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5 Ways to Fight Excuses and Become a Morning Exerciser

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise and participate in strength training exercise at least 2 days a week.  This recommendation is… Continue Reading →

Shoulders, back and butt

Often when working out we tend to focus on what we see in the mirror — the anterior muscles of our body such as our chest, biceps, abs and quads, while we forget about those muscles that are, literally, behind… Continue Reading →

Trampoline Workouts Are as Effective as Running, But Feel Easier and More Fun

Hate running? Need a break from the bike? Working out with a trampoline can provide an equally effective calorie burn and cardio boost, according to new research—but it might feel easier and more fun. We’re not talking about those big backyard trampolines linked to… Continue Reading →

How to Kettlebell Swing Like the Pros

Whether you’re flying solo at the gym or are into group fitness classes, chances are you’ve come across a kettlebell or two. From your glutes and back to your quads, arms and core, there are countless ways to get a total-body workout… Continue Reading →

How Many Days a Week Should You Work out?

The good news for determining how many days a week you should work out is that there is no concrete right answer.  There are general guidelines in place for exercise for adults: 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, strengthening… Continue Reading →

Post Workout Soreness – Clever Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Post workout soreness, often called delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS, can happen when there is a change in amount, type or length of exercise. Muscles can get micro tears in the fibers, which can cause inflammation in the muscles… Continue Reading →

Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Millions of people worldwide are practicing Pilates, and it seems it is continuing to grow in popularity.   However, Pilates has actually been around since the early 1900’s when Joseph Pilates and later his wife came up with Pilates exercises.  Some… Continue Reading →

5 Best Bodyweight Training Exercises

You’ll be surprised how effective these bodyweight exercises can be for maintaining your muscle and fitness. Many people don’t realize the benefits of bodyweight training because in every magazine you see, there are dudes in the gym hitting weights. But, with all… Continue Reading →

The Best Workout Methods That Carve Your Core (Without Planks or Crunches)

The Real Secret to a Strong Core You may commit to crunches and planks, Pilates and yoga, all in an effort to target your abs, which they do, but don’t stop there. Broaden your “rep”ertoire to include some of these… Continue Reading →

Get Results With This 60-Minute Printable Circuit Workout

Not every workout has to be a no-holds-barred sweat fest, but we’re not going to lie: those days when you crush it at the gym are the ones that are going to help you see results fast. So pound that… Continue Reading →

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