• 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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  • Preparing for Race Day

    Whether your goal is to win a medal, place in the top of your age group or just cross the finish line it is important to prepare for race day. Obviously, one of the most important things you can do to prepare for race day is commit to an appropriate training regimen. Still, your plan […]

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  • Cardio Training

    Whether you need to train for an upcoming competitive baseball or adult softball season, a 5k for charity, or you simply want to get in better shape, cardiorespiratory training (i.e. walking, cycling, running) plays a key role. There is more to being fit than simply lifting weights. Cardiorespiratory fitness enables the heart to grow bigger […]

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  • When the Office is Your Gym – Staying Healthy at Work

    Have you ever said to someone, “I don’t have time to exercise.  After work, I’m just too tired!” Your 12 hour work day may help you earn that promotion but it isn’t doing much for your metabolism. Do you need a workout that will be compatible with your demanding work schedule?  If your career requires […]

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  • Fit Pregnancy: Best Workouts for Moms-to-Be

    Think you can’t exercise while pregnant? Think again!  In a normal, low-risk pregnancy, exercise is safe and beneficial as long as you follow a few important guidelines:  Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program, especially when pregnant.  Never overdo it or allow your heart rate to become too elevated.  Drink plenty of water […]

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