Category: Fitness

Strong Thighs Matter

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Not only do your thighs contain the biggest muscles in your body, meaning the greatest caloric burn when strengthening them, but they’re also what carry you around all day! For these reasons, we focus a lot of our workouts on building these hugely important muscles. However, when doing leg exercises, it’s easy to focus on

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Shoulder Health Yoga

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This set of exercises takes your shoulders through their full range of ration, which is important to do regularly to ensure the longevity of our functional movement and to avoid injury. These movements also bring a lovely sense of openness to the front of the body. You might need a belt or scarf for these

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Get on the Toning-Up Fast Track

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Have you ever had a workout buddy who just seems to surpass you in the gym? Their body fat percentage never stops reducing. The numbers on the scale don’t stop shrinking. No matter how hard you try, your buddy’s results continue to keep coming. Annoying, right? Don’t worry. It’s totally OK to feel that way.

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Ditch Your Training Comfort Zone

More than likely, you’re doing your best to train by doing what you are most accustomed to doing. At some point, it would not be an uncommon situation for you to feel that your typical exercise routine has started to feel a bit redundant. Guess what? That’s ok. Now is the perfect time to try

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Accelerate Recovery and Prevent Injuries with Sports Tape

Sports tape is meant to help your body tissues return to homeostasis and is used to prevent injury. There are many different types of sports tape and taping techniques. Tapes with elastic properties are popular today, and many different brands with similar but slightly varying properties are available. Taping is meant to be used for

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6 Easy Tips to Get Back to Working Out After Falling Off

There you were doing so well with your workouts and then boom. You fell off. Don’t worry. It happens to all of us. Here are six tips to help you start exercising with regularity again. Focus on Progress Not PerfectionDon’t set unrealistic expectations. Make sure your goals are attainable. If you focus on being perfect,

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The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of an Active Lifestyle

Exercise strengthens your body, but did you know exercise also fends off depression, anxiety, stress and many other psychological conditions or mood disorders? Leading an active lifestyle is an affordable and simple way to help you feel better and look your best. Learning about the importance of exercise for mental and physical health can help

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Choosing Your Approach to Yoga Practice

Within the world of yoga, it is easy to get carried away, wanting to master the same poses your neighbor achieves so well—or just wanting to keep up with the rest of the class. The Dream and The RealityI personally have to keep reminding myself this is not what yoga is about. As a teacher

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Jog With Your Dog

Jogging with your dog can be great fun for you both, but you want to be safe. The following guidelines will help you gauge if your dog is ready to go on a run with you. Skeletal MaturityYour dog needs to be at least one year old before they start running with you. A dog’s

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Working Out With Intention

Wondering what exercises to do and how often? As a fitness professional, I’m often asked this question, and unfortunately, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your goals, abilities and interests. No matter what you do, make sure your activity adds up to at least 150 minutes per week, and your exercises should feel

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