When was the last time you felt truly accomplished?

CALLING ALL SPARTANS! That familiar feeling is here again. I'd love to call it the calm before the storm but there's no calm. My adrenaline is up. I'm anxious, excited, slightly nervous. I've been here, I've done this, but every time is different. I know that when I jump that four-foot wall that blocks me from the start line that all the new mysteries of this year's course will be revealed to me. (more…)

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March Mayhem Workout at Commonwealth Sports Club

Have you tried the March Mayhem workout?? I did. But, I'll admit, I didn't do last year's challenge. I watched, I listened to everyone's time, I heard how 'hard' it was, observed as they got better week over week, and I looked on as they had fun.  I'm not missing out this year, I'm 100% in! I did it Friday and I'm sore, in a good a way.  First of all, it's a challenge - so I tried to go as quickly as possible. Next, I was in the same room as Nicky, who was also doing the March Mayhem Workout,

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5 Reasons You Should Get Into Boxing Classes

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Considering boxing classes? There aren’t many other classes out there which can offer the superb mix of benefits you’ll gain if you get into boxing; fitness, self-confidence, people to rely upon and train with, and that competitive boost that pushes us all just a little bit further than we’d go alone. Not convinced yet? By the time we cover our five reasons you should get into boxing classes, you will be. (more…)

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Fitness Tip of the Week: Maximize Your Cardio Training

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Cardio is an important part of your overall fitness plan. It offers several important benefits—burning calories, decreasing body fat, strengthening your heart and building endurance. But despite all these benefits, far too many people waste their time and don’t maximize their cardio training in the gym. Try these tips to help you get the most out of your time when you use common cardio machines such as the elliptical machine, Stairmaster, treadmill and bike. (more…)

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5 Alternative Workouts for Common Machines

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Trying to figure out what to do with all those machines at the gym, after being warned away from them by all the free-weight junkies? Even if you’re not a fan of their traditional uses, many of them have special benefits you can leverage for unique exercises--if nothing else, they'll get to be more than an eyesore and an occasional coat rack. Here are five alternative workouts to make gym machines work for you: (more…)

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Use Fitness Trackers to Lose Weight

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Fitness trackers are one of the most popular wellness trends. Along with a myriad of functions such as calorie-burning and sleep monitoring, trackers are most accurate when counting steps, according to a study performed by the American Council on Exercise, ACE. When you are trying to reach a daily walking goal, or other fitness goals such as weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol or stress relief, a fitness tracker or a pedometer can be an ideal investment. (more…)

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