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    Top Benefits of Group Training

    It’s time to stop planning and start empowering yourself.  The time to move is now, and a group personal training session or fitness class is the perfect way to get started. There are many advantages, but here are the top benefits of group training. Exercising by yourself can be tough. […]

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    Liver Detoxification

    Liver detoxification isn’t simply staying away from alcohol for a period of time. If you are like most people, you don’t often think about your liver but if you are interested in living as healthy as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs. Named after the Old English[…]

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    Warming Up Before Exercise

    You might be tempted to skip the warm up when you work out.  After all, you only have so much time to exercise – “Let’s just get on with it already!  I’m in a hurry!” But warming up before exercise is a critical component of your fitness routine, and skipping[…]

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    Rev Up Your High Intensity Interval Training

    Achieving and maintaining the body you want is hard. It takes commitment, dedication, and focus to keep your end goal in mind. Being the best you can be means that you should use all of the tools available to you – a smartly designed program, a custom nutrition plan, and[…]

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    Out Exercise a Bad Diet

    Ever heard someone give themselves permission to indulge their sweet tooth just because they just had a great workout?  It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black when looking at their calorie input vs. calorie output.  However you can not out exercise a[…]

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    Effects of Stress

    We all hear how bad stress is for us, and that we have to control it. But what does this really mean? What are the effects of stress on us? How Does Your Body React to Stress? When you experience stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol.  In small[…]

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    HIIT – Fad or Real?

    High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT – fad or real? HIIT is a workout that includes various intervals structured in a way to ensure you get maximum benefits from your workout in a short amount of time. Not for the inexperienced, HIIT: Builds endurance Boosts metabolism Builds muscle while losing[…]

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    Winter Weight Gain

    Did you know that research shows the average winter weight gain to be five to seven pounds? Some people gain this extra weight because they have Seasonal Affective Disorder—a type of winter depression.  But most of us can’t blame winter depression for our tendency to pick up extra weight during[…]

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    Food Allergies

    More and more we are hearing about food allergies and food sensitivities.  It is important to understand the difference between the two and their associated health issues. The Differences On the surface, food sensitivities and food allergies may seem to be the same, and while they can even cause some[…]

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    Holiday Survival Guide

    During the holiday season it seems everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers, you could have a recipe for disaster as far as your scale is[…]

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    Alcohol and Fitness

    How bad is alcohol for me? How many beers can I have if I only drink on the weekends? What if it’s light-colored beer? Wine is better than beer, right? But vodka is clear – isn’t that better for you? If I had a dollar for each time I’m asked[…]

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    It’s that time of year again—a time of cool breezes, colored leaves and holiday preparation.  Fall and winter are exciting times…  Unless you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you struggle with winter depression, this time of year is not filled with joy and anticipation.  Instead, you probably feel like[…]

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