Fitness Tip of the Day

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Fitness Tip of the Day #24

Fitness Tip of the Day: The only person that matters in your fitness journey is ... YOU! All human beings (to some degree) are competitive in nature.  According to Charles Darwin's Evolutionary Theory, all of our actions reinforce the premise of "survival of the fittest" (that the "fit" rather … [Read More...]

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Fitness Tip of the Day #23

FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY: Accept yourself for who you are today ... and the person you are working towards becoming as you work towards your health and fitness goals. We are all familiar with the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity and their effects on self-esteem (positively … [Read More...]

Admit it! You do these things at the gym, too!

Confessions of a Fitness Club Member

It's confession time! Have you ever found yourself doing things at the gym that feel a little bit "naughty" ... and wondered if you are the only one? You do things at a fitness club that you don't do anywhere else ... and act in ways that are uncharacteristic of what happens at work or in your own … [Read More...]

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FIFA World Cup Workout for Soccer Players

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ under way in Brazil, the entire globe is getting into the spirit of the game of soccer (aka. football) and yelling “GOOOOAAAAALLLL!” at the top of their lungs as they cheer on their favorite teams! According to a worldwide survey conducted by FIFA (Fédération … [Read More...]

15 Minutes of Fitness - Cardio Program #01

15 Minutes of Fitness – Cardio Workout #1

Everything we do in a day in a collection of tasks that only take a few minutes to do.  For example, there are a lot of things you can get done in just 15 minutes, including: Listening (or singing) to three or four of your favorite songs Grilling a 1.5" thick steak on the barbeque Gift … [Read More...]

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Planes and Axes of Movement … for Dummies

Regardless of how "nerdy" you may consider yourself, talking about planes and axes of movement can make your brain twist into a thousand knots!  The concepts and the terminology are incredibly confusing and are sometimes backward from what you might expect. Attempting to categorize and explain the … [Read More...]

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Nutrition 101 – Protein

Regardless of whether you are a bonafide meat eater or vegan, we all need to include protein in our diet. This is because protein plays an essential role in the proper functioning of the body as they are the building blocks for life. Protein makes up about 16 percent of the human body and is part of … [Read More...]

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Fitness Industry Trends for 2015

The American College of Sports Medicine has recently released its annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015. The survey, now in its ninth year of release, looks at trends that emerge in the fitness industry and weeds out fads that are merely a "passing fancy". This year's list of the top 20 … [Read More...]