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How to Build Muscle Without Weights

How to Build Muscle Without Weights

No Equipment, No Problem! Many people believe that the only way to build muscle is through heavy weight training, but that is not true as there are certain methods that allow you to gain muscle mass without the need of any fitness equipment. This type of bodyweight training is also referred to sometimes as calisthenics, […]

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Exercises for the Office: Staying Fit on the Job!

Exercises for the Office: Staying Fit on the Job!

Part I – No Gym, No Problem: Staying Fit at the Office I know you’re not reading this on company time, but if you are, make sure to have that spreadsheet ready to maximize from your toolbar. And speaking of tools, this article will give you some tools you can implement to avoid many of […]

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Top 5 Best Cardio Workouts Without Cardio Machines

Top 5 Best Cardio Workouts Without Cardio Machines

Cardio Machine or Not to Cardio Machine? While many of you will find that cardio machines at your local gym are ideal for helping you achieve your cardiovascular and weight loss goals, mostly because of convenience, some of you will certainly find that these machine based workout routines eventually get very stale and before long […]

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Fitness Equipment

What Does RockTape / Kinesio Tape Do?

What Does RockTape / Kinesio Tape Do?

RockTape: What does it do? This past weekend in September, 2014, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a RockTape seminar in Connecticut at Riverside Muscular Therapy. Over two days, I was immersed into the world of RockTape, the course being taught by legendary health care practitioner and chiropractor, Dr. Perry Nickelston. While there, we […]

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Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Get Your Groove on in Style with the Best Clothes for Zumba Fitness Classes! There are a few good reasons to choose your clothes for Zumba Fitness classes with care: you want to be safe and supported, you want to feel cool and comfortable, and you want to look snazzy and stylish. Unlike other fitness […]

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Top 5 Cardio Machines

Top 5 Cardio Machines

The Top 5 Cardio Machines You’ve Likely Never Used Before While cardio machines have been around for dozens of years and even though small improvements often occur, it is rare to see an innovative, brand new type of machine introduced to the market. New or old, here are the top 5 cardio machines you’ve likely […]

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Supplements

Top 5 Reasons to Supplement With HMB

Top 5 Reasons to Supplement With HMB

Five Reasons to Use HMB to Push Your Training to a New Level We all know that to get the most out of training and exercise we need to continually challenge our bodies with increasing variation, intensity, and volume. By “breaking down” muscle on a regular basis, our body in turn responds by building more […]

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Top 5 Supplements for Healthy Joints

Top 5 Supplements for Healthy Joints

Joint Health In a society that has never needed to exercise more and eat less, we find ourselves with a dilemma: If you are overweight, or live a sedentary lifestyle; yet you are plagued with joint-related pain, then the option to exercise – to lose the extra weight – becomes a daunting task. And yet, […]

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Are My Supplements Good For Me?

Are My Supplements Good For Me?

Not All Supplements Are Created Equal In the age of the internet, information has never been more readily available. At the click of a button, you can self-diagnose yourself; go online to GNC or Amazon and pick up a bottle of vitamins and you’re good to go. And why would you doubt yourself? Why bother […]

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Womens Fitness

Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Get Your Groove on in Style with the Best Clothes for Zumba Fitness Classes! There are a few good reasons to choose your clothes for Zumba Fitness classes with care: you want to be safe and supported, you want to feel cool and comfortable, and you want to look snazzy and stylish. Unlike other fitness […]

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How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

Why Become a Zumba Teacher? Perhaps you’re a confirmed Zumba lover who wants to take their Zumba love to the next level. Or maybe you’re a current fitness instructor looking to add a hot new skill to their repertoire. Either way, if possess a love of music, dancing, fitness, and teaching, alongside an upbeat attitude, […]

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Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Correct Diastasis Recti and Mommy Belly with Core Exercises Many new moms get fed up with their post-natal fitness plan. In spite of the best intentions, lots of hard work, and endless abdominal workouts, the stubborn belly bulge won’t budge. The underlying cause may be a common condition that no amount of crunches can fix: […]

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Personal Training

Top 5 Personal Training Certifications

Top 5 Personal Training Certifications

Top 5 Certifications for Personal Trainers If you want to break into the personal training industry, certification is a must. Even those of you with an Exercise Science degree from a top university will typically need to get certified. Now for those of you without a college degree in a health & fitness related field, certification […]

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Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Recognizing Hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome When you come across a client that exhibits hypermobile joints, do you dismiss it as something of no real importance, or do you take note and assess further? What is it? Hypermobility is a condition in which the joints easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular […]

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Personal Training Business Forms & Charts

Personal Training Business Forms & Charts

Buy the complete forms & charts package today and save on your purchase. (Limited time offer) The Personal Training Form Kit Includes… Click any item below to view a full-size sample Customizable Personal Training Consultation / Assessment Form Customizable Personal Training Cancellation Policy Form Printable Color Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Chart Printable Black & […]

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Nutrition

Paleo Diet Pros vs Cons: What You Should Know

Paleo Diet Pros vs Cons: What You Should Know

What You Need To Know About The Paleo Diet Oh, boy! Here comes another diet everybody wants to try. Paleo diet is one of the noteworthy back-to-basics practices that is still making a buzz for quite some time now. Some fitness enthusiasts are crazy about it and their success stories swear to its effectiveness. But […]

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Do Energy Gels Work: What You Need-to-Know

Do Energy Gels Work: What You Need-to-Know

What is energy gel? If you’ve ever watched or have been exposed to activity that requires a lot of endurance, you’ve probably seen athletes squeeze oddly shaped packets into their mouths and throw them to the ground. Inside these packets contain a gooey substance commonly referred to as goo, but marketed in the industry as […]

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Top 10 Superfoods You NEED To Have In Your Life!

Top 10 Superfoods You NEED To Have In Your Life!

Powerhouses of the Food World! A lot of people would agree that choosing to eat healthy foods over high-fat fast foods is part of being a “responsible” adult—all the hassle it could possibly bring included! Imagine stepping into a supermarket and seeing thousands of labels screaming good health claims: Zero trans fat! Whole grains! Get […]

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Practical Weight Loss Tips: How Weight Loss Works

Practical Weight Loss Tips: How Weight Loss Works

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You Can Lose Weight! We all know that losing weight can be a whirlwind of an effort.  The yo-yo dieting, the endless hours of cardio each and every day.  It’s exhausting and normally does not get you the results you desire. You have probably tried some sort of diet or exercise program before and actually […]

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Paleo Diet Pros vs Cons: What You Should Know

Paleo Diet Pros vs Cons: What You Should Know

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What You Need To Know About The Paleo Diet Oh, boy! Here comes another diet everybody wants to try. Paleo diet is one of the noteworthy back-to-basics practices that is still making a buzz for quite some time now. Some fitness enthusiasts are crazy about it and their success stories swear to its effectiveness. But […]

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