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Ocala, Florida cardio, strength equipment, strength training, smoothie bar, 24 hour gym, 24/7 gym, personal training, sports performance training, kids club, kids health, sauna, tanning, corporate wellness programs,

Ocala, Florida cardio, strength equipment, strength training, smoothie bar, 24 hour gym, 24/7 gym, personal training, sports performance training, kids club, kids health, sauna, tanning, corporate wellness programs,

We don't want to change your body.
We want to change your life.

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24 Hour Access!


Cardio

Strength Equipment

Personal Training

Kids Club

8am - 8pm


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Next Step Fitness is sponsoring three families in need attending College Park Elementary in Ocala, Florida.


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Corporate Wellness


Strong companies make strong employees. The benefits of healthy lifestyles can and will impact your company. From boosting morale to increasing productivity to lowering healthcare premiums, a Stronger Company Partnership membership is the perfect way to strengthen your company by supporting your employees to achieve their individual potential through fitness. Knowing the health, fitness & activity levels of your employees will provide you the tools to strengthen your wellness opportunities, strengthen your healthcare program, reward healthy living and foster an environment of care for your entire company. This benefit is endless to the individual and doesn't stop at the end of the workday, it is a benefit you can extend to the whole family.

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Next Step Fitness T-shirts are $20! Email Support@NextStepFitnessOcala.com for details.



Major Consequences of Physical Inactivity

(07/26/2016) by Galen A. Morton, MA and Len Kravitz, PhD on Jul 12, 2016In the fifth century BC, the famous Greek physician Hippocrates observed, “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly” (Kokkinos & Myers 2010).Scientists have proved Hippocrates right time and again in recent years. In a review of the latest science, Booth, Roberts & Laye (2012) point to 35 chronic diseases and health conditions (see the sidebar “Combating 35 Health Problems”) that regular exercise and physical activity do much to prevent. Booth and colleagues also indicate that 92% of adolescents and 95% of adults in the U.S. do not meet minimum guidelines for physical activity. This presents countless opportunities for personal trainers and other exercise professionals to make a difference in people’s lives.Franklin (2008) stresses that our ever-growing reliance on technology—including automobiles, elevators, remote controls and energy-saving devices—explains the prevailing lack of physical activity. Franklin also underscores that regular physical activity, not a drug or pill, is the best strategy to combat sedentary death syndrome (SeDS)—chronic, potentially life-threatening disease caused by an inactive lifestyle. Listed below are some consequences for lack of physical activity:Proneness to visceral obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndromeWeaker immune systemLess executive control of the central nervous system; memory declineSarcopenia and loss of strengthReduced skin-wound healingLower oxidative capacityHigher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression and anxietyArtery stiffnessHigher risk of breast, endometrial and colon cancerElevated risk of osteoporosisLoss of coordination and balance (higher risk of fracture/falls)Decreased function of joints, ligaments and tendonsElevated risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral artery diseaseHypertension, elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol, low HDL (good) cholesterolIncreased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseTo read more about how physical activity can reduce the risk of nearly three dozen harmful conditions and life-threatening diseases, please see "35 Ailments, One Prescription: MOVE!" in the online IDEA Library or in the February 2016 print issue of IDEA Fitness Journal. If you cannot access the full article and would like to, please contact the IDEA Inspired Service Team at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7.ReferencesBooth, F.W., Roberts, C.K., & Laye, M.J. 2012. Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Comprehensive Physiology, 2 (2), 1143–1211.Franklin, B.A. 2008. Physical activity to combat chronic diseases and escalating health care costs: The unfilled prescription. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 7 (3), 122–25.Kokkinos, P., & Myers, J. 2010. Exercise and physical activity: Clinical outcomes and applications.Circulation, 122 (16), 1637–48.

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