5 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Trainer

So you’re thinking about hiring a personal trainer. Great! That is an awesome step toward reaching your goals and the right person will be able to bring out the best in you and teach you the best way to stay safe and get fit. That being said, training is expensive and not a very well…

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This is How Often You Need to Work Out to Get Results

The magic question: how much do I need to work out to…lose 10 pounds? get a six-pack? be strong enough to bench press 200 pounds?¬†You name a variation of this question and a trainer out there has heard it. Nobody wants to feel like a hamster on a wheel, working out without know if it…

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Do You Have Chronic Health Concerns? Stay Safe Working Out With These 3 Tips

Living with a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Hashimoto’s, Graves, Crohns, or Rheumatoid Arthritis is hard enough. Some days getting out of bed is the most that a person can muster and heading to work or school for the day is the mental and physical equivalent of finishing a marathon on a pogo stick.…

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Keto: A Healthy Diet or Dangerous Game?

It seems like something always has to be the villain in diet culture. “Oh, fat is making you fat!” “Carbs are like glue, they just stick to your intestines and make you gain weight!” “Don’t eat fruit, it’s full of sugar!” “The only way to lose weight is to stand on your head every time…

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Burn Fat Fast With This Crucial Workout Tip

What is the first thing you think to do when you want to lose a few pounds? For most people, lacing up their shoes to go for a run or hopping on an elliptical for an hour of sweaty boredom comes to mind. Well, you could do that and you would definitely burn some calories,…

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The Common Workout Mistake That Is Stopping You From Losing Weight

P90x, Crossfit, OrangeTheory, SoulCycle, Zumba…the list of exercise programs goes on almost as long as the debate over which one is the best. If you are trying to burn as much fat as you can each day, but are at a loss for how to best do that, this post is for you. I want…

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Sleep Your Way To A Summer Body

What if I told you that all you have to do is sleep more and it will help you lose weight/bulk up/tone/whatever your fit little heart desires? Have I got your attention? You’ve been told a million times about the importance of eating well and breaking a sweat for reaching and maintaining a healthy body…

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Foolproof Ways To Enjoy A Holiday Without Ruining Your Progress

Next week is the 4th of July and that brings with it mountains of potato salad piling up in kitchens and the sound of burgers sizzling on the grill across the US. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be a challenge for anyone who is trying to…

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Everything You Need to Know about Workout Nutrition

There is a lot of information out there about nutrient timing, especially when it comes to what we should eat before, during, and after exercise. Do you load up on carbs beforehand? Do you need BCAAs mid-workout to keep up your energy? If you aren’t able to chug a protein shake within 20 minutes of…

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The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

If you’ve ever hopped on a treadmill or elliptical you’ve probably seen it: a screen that tells you when you are in the “fat burning zone” vs. the “cardio zone”. In theory, this means that you should stay at this zone to trick your body into burning more fat than carbs in your workout. Maybe…

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