5 Tips to Make Your First Group Exercise Class Successful

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So, you just signed up for your first group fitness session. Congratulations, you are doing something that will benefit your physical and mental health and wellbeing. While you are excited about your upcoming first class, you may be experiencing a few butterflies in your stomach as well. If you can relate to this scenario, adhere to the following five tips to make your first group exercise class successful. (more…)

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Raising Teenagers? 5 Reasons They Need Regular Exercise

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For many parents, raising teenagers is one of the most challenging tasks of their lifetimes.  If you are the parent of teens, you probably strive to do everything in your power to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.  One of the best things you can do for your teens is to encourage them to work out regularly.  The following 5 reasons teenagers need regular exercise are crucial to your kids’ overall wellbeing. (more…)

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7 Tips To Help You Start Working Out

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While I was attending a dinner this weekend, one of my friends asked me a question that shouldn’t have stopped me in my tracks. It was a simple question that didn’t require a difficult or elaborate answer. But nonetheless, it stumped me, because my fitness-saturated brain wanted to give him every bit of information at once to help. And ultimately all he needed was a simple guide. He asked me, “Where do I start?” He wanted to start working out, start losing weight and feel better. And he was coming to me feeling somewhat overwhelmed and confused. And I didn’t

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5 Reasons Seniors Should Exercise Regularly

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As we get older, we sometimes tend to decrease the amount of physical activity in our lives.  For instance, we may start abandoning a morning walk around our neighborhood, a weekly game of golf with our buddies, or even a weekly trip to the grocery store.  This troubling phenomena is due to a variety of factors including declining health.  However, regular exercise is vital for people of all age groups.  Seniors can especially benefit from making frequent trips to the gym.  To maximize the enjoyment of our golden years, the following 5 reasons to exercise regularly shouldn’t be ignored. (more…)

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Workouts That Are A Dramatic Mood Booster

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I’ve seen as many clients in a clinical therapy setting as I have in a personal training setting. And most of my clients in both settings have benefitted from following a consistent fitness routine. This is probably one of the reasons I love being a therapist and a personal trainer. Taking care of your body via healthy eating and consistent exercise can be a big mood booster, so much so that I’ve seen it replace the need to take medications in several of my clients. (Please check with your physician if you’re contemplating stopping your prescribed medicine.) (more…)

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