Scott O’Leary isn’t your typical athlete. His desire and drive for physical fitness didn’t take shape until shortly before his 50th birthday. Prior to that, he had taken a 30+ year hiatus after deciding to discontinue running during his junior year in high school—his friend and running partner at the time had lost his leg to cancer.
Herb Tanton and Ryan Heim desired to open a health club that had a little something for everyone but also took participants back to the basics of health and fitness, which they view as highly important. “We want everyone to understand that once you take that step down the fitness path,” Tanton says, “you become a champion.” Specializing in sports performance training and boot camps where participants get individual workouts in a group setting, the gym also offers 7,000 square feet of open gym, so everyone can find an exercise that works.
Owner of Get It Done Fitness Jose Lara shares two quick exercises to improve strength and health. Each exercise is built to be done as many times as possible in one minute.
1 Minute Short Squats: Keep feet shoulder-width apart, hips back, sit back and bring the hips backward to work entire lower body.
CrossFit is all the rage in physical fitness. It appeals to both men and women alike. Back in 2000, the first CrossFit gym opened in California. From there, the movement slowly spread across the country, with approximately 13 gyms opened by 2005. Since then, CrossFit has spread like wildfire, with more than 13,000 gyms now open nationwide.
These days, everyone’s daily lives seem to be absorbed by the chaos of this fast-paced world. If neglected, factors like stress, anxiety and depression can creep in and overwhelm us. It is important to remember that you do have a choice; you do not have to let the hectic struggles of life bring you down.