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Quick Fix: Triceps

quickfix-TricepsLots of ladies want to work their upper arms, but Tricep Kickbacks are often done wrong.  Use these tips for kickback perfection: CHECK YOUR FORM – head/neck/back should be in neutral alignment with your elbows high and tight against your sides SLOW & STEADY – stop using momentum; it builds little to no strength and muscle tone […]

Are You Competitive?

competitionUse your naturally competitive spirit to push yourself during workouts! BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT: Set a goal just for today. You could choose calories burned, number of reps or miles, completed classes; any goal you’d like! IN A CLASS OR COACHING: When you notice a fellow member who is pushing really hard, try to match their […]
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10 Habits of FIT People

good-habitsEXERCISE. Even when you don’t feel like it. Remind yourself of how great you’ll feel afterwards! MAKE IT A GAME. If you’re a competitive person, try a fitness tracker (like a fit bit). Aim for 10,000 steps a day or try and beat your top calories burned. USE A FOAM ROLLER for increased range of […]

Roll Out the Kinks!

foamrollerMonday Motivation: Athletes and physical therapists use foam rollers to smooth, lengthen, and relax tired muscles. Rolling also increases blood circulation to boost recovery time and performance. Try rolling out the kinks after your next workout! READ MORE: 7 Ways to Use a Foam Roller 5 Common Rolling Mistakes Receive the Monday Motivation Tip Via […]

An Apple a Day…

anappleadayMonday Motivation: In a new study at Cornell, people who ate an apple before grocery shopping purchased 28% more fruits and vegetables than those who’d eaten a cookie, and 25% more than those who hadn’t eaten. Healthy eating may put you in a healthy mindset – so try this trick before heading to the grocery, a party, […]

4 Common Workout Mistakes – and How to Fix Them!

4Mistake #1: DOING CORE WORK FIRST Whether it’s squats, lunges, shoulder presses, or step-ups, you recruit your core muscles for balance.  Wait to focus on abs at the end of your workout and they’ll already be in a partly fatigued state.  Bonus: This means you have to do less core work overall. Mistake #2: TOO MUCH STEADY-STATE CARDIO […]

Taking a Vacation… From the Gym?

Progress Fades  YOU CAN LOSE UP TO 50% OF YOUR HARD-EARNED FITNESS GAINS IN A SINGLE WEEK OF INACTIVITY! Skipping a workout every once in a while is nothing to worry about – sometimes your body needs to rest and recover.  However, after 1 week off, you start to lose whatever progress you most recently made.  After […]
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Monday Motivation

friendsdontletfriendsHAVING A WORKOUT PARTNER: Keeps you accountable Pushes you harder – some studies show TWICE the progress with a workout buddy! Helps you stay motivated and inspired Can encourage you to try new exercises or classes CHOOSING A PARTNER: Pick someone with a similar fitness level, and you can progress together You may want a […]
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Healthy Eating Myths – BUSTED!

healthyeatingmythsMYTH #1: Frozen fruits & vegetables are less nutritious than fresh ones. Frozen fruits and vegetables are flash-frozen within hours of being picked, locking in a majority of the nutrients. Take advantage of fresh produce when you can-but keeping a stash of frozen produce on-hand for times when you’re in a hurry or it’s not […]

Unexpected Benefits of Regular Exercise

Unexpected Benefits (1)REDUCE STRESS * BOOST HAPPY CHEMICALS * IMPROVE SELF-CONFIDENCE * ENJOY THE OUTDOORS * PREVENT COGNITIVE DECLINE * ALLEVIATE ANXIETY * BOOST BRAIN POWER * SHARPEN MEMORY * INCREASE RELAXATION * GET MORE DONE * TAP INTO CREATIVITY * INSPIRE OTHERS   Inspire your friends – invite them to Victory with you!
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