Healthy Hearts Week YouGX Facts

Your adult heart beats around 100,000 times a day, with at least one beat per second. With all that heavy lifting, it’s imperative that your heart is fully functioning at optimal health.

Lucky for you, your Youfit membership is a fantastic first step for maintaining heart health. Not only does Youfit offer tons of state-of-the-art equipment that can actually monitor your heart rate (Cybex machines are accurate to within +/- 1 BPM), but we also offer group exercises classes that will surely kick your heart into shape. And what better way to train your heart than along with some of your gym buddies!

In light of Heart Health Month, we are opening our YouGX classes open to the public for free workouts, so everyone can enjoy the benefits these classes provide for your heart. Our YouGX classes are unique with each providing different benefit for your heart. If you are interested in participating in a GX class, take a look at the list of our classes below, and their accompanying benefits, and pick your fancy!

Yoga Heart Fact:

Yoga can help lower blood pressure, increase lung capacity, improve respiratory function and heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone. It can also improve your overall well-being while offering strength-building benefits. (Source: AHA)

YouGX Boot Camp Heart Fact:

An aerobic workout like boot camp can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. (Source: WebMD)

YouGX Total Sculpt Heart Fact:

Total Sculpt can strengthen your muscles and help protect your body from injury. Increased muscle mass makes it easier for your body to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. A healthy weight means a happy heart! (Source: AHA)

YouGX Cardio Dance Blast (Zumba) Heart Fact:

Researchers found that moderate-intensity dancing reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular problems. Keeping your heart at a constant rate during aerobic activity can also build endurance. (Source: Harvard Health Publications)

YouGX Core Conditioning Heart Fact:

Conditioned core muscles stabilize the spine and help with virtually all movement. Feeling better in your daily life relieves stress on your heart! (Source: Harvard Health)

SilverSneakers Heart Fact:

SilverSneakers participants report significantly better physical and emotional health and less impairment in daily activities. The moderate physical activity that is characteristic of these classes is imperative for preventing future heart problems for seniors. (Source: Population Health Management)

YouGX Cycle Class Heart Fact:

A YouGX Cycle class is great for your heart as it can lower your risk for heart-related complications later on and can increase your endurance through the strengthening of the heat Regularly attending these classes can make your heart more efficient throughout the day, which can increase your energy levels. (Master Instructor Sergio Ladino)

Cardio Heart Fact

Traditional cardio can increase heart strength and improves the speed of recovery from resistance training and interval training. (From Master Instructor Richard Graham)

Resistance Training Heart Fact

Resistance training has important and unique benefits for your heart. Lifting weights increases blood flow to extremities and can lead to a drop in blood pressure after exercise by almost 20%. (Source: The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research)

Have you tried a YouGX class? Let us know what you thought in the comments!