Body Language Focuses on the Family – Part 3

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Kati Shed (Rosalyn, 4 1/2 Months) Working out has been a good stress reliever and a sense of normalcy from before having a baby. Body language has been a part of this by giving me a great place to go to work out and know my little one is being taken care of while I work out even when it’s …

Body Language Focuses on the Family – Part 2

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Kayla & James Butler (Ruby, 9 1/2 Months) Working out postpartum has had a huge impact on my mental health. Taking some time during my day to focus on my health and wellness enables me to come home refreshed to be a better mom and wife! My husband has been a member for some time now and I would pop …

Body Language Focuses on the Family – Part 1

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Haley Cline, Owner (KJ, 10 Months) Being a parent the last 10 months has opened my eyes to the challenges and beauty of raising a child. No matter how much you hear it from others you never can really experience anything like being a parent. If you are a parent you know the constraints on your time, your energy, your …

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Member of the Year – Gabe Yandell

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A Note from Jeremy From the moment Gabe stepped into the gym this spring, his commitment has been unwavering. His achievement was accomplished by training consistency, his diet, and holding himself accountable. This led not only to the 40lbs of fat loss, but was accompanied by muscle gain as well. If I had to describe Gabe in 3 words those …

Member Stories – Justin F. Echols

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“Justin has overcome many obstacles in his life and we are thankful he is part of the BL community. He is very talented and has a unique story. Take time to listen and see for yourself. If you see him in the gym he will be working hard with a smile on his face.”  – Haley, NASM CPT and Owner, …

Survivor Spotlight: Susan Boggs

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Life is filled with storms. Some rougher than others. Breast Cancer is a storm that we hope most won’t have to endure. However, it is a cancer that is far too common in our society and many have gone through the battle or are going through it currently. As a society we tend to normalize this type of cancer because …

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Kole Siroky – Welcome to the Team!

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Originally from Kansas, Kole Siroky had a brief Career in Chicago, Illinois as an intern stock broker at a firm in downtown Chicago. This job consisted of sitting at a desk, working on computers – with virtually no exercise. His health and weight suffered and he knew he needed a change. When he got the news that his daughter, Payton, …

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The What, When, and Why of Post-Workout Nutrition

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Post workout nutrition is just as important as the workout itself, if not more. We’ve always heard that what we eat is way more effective on our body and the results we strive for than exercise, and that’s true. What to Eat What I found to be the best things to eat/drink for post-workout nutrition is an animal-based protein such …

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Breast Cancer Awareness – Jacki Dargen

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1. What is your name, age, and background? Jacki Dargen, 56 years old. I’m a Mom of three wonderful kids, Ashley 34, Ryan 32, and Kelsea 27, and I also have two amazing stepsons, Drew 34, and Max 29. 2. When were you diagnosed and at what age? I was diagnosed in December 2014 at age 53. 3. How was the cancer …