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What Can You Do When Your Joints Ache and Holler?

To live more comfortably in your body, what can you do (besides whine and curse)? Get fitness pro advice on ways to exercise cardiovascularly when your joints are aching!

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Best Workouts to Burn Fat For Women Over 50

Do you have a goal to be lower fat? Did you know you don’t have to burn predominantly fat in order to lose fat? Try these 4 workouts called the “Best for Fat Burning.”

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Running on the Lancaster Mennonite High Regupol track

Best Workout Surfaces

As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.

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Fitness Products & Trends That Caught Our Eye for 2014

We went to the IHRSA convention, which serves the health and fitness club industry, to learn the latest, both for products and industry trends. We share with you the products and services that caught our eye, either because they have something that will work for us as instructors or because there appears to be a fun or unique angle.

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Kymberly's pedometer

Can Walking Really Get You to Your (Fit) Destination?

Are you walking for weight loss? Health and longevity? To improve your mood and mental hardiness? Then get in those 10,000 steps per day.

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Move Your Body to Improve Your Brain

Got an idea what the second most powerful thing you can do to improve brain function might be? What factor just moved to the number one spot?

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Try CranioSacral Therapy to Relieve Pain

As you age, do you have aches and pains that come and don’t go? In fact, a huge percentage of fitness professionals and active women suffer from chronic pain. This pain epidemic seems to be a silent one in the workout world. Are you someone whose ongoing pains affect your ability to exercise, be comfortable in your body, or enjoy once-beloved activities? If so, then consider whether CranioSacral Therapy (CST) might work for you.

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Spark Your Brain with Exercise

4 Tips from brain and exercise expert, Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: Use exercise to “youthen” (aka anti-age); Play more; Challenge yourself daily; and Get IMMEDIATE results of a certain kind when you engage in aerobic workouts. So if you want to get smarter, younger, and stronger in brain and body, read today’s post.

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Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks?

Lose 10 pounds in one month? Is this realistic, healthy, and long term or another late night, infomercial dream? Drastic goals call for drastic measures. Of course, you can always try Option B ….

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Treadmill Walking

Treadmill Walking Workout

Treadmill walking can be a great workout, but what if your piece of equipment has no incline option? What can you do on the treadmill to vary your exercise program? Intervals, speed work, a weighted backpack, and a fully choreographed dance video are just a few ideas if you are so inclined!

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