Re-entry Training: How to Get Back to the Gym Without Hurting Yourself

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Let’s face it. Even the fittest among us has been there… stuck in that uncomfortable neverland of missed workouts, where resuming a weight training routine grows increasingly daunting with every missed day. For some, even a visit to the dentist holds more appeal than starting back at […]

YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.

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It seemed like a joke. I spend most of my time experimenting with cutting-edge fitness routines and new training technology. Yet here I was, challenged to do a single, textbook repetition of a classic exercise, one I’d long ago relegated to beefy defensive linemen and World Cup skiers. What was one squat supposed to do […]

4 Ways Mindfulness Will Boost Your Results at the Gym

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It’s 7:30am on a Tuesday morning. You’re at the gym: ear buds in, music pumped, and treadmill cranked. You’re trying to focus on reading the closed captioning on the TV screen in front of you, so you don’t have to think about how much longer you need to spend running. Next, to help you get […]

The New Rules of Fitness for 2013

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We’ve entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it’s 1991. Let’s toss out the old and welcome the new. The old: long sessions of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in […]

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Five Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions to Diet and Exercise Might Be Unhealthy

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Year after year, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy and lose weight. But as resolutions and health regimens are about to be in full swing, many might find that instead of feeling good they are feeling worse. And the reason might be due to the one thing that should […]

18 Minute Minimalist Exercises

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I used to be horribly out of shape A couple years ago, I couldn’t do a single push-up, I certainly couldn’t do a pull-up, I didn’t exercise at all. Or, when I did exercise, it was sporadic, it never lasted more than a few days before I gave up. Sound familiar? Even after losing 70 […]

What’s Your Workout Personality? PLUS FUN QUIZ!

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Your best friend loved yoga and swore it changed her life. So you tried a beginners’ class at the gym — but after 10 minutes of Downward Dog, you found yourself bored, uncomfortable, and constantly glancing around the room to see if someone else was doing the poses better than you were. On to spinning […]

Gym Rant: Your Mom Doesn’t Belong to This Gym, So Please Clean Up After Yourself

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Dear Fellow Gym Members: Funny thing about the gym locker room: It’s not your private bathroom and/or dressing room. Less funny thing about the gym locker room: You treat it as such, and, for the life of me, I cannot understand why. Perhaps you are new to our little gym community. If so, allow me […]

Honoring Our Fitness Hero – Jack LaLanne Plus His Workouts

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If there ever was a real live Popeye, Jack LaLanne was it. “I can’t die,” he most famously liked to say. “It would ruin my image.” Unfortunately for us, he did die on January 23, 2011 at the age of 96 from respiratory failure. LaLanne, a fitness guru, host of the popular “The Jack LaLanne […]