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Jump Back In! What coming back to fitness clubs look like in 2021

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(2-3 min read) Fitness has looked a little different for everyone this past year. Maybe you’ve kept moving by incorporating a great at-home workout routine and have spent hours scouring Amazon for dumbbells and resistance bands like many of us have or even purchased a spin bike (good on you!). Now, with gyms and fitness centers back open, there’s a looming question… “Is it time to go back?” or “If I go back, what will it look like?” Gyms and athletic clubs all over the country are working their operations back up – but what does that look like at

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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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CSC has the perfect addition to your workout routine

The sauna has been widely used all over the world, especially in colder climates like the Scandinavian countries. In Finland in fact, nearly every home is built with a sauna in it, and for good reason! Saunas provide a myriad health benefits, including muscle recovery, flushing toxins, stimulating blood flow, improving skin health, and they can boost cardiovascular endurance. (more…)

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Surviving the Holidays: 101

BY: JULIE BOBOLA AKA “DANCING WITH JULIE” …and time for the good home cooking and sweets we love. This can be a challenging time to stay in your fitness and eating routines, but it is important to have a plan so you can enjoy the holidays! I will be honest: there is NO way I can resist my Mum’s green bean casserole or generations-old Italian cookies; I’m only human! (more…)

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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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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 Healthy Habits to Practice Throughout Your 30’s, and Beyond

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If there’s one thing I detest, it’s admitting to any signs of aging or slowing down. Anyone who knows me can vouch for that. But alas, now that I'm in my 4th decade I'm beginning to notice some subtle changes. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be making excuses to let myself go but while I am still as strong and nearly as fast as ever, I have noticed that it takes a little longer to get warmed up for a workout. Recovery is a bit slower. And I pay a hefty price after having a few drinks the night

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