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Illness and Exercise

***Disclaimer: If you believe that you MAY BE contagious, DO NOT go to the gym, instead exercise at home. Even with wiping all the machines, handles, etc. down, it is still possible to rapidly spread disease within the gym. Don’t be the Outbreak monkey. One incredible benefit of exercise is that it boosts the immune… Continue reading Illness and Exercise

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Exercise Motivation, What’s Yours

Studies show (yeah, yeah, yeah I know) that 50% of those that start an exercise program will quit within the first 6 months. So why is this number so high, and what keeps the other 50% from quitting as well? Vanity. Hell, that’s why I work out, just being honest. I like the way it… Continue reading Exercise Motivation, What’s Yours

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Calories: How Many are you Really Burning

First, let me make one thing clear, I am writing about this topic because it is a major pet peeve of mine. Consistently I have clients telling me, I burned “x” calories on “y” machine (calorie readings from cardio machines and/or heart rate monitors (HRMs)), isn’t that great?!?!? While I am happy for them, and… Continue reading Calories: How Many are you Really Burning

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Finding Balance

At the base of any muscle imbalance is a tight/strong muscle group opposing a loose/weak muscle group which can be caused by a variety of factors; both genetic and environmental. Muscle imbalances lead to injuries and overall improper body movement patterns. Imbalanced muscles can pull ligaments, and bones out of alignment which can create joint… Continue reading Finding Balance

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Meyers Briggs Personality Test

What's your personality type? Have you ever taken the test? If so, does it match with how you view yourself? I am an ENFP, and I believe that is pretty spot on. Take the test in the link below, see if your answers match your perception of yourself. Have fun. http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

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Sitting, More Than Just a Pain in the Butt

Studies show that the average person is either sitting or being inactive (watching tv, etc) for more than HALF their waking hours.  Sitting is not only a pain in the butt, but it also comes with a myriad of health issues. Besides postural issues, prolonged sitting has been linked, in 47 separate studies, to an… Continue reading Sitting, More Than Just a Pain in the Butt