Happy New Year from Ultimate Fitness!

Happy New Year from Ultimate Fitness! May 2016 be filled with all good things, including slow-motion training to keep you fit, strong, and young.  We’re here to help you get there.  Call us to make an orientation appointment and find out if our program is right for you....
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...
Skip Sandberg’s New Photo Book!

Skip Sandberg’s New Photo Book!

Avid Ultimate Fitness spinner and long time Mill Valley local, Skip Sandberg just published a photo book of the town’s hidden steps, lanes, and paths. We’ve all heard of the Dipsea steps but did you know that Mill Valley has many other hidden shortcuts?  To learn about these unique pathways, visit Skip Sandberg’s website robertsandbergphoto.com.  The book is called  “Steps, Lanes and Paths of Mill Valley” .  You can also read the recent IJ article here: marinij.com. When Skip is not exploring local sites and taking amazing photographs, he can be found at Ultimate Fitness, taking one of Sara’s spin classes.  Congratulations on your book Skip, and see you on Thursday! Sara Ellis also teaches spin on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Saturdays at 9:30 am.  More about the classes here:...
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...
Sitting Down is Deadly!

Sitting Down is Deadly!

Recent research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, suggests that people who spend a lot of time sitting (causing prolonged lack of whole body muscle movement) are more likely to be overweight, have heart attacks, possibly certain types of cancer, and even die sooner than those who do less sitting.  And that is regardless of whether or not someone exercises. Figures from a U.S. survey in 2003-2004 found Americans spend more than half their time sitting, from working at their desks, sitting in cars, and watching television. After four hours of sitting (resulting in complete muscle inactivity), the body starts sending signals to shut down glucose and fat regulating genes.  According to one study, a woman’s risk of metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes and heart disease, jumps 26% for every extra hour she sits in front of the TV.  Another study shows that sitting 6 or more hours a day makes someone up to 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3 hours a day.  Shocking isn’t it? There are guidelines suggesting we exercise at least 30 minutes a day but what about guidelines limiting the amount of consecutive sitting we do?  Until there is such advice, the more you can get up and take breaks from sitting during your work, the better.  You can also climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator, walk to the store rather than drive, or take a walk around your neighborhood after dinner.  Last but not least, exercise more vigorously at least 3 times a week...