Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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“Music provides the motivation to power the movement.”
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let “the beat” move her feet for decades.

Research shows how music impacts our performance: when we hear music, our body wants to move and we want to synchronize our movement to the beat.  In addition, listening to tunes gives us something to think about (or sing along with) and we subsequently forget about fatigue or discomfort.

Other research showed that when recreational and…

Most realize the importance of adding weight/resistance training to a well-balanced workout program.  If you’re not quite convinced, perhaps this simple fact will inspire you to pump some iron.

When you workout with weights or perform exercises using your own body weight as resistance (such as push-ups) your muscles respond by becoming denser, tighter, and smaller.  You may be adding lean muscle tissue that shows up as a few extra pounds on the scale, but your clothes will fit better…

Have you noticed that how we feel during an event determines our perception of time…for example, if we’re enjoying ourselves at a party, 30-minutes fly by; if we’re stuck in a boring meeting, 30-minutes can seem like hours.

So how do you feel about 30-minutes when it comes to exercising?  Does time fly by so fast that your workout is over before you know it or are you checking your watch every few minutes because it seems that time is standing still?  If you’re in the…