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The owner of IN30 Fit in Tequesta, Joe Carabase, also owns a gym in Connecticut called m.e.l.t. Fitness (www.meltworkout.com). This is a clip Joe did with WFSB Channel 3 in response to Connecticut’s guideline for gyms to require members to wear masks while exercising if within 12 feet of each other.

There are serious health and economic implications that have appeared to be overlooked and need to be discussed at the highest level of our state.

First and foremost, put exercising with a mask aside, most of us already breathe wrong.

We tend to use the wrong muscles to breath and we tend to breathe in a shallow way. The scalene neck muscles should be the secondary breathing muscles and our diaphragm should be used primarily for breathing. However, due to a number of factors from our technology usage, stress, poor movement and postural patterns, we tend to overuse our scalene muscles.

Plus, most of us (even the most advanced fitness enthusiast) breath in reverse. Reverse breathing is when you inhale on the breath in and exhale on the breath out. This in of itself is a major issue as its partly years of bad habit from never getting taught proper breathing and it requires time n focus to re learn correct breathing patterns of which go against our natural tendency.

No one wants to push their belly out! This can be even harder for the person who is already self conscious about their midsection.

While we should and we could all breathe better during exercise, but right now it’s better for us to exercise for the physical and mental benefit. After three months of quarantine, people want to & deserve to get out of their house and escape the chaos for a short time. Masks are psychological triggers for all stress COVID related.

When Happens When You Wear A Mask During Exercise
Wearing a mask when you’re training is like inducing someone with asthma. When you wear a mask and exercise, you’re taking in a lot of CO2 and your body cannot handle levels that high.
As a result, you’ll gasp for air and since air is restricted, it’s likely you will fatigue quicker, get light headed and potentially hyperventilate. Putting on a mask when exercising makes the task of breathing 10x harder because of the restricted air flow. This is especially challenging as we move into the hotter summer months.

The Collateral Damage Of Wearing A Mask When Exercising
When you restrict airflow, the body reacts in a fight or flight state where breathing becomes shallow and we use the upper chest and neck area as primary muscles for breathing. As a result, there are several issues:
-Increased Stress
-Postural issues
-Economic concerns

Increased Stress
Poor breathing causes stress in the body through compensation & overuse, yet stress causes poor breathing due to the fight or flight response. It’s a double whammy of trouble which is why we do not want to make breathing harder nor stop people from releasing stress via exercise.

Right now as a society stress levels are through the roof. Exercising in a place where you feel at home and free from the chaos of the world, above all the physical benefits should be a healthy outlet to reduce stress…NOT something else to increase stress through restrictive breathing.

More anxiety?
When our breathing becomes restrictive and we tap into our fight or flight mode, the body sends oxygen to the muscles in preparation for action. Even while exercising, it’s unlikely all the oxygen will be used which creates an imbalance with CO2 in the body and gives off symptoms of anxiety.

As a result of our typical fight or flight response, our cortisol levels increase which decreases our immune system, something we need now more than ever.

Postural Issues From Wearing A Mask When You Exercise
Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with thousands upon thousands of people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. A high percentage of clients in most gyms like mine already carry tension in their neck and chest.

A tight neck can create (or worsen) neck pain as well as lend itself to shoulder issues. Tight pecs can create (or worsen) shoulder and low back problems.

Another issue is core stability. To breath correctly, you need a strong connection to your midline as well as strong transverse abdominals. Since we often sit more than we stand and especially since we have been cooped up in the house for the past three months, a weak core is a major concern for most people which adds another layer of complexity to proper breathing.

When you overuse your neck muscles for breathing, you also tend to also overuse our face and jaw through contractions from shallow breathing which can cause headaches.

One last major posture concern I’d like to share is that of numbness and tingling in arms & hands. When the neck and chest tighten, it restricts the blood and nerve pathways down your arm which can result in numbness and tingling.

Are you looking for a SAFE place to workout?

Email us today to set up your first workout free! Getresults@in30fatloss.com

We are located at 304 Tequesta Drive, in Tequesta FL just minutes from Jupiter, FL.

Core strength is one of the most important part of your fitness as it helps protects your spine & low back as well as supports your posture. One of the best ways to train your core is through dynamic stability movement where you add movement as you hold a position. Pictured here is a Hollow Sweeper where you hold a hollow position with your shoulders lifted, chin tucked, ribs down, focusing on breathing into your low back then once you add the position, to “sweep” your arms overhead up/back, slow and under control.

At IN30 Fit, we make sure to hit your core everyday in a different way.

If you’re looking into personal training or to get back into a gym, send us an email to set up your first workout FREE! getresults@in30fit.com

Here at IN30 Fit, our Tequesta & Jupiter based clientele are like family!

When you come into our gym, whether you workout with a family member or friend, within minutes you’ll find yourself connected to fellow members!

What You Can Look Forward to:

-No judgement.

-Family like atmosphere

-Like minded people who don’t care who you are or how you look

-No competition among members: While the collective group personal training energy is enough to power a small city, no one is competing against each other. It’s YOU vs YOU.

If you’re looking to get back into a fitness routine and a safe + friendly gym where you’re a part of a family, not just a number, come see us!

We are located on 304 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, just over the bridge Jupiter.

Email us now to set up a free class! Getresults@in30fatloss.com.



In an effort to maintain social distancing at our gym in Tequesta/Jupiter,, we have created blocks that are either 6×6 or 7×7, with all the equipment you’ll need for the workout and 8 feet away from the next person so you can benefit from the gym energy but get ALL the space you need to keep you safe!

Are you looking to get out of the house and get back into a fitness routine?

We would LOVE to help ya :). You’ll find IN30 Fit is unlike any other gym in Tequesta or Jupiter! Shoot us an email today to get set up for a FREE workout! Getresults@in30fatloss.com



Tequesta / Jupiter Personal Training Clients

We are laser focused on keeping our workout/gym/fitness environment as sanitized and safe as possible due to COVID19.

Here are a few things we are doing:

-Require sanitization upon entry.

-Limit the amount of people in our gym lobby and in our overall gym – 50% capacity.

-We are taking social distancing very seriously. Each member gets their own 6 x 6 space, 8 feet away from the next person.

-Everyone is required to sanitize whatever equipment they use.

Here are what a few of our Jupiter / Tequesta members had to say since we reopened:

“Its comforting to know everything is sprayed down after use.”

“I dont feel like anyone is breathing anywhere near me…everyone is so far away but its great to be out in the world with people in a safe way!”

“The gym is cleaner than ever!”

Due to our gym capacity, space is limited but we do have some openings! Email us ASAP if you’d like to reserve a spot getresults@in30fatloss.com .


We Are OPEN! 

What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe

1. Controlled Experience From Entry To Exit:

  • We are limiting the amount of people in the lobby to 4 once, so if you see 4 or more in the lobby when you are walking in, please wait outside for people to pass through.
  • As soon as you walk in, there will be sanitizer, we are asking that EVERYONE uses it.
  • We are asking everyone to put their shoes on, on the workout floor in their own space rather than in the lobby.
  • We are keeping our lobby door open and our back door (near bathroom) propped open to limit regular touching of handles.
  • For any membership/billing question, please email getresults@in30fatloss.com we will handle it there (please do not message on facebook as it can be very hard to track).
  • We will take care of what we can via email otherwise call you asap.

2. 8 FEET APART Social Distancing – Stationary Shred:

  • You’ll get your own equipment & your own space, 8 feet apart!
  • There will be designated spaces for each individual with the equipment needed for the workout, labeled “Beginner,” “Moderate” & “Advanced.”

3. Heighten Sanitization & Cleaning:

  • Sanitizer stations upon entry.
  • We are requiring ALL members to clean the equipment they used after use.
  •  There will be 14 spray bottles, 9 trash cans and plenty of paper towels and/or wipes.
  • We’re getting two sinks in the studio! One will arrive within next week, another first week of June.
  • Coaches will be cleaning in between workout times  and we have a cleaner who will be cleaning daily!

4. Knocking Out Stress With Your Own Gloves!

  •  No more sharing gloves OR wraps so you will need your own pair of each.
  • We are selling our used – DISINFECTED gloves for $15. Note, we had a professional company come in and disinfect these gloves.
  • We will be running a sale and putting in a big order this week or you can bring your own!
  • Boxing will start back June 2nd so we have plenty of time for everyone to get their own gloves.
  • Boxing will only and always be Tues/Thursdays only so you always know what days you’ll need your gloves.

5. NO Contact:

  • We are digitizing all forms so you can access your phone.
  • As soon as you come in, you will have a key tag where you’ll scan to check into studio. Note, signing up ahead of time is to reserve your time, checking in upon entry is to checkin.
  • Until we have the scan tags, please sanitize your hands after checking in on the ipad.
  • There will be verbal cueing only.

6. Additional Start Times and all times spaced one hour apart.

7. Required B.Y.O.M. & towel.

You will be required to bring your own mat or towel to lay on.

8. Continued Online LIVE Coaching & Regularly Updated Membership Website.

9. Advanced Scheduling & Membership Changes

  • You will be required to sign up ahead for on mindbody – no walkins.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so there is plenty of time.

10. In & Out!

We’re going to continue to have fun during your time in the studio and outside of workout times with scheduled social distancing – socials, but we will be keeping people moving after their workout time to keep everyone safe.

11. Foam Rolling:

  • While we will not be providing foam rollers or balls for the near future, you are welcome to bring your own to use before the scheduled start time.
  • We will also have some for purchase.

12. Clean & Sanitize Air Flow

  • All of our fans have been thoroughly cleaned and we will continue to do so.
  • We are working with our landlord to look into additional precautions for our air conditioning system.

13. COVID19 Liability Waivers:


14. We are NOT requiring you to wear a mask when you exercise as its very dangerous for several reasons. Please see this video Joe did with WFSB Channel 3:

If you have any questions or concerns, comment below or email us getresults@in30fatloss.com