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HIIT it Hard

It is common knowledge that, for weight loss, the implementation of cardio as well as dietary and strength training alterations, are necessary. Typically, the cardiovascular work performed is what’s called “steady state” cardio. This is essentially any cardiovascular activity done for a prolonged amount of time at around the same intensity throughout. For example, running on the treadmill at 6.0mph …

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5 Ways to Wake Up for a Morning Workout

Getting out of bed can certainly be a struggle for all of us. There are mornings where the thought of getting out of bed while it’s still dark out and heading to the gym can not only be daunting, but downright unappealing. We all do it. You set your alarm the night before, excited for the idea of how healthy …

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Don’t Stress! Two Minutes to a Calmer You

Stress is everywhere. Ask anyone and, without skipping a beat, they’ll run down a list of ten reasons they’re stressed today; but, it doesn’t have to control your life. Take two minutes to destress and have a positive impact on your whole body. Stress is not only mentally taxing, but also encourages the release of the hormone cortisol into your …

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Warm Up This Winter with Dynamic Stretching

It is widely accepted by fitness professionals that a warm-up is essential to optimal performance. The degree, type and longevity of the activity will often encourage the structure of a warm-up. However, despite a change in activity, the main goal of every warm-up is to do just that, increase both the body’s core temperature as well as the muscle temperature. …

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Making It Past the Sticking Point

You’ve been in the gym for about a year’s time. You’ve seen yourself make huge strides forward, not only have your bench numbers gone up but so has your squat! However the longer you spend hitting your weekly routine the less success you find yourself having. Until one day you notice that your lifts seems to be failing consistently at …

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Do You Need a Personal Trainer?

“Everyone needs a personal trainer.” My coworkers and I throw this phrase around at our weekly meeting. We joke that this reality of fitness is true, everyone (even us) would benefit from having their own personal trainer. In my time as a personal trainer I have met hundreds of people inside and outside of the gym who are interested in …

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Quality vs. Quantity: Are All Calories Created Equal?

It is a well known fact that calories taken in by the body have an impact on the weight of an individual. The “calories in/calories out” theory is accepted by most within the fitness world, by consuming more calories than the body burns an individual’s weight increases. On the other end of the spectrum if an individual consumes fewer calories …

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Take Your Metabolism to the Next Level

Your metabolic system is the machine that converts fuel into energy. That is, everything you eat or drink the metabolic system either uses or puts into storage for future use. The more efficient your system, the higher your metabolism is and the quicker you burn calories. While genetics does play a role in your natural metabolic rate, there are ways …

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Meditation: Getting Started

You may have read or heard that more and more people are adding meditation as part of their health and fitness routines. TIME magazine reports that 10 million Americans practice some form of regular meditation – that’s up from only 5 million a decade ago. But just what is meditation and how can you benefit from it? According to Shirley …

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Squat Variations

     Squats are a girl’s (and guy’s!) best friend, right? Regardless of where you are at in your fitness journey everyone has done a squat or two. This movement is full body, incorporating multiple muscle groups such as your Erector Spinae, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, and Gluteus Maximus to name a few. Apart from helping you to gain size and strength in your …

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