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Metabolism. Frequently used as justification to eat whatever we want at a younger age, but more often an excuse for why we don’t meet our weight loss goals. Every time you intake food or beverage, your metabolism converts those calories into energy. While your age, body size, gender and genetics determine much of your metabolic rate, there are scientifically proven lifestyle changes to increase your metabolism. Therefore, a faster metabolism yields more calories burned. Here are SEVEN ways to help ramp up your metabolism and maintain better body composition: 1. Get a good night’s......

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For committed weight lifters, rest days can be the worst, thought to sabotage gains. For those new to fitness, it can be a relief getting time away from the gym. Regardless of your feelings towards it, rest days are an essential part of training. Defining Rest The intensity of your workouts leading up to it will  determine how inactive you are on your rest day. If you’ve been lifting hard everyday , varying targeted muscles, and challenging your body, maybe a full day off of not staining yourself is in order. If......

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Which supplements are best for you? What brands can you trust? Do they actually work? What’s best for women? How much should you take? Thousands of supplements, hundreds of companies, a billion dollar industry… copious questions. Let’s cover the fundamentals. Supplements can be intimidating and confusing for newcomers to training and nutrition. While no supplement is meant to replace a balanced diet, they do complement your regimen and help you reach your fitness goals faster by ensuring your body has the right nutrients for peak performance. For safety and efficacy, supplements supported......

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Blog, Fitness |
March 20, 2016

Why You Must Try TRX?

Imagine you drop a pen on the floor. In order to pick it up, you are unable to use just your hand. You engage your legs, neck, shoulders, and core. The same goes for nearly every movement we perform; it’s a whole body movement always engaging from your core- whether you realize it or not. The core is responsible for your body balance, flexibility, and stability. Therefore, the stronger your core, the more multi-plane mobility you’ll have and less injuries. That’s exactly what TRX training targets! So, what is TRX training? Most......

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We’ve heard it before, either from your parents or your doctor, “take your vitamins”. But with 13 essential vitamins, can you name them all, with their benefits? The eight B vitamins, known together as Vitamin B Complex, help the body stay energized by transforming food to fuel. These nutrients consist of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. So, why do you need all of them? Each targets a specific benefit and is potentially consumed in your current diet; however taking a Vitamin B complex helps ensure they work in tandem and you’re getting the......

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Blog, Nutrition |
February 09, 2016

Basics of Eating Healthy

Are you tired of going to the gym consistently, but not getting the results you want? You’ve dedicated your time and effort, but still not where you want to be. If this sounds familiar, stay tuned. All of your push-ups, planks, and squats won’t mean a thing if you are not eating a proper, balanced diet. That does not mean you must commit to a popular diet plan such as Paleo, Atkins etc. Healthy eating isn’t about strict nutrition ideologies, depriving yourself of foods, or becoming unreasonably lean. It’s simple; eating well makes......

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  To obtain your full potential in the weight room or on your run, you need fuel for the energy you will expend. A balanced pre-workout snack must contain both protein for muscle growth and carbohydrates for energy. Depending on the intensity level of your exercise, moderate your portions. Whatever exercise you are doing, make sure to eat your pre-workout snack 1-2 hours before and your post workout 30-45 minutes after. Here’s 3 snacks to try:   1. Greek yogurt with fresh berries and cinnamon crumbles 165 calories, 13g protein, 42g carbs 5......

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February 26, 2015

Go Commando!

Ladies! No need to wear panties to the gym anymore! Up and coming startup, Dear Kate, has designed a new kind of fitness appearel. Created by chemical engineer, Julie Sygeil, Dear Kate offers yoga pants with what they call and ‘Underlux’ fabric claimed to protect better than regular underwear. The product is able to comfortably withstand a regular cardio session or even a monthly visitor. Take a look..

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