Friday, March 6, 2009

Local Gym Offers New Ways Of Getting Into Shape

“In keeping with the top exercise trends of 2009, Milledgeville gym Bodyplex begins its first Boot Camp next week. GCSU students and area residents will be involved in localizing a nationally prominent fitness style. Boot camp formatted workouts are a quick, efficient way to strengthen the body. These team-oriented programs are designed to build endurance, while always keeping the routine fresh. The American Council on Exercise said boot camp sessions can burn up to 600 calories, providing a major boost to people struggling to lose weight. While other aerobic programs focus more on cardiovascular conditioning, boot camp workouts provide the added benefit of muscle fitness. Mike Martino, owner of Bodyplex and an associate professor of exercise science at GCSU, said installing new equipment and workout programs is part of the club's mission. Martino and partners took over the club last spring, planning to bring big city flair to a small town health club. Part of the membership fees go toward club enhancement, which guarantees some new equipment every year such as the recent addition of the Vibraflex 550, one of only two in Georgia, to provide a fresh challenge for members. Installing state of the art equipment and providing alternative exercise programs like boot camp adds to the Bodyplex mix. ‘The big thing is giving our members more variety. There will literally be eight different workouts, which will be totally new to them,’ Martino said. Two exercise science undergraduates, junior Josh Dunn and senior Alycia Hayes, along with graduate student Rich Dobson will serve as the boot camp sergeants. All three have training certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine.”

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