athlete stretching safely

Stretching is a good way to improve your flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. It also helps in preventing muscle soreness, lowers your risk of injury and promotes good blood circulation. Unfortunately, if not done correctly, you run the risk of long-term harm. Lucky for you, we have some tips on stretching safely that can help you avoid injury.

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Benefits of Interval Training

For years, many career athletes have taken advantage of the benefits provided by high-intensity interval training (also known as HIIT). This practice involves taking short periods of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods. Some of the immediate advantages include making leaps to your fitness goals in less time. However, research has shown that there are more subtle perks to interval training as well. Continue reading The Hidden Benefits of Interval Training

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Halloween has come and gone, but what may still be lurking around your house is your kids’ leftover trick-or-treat stash. You may have attempted to hide it from your kids, or limit their intake, but all this fuss about a hoard of candy is probably doing a great job of taunting and tempting YOU! If you have already given in to the sweet treats, or are curious about how much power they have to unravel the progress you’ve made, we can help. Continue reading Getting Lean after Halloween

Top Things to Bring to the Gym

After a long day of self motivation, you finally made it into the gym. There’s only one problem, you forgot something. Taking time out of our busy schedules to go the gym can already be a big commitment, and there’s nothing worse then feeling like you wasted your day because you forgot to bring something you didn’t think about. Before you go to the gym for a workout, make sure you have these following items with you. These are meant to not only help make your workout smoother, but also safer!

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Ways to Stay Motivated for a Workout

One of the hardest parts about a workout is maintaining the discipline to stick to it. The amount of distractions we have around us can make it easy to take “just one day off,” which quickly snowballs into not exercising for weeks, or months! Not only that, but after the first couple of weeks of your workout, it is common to not see progress as fast as when you started. Feeling like you hit a wall, along with being distracted, can make it difficult to stay motivated to work out. If you feel like you’ve hit a slump with your workout, or you want to prevent that slump from happening, follow some of these top ways to stay motivated!

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