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Rotating Side Plank: Abs Away

Rotating side planks are a great way to get your abs looking fabulous, especially if you just had a baby (by “just” we mean “over a year, so the weight should have come off”). Two versions are demonstrated here, and if you try these exercises, you will be …

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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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Does Working Out Suck?

Do you think working out sucks? Most people do. But the alternatives suck more. What would get YOU motivated to move? What could happen if you don’t? We read Chuck Runyon’s book “Working Out Sucks,” and thought you’d like to hear about this “in your face” wake-up call.

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Power Walk with the Butterflies in Santa Barbara

A stroll along the beach and through the butterfly grove counts as exercise. Come with us on a video tour to see butterflies and surfing dolphins along the Santa Barbara coast.

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No, It’s Not “Perfect Body” Season

The Perfect Body is yours. The one you were born with. Trends & cultural expectations may change, but keeping yourself in good health is always in fashion! Ease up on yourself, enjoy your holidays and continue to exercise!

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All Sizes Welcome: Fitness Pros Want YOU in their Classes and Clubs

It can be daunting and downright scary to enter a fitness club, especially when you’re new or not in so-called “perfect” shape. Fitness clubs are not for the Already Fit; they are for YOU! We want to invite and welcome you to group fitness classes.

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7 Reasons to Start Getting Fit Now

There are so many reasons to start exercising now, today, this minute (well, after you read this post). We put 7 of them here for you. We hope to be FitFluential enough to motivate at least one person to start exercising. Are you that person?

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Holiday Food: Mind Over Platter

The holidays (and every day) should not be about denial and guilt when it comes to food. Everything in moderation; that’s great advice for a sustainable lifestyle AND for enjoying life in general, don’t you think? Here’s what we’re baking up for Thanksgiving to share with loved ones…

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Fun and Trendy Products at the IDEA World Fitness Expo

How did we stay out of trouble at the recent IDEA World Fitness Convention? You could say by patrolling, strolling, and trolling the Expo Hall. Or you could say we didn’t (stay out of trouble, that is). Yes, we did the newest workouts for you and have pics to prove it. But you still need to do the exercise yourself. And you will WANT to when you check out some of the latest and snappiest health foods, drinks, products, and services coming your way this year. Click on the title and enjoy the IDEA Expo with us!

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I Lost Over 370 Pounds: The Story of Steve Nicander

Just a couple of years ago, Steve Nicander weighed almost 650 pounds. He was dying because of it. Now he weighs just over 200 pounds. Something magic? No, just small increments and determination. Steve is now living! Click on the title to learn all about Steve.

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