Prairie Prince and Atom Ellis LIVE at Ultimate!

Prairie Prince and Atom Ellis LIVE at Ultimate!

Ultimate Fitness presents a live music show featuring drummer Prairie Prince from the Tubes, and bass player Atom Ellis.  They will be rocking out for us on Thursday September 26th.  The show starts at 6 pm and everyone is welcome.  Ultimate Fitness owner Sara Ellis will also be teaching her super fun spin class to the LIVE music.  Please call to reserve your bike.  And remember, you don’t have to be a spinner to come enjoy the show.  See you then! Call us for more info at...
It’s a Family Event!

It’s a Family Event!

And here we have Anna and her two boys Johnny and Stu, looking very happy after Sara’s spin class. The boys are keeping fit for football and Anna is training for the upcoming bike racing season. Spinning is a great way to burn fat and  improve your overall health and fitness!  You can find more info about our spin classes here:  Ultimate Fitness spin...
Park School Fundraiser Ride!

Park School Fundraiser Ride!

Sara Ellis and Ultimate Fitness clients Jackie Leao and Anna Davenport were happy to help out with Park School‘s Sunday fundraising ride.  Jackie and Anna (who teaches kindergarden at the school) are avid cyclists and have been spining at Ultimate Fitness for years.  They’re part of the very fun Thursday night spin crowd!  Come join them, Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm.  Sara also teaches a class on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 am and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30...
“It is relaxed” Said Selma!

“It is relaxed” Said Selma!

Selma joined Ultimate Fitness about 6 months ago. Very quickly, she started seeing and feeling the benefits:  walking taller, feeling stronger, and of course, clothing fitting better…  Friends and colleagues started noticing as well, but the best compliment came when she was sitting at the doctor’s office recently, getting a flu shot. The nurse was prepping her arm and kept asking her to relax her arm. “My arm is relaxed”, Selma answered. The nurse didn’t believe her at first, and Selma explained she had been working out with weights twice a week. “Wow” the nurse said! Consistency over time does pay off!  Nice Job Selma!  You’re fun to work with and we look forward to seeing you next week. What about you?  How has your body changed since you started the Slow-Motion strength training program at Ultimate...
Sara Ellis, owner of Ultimate Fitness rides with Greg Lemond

Sara Ellis, owner of Ultimate Fitness rides with Greg Lemond

When Sara Ellis, owner of Ultimate Fitness and one time bike racer, arrived at the meeting place on Sunday, she expected to see the usual suspects. Instead she found a gathering of cycling legends, among them, Greg Lemond, the first American and first non-European to win the Tour de France (in 1986, 1989, and 1990), and one of only nice cyclists to have won the Tour three or more times. Also participating were Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze, and a few other known names from the 70’s. The group of about 50 riders took off from Fairfax and rode through Marshall and back, discussing and sharing stories about the good old days.  It was a good day for...
Spinning: Intense endurance training that burns calories.

Spinning: Intense endurance training that burns calories.

Want a more creative way to perform your cardio activity rather than on a stationary bike? Try spinning at UFit! This could be one of the most challenging and effective cardio workouts ever. Our bikes are specially designed to simulate an outdoor biking adventure by having easily changeable tension controls to simulate hill riding. Though you will be stationary, spinning burns up to 450 calories in 45 minutes! And what makes 45 minutes go faster but upbeat music and constant encouragement from your instructor. The whole idea is to pretend you are riding outdoors, dealing with the normal challenges of hill riding without the danger of falling or being hit by a road-raged motorist. Not only does spinning burn lots of calories, it also tones the quadriceps muscles and the muscles of the hips as well. One major drawback of riding a bike outdoors is the tremendous amount of balance and coordination that is required. Not in a spinning class! Since the bike is stationary, all you have to do is concentrate on following the course described to you by your instructor. Increasing the tension knob simulates hills. A couple of things to take note of: The seat position makes a tremendous impact in injury prevention. When on the seat and the pedal is in the lowest position, there should be a slight bend in your knee. Make sure the handlebars are at seat level to slightly above. If this is your only mode of cardio training, watch out for muscular imbalances that may occur. Spinning primarily targets the quads and outer hips. Make sure to perform resistance training...