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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 […]

HOW TO: Burn More Calories!

burn 1/3 more calories by combining cardio & weights in 1 workout!If that’s not enough, here are 5 More Reasons why WEIGHTLIFTING should be part of your exercise routine: HEART HEALTH: Lifting weights can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. BURN BELLY FAT: According to Harvard University, women who lift heavy weights lose more belly fat than those who don’t. PREVENT OSTEOPEROSIS and build strong bones. BOOST YOUR METABOLISM:  Lifting […]

February Newsletter

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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, […]

Fit Tip: Try a Trend

Monday Morning Fit Tip: TRY A TREND! If you don’t LOVE your fitness routine – but you would like to – where should you start?  Try a trend (see below) or one of the NEW CLASSES that begin today! TOP FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2015: Body Weight Training Strength Training Yoga Functional Fitness Group Training / […]

Fit Tip: Run for Your Life

run5minutesRunning 5-10 minutes each day COULD ADD 3 YEARS TO YOUR LIFE*! Try adding a short run to your regular workout, or meeting friends for a quick jog after work. *Iowa State University BONUS TIPS: Buy Running Shoes that Fit Quick Workout?  Turn up the Intensity! Great Post-Run Stretches Try Running in the Pool

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: 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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