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Sports Drinks: Do YOU Need Them?

water1Loving this helpful infographic from UPMC! * *Find more tips for staying hydrated here!* *

Burn More Calories on the Elliptical!

ellipticalMONDAY MOTIVATION: Boost Your Calorie Burn!   WORK YOUR ENTIRE BODY: Choose a machine that requires both leg and arm work. You’ll activate more muscles while improving circulation, increasing calorie burn, and strengthening your abs, back and core! LOOK FOR AN “INTERVAL” SETTING: Intervals are challenging, but they also get the job done faster! Be […]

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 […]

6 Mistakes that Slow Down your Metabolism

coffeecupEATING A BAGEL FOR BREAKFAST: It’s important to eat in the morning to jumpstart your metabolism, but try adding around 20 grams of protein (ex. greek yogurt) to your first meal of the day.  It takes more energy to digest than carbohydrates, and promotes muscle mass! DRINKING DECAF: caffeinated coffee can increase your metabolism by […]

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 this QUICK Core Workout! photo source: about.com

5 Foods that Boost Your Energy

5foodsquickenergy  Monday Motivation: Next time you’re feeling that midday energy dip, pass on the pop and skip a trip to the vending machine!  Caffeine and sugar give you an energy spike, but the crash that follows will leave you feeling even more tired than before. Instead, try these 5 foods that help naturally boost your energy […]

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 […]
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