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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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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 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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New Exercise Equipment: Try These

One of the benefits of attending the IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show is that we get to test out the new equipment before it gets to the club where you work out. And, Oh, the Places We Will Go! We made fools of ourselves just to bring you the latest info. And by the end, our favorite piece of equipment was…

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Fitness Finds at the Health Freedom Expo

We went to the Health Freedom Expo in Los Angeles last Sunday. Somewhere between winning a 30-Day supply of BoKU Superfood and testing the bouncing exercise chair, we found bliss, joy and …

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Wrong & Right Way: StairClimber and Treadmill

Did you know there was a wrong and right way to hit the treadmill and stairclimber? One look around the cardio equipment area of a gym and you’ll see all kinds of crazy, painful form. The three most common mistakes we’ve seen year after year are …

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