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Couples Who Sweat Together Stay Together

Valentine’s Day is here and everyone is wondering how to make that day perfect. But what about beyond Valentine’s Day? How do you keep up the relationship? Studies and experts offer an easy solution – work out together.

So why does working out help the relationship? Becky Renner, owner of Orangetheory Fitness, and Michael Yasinski, a Valley psychiatrist, offer some easy answers for why working out is a great solution.

Both experts explain that a workout can be an easy way for a couple to set aside time to spend together to do something productive and healthy.

“It is similar to setting aside time to go to dinner or watch a movie,” Renner explains. “It is something you can do together and share a common interest. It is one hour of time to be together doing something that you both have a passion for.”

Not only is working out an easy way to be together, but Renner adds, “It keeps you healthy and fit. It makes you want to go home and continue to keep each other accountable.”

Yasinski expounds a similar theory.

“It is a conditioning response,” he says. “With the euphoria and endorphins that you get from working out and doing it together, then you associate those positive feelings with your partner.”

Another simple explanation to the workout theory is attraction.

“Not only will you bond emotionally when working out together, but your physical relationship is likely to get better, too. When you feel good about your body, you feel attractive, and you are more inclined to have a healthier sexual appetite that is vital in a successful relationship,” Renner says.

With long-term relationships, Yasinski says, the attraction can be lost and that going to the gym and seeing other people checking out your partner can help bring that desire back.

“A lot of it is about attraction and your sex life. Especially for men who tend to be more physically oriented, it is important to help the desire of the relationship,” he says. “When you are susceptible to seeing other people checking out your partner, then it can help recreate the original attraction.”

For these reasons, it is important to keep up some of the appearances in a relationship. Both partners need to be committed to staying fit and healthy because it helps show each other that you are not only willing to work on yourself, but on each other as well.

If you haven’t found that perfect someone, don’t despair. Renner says she sees all kinds of pairs coming into the gym to be workout buddies. Parents and their children, siblings, and best friends are great combos to keep motivated at the gym.

“It keeps you accountable,” she says. “I see an increase in the length of stay, the frequency, and accountable eating from people who come together rather than someone on their own.”

So what are some great couples workouts? Try going for a hike, run on the treadmill next to each other, try a Zumba or yoga class, or lift weights together. No matter what the workout is, do it together. Not only will you get a great burn, but you can spend time together, feel fit and happy and recreate that sexual desire.

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New Year, New You: How to Keep Your Fitness Resolution

Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, but how do you stay motivated and reach your fitness goals? As a personal trainer at Orangetheory Fitness Paradise Valley, a fitness studio that utilizes a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, I have seen and experienced all of the fitness myths out there; here are a few tried-and-true fitness tips to help you stay motivated and see results:

 

  1. Ditch the numbers on the scale, focus on your body fat: One of the biggest mistakes you can make when staying motivated to lose weight is focusing on the number that you see on the scale. The scale is a misrepresentation of your results – it doesn’t take into consideration the muscle you are gaining and the body fat you are losing, plus it changes rapidly with your water weight. Start focusing on the pant sizes you drop, or measure your waist weekly to truly see your results.
  1. Monitor your heart rate: To truly see results, you need to spend 12- 20 minutes in your target heart rate zone, or your “orange zone,” which is 85% of your max heart rate. This will result in Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), which will continue to burn calories 36 hours post-workout. EPOC results in weight loss, visible toning, more energy and a faster metabolism.
  1. Combine cardio and strength training: The combination of cardio and strength training will push your body into EPOC at a faster rate. Combining high intensity interval workouts, which incorporates bursts of speed, and strength training is the best way to shed fat and gain muscle. High intensity interval training creates peaks and valleys in your heart rate, which will burn more calories in a shorter amount of time compared to running a distance at a consistent pace. During strength training workouts you also want to incorporate bursts of cardio to keep your heart rate up to burn more calories throughout your workout.
  1. Workout more than one muscle group at a time: Don’t just do reps of lunges; instead combine arm workouts, such as bicep curls, with your leg workout. The combination is more efficient and will keep you in your target heart rate zone.
  1. Mix up your workouts: Your body will hit a plateau if you don’t push it and don’t do various workout routines.
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ZELL Releases Recent Transaction List

IL PRIMO PIZZA RELOCATING TO GLENDALE PALMS SHOPPING CENTER

Il Primo Pizza has signed a lease for 2,570 square feet in Glendale Palms Shopping Center located at the SEC f 67th Avenue & Bell Road – 6661 W. Bell Road in Glendale.

Donna Reece and Dena Zell of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord and Chip Diamond of Diamond Properties, Inc. represented the tenant.

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ORANGETHEORY FITNESS COMING TO CHANDLER HEIGHTS MARKETPLACE

OrangeTheory Fitness, which offers high-intensity group interval training, has signed a lease for 3,082 SF in the Chandler Heights Marketplace Shopping Center located on the NWC of Chandler Heights Boulevard and Gilbert Road in Chandler.

Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord, and Billy Sunkenberg of The Upland Group represented the tenant.

H&R BLOCK SIGNS LEASE IN CHANDLER HEIGHTS MARKETPLACE IN CHANDLER, ARIZONA

H&R Block has signed a lease for 1,500 square feet in the Chandler Heights Marketplace Shopping Center located on the NWC of Chandler Heights Boulevard and Gilbert Road in Chandler.

Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord, and Patrick Sheahan of Berry & Doyle LLC represented the tenant.

THAI RESTAURANT LEASES SPACE IN LAGUNA VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER IN CHANDLER

A Thai restaurant has leased 3,520 SF in the Laguna Village Shopping Center, located on the SEC of Ray Road and Kyrene Road 5865 W. Ray Road in Chandler.

Bryan Ledbetter ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord in this transaction.

FILIBERTO’S COMING TO MARICOPA TOWN PLAZA IN MARICOPA

Filiberto’s Mexican Restaurant has signed a lease for a 2,000 SF freestanding building with a drive through to be developed in Maricopa Towne Plaza Shopping Center located at the SEC of John Wayne Parkway and Hathaway Road in Maricopa.

Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the tenant, and Lance Umble of Phoenix Commercial Advisors represented the landlord.

NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT CONCEPT TO OPEN IN SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE

Fogon of Scottsdale, a Mexican restaurant, has signed a lease for 6,280 square feet in the upscale Scottsdale Seville Shopping Center, located on the NEC of Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads in Scottsdale.

Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM, Jennifer Eggert and Dena Zell of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord, while Kevin Schuck of CBRE, Inc. represented the tenant.

PROTRAVEL INTERNATIONAL COMING TO LA MIRADA SHOPPING CENTER IN SCOTTSDALE

ProTravel International, a full service travel agency, has leased 2,142 SF in the La Mirada Shopping Center, located in north Scottsdale at the NEC of Pinnacle Peak and Pima roads.

Jennifer Eggert and Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord in the transaction.

PURE SIGNS LEASE IN HARMON RANCH IN CHANDLER

PURE, an upscale MedSpa offering waxing, facials and therapeutic massage, has signed a lease for 3,000 SF in the Harmon Ranch Shopping Center located on the SWC Ray and Rural roads in Chandler.

Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the landlord in the transaction.

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Orange Theory Fitness Presents a Personal Way to Work Out

The weather is warming, flowers are blooming and holiday cravings are over, which can only mean one thing:  Summer is on its way.

Those looking to shape up, get healthy again, increase endurance, muscle, power, or lose weight  for the upcoming summer months can do so without the headache of impersonal gyms, lengthy time-consuming workouts and strict, unrealistic diets.

subimageclasses02Orange Theory Fitness in Scottsdale helps people reach health goals with big and lasting results in a personally-designed manner. The philosophy behind orangetheory is known as “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” or EPOC. Heart rate is closely monitored throughout the five – zone interval training sessions, known as the Orange 60. The 60-minute workout is designed to produce 12-20 minutes of training at a higher max heart rate.  The program then produces EPOC, the workout “after-burn” effect, which helps produce a 200-400 calorie increase to metabolism 24-36 hours after the workout.

Faye Dodd, an Orange Theory member and weight loss challenge winner, said that for years she had memberships to other gyms, but never went because she was never encouraged to do so. “Here they know you – they’re friendly and encouraging.  It gives the place a personal touch,” she says.

orangetheaoryafadfDodd claims she was never an active person and after recovering from a knee replacement, she simply wanted to know if she could do more despite her physical limitations.  Dodd attended Orange Theory just to “try it out” – within her first work-out she said she felt encouraged and free from pressure.  “I was allowed to go at my own pace as long as I kept my heart rate up,” she says. In the little less than a year since she has joined Orange Theory fitness,  she has seen herself drop from a size 12 to a size 2.  Though she began working out to get stronger, she says, the weight loss is a plus. “I just wanted to be stronger; my physical limitations to not be a limit anymore,” the 65-year-old retired registered nurse says. “It’s forced me to do things I wouldn’t do on my own. It’s really helped me to be a stronger healthier person.”

And it’s not just cardio:

Cardio, though it gets up the heart rate up and burns fat calories, is not the only focus.  In order to get long-lasting results, efficient full-body workouts are needed. Scottsdale Orange Theory trainer Emily Awbrey states that “it’s all about efficiency; it’s important to key in on a full-body transformation. Workouts at Orange Theory Fitness are designed to include both cardio and strength training for a full-body workout. Incorporating both strength and cardio into the workout burns the most calories during the workout and continues to burn calories even after the work out is over.”

You can still eat:

Special diets can sometimes be misleading and not very helpful.  Many tend to overeat or 168823858not eat enough, both of which can result in storing fat and can hinder weight loss goals.  Orange Theory trainers encourage a healthy lifestyle, meaning  a complete overhaul of healthier food choices and habit  can be better than a restrictive diet that can discourage eating. Calories are energy, so eating for the day is encouraged. Emily Awbrey said one of the best things to do in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to cut out processed food and eat clean: add more green vegetables, avocado and clean protein to your diet.  Calories give energy so eating for workouts is important. Eating healthy carbs before a workout can give your body the energy it needs to maintain endurance for a successful workout.  You have to be careful not to eat before bed because it can affect a good night’s sleep.  For those on a busy schedule, Awbrey recommends stocking up meals in the fridge   in order to be prepared and keep from opting on quick, unhealthy options.

Don’t be discouraged:

Orange Theory Fitness center is a judgment-free, friendly, encouraging environment that gives people the opportunity to meet health and weight goals without the extra pressure to keep up. In order to reach fitness goals, it is important to set realistic goals, to celebrate small achievements and progress.  Sitting down with a personal trainer to discuss health and fitness goals is a key element in benefiting the most from workouts and reaching set goals.

Orange Theory Fitness centers are now open in Arcadia, Peoria, Ahwatukee, Chandler – Pecos Ranch, Paradise Valley, and Gilbert-Dana Park and in Scottsdale at 7000 E Mayo Blvd. Bldg. 1, Suite 1016, Phoenix, AZ , 85054. In the Scottsdale 101 Plaza.