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Rock Those Short Summer Shorts

lungesMonday Motivation: ROCK THOSE SHORT SUMMER SHORTS Show your legs some love with this quick workout, and wear shorts with the best accessory: confidence!

Monday Motivation

nsvThe scale doesn’t give a complete answer regarding your progress & fitness level.  If you’re noticing any of the points below, YOU’RE MAKING PROGRESS!  More Determined Less Over-Eating More Persistence Greater Focus Drinking More Water Eating More Veggies Cutting Down on Fat  Cutting Back on Sugar Moving More Being More Positive More Confidence Clothes Feel Better […]
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The Secret to Awesome Abs

bosumountainclimberMonday Motivation: GOOD POSTURE, EXERCISE AND DIET MAKE GREAT ABS! Nutrition and fitness experts all agree that flat abs are made possible with the combination of good posture, the right exercises, and a healthy diet. Just in time for swimsuit season, here are some tips to get you started: Good posture: Stand tall, don’t slouch. […]

Do Some Down Dogs

yoga stretches to avoid muscle sorenessMonday Motivation: PRACTICING YOGA MAY BE JUST AS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART AS RUNNING OR SWIMMING! Researchers have found that Yoga helps lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol about as well as aerobic exercises! Yoga helps develop strength, balance, and flexibility Yoga can help Reduce Stress Have a hard time slowing down?  Try a […]

30 Minutes or 3 Miles?

30minutesMonday Motivation: Tempted to skip your workout? Try just 30 minutes or 3 miles. Chances are, you’ll be so into it that you’ll go over the limit.  However, even if you stop at 30 minutes you can still get a great workout!  Need an extra push?  Find more information here or try a 30 minute express class!
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An Excuse to Buy New Shoes

girlstrechingshoesMonday Motivation: WEAR GOOD SHOES Most running shoes last about 350 miles.  If you’ve been hitting the gym (and the treadmill) all winter, chances are, you’re due for a new pair!   WHICH KIND IS BEST FOR YOU? WALKING SHOES are designed for the heel-toe motion of walking, but should not be worn while running. […]
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When & Why You Should Modify

pushupsmodifiedMonday Motivation: THE FOCUS OF YOUR WORKOUT SHOULD BE FULL RANGE OF MOTION   Use exercise modifications when you need them, such as leaving 1 or 2 knees down during push-ups.  Focus on moving as far as possible in each direction during weight activities. Doing so could increase your muscle strength and size more than if you […]

Sitting is the New Smoking

Monday Motivation: GET UP! Prolonged sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, back pain, and depression! GET UP OFF YOUR GLUTES: Stand while talking on the phone Waiting for an appointment?  Stand! Stand (or work out) during TV commercials Ditch the drive-thru and walk in Plan walking […]

Overcoming Challenges

Monday Motivation: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES Experience victory over these common fitness obstacles: TOO BUSY?  Try an express class or interval workout! STUCK INSIDE?  Has the winter weather made it too dangerous to drive?  Check out our YouTube channel for at-home workout ideas! NEW & NERVOUS?  Try these tips for fitness newbies! BORED?  Try one of these 10 Ways […]
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4 Benefits of Balance Training

Monday Motivation: Incorporate BALANCE TRAINING into your fitness routine! 4 BENEFITS OF BALANCE TRAINING: Improves the communication between your brain and muscles. Helps with muscle isolation (so you can’t “cheat” during your workout). Burns more calories because you’re constantly using stabilizer muscles. Helps with core stabilization - this in turn helps to improve your coordination, athletic […]
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