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Exercises you can do anytime, any place

You’ve probably heard people say that they’ve found exercises you can do anytime, anywhere. Planks, squats and pushups usually top the list. But let’s be honest, can you really do them anytime, any place? Are you going to drop down and do a set of pushups while you’re in line at the grocery store? Probably not. Continue reading

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Get Moving: Free June Fitness Challenge For Busy People

Ready to get your summer started? Between work, baseball practice, graduation parties, BBQs and more, is there really time to fit in exercise? Yes! Yes there is! This fitness challenge is perfect for people who are just starting out on their fitness journey as well as those who are incredibly busy this time of year. Bonus: It’s completely FREE! Continue reading

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Intimidated by your first fitness class? Don’t be

Walking into a new gym or fitness class can be intimidating. You worry whether you’ll fit in. You worry if you’re wearing the right clothes. And, especially if you’re out of shape, you’ll worry that everyone is watching and judging you for being there. Here’s the truth of the matter: Everyone is so concerned with themselves that they barely have any time to give you a second glance. Continue reading

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More exercise equipment considerations

Exercise equipment is everywhere. Whether you’re walking through the aisles of a fitness store or you’re at the supermarket, you’re sure to see a jump rope, thigh toner or balance board. Each one boasts great fitness results, which can make it really hard to choose one to purchase. Continue reading

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What fitness equipment do you need to get in the best shape?

There are so many different pieces of fitness equipment on the market claiming to help you get in the best shape … EVER! Is one better than the others? If so, is there one that is the best? Continue reading

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Proper form: It’s a big deal!

In general, we want to be the best. We want to run faster, jump higher, squat lower, lift more weight and sink deeper into yoga poses. While these can be great goals, more is not always better. Too much of a “good” thing isn’t always a good thing. Not when that good thing could lead to losing proper form, which leads to injury. Let me explain. Continue reading

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Sleep and fitness: Getting through your workouts

Sleep and fitness are intertwined. Just think about it: Have you ever woken up after a really crummy night of sleep not wanting to do that workout you promised yourself you would do that morning? We’ve all been there. All you really want to do is go back to bed for an extra hour or two to try to catch some quality sleep. The good news is if you do talk yourself out of bed for some morning exercise, you probably feel much better after you’re done with your sweat session. The bad news is that sleep deprivation can have some serious impacts on your #fitgoals. Continue reading

Why students love final rest

Few things give you the same feeling as laying on your back after an hour of strenuous physical activity. At the end of each and every yoga practice, you get that sensation. We may not practice Warrior I or Bridge or Crow every class, but we certainly do make time for final rest. It’s during this time that we get to absorb the benefits from our practice. Continue reading

3 tips to more physical activity

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You’re on the road to a successful, healthy body, and it’s great that you’re getting your regular exercise in. But did you know that confining physical activity only to the time you’re working out can be a major roadblock to reaching your goals? Continue reading

How to know if you need a rest day

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Bev Goodwin via Flikr

You know that engaging in physical activity benefits more than just your weight-loss efforts. It also helps clear your mind, gives you better quality sleep and tones your muscles. But did you know that sometimes, too much of a good thing is not always better? Continue reading