• Gym Etiquette Refresher

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    If you think about it, the gym is the one place you can go and focus on no one else but yourself. While you may ‘feel the burn’ as you run that seventh mile, or commit to another round of high intensity interval training, the gym is the one place you can unwind, recharge and […]

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  • Turn the beat around: changing up your playlist to get your spark back

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    Research has shown that using music during exercise can reduce your level of perceived exertion. That may mean you are more likely to exercise harder and longer when you crank up the tunes. That’s good news if you find getting in the American Heart Association’s recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week hard to do. […]

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  • Purpose of Workout Clothing (and How to Pick the Right One for You!)

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    You may know that working out in sandals and shorts isn’t a proper workout outfit. You’ve got common sense (and a killer eye for fashion, after all!) But did you know that the wrong workout gear can contribute to distraction, and even lower productivity of your fitness goals? We do, which is why you should […]

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  • Caffeine and Your Brain

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    Caffeine is probably the most popular and commonly used drug in the world. If you get your day started with a morning cup of joe – you probably know why. Caffeine is a stimulant. It provides a boost that improves memory, learning and thinking. Take a few sips and you can feel your motor revving […]

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  • For a Killer Body, Try These Metabolism-Boosting Breakfast Ideas!

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    You know what they say: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, when you rush out of your house, and make go-to double tall latte your breakfast of champions, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Sure, it may be tempting to save some time by not cooking yourself a wholesome, antioxidant and […]

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  • Sunscreen rules: Tips for outdoor workouts

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    Outdoor workouts are a good way to stay in shape. The change in scenery helps keep boredom at bay and the varying terrain can up the intensity of your run or walk or ride. No matter how you choose to be active in the great outdoors, don’t forget the sunscreen. Rates of melanoma – a […]

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  • That Takes Balls, Pt. 3: Bosu Ball Exercises

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    No doubt you’ve seen other gym-goers doing it, although you may not have known what exactly they were doing! The half shaped exercise ball does look a little odd, but the fact is, it produces major results. Target your upper body, improve your overall endurance or even use the Bosu Ball to replace a cardio […]

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  • That Takes Balls, Pt. 2: Medicine Ball Exercises

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    Often mistaken for Swiss balls, medicine balls are smaller and heavier. They have a size similar to a soccer or basketball, and often come with handles. Sometimes they are filled with rice or sand and can be used as a great tool for core stability, and overall strength from head to toe. Are you up […]

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  • That Takes Balls, Pt. 1: Swiss Ball Exercises

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    You may know it as that rubbery, bouncy ball that takes up space in your gym’s weight room. But, what you may not know is what a truly, great workout it can give you. Whether you call it a fit ball, Swiss ball, or exercise ball, it all does the same thing and gives you […]

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  • Don’t Go Nuts…

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    You’ve probably heard that nuts are a healthy addition to well-balanced diet. Regular intake of nuts has been shown to improve heart health by lowering cholesterol, strengthening the arteries (that’s because nuts contain Vitamin E) and reducing the risk of blood clots. Nuts are also high in fiber, which is great for efficient digestion and […]

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