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Archives for 2018

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Simple Vacation Exercise Ideas

by Joe Lawrence July 4th, 2018| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Welcome to the summer! This is the time of the year where the kids are out of school and we are excited to take the family vacations. However, I always fear getting out of my exercise rhythm while relaxing on the beach or chasing my kid who just saw
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4 Accessories That You Need for Your Gym Trips

by Marnie Bii June 27th, 2018| Accessories, Gym Bag
The items you bring with you to the gym definitely have a positive effect on your experience there. Proper preparation ensures you can use the gym facilities to comfortably complete our entire workout. The right mix of supplies also assists in constantly pushing your limits and excelling to new
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Watch for Heatstroke While Exercising Outdoors

by Marnie Bii June 20th, 2018| Mind & Body
With hundreds of deaths per year attributed to heatstroke, the warning bears repeating: Memorize common symptoms of heat stroke and act fast to treat yourself if you are feeling unwell. If left untreated, heat stroke can land you in the hospital or worse. Although some groups, like the elderly
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Dead lifting… Who Knew

by Joe Lawrence June 13th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
About five years ago I discovered the best exercise ever. I had always heard about it, but never tried it. I am not sure if it was fear, intimidation, or whatever; however, I just never attempted it. Now, it is one of my favorite exercises of all time: dead
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4 Exercises for an Awesome Back Workout

by Marnie Bii June 6th, 2018| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Your back muscles need to grow stronger in line with your arm, leg and abdominal strength increases to prevent imbalances. Weak back muscles can decrease your potential for gains in other areas and possibly increase the risk of injury. Luckily, you can target your back muscles directly and get
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3 Types of Face Masks That Can Relieve Stress

by Marnie Bii May 30th, 2018| Mind & Body, Stress
After a long, stressful day, you might just want to sink into a hot bath to relax and put the stress behind you. If you do not have time for a luxurious bath, you can mimic the stress-relieving effects of that rest time using a face mask. The cool,
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Making the Most of the Sun for Improved Health

by Marnie Bii May 23rd, 2018| Mind & Body
As the sunlight starts to peek out from behind the clouds, many people start to feel a little bit of relief from crushing depressed emotions. If you find the winter blues affect you deeper than what feels normal, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder, which is depression caused
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Goals for Staying Inspired

by Kimberly Hays May 16th, 2018| Mind & Body
You hit them gym, go to yoga class, or run three to four days a week, but why? To stay motivated, you need to not only go through the motions, but think about why you work out. Do you want more energy, to lose weight, or just want to
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Improving Physical Fitness to Celebrate Your Body

by Marnie Bii May 9th, 2018| Body & Image, Mind & Body
If you have a negative outlook on your body image, you may spend a lot of time mentally picking apart your form. Instead of focusing on the way your body looks, it might be time to reflect on the way it feels. In fact, you can completely challenge your
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Sculpted Arms by Midsummer

by Joe Lawrence May 2nd, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
Arms and abs are two areas most men want to strengthen. With summer fast approaching, there is still some time left to look great at the beach or pool. Not much time, though.

There are really only two basic motions you can do to build your arms: bicep curl and
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Stop and Smell the Flowers for Improved Mood

by Marnie Bii April 25th, 2018| Mind & Body, Seasonal
As April showers work on nourishing the May flowers, you can gear yourself up for a mood boost from these amazing blooms. Flowers have bright, vibrant colors that catch the eye and encourage positive imagery. Upon coming in close, the heavy scents may improve your mood, inspire creativity and
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3 Part Plan for Getting Beach Ready

by Joe Lawrence April 18th, 2018| Strength Training
Living in the south I can already see summer peeking around the corner. This is great; however, I definitely need to get my beach body ready. I am going to do this using my never-fail three part plan.

Part one of the plan is calorie reduction. I vacillate between calorie

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.