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Fool-Proof Methods for Meeting Your New Year’s Resolutions

by December 29th, 2017

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 […]

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Upgrading to a Plank Tap for a Stronger Core

by December 26th, 2017

Have you become bored with regular old planks or find them to be a little too easy?  Then the Plank Tap – or Pledge Plank – might be just what you’re looking for.  By adding a little movement to your planks you’ll not only find them to be a little less dull, but you’ll notice […]

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Merry Stressmas? How Exercise Can Reduce your Holiday Stress.

by December 22nd, 2017

Fitting in shopping while prepping for the holidays? Juggling family and financial obligations?  Overwhelmed by parties with too much food and alcohol? There are good reasons that the holidays can skyrocket your stress level.  If you’re looking for ways to relieve that holiday stress, exercise will help. Exercise is one of the most powerful stress […]

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5 Signs It’s Time to Switch Up Your Workout Routine

by December 21st, 2017

A common question every fitness enthusiast will deal with at some point is, “when do you know it’s time to change-up your workout routine?” This can be a challenge for a lot of people, especially those who do not like change.  For some of you, it took a while to find something you really like […]

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Pre-Workout Nutrition

by December 20th, 2017

As you establish your training plan, it’s important to support your activity through sound pre-workout nutrition. The most common struggles related to sports nutrition includes not eating enough, eating the wrong foods at the wrong times, or skipping workout nutrition entirely. Let’s take a closer look at how skipping a pre-workout meal can set you back […]

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Do the Spider Lunge for Better Movement

by December 19th, 2017

Mobility is something that nearly everyone needs to work on. Whether you’re on your feet all day or sitting at a desk for 8 hours at a time, becoming more mobile is essential to our overall health. Why then do so many people struggle when it comes to working mobility into their workout routines?  Maybe […]

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Why You’ll Love HIIT Workouts on the Exercise Bike (and How to Do One)

by December 14th, 2017

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

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

by 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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Mastering the Dip: Dos, Don’ts, and Modifications

by December 12th, 2017

If you’re looking for a great exercise that will build some serious upper body muscle, look no further than the dip!  Dips are an ideal compound exercise and are an ideal way to work the chest, shoulders and triceps. Bodyweight dips do require you to have a pretty good base level of strength throughout your […]

Working out during Cold and Flu Season

Working Out During Cold and Flu Season

by December 7th, 2017

I’ve only recently realized that there’s more than cold weather and busy schedules working against my exercise regime during this time of year. It’s also the cold and flu season. Although many hardcore exercise enthusiasts will simply work through their illness, is this always the best decision? When is it safe to work out and […]

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Top 4 Reasons to Perfect the Medicine Ball Slam

by December 5th, 2017

In recent years, the medicine ball slam has gained popularity in the fitness world.  Not only do slams have a number of great benefits – like burning fat, increasing strength, developing explosive power – but they’re also fun to do! Increase Explosive Power The goal of the ball slam is to raise the ball overhead […]

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7 Tips for running and biking in winter weather

by December 1st, 2017

When it’s cold out, running and biking are less pleasant and more dangerous. One solution is to get your cardio on stationary machines all winter long. Another is to quit cardio altogether until the weather warms up. But nothing beats the burn of some good, old-fashioned roadwork. Here are seven tips to help you get […]