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Benefits of joining a gym or working out at home.
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Working Out at Home vs. Joining a Gym: Which Will Get You Better Results?

The new year has begun with a new opportunity for making your fitness goals happen. Sticking to your fitness goals is going to take some planning. You may be finding yourself weighing the benefits of joining a gym and working out at home. As a personal trainer and fitness instructor, I spend a lot of […]

Staying Committed to Your New Years Resolution
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Fool-Proof Methods for Meeting Your New Year's Resolutions

The right New Year’s resolution is a powerful way to state your intentions for the coming year.  Whether you choose to focus on improving your health, body image, or stress reduction, your fitness plan should support this goal.  Keep your fitness resolution from losing momentum before Valentine’s Day by trying a new tool to stay […]

Black Friday Treadmill Deals 2018
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Black Friday Treadmill Deals

We can’t believe the 2018 holiday shopping season is here! Black Friday isn’t until Friday, November 23rd, but the Black Friday deals for 2018 have already begun. So, how do you know which ones are the best? If you have a treadmill or other fitness equipment on your list, we’ll help you figure out what […]

Summertime workouts on playground
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Summertime Fitness for the Whole Family

As summer continues, you might find yourself wondering how to fit in time for your training program. Entertaining and carpooling school-aged children for their summer schedules can take a bite out of even the most dedicated parent’s fitness routine. Here are a few ideas to keep you and your family on track this summer. Head […]

National Running Day - 5 Ways to Make Running Fun
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5 Ways to keep running fun and boost your motivation

Let’s face it, sometimes running can be a drag. Whether it’s because we run the same old route or distance, or we’re just lacking the love, trying the following five fun-boosting strategies can lift the spirit of your workouts and inspire you to once again run happy.   1. Mix up the terrain. Get out […]

Building the Best Workout Music Playlist
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Building The Best Workout Music Playlist for Exercising

Music has long been used to direct human movement marking back to ancient Romans including the use of drums to synchronize the strokes of their rowers on ships. The human body naturally wants to find rhythm with music and this strategy can be used during exercise as a powerful tactic to drive increased tempo and […]

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The Valuable Horizon Elite T9 Awarded Best Buy Treadmill!

Learn why the Horizon Fitness Elite T9 Treadmill was awarded the Best Buy Award from treadmillreviews.net!

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10 Ways to Love Exercise When You Hate Working Out

If you fall into the “I Don’t Love Exercise But Want To” category, there’s hope for you! Here are 10 ways to love exercise when you hate working out. Take a look at some of these tips that will get you on the right path to making fitness a staple in your daily routine.

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Amazing New Technologies for Fitness from Consumer Electronics Show 2016

The annual, international Consumer Electronics Show is currently being held in Las Vegas, NV. I’m always blown away by some of the amazing technologies that are shown each year and am jealous of anyone who gets to take part in the show. Mashable recently shared some of the Best of CES 2016 and I was […]

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Research Based Strategies to Help your New Year's Resolutions Stick

  New Year’s resolutions frequently get a bad rap and for a good reason. Did you know that simply stating your intention to change can have the ironic effect of alleviating your discomfort with the status quo … sometimes sufficiently to prevent you from actually following through with the change. In the field of social […]

Holiday Challenge
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Join the 2015 Holiday Challenge

Need a little motivation to exercise during the busy holiday season? We’ve partnered with Coach Jenny on the 2015 Holiday Challenge, and we’d love for you to join! It’s a totally free, six-week program and is a proven way to stay fit during the holiday season. If you want to avoid gaining the “Holiday 5” and be entered […]

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Active Vacation Series: What’s Happening in the Race Scene

It’s never been a better time to be a runner. Whether you’re thinking of getting started on a running program, or have been running for years, there is a plethora of fun races to strike the match of motivation. Here are some of my favorite running race trends. Themed Races These races tend to hover […]

Climb Mountain
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Climb Every Mountain, and Everything Else in Your Life Too

This article is the first in the Active Vacation Series. One person’s finish line is another’s mountain summit. Mountain climbing and hiking is one of the fastest growing sports and it’s easy to understand why. It combines the motivation of a challenge with the scenery of the great outdoors and requires travel to beautiful destinations […]

Harness Psychology To Beat Motivational Struggles
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Harness Psychology To Beat Motivational Struggles

Do you find that you’re super motivated to exercise and eat well for a few days, only to have your motivation fizzle out once reality sets in? That’s because willpower is a limited resource. The key to staying motivated for the long-term is to build healthy habits and systems that force you to stay on […]

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Use these Four Tricks to Power Through Tough Workouts

The mind is an effective tool when you know how unleash its power. This is especially important when you’re challenging yourself in a hard workout, or pushing in a race. Managing your mind is just as important as training your body, because the minute your thoughts go south, it affects everything from your how your […]

After the race
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What To Do After You've Run Your Race

You did it! You committed to run a race. You got up early and trained tenaciously. And you finished your race! Now what? It’s common to feel a little down after a race. I call it Post Race Syndrome, or an emotional condition that sets in after you finish reaching a goal. You spend weeks […]

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Stay On Track With ViaFit

Do you love the idea of working out at home, but struggle to stay motivated? Ever wish your food journal, training log, and pedometer could work together to provide you with a clear picture of your progress? ViaFit may be the solution you’ve been looking for. ViaFit keeps track of your workouts and integrates with […]

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How Passport Player Transformed My Home Workouts

Product Review: Passport Player with Virtual Active Technology The interactive workouts of the future are today’s reality. Virtual Active technology provides the experience of exercising in a beautiful setting with a changing terrain that mimics selected workouts. The Passport Media Player by Horizon Fitness offers a convenient and responsive way to experience Virtual Active Technology […]

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Am I A Real Runner?

How did you know when you had truly become a runner? I’m working on running but I’m wondering what it will take to feel like I am a real runner? ~ Tiffany The moment I became a runner in my mind was the moment I finished my first 5K. Up until that point, I felt […]

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Stay Motivated while Working Out at Home

Nothing beats the convenience of working out at home. No commuting, no heavy gym bags, and no crowded locker rooms. Unfortunately, even committed athletes can find themselves struggling to get started when there’s no one keeping score. Need a few tips to maintain your motivation? Give these a try! Create a Space: While it’s convenient […]