• Active's New Year Tips Featured on The Square

    1/13/2015 8:55:00 PM | Monica T.

    Our Active Sports Clubs Union Square team is proud to contribute to The Square, the Union Square Business Improvement District's blog. Check out our latest tips for enjoying life and staying fit in 2015!

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  • Monica's FitTips for an Active Lifestyle

    10/17/2014 8:55:00 PM | Monica T.

    Active Sports Clubs Personal Trainer Monica Tatsumi says "I always coach my clients to stay active, have fun, and set small achievable goals along the way for better success." Monica's fitness & nutrition tips work year-round for staying Active when life gets busy. Check them out on The Square.

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  • Welcome Jesse Thomas

    4/18/2014 5:50:00 PM |

    We’re excited to welcome Jesse Thomas as the new ASC Director of Group Fitness. Get to know Jesse by reading his interview below:

    What do you like to eat for breakfast?
    My breakfast typically starts with my Vitamix and a healthy juice made of carrots, banana, kale, spinach, seasonal fresh fruits, flax seeds, chia seeds, Acai or other juice and frozen fruit.  Just blend, and enjoy! Other than juice, it’s usually oatmeal or eggs.

    Describe your perfect workout:
    My perfect workout includes a dynamic warm-up followed by 45 to 60 minutes of a well-rounded, high-intensity workout focusing on biomechanics: power, strength, balance, range of motion, muscular endurance and flexibility. My ideal exercises put my heart on a roller-coaster of intensity and recovery times, and most challenge my core. I'll end my workout with 5 to 10 minutes of static stretching. I look for efficiency when I train; if I’m going to spend an hour working out, I want it to be time well spent. I get mentally focused and bring 100% effort every time.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?
    My free time is spent with my family and friends while doing lots of outdoor adventure type things. I'm an adrenaline junkie, and an outdoor sports fanatic! Hiking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, camping, river rafting, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snowboarding, road and mountain biking, roller skating (not rollerblading), playing soccer, basketball, Frisbee, beach volleyball, swimming, surfing, snorkeling; or, just traveling the world taking in endless life experiences and cultures.

    What’s your personal teaching philosophy?
    My goal when teaching/coaching is to help...Read More

  • Race Training Exercises

    7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM | Justin

    Race Your Way to Your Best Self

    Active Sports Clubs is dedicated to helping you reach the finish line. Incorporate these exercises into your training and fitness regimen three times a week and you’ll be ready to race! We’re cheering you on, every step of the way.

    Get ready to stretch, move, squat, march and kick!

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  • One Medical Group Post: 4 Tweaks, Big Impact

    7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM | Emily Harrison, MD, One Medical Group

    Natural Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure: The Most Effective Exercises


    In Part One of One Medical Group’s series on natural treatments for high blood pressure, we looked at how can help reduce blood pressure. In this installment, we examine various types of exercise and the role exercise plays in treating hypertension.

    Don’t love the idea of high-intensity aerobic exercise? While it’s true aerobic activity wins the blue ribbon for blood pressure reduction, any kind of activity is better than none at all. Here are the best types of exercise for managing hypertension. 

    1. Aerobic Exercise: Best for Lowering Blood Pressure

    Aerobic exercise refers to any sustained body movement that gets your blood pumping. Aerobic exercise increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system, which, in turn, lowers blood pressure–by five points or more. A good rule of thumb: When aerobic activity makes you breathe hard, you’re working effectively.

    But you don’t have to start training for a marathon to see results. You can start slowly. Use these suggestions to incorporate aerobic body movement into your daily life.

    > Go for a walk. A dose of sunshine and fresh air is good for your mood as well as your heart. Short on time? Even a 10-minute walk can be a great de-stressor–work it into your lunch hour.

    > Dance! Sure, you can sign up for salsa lessons, but you also can also get moving in the privacy of your own home.

    > Play a team sport. Basketball, volleyball, and softball leagues offer camaraderie and competition. Tennis and racquetball require you to make an appointment...Read More

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