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Training Smart

This article – Training Smart – was originally written by me and published in the American Academy of Health and Fitness’ Gamut of Life. Nearly every day we are faced with the question of how hard to push our clients. We consider their medical histories, their physical histories, their personalities,[…]

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Lower Back Pain

Did you know that 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain at some time in our lives? It can be caused by a strain, structural problems like a damaged vertebrae or sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, a bad mattress, even bending or turning awkwardly. Once it occurs, at best[…]

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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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Benefits of Personal Training

Working with a certified personal trainer is a fantastic way to reach your goals. There are many benefits of personal training because it is individualized – your trainer will design programs specifically for you, based on your fitness background, your health history, and your goals. But you have a responsibility[…]

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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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7 Reasons to Use Creatine

Creatine is a powerhouse supplement that should be in nearly everyone’s kitchen cabinet. These 7 reasons to use creatine make it 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 increase bone mineral[…]

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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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