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We've Re-opened Our Doors

on May 16, 2020 10:41:48 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Gym Reopned clean sanitized safe
  A very heartfilled welcome back to all our members and staff! The Alaska Club reopened its doors this past week and the energy throughout the facilities was filled with enthusiasm and gratitude by all. The Alaska Club team has been working hard preparing the clubs to reopen.  While the facilities were not in use, the maintenance and operations teams deep cleaned, made repairs and upgraded several areas of the clubs. 
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Member Testimonial: Brian Crouse

My journey began on September 22nd, 2019. My best friend called and during our conversation, she told me she had lost 80lbs in the last 8 months. She showed me a pic and she looked amazing. I was not about to have her show me up, so I asked "HOW?". She was eating healthy. She had cut out most carbs and sugars. I was 386lbs and had already thought about getting healthy; and this was the last straw.
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Member Testimonial: Kathryn Pyne

First, I would like to thank The Alaska Club for allowing Any Time Fitness members to transfer their membership. With this transfer, I have been able to continue work with my trainer, Joelle Miller. Her patience, knowledge and experience working with a wide range of abilities has greatly helped me.
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Moving for Memories: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

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Less Screen Time, More Play Time

Just two weeks ago, I attended an education conference in New York City on learning and brain activity in youth and children. The chief concern at this conference was the preponderance of screen time, primarily cell phone usage, teachers witness among their students. While studies have not made a direct correlation to the rise of anxiety and depression seen among children and youth to electronic device habits, bullying and obesity have been positively correlated to cell phone usage by these groups. Consistent with these findings is a greater sense of social alienation found among children and teens who are now logging long hours on their electronic devices and becoming sleep-deprived in the process.
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Checking in on New Year's Resolutions

on Jan 29, 2019 11:33:05 AM By | Barbara DuBois | 0 Comments | Community fitness Gym New Year's Resolution strength training winter
Given up on your resolutions? We may be just a little stymied from our past habits of making unrealistic new year’s resolutions. This is especially true of making new year’s resolutions regarding our health. And the reality of permanent change in health behavior is much different than what we envision it to be. Let’s think about some of these unrealistic expectations which potentially sabotage us, thus preventing us from becoming the kind of health-oriented people we want to be.
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Why Wearables Alone Won’t Help Shed Pounds

on Nov 4, 2016 10:17:02 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | fitness Gym
Fitbits, Moovs, Jawbones, Apple Watches, and Samsung Gears are on many shopping lists for the holiday season. But, before you grab that hot tech device for Aunt Gladys or include it in your wish list to Santa, ask yourself if that fitness tracker fits into a larger eco-system of health for yourself or Aunt Gladys. Fitness trackers are a fantastic way to track progress and monitor health. Unfortunately, about one-third of fitness trackers are abandoned after about six months, according to research firm Endeavor Partners. Guess you’re getting mittens next year, Aunt Gladys… One reason for that abandonment is that fitness trackers are not a cure-all to all fitness ills and don’t necessarily help with motivation.
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Olympic skier Randall maintains fitness, anticipates future

on Apr 7, 2016 10:49:30 AM By | Beth Bragg | 0 Comments | Gym Olympics
The International Ski Federation’s status report for Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall didn’t quite hit the mark this ski season. It says she’s injured. True, the nation’s most successful cross-country skier missed the entire 2015-16 season. But not because she is injured. Randall is pregnant. And while that kept her on the World Cup sidelines this winter, it didn’t keep her from maintaining a high level of fitness throughout her pregnancy, and it isn’t keeping her from making plans to return to world-class competition and chasing what would be an unprecedented fifth Olympic appearance for an American cross-country skier.
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The Alaska Club – A Favorite Gym of Alaskans!

on Mar 28, 2016 3:28:24 PM By | Patrick Curtis | 0 Comments | fitness Gym
Choosing a gym or health club where you will work toward your personal fitness goals often depends greatly on your own interests and how you feel when entering and using a facility.  For some there are particular activities they wish to have access to such as sports in addition to exercise equipment.  For others, the knowledge that there are options for families who want to spend time together exercising or recreating in a variety of ways is important.  Perhaps it’s the ability to get a massage when a workout is completed as a reward.  One of the best ways to determine if a health/fitness location is right for you is to try it out! Scheduling an appointment for a tour is a great way to experience what a club has to offer. When touring, be sure to ask questions and review the options in equipment and variety of services available.  Exceptional customer service also can put us at ease and make us feel good about the place where we will spend time investing in our healthy lifestyle. 
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The Alaska Club Celebrates 30 Years of Health & Fitness

on Feb 10, 2016 4:59:17 PM By | AK Business Monthly | 2 Comments | fitness Gym 30 Year Anniversary
February 11, 1986 was the start of it all! Anchorage real estate professional Andrew Eker and former Alaska Pacific Bank president Tom Behan, along with a group of 50 investors, bought the Alaska Teamsters’ recreation center in east Anchorage and established the East Club. By 1997, more locations were added and today there are 14 locations across the state. The Alaska Club has a great deal to celebrate: three decades of being the state’s largest fitness organization, a steadfast membership base and the ability to continually reinvest in our facilities. Some of the most recent investments include multi-million dollar renovations at the Fairbanks and Juneau clubs, a new pool and splash park at the Eagle River club, new racquetball courts and a state-of-the-art group cycling studio at the South Anchorage club, and upgrades to the racquetball courts at the East club. New equipment, spa amenities and classes continue to be added and more projects are slated for this year.  “With these successes, there have been challenges,” says CEO Robert Brewster, who has been with The Alaska Club for over 28 years. He credits many of the early successes to the founders’ strong business acumen. “They were able to shepherd the organization through some difficult early years.” Robert attributes three key factors to the sustained success of The Alaska Club: convenience, variety and community.
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