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How To Train With A Heart-Rate Monitor

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February 21st, 2018

Q: What are some of the benefits of heart rate training and what devices do you recommend (strap or watch) ~ Brenda A: Heart-rate monitors are a valuable tool for training for performance and fitness. They give you instant biofeedback in the moment about how your body is responding to the workout, which allows you to […]

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How to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on an Elliptical

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December 13th, 2017

When most people think about High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) workouts, they often associate them with the treadmill, bike or outdoor sprinting. But what about the elliptical? Sure, many people may hop on their elliptical for 30 minutes or so and vary the intensity, but very few take it to the full HIIT level. […]

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A Comprehensive Fitness Plan for Surviving Winter

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November 8th, 2017

Winter is a fabulous time to start a running training program. It’s a great time to build your running base and develop your fitness fundamentals including strength and flexibility. Whether you’re training for a spring half marathon, or learning to run for the very first time, use these tips and tools to get started on […]

Mix Up Your Reps & Weights For Better Gains

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July 27th, 2017

Plateaus are often part of the process when it comes to a fitness training routine.  Sometimes it’s the body hitting a strength plateau, getting stuck in the middle of a weight loss goal, or not being able to break through a distance or time barrier on a run. The human body has an amazing way […]

5K Training Tactics to Schedule to Crush Your PR

5K Training Tactics to Schedule to Crush Your Personal Record

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July 24th, 2017

This 5K training schedule will get you ready to take control of your preparation to level up your 5K performance. While you can never guarantee hitting your next personal record, you’ll want to check out these techniques. From your training schedule to pre-race nutrition, preparation is the difference between a pretty good run and leading […]

What To Do The Night Before A 5K Race

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June 2nd, 2017

Q:  I have my first race coming up. Do you have any tips on what to do the night before a 5K race? -MacKenzie That’s exciting! You are wise to ask this question ahead of time as it pays to be organized and ready to go before the race nerves start to kick in. Here […]

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How to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on a Treadmill

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May 10th, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is one of the top training trends in the fitness industry today. In addition to being a good challenge (the words “high intensity” in the title give that away), HIIT workouts can be quick and very effective. While there are many ways to get in a HIIT workout (bodyweight intervals, […]

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Why The Rowing Machine Is The Most Underrated Fitness Tool

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April 21st, 2017

Burn an average of 800 calories an hour rowing! Rowing is a full-body cardio and strength workout. Learn how to master proper rowing form to get maximum benefit.

How I Learned to Love the Elliptical (Hint: it has to do with a Heart Rate Monitor)

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February 14th, 2017

As a runner, I used to dread my off-days. I know running every day isn’t good over the long term. So once or twice a week, I’ll hop on an elliptical machine to supplement my running workouts. One of the reasons running appeals to me is that it has very concrete measurements that I’m familiar […]

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How to Use A Heart Rate Monitor To Increase Your Fitness (Part 2)

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February 8th, 2017

How to use a heart rate monitor to get push your fitness to new levels. Get the exact lactate threshold workouts personal trainers use.

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How to Use A Heart Rate Monitor To Increase Your Fitness (Part 1)

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February 7th, 2017

Work out smarter! How to use a heart rate monitor to determine your base heart rate. Take the max heart rate test and build personalized workouts.

Why Resistance Bands are the Perfect Strength Training Tool

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November 17th, 2016

Resistance bands are portable and easy to store, making them ideal for home and travel workouts. Build strength with these 3 workouts (includes videos).