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Tips to Track Your Fitness Progress

February is a great time to check in on how the fitness goals you set for yourself this year are coming along. A great way to gauge your progress is to conduct a personal fitness assessment! Putting yourself through a fitness assessment will help you identify your current fitness level and serve as a baseline of where your starting point is.…

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Setting New Year Fitness Goals!

With the turn of the new year, making healthier choices tends to be top of mind. Instead of overwhelming yourself with a list of must dos and feeling unsure of where to start, keep your goals simple to set yourself up for success. Here are a few simple goal ideas to get started. Don’t Wait for the Perfect Time, JUST START!  Nike has the…

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MIX UP YOUR SQUATS!

Let’s face it, leg day can be tough for some of us! We all know the importance of maintaining our lower body strength, but for whatever reason leg days seem to be the first workout we cut out of our weekly workout schedule when short on time. Sure, part of this is because we don’t get the instance gratification of seeing our…

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Mix Up Your Treadmill Workout!

I confess, I am a fair-weather runner and I’m okay admitting it! If it’s raining or snowing outside, I will choose to run inside on a treadmill! Anyone else with me?! It can be so easy to fall into the same running routine when running on a treadmill. I teamed up with Ricky Perez (MVP Metro Club Fitness Trainer) to bring…

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5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate

Are you already bracing yourself for the damage the Thanksgiving buffet might cause to your diet? The fall season can be a great time to get back to healthy habits after summer vacations, but these habits can easily fall by the wayside once the holidays hit. Today, let’s talk about how to build a healthier Thanksgiving plate through five simple…

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Tips For Staying Fit & Healthy While You Sit

I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” by now. The phrase is widely used and quite frankly is true as smoking and sitting have many parallels as they relate to your health. I’ll spare you of all the boring stats supporting how sitting leads to higher rates of weakened muscles, postural problems, chronic body…

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Don’t Skip the Stretch!

The treadmill is one of the most commonly used machines to get a cardio workout in. Sometimes we can be pressed for time, so we get on the treadmill, hit the start button, and go without doing a proper warm up or post stretches. To better prepare our body, and to simply take a moment for self-care before and after…

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Embrace the ERG!

Looking for a new machine to add variety to your workout routine? The ERG machine is a great option as it’s simple to use, works a variety of muscle groups, and can be used for several different types of training workouts. Below is some basic information about ERG’s, tips to ensure proper form, and a few sample workouts you can perform to experience…

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Maximize Results with Eccentric Training

Lose weight, build muscle, and gain strength! These are among the top fitness goals many of us are working towards achieving. A focus on Eccentric Training can help! From my experience, I have often noticed that exercises are performed rather quickly with no regard of tempo for each repetition completed. As you exercise, each muscle moves through one of three phases of movement known as the…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Conquering Chin-Ups

In my time as a trainer I can’t count how many times I’ve heard a member say, “Are you kidding me, I haven’t done a chin-up since I was a teenager, I can’t do that!” The reality is that you can, with the right coaching and progressions! Below are the reasons I love incorporating chin-ups into almost every upper body…

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