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Fitness Clubs Talladega AL

Fitness clubs offer group exercise classes, small group training, personal training and more. Read on to learn more information on fitness clubs in Talladega that give access to fitness classes for kids and fitness equipment, as well as advice and content on swimming classes and yoga classes.

Curves For Women
(256) 315-2800
519 Battle St E
Talladega, AL
City Board of Recreation
(256) 362-4767
Parkway St
Talladega, AL
Brothers Fitness
(256) 362-5150
110 17th St
Talladega, AL
Nutrition Challenge
(256) 831-6700
703 Ivey Way
Munford, AL
Pell City Snap Fitness
(205) 338-7666
2401 Stemley Bridge Road
Pell City, AL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Talladega Park Board
(256) 362-0514
502 Spring St S
Talladega, AL
Body Max Fitness Center
(256) 761-0369
126 Court Sq E
Talladega, AL
Talladega Recreation Department
(256) 362-0470
Horn St
Talladega, AL
Total Body Fitness
(205) 338-7400
10640 US Highway 78
Riverside, AL
Tae Kwon DO Plus
(205) 884-9033
1710 Cogswell Ave
Pell City, AL
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Infections, the Immune System, and Cycling


Being in shape and remaining physically active are usually considered synonomous with staying healthy, so at first this section may seem out of place. However, as in all sports, bicycling has the potential for negative health impacts as well. These include general risks associated with all vigorous and prolonged exercise as well as cycling specific injuries. And because of the varied ecosystems one can explore on a bicycle, infectious diseases are a hazard as well.


There is little question that aerobic exercise for 20 to 30 minutes, four times a week improves cardiovascular health and decreases cardiac disease. The only question is "how much is enough"? One recent study of 1000 middle aged men followed for 11 years demonstrated that those who burned fewer than 800 Calories a week in leisure activity (equal to 20 miles of cycling) were 3 1/2 times more likely to have died of a heart problem than those men who expended 2100 Calories per week in aerobic exercise (approximately 50 cycling miles).

Although cardiovascular disease is mentioned most often, there are many other health benefits of regular exercise. Various long term studies have indicated a decrease in cancer rates - one analysis of exercise and breast cancer suggests that recreational physical activity alone decreases a woman's chance of developing the disease - as well as an improvement in mental health and a decrease in depression.


The immune system consists of a complex, interactive grouping of cells, hormones, and other molecular modilators that defend the body from the invasion of foreign cells - whether it be infectious organisms such as viruses or bacteria, or abnormal cells such as cancer cells. Moderate aerobic activity is felt to have a beneficial effect (compared to a sedentary lifestyle) while overtraining and exercise to exhaustion (a marathon for example) are felt to be detrimental - a "J" shaped curve if one graphed out infection rates versus intensity of exercise. This can be a particular problem in the fall and winter months when respiratory infections are more common as people congregate in enclosed areas at work and in school.

A study of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in athletes nicely supports this contention. A recent study by Matthews et al demonstrated a 20% reduction in URTIs in a group of regular, moderate exercisers. In contrast, a study in a group of marathoners (an example of exercising to exhaustion) did demonstrate a significant increase, a 13% incidence of URTIs in the week following the event compared to 2% in the comparison group that enrolled but did not compete.

Is it possible to identify why extreme exercise has this neative effect? Although significant changes in the level and functional activity of immune system parameters have been observed in athletes, investigators have had little success in linking these to a higher incidence of infection ...

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