidated. Being kind of introverted she never thought a gym like that existed.  Kenia’s goal then was not to lose a lot of weight. She was looking to maintain her progress and to learn new things, meet new people and be fitter.

She specifically looked for a place with Les Mills classes since she fell in love with Body Combat at home. A friend mentioned Her Gym, so she checked online, and they had Body Combat and Les Mills classes. I loved the facilities. she signed up in my first visit.

Almost a year has passed now, and Kenia have taken every single class in the schedule. During the first months, with the help of Erin, she learned how to use the machines and incorporated weights to my training. She comes every day, including weekends. Her Gym has become like her second home for working out.

My favorite workout continues to be Body Combat, maybe because I lost most of my weight doing combat, it has a special place in my heart. I also discovered a lost love for biking. RPM and Sprint have become part of my routine. I also do Body

Step, CXWork every week. One of the great things about Her Gym are the options. If you miss one class, you have more options during the day or the week. If you get bored, you can try new classes or change your schedule. Options are not limited to a treadmill or dumbbells. I look forward to continuing to work on myself with the help of Her Gym during the next year.

Jenny Ramirez 

She works for American Airlines as a flight attendant and international speaker and she is also a mom to a very handsome young man who has autism.

And this how Her Gym has positively impacted Jenny’s life

Becoming a member of Her Gym has given me back my life. On March 24, 2016, a big part of my life was taken in a car accident. Despite this terrible experience, I refused to believe my life was over. With the help of my physical therapists, I understood that it was up to me to choose to be a victim or take back what I had lost. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and began a new chapter in my life.

I enrolled in Her Gym and my days consisted of following my therapist’s work plan adding more and more into my routine and exercises until I was strong enough to try Her Gym classes. I began with TRX. Then I added Insanity Live and I fell in love. To that love, I added RPM, Body Pump and Country Heat. Now I can say that I am no longer a victim. I am a new and better version of myself. With the love and support of my family and Her Gym Instructors who encouraged me to go a little further every time until I became stronger. I am happy to report that I am here today, back to work and ready to receive passengers to my first flight from Boston to L.A. feeling like the first day of school. Scared but excited.

Thank you to Her Gym and all the Instructors and new friends who, like my family, supported and encouraged me every day. For those of you thinking of joining Her Gym, don’t think… just do it! Like me, don’t take life for granted and live like there is no tomorrow.

 

 

 

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