Olympic Winter Games© Challenge Winners
Danielle P. – $75
Jamie S. – $50
Nora B. – $25
Our Myzone users earned a total of 514 entries into the challenge and earned 221,554 MEPs over the two weeks. Congratulations!
New Challenge: Spring Into Green Challenge
Spring is just around the corner. Prepare by earning at least 1,000 MEPs in the green zone or higher between March 5 and March 17. When you have achieved 1,000 MEPs in the qualifying zones, you’ll be entered to win a free month of Signature Training or J swag!
1. Make veggies your bff – Try to add a serving of vegetables to every meal. Vegetables are among the most nutrient-dense of all foods, and they fill you up faster. This food group is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, so add a variety to your diet!
2. Play – Get involved in sports or games that keep you active and that you enjoy. The J offers a variety of adult sports opportunities, such as drop-in volleyball, basketball leagues and the St. Louis Senior Olympics.
3. Foam roll – Whether you choose a foam roller, tennis balls, muscle sticks or other fitness tools, try to fit in some self-myofascial release into your gym time. This practice helps improve soft tissue health and speeds recovery.
4. Practice gratitude – Positivity is often reflective. Taking time to say “please,” “thank you,” “I appreciate it” and anything else positive throughout your day will often reflect directly back to you and make your days less stressful.
5. Have a morning routine – Implementing a morning routine helps you start your day off on the right foot, every day. You don’t get behind first thing before you even get out the door. Use this time to exercise or to accomplish whatever goals you have set for the day.
6. Improve your posture – Whether for health reasons or just to look more confident, you should be paying attention to your posture. Poor posture can lead to neck and back pain and a list of other health complications. If you want to add a workout to your regime that is great for posture, consider Signature Pilates. Signature Pilates strengthens core stability and is unrivaled in its ability to correct posture.
7. Eat more omega-3 fatty acids – Omega-3 fatty acids have long been praised for their many possible health benefits, including reducing inflammation, lowering your risk of diseases such as heart disease and arthritis, and their positive impact on brain health. Add more to your diet through fatty fish such as salmon (wild-caught, not farmed), flax seeds and walnuts. Walnuts make a great healthy snack, and try to each fatty fish at least twice per week.
Feeling overwhelmed or need some encouragement? Our staff is here to help! Contact our fitness staff with your questions:
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield: Andy Hayes, 314.442.3293
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur: Jason Davis, 314.442.3176