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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5 Questions to Ask When Considering Boot Camp Workouts

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Wondering whether boot camp workouts are the right move to get yourself fit? Many people love the intense, group-focused approach offered by such classes, but make sure you know what you're getting into first--you want it to be an excellent experience, not a protracted, joyless pain. So ask yourself these questions as you consider bootcamp workouts. (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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4 Reasons to Start a Strength Training Regimen

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For the fifth day in a row, you encounter difficulty zipping up your pants before heading to the office. After critically gazing at your reflection in your full-length mirror, you promise to start a weight loss plan tomorrow. Does this common scenario sound frightfully familiar? If you’re desperate to drop the pounds for good, you might be planning on spending more time on your favorite treadmill at the gym in the near future. Before committing to daily treadmill or elliptical training sessions in an effort to fit into a smaller size of jeans, consider the following 5 reasons to start

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6 Stretching Benefits To Ace Your Recovery

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You’ve probably heard that it is important to stretch before, during and after your workout, but do you know why? While many people view stretching as a nuisance or a part of their workout that they can skip, the truth is it is vital to not only your workout itself, but also the results. If you want to get more out of your workout you will start incorporating stretching into your routine. (more…)

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Clean Eating: 5 Traps to Avoid

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It seems that just about everyone is jumping on the clean eating bandwagon lately – and with good cause. It is super healthy and a great way to lose weight. However, not all clean eating plans are created equal. Some seem to fudge the rules a little and stray from the core of this wonderful, pure, way of life. If you really want to eat clean, avoid these common clean eating traps. (more…)

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Dig Deep: Finding Workout Motivation

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Extra weight isn't going to just fall off while you’re sitting in front of the television, and your pecks aren't going to get any firmer unless you put in the work. No matter how bad you want to get fit, lacing up those sneakers and hitting the gym isn’t always as easy as it seems. While it can certainly be challenging, finding workout motivation is important if you want to see your fitness goals come to life. (more…)

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3 Arm Curls That Benefit the Biceps

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Increase the size and strength of the front of your upper arms, by varying your hand position during your workouts. The Biceps Brachii is a two-headed muscle that is located on the front of your upper arm. The Biceps are strengthened when you perform elbow flexion. Elbow flexion is most commonly known as arm curls or biceps curls. When you flex your elbow, your bring your hand toward your shoulder, which is a single-joint movement. Since the only way your Biceps contract is when you flex your elbow, your exercise selections are limited. Instead, you add variety by changing the hand

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