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Don’t Be Intimidated by Workout Machines

11041916_869381623124969_9170946790645809143_oNEW? Most machines have a picture demonstrating it’s use, making it great for those just starting out. BUILD MUSCLE FASTER: Because the machine encourages proper form, you can lift heavier for faster results – without increasing risk of injury! SPEAKING OF INJURIES… Strength training can be done safely & precisely on the weight machines, so you can […]

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

howmuchexercise  It’s all about the numbers: Those who exercise moderately (brisk walking, group fitness classes) need 150 minutes/week.  Runners and those who enjoy vigorous exercise should aim for 75 minutes. Can I power through a 2-1/2 hour Saturday Sweat Session and call it good? Nope.  To help prevent cardiovascular disease (the #1 cause of death […]

How HEAVY Should Your Weights Be?

WEIGHTSMONDAY MOTIVATION: For maximum results and safety, you need to choose different weights for different exercises!   HOW HEAVY SHOULD I LIFT? To find out what size weights you should be using for an exercise, find the heaviest one that you can use with proper form. (So, one bicep curl, if that’s what you’re going […]

Tips for Cardio Lovers!

11041916_869381623124969_9170946790645809143_oMONDAY MOTIVATION: Do you know that you should be lifting weights – but just love your cardio too much? Combine aerobics and resistance training to LOSE MORE WEIGHT than you would just doing cardio! Alternate weight training/cardio days, or weight train before a cardio class like Zumba Lift weights first, while your body is still fresh, to […]

3 Quick Tips for Perfect Push-Ups!

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5 Quick Tips to >>SQUEEZE<< Exercise into Your Busy Life!

findthetimesmallMONDAY MOTIVATION:     THE EARLY BIRD GETS … FIT! We know it’s hard, but wake up early and get your workout done & over with before your day starts so that nothing else can get in the way! LUNCH HOUR: Can you power walk with a friend, run to the gym for a 30 min […]

This is NOT Your Grandmother’s Workout!

WATER ZUMBAMONDAY MOTIVATION: Make a Splash with Aqua Fitness 4 BENEFITS OF AN AQUA CLASS: PERFECT FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS: Everyone can get a great workout in the water!  Your instructor will offer plenty of options to increase/ decrease the level of difficulty so that you can really go at your own pace! IT’S NOT COMPETITIVE: In […]

How Can You Burn 8,000 Calories?

300caloriesMONDAY MOTIVATION: You only need to burn ~300 calories a day to complete the FREE Spring Fitness Challenge! WHAT WILL YOU TRY FIRST? photo source: Bulu Box

HOW TO: Intensify Your Push-ups!

pushupsmodifiedHOW? You may have heard this called a burpee or a squat thrust push-up… From a standing position, bend down, put your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart, and walk or jump your feet back into plank position.  Do a push-up, then walk or jump your feet back in towards your hands.  Stand up… then start […]

HOW TO: Maximize Your Crunches

Monday Motivation: Don’t relax your abs as you lower your chest away from your knees.  This only gives 1/2 of the ab-toning benefits!  To get the firmest abs possible, keep that contraction on the way back down. Try this method during a QUICK Core Workout! photo source: about.com
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