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Alter Ego Fitness Downtown

Alter Ego Fitness is a part of Downtown Life, fusing fitness with music, fashion and style. Bootcamps and personal training that gets RESULTS!
Address101 SE 2nd Pl Ste 120 Gainesville, FL 32601-6592
Phone(352) 692-5837
Our goals are simple. We want to offer you a great place to workout at a price you can afford. We do both. Our club is full of PRECOR and MED-X equipment, the ambiance is first class, the staff is friendly, we give customer service you rarely find anywhere and we keep our club squeaky clean. Not only that, but our personal trainers are the best in town. We get the most results for our clients and we only hire trainers who are good hearted people.
So how can the club be so nice for such great prices? That's easy... we do a lot of personal training for a club our size. In fact, we do 650% more personal training than the national average for a club our size. This gives us the ability to offer great membership rates, great personal training rates and still have a health club that is stylish, fun, inviting and first class.

Thanksgiving 11/24/2010 — We are closed Thanksgiving day.
Give the gift of fitness 11/11/2010 — If you have a friend in town who is awake at 6 a.m. to squeeze in a morning run, can always be found at the gym or spends weekends outside throwing a football, buy him or her a health and fitness-inspired gift this holiday season.
Do those funky shoes really promote fitness? 11/7/2010 — Toning shoes are a hot fad, but a study suggests it's all a bunch of hype
The Pedometer Test: Americans Take Fewer Steps 10/20/2010 — Americans are thousands of steps behind other countries when it comes to daily physical activity, according to new research that used pedometers to measure movement.
Are you getting essential nutrients from your diet? 9/9/2010 — Its easy to go online and look up the RDA for every vitamin and mineral based on your age and gender. But how much of each of these nutrients are you actually getting from the foods you eat every day and do they meet your RDA?
Gator Games 9/7/2010 — No longer closed early on game days.
The 5 reasons people exercise — what's yours? 9/2/2010 — People exercise for one of five reasons: for work, for health, for recreation, for competition, or for their appearance.
Don't Sit. STAND! 7/23/2010 — Sitting too long raises risk of early death from all causes, study finds
Phys Ed: Your Brain on Exercise 7/13/2010 — What goes on inside your brain when you exercise? That question has preoccupied a growing number of scientists in recent years, as well as many of us who exercise. In the late 1990s, Dr. Fred Gage and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute in San Diego elegantly proved that human and animal brains produce new brain cells (a process called neurogenesis) and that exercise increases neurogenesis. The brains of mice and rats that were allowed to run on wheels pulsed with vigorous, newly born neurons, and those animals then breezed through mazes and other tests of rodent I.Q., showing that neurogenesis improves thinking.
Phys Ed: What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women 7/5/2010 — Several years ago, Dr. David Rowlands, a senior lecturer with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University in New Zealand, set out to study the role of protein in recovery from hard exercise. He asked a group of male cyclists to ride intensely until their legs were aching and virtually all of their stored muscle fuel had been depleted. The cyclists then consumed bars and drinks that contained either mostly carbohydrates or both carbohydrates and protein. Then, over the next few days, they completed two sessions of hard intervals. One took place the following morning; the next, two days later.
Pick Up the Pace in Walking, Biking, to Avoid Putting on Pounds 6/30/2010 — By Nicole Ostrow June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Women who want to prevent weight gain as they get older need to ride a bicycle or walk briskly every day rather than just strolling, a study from Harvard University found.
Closed on 4th of July 6/29/2010 — Attention members: We are going to be closed on the 4th of July
Phys Ed: Does Exercise Help You Sleep Better? 6/2/2010 — Most of us think that exercise improves sleep. But it may be that thinking that exercise improves sleep improves sleep. That, at any rate, is the provocative finding of a new study completed recently in Switzerland and published last month in the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Weighing the Evidence on Exercise 4/19/2010 — How exercise affects body weight is one of the more intriguing and vexing issues in physiology. Exercise burns calories, no one doubts that, and so it should, in theory, produce weight loss, a fact that has prompted countless people to undertake exercise programs to shed pounds. Without significantly changing their diets, few succeed.
Three Workout Tweaks That Build More Size and Strength! 4/5/2010 — It's pretty easy to see why weight training gets boring for most guys. After all, it can be pretty challenging to make things exciting when you're stuck doing the same exercises over and over again.
New Exercise Goal: 60 Minutes a Day 3/24/2010 — A new study shows women need 60 minutes of moderate exercise a day to prevent weight gain as they age if they consume a normal diet.
The Hidden Benefits of Exercise 1/16/2010 — Even Moderate Physical Activity Can Boost the Immune System and Protect Against Chronic Diseases By LAURA LANDRO
Wake-Up Call for Couch Potatoes 1/16/2010 — The federal government, which issued its first physical-activity guidelines for Americans in 2008, is developing a national plan to encourage their use. Here are recommendations for adults:
Improvements Coming in the New Year 12/29/2009 — Stage 1 - New Years renovation plans: Over the New Years holiday we will be renovating the main cardio floor in order to accommodate more pieces of equipment. By creating a platform under the existing cardio we can also clean up the floor of the electrical cords, which members had to walk over in order to enter the machines. The addition of more cardio pieces will hopefully alleviate some of the peak hours crowding.
Is Running Bad for Your Knees? Maybe not. 12/27/2009

Stressed? Try our Yoga Classes! 11/24/2009 — At-Risk College Students Reduce HBP, Anxiety, Depression Through Transcendental Meditation
Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious 11/23/2009 — Researchers at Princeton University recently made a remarkable discovery about the brains of rats that exercise. Some of their neurons respond differently to stress than the neurons of slothful rats. Scientists have known for some time that exercise stimulates the creation of new brain cells (neurons) but not how, precisely, these neurons might be functionally different from other brain cells.

6 New Classes! Free 1/15/2009
Just Something Worth Sharing 12/4/2008 — Thanks to our members for your support and Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday :-) Spread love and peace.. -Josh A.
Olympic Hopeful trains with Ray 10/3/2008 — Isaac Sulsona, a taekwondo Olympic hopeful out of Union County comes to Alter Ego to train with Personal Trainer, Ray Aguilar.
Online Satisfaction Survery 9/24/2008 — Members, or those who have been to the club, tell us what you think.


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