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Benefits of Strength Training

Posted on September 22, 2017


Strength training has become a much more socially acceptable and heavily researched phenomenon in recent decades. As humans, we are not meant to be sedentary and our bodies crave movement! Luckily, we know there are endless positive benefits of strength training from adding years to your life to improving your mood on a daily basis. … Continue reading Benefits of Strength Training

 

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Stretching Before & After a Workout

Posted on September 20, 2017


To stretch or not to stretch, that’s the question.  There’s a load (and then some!) of information out there on the benefits, risks, types and times of if/when/how to stretch. So much so that it can be difficult to navigate what is going to work best for you, your body and your workouts.  While the … Continue reading Stretching Before & After a Workout

 

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Find the Workout You Enjoy

Posted on September 18, 2017


  “Ugh, I hate working out.  It’s such a pain.”   This is what one of my close friends said recently when we were talking about going to the gym for a quick workout.  It surprised me that she could make such a blanket statement about working out when there are so many different varieties … Continue reading Find the Workout You Enjoy

 

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The Importance of Deadlifting

Posted on September 15, 2017


Few movements we perform in the gym are as controversial as the deadlift. It is held in high esteem in the strength training community but feared by many medical and fitness professionals. I’ve had a physical therapist tell me to never deadlift again after an unrelated injury. That’s a hard line to respond to when … Continue reading The Importance of Deadlifting

 

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Everything in Moderation- Skip the Cheat Meal

Posted on September 14, 2017


Everyone is striving to find the “secret” to a happier life. If you were to say otherwise, I wouldn’t believe you. There is nothing wrong with attributing happiness to food, in fact, we should be happy as well as grateful to live in a world that we can easily provide our bodies nourishment.   This … Continue reading Everything in Moderation- Skip the Cheat Meal

 

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Common Running Injuries…And How to Avoid Them

Posted on September 13, 2017


We all know running is one of the most popular exercises for many reasons. It burns calories fast, improves health and relieves stress, but it also causes many injuries that take away the enjoyment of running. Every runner knows what I’m talking about… the shin splints, blisters and knee pains are really a pain. And … Continue reading Common Running Injuries…And How to Avoid Them

 

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Perks of Group Classes

Posted on September 11, 2017


  What are the perks of group fitness classes, you ask?  Besides learning new things everyday, perfecting your form/technique, getting a rockin’ bod, getting some stress relief, strengthening your cardiovascular system and keeping your workouts varied & fun?? Well, yes, ALL of those things are major perks.  However, there is one benefit in particular that … Continue reading Perks of Group Classes

 

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Long-Term Benefits of Yoga

Posted on September 7, 2017


  Ahhh, yoga!  It’s that time again for me to express my undying love for the practice of yoga.  Really, it’s a topic I could write about endlessly.  If you come to one of my yoga classes, you’re guaranteed to hear me spout off a list of all the many great, wonderful, fabulous, fantastic things … Continue reading Long-Term Benefits of Yoga

 

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Fueling Up for Your Long Run

Posted on September 6, 2017


  Fall is officially here with its changing colors and crunchy leaves, perfect outdoor running weather! Running is pretty straightforward, move your legs, move your arms… it’s something we’ve done since we could walk. Properly fueling for a long run, however, isn’t always as easy. Here are some tips to make your run optimal from … Continue reading Fueling Up for Your Long Run

 

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Why Spin is the Best Exercise for Your Injury

Posted on August 30, 2017


Being in pain is a pain. Going for too long without a break lowers our body’s ability to properly recover and suppresses the body’s immune response and at times leads to a breaking point forcing us to slow down. No one wants to be restricted from normal daily activities and it can be frustrating having … Continue reading Why Spin is the Best Exercise for Your Injury

 

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