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Swing Rows

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Playground Workout Series: Swing Rows For more of a challenge, go further down in your stance. Keep your body straight and hips up, be sure to not let your back arch! Use those back muscles to pull yourself up. Focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together.  

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Playground Workout: Reverse Swing Crunch

Reverse swing crunch

Playground Workout: Reverse Swing Crunch If you’ve got a playground nearby, you can make your workouts fun! Get down and use the equipment for some great core exercises. The reverse swing crunch will work your core, shoulders, and glutes. Remember to keep your core tight and your stomach flat.

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Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

February 26, 2016

Blog, Horoscopes

Pisces Fitness

Personality Traits: You feel the rhythm! You like to move to music. You are mystical. You’re empathetic and sensitive, easygoing and intuitive but sometimes you feel things too deeply. You love to eat, but you can offset this by using your natural ability to motivate yourself. Fitness Program: Being a […]

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Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)

February 5, 2016

Blog

Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)

Personality Traits:  Not a follower, you maintain a sense of individuality while surrounded by a group. Aquarius is a very social sign and being around other people energizes you.  Your mind is always in motion and you’re constantly looking for the next best thing and often the first to try […]

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Feeling Hungry is Healthy

January 26, 2016

Blog, Diet

Feeling Hungry is Healthy

Whew, we made it through the holidays. If you’re like me, you may be feeling like it’s time to cut back on all the holiday goodies and get more mindful of my portions. That means sometimes feeling hungry. For me, that feeling means I ate just enough, and not too […]

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More Crazy Diet Fads

December 17, 2015

Blog, Diet

More Crazy Diet Fads

A while back I wrote about some of the crazy diets that people have used, through the ages, to lose weight.  Well, seems I left a few out.  Since the holidays, or after the holidays, are when we start thinking about losing weight, I thought I would regale with you […]

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Are You Sabotaging Your Diet?

December 10, 2015

Blog, Diet

Are You Sabotaging Your Diet?

Holidays aside, are you also sabotaging your “diet” (I mean more how you are managing clean eating) efforts with the following mistakes? Weekend Cheats. A weekend of gluttony can set you up for overeating and under exercising during the week, which can hinder weight loss efforts.  It’s really best to […]

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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

November 19, 2015

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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Personality Traits:  You are an adventurer, philosopher, optimistic, outgoing, and social.  Sagittarius are known for being excellent athletes – more Olympic champions have been born under this sign than any other sign.  You also like feeling connected to your body, mind and spirit. Fitness Program:  Because of your outgoing personality, […]

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What’s YOUR Number Workout

November 5, 2015

Blog, Exercise

Want a fun, quick workout to do?  Using your telephone number (cell, home, work), do the exercises that correspond to your phone numbers.  If you have a number that repeats itself a few times (I have three “1s”), feel free to substitute a different exercise in its place.  Since these […]

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What is Metabolic Conditioning and How Do I Do It?

October 22, 2015

Blog, Exercise

What is Metabolic Conditioning and How Do I Do It?

Metabolic conditioning (MetCon) is a method of training, or type of workout, designed to provide a high calorie burn during and after your workout.  These are typically vigorous, high intensity circuit-type workouts that often involve challenging total body, compound (multi-joint) exercises and very short recovery intervals.  P90X, Insanity and CrossFit are examples of programs known for fast-paced cardio […]

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