Fitness Explosion

  I started to tell you about Concept 1010 in my last post, and since I just returned from my weekly session, I feel inspired to elaborate. I have been a workout fiend for years—both cardio and weight training have always been a part of my fitness routine.  As I got older, I kept up with it all, not just for fitness, but because I was terrified to quit as I felt certain that gravity would ankle-tackle me and dash every part of me to the ground that was not rock solid.

   Concept 1010 has facilities all over the world, and the owner, who resides in Naples, was a guest on Bob’s ( radio show several times.  As a result, Bob became a sort of “guinea pig” to try Concept 1010.  He really liked it and encouraged me to try it.  Silly, I thought, having been schooled with the prevailing notion that at least one hour of cardio activity and weight training was needed to keep fit and toned.  Concept 1010 changed my mind.  This unique method of high-intensity training takes only 20 minutes per week. The sessions are one-on-one with a personal trainer in a private setting with no one else is in the room.  Having a routine that actually works and does not take hours is so liberating and allows more time for other pursuits, like my bread tour of Naples.

   Just like there seems to be a restaurant for every taste, there seems to be a health facility for everyone opening in Naples. Many of you are aware that LA Fitness is taking the place of Publix in the Pavilion Shopping Center on Vanderbilt Beach Road. The work is being done at warp speed to get the center open by the time season begins. Workers with huge signs are jumping up and down (in a fitness program of their own, it seems) on the corner of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road to encourage the public to come and join.  In addition to LA Fitness, another center is open next to Fresh Market.   YouFit Fitness Centers is taking over the large space left by Sound Advice.  One of YouFit’s claims to fame is their price to join—$10—pretty amazing.  These new health clubs join Lifestyle Family Fitness, the Health Club of Naples and Naples Fitness, just to name three.  At this rate, Naples just might end up with almost as many fitness centers as restaurants.  Just a thought.  :o)


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