The Athlete Body: Pilates

Looking to take your game to the next level? By implementing Pilates or “Contrology” athletes at all levels can expect to see more efficient movement, better endurance, speed and quickness.
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July Games Tip: Push-ups

Ready. Set. Go! You have two minutes to do as many push-ups as possible with correct form. We've all done them before, but now the heat is on to crank them out as fast as possible!
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July Games Tip: Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell swings are ballistic in nature. Making them a versatile exercise for all fitness levels. For the 2013 July Games, you have 2 minutes to complete as many kettlebell swings as possible.
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July Games Tip: Dumbbell Thrusters

Thrusters are a combination of front squats and overhead presses that are commonly used as a metabolic conditioning exercise. For the July Games 2013, participants have 90 seconds to complete as many dumbbell thrusters as possible. Here are some tips on how to score well in the July Games!
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Music for Motivation

Good music can make you work harder, train longer, and push yourself to be faster. How do you stream your music while working-out?
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Sharing the LOVE with Life is good

We are so proud of our partners; Life is good for showing the community that "nothing is stronger than love." Thank you so much to everyone in our community who helped contribute and spread the power of optimism.
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The July Games - Unleash your Inner Olympian

The July Games are back at Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY this summer. Taking place July 15th-29th, the July Games will challenge you to push harder and run faster as you embrace the spirit of competition within yourself and against your fellow Members.
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Squats -- Front to back

Squatting is an important part of anyone’s exercise program. It is one of the biggest-bang-for-your buck exercises you can do. Maximize the benefits of squats and learn how to incorporate front and back squats into your next workout.
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Triathlon Prep: Let's go ride a bike

No matter what level of competitor you are, be it novice, intermediate or advanced, the right gear and the right training will help you improve your performance. Learn how to get the most out of your prep for the cycling leg of your triathlon.
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Contrology

When people begin a new workout program, they often start by trying to emulate someone else – an athlete, model or someone they read about. Here's an amazing story of a young man sure to inspire your next trip to the Club.
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FILA Athlete Spotlight: Yaroslava “Slava” Shvedova

With the competitive tennis season in full swing, we've partnered with Fila to give you a candid peak at some of their top athletes, their workouts, and what they’re doing when they’re not owning the courts and competitions this season.
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Jump in: Swim tips for triathletes

Swimming is the top reason many endurance athletes don’t become triathletes. Here are the pointers to help you get faster, get the right equipment and get the most out of your practice swims.
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The Summer Shake-Up to Shape-Up

Every summer fitness enthusiasts run into the same problem. Do we skip the Club and go outside to work on our tans? Or do we spend another evening sweating away on the Club’s Fitness Floor? Luckily, we can have our summer, and live it too.
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Balance and reflect for a cause

With so many of our Member community at Sports Club/LA – Boston affected by the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon, we invite you to join us for 30 minutes of inspiring simultaneous meditation with Members from across our Clubs. Keep fit and centered while we join together, across our entire Member community, to raise money for onefundboston.org.
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Life can hurt. Play can heal.

Sports Club/LA has teamed up with the Life is good® on an ongoing mission to build stronger communities by helping kids learn, connect and engage the world around them through play.
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Achieving the Right Fit

It’s been a few months since the launch of our completely revamped website. You can expect to see even more big changes in the coming months, but one of the best things about this new website as it’s existed since launch is that it was built to work specifically for you.
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We’ve got your back

Every day people wake up to, deal with, tolerate and succumb to back pain. Learn some basic things that you can do to help ensure that your back is prepared for everything that you put it through.
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FILA athlete spotlight: Nadia Petrova

With the competitive tennis season in full swing, we've partnered with Fila to give you a candid peak at some of their top athletes, their workouts, and what they’re doing when they’re not owning the courts and competitions this season.
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Break the cycle. Find your Ignition Point

The dreaded fitness plateau. It’s an obstacle that many face -- the perceived lack of results and successive demotivation that occurs afterwards. Learn how to get you out of that cycle, off that plateau, and achieve the results you’ve been chasing.
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(Mental) Spring Cleaning

Out with the old and in with the new. Spring is a symbol of change and promise, and your mental wellbeing should not be left out of this cathartic ritual.
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Make BDNF your new BFF

We know there are benefits to exercise above and beyond the slimmer waist and toned muscles. Now, new research is pointing to and even stronger relationship between the mind and body.
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It’s getting hot in here

Parts of the country are still getting buried by snow, but things are heating up at Sports Club/LA. Not only are our trainers among the best in the industry, they’re also now being recognized as some of the best looking.
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Sitting down with Stephen Lang

From the stages of Broadway to the world of Pandora, Stephen Lang can make himself comfortable just about anywhere, but nowhere so much as when he's at the Club. Before filming our latest video, we had an opportunity to sit down with Stephen and get his thoughts on the Club, his workouts, and our new BLITZ program.
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Mental toughness ... Are you down with GPP?

We all want to make the most out of our workouts and achieve results. Doing so has as much to do with your mind as it does your body. Learn to ignore your mind when your body is screaming to quit, and push yourself to go just a little bit further.
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Grin and Barre It

A blend of strength training and stretching, this ballet-inspired workout will leave your body shaking, tucking and wanting more.
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Does this plank make my abs look flat?

Even when you’re strapped for time and equipment, you can lose weight, look great, and feel better. Try this basic circuit that only requires one piece of fitness equipment: your body.
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Nice apps

Are you reading this on your smart phone or tablet? We are too. Here are a few great apps that might be worth a try once you’re done reading Club Happenings and wondering what else to do between sets.
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Get off that hamster wheel

The little voice that tells you “go get that workout in” is getting quieter. Turn up the volume, and surprise your body – shake up your routine with our 29 in 28 Challenge.
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Club Web

2012 was a great year. But we have one more thing to make 2012 complete and kick off 2013 with a bang.
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The smell of science.

Our individual brain chemistry at any given time will predispose us to prefer certain scents over others — the results of which is a refection of what our bodies crave
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Operation Sweat

What do you get when you combine one of the city’s premier fitness facilities with the top celebrity fitness instructors and an awesome group of people willing to work out for a cause? It’s Operation Sweat.
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Brussels Sprouts: your BFF

We’re not talking — what was it? The 12th single off of Adele’s hit album 21, but rather the rumors that have plagued this oft-maligned vegetable as being bland, unpalatable and the quintessential childhood barrier standing between you and dessert.
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Get a Knockout Body

Boxing is an intense cardio workout that can burn anywhere for 500-800 calorie an hour, while serving as a stress outlet. It is a full-body workout and also a fun way to diversify your workouts.
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