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Are You Sitting Down? (Stretches for Hip Flexibility)

girlstrechingshoesSitting all day can cause hip and back pain, along with tight hip flexors.  These stretches can help: KNEELING HIP-FLEXOR STRETCH Step into a lunge position, and lower your back knee to the ground. Keep your upper body straight while you tilt your pelvis forward. Hold for one minute, release, and repeat two more times. […]

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HOW TO: Avoid Muscle Soreness

yoga stretches to avoid muscle sorenessSTART SLOW - Whether you’re new to exercise or just took a few days off, ease into it to keep your muscle fibers happy. HYDRATE - This is your body’s first defense against soreness and most illnesses.  Sip water throughout the day, then 32oz more for each hour of exercise. POST-WORKOUT FUEL – Help speed up the recovery process with a nutritious protein-filled […]

5 Ways to BOOST Your BOOTY

In the new “I’m Doing This for ME!” class, members are requesting mostly CORE and BUTT exercises. Try these 5 exercises to shape & tone your backside:   SQUAT – Squats are fantastic because they work the entire lower body and really rev your metabolism. If squats bug your knees, click here! KICKBACK (see image above) Add resistance bands or […]

5 Fit Tips for Beginners

New to exercise?  Here are some tips to help get you started: START LOW & SLOW.  Begin working out 2 days a week, using light weights.  Gradually work up to exercising several days a week. STRETCH.  After your muscles are warm, holding stretches can increase flexibility and help prevent injuries. MIX IT UP.  For best results, your body needs cardio, […]

5 Quick Tips for a Flat Stomach

girl_situpMAKE TIME FOR CARDIO.  Burn belly fat with fun classes, walking, running, swimming, etc. FORGET FROZEN DINNERS.  Many pre-packaged foods have too much salt which makes you feel sluggish and look bloated.  Focus on fruits and veggies that are packed with water. GOSSIP ON THE GO.  Instead of meeting friends for drinks, invite them to join you at the club! […]

Fit Tip: Love Your Leggings

Monday Morning Fit Tip: LOVE THE WAY YOU LOOK IN LEGGINGS! Whether at the gym or running errands, yoga pants and leggings have become a winter wardrobe staple.  Do a 5 minute cardio warm-up, complete the leg circuit from Popsugar (see below) TWICE, stretch, and you’re done!  Try doing this workout 2 times each week along […]

Fit Tip: 5 Exercises for Flabby Arms

flabbyarmsMonday Morning Fit Tip: TRY THESE 5 EXERCISES FOR FLABBY ARMS You can quickly alleviate the problem of flabby arms by strengthening your biceps and triceps. Try doing 10-15 reps of each exercise.  Beginners = 1 round Intermediate = 2 rounds Advanced = 3 rounds 1. Diamond Push-ups While in a regular pushup position, put […]

Fit Tip: Fix Your Feet

fixyourfeetMonday Morning Fit Tip: FIX YOUR FEET About 75% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives.  Common causes include: Shoes that don’t fit correctly High-heeled shoes Poor posture High-impact exercises Poor balance DO YOU HAVE FOOT PAIN?  TRY THIS:  Take a seat in a comfortable chair.  Put a water bottle, […]

Fit Tip: Tone Up in Front of the TV

tvworkoutMonday Morning Fit Tip: TONE UP IN FRONT OF THE TV Just because the new falls shows are addicting doesn’t mean your body needs to take the shape of the couch!  Instead of working the DVR, work your body during the commercials!  Do as many Tricep Dips* as you can during the 1st commercial.  On […]
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