We are just around the corner from the New Year (which we are all eagerly waiting for this year!) and it is time to sit down and plan your get fit strategies for 2021.  These are not resolutions because we know that, in general, resolutions do not work for the long haul.  Strategies are plans…

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As fitness professionals, we spend the vast majority of our time encouraging our clientele to train as intensely as they are safely capable of, pushing their limitations and challenging their bodies to enable them to achieve their stated goals.  However, one of the most important components of a training program is the recovery component. If…

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Hands down 2020 has been one of the most challenging years that I can remember.  We have all of the life challenges that are present in our lives and then those have been combined with the Pandemic and the catastrophic fires.  So much loss, devastation, and sorrow to cope with for each and every one…

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November November 25th  Close at noon for Thanksgiving holiday November 26th Closed all day for Thanksgiving November 27th Delayed opening at 7AM December December 6th     Move It and Lose It Challenge Completes December 14th  Winners of the MILI Challenge Announced December 24th  Close at noon for Christmas holiday December 25th Closed all day for Christmas…

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The holidays and the New Year are approaching and it is time to get back to the basic elements of torching fat and getting lean—if that is your goal!  Caloric expenditure occurs where and when the body determines this will happen and is tied to your genetic pre-disposition and how efficiently you train.  However, training…

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(Second in a three-part series) We still have a bit of summer to enjoy, but it is definitely time to begin considering what you will do this fall to begin a fitness program or continue progressing within your current program.  Fall is a fantastic time to set a template for year round fitness because we…

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As the days shorten and the kids return to school, it is time to get ready for your fall fitness program.  If you have not been adhering to your regular fitness program this summer or have not integrated fitness into your lifestyle, this is the time to do it.  Get serious and focused. What separates…

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Last week the “teamwork circuit” design was highlighted. This week, each circuit details will be featured.  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Exercise station details Circuit #1              Performed with a kettlebell – all train the quadriceps/hamstrings/glutes and nose to toes core. Station #1             Squat/Swings – 1 moderate k/b –…

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While there is no one exercise that does it all, there certainly are excellent exercises which create compound/functional movements, requiring engagement of dozens of muscles/muscle groups working across all three planes of the body. The exercise featured below does all of that and more. However, bear in mind the following tips: Your body requires enough…

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