• Your Workout Playlist

    Did you know that music can increase the effectiveness of your workout?  Not only can the right tunes boost your energy levels and mood, but music can also help you keep pace and rhythm during exercise.  Choosing the right playlist for your workout can be an important part of your success! The tempo, or speed, […]

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  • Your Mind, Body & Yoga

    The connection between mind and body is irrefutable. In recent years researchers and health care professionals have offered evidence of this connection to encourage use of complementary and alternative medicine. Among the recommended complementary practices is yoga. Practiced by humans for at least the last 5,000 years, yoga is very popular even today. Students of […]

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  • Life Habits from Gold Medal Olympians

    Lately, Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas seem to be everywhere. On late night talk shows to Subway endorsement ads, to their ‘thank you fans for your support, I couldn’t have done it without you!’ tweets gone viral, these inspiring 2012 Olympians know dedication, and just how far it can take them. They’re fierce. They’re committed. […]

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  • Gaining Muscle The Right Way

    Perhaps you have been working out for awhile, and you’re disheartened by the lack of results. You’re on a good time management routine, working out 3-4 times per week balancing work, life, and fitness. You’ve sweated. You’ve sacrificed. But something is missing when you look in the mirror. You may see Captain America staring back […]

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  • 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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