Research shows that the key to sticking with fitness is all about starting slowly and doing it with friends. 1 It’s even easier if you start with something simple like an indoor cycling class. You control the intensity of the workout by simply turning a resistance dial up or down. The beautiful thing about this type…

GROUP WORKOUTS SHOWN TO IMPROVE MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELLBEING Carrie Knight for Fit Planet A new study into the stress-relieving power of group fitness makes world headlines by proving what many have known all along – there is strength in numbers. As the old proverb says, “necessity is the mother of invention”. When Dr. Dayna…

Every New Year, thousands of well-meaning rookies will join gyms and fitness facilities with their resolutions at the ready. By the end of 30 days, almost half of them will be back to square one, defeated, discouraged and no closer to a healthier life. It turns out that fitness is just like any addiction – it all…

EXERCISE HELPS ME SURVIVE Charlie Scott – Fit Planet by Les Mills I’m not one of those girls who pounds away on the treadmill while visualizing evaporating calories and a shrinking waistline. In fact, what motivates me to raise my heart rate has nothing to do with aesthetics. I exercise to give my sick body…

THE BEST WAY TO CARVE INCHES OFF YOUR WAISTLINE Emma Hogan A flat stomach can play hard to get for both genders, but new research has identified one method that works better than most. High-intensity interval training is known to burn serious amounts of fat, seriously fast. But not just any fat. New research shows…

A REMEDY FOR THE WINTER BLUES Brittany Jordt As the skies begin to darken and temperatures drop it can be tempting to let your fitness goals slip. It’s easy to lose motivation at this point and find yourself sitting on the couch again. To stay on track this winter try taking a classic summer exercise…

When you come to a BODYCOMBAT™ class, bring a towel and some water, and get ready to listen to your instructor. You’ll soon be hooked on the benefits of BODYCOMBAT. In a 55-minute BODYCOMBAT workout there are ten tracks. If you are new don’t feel the need to push yourself through every track. Simply do the first…

by Emma Hogan WHY DOES BODYPUMP WORK? The effectiveness of BODYPUMP comes from The Rep Effect, a proven formula that exhausts muscles using light weights, while performing high repetitions – this is the secret to developing lean, athletic muscle. HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU BURN DOING BODYPUMP? This total body workout will burn up to 540…

Three ways to prevent exercise from being the one that got away 3 WAYS TO NAIL YOUR FITNESS Isabel Fenwick Research says your commitment to exercise is all about satisfaction. You can prevent exercise from being the one that got away by knowing what does (and doesn’t) do it for you. The level of satisfaction…

FUTURE OF WEIGHT TRAINING Discover the science behind high repetition resistance training. SCIENCE SHOWS THE BEST WAY TO BUILD MUSCLE Sarah Shortt How does lifting light weights for lots of repetitions compare to more traditional models of resistance training? We talk to Dr Nigel Harris, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Science, about the benefits of lifting…

MAKING IT LAST LONGER AND STRONGER Melanie Stevenson New Year, new you, new routine – right? We all have the best intentions when the New Year begins. Here’s how to make them last. Many of us will join gyms and fitness facilities with our goals for 2016 in the forefront of their minds. By the…

5 TIPS TO STARTING THE YEAR AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON Melanie Stevenson The New Year is an opportunity to reflect, regroup and reprogram ourselves. Think of it as a clean state. It’s important to take time out in January and focus on yourself, your achievements to date and what you want your future…

#smartstart tips. Did you overindulge during the holidays? Here’s 5 top tips to help you bounce back. 5 WAYS TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER HOLIDAY INDULGENCE Melanie Stevenson No matter how committed you are to a healthy lifestyle, the holiday season always provides plenty of challenges to sticking to your goals. The holiday binge is often…

YOGA PROVEN TO HELP YOU RETAIN YOUR YOUTHFULNESS by Sophie Collett If there weren’t already a million reasons to do more yoga there is now scientific proof it can make you younger – or at least feel younger. The scientific proof comes in the form of a recent study1 from University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The…

Out with the old, in with the new. Learn how to effectively tackle your plans for next year. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW Melanie Stevenson The New Year inevitably breeds resolutions. Like ’em or not, we are all guilty of making them. Many of these so-called resolutions are unachievable and by creating…

We’re really excited about the changes in the schedule for January 2016! Monday night Zumba changes to Hip Hop with David Lee, Wednesday Insanity® becomes TRX Circuit with Lana Polchow. Zumba® Kids on Thursday moves to 6:30 pm and is no longer offered on Saturdays. We’re also expanding into some early morning classes and our…

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This Fall we are bringing some exciting new classes to Brickhouse Cardio Club! We are offering you more ways to Change Your Life! R.E.D. Warrior® 2 years ago I experienced R.E.D. Warrior® for the first time when Jani Roberts, who helped develop the Zumba® Toning program for Zumba® Fitness, first introduced this new format at…

Zumba is for EVERYBODY!! Listen to Beto Perez, creator of Zumba® Fitness tell us why EVERYBODY can do Zumba®!

By Kris Chick We continue our series of featuring our awesome members with a Spotlight on Jen Alfman! Spotlight on Jen Alfman Jen knew she needed a change in her life. As a single mom of two beautiful girls (6 and 9) she was at a point in her life where she was  just falling into a rut and was the…

By Nikki Lewis A Review of BODYATTACK™ Yesterday I took my first BODYATTACK™ group fitness class at Brickhouse Cardio Club in Gahanna. It is a Les Mills program, and like their other classes, this one was just as powerful. I’ll be honest. I expected to hate it. I thought I would survive it but not…

By Lee Barkley There are times in everyone’s life when we get stuck. Sometimes it’s because of anxiety, doubt, emotion, unease that cause a sort of inertia. Sometimes there is just an inability to move forward in any area of life. At times like this, any decision big or small can be hard to make….

By Nikki Lewis  Imagine what it might be like if everything around you suddenly felt like it was moving. I don’t mean a little dizzy or lightheaded either. I mean feeling like every step that you take feels wrong.  Feeling like your center of gravity is gone and like something else is moving your body…

by D. Lee Barkley Never do I go to a class, the gym, for a run or do yoga and regret having gone. It’s only when I don’t go that I feel bad. Worse actually. Worse because my body knows the benefits of the endorphins. Worse because I know it always makes me feel better….

By Nikki Lewis  Fear can keep you from becoming the best version of yourself and living a completely fulfilled life. As humans, we are programmed to have a natural fear response if we feel threatened or in danger, like if we’re being chased by a bear. We understand fight or flight, but many people struggle…

By Nikki Lewis Personal story contributed by Valeria Robinson I’ve never believed in New Year’s Resolutions, always thinking if you really wanted to commit to doing something that much that you would start now and not wait for the year to change before you changed.  If you want to learn to play the guitar then…

March 2015 February Recap Thank you to all the members and guests who attended classes or events in February. In February we saw our first full month of being open, several new members, our new mascot Lucia, a.k.a. Lucy, and our first major event since grand opening.  The Zumba Master Class with Acea Theroux was…

  By Nikki Lewis This week in Brickhouse Bloggin’ we’re pleased to present you with a new feature bringing you the dazzling faces and facts of YOU – the stars of Brickhouse Cardio Club Gahanna. Enjoy… Spotlight on our Members!! Heather Heather tried her first group fitness class while working at a gym, and she…

5 Yoga Myths Dispelled by Lee Barkley Is one of these myths keeping you from having a blast in a yoga class? Let’s dispel 5 common myths that could be standing in the way of you and yoga. Myth #1: You have to be good at yoga to do yoga What comes to mind here…

Find Your Prancing Unicorn By Nikki Lewis   I hope by now that you have had an opportunity to check out at least one of our amazing classes. I say this because they are, indeed, amazing and probably full of sparkles too.  Personally I haven’t checked out Piloxing yet, but this is only because it is typically…

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