How To Combat Common Fears In Joining A Group Fitness Class

Group fitness classes are the ideal way to stay fit and healthy. They offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of the group and to meet a vast amount of fitness goals. So much can be said for the benefits of joining a fitness class. Group fitness classes are by far the most popular form of exercise, but for many people a group fitness class can also be intimidating.

So much can be said for the benefits of joining a fitness class. Group fitness classes are by far the most popular form of exercise, but for many people a group fitness class can also be intimidating.

Group Fitness Class

Group fitness is a craze that is sweeping across the country. These classes are for anyone and everyone, even you! With hundreds of different types of fitness classes to choose from you are sure to find one that is right for you.

Feeling the group's energy will help you to stay focused and energized as you workout, it really is an amazing feeling to participate in a group exercise setting.

Here are some types of classes that you might be interested in:

Yoga and Pilates – Yoga and Pilates are great for increasing your balance, flexibility and strengthening your core. A group class is a great way to learn the proper techniques and correct form that is required for each pose.

Zumba – Zumba is an aerobic type class that is ideal for burning calories, strengthening the heart and getting your blood flowing. Zumba is a dance style aerobics class where you will dance to music and have fun. Group classes, like Zumba are very popular and lots of fun, especially because they are in a group setting where the all-around energy is highly contagious. The more the merrier!

CrossFit – CrossFit is an all-around workout class that will push your fitness level to new heights. This class uses a variety of different functional movements, lots of strength training and offers wide variety in classes that change daily with the infamous CrossFit WOD (workout of the day).

It is also one of the most popular group classes out there that can help you lose weight, get strong, improve your functionality in everyday life and build lean muscle tone.

Other Classes

There are many other types of classes available at gyms, studios, community centers and universities across the country. Decide what your fitness goals are and let that guide you to a class. Don't be afraid to try a few of them out and see which one works best for you.

Dealing With Fear

The most common type of fear is the fear of the unknown. When we allow our fears to control us it can prevent us from experiencing new things and from growing in unique ways. Fear can also keep people from being proactive in their fitness goals and staying away from exercises classes.

Fear not! Keep reading to learn some of the most effective ways to …

What Costco, the North Royalton Post Office and My Dentist Have in Common

Hi, I'm Lisa, and I am a Costco-holic. (Hi, Lisa). Although I am not a fan of most big box stores, a trip to Costco is an adventure that I love. From the delicious food samples to the vast array of interesting products that, once discovered we can no longer live without, I enjoy the entire experience. But that's not what makes me appreciate Costco. It's their people.

From what I understand, Costco treats its employees extremely well. They have more flexibility and earn higher wages than competing stores offer. And it shows. The employees have fun and they ensure an enjoyable trip. When Scott and I first became Costco members, I was poking fun at the Kirtland Brand that reigns supreme all over the store. (Really, is there anything Kirtland DOESN'T put a label on?) With complete and utter sincerity, the Costco employee who I was talking to said, "There is NOTHING that Kirtland makes that is not top notch." Wow, that's commitment. I felt her passion, and I've discovered that she's absolutely right.

Now for the post office. I'll go out on a limb and venture to say that most people do not enjoy a trip to the post office. Face it, it's not generally a place where the employees are delightful, helpful, and fun – except in North Royalton, Ohio. I had a package to deliver and I drove out of my way, right by a neighboring post office, to go to MY post office. It's not that I've had horrible experiences at this other location, it's just not a place where the employees go out of their way to make customers feel special or important.

Not so in North Royalton. The package that I was sending was in an "if it fits, it ships" box. Due to the size of what I was shipping, there was a very slight bulge on one side of the box. A visiting postal worker was taking care of me and was sure if she was "allowed" to take the package. Her colleague, a postal worker who knows me by name, told her, "Of course we'll take Ms. Ryan's package – we love her!" In a long line of people, the clerks treated each customer with the same respect, patience and kindness that I was shown – and not one person complained about the wait.

Another customer handed Gary a notice to pick up a letter. She had had the notice for quite some time and the post office had already sent the letter back. Gary actually apologized to her for the letter not being there. Her response? "Of course, that's what I figured. It's not your fault. Thank you." Politeness, a sincere caring for the customer, and acknowledgment of their problems goes a long way in creating raving fans.

And finally, my dentist. I found Dr. Craig Vinkovich the usual way – by going online and reading testimonials. Funny thing is that Dr. Vinkovich was one of the few dentists …

Five Common Questions About Penis Health Creme Answered

So, what’s the deal with the crème craze? Today we have crèmes for every part of the body but are they really necessary? If they are necessary, why and what kind of crème should be used when there are so many options? How about a crème for the penis? Well, while the penis can indeed lubricate itself, things like sex, exercise, body washes and detergents, and environmental factors can wreak havoc on delicate penile skin stripping it of its natural moisture and even cause rashes and irritation. Penis health(PH) crèmes can help restore balance to the skin as well as offering additional benefits. Based on internet research, here is a list of five questions men commonly have about PH crème and their answers.

#1: Is There Really a Difference between Normal Lotion and Penis Health(PH) Cremes?

Surprisingly, there is! Just like a person shouldn’t use the same lotion on their legs as they do their eyes, penises are no different! The penis is sheathed in thin, delicate skin which gives it its sensitivity. When it’s coated in too-thick lotions, overly aggressive lotions with acids (even fruit acids), or too much perfume or other additives and irritants, the skin can breakout, swell, or get a rash. Some lotions also have ingredients that end up drying out the penile skin.

PH cremes use specific formulas to treat penis-specific concerns and take the delicate penile skin into account.

#2: What are the Benefits of Using Penis Health(PH) Creme?

PH Crèmes have helped men fend off infection, regain suppleness, and lock-in moisture which prevents itching and dry, peeling skin. Penis crèmes, if they contain ingredients like vitamin C and L-Arginine, have also been shown to boost blood flow resulting in stronger erections. If a PH crème contains vitamin A, it has been shown to not only keep skin bacteria-free but also blemish-free as well.

#3: Do Penis Health Crèmes Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)?

There are only two things that protect against STI’s, abstinence and using condoms during sex. They also do not protect against pregnancy.

With regular use, they can protect against things like balanitis, acne, nerve damage, chafing, dry skin, peeling skin and more. It completely depends on the penis crème and its formulation.

#4: Can a Penis Health Crème Help Restore Penile Sensitivity?

As men age, they often find that they aren’t as sensitive as they once were. This also tends to happen to men who have been a little overaggressive with frequency of masturbation or sex, have rough sex, or apply a lot of compression, known as “death grip,” to their penis.

A PH crème can help with this issue if it contains an amino acid called L-Carnitine. This nutrient helps protect against penis problems like friction, compression, and peripheral nerve damage which can rob a penis of its sensitivity.

#5: Which Penis Health Crème Should Men Use?

Economical and effective, this PH creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe