NWACC Fitness Center  ~ Student Memberships 

(Only $49.00 a semester)

 

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Hours:

Monday 7am – 6pm,

Tuesday & Wednesday 7am – 5:30pm,

Thursday  9am -5pm, Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm

 

Do you want to stay in shape,  lose weight, or get back in shape?

 NWACC student’s can join the Fitness Center for only $49.00 a semester. (That is less than 60 cents a work-out)

Fall Semester Memberships: Sept. 1st - Dec. 31st, 2013

Spring Semester Memberships: January 1th  – April 30th , 2014

Summer Semester Memberships: May 1st – August  31st . 2014

 

 Note: Financial Aid can be applied for membership fees

 The NWACC Fitness Center is located on the second floor of Burns Hall  –  Room 2325                                            *Machine and Free Weights   - Kettle Balls  -  Aerobics Machines -  Showers and Locker Facilities

 

To join the gym or to get a one day FREE work-out pass …  Feel free to call (479) 936-5136 or stop by the NWACC Fitness Center.

 John F. Luedtke
NWACC Health, Physical Ed., & Intramural Sports Dept.
1 College Drive
Bentonville, AR   72712
(479)619-4138
jluedtke@nwacc.edu


 

 

(FREE Orientation with ALL memberships)

MembershipsTraining TipsBody Fat, Composition & BMILifetime Fitness for CreditAerobic FitnessFlexibility & StretchingFitness Trainers

Great Fitness Equipment

•  Personal Trainer can be arranged
•  10 ProMaxima Machine Weights
•  Shower and Locker Facilities
•  8 Aerobic Stations

To Sign Up:

1.  Fill out white Corporation and Continuing Education form.
2.  Turn form and check into Cashier's Office at Burn's Hall.
3.  Get membership card from Fitness Center and start workout.

For more information call
  
Fitness Center Coordinator - 619-5136
or John Luedtke 619-4138 

Ask about our Lifetime Fitness for Credit Classes
Earn PEAC credit and a 1 year FREE membership
John Luedtke - 619-4138, jluedtke@nwacc.edu


Fitness Facts and Tips

By John F. Luedtke

Advice from Experts               

  • Keep realistic goals and expect gradual progress.
  • Write down your " action plan ."
  • Schedule your workouts in your appointment calendar .
  • Add changes to your routine one at a time, giving yourself time to adjust before taking on something else.
  • Find workout partners, a class or a trainer to hold you accountable.
  • Be prepared to invest months in new habits before they come naturally.

Flexibility and Stretching

  • Flexibility, like any trait, is limited by our genetic endowment .
  • Lack of flexibility can be related to medical problems, with low back pain being one example.
  • If you want to improve your flexibility, you must stretch beyond your current range of motion.
  • In static stretching , you slowly stretch a muscle group, hold the stretch at the point of mild tension, and then relax for 10-30 seconds. (Breathe normal during each stretching exercise and do not hold your breath.)
  • Warm-up activities help prepare your joints for more strenuous dynamic activities and ease the transition from resting state to exercise state and will help prevent muscle strains.
  • Cool-down activities should last twice as long as warm-ups and help ease the transition from exercise state back to resting state.

 

Flexibility

Sit and Reach Test

   

Name:______________________ Date:___________ Age:_______

 

Flexibility Score:_________(inches) Flexibility Rating:_____________

Rating:

Male:

Female:

Excellent

23" and over

24" and over

Very Good

20"-22"

21"-23"

Fair

16"-19"

16"-20"

Poor

11"-15"

11"-15"

Very Poor

10" or less

10" or less

 

 

* Remember - you control the time of your exercise period. For best results, work out three-to-five days per week for 45 minutes to an hour. Significant fitness changes will not occur with fewer than three workouts per week.

 

Muscular Strength and Endurance

Muscular strength and endurance will achieve the following results:

    • Reduce the chance for osteoporosis
    • Maintains muscle mass and resting metabolic rate
    • Reduces the effort required to perform activities of daily living.
    • Improves one's self-confidence
  • For gains in muscular strength, follow a 4 to 8-RM routine (choose a weight you can lift a maximum of four to eight times and do a maximum of three sets.)
  • For gains in muscular endurance, do three sets of a 15 to 30-RM routine (High repetitions with lighter weights result in specific muscular endurance adaptations.)
  • For arm exercises, start your Pre-Program with a weight equal to one-fourth to one-third or your body weight.
  • For leg exercises, start your Pre-Program with a weight equal to one-half to two-thirds of your body weight.

* Remember in choosing a starting point in your Pre-Program, it is better to do too little than too much.

  • To maximize safety, follow these guidelines:
    • War Warm-up before exercise and cool down after exercise.
    • Work with a "spotter" for free-weight workouts to prevent being trapped under a weight.
    • Use collars for plate-loading equipment such as dumbbells.
    • Perform the lift with the correct form and controlled speed.
    • Breathe normally during a lift; breathe out when the weight is lifted and in when the weight is lowered.
    • Don't "bounce" weights off your body; use a lighter weight.
    • Be in a stable and controlled position prior to the life.
    • Always select a load that is within your capacity to lift.
  • The term "repetitions" refers to the number of time each exercise is completed.
  • The term "sets" determines the number of repetitions done before a rest period.

 

Nutrition and Proper Hydration

  • The Formula for Success:
    • Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats: Pair your Protein and Carbs together as a 1:1 ratio. This prevents unstable blood sugars.
    • Eat meals more frequently throughout the day.
    • Think "Protein, Protein, Protein" and cut back on sugars, empty carbohydrates and fats. Use good fats sparingly.
    • Drink water 8 times a day
    • No starch or sugar at night
  • Individuals should drink half their body weight in ounces (of water) each day. Another rule of thumb is to drink at least 6-8 glasses each day. (60-70% of your body is water).
  • Water is very important in activating our fiber intake.
  • Try to eliminate snacking after 6:30pm . This alone will help you lose several pounds.
  • No single weight loss program can be recommended for everyone. Obesity seems to be more difficult to overcome than either smoking or problem drinking.

 

Smoking and Alcohol Abuse

 

  • Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day is like pouring a cup of tar down your lungs each year. To stop smoking, commit to a smoking cessation program.

Call 479-521-8269 for more information.

  • Abstinence from alcohol or drinking in moderation is the key to a successful lifestyle. (A glass of red wine or darker beers have been found to be beneficial to aid in reduction of heart disease and strokes).

 

For questions/comments on this content, please contact jluedtke@nwacc.edu .