Archives for 2013

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Upper Body Strength and Gravity Fit

by Jessica B. November 18th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you have trouble doing a pull up, you can still manage to do some pretty interesting upper body workouts with the help of Gravity fitness machines that target your upper body. With a few weeks of intensive workout you should be able to manage a pull up on

Weighting for Self-Esteem

by James Maynard November 15th, 2013| Video
Weight management and self-esteem are two issues which tie together to help create a woman's self-image. If she does not perceive herself as being at her ideal weight, self-esteem could suffer. In extreme cases, such assessments can lead to depression. In this video, we learn about some of the
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Push Yourself Like Never Before

by Joe Lawrence November 14th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
I still remember being a teenager learning martial arts. My instructor was very creative and was constantly coming up with new ways to get us in shape. He taught us that simple things could deliver large dividends. When it comes to leg workouts, it is very easy to be
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Get Your Body Back Friday

by Denise Druce November 13th, 2013| Fitness Expert
The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone, according to the Caloric Control Council. Many of us will struggle with the decision to either ‘burn the bird’ or ‘get the deal’ on Black Friday.

Here’s a quick and efficient way to burn maximum calories in

Choosing a Sports Bra

by Jessica B. November 11th, 2013| Exercise Wear

1) Try it on – Don’t be shy. If you are buying a sports bra, make sure you try it on before you make your purchase. Don’t go by size on the label, because sizes on the tag are not always a great indicator. You want to make sure

The Benefits of Buying Organic Products

by James Maynard November 8th, 2013| Video
A growing number of people are eating organic food these days, and with good reasons. People who are not familiar with the benefits of eating organic products may wonder what the reasons are behind the movement. In this video, we learn some of the health benefits of organic foods.

Using Tracks for Walking Workouts

by Bea November 7th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Tracks can be a great place to get a walking workout in. They allow you to walk in a safe environment (well, watch out for those runners!) that is flat and predictable. In addition to being safe, unless you lose track of them number of laps you have done,
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The Health Benefits of Whey Protein

by Dr. Christopher Weaver November 6th, 2013| Fitness Expert
Whey protein is something that athletes and bodybuilders (in particular) have been using for decades to help with muscle growth and recovery. There is more and more evidence that adding whey protein to your diet can be of benefit to you, regardless your athletic goals.  I want to share some

It’s Crunch Time

by Joe Lawrence November 4th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
We are coming up on the greatest time of the year: the holidays. We all love the excitement and joy of spending time with family and eating all of the great meals and desserts; however, turkey and pie are not friendly to the midsection. Getting to the core requires
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All You Need to Know About ACL’s

by James Maynard November 1st, 2013| Video
Preventing ACL injuries is one of the best things you can do to make your workouts safe and healthy. The ACL is your anterior cruciate ligament, which is one of the four major ligaments in your knee. During exercise, this structure can get torn or strained, which is not

Dance Your Way to a Healthy Heart

by Joe Lawrence October 31st, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
Winter is fast approaching and temperatures are falling. I personally love the benefits of running, but do not enjoy the lung burn of the cold air and usually seek out alternatives for cardio more feverishly in the cold months. Well, a revelation struck me as I was with my
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Let the Games Begin

by Joe Lawrence October 28th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Isn't it amazing how we can think of an endless number of excuses to get out of working out. Just as I sat to type this article, I was thinking of how I could get out of doing my push up routine. Seriously, in less than 15 minutes a

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