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Alone Time For Moms in Cincinnati

I recently spent time with a childhood friend and we held a conversation about alone time for moms that I think will resonate with many people. My friend is a daughter, a wife, a mom of 5 kids aged 18 and younger, works full-time, and assists her husband in running[…]

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A Hidden Benefit of Group Fitness Classes

Spoiler Alert: You may be surprised at what I call out as a hidden benefit of group fitness classes. You are probably expecting me to say that when you take a group fitness class, you will find camaraderie, accountability, commitment, and the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. You[…]

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Stalled Weight Loss

It’s almost Independence Day!  We’re surrounded by all kinds of reminders about the priceless freedom that we enjoy in our country.  Flags, fireworks, and cookouts with family and friends all symbolize the bravery and determination of our ancestors as they fought to secure our freedom and help our country to[…]

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does.  When the warm breezes start blowing, we want to open the windows and revitalize our homes and our spirits. This is the time to make healthy[…]

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Creatine Select – A Powerhouse

Creatine Select – a powerhouse supplement that should be in nearly everyone’s kitchen cabinet. It is the one supplement that has been proven to be almost magical as it helps: to boost performance improve body composition increase strength levels in both trained athletes and bodybuilding novices help build muscle and strength[…]

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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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