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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Sponsored Post: Cross training at Oakfield Fitness provides functional health

The end result of cross training, Steve Wakefield said, is functional fitness. Your body is better conditioned to work for you.

For example, your body is built to squat. That's something that can be harder to do with any stamina if you haven't developed your muscles appropriately.

"I spent three years in Afghanistan and every meeting for me was in a squat," Wakefield said. "I was like, 'oh, I've got to squat again,' but that's what your body is supposed to do.  Cross training teaches your body to go back and use the movement it's supposed to."

Wakefield, a certified Cross Fit trainer, is the cross training coach at Oakfield Fitness and Cross Training Center, 116 North Main St., Oakfield.

Oakfield fitness recently moved into a larger building with an expanded cross training center.

Wakefield said cross training is a suitable physical fitness program for just about anybody, whether you're already athletic or haven't worked out in years and need to lose weight.

"You can do every workout to your own ability, which is awesome and I love it," Wakefield said. "Even as a trainer, I'm not as strong as some of these guys, but I lower the weight to my ability and I do what I can do. I've got an older lady, in her 60s, who's here everyday. She can do the workout. It's scaled to her."

Cross training, by definition is a constantly varied functional workout. Every session is different and it's not just about lifting weights and working specific muscles. You won't come in one day thinking, "this is my day to work my biceps" as you would with traditional fitness regimes.

"We've been taught for years that 'today I'm going to do by bi's and back and tomorrow my tri's and chest,'" Wakefield said. "Cross training is breaking out of that model of isolated muscle movement. It's whole body, functional fitness."

The program also includes seminars on nutrition.

"You can workout every day, but if your nutrition is off, it's not going to work," Wakfield said. "Cross training isn't who is the fittest. We want to get you healthy."

Since cross training is usually a daily workout with a regular group of people, and the classes become more like a group of friends.

That's one of the things that kept Wakefield interested cross training once he got started.

"We get to know each other," Wakefield said. "We get to know each other's families. We get to know each other's strengths and goals. We clap harder for the person who is last trying to finish up than the person who is done first."

It costs $80 per month to take part in cross training at Oakfield Fitness, and that includes full 24/7 access to the entire gym.

For more information, visit OakfieldFitness.com.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sponsored Post: Don't miss the St. Joe's Penny Carnival this Saturday!

Don't miss St. Joe's annual Penny Carnival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school located at 2 Summit St. in the City of Batavia. There will be games, prizes, raffles, giveaways, food and more. Shake off the winter blues with some good family fun. All are welcome!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Contest: Like the YWCA on Facebook for a chance to win 'A Relaxation Package'

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Click the graphic or click here to enter. Must complete registration form to be eligible for prize.

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Sponsored Post: Visit IR Systems today, we'll help you save money!

Yes, it's true CABLE has done it AGAIN!!  Raising their rates 6.4 percent recently.  

 
Your locally owned DIRECTV DEALERSHIP; IR Systems Inc. @ 309 W. Main St., Batavia, wants to welcome you into our business and start SAVING YOU MONEY!!
 
We are HALF the COST of CABLE. DIRECTV delivers you TRUE 1080 ip high def, FREE Equipment, FREE installation.

If you sign up with us, you will receive $100 VISA PREPAID GIFT CARD, AN EXTRA $60 OFF IN YOUR FIRST YEAR, NFL SUNDAY TICKET FOR 2014 SEASON, 3 FREE MONTHS OF PREMIUM MOVIE CHANNELS.
 
Don’t forget about our refer a friend program. With Cable prices skyrocketing, our IMMEDIATE INSTALLATION AND SERVICE, plus our BEST PROMOTION IN HISTORY, making the switch TO OUR FAMILY is a no-brainer!!
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Sponsored Post: IR Systems introduces ADT protection for less than .60¢ a day!

For more information, please call IR Systems at 1-800-319-2129!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Sponsored Post: Join us for our first annual Movie Awards Viewing Party at Batavia Downs!

Batavia Downs Gaming invites you to watch the Oscars this Sunday night in style! Grandstands Bar & Grille will be hosting a Movie Awards Viewing Party from 5:30 p.m. until the show ends.

Cost is just $69.95 per couple which gets you each:
  • $25 in Free Play
  • Dinner including carving station with tenderloin, pasta station, shrimp cocktails
  • Hand Passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Rent One/Get One coupon from Family Video
  • Chocolate from Oliver's
  • Vodka tasting from Grey Goose
  • Access to our dessert station with a chocolate fountain!
You'll also participate in a "Pick The Award Winners" contest with prizes like Free Play, Batavia Downs Gear and Gift Certificates from Family Video!
 
You can also walk the red carpet and get your picture taken with some celebrities!* We’ll e-mail them to you so you can post them to your social media pages.
 
With the $50 in Free Play you receive, it' s really only a net purchase of $10 per person! Call Mary for Reservations today at 585-343-3750, ext. 468.
*Please note – celebrities made of cardboard.
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