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Comments Off on Holiday Survival Guide:  How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets

Holiday Survival Guide:  How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets

Let’s face it:  it is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays.  Everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that ...

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Comments Off on FACTS ABOUT SLEEP AND MUSCLE RECOVERY

FACTS ABOUT SLEEP AND MUSCLE RECOVERY

“SLEEP IS THAT GOLDEN CHAIN THAT TIES HEALTH AND OUR BODIES TOGETHER.” – THOMAS DEKKER   In a society where the ultimatum between sleep and success is implied, why would we sacrifice time to snooze? Especially when we feel it’s a waste of time? We have all heard that sleep is supposed ...

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Comments Off on Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us:  How’s Your Gut Function?

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us:  How’s Your Gut Function?

Fall is here, and that means that cold and flu season has arrived.  Have you ever noticed that some people seldom get sick?  Or maybe you have wondered why after being exposed to the same virus, one person gets ill while the other remains well.   The reason lies in the strength ...

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Comments Off on Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter Not Harder

Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter Not Harder

There are few things as exciting as new boot campers eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a trainer.   But ...

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Comments Off on Reality Check: Say No to “Summer Creep”

Reality Check: Say No to “Summer Creep”

So you spent the winter and spring working hard.  You exercised consistently, you were careful to eat more healthy foods and you watched your portion sizes.  Why?  So you would look great at the lake and have plenty of energy to enjoy summer.  You greeted summer with a healthy, fit ...

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Comments Off on It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips!

It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips!

Baby, it’s hot out there!        If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Now that it is summer, you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and ...

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Comments Off on Are You Still Planning to Lose Weight & Get in Shape?

Are You Still Planning to Lose Weight & Get in Shape?

It’s time to stop planning and start empowering yourself.  The time to move is now, and small group personal training is the perfect way to get started.   Exercising by yourself can be tough.  Nobody knows if you skip, there is no one to push you a little harder, and you don’t ...

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Comments Off on INFUSED WATER RECIPES: WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE?

INFUSED WATER RECIPES: WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE?

Source:  MAT™ Headquarters (April 05, 2017)   Doctors always say to drink water and drink a bunch of it, 64 oz or more daily in fact! This makes sense because the human body is made up of over seventy percent water; therefore, drinking fluids to maintain and replenish water levels is vital ...

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Comments Off on Get “Un-Stuck” for Mother’s Day

Get “Un-Stuck” for Mother’s Day

This is for you, Moms.  In fact, whether you are a mom or not, this is for all the women out there who feel trapped in a cycle of, “One day, I am going to eat healthy, lose weight and really take care of myself.”   It’s time to get un-stuck, and ...

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Comments Off on Spring Sports: How To Avoid Injury As You Increase In Activity

Spring Sports: How To Avoid Injury As You Increase In Activity

Source: MAT™ Headquarters, March 15, 2017 As a continuation of Greg Roskopf's published work, here is a piece about preparing the body for an increase in activity levels...   "It’s that time of the year in the Rockies. The weather is getting nice and spring sports are swinging back into action. Athletes indulge ...

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