|[September 18, 2013]
Take Your Fitness Routine to the Next Level - Be Your Own Alpha
CHANHASSEN, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
There's a new fitness craze sweeping the nation: Alpha
Training. Developed exclusively by Life
Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM),
Alpha Training is a progression-based program created to maximize the
impact of workouts for all fitness levels, and is designed to emphasize
strength, power, endurance, speed, agility, coordination, balance and
flexibility. Consisting of three offerings - Alpha Try-Outs, Alpha
Fundamentals and Alpha Training - the training program is based on a
"controlled chaos" format using Functional movement patterns to improve
overall fitness levels.
"At Life Time we want to continue to challenge our members with the best
new programs that help them achieve their total health objectives," said
Jason Stella. "Our Alpha Training, which is along the lines of CrossFit,
is for anyone looking to change things up, try something new and take
their fitness to the next level."
Top Alpha performers have the opportunity to compete in Life Time's
Showdown competitions, which begin at the local level with winners
progressing to Regionals throughout September & October. The top male
and female winners from each of those regional competitions will
receive, a cash prize and a travel voucher for the opportunity to be
crowned Alpha Male or Alpha Female at the National Alpha Showdown on
Nov. 16 in Atlanta, GA. Anyone that is interested in competing in the
national showdown can do so, regardless of them qualifying at regionals.
Whether driven to compete or not, the goal of Alpha Training is to
challenge personal fitness abilities and mental stamina. For those who
want to be their own Alpha, Life Time Trainers offer these top tips.
Learn the fundamentals: Think about the movements you do every
day. Whether new to exercise or already an elite athlete, the
movements you do daily involve functional movement patterns such as
picking things up and pressing things above your head. These movements
provide the foundation to becoming an Alpha.
The battle is won within: Don't underestimate yourself. Alpha
Training is about unleashing the athlete in you. Focus less on those
sweating and pushing themselves beside you and more on challenging
yourself. Alpha provides a great opportunity for people to see where
they are, where they can go, and what goals they may achieve along the
Constantly test yourself: Alpha Training constantly changes to
challenge participants as no two days are the same. Step outside of
your comfort zone and go beyond the weight room or treadmill. Try a
high intensity interval workout or learn how to properly perform
Olympic lifting movements.
Equip yourself: Equipment such as medicine balls, kettlebells,
ViPRs, sandbags, battling ropes and prowler sleds are designed to
blend strength training with functional training and movement. Many of
the basic movements involved with these tools mimic real world
activities and engage the entire body at once.
Achieve, rest and recover: Alpha status means fighting through
it. Alpha training will tax every energy system and exhaust every
muscle group. Always take time to rest and focus on recovery, sleep
well and eat cleanly. Most importantly, stay focused. Being an Alpha
challenges our bodies in a way that always leaves us wanting more.
For more information about Alpha Training or Alpha Showdown, visit WeAreAlpha.com
or visit the We
Are Alpha Facebook Page.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life
Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities
and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic
aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest -
or discovering new passions - both inside and outside of Life Time's
distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation
and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The Company's Healthy Way of Life approach enables members to
achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of
uncompromising quality and value. As of September 18, 2013, the Company
operated 106 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME
ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information
about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at
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