Join Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

By | Epic Extras

If your goal is to get healthier or more active, a 2017 study from Iowa State University confirms a gym membership is a start in the right direction.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, including two days of strength training.

The researchers found that “75 percent of study participants with gym memberships, compared to 18 percent of non-members, met the guidelines for both types of activity”. Other member health benefits included:

  • Lower odds of being obese – weight loss is a main reason for joining a gym
  • Smaller waist circumference – about 1.5 inches less for men and a similar trend for women
  • Lower resting heart rate – about five beats lower than non-members
  • Higher cardiorespiratory fitness – this measures heart strength, lung function, blood circulation and muscle mass

Researcher Duck-chul Lee said “Gym members were 14 times more aerobically active than non-members and 10 times more likely to meet muscle-strengthening guidelines, regardless of their age and weight.”

Source: Iowa State University: “To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, Iowa State study suggests” 22 Jan, 2017

Get active today. It doesn’t matter where you are on your wellness journey; it matters that you get started. Join The Epic for access to world class amenities, dedicated professionals, and life changing opportunities. Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

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Stress Less

By | Epic Extras

Stress is inevitable. We live in a fast-paced world that can feel overwhelming with work, family needs, and just the day to day demands. Staying on top of stress is key, and fortunately, there are many enjoyable management techniques.

Reduce Stress at The Epic:

  • Take a culinary class and learn new kitchen skills to prepare healthy meals.
  • Play a favorite sport like basketball, futsal, pickleball, or volleyball.
  • Take up a hobby like painting, drawing, or making jewelry.
  • Enjoy quality active time with your family.
  • Listen to music or watch an inspiring performance at The Epic Theater presented by Texas Trust Credit Union.
  • Take a walk outside or on The Epic’s two indoor tracks.
  • Workout using state of the art fitness equipment or the outdoor turf zone.
  • Get a relaxing and soothing massage.
  • Take a yoga class or meditate.
  • Take a Spin class or go for a run to clear your head.
  • Read a book from the Epic Reads library.
  • Watch your favorite sports team while relaxing with friends at Crompton’s Pub.

The Epic provides access to world class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

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Small Changes Make a Big Difference – Fitness Tips with The Epic

By | Epic Extras

How can adding just 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise to your weekly routine change your life?

  • Lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia and Alzheimer’s, several types of cancer, and some complications of pregnancy
  • Better sleep, including improvements in insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Improved cognition, including memory, attention and processing speed
  • Less weight gain, obesity and related chronic health conditions
  • Better bone health and balance, with less risk of injury from falls
  • Fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Better quality of life and sense of overall well-being
Source:  American Heart Association

*Always talk with your healthcare provider before starting a new fitness regimen.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your wellness journey; it matters that you get started. Join The Epic for access to world class amenities, dedicated professionals, and life changing opportunities.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

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Healthy Habits – Start Today #JoinTheEpic

By | Epic Extras

If you have been thinking about improving your health and well-being, start today by joining The Epic! According to the American Heart Association, only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. That statistic may be shocking, but adding just 150 mins of moderate-intensity exercise to your routine per week can drastically improve your long-term health.

The recommendations listed below are from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

Recommendations for Adults

  • Get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week.
  • Add moderate to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as resistance or weights) on at least 2 days per week.
  • Spend less time sitting. Even light-intensity activity can offset some of the risks of being sedentary.
  • Gain even more benefits by being active at least 300 minutes (5 hours) per week.
  • Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.

Recommendations for Kids

  • Children 3-5 years old should be physically active and have plenty of opportunities to move throughout the day.
  • Kids 6-17 years old should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, mostly aerobic.
  • Include vigorous-intensity activity on at least 3 days per week.
  • Include muscle- and bone-strengthening (weight-bearing) activities on at least 3 days per week.
  • Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.

Sources: American Heart Association & U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The Epic provides access to world class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

 

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Labor Day Weekend Specials at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

You work hard and deserve to play harder! Celebrate Labor Day with limited time weekend specials – visit The Epic to join!

15% OFF Annual Paid-in-Full Memberships*
3-Month Adult Membership Package**
Includes CrossFit 2960 & GroupFit Classes
$239 Resident | $299 Non-Resident
$10 T-Shirts

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*Excludes Epic Waters Combo Pass, corporate, and group memberships.
**CrossFit 2960 & GroupFit upgrades expire with the 3-month membership. Ages 19+.
Offer not available online. Valid in-person at The Epic.

Start Your Week With an Epic Workout!

By | Uncategorized

Mondays can be a challenge, and you are not alone if you struggle – it is normal! Many people find it hard to get moving after the weekend and experience the Monday blues. Sleeping late, overindulging on favorite treats, parties, or lounging too much on the couch can catch up to you quickly when Monday hits.

One of the best ways to overcome Monday fatigue is to get moving at The Epic! Today sets the tone for the week ahead. The most important step is walking through the door. Think of why you started your journey or what you hope to achieve by Friday.

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are available to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees.

Keep moving, keep focused, keep going! Never skip Monday! Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more!

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Back to School, Back to You!

By | Epic Extras

The start of the school year brings a change in routine, but that doesn’t have to stop you from progressing toward your goals or making time for yourself. Small adjustments such as meal prepping on the weekends, waking up 30 minutes earlier for a quick workout, or scheduling a group fitness class with a friend can keep you on track.

The Epic provides access to world class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

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Your Goals Are Epic!

By | Epic Extras

What are your goals and how can The Epic help? Whether you’re seeking to conquer health challenges, spend more meaningful time with family, break a personal fitness record, or simply improve your overall well-being, a membership to The Epic creates the opportunities to get you there.

Membership Access Includes:

  • State-of-the-art cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment
  • Indoor & outdoor functional training zones
  • Indoor walking track & 3rd level adventure track
  • Aquatics – lap swimming, vortex pool, toddler splash areas, and whirlpool spa
  • Epic Courts – open play basketball, futsal, pickleball, and volleyball
  • Game Room
  • Zone 1317 – Teen Room for ages 13-17
  • KidsPlay during parent/guardian play hours

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

No matter where you are on the journey to your best self, The Epic is with you every step of the way! Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

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School is almost back in session, but summer fun continues at The Epic!

By | Epic Extras

Join now to experience innovative fitness, aquatics, fine arts & media, culinary programs, teen-based activities, athletics, library materials, and youth activities.

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are available to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Services desk to learn more!

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“I’ll start Monday” is today!

By | Epic Extras

If you have ever said “I’ll start Monday”, today is your day! Monday is here and waiting for you to take action. Start by visiting The Epic!

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are available to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees.

Get up, show up, and don’t give up. #neverskipmonday

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Services desk to learn more!

#neverskipmonday #motivationmonday #hasslefree #fitness #gptx #getstarted #epicsummer #JoinTheEpic

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