Thursday, January 28, 2016

Five Star Fitness Membership

Are you debating joining a gym?  Joining a gym is a great decision for those looking to make a difference in their physical appearance and health.  The benefits of spending your workout session in a fitness club far outweigh the benefits of working out at home.  Why?  There are a number of reasons!

One of the basic reasons to join a gym is the variety of exercise opportunities.  With access to a range of machines and facilities, you will always get the best results in a fitness club.  Not to mention, you will receive professional guidance when it comes to loosing weight, building strength and achieving your dream body.  If that’s not enough, you are sure to meet plenty of friendly people at the gym!

If we haven’t caught your attention by now, know that there is an affordable and convenient gym membership available in Will County.  A Five Star Fitness Membership is the perfect way to get your body in shape!  The facility at Five Star Fitness features 35,000 square feet of gym space including a cardio theater, free weight room, basketball court, fitness rooms, free childcare and much more.

Not only will your body get the Five Star treatment, but so will your bank account!  Sign up for a gym membership today and receive $0 enrollment fees, just $30 for the first month, plus a $19.95 processing fee!  If you sign up online, we will even waive the $10 membership card fee as our way of saying thank you.  In addition, we do not hold our members back with contracts and cancellation fees.

If you’re ready to put yourself on the path to your fitness goals, join Five Star Fitness today!  You will benefit from a modern facility, incredible amenities, professional guidance and an exciting atmosphere.  To sign up for a Five Star Fitness Membership, please visit our membership page or call 815-439-9900 with any questions!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Start Your New Year’s Resolution With Five Star Fitness

If you’re looking to change in 2016 then you are not alone.  Each January, millions of Americans decide to better themselves with a resolution.  It might be reading more, eating healthier or hitting the gym.  New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but hard to maintain, especially when it comes to losing weight.  Come January 1st, it’s time to focus on a better you!  Follow these tips for successfully losing weight in 2016:

Set A Reasonable Goal
The biggest mistake you can make in your weight loss goal is being vague.  Don’t just say you want to lose weight.  Set goals that are measurable, specific and reasonable.  Keep in mind that drastic resolutions are not realistic.  Focus on changes that will fit your lifestyle and body type.  For example, plan to hit the gym 3 times a week, add a serving of fruits or vegetables to each meal, and cut back on sugary drinks.  All it takes is a fitness plan and some motivation to maintain your New Year’s resolution!

Join A Gym
Nothing will get you in the zone like going to the gym!  Gyms have the resources to make a difference in your exercise regimen.  Free weights?  Medicine Balls?  Cardio Training Machines?  Personal Training?  Check!  The Five Star Fitness gym is an incredible facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.  We also offer over 80 classes that will get your blood pumping.  From yoga to zumba, step aerobics to cycling, choose from a variety of classes that will suit your workout needs.

Hire A Trainer
With so much information online about fitness, nutrition and health, it can be hard to choose the workout plan that is right for you.  When you hire a personal trainer from Five Star Fitness, you are receiving expert advice, knowledge and experience from a professional.  Our trainers will work with you to find a workout regimen to help you meet your fitness goals.  In addition to giving you diet advice and exercise tips, they will also motivate you to work harder and achieve your New Year’s resolution.

What are you waiting for?  Join Five Star Fitness today and let us help you with your New Year’s resolution!  In addition to our personal training and 35,000 square foot facility, we also offer no contracts, no maintenance fees, no hidden costs, flexible hours and diverse fitness classes.  To learn more about signing up to the Five-Star experience, visit our website or call 815-439-9900.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Staying Healthy During The Holidays

Deep-Fried Turkey, Pecan Pie, Gingerbread Cookies…the holidays are a hard time to stay fit with the temptation of Thanksgiving food and Christmas desserts.  With family obligations, traveling and festive parties, there are plenty of reasons you may put on extra pounds this season.  Don’t let backtracking during the holidays diminish your fitness progress!  Take the necessary steps to enjoy holiday treats without putting weight on.

Follow these steps to stay on track throughout the holiday season!

Pace Yourself:
Avoid mindless eating at home and even parties!  Consider every meal, snack and party an opportunity to enjoy delicious treats but not overindulge.  Chewing slowly will fill you up faster while consuming less food.  A great tip for eating slower is putting your fork down between every bite.

Limit Alcohol Consumption:
The empty calories found in alcohol can really add up if you don’t keep track.  The best way to consume alcohol is in moderation.  If possible, try substituting your drink with a water or club soda.

Portion Desserts:
While the holidays are full of decadent desserts and sweet treats, you must be very selective when it comes to what you are eating.  Indulge in small portions and keep track of how many treats you have consumed.  If possible, try a low-calorie recipe with all of the flavors of a regular dessert!

Make Exercise a Priority:
In addition to eating healthy, make sure to fit exercise in your free time.  With the right fitness program and training in place, you can maintain your weight while enjoying food and drinks during the holiday season.  Plan your fitness regime, stick to it, recruit a training partner, and continuously evaluate your progress.  Adding exercise to your day can be as easy as taking a walk with the family!

A great way to prevent putting on weight during this holiday season is with the top-notch training and amenities from Five Star Fitness.  With no contracts, fitness classes, and a free personal training session upon sign up, we have the amenities and skills to help you stay in shape!  To learn more about our 35,000 square foot facility and highly trained staff, browse Five Star Fitness website or schedule a tour today at 815-439-9900.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Joining of Five Star Fitness and Crush Fitness

Here at Five Star Fitness, we are pleased to announce our joining with Crush Fitness!  With plenty of exciting new classes and facility additions to come, we can’t wait to educate all of our members and new members on what this means.  This is all happening very fast but we are doing everything we can to ensure a smooth transition in the joining of both clubs.  Take a look at the important changes coming to Five Star Fitness:

Over 80 Fitness Classes – You already know our selection of fitness classes including zumba, yoga, cycling, kickboxing, strength and more.  Get ready as we add to our list and bring the total to over 80 classes throughout the week - the most variety in Will County!  In addition, we are also excited to add Crush Training to our schedule of fitness classes.  Feel free to pick up a new schedule or inquire about any of the classes at our front desk.

New Circuit Room – The merging of Five Star Fitness and Crush Fitness means new construction in our facility.  At Five Star Fitness, we are excited for the construction of our new circuit room.  Circuit training is a multi-faceted workout that moves extremely fast.  We are creating an advanced facility with the latest technology in fitness innovation.  For our members, this means more space, new features and new additions to class schedules as we accommodate new members.  Please pardon the maintenance as we hope to be finished soon!  

Members of Crush Fitness are more than welcome to use the facilities at Five Star Fitness.  All you need to do is present your Crush key card at the front desk.  At Five Star Fitness, we offer incredible amenities to get your body in shape.  Take advantage of $0 enrollment fees, no contracts, an indoor track, over 80 group fitness classes, childcare, free weight room and personal training.  To learn more about Five Star Fitness, visit our website or call 815-439-9900.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Getting Ready With Fall Fitness

As Fall quickly approaches, it’s time to embrace shorter days, cooler weather and falling leaves.  Whether you spent the past few months running in your neighborhood or doing laps in the local pool, exercising doesn’t have to end with the Summer.  Transitioning from Summer into Fall is easy with the perfect workout plan!  Fall is the perfect season to gain new fitness skills, revamp your workout routine and get back into the gym.  To maintain your weight and sculpt your body this Fall, follow these Autumn-inspired fitness tips:

Set Goals for the Season:  As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to stay away from hibernation mode!  While it is tempting to curl up in bed, your body and mind will be happier after a session at the gym.  Set fitness goals for yourself including healthier eating habits, cardio exercises and weight training.

Plan Ahead and Schedule Workouts:  As school is back in session, you may need to re-evaluate your schedule.  Decide what days and time periods work best for your schedule and make a plan to head to the gym.  From there, you can plan out your exercises for the week in advance, targeting what is most important for your fitness goals.  

Head to the Gym:  A well-rounded workout regimen at the gym is the best way to improve your fitness.  As the weather outside is getting cooler, Five Star Fitness is heating up!  Located in Joliet, Illinois, Five Star Fitness offers over 35,000 square feet of facility features, a highly trained staff and a stress free workout environment.  When you are ready to get your body into shape this season, sign up for a $0 enrollment, no contract membership at Five Star.  Our staff can help you get in shape and have fun doing it!

To learn more about enhancing your Fall fitness plan, give Five Star Fitness a call at 815-439-9900 or visit our website.  Our monthly membership includes an indoor track, weight room, cardio area, fitness classes and a free personal training session.  Let us help you make this Fall the best yet!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Why Weight Train?

Did you know that as you get older, your muscle mass naturally diminishes? Weight-lifting, also called weight training or strength training, is beneficial to a healthy lifestyle in more ways than just gaining a “buff” physique.

So why weight train? Weight training helps keep body fat at bay by replacing it with lean muscle mass, and is beneficial to both men and women by contributing to overall health and fitness.

Other benefits include:

       Increased stamina - weight training makes you stronger, which in turn takes longer for your body to feel fatigued.
       Stronger bones - weight training isn’t just good for your muscles. It’s good for your bones, too! Lifting weights increases bone density, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
       Boosted mood and sharpened focus - Like most forms of physical exercise, lifting weights increases endorphins, a natural mood-boosting chemical. Some research also suggests lifting weights helps sharpen focus and attention in adults.
       Toned Physique - Weight-lifting keeps your body performing like a well-oiled machine, with the added perk of looking great, too!

At Five Star Fitness, we have a weight room to accommodate all experience levels. We offer two full sets of Olympic dumbbells ranging from 5 to 125 pounds. We also have squat racks and flat, incline, and decline benches for bench pressing weights all the way up to 100 pounds. We are fully equipped with all the classic weight training tools to build your better body!

If you are new to weight-lifting, rusty, or perhaps just looking for additional motivation, we also offer regular strength training classes here at Five Star Fitness. You can check our website for a schedule of upcoming classes, or see if your workout could benefit with the help of a personal trainer (new gym members qualify for one free session with a personal trainer!). Visit our website or stop on by our state-of-the-art facility located behind the Louis Joliet Mall and give your body the Five Star treatment!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Benefits of Joining a Fitness Class

Group exercise classes are a great way to reach your personal fitness goals and have fun!  With classes ranging in type and intensity, you will gain an incredible amount of benefits from fitness classes rather than working out at home.

Exercising in a group setting is very different than working out on your own.  First and foremost, group classes are fun!  Whether you join with friends or come on your own, you will love the friendly atmosphere, upbeat music and cheers of encouragement.  When you are part of a group, you are more likely to push yourself with friendly competition and less likely to miss a workout. 

In addition to the social opportunities, you will greatly benefit from the physical exercise of a fitness class.  Having an instructor is a great way to ensure proper form, be motivated to push through the pain, and eventually see improvement.  All it takes is one hour a week and you will benefit from the social, physical, and psychological support of a group fitness class.

At Five Star Fitness, we host a variety of classes for all of your fitness needs!  With over 35 classes per week, join us Sunday through Monday.  If you think an exercise class at Five Star Fitness might be for you, take a look at some of the fitness classes we offer:

Zumba – The Latin rhythms feature interval-training sessions where easy to follow fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.
Yoga – This is a traditional Hatha-based yoga class for the mind, body, and the spirit.  Improve flexibility, increase strength and reduce stress during this hour session!  No prior experience needed, great for all levels.
Strength – Endure barbell strength workouts that target all major muscle groups.  Get toned, improve muscle strength and endurance during this class.
Kickboxing – Kickboxing moves choreographed to motivating music intermixed with strength training.  This hour session burns tons of calories, builds strength and endurance!  No previous kickboxing training is required.
Pilates – Strengthens core postural muscles, develops flexibility, teaches breath awareness and improves spinal alignment.
Cycle – This stationary class will improve your cardiovascular endurance and strengthen the lower body.
Step + This is a choreographed step aerobics workout that serves as a great cardio boost.

Check out our class schedule or call 815-439-9900.