New Classes Added to the September 2012 Schedule!

Below is a link to the new Smash schedule for September 2012. Starting September 10th we’ve added a new 4:30 SmashFit time slot so that busy parents can workout while their kids train. Morning, Noon and Evening classes available.

 

 

We often hear from our members that since they’ve joined Smash they actually look forward to going to the gym. This unique experience is the result of an amazing staff of instructors and the supportive members. Our classes deliver a fitness experience that allows you to actually learn something in a fun group format as you workout. Learning a new skill as you get in shape helps members to stay consistent and interested. The comprehensive schedule allows you to do a new workout every day to keep it interesting!

Smash Gyms has a versatile and unique member base. Located in Silicon Valley between Santa Clara and Sunnyvale we have a constant influx of new members from diverse backgrounds. Because Smash offers corporate memberships for Silicon Valley start ups, many of our members are new to the area and have used Smash Gyms group fitness classes to meet new friends. Our friendly staff and members are very active in the local community. Every night at Smash is like a social fitness event! Our classes are interactive  in which you will often be paired or matched up with partners. This group format allows for a supportive environment that will help you reach your fitness goals, provide networking opportunities and meet great people with similar goals.

Our comprehensive schedule includes zumba, ujam, bootcamp, kettlebell, strength & conditioning, personal training, jiu-jitsu, krav maga, kickboxing, yoga, kids wrestling and martial arts and more. Every class is taught by a true expert in their field. Crossfit certified instructors, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belts, Krav Maga experts from Israel, experienced personal trainers just to name a few. The goal of our instructors is to run classes in which participants will have fun, get a great workout in addition to transferring their expert knowledge to our members. You will not get lost in the crowd at Smash. Each instructor pays close attention to the progress of those in their class. Every class is like a personal training session.

Smash Gyms got me in Shape for my Wedding!

For all the soon to be Brides:

Planning a wedding is stressful! Stress can cause weight gain! What better reason to start working out since we all know that exercise will help us lose weight, get in shape, and most of all relieve stress.

I know what it is like as I had my wedding last year. Of all the priorities on my to do list, losing weight and getting in shape was at the top. I pictured a beautiful strapless wedding dress that would hopefully show off toned shoulders and an hourglass figure. I knew the wedding dress was an “investment” so I had to make sure I had the “insurance” to pull it off.

My “insurance” was the Smash Fit program. SmashFit helped me lose weight for my wedding. All I had to do was show up! Every class is like a group personal training session. Because you are actually learning something in every class it helps you keep you mind off all the calories you are burning. It was fun!

By being consistent with the SmashFit program at Smash I was able to totally transform my body and lose about 12 lbs of fat within 3 months. I also gained lean muscle which I got many compliments on!

Having the group class format kept me from cheating on my work out. With other people in the class I was encouraged and motivated to finish the class and even stay for another. The kickboxing and zumba classes helped me with the cardio to burn the fat. The boot camp and weight lifting classes helped me build the muscles to get the toned shoulders and arms I wanted for my dress. Not to mention toned legs and abs for the bikinis I would be wearing on my honey moon in Thailand. I was so motivated to get in shape that I scheduled my life around the class schedules. Mon-Fri from 5:00-7:00 was dedicated to working out. If I had to miss a day during the week I knew I could depend on the Saturday morning classes with Krav Maga and Kettlebells.

Debbie Sanchez

25 Fitness Facts

25 Fitness Facts

  1. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram respectively.
  2. It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 pound.
  3. Insulin and growth hormone have an inverse relationship.
  4. The average person can store 500 grams of glycogen.
  5. Only fat and protein are essential macronutrients – carbohydrates aren’t.
  6. You burn more calories during the 23 hours you don’t exercise than the 1 hour you do.
  7. You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight.
  8. The fat burning zone does not burn more total fat calories – only a higher percentage of calories from fat.
  9. You’re never too old to do squats.
  10. Weight loss is not a physical challenge – it’s a mental one.
  11. The scale cannot measure body fat percentage.
  12. You can eat anything you want and still lose weight – but weight doesn’t always equal fat.
  13. Muscle does not weigh more than fat – it’s just denser than it.
  14. You should never attempt weight loss at the expense of your health.
  15. Workout times and negative side effects are positively correlated.
  16. There’s a high correlation between the fitness level of the people close to you, and your own physical fitness.
  17. It’s harder to put on 10 pounds of muscle than it is to lose 10 pounds of fat.
  18. Once an adult, fat cells can be created, but they cannot be lost – only shrunken.
  19. Eating at night does not make you fat – overeating does.
  20. Thyroid hormone output and exercise intensity are positively correlated.
  21. Healthy levels of testosterone are good for both men and women.
  22. Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength.
  23. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest.
  24. You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat.
  25. Consistency and patience are key to long term successful weight loss.