Get Fit? No Sweat!
By Vicki Jo Walsh
If you know me, you might wonder why I want to spend time at a place called SuperSlow Zone…after all, I already spend most of my time operating in that zone. After a visit with Julie Galloway of SuperSlow Zone, you will agree that this is the very place you want to be to speed up your metabolism, build muscle, and take charge of your health. Even though this sounds contradictory, it works!
More than seven years ago, Julie brought SuperSlow Zone to its current Omaha location at 178th and Mason Streets, just one block south of Pacific Street. Though SuperSlow Zone is not a gym, you will exercise there, on Nautilus One top-of-the-line equipment, you’ll work one-on-one with your instructor, who will help you achieve a safe and very efficient workout. All instructors are certified and accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). For optimal results, you should take part in the SuperSlow Zone program twice a week, for 20 minutes each time. That’s right—just 20 minutes, twice a week. “Who doesn’t have time for that?” says Julie.
As Julie explains, but most of us already know, if you are older than 40 years, your body looks and feels different than it did back when you were 20 years old! One of these changes is that your muscle mass starts to deteriorate. This is true for most everyone, but it’s especially true for people who haven’t been exercising regularly. As muscle mass decreases, body fat increases. Your posture gets worse, exacerbated by years of slouching at a computer. Eventually, your posture is slumped, your tummy is bigger, you might need the replacement of knees or other joints, and you just don’t feel your best.
If you feel like you’re on your way to fitting this description, go visit Julie! She has seen it all and has witnessed the life- changing transformations that this protocol has brought to both men and women who have stayed with the program. The program was first established through an osteoporosis study at the University of Florida Medical Center in the 1980s. The program can help all people increase muscle, improve balance, protect against bone loss, and improve vitality in their lives without injury.
It all starts with a free consultation at the SuperSlow Zone studio to learn how the program works. First, you’ll meet with an instructor. You may be there to enhance your athletic skills, to address health issues, or to improve your appearance. You and your instructor will discuss your short-term and long-term goals and create a plan to help you meet them. You will then be escorted to view the semi-private studio and try out the equipment. As with any life change, your transformation will not happen overnight. If you continue twice a week for at least 3 months, you should expect to see real progress. You will continue to get stronger the longer you continue in the program.
Your individual instructor stays with you during each workout to make sure that you are doing each exercise slowly and efficiently and with proper form. This is the SuperSlow Zone, so you won’t be working up a sweat—there’s no need to wear special clothing or shower after your session. Many clients arrive in their work clothes and stay in them throughout the exercises. After their 20-minute workout, they go back to work dressed the same as when they came.
The key to success is exercising slowly on the weight-training equipment. When you do the exercises slowly, your muscles do the work, but your joints remain unharmed. As muscles are built, your metabolism speeds up, resulting in weight loss and other benefits. You start to sit and stand taller, your fat deposits decrease, and your balance improves, protecting you from falls. The results of this program can be dramatic for clients, from those with debilitating health problems to those who want to be strong and fit, living an active lifestyle at any age.
SuperSlow Zone is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., to make sure all their clients can fit in a workout. Appointments are scheduled in advance. If you have tried the gym scene only to be confused or intimidated, this is your solution. Your instructor stays with you, sets up the equipment, teaches you the proper form, monitors your progress, and keeps you on track to reach your goals.
You’re getting older. Aren’t we all? As Julie aptly states: “Age does not have to control your life.” Regain control of your life and your health by calling SuperSlow Zone at 402-708-5679 and setting up a free consultation. For more information, visit Omaha’s SuperSlow Zone online at superslowzone.com/westomaha/.
Owner Julie Galloway
instructing a client