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  1. 5 Benefits of Tanning

    With summer in full swing, there’s no better time than now to work on your tan. Maybe you work long days in an office, or perhaps you just haven’t been able to spend as much time in the sun as you would like. Whatever the case may be, spending time in a tanning bed is the ideal way to maintain a beautiful bronze and look your best throughout the summer. It’s also a great way to provide your …Read More

  2. The Workout Journal: A Simple, Low-Tech Way to Accelerate Your Fitness

    The end of the year is a good time to check in on your health and fitness goals — even if you choose not to call them resolutions.  So, how did you do? And how do you know? Overall progress is usually very visible.  All you need to do is look in the mirror, step on a scale, or try on a favorite pair of pants and compare that to when you first started your fitness journey. But, to see what made…Read More

  3. 5 Tips for Setting Yourself Up for New Year’s Resolution Success

    January is less than a month away. Are you starting to think about what your New Year’s health and fitness resolutions will be? Or are you someone who — knowing your bad track record — has decided to stop making them, altogether? The problem with New Year’s resolutions isn’t that they set people up for failure. We just tend to approach them the wrong way. If you’re looking for tips to …Read More

  4. 5 Top Holiday Gift Categories for the Fitness Lover

    It’s sometimes hard to think of good, practical gifts your friends and family can use all year long, not just around the holidays. Whether you’re looking for ideas for the health nuts and fitness gym-enthusiasts in your life or just making a wish list for yourself, here are five popular holiday gift categories that are sure to please, with plenty of room for creativity and personalization. &nb…Read More

  5. Superfood Spotlight: Teff

    Have you heard about one of the latest “new” grains nutritionists are calling a superfood? It’s known as teff, and it’s quickly taking its place alongside quinoa, sorghum, and millet as a popular gluten-free, high-protein alternative to other grains. The history of teff Even if this is the first time you’ve heard about this ancient grain, the title gives away its age — teff seems to ha…Read More

  6. Why Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women (and How to Even the Playing Field)

    Have you ever participated in a group weight loss competition only to feel like the men in the group had an unfair advantage? Well, they do, in some ways. Fundamental difference between how men and women’s bodies handle diet and workouts at the fitness center affect how quickly they lose (or even just seem to lose —yes, some of it’s an illusion) weight. Here’s a breakdown of what these dif…Read More

  7. Don’t Believe These 4 Commonly-Circulated Myths About Muscle Soreness

    If you’ve recently started over with making regular fitness center workouts a part of your lifestyle, you’re prepared to face some discomfort. It starts with pulling yourself out of bed earlier than usual, continues as you try to catch your breath with lungs that feel like they’re on fire, and ends with one of the most dreaded discomforts of all —muscle soreness. Many people misunderstand …Read More

  8. 5 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Foods Without Spiraling into Bad Eating Habits (Again)

    The holidays are approaching swiftly, which means it’s time to enjoy the seasonal comfort foods, signature dishes, and many treats that come with them (If you celebrated Halloween, you might have already gotten a good start with all that leftover candy!). Thinking back to the last holiday season, how did you do with keeping on track with not only your fitness center workouts, but your healthy ea…Read More

  9. 4 Tips for Making the Most out of a Personal Training Session

    If you’re new to working out or have a specific goal you’d like to have a professional help you reach, a personal trainer can be a great resource to take advantage of. Joining a fitness center is one of the best ways to find personal trainers to work with, but after you’ve found the one that’s right for you and enrolled for a certain number of sessions, what next? Showing up is a start, bu…Read More

  10. Burn the Bird: 5 Reasons to Run a Turkey Trot 5K This Thanksgiving

    The average Thanksgiving dinner packs a whopping 3,000 calories, including 229 grams of fat. With the additional 1,500 or so calories from pre-dinner and post-dinner snacks and drinks, the day’s total damage usually lands somewhere around 4,500 calories. That’s more than twice the average daily calorie intake for an adult and 3.5 times more than the recommended calories from fat (45%). Thanksg…Read More