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Shoulder Stretch

The muscles and stabilizers that sit around our shoulder joint can get tight and make movement challenging. Injury happens when we continue training with tight muscle groups. Warming up and stretching after workouts is crucial. If you struggle with arthritis, sit and type at a computer all day, have a shoulder injury from the past that still sneaks up on…

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Stay Slim at the Farmers Market

Farmers Market season is here!  In Michigan, you can easily find farmers markets open between the months of May until October, and I can only imagine they are more readily available year round in Florida. One of my favorite weekend activities in the summer includes spending the day at the local farmers market. There I get to chat with farmers, sample tasty fresh produce, and can pick up…

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Booty Camp

There are several things I love about my job and one of my favorites is that at every MVP club across Michigan and Florida I have really great friends and co-workers. Andrea Scott (MVP Athletic Club, Crahen Sales & Fitness Manager) and I have been buddies since 2009 when we both were working at MVP Sportsplex as personal trainers. Since the…

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Pull ups! It’s Always Fun Hanging Around with Jake…

So can I just get real with you guys? I planned to write this several months ago because I thought “who doesn’t want to know how to do pull ups or learn how to do more of them?” It’s one of those defining exercises that tells you where your fitness level is, according to Jake (RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club Training…

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Let’s Go for a Run!

Running was the first thing I started doing to get active. If I’m honest, I probably started as a teenager because it gave me an excuse to get out of the house and listen to my CD player as loud as I wanted (yep, I carried a full size CD player with me and my first CD was TLC Waterfalls…

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Sugar Facts -Part 2

In the last blog, we discovered the health effects of sugar on our bodies and hidden sources in foods. Some might say that I took the fun out of eating anything “tasty.”  I’m not here to make eating boring, or nutrition confusing, I am simply want to provide you the facts and offer simple ways we can move forward to achieving healthier, happier bodies! How…

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Sugar Facts-Part 1

Sugar. It’s what we imagine when we think of desserts, donuts, cookies, or kid’s candy items. Let’s face it, the sweet stuff is everywhere. We can’t walk into a gas station, grocery store, or even watch TV without being bombarded by the topic. In this two part sugar series, I’ll help you become a sugar sleuth and decode the health…

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Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring is the perfect time to break out the rubber gloves and give your house a fresh cleaning! Why not take advantage of the cleaning spree, and tackle your diet too?! Whether you’re looking to regain momentum on those New Year’s resolutions, or just looking for fresh new ideas, here are few healthy eats for this Spring. ARTICHOKES: Don’t be…

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A Party in Your Ears… The Perfect Playlist!

I’m asked all the time about recommending a good playlist or music to workout to. A few months back my friend Andrea Scott, Sales & Fitness Manager at MVP Athletic Club – Crahen, turned me on to this amazing app called “FIT Radio”. It’s like a little DJ in your headphones mixing up your favorite tunes! One cool thing about…

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Post Run Stretching 101

When I first began working out, I refused to stretch. It seemed boring and pointless to me. Several years later, I began having knee pain so sharp, it kept me from working out. It didn’t take long to realize it wasn’t joint related; it was my IT band screaming at me for not recovering and stretching. At the time I…

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