Top 5 Exercise Tips For Busy People

  1. Keep a bag of workout gear available in your car or at your office for short workouts: a set of workout clothes, shoes, socks, underwear, deodorant, face/body wipes and a towel.
  2. Always have healthy snacks handy: baggies of sliced fruit, bananas, yogurt, energy bars, and WATER.
  3. Schedule your workout and keep that time sacred.
  4. Squeeze in a workout whenever you can. Keep a jump rope and stretch bands in your drawer at the office. Run or climb the stairs.
  5. Try Our 30 Minute Metabolic Personal Training!!

Anything is better than nothing. When you don’t have 45 minutes to an hour, use 10-15 minutes!

Remember taking time for our health is NOT selfish thinking…it is self responsibility!


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Good Life Fitness Staff Receives Keiser Spinning Certification

Recently The Good Life Fitness Staff  Completed The Nationally Accredited Keiser Spinning Certification!!!  GOOOOOOOOO TEAM!!!!  



The NEW Keiser M3i Bikes Will Be Coming To The NEW Good Life Fitness On 84th Highway 2!!!! Good Life Fitness Southeast Will Have More Spin Time Available!!



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NO Time To Workout?!?

No time to workout?!?!?  It is amazing when you visit with people why they don’t exercise or they stop exercising. The common answers are they say ” i just don’t have time” or ” i am too busy” OR “I am so tired at the end of the day I can’t exercise”.

Starting today, you are no longer allowed to utter the words: “I don’t have time.” OR “you are too tired”. When we start exercising and we make the commitment to at least 30 minutes a day and we refuel our bodies of balanced nutritious meals we will notice an increase in our energy. Everyone has the same 86,400 seconds…how we prioritize our time is the difference.


Taking care of ourselves is NOT selfish…but self responsibility. Many that use the statement they have no time are basically stating…. “It’s not a priority.”

“I’d love to work out, I just don’t have time” becomes “exercising isn’t a priority.”
“I’d love to eat healthier, but I don’t have time to cook” becomes “eating healthy isn’t a priority.”

Time management is the key.  Try these four  tips to help with your time management to help you schedule your workouts into your schedule.

  1. Start your day with an early morning workout–  A 90% success rate for people who exercise first thing in the morning before their day starts.
  2. Set aside a few hours a day for emails–  If you find yourself constantly checking emails then your getting distracted and pulled in opposite directions.
  3. Limit Facebook/social media–  So many hours of your precious time are being spent on social media-
  4. Scheduling Your Workouts– Yes set your workout as an appointment on your google calendar.






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The Silent Killer…Sarcopenia

Signs of aging such as grey hair, declining eyesight, and wrinkles may not be welcomed, but they are expected. What most people don’t realize is that muscle loss — called sarcopenia — is also part of the aging process. By the age of 70, the average person can expect to have lost one-quarter of muscle mass and another 25% by the age of 90. This happens even among active individuals.Son & Elderly Father

The bad news is compounded because sarcopenia contributes to weight gain, fractures, and declining cardiovascular disease. Even more important is that it usually means loss of independence for the elderly. Walking, getting up and down out of a chair, and simply carrying on daily activities becomes more difficult if not impossible.


The good news is that resistance training can greatly reduce the effects of sarcopenia. The greatest loss of muscle is in the fast-twitch fibers that are recruited in anaerobic high-intensity movement. While aerobic activity, such as walking or running, is important in maintaining muscle strength, progressive anaerobic activity (resistance training) is necessary to build muscle. Studies have shown that resistance training can increase muscle strength by as much as 100% in a few months even among the frail elderly. Since loss of muscle mass begins as early as age 30, it’s not too early to start; it’s never too late; and it’s certainly a reason to continue and be consistent if you’ve already begun.



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NEW Employment Opportunities At Good Life Fitness

NEW Opportunities Of Part Time Positions NOW Available At Both Good Life Fitness Locations!!

 Apply At Good Life Fitness 3rd Van Dorn. 

  • Front Desk Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm
  • Front Desk Closer ( Monday-Thursday 7pm-Midnight)  ( Friday 7pm-10pm)
  • Front Desk Closer ( Saturday/Sunday 4pm-10pm)

NEW:   Office Assistant Position:  15 hours A Week



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Top Tips To Help Break The Stubborn Weight Loss Plateau

Top tips to help break the stubborn weight loss plateau!!!  YES the secrets of dropping 5#- 20# in 100 days. Now I know you were hoping for me to say in 2 weeks or 30 days but as you know I am not about fad diets, weight loss formulas, or bogus supplement schemes advertised to the be the answer to your problems. These methods produce short term results but NOT long term fitness success. With the New Year right around the corner you will be enticed to jump on ship to the quick fix schemes and YES they are tempting but stay clear as they are not the answer to fixing you long term. The secret is hard work, consistency, and dedication to your nutrition and those 3 will direct you to the right path of success. Every fitness challenge that we at Good Life Fitness have placed together has fitness tools installed and they work every time!! So many people have dropped 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40+ pounds of body weight and well over 2 pant sizes in a short time of 100 days. Did they take weight loss supplements…NO?!? Did they have a nutrition program that was designed around supplements or frozen food to promote their success….NO?!? Did they have to sign a contract to hit these goals….NO?!? All of the competitors achieved these results with accountability, nutrition consulting, a well designed program by a certified personal trainer, group support, and yes HARD work!!

Accountability– Yes accountability is key. Methods as checking in with co workers, social media, friends/family, nutrition accountability are key. All competitors of the challenges use a calendar system to record their workouts.


Nutrition Logging– I highly recommend using or even a diary to track your nutrition. This is key as many are unaware of how many calories they consume or what their macronutrient balance is. Many guestimate (sp) on their calories and many are 12-20% to too high or too low. If you bite it…then write it.

Personal Training– Yes many of the competitors use the fitness boot camps who are taught by a certified personal trainer at a highly discounted rate. Many also used personal trainers to custom design their fitness program for the weight room and to evaluate their programs. Many of the competitors or boot camp members are veterans. Having a program that is designed specifically for your goals is key.

Nutrition Consulting– During the challenge so many mentioned that the key was having Karissa, Tara, Christy, Kurtis, Jamie, Jim,  Bryant, Natalie, Dani and Ryan custom design their nutrition program and provide feedback along the way and make changes.

Hard Work– I am a fan of doing it the old fashioned way. Hard work and no short cuts is the key for long term success. I truly believe when you work hard for something and you put in your sweat and tears this has more impact for long term fitness success!!!

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The NEW Good Life Fitness Southeast Coming Soon!

Yes We Are Getting Closer!!!  Here Is An Inside View Of The NEW Facility Coming Soon!

Pre-Opening Specials Available Now.  Join Now And Lock In A SUPER Low Rate!!!


Largest Group Fitness Room In Lincoln!!!

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HUGE Indoor Child Care…FREE With All Memberships!!!


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Personal Trainer/Nutritionist Testing Rooms


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Good Life Fitness Youth Training


Good Life Fitness now offers sports specific youth training for individual or small group with numbers not exceeding 7.  Schedule today your FREE fitness consultation today.

Youth Sports Training Program

Each child, or group, will have a specific training program specific to their needs as athletes. We will do fitness testing during the first session measuring strength and speed, and then periodically throughout their training program to monitor progress. This program will contain strength, endurance, agility, plyometric and speed training specific to each athlete and sport. Our goal is to use this more individualized training to instill proper technique and enhance skill level in the athlete, so they can carry this on to their sport.

AGILITY TRAINING: Agility training as an athlete is very important. From youth athletics all the way up to professional, it is very important. For example, some benefits:

  • Aids in injury prevention
  • Improve multi-planar coordination
  • Increase heart rate and blood flow
  • Increase mind-body connection

STRENGTH TRAINING: Strength training is important for all athletes, not only for power lifters, or football players. For example, some benefits:

  • Increase bone density
  • Increase calories burned while resting
  • Increase muscle tone
  • Increase explosiveness

SPEED TRAINING: Speed training is not only for sprinters. All athletes that are involved in sports with quick bursts of running or moving can benefit from speed training. For example, some benefits:

  • Increase calorie burn
  • Improve your VO2 max, or your body’s ability to use oxygen
  • Increase your body’s ability to oxidize fat
  • Trim time off of your running/sprinting times

PLYOMETRIC TRAINING: The goal of plyometric training is to train for maximum force production in the smallest period of time, so reps are kept low and the intensity and effort is high. All athletes can use plyometric training to improve all parts of their game. For example, some benefits:

  • Increase explosiveness
  • Increase strength and efficiency of fast twitch muscle fibers
  • Improve maximal strength performance
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase speed and power


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3 Valuable Assets…Our Family, Our Health, And Our Time

Take your current condition now. Maybe you are in great shape, maybe you are new to fitness or maybe your health is failing you? It is truly up to you to either maintain your current fitness shape or improve your health to avoid the billboard slogan ” where are you going to live when you wear your body out?”. Remember – nothing is forever and take nothing for granted. I personally found this out to be true.

Are you truly living your life to its fullest potential or are you just living life? Are you tired of being tired? What are you going to do to change? Do you have unhealthy habits that are shortening your lifespan? If you are currently taking medications for your failing health that can be controlled by living a healthier lifestyle imagine 10-15 years from now? Maybe those medications are doubled or tripled by then? What if you have gained 10 pounds in the last year or have had to buy larger sizes this year? Imagine in 10-15 years if you do nothing now?

Studies show by 2050 that 1 in 3 people will have type 2 diabetes and other morbid risk factors. With the American diet consisting of over 70% processed foods and the activity level of Americans dropping the trend is showing a shorter life expectancy than our elders.

Taking care of ourselves is not selfish…but self responsibility. Your health is the most valuable asset you have…once it fails you…no amount of time or money with stand in your way to retrieve it back.


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Sneak Peak Of NEW Cardio Coming To Good Life Fitness

The NEW Good Life Fitness On 84th Highway 2 Is Opening Soon!!!  Over 80 Pieces Equipped With Cardio Theatre!!  Including 36 Treadmills And A FEW Unique Pieces Below!!!   Here Is A Sneak Peak Of The NEW And Unique Cardio Coming That Will Be Coming Soon!!!!



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