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Finding Your Peak Fitness Level

Finding Your Peak Fitness Level

Most people might define being fit as having rippling muscles, superman strength, and a body-builders build. But in reality, fitness is less sexy and more fundamental. It means having the proper resistance level and stamina to endure sustained physical activity. Peak fitness is that point where you’re meeting your body’s potential in strength and stamina. […]

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The Secret of Bootcamps!

The Secret of Bootcamps!

Beyond the physical benefits of attending fitness boot camps, there are several aspects of each boot camp that can further help you achieve your fitness goals. Here are a few of the reasons why attending a fitness boot camp may be right for you: Boot Camps: Motivation through Teamwork The camaraderie of having other soldiers […]

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Testing Your Fitness Level

Testing Your Fitness Level

Starting a fitness program without testing your fitness level is like beginning a journey without knowing exactly where you and having no map to guide you to your destination. Fitness testing establishes your starting point. Plotting out check points along your fitness pathway can direct you toward achieving both short-term and long-term goals. Seven reasons […]

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Excuses for Not Exercising

Excuses for Not Exercising

Many people have their reasons for not wanting to exercise. These are six of the most common excuses that people give for not exercising, and ways to combat those excuses: I am too tired: This is how a person says to him or herself when thinking about exercising and does not want to. If you […]

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All-Over Muscle Toning

All-Over Muscle Toning

Nearly everyone knows that cardiovascular exercise burns calories and helps keep you fit and strong, but if you’re seeking muscle definition you’ll need to do more than just cardio. Many people, women especially, avoid weightlifting because they’re afraid they could start looking brawny or bulky. But luckily, there are ways to attain a firm, all-over […]

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Footprints!

Footprints!

Are you making enough footprints each day? Think about it. For the majority of the day are you sitting or walking? Most people (due to jobs) sit and are sedentary for the majority of the day. You may think that you do not have the time or energy to increase the number of steps you […]

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A Nice Tip for After a Weight Workout.

A Nice Tip for After a Weight Workout.

Eat a meal consisting of carbohydrates and protein only within 30 minutes of finishing a workout.  The carbs should generally be a mix of complex (brown rice, oatmeal) and simple (fruit or juice).  Avoid fat in this meal, choosing leaner sources of protein is key for this. Some examples  1) a quart of fat-free milk, […]

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Major Nutrients to Nourish Your Body

Major Nutrients to Nourish Your Body

Carbohydrates, fat and protein comprise the group which we gain our energy from. Most foods contain a mixture of these three nutrients but are usually classified by the predominant nutrient. The energy gained by these nutrients are used by the body as heat, to build and maintain its structures, to move or perform a function […]

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The Vitamins and Minerals You Need

The Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Vitamins and minerals are organic compounds that are required by the body in minute amounts to support growth and health. Vitamins and minerals themselves are not used as energy or building blocks but are essential in helping the body use those nutrients that do. Most vitamins and minerals are provided in the foods that we […]

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