Find the Strongest, Most Powerful and Balanced Version of Yourself

I have always been passionate about group fitness. For the past three years, I have had the honor of teaching participants (our #CSCFamily) to help them "find their mighty” – Their SPARK. SOUL. FIRE. LIGHT. STRENGTH. DRIVE. BALANCE. FIRE. POWER. CHALLENGE. CHANGE. (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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Let’s work together! Couples workout at CSC Valentine’s day weekend

Working out with your partner can make an intense workout more fun.  When you have fun with someone you care about, time seems to fly by. That could be the difference between success and failure for your fitness goals. Another benefit of working out with a partner is that you'll both get more from your workout having someone supportive there to help push you. It's less intimidating to try new, challenging exercises and equipment. Trying new things and pushing each other to your full potential are great ways to stay mentally and physically engaged in a workout. You may even spark a bit of healthy

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Bring a friend to try group training, Pilates or create your own partner workout

At CSC, there are so many ways to enjoy an hour with a friend and squeeze in a killer workout. Spending time with friends is about having fun, catching up and creating memories. Is it just me or does it seem like life just keeps getting busier? Making time for good things like laughing with friends is something we do less of with each passing week (and year). So if we have little free time for friends, how do we get in an hour of exercise? (more…)

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5 Fitness Apps That Help You Reach Your Goals

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Apps make life easier, supporting you in various aspects of everyday life from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet or even computer. And the fitness arena is no different – fitness apps can provide immense support to help you reach your health goals. If you choose the right one, it’s almost like having a personal trainer or other health professional walking around with you, helping you make the right decisions. This compilation gives you some helpful app options that are related to fitness. Even if you already rely on fitness apps for a little guidance and motivation, you might find a

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Less Pain, More Gain: 5 Foods for Reducing Muscle Pain

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Looking to take the edge off stubborn muscle pain? Delayed-onset muscle soreness still hanging around by the time you're ready to head back into the gym? Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications can help, but overuse can tear up your stomach--and won't give you nearly as many benefits as getting anti-inflammatory and quick recovery benefits from the food you eat. So the next time you're ready to head into the gym and wear yourself out, make sure you're fueled up with these five muscle-pain fighting foods: (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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