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Heavy Lifting – Why Weight Training is Good for Women

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The evolution of women’s fitness Fitness fads have come and gone over the decades.  In the 80’s it was all about spandex and step aerobics.  In the 90’s we had Billy Blanks and the Taebo crew.  Fast forward to today and there’s everything from Zumba to CrossFit.  Women’s fitness has also evolved with the times.  It wasn’t that long ago …

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4 Reasons to Work Out with a Partner

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Working out with a partner isn’t a perfect situation all the time. But it definitely has it’s perks. Here are 4 main reasons why having a partner to hit the gym with makes for a better workout experience: 1. Motivation, Multiplied A workout partner can hold you accountable and encourage you. Sometimes we just don’t feel like going to work …

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8 Ways to Spice Up Your Bicep Curls

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We’ve all done it. A plain, boring, run-of-the-mill bicep curl in the gym. In front of the mirror. Sure, you can change it a little by doing “hammer curls” (palms facing inward), or use the preacher curl bench with the bar…but what about making those curls a little more functional? Why not work a different part of your body, increase …

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Intro to Carb Cycling

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Many people are confused when it comes to carb cycling. What is it, exactly? And can it be beneficial for them? While it can work for anyone, carb cycling is an advanced diet strategy that requires testing and manipulation to determine what is best for each individual. What is Carb Cycling? Carb cycling encourages people to manage and adjust their carb intake …

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Balance Training – It’s for You!

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Without even thinking about it, we use our balance constantly for everyday activities: walking, leaning over to tie our shoe – even getting out of a chair. And whether you are a professional athlete or a beginner, balance training should play a huge role in your fitness routine. To do almost any type of exercise you need core and adequate …

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Preparing to Compete

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 Most of us can relate to the “I used to be an athlete” scenario. Whether we are still trying to compete recreationally or even more seriously on an amateur level, it is amazing how far focusing on our fitness can help us compete at our best. Currently, I compete in a women’s basketball league once a week. I can undeniably …

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Another Post about Goal Setting

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It’s January. If you’re anything like me, your Facebook feed, homepage, and inbox are inundated with New Year’s speak: “2016 – Your Best Year Yet”… “ New Diet Trends for the New Year”… “ New Year, New You”… “Reach Your Goals in 2016”…blah…blah…blah. So here’s another one. Just kidding. This is about goal setting. But it’s real talk about goal …

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The Benefits of Rest

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Rest day…taking a break…days off from the gym… For some, these terms are cringe-worthy. For others, they are simply part of your routine. Whichever category you fit into, rest is something we all need to think about to maintain balance for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Resting throughout the week during your regular exercise routine is extremely important.  Your …

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FAQ – #1

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Q: Should I substitute a protein shake for a meal? A: The ideal form of protein intake should come from real food. Protein supplements are just that… supplements. You receive the most nutrients and benefits from clean, non-processed types of food. Shakes or bars are convenient as a quick protein source for post workout or when you’re in a hurry or on the go. …