Why you should try a Spartan Race this summer

What the heck is a Spartan Race, and why should I try one this summer?? I’m glad you asked. A Spartan Race is Reebok’s obstacle course race, similar to a Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash. They range from 3 miles to marathon distance, depending on your level of running fitness and how much you want to challenge yourself. Each Spartan race course features 20-30 creative obstacles that will challenge your strength and endurance in a really fun way. (more…)

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“I Don’t Want to Look Bulky”

This one’s for the ladies… sorry fellas! When I first started getting into fitness, the only thing I was focused on was losing weight and being thin. Then once I lost the amount of weight I wanted to, I wanted to “tone” everything and lose that last 10 pounds. I figured I would just increase the intensity of my cardio and that would solve it, sounds about right? (more…)

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Video proof that two is better than one

BY MICHAELA YOUNGBERG AND HECTOR PLAZA Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up and say, “I’m going to skip the gym today because I’m just not feeling it,” or “I’m just so tired from work today, I’ll skip the gym today?” Then one skip-day turns into two and so on, then the next thing you know you haven’t been to the gym in weeks. Guess what… you’re not the only one. We’re human; we’ve all done it. One of the things that keep me motivated (and could motivate you too!) is looking forward to doing

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Strength, Stability, Mobility: Train like a Navy Seal

Have you ever wondered how you could strength train without using heavy dumbbells or weights? Ever wondered if using your body weight was sufficient enough resistance to gain the strength, stability, and mobility you want achieve? Ever see those black and yellow straps suspended from the wall and thought what in the world they were? (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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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 Gym Habits You Should Never Do

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Lots of articles are out there full of information on what you should be doing inside your local gym, but not as many take the time to warn you off bad, destructive, annoying, or dangerous behaviors. There are a lot of ways to make a gym a worse place for everyone, yourself included--and most of them expose you to the most risk. So the next time you're in the gym, make sure you're not doing any of these five gym habits you should never do, for everyone's sake. (more…)

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