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Best Weight Loss Workouts for 2022

Best Weight Loss Workouts for 2022

The New Year is coming, and with that comes plenty of New Years Resolutions in regards to health and fitness. As the new year hits, gyms will be packed with those looking to hit their workout goals, and fulfill their New Year's resolutions. If you’re someone who is...

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Top Ten Home Fitness Gifts This Holiday Season

Top Ten Home Fitness Gifts This Holiday Season

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and for many, the gift-buying frenzy that comes with the month of December is already in full swing. If you’re struggling to find gifts for friends and family, look no further than some of the awesome home workout products that...

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The Best At Home Glute Workouts

The Best At Home Glute Workouts

Glute training is remarkably important to the strength of both men and women. Strong glutes are the foundation of lower body health, as they ensure that the muscles and bones in the pelvic bowl remain aligned, as well as supporting the lower back. Strong glutes are...

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3 Steps to Optimize Your Equipment Selection

3 Steps to Optimize Your Equipment Selection

In today's fitness market there is no shortage of choices when it comes to selecting equipment for your facility. Granted much of it lives in similar categories like treadmills, selectorized strength, platforms, etc., but the options from manufacturers continues to...

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Best Stretches Before a Lower Body Workout

Best Stretches Before a Lower Body Workout

As colder weather approaches, many individuals take the opportunity to bulk up in the gym. With this comes a multitude of heavy lower body workouts such as squats, deadlifts, lunges, and more. While these workouts are undoubtedly effective, it’s important to stay safe...

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What are the benefits of a protein-rich diet?

What are the benefits of a protein-rich diet?

Throughout the entire food plate, protein is perhaps the most important nutrient to our health. As children, we grew up in a world where adults told us to eat protein to make us big and strong, and now we live in a world where the marketplace is full of protein-based...

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Why is drinking water so important?

Why is drinking water so important?

If you asked basically anybody on what basic steps you should take to improve your health, they’d tell you to get quality sleep, exercise, eat healthy, and of course, drink water. So, to say that drinking water is perhaps the most important aspect of your health isn’t...

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Midsection Myths Part Two

Midsection Myths Part Two

When picturing what perfect health looks like, our minds oftentimes immediately think of the core. Whether that be a ripped 6-pack, or the elimination of one's gut, the notion of a flat stomach is frequently associated with the image of pristine physical condition....

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3 Tips on Core-Glute Connection

3 Tips on Core-Glute Connection

Everyone wants a nice washboard stomach and high and tight glutes, but the reality is when it comes to health, safety and powerful performance - that pelvic structure and the way it moves and operates is one of the most critical things for us to nail down. It is...

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How to Maintain a Healthy Work From Home Lifestyle

How to Maintain a Healthy Work From Home Lifestyle

More people than ever started working from home this past year, and it seems remote work is here to stay. While remote work has many benefits, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle being at home so often. Luckily, there are several ways to stay healthy...

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4 Pool Workouts to Shape up and Cool Down

4 Pool Workouts to Shape up and Cool Down

With summer coming, and the weather warming up, households across the United States are beginning to open up pools. Of course pools are a great tool for cooling off and relaxing during hot summer days, but the benefits they have on one’s physical fitness are immense...

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Pump It Up: Boost Heart Health with Weight Training

Pump It Up: Boost Heart Health with Weight Training

One of the longtime detractions of weightlifting is that it does not improve cardiovascular health. Naysayers will claim that lifting weights will only help to increase muscle mass, and is not the proper form of training for individuals looking to strengthen their...

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Why Men Should Strengthen Their Pelvic Floor Too!

Why Men Should Strengthen Their Pelvic Floor Too!

Yes, you heard it right. Men should strengthen their pelvic floor muscles too! Don’t let the common misconception that only women can have weak muscles in that area stop you from exercising them yourself. It can actually be very beneficial for men when done right. If...

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Does Weight Lifting Reduce Flexibility?

Does Weight Lifting Reduce Flexibility?

We’ve all heard the rumors that weightlifting counteracts the flexibility in one's body. It’s been said that when muscles get bigger and bulkier, that the body decreases in flexibility, and there is no way to be flexible with such big muscles. This is false, and in...

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5 Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Gym

5 Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Gym

When’s the last time you evaluated your gym’s social media footprint?  Sure, your club might have a Facebook Page that’s used every few weeks--or an Instagram account that posts new equipment, class schedule updates, and employee introductions.  But are you really...

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Why Your Gym Needs An Ab Zone

Why Your Gym Needs An Ab Zone

Since the dawn of the fitness industry, some things have remained unchanged; gym members are probably looking for great cardio equipment, a nice spread of free weights, and effective selectorized machines. But there's a chance your gym is missing out on one specific...

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There’s Nothing ‘Sissy’ About The Sissy Squat

There’s Nothing ‘Sissy’ About The Sissy Squat

No matter how many new fads and crazes come up in the fitness industry, it’s hard to argue against the classics.  The bench press remains the champion of chest exercises, the pull up is still the gold standard for building your back muscles, and the bicep curl is...

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The Blueprint For A Great Glute Workout

The Blueprint For A Great Glute Workout

Big butts are in! If you're even remotely involved in the fitness world, a quick scroll through your Instagram feed will show you that glute training is not only in high demand, but that it's not going anywhere. And while a Google search will give you thousands of...

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