Stopping Sports Injuries

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With fall athletic seasons just around the corner, it’s a great time to take stock of what you can do to keep from getting hurt. Know Your Risk. Do some research into the most common injuries in your sport. Even your position can play a role in your risk of injury. Get Geared Up. Before any […]

Maximize Your Workout – 6 Secrets From The Pros

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6 Secrets From the Pros Getting fit isn’t always easy, but a little insider advice can set you on the path to success. We got the scoop from seven area trainers who gave us their top tips for staying healthy, motivated, and happy on the way to reaching your fitness goals. Always Get an Assessment. […]

Get Your Heart Racing

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Workouts for a Healthy Heart Incorporating heart-pumping physical activity into your life can prevent two of the nation’s top killers – heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association suggests spending at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise. Don’t have that much time? Shoot for 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, or a combo […]

Strengthening Your Core

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Benefits of Strengthening Your Core Bending, reaching, and even walking – every motion your body makes either originates in, or moves through, your core. Because of this, keeping your core muscles strong can contribute to a myriad of body-healthy benefits. Here are a few: What is Your Core? The core is a complex series of […]

Yoga as a Total Body Workout

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Beyond Meditation Yoga is a great way to unwind, achieve some inner peace, and improve overall flexibility. But can it double as a cardio and strength-training workout too? Expert Kelsey Vasileff, yoga instructor and owner of Southern Sqweeze, weighs in. Beyond Stretch and Meditation If yoga doesn’t come to mind when thinking of a workout […]

Pilates 101

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A Stronger Core for Anyone Almost everyone has heard of Pilates class at some point, yet if you’ve never tried it, the workout can sound intimidating. Pilates, however, isn’t only for the most experienced fitness guru. While it’s true that Pilates was originally the chosen workout of serious athletes, the strength-training benefits of Pilates can […]

Night Running Safety

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Ways to Stay Safe When Running at Night As the fall months roll around and days get shorter, your after-work run scenery may go quickly from sherbet-colored sunset to pitch black dark. There’s no need to stay inside all fall and winter long, but there are some safety tips you should know if you’ll be […]

Preventing Sports Injuries

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It is estimated that over 15 million sports injuries occur each year in the U.S. Of these injuries, 12 million occur among those aged 5-22 with the balance (for the most part) accounted for by adults 22-40.* While sports injuries are often out of our control, the good news is a large number of sports […]

5 Paths to Fitness Success

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If working out doesn’t rank high on your list of favorite things, you’re not alone. Many people start out with great intentions, but eventually lose the motivation it takes to stick to a healthy, regimented fitness routine. If you ask fitness experts, they will tell you that setting simple, attainable goals is the secret to staying on track. […]

Get the Most out of Your Workout

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A safe, productive trip to the gym takes brains just as much as brawn. We asked Teresa Wade at Sports Barn for some tips on how to get the most out of your workout. Don’t miss this expert advice! Full PDF here. Hydrate: Hydration keeps your body flushing out toxins while you work out. Drink water on […]

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