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7 Tips to Stay Fit During the Holiday Chaos

Happy holidays!! Are you ready for the holiday frenzy?  For the fully packed schedule, tempting treats, and savory dishes? We don’t mean to startle you, but the holiday season can be chaotic; and if you don’t keep your fitness plan in check, your waistline will be expanding even before the New Year kicks off!

However, PowerHouse Gym will help you stay fit during the holiday season with 7 fruitful tips; and of course, without compromising the fun part!


1.Stay active

You can breathe a sigh of relief; this has nothing to do with the gym! In other words, you can stay active by using the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away for the sake of walking, going holiday shopping, and even hitting the dance floor. All these activities can help you burn extra calories without even realizing it.


2.Stick to a routine

Let’s agree on this. If you don’t squeeze in time to work out during the holiday season, you will regret that later; big time! You can hit the gym for 30 mins, 3 days per week and this would be enough. You can also focus on high-intensity interval workouts to burn extra calories. However, if you find it difficult to stick to a routine during the holidays, it is high time you hired one of our personal trainers at PowerHouse Gym.


3.Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

Did you know that sleep has a key role in fitness? Make sure to get 7-8 hours of blissful sleep every day. In case sleep is out of reach, it is better to stick to a soothing bedtime routine such as showering before bedtime, limiting fluid intake at least 45 minutes prior to bedtime, reading a book, listening to relaxing music, and dimming the lights. 


4.Eat smart

Overindulging during the holidays will leave you shedding tears of regret by the end of the year when you look at the scale. But does this mean that you have to miss out on all the mouthwatering holiday goodies? Of course not. You can eat whatever you want but in small portions. For example, instead of eating the entire chocolate crinkle cookie, satisfy your sugar tooth with a sliver. Moreover, stuff your plate with lots of greens and thank us later.


5.Prioritize drinking water

Your water bottle should never leave your side! Drinking plenty of water will leave you feeling full and this will decrease your food consumption.


6.Never skip meals

Don’t fall into this trap! If you think that skipping your meals will help you lose calories, think again. In fact, skipping your meals, especially breakfast will lead to overindulging.


7.Enjoy seasonal activities

Seasonal activities are the best way to shed away some calories while having fun. Put on your winter gear and burn up to 500 calories per hour while ice skating or sledding at the Snow Dunes Theme Park. You can even go biking with your friends and enjoy the holiday vibes on the streets.



The holiday season will hit differently this year! Along with these 7 tips, our professional trainers at PowerHouse Gym will make sure that you don’t start the New Year with a bloated belly and expanded waistline.

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Spinning Class: It’s More than Just Spinning

Joining a new class can be nerve-racking sometimes, especially if this class happened to be in a dark room with blasting music and an exuberant instructor yelling instructions at the front of the class! Yes, a spinning class can be intimidating at first, but as soon as you hop on a bike, you will definitely be craving for more rides. Hence, here is everything you need to know before giving our spinning class a try!


What is a spin class?

You’ve probably wondered “why all the fuss about spinning classes when you can ride a bike outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery?”. In fact, a spinning class is more than riding a bike. It’s about the physical, mental, and emotional wellness that pervades you whenever your feet hit the pedals.

A spinning class, also known as indoor cycling, is a full-body workout that involves riding a stationary bike with a weighted flywheel along with your fellow cyclists. Here at PowerHouse Gym, we offer a one-hour class, in a dim room with color-changing lights and a lively instructor that will make sure to keep you motivated (and of course drenched in sweat!) throughout your classes. Hence, whether you are a newbie or an expert cyclist, our intermediate spinning class is for you!


Why does a spinning class tick all the boxes?

If you are a bystander and haven’t actually tried a spinning class, you might think that all these cyclists do is train their legs! But when you dive into the 6 benefits of spinning classes, you will have second thoughts.


1. It is more than a leg workout…

Word has it that spinning exercises can only strengthen the quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors, glutes, and lower legs! However, a spinning class is a full-body workout that can work magic on all your major muscle groups, including your core, back, and upper body.


2. Joints friendly

If you are an older adult, suffering from arthritis, recovering from injury, or simply want to take it easy on your joints, spinning is perfect for you! This low-impact exercise will strengthen your joints, improve your daily activity, and help you stay fit.


3. Healthy heart

Nothing can keep your heart healthy like spinning! This cardiovascular workout can decrease your fat mass, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve your blood flow, and increase your stamina. We told you, it’s worth a try!


4. Food for the brain

Spinning can be great for your mental health! When you start pedaling, you will free your mind from all that is troubling you and only focus on pushing yourself to the limits. Moreover, the dimly-lit room will help you find your inner strength and focus on your goal. 


5. Calorie burner…

Did you know that a one-hour spinning class can burn between 600-1000 calories?


6. Happy hormones!

In general, working out triggers adrenaline rush and endorphins, and spinning is no different! Actually, spinning at PowerHouse gym can be a great stress killer with all the motivation you will be receiving from your instructor and the energizing music. Your only concern will be to keep your legs pumping.


So, tell us now, are you going to put our spinning class at the top of your workout list?