• How to start a weight lifting routine


    So you’ve decided to start weight training. Good for you.  Weight training improves strength and function of muscle, joints and connective tissue. It has also been shown to improve bone density (we lose bone with age) so we maintain capacity for daily activities over a lifetime, build lean muscle mass and help burn more calories […]

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  • How to make the most of ANY holiday without gaining weight


    You really can enjoy holiday parties, and your favorite homemade treats, without fear of the scale. Try some of these tips so you can stay on track and not feel deprived. Add exercise Yes, you’re busy but it’s a sure bet you can manage 20 to 30 minutes of exercise three times a week. There […]

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  • Don’t wait until after the holidays to start your resolutions!


    The end of another year often leads to evaluation, reflection and for many, regret. We wish we had done more of one thing or better with another. We promise that next year will be different. If that sounds familiar here is another thing to think about – what’s wrong with now? The New Year isn’t […]

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  • Using Food for Fuel: Why Food Affects Your Mood (and What to Do About It!)


    Has the daily grind at the office given you a case of the perpetual Mondays…every day of the week? Do you cure your restlessness or boredom at work by heading to the vending machine and treating yourself to chocolate candy or microwave popcorn? While those high calorie tasty treats may feel great going down, they’ll […]

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  • When there’s no time in the day for exercise – 5 minute fat blasters that work


    No matter how much we wish for it days will not be extended to 25 hours. That means we have to do the best we can with the 24 we are given. If that limit still leaves you scrambling for time to exercise, don’t worry. Here is a 5 minute fat blasting workout that fits […]

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  • You really are stronger than you think


    Henry Ford once said, “whether you think you can, or think you can’t you’re right.” Keep those words of wisdom in mind as you reach for new challenges. Maybe your goal is to exercise more willpower, achieve a new personal best or lift more than you ever have before. Whatever it is you can do […]

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  • Clever ways to get exercise worked into your day


    We all have the same complaint. We would love to exercise if we just had more time. Resolve now to put that excuse to rest. There are ways that even the most jam packed schedule can accommodate 30 minutes of exercise. Try one of these tips to get yourself moving more often. Be the early […]

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  • Why Exercise Boosts Your Mood (and How to Improve Yours!)


    Has your significant other, boss or best friend subtly suggested you could use a mood makeover lately? Ouch. Do you have a case of the ‘bah humbugs’ instead of feeling like you want to spread some holiday cheer? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Simply boost your weekly (or daily) exercise by getting creative […]

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  • The Best and Worst Foods to Eat After Your Cardio Class

    The Best and Worst Foods to Eat After Your Cardio ClasYou had a great workout and now you’re starving, time for a treat? Not so fast. If your treat has more sugar and fat than protein and carbs you may want to want to skip it. After exercise your muscles need fuel for recovery. The […]

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  • 3 Things All Personal Trainers Agree On


    When it comes to a personal trainer, there is no ‘one size fits all’.  Based on their schooling, personal experience and belief system, no trainer is the same as the next. So, what can you believe when it comes to attaining the fittest and sexiest body you’ve ever had? Apply the following three rules of […]

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