Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

How to Fit In a Workout On Vacation

Friday, May 3rd, 2024
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Most vacations mean people take a break from their everyday life. Vacations can be great for health as well, by eliminating the daily stress from working 8-10 hrs, commuting, and having stressful responsibilities. They leave their routines at home and go away to have some fun. It’s great to get away and not think about work, but it may not be so great if you’re trying to stick with some daily habits. You’ll want to attempt to workout on vacation to keep your muscles limber and your blood flowing.

One of the most popular routines is a full-body workout. It can be difficult to keep up with this routine while you’re away for various reasons such as lack of equipment and training facilities. No matter the reason why you think you can’t get it done, here are a few tips to help see that you do.

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The Brain Benefits of Regular Exercise for College Students

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Exercise is Great for Your Brain!

College Chick experiencing the Brain Benefits of Regular Exercise

We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but did you know about the brain benefits of regular exercise? Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity workouts 3-5 times a week as a way to ensure optimum cardiovascular health, and you know that you feel better when you’re getting your body in motion.

In addition, you might use exercise as a way to tone or build muscle, increase strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance, lose weight, or even address the symptoms of chronic illness (like pain or arthritis).

Depending on the type of activity you choose, you could gain a wide variety of physical benefits from your exercise routine. But for college students enmeshed in their studies, the pursuit of physical perfection can be a hard sell.

Luckily, exercise also provides plenty of advantages on the mental front, as well. And for students seeking ways to boost brain power, the brain benefits of regular exercise could be a major boon.

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Harmony in Fitness and Style: Exploring Their Complementary Relationship

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
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The connection between fitness and style has grown more complex and linked than ever before in a culture that increasingly values uniqueness and self-expression. Our fashion tastes and commitment to living a healthy lifestyle are frequently both reflected in the way we dress.

This article delves into the harmonious synergy of fitness and style, highlighting how these two facets of life can coexist in perfect harmony.

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Trampoline Exercises and Workouts: Bouncing Your Way to Fitness

Thursday, August 17th, 2023
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Are you looking for a fun and effective way to stay in shape? Look no further than trampoline exercises and workouts! Not just for kids, trampolining can provide a low-impact, high-intensity workout that engages your entire body.

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Top Considerations to Help Choose a Public Gym

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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Deciding on a public gym can be challenging, especially if you are a beginner with little fitness experience. It is essential that you choose a public gym that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, with respectful members and helpful staff, as well as the proper physical amenities for security, cleanliness, and accessibility.

There are many options you should consider when bearing in mind accessibility and safety. In this guide, we will run through all of these options, giving you an insight into the amenities you should look out for.  

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Making a Meme: How to Create Your Own Fitness GIF

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

If you go on to the internet right now, you’ll find loads of comical pictures and videos about so many different things. In the fitness community, many content developers are making a meme about exercises performed wrong, silly workout outfits, or even serious memes like a max effort PR attempt. Some general memes cover politics, others cover social attitudes, and some are dramatic like the infamous Will Smith slap.

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Making a meme or a GIF is fairly simple, especially when you have the right software or apps to aid you in this process. There are several ways you can go about making your own gif or meme. But what are a GIF and a Meme? What are the differences?

Here is a quick guide to these two popular aspects of social media and the internet at large, and how you can make them yourself.

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The Swole 3×5 Workout – A Fresh Approach to Strength Training

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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The Swole 3×5 Workout Routine

If you have been reading weightlifting materials for any length of time, you have probably heard of 5×5 training. It has worked for many trainees. We folks at Project Swole even made excellent progress on a 5×5 program. But with all this 5×5 hype, has anyone stopped thinking there might be an even more efficient way to train? You might want to take a moment to learn about The Swole 3×5 workout.

In my experience, at least for trained athletes, there are benefits to a Swole 3×5 workout routine which include added volume for accessory movements, core training, and conditioning due to the slightly lower workload.

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Where to Find New Year Health and Fitness Motivation

Friday, December 30th, 2022
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There is no telling how many people will resolve to lose weight, get in shape, and pursue better health and fitness at the turn of the calendar year, but it’s a good bet that the number includes most of the people reading right now. The problem for most of us is in finding our New Year Health and Fitness Motivation. After the marathon eating and loafing characteristic of the holiday season, most of us enter the New Year feeling like sloths, and those few extra pounds around the middle are not helping the situation.

This might not be quite enough to motivate you to make a change that will reverse your situation, especially if you’re feeling a little depressed about it already. So here are just a few tips that will help you to find the motivation you need to set goals and improve your health and fitness in the coming year.

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5 Must-Have Fitness Coach Skills

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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When you’re looking to change the physical composition of your body, it can take years of hard work, determination, and discipline to get results. You have the people who enjoy the luxury of a naturally sculpted physique. But that sadly can’t be everyone. You might have to at least consult top-notch fitness coach skills to learn the basics of refining your physique.

If you’ve decided to start shaping your physical appearance, it is hard to know where to start and if in fact, you’re heading in the right direction. The results speak for themselves but getting good results is the hardest part. 

  1. Honesty – in all aspects of business and personal relations.
  2. Accuracy and Flexibility – programming for specific individuals to get maximum results.
  3. Organization – for both paperwork and digital resources.
  4. Qualifications – degree, license or certification, and experience
  5. People Skills – motivation, sales, articulation, and closure

So if you’re looking to make a difference for yourself it may be worth investing in a fitness coach. Knowing what to look for in one is yet another challenge. So let’s peel back on what should you look for specific to each of the skills listed above.

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Why You Should Join a Gym in 2023

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
Athletes Showing Why You Should Join a Gym in 2023

Gyms are a great place to be. They offer a wide range of classes, equipment, and amenities, so you can fit in your own time without worrying about where or when. Gyms also have plenty of social events that allow you to meet new people who share your interest in fitness. Without a doubt, if you haven’t already, you should join a gym in 2023 and make your near year’s resolution something achievable like consistently going, three times per week, for 3 months, no excuses.

Here are a few good reasons why we think you should join a gym in 2023.

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The 5 Best Exercises for Soccer Players

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
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There is something peculiar about all great soccer players including other athletes. Sports legends like Muhammed Ali, and Michael Jordan, and soccer legends like Pele, and Maradona have excelled because of this peculiarity. But what does this peculiarity entail exactly? Exercising. It’s no secret that these best exercises for soccer have remained an integral part of many legendary players’ success stories for more than a thousand years now, probably way more.

When soccer players hit the gym for exercise, the focus is either heavy resistance training to build size or strength, or balance training. It can also be said that some take on specific drills to increase athletic performance to an exceptionally high level. There are several other exercises that soccer players carry out. In all, the goal is to improve their ability as soccer players and perform well on-pitch.

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Xeela Fitness Review: Are These Supplements Worth It?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
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Xeela has been hailed as a new name in the fitness world for less than a year. What does Xeela offer that others don’t? What does it mean for those who want to lead healthier lives? What we need is an honest Xeela Fitness review to get informed.

Read on to find out all about what Xeela is and what it means for your future.

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Why You Should Have Personal Fitness Goals?

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
fit couple with personal fitness goals

The best time to stay fit is today. Human strength will deteriorate when becoming older. And now that you can still endure working out, better grab a fitness coach to get started. A coach will help you flesh out your personal fitness goals so you can get a head start on your healthy lifestyle. Most of the individuals who chose to exercise alone did not finish well due to a lack of accountability. You can have a glimpse of the attributes of a reliable fitness trainer in the rest of this post. 

One of the common reasons for failing fitness goals is setting unrealistic objectives. This won’t motivate a person to excel but will instead start to doubt their progress in the midst of training. Meeting a fitness goal should be a fun experience and if you feel exhausted, learn to take a pause. 

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How to Choose Senior Exercise Classes

Sunday, October 9th, 2022
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It’s crucial to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle during all stages of life – but as we grow older, our needs change drastically. There is now substantial evidence that regular exercise has many health benefits for elders – and more people are turning towards taking up an active lifestyle with senior exercise classes rather than staying inactive. 

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of exercising when old, why it’s so great for senior citizens and some exercises that might not be safe for seniors, along with which senior exercise classes you should choose. 

Read on to learn more!

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Top 2022 Fitness Trends You Need to Try

Friday, October 7th, 2022
2022 Fitness Trends

Over the past few years, we have seen an explosion in fitness trends. Especially since the pandemic hit, more and more people started caring about their health and figuring out new ways to exercise. We started picking up virtual home gyms such as Peloton and Mirror, and wearable devices like FitBit and Apple Watch; we started training outside more and utilizing high-intensity circuits for conditioning. These were emerging trends in 2021 and they are now legitimate 2022 fitness trends that are here to stay.

In the athletic community, these exciting fitness trends are on the rise, and they will surely boost the effectiveness and efficiency of your workout routine in 2022. We are here to give you the ins and outs of these fun new trends.

Update Oct 2022: Let’s take a look back through our list of fitness trends and see how they played out the past 10 months.

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7 Ways Regular Physical Activity Benefits Your Health

Friday, August 26th, 2022
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Exercise can be defined as any movement that requires your body to work and burn calories. There are different types of physical activity, such as running, walking, swimming, and dancing, to name a few. Although many people know that exercise is good for them, they may not be aware of all the benefits it can bring to their lives, both physically and mentally. In fact, anyone can benefit from incorporating more physical activity into their life, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability. If you need more convincing to stay active, here are seven ways physical activity benefits your health, and can lead to a healthier and happier life.

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Best Live and On-Demand Exercise Classes Online

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
fit girl in online fitness class

What exactly are online fitness classes, and how do they operate? These live and on-demand exercise classes also allow you to watch workout videos whenever it is convenient for you, rather than having to plan your day around a specific fitness class.

Since the pandemic, online live and on-demand exercise classes have grown in popularity. With all of the lockdowns that occur from time to time, this is by far the safest way to stay fit while still reaping the health benefits of exercising in the comfort of your own home.

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How to Find a Life Time Fitness Near Me

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
Life Time Fitness pool scene

Going to the gym can be a great investment in your health and fitness or it could be a huge waste of money. If you have a small budget, you need to think carefully about whether you should invest in a gym, especially a world-class lifetime fitness gym. Seeing as you’ve come to this page, you’re likely wondering how to find a Life Time Fitness so let’s try to answer that question as well as take a look at the perks and drawbacks of this great gym.

In this article, we will talk about how you can find the best LifeTime Fitness gyms in San Antonio, Massachusetts, California, Florida, even Canada, or any other location near you. There are over 100 locations, so your location shouldn’t pose much of a problem unless you live in the boonies.

What are the things that you must consider while looking for a lifetime fitness gym near you?

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How to Do an Army Combat Fitness Test Leg Tuck

Friday, July 22nd, 2022
guys performing the army combat fitness test leg tuck

Even if you are not interested in joining the U.S. military, you may want to take the army combat fitness test (ACFT). The infamous army combat fitness test leg tuck is considered the most difficult part of all the ACFT exercises. The Army has replaced this tough exercise with planks, so fewer people fail the ACFT, given nearly half of female soldiers used to fail the test; and quite a few men didn’t fare much better.

This is just one of many changes introduced as part of the latest attempt to make ACFT more comprehensive. As explained on Military.com, the most significant change in ACFT with six events is that it is no longer designed to prepare soldiers for battle but to assess their overall physical fitness. “Standards for men and women in different age groups often lower their chances of selection.”

The original ACFT had the same standards for women and men but a report by Rand Corp, a Congressionally mandated report by a Washington DC-based think tank, reported that “about half of women in the service can’t pass previous testing standards, especially the leg tuck events”. To work around these concerns, the Army swapped leg tucks for planks.

Let’s dissect the leg tuck and figure out how best to train for it, even if just for the fun and challenge of completing a few reps.

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What is HIIT – High-Intensity Interval Training – And How Should You Use It?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

female sprinter uses high-intensity interval training

High-Intensity Interval Training, often represented by the acronym HIIT, is really a big deal. HIIT training is the ideal and most effective replacement for underachieving endurance cardio. High-intensity interval training has been regarded for years now as one of the best ways to burn calories and maintain muscle mass while encouraging a long-lasting metabolic effect post-workout.

As a matter of fact, in studies, HIIT is 9x more effective at burning fat than endurance cardio.

More often than not, I have talked about HIIT workouts made up only of interval sprints. Today I would like to discuss HIIT training with resistance machines, but not to be confused with High-Intensity Resistance Training, or HIRT, which I will write about shortly.

HIIT Provides the Following Benefits

  • Burn more calories than endurance cardio
  • Burn more fat than endurance cardio
  • Increase power
  • Increase speed
  • Increase muscle density
  • Improve anaerobic endurance
  • Improve aerobic endurance
  • Speed up metabolism for more than a day and a half
  • Shorten cardio training sessions by at least 33%

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