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Groaners Fitness Club in Grangeville Idaho is accessible 24 hours with a membership.

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Groaners Fitness Club in Grangeville Idaho is accessible 24 hours with a membership.

Neighborhood Expert: Julie Hauger, Owner and Operator of Groaners Fitness Club

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Julie Hauger is the owner and operator of Groaners Fitness Club in Grangeville, Idaho.

Most gym-goers work hard throughout the year, keeping fit with scheduled workout days in order to stay youthful, manage weight and look great. Yet, far too many folks throw it all away when those lazy days of summer roll around, avoiding the gym in favor of outdoor activities.

“Do athletes stop training in their off-season? Nope!” said Julie Hauger, Groaners Fitness Club in Grangeville. “They continue to exercise and eat right so that their bodies maintain the gains they work so hard to achieve.”

As the summer approaches, Hauger said, you may think of yourself as being more “active” outside (a good thing) and may consider suspending your gym membership (a bad thing!) which disrupts the schedule you maintained throughout the fall and winter.

“Remember this,” she said. “When you stop your workout, your body can ‘detrain’ in as little as two to three weeks. That means, all those gains you worked so hard to achieve may start to reverse the longer you stay away from your workouts,” which means you’ll have to work harder to get them back.

To remain in great shape, don’t abandon the gym and your strength training sessions. Continue to enjoy your favorite summertime activities, but be sure to incorporate just one or two strength sessions into your weekly workout routine.

When September rolls around, return to more frequent trips to the gym and increase the volume of your training. You’ll be in much better shape, and your body will thank you for it.

Now! Groaners summertime student special: $55 for three months.

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