• Calories and Weight Loss

    So, you’re starting to count calories but not sure what exactly that means. After all, can you even define what a calorie is?  (It’s a unit of food, when digested is converted into energy.) But before your head really starts spinning with the ‘how’ and ‘why’s’ of calorie counting, start with this one piece of […]

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  • How to Train Like an Olympic Athlete

    Most people think that Olympic athletes are super-human, that they are born to be winners and belong in an elite  group to which the rest of us will never gain access.  While it is true that many Olympians have some physical advantages that give them the edge in their respective sports, there are many other […]

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  • Pushing past that plateau

    So the scale has stopped moving. You are beginning to imagine that you can feel the pounds creeping back on. That initial feeling of pride and excitement is fading and discouragement may even be settling in. What’s a weight loss warrior – (and sometimes weight loss worrier) to do? Extend your exercise plan to include […]

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  • Fitness Equipment Comparison – Treadmills, Bikes & Ellipticals

    If you’ve ever stood in a large gym facing the plethora of equipment and options at your disposal, chances are, you’re not alone. The same thing can happen in a small gym. Gyms are built with different types of equipment to accommodate a wide range of fitness goals. Free weights, weighted machines, medicine balls, therapeutic […]

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  • Using Your Workout to Beat a Broken Heart

    We’ve all been there. A relationship doesn’t end in a happily ever after, and instead goes down the yellow brick road. When we’re ready to say ‘I do’, our partner is saying ‘I don’t want to’. Are you suffering from a recent breakup? Here are the facts: according to the CDC, 3.4% of Americans are […]

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  • Group Fitness Fun

     Whether you are a fitness class newbie or a seasoned pro, group exercise can take your workout to the next level.  From low-impact to high-endurance, fun to serious, relaxing to heart-pumping, there is a class for you!  Not sure where to start?  Check out this list of common group fitness options: When you think of […]

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  • Working your fitness goals into your vacation

    For most of us vacation means a break from the routine. It also usually means plenty of time for relaxation, family, friends, fun and food. With so much going on your fitness routine may go on a vacation, too.  Sometimes, that’s okay. There is nothing wrong with taking a planned or earned fitness break. In […]

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  • Flexibility Training

    In the fitness world, misconceptions run rampant in regards to flexibility and stretching. Most athletes may have a general understanding of stretching and flexibility training due to their coach’s or trainer’s instruction before or after practices or games for a particular sport. Fewer gym-goers have as much, if any, exposure to flexibility training. Common misconceptions […]

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  • Foods That Enhance Your Workout -Not Hinder It!

    You just ran for 45 minutes on the treadmill. You worked your abs, biceps and glutes better than you have in weeks. And, to top it off, you beat out your BFF with crunches. Your adrenaline is pumping, and the serotonin is flowing (those feel good brain chemicals that make you happier, perkier and wiser!) […]

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  • Basic Exercises for a Better Balanced Body

    Being able to maintain balance is something most people take for granted, especially younger people.  As you age, your body can lose much of its natural ability to be coordinated and balanced.  The risk of falling or having difficulty with coordination while driving is a serious problem in the elderly.  What can be done to […]

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