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Train with Your Worcester Fitness Running Team

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Join Worcester Fitness Running Team for a 7-week Training Program for area Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K’s.

Includes

• Coaching in person and through email correspondences.

• Running with a team of folks training for the same event.

• Joining a team that's perfect for beginners and less experienced runners

• A detailed 7-week training program

Logistics

• The runs will begin and end at Worcester Fitness, 440 Grove Street.

• Courses and distances will vary week to week

• The program begins Saturday, Oct. 6 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 17th.

• Runs will begin at 9 am.

Led by Worcester Fitness Running Coach Bob Bourassa

USA Track & Field: Level One Coach

Bob is a National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and is a USA Track & Field: Level One Coach. He has run more than 40 marathons including Boston, Disney, Rock n Roll Arizona, and Rock ‘n Roll San Antonio.

Here is just a sample of the area Turkey Trot races already scheduled:

Holden Road Race 5k
Run for the Memory in Shrewsbury
Slattery's Turkey Trot
many more Holiday Themed Races

Questions?

SPARTAN TO FENWAY!

TRAIN WITH THE TEAM!

8-WEEK PROGRAM

Thursdays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 10 am.
Participants choose which day they will commit to
training on and come only to that class.

•First Thursday Group Starts: 9/13 and runs to 11/1

•First Saturday Group Starts: 9/15 and runs to 11/3

On race day, November 11th, the team will travel
together and many will race as a group, feeling the
powerful love and teamwork that the Worcester Fitness Spartan Team is famous for.

Use your HD Membership!

Members - Buy 10 Class HD Package for $150
Non-Members - Buy 10 Class HD Package for $180

"NEVER give up!"

"Just a quick note to explain what the Worcester Fitness Spartan Program has done for me.  For years, I had seen these classes and was always interested in getting involved but felt I couldn’t possibly do so because I was “too old” and wasn’t “at their level” of conditioning and physical strength.  During a period of difficulties in my life, I was looking for a change, a challenge, something that I could focus on and do for myself.  After taking other classes in the gym a fellow WF member that was involved with the Spartan classes encouraged me to try it out.  So I tried my first class and after meeting Coach Tracy Riley and the other members of the team, who wholeheartedly welcomed me, I was hooked.  I loved the workouts, the Spartan philosophy of getting people off the couch and moving, and pushing yourself physically and mentally.

I signed up for the Fenway Sprint back in the Fall of 2016 with the intent of doing that one race and that was it.  Well, two years later I have 8 OCR races under my belt with another 2 planned this year and the most important thing I have gained from this experience is not the medals or the finisher shirts but the appreciation of a team of amazing people that I have come to love as a family.  Nothing makes me happier than to see a team member accomplish a goal, the look on their faces when they complete an obstacle they thought they never could, or seeing the gains they make in and out of class because they are supported by an amazing group of people.  Our Spartan Family supports one another, celebrates each other’s accomplishments both on and off the course, welcomes people of all ages and abilities, and pushes one another to be the best version of ourselves.  We have a phenomenal coach in Tracy and each member of this family contributes in their own way.  The lessons you learn through this program carries over into everyday life as well. I can personally say I am stronger physically and mentally because of this team and it’s empowering!

We learn to take each obstacle that comes our way one at a time.  You break each down into manageable pieces, work, and most importantly NEVER give up!  It was a life changer for me and I am so grateful for Worcester Fitness, the program, Tracy, and each and every single member of this team."

Deb S.- Spartan Team Member
September 2018

Worcester Fitness Team Spartan Training Team at the Spartan Beast April 29
Worcester Fitness at the Spartan Beast in New Jersey April 29, 2017

"This is YOUR year!"

For more information on the Worcester Fitness Spartan Team, please contact Andy Sharry, andy@worcesterfitness.com.

The team is ready to start their 8-week training program to prepare for the Spartan Fenway Event on November 11th and we want you to be part of this life-changing experience.

In addition, you can register for the event itself:

Register for the Spartan Fenway Sprint Race.

  • Choose Sunday November 11th
  • Search for Worcester Fitness - Riley's Rebels to join our team for the race
  • Choose the earliest time slot available

2nd Annual Knockout 90 for Breast Cancer 

In March of 2017, Meg Paradis was diagnosed with breast cancer.   KO 90 is an event to give back to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, to the place that is helping Meg, and so many more.

Wednesday, October 3 6-8pm

• Three consecutive 30-minute classes, spin, strength, and camp.
(Participants change rooms at the 30-minute mark.)

• Raffles, food, etc to follow after the 90-minute workout

• Sign-ups begin Tuesday 9/4. $30 registration fee

• T-shirt, hat, water bottle included

• 66 spots, open to members and non-members.

• All proceeds will go to Yawkey 9 at Dana Farber for Breast Cancer research.

Sign up at the Front Desk at Worcester Fitness!

Questions? email andy@worcesterfitness.com

Advanced Therapeutic Stretching

By Chris Jones
Licensed Massage Therapist
NASM COrrective Exercise Specialist
cvjones@gmail.com

Stretching can (and should) be a regular part of a fitness program. We’ve all probably heard this statement many times from a variety of sources. It seems that every monthly health and fitness magazine has an article or two on stretching, it appears as a topic on daily talk shows, infomercials try to sell books and tools for stretching, and there are even chains of facilities dedicated to nothing but giving people a good stretch. So with all this information bombardment, why is stretching often absent from people’s lives?

Let us be honest with ourselves for a moment. If we wake up feeling great and our bodies aren’t screaming at us that we are in pain or that movement is difficult, we don’t really think about stretching our joints and muscles. When we are confronted with pain or tightness, maybe we default to some ibuprofen and a quick round of the stretching we remember doing in our grade school physical education classes (it was a couple or neck rolls and shoulder shrugs for a stiff neck, right?). And with so many types of stretching, where do we even begin?

We can categorize stretching in many ways, but for simplicity sake let us look at stretching in two big categories – simple stretching and Advanced Stretching (this will be defined in just a moment). Simple stretching is probably something that will seem very familiar and something you are likely acquainted with whether you remember the proper terminology for it or not. This category includes traditional static stretching (where you bring yourself to the point of stretch and then hold that position for a long period of time, anywhere from 20-60 seconds, and repeat 3-4 times), ballistic stretching (the use of repetitive bouncing movements at the point of the stretch), and dynamic stretching (the active use of continually increasing movement patterns that can mimic the exercise or sport that will be performed later). These are all types of stretching that someone can perform on their own or with some basic equipment (rope, towel, chair, etc.).

Advanced Stretching is based upon utilizing the body’s own nervous system to enhance the stretches being performed. There are a myriad of named techniques advertised in this category, but they all make us of one of two neurological triggers – the Golgi tendon organ (GTO) response or the muscle spindle reflex. The GTO is responsible for protecting a muscle’s tendon attachment from excessive stress. Have you ever lifted something so heavy that your muscles just gave out on you? That was the GTO response protecting you from tearing your tendon from the bone. Against a lesser degree of force, as would be encountered during a stretch, the GTO response enhances a muscle’s ability to lengthen after a sustained contraction. Some of the techniques that use the GTO response are Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Proprioception (PNF), Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Muscle Energy Technique (MET), and Contract Relax (CR).

The other type of advanced, neurologically-based, stretching uses the muscle spindle reflex to produce what is called reciprocal inhibition. Simply put, if one muscle group contracts to produce movement, muscles that would oppose that movement must relax and lengthen. In trying to turn your head to the left, for example, the muscles that would turn your head to the left must not contract at the same time. This can be used as an advantage for stretching because the muscles will be prepared for lengthening. Some common names for this type of stretching are Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Agonist Contract (AC), and Muscle Energy Technique (MET). Both types of advanced stretching require assistance for maximal effectiveness.

Information overload? Do not get too caught up in the names right now. Your best bet if you have not stretched before or wish to get back into it is to consult with a fitness professional (physical therapist, fitness trainer, massage therapist, yoga instructor, etc.). It will be worth the investment to have the advice of a professional who can explain and demonstrate these techniques to you in a concise manner and get you set up with a program that will meet your individual goals. Stretching can range from a simple activity to a highly nuanced activity, but when paired with a good fitness plan can be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

Feel free to stop into Worcester Fitness and ask to meet with one of our staff to talk about adding stretching to your fitness program. Send an email to our Fitness Director Andy Sharry, andy@worcesterfitness.com for more information.  If you have already decided and would like to begin right away, schedule an appointment with Massage Therapy Director Steve Dozois, or myself Chris Jones under our new Advanced Therapeutic Stretching program. Both Steve and I are are specially trained and experienced in these advanced stretching techniques. We will tailor a session specifically to meet your needs, and will design with you a plan to carry forward to meet your long-term goals.

The best overall advice for stretching is simply this – breathe, do not force movement, and be patient with yourself.  A good stretch is not out of your reach!

by Janine McCarthy

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Disability Sports Specialist
janine@worcesterfitness.com

How do I get a flat stomach?

Raise your hand if you ever dreamed of having a flat stomach or some washboard abs?!!

Well, unfortunately, we can’t give you one specific answer on how to get there but a personalized workout and nutrition plan for you is certainly a good start.

The dream of a flat stomach or a "six pack" is nice and definitely a goal that can be reached someday, but that day is different for everyone! I do believe that core exercises are the most important aspect of any workout. It is extremely important for someone to create a stable core to help protect their spine during exercises that increase the workload placed on it. Once that stable core is created and maintained throughout your exercises, then a workout plan can start to progress to help decrease body fat leading to a leaner body type.

What is the best way to lose fat?

There is a large population of people seeking a gym membership because they would like to lose weight/fat.

They’ll ask team members at the club what the best way to reach their goal weight is and, although we would love to give a quick simple answer, there is no “best” way to lose fat that can be generalized for everyone.

Each person will react differently to exercise. But fat lost post workout does depend on the exercise intensity during the workout. Generally speaking, research shows that high-intensity workouts tend to increase the rate of fat oxidation compared to low-intensity workouts.  Many people might believe that they can come to the gym and hop on some cardio machine and lose weight. But if you really want to use the gym to its fullest and get the most beneficial workout, try adding strength training, getting more sleep, lessening alcohol consumption, and always remember- VARIETY!

Your muscles have a memory and your body will only make changes as long as you make changes. Too often we hear people mention that they feel they have "hit a plateau." Your body will only adjust to the amount of workload placed on it!

How do I get a flat stomach?

Raise your hand if you ever dreamed of having a flat stomach or some washboard abs?!!

Well, unfortunately, we can’t give you one specific answer on how to get there but a personalized workout and nutrition plan for you is certainly a good start.

The dream of a flat stomach or a "six pack" is nice and definitely a goal that can be reached someday, but that day is different for everyone! I do believe that core exercises are the most important aspect of any workout. It is extremely important for someone to create a stable core to help protect their spine during exercises that increase the workload placed on it. Once that stable core is created and maintained throughout your exercises, then a workout plan can start to progress to help decrease body fat leading to a leaner body type.

What are the best exercises to do?

People always want to know the "best exercises" they can do in the gym.

What defines “best” for one person may not be considered the “best” for another. When choosing an exercise - many factors should be considered such as,

• What type of cardiovascular workout will this be and what are the specific benefits?
• Which strength training method is more appropriate? Machines, free weights or just bodyweight exercises and how much?

The best exercises within a workout are dependent upon the person's goals. Working with a personal trainer to define those goals and help implement a plan to achieve them could be one of the more efficient ways to spend your time at the gym. Because it is PERSONAL training, a program BEST suited for your needs.

Why am I sore for so long?

Being sore after a workout is not a “bad” reaction.  it is very common for many of us as we increase our workout routine during a short period of time; we are then sore for a longer period of time.

This happens to be one of the most common “injuries” also known as DOMs, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

DOMS displays as discomfort within the muscles about 24-hours following the end of a workout but with higher peaks between the 24 and 72-hour marks. Generally, 48 hours is the when the sorest/most painful sensations are experienced.

A DOMS "FUN FACT": Exercise is the most effective means of alleviating pain during DOMS! (YAAAAAY!!!!)

What is the difference between weight and body fat?

Simply put: Weight is the degree to which a body is drawn toward the earth by gravity whereas Body Fat is the percentage of adipose tissue (fat) compared with muscle.

When/How much protein do I need?

Dietary reference intake states that an individual should have .8g of protein per kilogram of body weight OR .36g of protein per pound of body weight. As far as after a workout, if you are trying to maintain muscle, then the range is .54-.64 grams per pound of body weight.

Can I work out every day?

The body is meant to move everyday yes but we must also “listen” to our bodies

Doing the same exercises every day for a long period time could lead to improper body mechanics but it also creates that plateau mentioned earlier – if you do not make any changes then the body will not make any changes!

What is more beneficial- working out or nutrition?

Remember: You can't outwork a bad diet! Both a workout routine in conjunction with a well-balanced nutrition plan is the best route to go. More important though is always making sure that you are feeding your body the nutrients (macro and micro) that are needed to stay healthy with foods that increase the benefits rather than increase the risks.

When should I be stretching?

Static stretching means a stretch is held in a challenging but comfortable position for a period of time, usually somewhere between 10 to 30 seconds.

Static stretching is the most common form of stretching found in general fitness and is considered safe and effective for improving overall flexibility. However, many experts consider static stretching much less beneficial than dynamic stretching for improving range of motion for functional movement, including sports and activities for daily living.

Dynamic stretching means a stretch is performed by moving through a challenging but comfortable range of motion repeatedly, usually 10 to 12 times. Although dynamic stretching requires more thoughtful coordination than static stretching (because of the movement involved), it is gaining favor among athletes, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists because of its apparent benefits in improving functional range of motion and mobility in sports and activities for daily living.

Dynamic stretching is controlled, smooth, and deliberate.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced Health and Wellness Professionals work with a wide variety of people with uniques body types, diverse backgrounds, and experience levels.  

We hear so many questions from members that we wanted to share with you the most common and the thoughtful answers we share with our awesome members.

If you have questions not addressed here or need help reaching your goals, please contact our Fitness Director Andy Sharry - andy@worcesterfitness.com

We can help you determine if you might be overtraining

You can’t flip open a magazine or turn on the television without seeing or hearing someone going on and on about the multitude of benefits from getting regular exercise. No doubt each of those messages will be accompanied by recommendations of what to do, how long to do it for, and what results you might see as a result. And so we piece these recommendations together and suddenly find ourselves working out hard every day, sometimes multiple workouts in the same day. But is that much exercise a good thing?

 

In short, it depends. Many athletes engage in multiple workouts every day. For the non-athlete, however, doing that much without the proper coaching can do more harm than good. The term we use to describe exercising too much is “overtraining”. It is likely that almost every athlete and most health-conscious exercisers have experienced this to some degree, even without realizing it. If ignored, overtraining can set you back and even lead to injury.

 

We recognize overtraining by noting certain symptoms that tend to cluster together. For example, lack of energy, being easily fatigued, and feeling irritable are strong indicators of overtraining. Other reliable gauges are a lack of motivation to exercise, frequent sickness, prolonged muscle soreness, and lack of progress. These symptoms, especially when experienced together, make a convincing argument that you are overtraining.

 

There are an array of remedies for overtraining, and most are quite simple and economical. Rest, taking a few days off for an extended recovery period, is often the most effective intervention. Take the time to analyze your nutrition and hydration to make sure it is sufficient for the activities you are engaging in. Meet with a certified personal trainer to examine your exercise program so that it can be made more efficient and specifically tailored to your goals. Have session with a licensed massage therapist to help with muscle soreness and fatigue. Try a Pilates, yoga, or a spin class if these are not in your usual routine.

 

If after reading this article you are questioning whether you might be overtraining, please consult any member of the staff here at Worcester Fitness. We can help you determine if you might be overtraining and can recommend an appropriate intervention to get you back on track. As they say in medicine, “the dose makes the poison.” This is as true of exercise as it is with everything else. Be vigilant, work hard, play hard, and never be afraid to reach out and ask a professional for advice.

Meet Certified Personal Trainer Samuel Kowaleski

Sam has been a W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer for two years.  

He started as in intern at Worcester Fitness in 2017 and soon earned a position as the welcome desk and as a personal trainer.  

He also leads small group training sessions with a focus on teen athletes. He has helped teens and adults and seniors to build healthy strength and endurance.

Sam believes that nutrition and personal health are not just a job to him, but instead is his true passion!

Sam grew up in Rutland, MA and now resides in Paxton, MA.

He attended Wachusett Regional High School.  

Sam loves to play Disc Golf and hike in his free time away from Worcester Fitness.

Quote “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory”- Louis Zamperini

As much as we would like to avoid it, the numbers show that back pain will visit most of us in our lifetime. There is, however, no need to sound the alarm bells. The most of the common cause of back pain - simple muscle strain - is usually treatable at home. Strains heal reasonably quickly and do not always require treatment from a medical professional. By utilizing a few pain-management strategies, this temporary condition can heal and soon be a distant memory.

 

Here is a list of self-care treatments that can help with back pain:

 

  • Rest: Pain can be in indication that you have done something too strenuously. The muscle(s) may need a chance to recover, and a short period of rest may assist in this recovery. Do keep this rest period short (one to two days) to avoid possibly contributing to a different problem (tightness/pain due to inactivity).
  • Ice/Heat application: Generally speaking, ice has been advised in the first 24-48 hours after injury, and heat recommended for time periods after that. Alternating between the two (heat/ice/heat/ice), known as contrast bathing or contrasting therapy, can also provide some symptomatic relief.
  • Pain medication: For back pain due to injury (especially acute/recent injury), the class of medication called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be helpful for temporary relief of symptoms. These medications include ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin (Bayer). A pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) may also be helpful.

 

The next step in recovery is to get moving again! There is no need to fear movement during or after an episode of back pain. The best research in back pain recovery and prevention has shown that movement is the best tool in the arsenal. First, start with awareness - notice what positions and movements relieve pain, increase pain, or have no effect at all. Move in those pain free zones and see if you can expand them over the course of a couple of days. Gentle stretching may also help relieve discomfort and help restore your normal movement patterns.

 

To be clear, physical activity is vital to maintaining a healthy back. Even during an episode of pain, regular activity and exercise help maintain joint health and muscle strength. These activities also help maintain a healthy blood flow to the tissues to promote healing. During an episode of back pain, walking and other low-impact aerobic exercises (water aerobics, for example) are appropriate as they will minimize any jarring of the spine.

If your back pain does not begin to subside within two weeks, you may want to consult with your physician. You will want to meet with your physician immediately if any of the following symptoms are also present: severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of bowel or bladder control, numbness in the legs, muscle weakness in the legs, bloody urine, or the pain suddenly travels to other areas of the back. These are all serious symptoms that require examination by a qualified medical provider.

Aside from the self care strategies mentioned above, there are many other common therapeutic interventions that can be used with back pain. There is no one correct course of action, and each person will likely respond differently to these options. Less invasive treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and personal training. More complex interventions can  include prescription pain medications and steroid injections. The most invasive option of all is surgery, but that is often the last resort after trying all other avenues.

 

Please do not let all this talk of complications and surgery scare you. Most back pain is treatable, recoverable, and in many cases preventable with the right strategies. Any of the professionals here at Worcester Fitness are ready to advise you of your options for managing back pain. In house, we have personal training, massage therapy, stretching programs, yoga, water fitness, and and many other offerings that can fit into your plan of care. So be active, stay engaged, and don’t let a little back pain stop you.

Keeping our muscles pliable is HARD WORK!

Sometimes we don’t have the time to do all the hard work ourselves, and other times we don’t have the ability to do what needs to be done on our own. Stretching is something we all know we should do, but don’t do enough.

Aspects of stretching are as much neurological as muscular, and our therapists are trained in many of these techniques. Often, we mix these techniques in during a typical Sports Massage.

Assisted stretching has been used with professional athletes for several years. Most recently, professional golfers with the PGA enjoy the benefits of assisted stretching and massage at PGA events.

Other high profile athletes, like Tom Brady, have been more interested in pliability over brute strength for performance and longevity.

Assisted stretching is an incredible program ideal for golfers, racquetball and tennis players, runners and athletes from any sport!

Our therapists, Steve and Chris, are available to do regional or full-body stretches. During these sessions, you stay dressed while your therapist works on lengthening your muscles.

Sessions are available for 30 or 60 minutes!

30 minutes - $45
60 minutes - $79

Book an Appointment

Assisted Stretching

"Every child deserves the opportunity to learn to swim!"

Jenni Waldron, Worcester Fitness WSI Instructor

Adaptive Swimming is a parent and child class tailored to the needs of children living with various intellectual and behavioral disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and Intellectual Disabilities.

The primary goal of this class will focus on water safety, i.e., waiting to jump in the water with adult permission, in addition to enhancing swimming ability. The course will be taught with principles derived from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and families are welcome to bring visuals and incentives that work for their child to aid in their learning process.

Adaptive Swimming further aims to provide children with learning differences in a socially safe environment that is accepting of all learning styles.

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn to swim and enjoy the many therapeutic benefits the water has to offer - come join us for the watery fun!

This class is geared to ages 10 and under.

Adaptive Swimming is led by WSI Instructor Jenni Waldron. Jenni has her Masters in Clinical Psychology and is studying for her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College.

ADAPTIVE SWIMMING
Parent and Child Swim Class

SESSION DETAILS
September 22 - November 10 [8-week session]
11:45 AM
Ages 10 and under

Price $170

Back Pain Action Plan

By Christopher Jones, Worcester Fitness Massage Therapist

Low back pain is one of the most common pain complaints in the United States, with about 80% of people having at least one incident of back pain in their lifetime. Globally, back pain causes more disability than 291 other health problems. In one study conducted in a joint effort between Australian and US-based researchers, 20 years of data from 187 countries showed that just over one-third of work-related disability was related to low back pain. That is a lot of missed work, missed play, and missed opportunities every day. So how did we get to a point where back pain is so common?

Let’s start with a quick look at the back. The back is a strong, supportive structure made up of the bones of the spinal column (24 vertebrae, sacrum, coccyx,) the shock-absorbing discs between the vertebrae, and all of the muscles and connective tissue responsible for movement and stability of the spine. Housed within the protective confines of the spine is the spinal cord, and between the vertebrae are the nerves that extend out to all parts of the body. When the back is strong and healthy, all of these structures work harmoniously to let us work, play, and live our lives. When back pain is experienced, however, it can make it difficult to engage in even the most basic of activities.

Back pain can have many causes, including degenerative joint disease (also called osteoarthritis), disc degeneration, bulging disc or disc herniation, spondylolisthesis (one vertebrae slips forward), spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal inside the spinal cord), tumors, and infection. Please note that these conditions can be present and produce no pain symptoms whatsoever. Unfortunately, the most common type of back pain is what is called “non-specific low back pain” where there is no apparent cause for the pain. Other factors that can contribute to back pain include prolonged periods of inactivity, poor lifting techniques, high-impact sports and activities, excessive sitting, and previous back injury. A growing body or current research also points to many psychological factors (anxiety, depression, job satisfaction) as contributing to back pain.

The good news to all this is that the best preventative strategy and treatment method for back pain is to keep moving! Regular physical activity, even something as simple as walking, has been shown to be the most effective tool to prevent and recover from episodes of back pain (especially non-specific low back pain). The best evidence for back pain management shows the effectiveness of a positive outlook on recovery, engaging in as many normal daily activities as possible, maintaining an active lifestyle, and the strategic short-term use of medication when needed. Interventions like heat, physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga, and psychotherapy have also been shown to be effective additions for the treatment and prevention of back pain.

Here at Worcester Fitness, we have a team of professionals ready to help with the prevention and treatment of back pain. Whether you are looking to improve your fitness with one of our experienced trainers, looking for pain relief from our expert massage therapists, or are wanting see if yoga or one of our pool exercise classes is a good fit for you, our team is ready to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Back pain, despite the numbers, does not have to be something that “just happens” or keeps you from enjoying the things you love to do. With the right steps, and some expert guidance, you can get back on track!

Skin Cancer Screenings

Worcester Fitness has been providing corporate clients with skin cancer clinics including screenings and sun safety seminars for over 20 years!

Now, as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, Worcester Fitness will be offering free skin cancer screenings on Thursday May 17 from 10am to 6pm. Included will be information on the dangers of excessive sun exposure and tips on preventing skin cancer.

Our friends at The World Skin Project will be performing the screenings using the Dermascan device which is designed to show potential sun damage areas on the face.

Our Massage Therapy team will also be offering free chair massage.

Stay healthy, stay safe...get the most out of the beautiful weather of the season!