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Share the Buzz About Yoga In The Park – It’s Way Fun!

on Jun 30, 2015 5:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Yoga
This weekly event brings people and community together for an hour long yoga session. What started in Anchorage has now expanded to communities like Wasilla, Fairbanks and Juneau. Whether you’re a first time yogi, or have mastered the art of yoga, you will enjoy this free yoga practice. Our master trainers accommodate all levels using modifications during this hour-long session.  All you really need to bring is a mat, the fun is provided - and you don’t have to be a member of The Alaska Club to participate. Here is what people are saying:
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Endless Day Giveaway

on Jun 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment |
Summer Solstice is coming up on June 21! Celebrate this endless day with a great giveaway from The Alaska Club. Enter now and you could win 6 sessions with one of our qualified personal trainers,  a membership to The Alaska Club for the rest of your summer and a set of barbeque tools to help you celebrate summer time!
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What to Expect When You Walk Into A Spin Class

on May 18, 2015 11:30:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Gym and Health Club Exercises
Hopping on a stationary bike has always been a popular way to get exercise, but over the past few years it seems like boutique spin studios have been popping up all over the place.
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Energy Bars – which ones to choose?

on May 15, 2015 5:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
Grab and go has become the modern way of living for many people.  But, which ones are actually healthy?
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World's Greatest Mom Giveaway

on May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
May 10th is Mother’s Day! Let’s show mom she’s really special this year with a fantastic prize package worth over $800 from The Alaska Club. Enter now through May 15th and you could win a family membership for 3 months, a massage at The Alaska Club Spa, AND a Fitbit!
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The Biggest Mover Challenge

on Apr 22, 2015 9:44:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 2 Comments | Community Events
Congratulations to all the participants of the Biggest Mover Challenge. Whether you hit 15, eighty-five or only a few classes, we know you experienced and enjoyed the energy of a group fitness class!
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Good for the Earth, Good for your Body Giveaway

on Apr 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
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WNBA Star Comes Back to Alaska to Share Her Talent

on Apr 9, 2015 4:55:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Kids Youth Fitness Community
Being born and raised in Alaska is something that I am very proud of. I love that no matter where I go;  I have an amazing conversation starter being from this wonderful place. Basketball has taken me to so many places and I’ve been able to share with people how wonderful Alaska is, now I would like to bring back to Alaska what worldwide basketball has taught me.
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Why Motivation Stops Working

on Apr 1, 2015 12:30:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
Goal oriented motivation is great until it isn’t. Until it stops working because you just had too many bad experiences, setbacks and relapses, when just thinking about exercise and healthy living makes you shiver. Eventually, no matter how you motivate yourself, force or shame yourself into training – it’s just not going to happen and you know it. You know it because all of the experiences you had before and all of the memories you have about the process are negative. And that is exactly why motivation stops working.
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The Power of Compassion: Lessons from an Alaska steam room...

on Mar 30, 2015 12:25:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Community
By Chantelle Pence / Photo by Chantelle March 28, 2015 She sat with me in the steam room at the Alaska Club, an angel of mercy that I couldn’t really see through eyes strained and space misty. Originally from a village in Western Alaska, she was no stranger to grief, and it showed in her compassion toward me. I had just come from across town, where I was collecting my son’s belongings at the place he had been staying. Two days after his death, his landlord called to say we owed them $1500. I didn’t know he was behind on rent.    Read full article                                                                
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One The Alaska Club Member’s Inspiring Fitness Journey

on Mar 27, 2015 12:49:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
Scott Laney is a longtime member of The Alaska Club Wasilla. He currently is wheelchair-bound, with leg braces, but rehabbing and getting stronger, every day. Not only is he utilizing all of the workout amenities we have here on a daily basis, he is a member of Good Life and regularly uses the amenities like spray tans, UV tans, hydromassages and rents DVDs/BluRays. His story truly is one of inspiration and proves that there really are no excuses, even amongst insurmountable obstacles. 
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Fitness Friday! Healthy Eating Tips

on Mar 20, 2015 11:16:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | Nutrition
Here are some Healthy Eating Tips from darebee.com. Yummy reading all!
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Katie Fletcher: Junior Bodybuilder & Her Journey to the Crystal Cup

on Mar 19, 2015 11:14:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Member Feature
Katie Fletcher is now 12 years old, but she has been surrounded by fitness for a long time.  Katie’s mom, Ginger Graham, is a Competitive Body Builder.  Here is what Katie has to say about her fitness journey…
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P90X Live ALS Fundraiser a Success

on Feb 25, 2015 3:39:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Community Events
On Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, The Alaska Club a fundraiser for Augie’s Quest featuring a brand new group fitness format of P90X.  The class was led by Master Trainer Steve Dunn, along with his wife, Tammy Dunn and the ever-popular Russell Jackson.
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Biggest Loser's Ali Vincent Comes to Anchorage

on Feb 24, 2015 1:52:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Community Events
The Alaska Club will be hosting special guest Ali Vincent, winner of the Biggest Loser Season 5, on March 2nd at 6PM at the West Club located at 1400 W Northern Lights Blvd in Anchorage. Throughout the years, since Ali won The Biggest Loser and became the first female winner of the NBC hit series, she has made it a top priority to use her celebrity status to do as much as she can to support causes dear to her heart. As we celebrate American Heart Month, The Alaska Club is committed to changing lives by providing healthy choices for men, women and children to stay motivated, active and fit. Ali shares in this commitment with a dedication to working with organizations across the US, to bring awareness, as well as educate on how to stay fit and take action in all areas of life.
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Our Swimming Coach - Glenn Preston

on Feb 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Kids Youth Fitness swimming
How is it possible that every single Tuesday and Thursday, thirty kids dominate the South pool at The Alaska Club for one-hour week? One reason, is the teaching and direction on Glenn Preston. Glenn has been a coach for The Alaska Club South Swim Team since 2008, but his love of swimming started long before. At the age of 8, Glenn started swimming in the pool across the street from his house. He has had a lifelong love of the water ever since.
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Enter to Win Our Happy Heart, Healthy Life Giveaway

on Feb 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
 
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Joining The Alaska Club Changed My Life

on Feb 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Gym and Health Club Exercises
I’ve lost roughly 60 pounds in the last 18 months. But to be clear, it’s more like 45 pounds because I’ve recently gained muscle, which is heavier than fat.  This has been a learning experience, as much as a weight loss experience. I’ve learned so much!
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The Alaska Club Families Making a Difference

on Feb 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | Community Events
Here at The Alaska Club, our employees are committed to the communities they live and work in, providing support through both member and employee involvement, something we never take for granted! But once in a while, we have to take a moment to spotlight those that make an extraordinary difference. We want to share the story of Nathaniel Guderian (right), a fifth grader and son of the VP of Operations, Mike Guderian, a 15-year employee of The Alaska Club, who recently topped all fellow fifth-graders at the Eagle River Christian Academy jog-a-thon. Rather than accept the award, Nathaniel gave it to friend and classmate Glenna Peyton, who he said deserved it more.
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P90X ALS Fundraiser in Anchorage

on Feb 3, 2015 4:13:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Augie's Quest
Our next fundraiser for ALS will take place on Feb. 23, 2015 from 7-8pm at The Alaska Club’s Anchorage South location (10931 O’Malley Centre Drive, Anchorage, AK 99518). More event details including registration information will be available shortly.
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The Alaska Club Member Katherine Hood

on Feb 2, 2015 1:37:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Member Feature
The Alaska Club Member Feature
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Biggest Mover: 2015 Fitness Challenge

on Jan 21, 2015 3:46:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment |
January is the time of year to start fresh! Regardless if you are a fitness newcomer, sporadic gym-goer or a fitness enthusiast, The Alaska Club is here to help you reach your goals with our Biggest Mover 2015 Fitness Challenge.
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Did you make a New Year’s resolution?

on Jan 14, 2015 12:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
According to 2014 J.Clin. Psychology, 45% of Americans make a New Year's resolution.  Weight ranks as one of the top 10 resolutions; however, only 8% or fewer are able to achieve their goal.  How can we improve the odds of success? First and foremost, one doesn't need to go on a crazy diet.  Think long term - and a diet that is sustainable.   Make small changes at a time.   We know that changing a habit is disruptive.  When it comes to weight loss, it can also be very challenging.  We live in a society immersed in high calorie foods and lifestyles that often leave little time for physical activity.   We need to take the initiative, think about what we are eating and how to be more physically active.
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Toy Drive A Success

on Jan 5, 2015 1:13:16 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Community
Thank you for all of the people who donated to our Toy Drive in conjunction with the Office of Children's Services! Here are two pictures showing SOME of the toys we donated.
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Exercise to prevent weight regain

on Dec 16, 2014 2:06:36 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition Gym and Health Club Exercises
Last month we talked about limiting weight gain by being conscientious about calorie intake during those many upcoming holiday foraging festivities. Although diet has greater influence on weight, we cannot forget the importance of physical activity or exercise. You may lose weight by eating fewer calories, but to avoid gaining all those pounds back and then some, it is crucial that you exercise. Current guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human Services recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week to prevent weight regain.  The guidelines also suggest resistance training at least twice a week.
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Enter to Win our Spa Membership Giveaway

on Dec 3, 2014 12:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
Share the gift of fitness and relaxation this year! Enter to win our “Spa Membership Giveaway” and you could win 3 months spa membership PLUS 3 months gym membership for you and a friend! Enter by noon on Dec. 17 and celebrate this holiday season in health. How to Enter the Spa Membership Giveaway:
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My Experience with ALS

on Nov 18, 2014 9:14:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Augie's Quest
My Experience with ALS I am very proud to be a supporter of Augie’s Quest. I’ve had the honor of hearing Augie Nieto speak a few times. Well, I should backtrack; I heard Augie speak twice and the times thereafter, I heard his words spoken from a computer generated voice system. Augie has ALS and is no longer able to speak, walk, eat or even breathe without assistance. However, his brilliant mind is running on all cylinders and he’s been crazy effective in the fight to find the cure for ALS by incorporating fundraising, streamlining methods of research and being the beacon of hope for all those with ALS.
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INSANIACS unite; be true to yourself and help others!

on Nov 14, 2014 11:32:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Augie's Quest
INSANIACS unite; be true to yourself and help others!  The Alaska Club West - Wed. 11/19, 6-8pm 
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Enter to Win our Be Fit Be Thankful Giveaway

on Nov 11, 2014 12:30:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
Stay healthy this holiday season with our “Be Fit - Be Healthy Giveaway” and beat the holiday binge! Enter now through Nov. 25th for your chance to win personal training sessions, Family membership, and a $150 Carrs-Safeway gift card to help you make this Thanksgiving your healthiest holiday yet! How to Enter the Be Fit - Be Thankful Giveaway:
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Avoid gaining weight during this holiday season

on Nov 4, 2014 2:10:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
As we approach the holiday season we anticipate gathering with friends and family and enjoying delicious seasonal treats, but there is also resignation that, come January, 1-2 more inches will be glued to our waistlines.  During holiday months people tend to gain more weight and this is usually accompanied by guilt for overindulgence.
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Can nutrition supplements protect you against flu?

on Oct 8, 2014 1:28:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
As the flu season approaches, you will see more and more people wandering around the nutrition supplement aisle seeking the miracle remedy or preventative for flu's symptoms. But do extra vitamins and minerals actually help boost your immune system or protect you against cold and flu?
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Hip Hop Cycle fundraiser

on Oct 2, 2014 11:10:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
The Alaska Club is excited to announce we will host a hip hop cycle class on Monday, October 20 to raise funds for Augie’s Quest and ALS research. With the Ice Bucket Challenge bringing needed awareness to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, The Alaska Club kicks off their October activities to support the war on ALS. 
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PiYo Steve

on Sep 4, 2014 5:05:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | PiYo
Steve Dunn is a Group Fitness instructor for Insanity and Piyo Live at The Alaska Club. He has come to be known around the gym as PiYo Steve, but he had to earn that nickname.
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Blueberry-Pecan Quinoa Bowl

on Jul 3, 2014 8:21:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
Who says Quinoa is only for dinner? The Blueberry-Pecan Quinoa Bowl is the perfect healthy breakfast.
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Carrot Cake Shake

on Jul 3, 2014 8:16:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
You crave the dessert, quench your thirst with the healthy doppelganger, the Carrot Cake Shake.
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Turkey at the Stoplight Stuffed Peppers

on Jul 3, 2014 7:52:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
Celebrate Independence day with Turkey at the Stoplight Stuffed Peppers, a quick and healthy meal for the skillet or even healthier when roasted on the grill!
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Muscle Making Lean Beef Spinach Meatball Pasta

on May 2, 2014 9:30:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
We're kicking off May with this tasty recipe from the Personal Trainers at The Alaska Club Wasilla. For a quick and healthy meal any time or a weekday family dinner, nothing beats turkey meatballs with veggies and a light pasta.
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Protein Peanut Butter Cups

on Apr 16, 2014 8:40:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
What better way to launch The Alaska Club's new blog than with a delicious recipe from our Wasilla Fitness Director Josh Harth?
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