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Add Strength Training to your cardio workouts
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Adding Strength Training Into Your Cardio Routine: Part 2

If you’re seeking to gain greater muscle definition, visible strength, or want to better address muscle imbalances, there’s no need to add expensive equipment to your strength training workouts. Incorporating a few dumbbells and resistance bands isn’t a big investment in time or space and you can even tuck some into an ottoman or under […]

5 spring workouts to do that are free
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5 Free Ways to Get in Shape This Spring

Spring has finally begun to blossom. The days are getting longer and warmer, and soon trees will be lush and flowers will be in full bloom. Summer will be here in no time, which means tank tops, shorts, and bikinis for some. For others, it means rock climbing, swimming or long bike rides. Unsurprisingly, spring […]

Adding Strength to Your Cardio Workouts
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Adding Strength Training Into Your Cardio Routine

Are tight schedules and a lack of equipment keeping you from getting the benefits of strength training? If you find yourself making excuses rather than making your workouts, it’s time to develop a program that works with you and your schedule. Low equipment and no equipment forms of strength training are excellent ways to build […]

Get Your Body ready for the beach
Quick HIIT Exercises

How To Quickly Get Your Beach Body In 8 Weeks – Weeks 5 & 6

Congratulations on making it halfway through the challenge! Weeks 3 & 4 focused on increasing your intensity and introduced more weight with resistance bands and dumbbells. Coming up with weeks 5 & 6 we will add on additional workouts throughout the week. Some days will have both an AM & PM exercise. Saturdays will also introduce […]

Indoor Cycling- woman on a Matrix Fitness Exercise Bike.
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Best Indoor Cycling Hacks to Burn the Most Calories

Indoor cycling burns serious calories.  Cycling workouts get the heart pumping and leaves your metabolism jacked for hours, without impact on your joints.  So if a calorie churning workout is what draws you to your indoor cycling training, it makes sense to maximize efforts to increase the calorie burn.  Wondering how to do it?  Here […]

Beach Body Workout in 8 weeks
Quick HIIT Exercises

How To Quickly Get Your Beach Body In 8 Weeks – Weeks 3 & 4

I hope weeks 1 & 2 of our Beach Body Series went well for you. If you haven’t started yet, that’s okay, it’s never too late. Starting this week we are going to increase our intensity and start challenging ourselves a little bit more. To accomplish this we will add in some weight training with […]

Beach Body Workout
Quick HIIT Exercises

How To Quickly Get Your Beach Body In 8 Weeks

Can you feel it?! The warmth is coming . . .  and with that means summer is coming too! Get in shape and get ready for the beach (and a beach body)! Our wonderful Joli, certified personal trainer, has put together this amazing 8 week program to help us feel and look great on the […]

Woman excited about her fat burning treadmill workout.
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Fat Burning Treadmill Workout -Easy to Follow Steps

Now that you’re all set up with the basics of exactly how to run on a treadmill, it’s time to get more specific and use your treadmill to reach certain goals. For many of you, the number one goal is fat loss. Below are some easy to follow steps for a successful fat burning treadmill workout. […]

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How to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Treadmill Workouts

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 treadmill workouts can be quick and very effective. While there are many ways to get in a HIIT workout (bodyweight […]

Achieving Your PR

Quick, Intense Circuit Training in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Let’s face it, there are times when we just can’t get to the gym for a workout. Maybe you have a little one at home, or have a tight schedule, or you simply don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of a busy gym and having to fight the crowds. Sounds like the […]

Sprint 8 is the perfect fitness solution for beginners to experienced athletes.
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Have the Courage to Try Sprint 8 – It's for Beginners too!

You may have heard about the scientifically proven Sprint 8 program that will blast up to 27% of your body fat away in just 8 weeks. If this sounds intimidating, it really isn’t. You can accomplish this goal in exercising for 20 minutes a day for 3 days a week. The goal of Sprint 8 […]

Man on Upright Exercise Bike doing a HIIT exercise bike workout
Quick HIIT Exercises

Why You'll Love HIIT Exercise Bike Workouts (and How to Do One)

High Intensity Interval Training is one of the most popular and effective approaches to cardiovascular exercise. Research demonstrates that HIIT bike workouts reduce body fat, increase cardiovascular capacity, and even help to control type II diabetes.  On top of that, HIIT exercise bike workouts are efficient.  Replacing one or more of your moderate intensity cardio […]

A woman is exercising and doing a HIIT elliptical workout.
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Great HIIT Elliptical Workouts that Get Results!

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 a HIIT elliptical workout? Take your elliptical workouts to the next level by including HIIT. The elliptical is a great choice when it comes to getting in your interval sessions […]

The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit
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The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit Training Workout (That You Can Do At Home!)

Adding a treadmill into your circuit style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and […]

HIIT Workouts
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Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Running

Treadmills are a great tool to have in every runner’s arsenal. They make sticking to your workouts possible during the winter months, spring rain, and summer heat. They can also make it safer to stick to your running plan when your schedule and family demands leave you training during off hours. That said, if you want […]

Benefits of Professional Delivery & Installation by Johnson Fitness & Wellness
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Benefits of Professional Delivery and Installation for your Fitness Equipment

The benefits of utilizing Johnson Fitness & Wellness Professional Fitness Equipment Technicians to handle your fitness equipment delivery and installation begins with safety and ends with the stress-free experience of starting your home fitness routine. Benefits of Professional Delivery and Installation of Fitness Equipment 1. Our experienced, professional fitness equipment technicians are trained by the […]

Matrix T50 Treadmill with XIR Console - Award Winning Treadmill Review
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Matrix T50 Treadmill with XIR Console – Review

Matrix Fitness T50 Treadmill with XIR Console – Review by Tyler Bastianelli The Matrix T50 Treadmill is a top of the line machine with many features to enhance your workout and keep you coming back for more each time. With a 3.25 HP DC Johnson Drive System, Ultimate Deck System, and 2-ply, 2.2mm belt, this […]

Gardening Exercise
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How to Celebrate National Gardening for Exercise Day

Having a hard time choosing between caring for your summer garden and time in the gym? Why not combine them? Gardening is the original functional exercise, burning 200 to 400 calories per hour (even more if you add in heavy landscaping work). Celebrate National Gardening for Exercise Day on June 6th by leveling up your […]

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Embrace the Burpee!

Whether you love them or hate them, burpees will add a challenge to any fitness routine!  Interestingly enough, burpees have been around since the late 1930’s when Royal H. Burpee (no kidding!) invented the first version as part of a fitness test. The original version was what we would consider a “basic” burpee today…. Squat […]

A woman is exercising and doing a HIIT elliptical workout.
Elliptical Workouts

The Benefits of Low Impact Elliptical Workouts

Are low impact elliptical workouts a good fit for you?  Elliptical workouts are easier on the joints than treadmill walking and running and the calorie burn is very similar.  Here are the benefits of low impact elliptical workouts, with guidance on getting the best workout on your elliptical machine.   Elliptical workouts maintain and improve […]