TAKE YOUR WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
Join us Saturday, April 10th right here at MHPTC to sample all of the NEXT LEVEL Les Mills Programs!
BODY PUMP: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
BODY ATTACK: 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
BODY COMBAT: 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
LES MILLS CORE: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
WHERE: Performance Turf Area
*GET HERE EARLY, Bodypump equipment is limited! This launch will be first come, first serve.

Our facility will be CLOSED, Easter Sunday - April 4, 2021. Regular operations will resume on Monday, April 5th with normal hours from 4:30 AM - 9:00 PM.

 

 

We hope you all have a happy and blessed Easter holiday! 

COVID-19: COMBAT STRESS AND ANXIETY WITH EXERCISE

By Finlay Macdonald for Fit Planet

With so much of the world in lockdown, anxiety is a natural response. Regular exercise will go a long way towards helping.

Talk to anyone these days and they will say a version of the same thing: these are the strangest times. For most of us the new rules – being confined to home, prevented from traveling, banned from congregating in public, and asked to “physically distance” ourselves even from loved ones – are utterly unique and unprecedented.

They can also be highly stressful, and the “psychology of uncertainty” is a well-known phenomenon. People will react differently to a situation such as this, and avoiding obsessive news and social media consumption may be one way to manage stress. Similarly, simple coping techniques for working from home and self-isolation can help.

But as everyone who exercises regularly already knows, some of the main benefits of working out are the impacts it has on your sense of mental wellbeing. Many fitness professionals will even tell you that their primary motivation is the effect exercise has on their mood, with the physical benefits a happy by-product of that.

 

SUPPORT BRAIN HEALTH

In truth, our physical and mental health are intertwined – and staying active is one of the fundamental ways we maintain emotional and cognitive resilience. Put simply, when we exercise, our bodies release a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that improves the health of our brain cells. As neuroscientist Maurice Curtis explains, “The general principle at play is that when you exercise you’re much more likely to cause the brain to make new brain cells.”

 

MODERATION WORKS

You don’t have to work out like an elite athlete – in fact, moderation (shorter workouts, three or four times a week) seems to be a key to improved mental wellbeing. A recent study found that adding 20 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise to your morning routine can provide an immediate mood boost – with the effects lasting up to 12 hours. Low impact activity such as walking is also known to lower stress and anxiety levels.

 

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Key to both physical and mental health is establishing good sleep patterns – exercise will help you sleep better, but sleep will also help you exercise more successfully, so it is a virtuous circle. There is even a suggestion that increased mindfulness – or, to be specific, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) – helps maintain a regular physical exercise routine.

 

OUTDOORS OR INDOORS

With so many of us now confining ourselves to home and working remotely, the challenge is finding new ways to exercise if our old routines have been disrupted. But remember, nature has not been cancelled – if we observe the correct protocols, getting outdoors (for a run if that is possible, or simply to work out) is a proven boost for physiological and psychological health. And with excellent on-demand workouts available, working out from home has never been easier.

We know exercise is one of the best medicines, and supporting our mental wellbeing is one of the major ways it helps us through the tough times to a better place.

 

STOP IN A CHECK OUT ANY OF OUR LES MILLS GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES! CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF CLASSES INCLUDED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE AT MHPTC >> http://www.healthplexperformance.com/member-benefits/group-x-fitness-demand

 

 

*article provided by Les Mills- READ MORE HERE >> https://www.lesmills.com/fit-planet/health/covid-anxiety/

COMPLIMENTARY PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSESSMENTS

MARCH 23RD, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

 

MEMBERS::

Do an achy foot or joint that has been bothering you? Stop in March 23rd from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM to see one of our Performance Physical Therapy Therapists, Ben Adock, DPT, CSCS, TPI for a complimentary PT Assessment.

 

Ben is a Madison native who graduated from Mississippi College in 2011 with a degree in Exercise Science. Ben’s interest in physical therapy grew when he underwent Tommy John surgery and rehab during his days as a pitcher at Madison Central. Ben then went on to UMMC where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Most recently, Ben has become Titleist Performance Institute Certified with a goal of training and rehabilitating golfers of all ages and skill levels.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFO >> https://fb.me/e/3UJZhwP8J

 

We've scheduled another blood drive at the Healthplex on March 29!

Please use this link to sign up for your donation appointment - click here.

And please consider completing the donor history questionnaire before arriving. This can only be completed on the DAY OF donation, not before. This is optional but helps to speed up your donation. Click here for the questionnaire.

For the safety of our members and staff we have modified the schedule through the weekend:

There will be no Group Ex nor Performance classes Friday, Saturday or Sunday. We will resume our regular daily schedule on Monday, February 22nd @ 4:30AM.

 

MHPTC facility hours:

 

Friday, 02.19.2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Limited staff

No group ex nor performance classes offered, remember virtual classes are available

No child watch

No lifeguard on duty.

 

Saturday, 02.20.2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Limited staff

No group ex nor performance classes offered, remember virtual classes are available

No child watch

No lifeguard on duty

 

Sunday, 02.21.2021 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Limited staff

No group ex nor performance classes offered, remember virtual classes are available

No child watch 

No lifeguard on duty.

 

*As previously stated, We will resume our regular daily schedule on Monday, February 22nd @ 4:30AM - STAY SAFE & STAY WARM!

As we continue to closely monitor the inclement weather conditions please read the following facility updates:
 
MHPTC will OPEN tomorrow, Thursday (02.18.2021) from 12 PM - 5 PM
 
We will NOT have group classes *this includes performance, child watch or lifeguards on duty.
 
Please use extreme caution while driving and stay safe! We will continue to update everyone as we monitor the ongoing weather conditions.
 
STAY SAFE, STAY WARM & STAY HEALTHY!

OPEN TOMORROW >> please read ...

 
MHPTC will be open tomorrow 02.17.2021 with limited operations of 10 AM - 5 PM.
 
We will NOT have group classes *this includes performance, child watch or lifeguards on duty.
 
Please continue to use extreme caution while driving and stay safe! We will continue to update everyone as we monitor the ongoing weather conditions.
 

We appreciate you!

As we continue to closely monitor the inclement weather conditions please read the following facility updates:
CLOSED TUESDAY, FEB. 16TH
 
We will continue to update you if anything else changes.
Please be safe and stay warm!
 
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