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Two Years of Fitness 2014 – 2016

Two years of fitness

Our second anniversary was June 23rd and we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of your support and patronage!  We are moving full steam ahead for the rest of 2016 and beyond and are excited to continue providing the highest quality fitness experience to you…

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Interval training protocols

Last week we discussed the circuit training protocols and this week, the protocols of interval training will be highlighted. As mentioned, you may utilize interval training within a circuit training format. However, interval training drills may be integrated into many different training formats including outdoor cycling, indoor group cycling, Olympic/power lifting, swimming, track/field and every…

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Circuit training protocols

While it is certainly true that there are dozens of circuit training formats, there are a few general protocols that may ensure the safest and most effective training outcomes. Circuit training simply defined is training stations set up in a “circle” to enable the participant to follow the “circle” pattern efficiently (i.e. station one is…

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Ten pathways to healthy summertime eating

There are so many enticing foods to access during the summer months! Some we need to enjoy in moderation and others may be thoroughly enjoyed in larger quantities. While the same rule applies year round in terms of portion and quality control, during the summertime there are many foods available that are generally not available…

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Ten ways to be healthier this summer

With summer in full swing, and the Fourth of July behind us, it is time to settle in to a healthy summer. This includes healthy activities, nutritious dietary fundamentals and, of course, performing your regular workouts no matter how active you may be throughout the summer. This week, we will feature ten simple ways to…

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Get on the ball!

The stability ball is an excellent fitness tool that is versatile and inexpensive. There are literally hundreds of exercises that may be performed on the ball. Due to the unstable nature of the stability ball, it enables us to challenge the entire “nose to toes” core as well as to isolate specific aspects of the…

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Rethinking the “Friends Training Friends” scenario

Unless your friend(s) are qualified, certified and experienced personal trainers, avoid allowing them to train you. While they may have the best intentions in mind for you, the program they are performing is their program and not designed for you. Even if their program is designed by a professional personal trainer, it is specifically designed…

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Four excellent hip exercises

The hip joint is a highly mobile joint, second only to the shoulder joint. This mobility provides tremendous movement options at the joint and consequently, one of our major goals when designing most fitness programs is to include exercises that train the hip joint across all three planes (i.e. sagittal, frontal and transverse) and to…

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Five important group exercise safety tips

Last week five fitness floor safety tips were highlighted and this week, we will discuss five group exercise safety tips which differ from those on the fitness floor due to the group-nature of the environment. The concept is still the same for all trainers/coaches/instructors, “first do no harm”; however, group exercise settings require a few…

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Five important fitness floor safety tips

There are dozens of safety elements to take into consideration when working out on a fitness floor. However, there are few tips that, regardless of where you are performing your workout, you may want to make a habit of practicing. This is not about the etiquette on the floor, as we have covered that topic…

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