Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Free Spirit Dance: Up to 64% Off Barre Fitness, Zumba Classes and More
Buy now for only $
Discount 55% Off
With today’s Groupon great deal to Free Spirit Dance, for only $35, you can get Six Fitness Classes! That’s a saving of 55% Off! You may buy 1 vouchers for yourself and 1 as gifts & the Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase.
Choose Between Two Options:
- C$35 for Six Fitness Classes (C$90 value)
- C$65 for 12 Fitness Classes (C$180 value)
This is a limited 2-day only sale that will expire at midnight on Tuesday September 29, 2015.
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In a Nutshell
Students burn fat with yoga, barre, Zumba, Groove fitness classes, and BassBurn workouts with live DJs
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Must sign waiver. Registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Six class option must be used within 3 months of first visit. Twelve class option must be used within 6 months of first visit. All classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Free Spirit Dance
112 16 Ave NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0H2
Metabolism: Balancing the Body’s Ledger
Running burns calories, but adding muscle can help you burn calories even while sitting still. Learn why with Groupon’s guide to the metabolism.
To make sense of metabolism, it’s easiest to think of the body as a machine with countless functions and very specific fuel requirements. When we eat, enzymes in our digestive system break down food into its component ingredients: proteins devolve into amino acids, fats into fatty acids, and carbohydrates into sugars such as glucose. These then seep into the blood stream and spread throughout the body, so that thousands of metabolic reactions happen at the same time. Some of the energy from these acids and sugars gets used for specific bodily maintenance functions, such as pumping the heart or yelling to scare away a mean-looking squirrel. Whatever isn’t needed right away will be stored as fat for later use.
To avoid gaining extra fat deposits, we must use all the calories that we ingest. The speed at which energy is burned while at rest is called the Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, and it’s affected by a person’s age, sex, and proportion of muscle to fat. The older a person is, the lower their BMR typically is; men generally have a higher BMR than women; and the body burns more calories to maintain muscle than fat. (After all, it would be a rather poor design if the body had to use a great deal of energy just to maintain its energy reserves.) Our BMR adjusts according to our lifestyle, slowing down when food is scarce and speeding up when we have to eat our way out of the wreckage of a popcorn-factory explosion. This is why eating five smaller meals throughout the day can help people lose weight, whereas starvation diets often result in little to no weight loss.
How the body uses its fuel was a perplexing mystery for generations of thinkers. In the 1600s, a man by the name of Santorio Santorio took it upon himself to study body weight. For 30 years he weighed everything that went into his body and everything that came out, often eating, working, and sleeping on a scale. What he found was that his total visible excreta was less than the amount of food he ingested, but the difference couldn’t be accounted for by his weight gain. This led him to come up with the theory of insensible perspiration—the unpalatable idea that we constantly expel waste through our skin.
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