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The Club Where Everybody Fits!

  1. Do You Know Your Gym Etiquette? (Part 2)

    Knowing the rules of your fitness center is important, but there are also unspoken rules of conduct while you’re at the gym. The way you interact with others – not just the equipment -- can make a huge impact on your chances of building good relationships with others in your gym and fitness community. Howe well do you practice these three key areas of personal gym etiquette? Personal etiquette…Read More

  2. Do You Know Your Gym Etiquette? (Part 1)

    If you’ve been a member at a fitness center for very long, you know the basic rules. But do you know the unwritten rules of gym etiquette for using the equipment? Even though they may not be posted on a wall, these rules are the code of the fitness community. To stay safe and be courteous to others, be sure you’re not breaking any of the following guidelines for good gym equipment etiquette. W…Read More

  3. April is Youth Sports Safety Month

    As adults, we know the importance of staying safe while working out at the fitness center or participating in an outdoor sport, but children are still in the learning process – and they need your help. April is a timely month for Youth Sports Safety Month since many spring sports leagues are starting to ramp up.  Let’s look at some ways to help you kids stay safe during their sports activitie…Read More

  4. Tired of Salad? Creative & Tasty Ways to Get Your Greens in Every Meal

    We all know it’s important to get our 4 to 6 servings of vegetables a day (a “serving” is one cup if you’re eating them raw, and a half cup if you’re eating the cooked). But, after the fourth day in a row of eating a salad for lunch, it can get tough. The good news is that there are plenty of creative and tasty ways to get your greens in without suffering through endless days of boring s…Read More

  5. The Advantages of Active Commuting (& Tips for Making it a Habit)

    The ACE’s 2017 trend survey reveals that more people are choosing to live where it’s easier to walk or bike to work. An active commute doesn’t just save money on fuel and cut down on greenhouse gases; it’s a great benefit to our health! A 2015 study  shows that active commuters have lower BMIs than those who take other forms of transportation, while a 2014 study suggests that those who wa…Read More

  6. Take a Cue from the MLB: Get Your Spring Training On!

    Spring training for Major League Baseball is already in full swing (no pun intended) thanks to the accommodation of warmer areas of the country like Arizona. While you may not be an all-start athlete getting ready for your summer performance on the outfield, spring is still a good time to get yourself in gear for any summer or fall event (even if that event is beach season). Advantages of spring t…Read More

  7. What to Do When They Discontinue Your Favorite Workout Shoes

    Most of us have a favorite brand and model of workout shoes for every activity, whether running, lifting weights at the fitness center, or playing sports. In fact, we simply won’t workout in anything else! This isn’t just a matter of preference or style, but comfort -- everyone knows that if your feet aren’t happy, it makes for a miserable workout. So, after a long search to satisfy your fee…Read More

  8. Improve your Mental Toughness for Better Workouts

    Don’t you admire athletes who push themselves to victory despite injuries, sickness, and unfavorable odds? Do you wonder how they do it? Although each situation is unique, there’s at least one common denominator in the most inspiring victories: mental toughness. If you can’t get your head in the game, it’s hard to accomplish anything – no matter how prepared you are. Your body may capabl…Read More

  9. 3 Natural Cures for Cellulite

    Cellulite is a word that strikes fear into the heart of every woman, no matter how fit she is. Appearing as unsightly dimples in the skin is, cellulite is the term for free-floating fat cells. As women age, their skin loosens and the fibrous support tissue that keeps fat cells in place weakens with it. It’s also tied to genetics and hormone levels, which is why some women seem to struggle with i…Read More

  10. The Good and Bad of Social Media and Your Exercise Habits

    Social media is an important part of our lives in the 21st century. Nearly every activity we do has become tied to it in some way, including exercise. For example, many of us use socially-networked apps to log workouts at the fitness center, regularly post our fitness tracker stats to Facebook, or take pictures of ourselves after a sweaty workout for the benefit of Instagram. Socially media can be…Read More

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