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September 2, 2021

Why Nutrition Is the Most Important Part of Fitness

The food we eat plays a vital role in how we look and feel. Regular exercise is important but according to research, nutrition has the largest impact on our fitness.1 Using food as our medicine has become a popular theme for health improvement. The trend is now to focus on healthy food intake as a primary fitness goal. When healthy eating habits become […]
September 2, 2021

What it Means When You Cough After Eating

How to find relief from that post-meal trouble. You’ve just had a nice meal, and you find yourself clearing your throat. Then all-out coughing. And coughing some more. And you didn’t even get something down “the wrong throat.” While coughing if you’re otherwise healthy can be annoying, it’s generally pretty normal. However, like anything else, when the normal and often […]
September 2, 2021

A CrossFit Games Athlete Shared 7 Moves to Help You Master Pushups and Pullups

Marcus Filly breaks down his tips for building strength while maintaining flawless technique. Trainer, YouTuber and former CrossFit Games competitor Marcus Filly has released a new video on his channel outlining how to improve your performance in two staple bodyweight exercises, the pushup and the pullup. He reasons that you should be able to master moving your own body through space before […]
August 8, 2021


This machine helps to build your legs without loading your torso or spine. There’s been a lot of talk about belt squats and it’s for good reason, it’s because they work! No Upper Body – removes stress on your spine and upper body, allowing you to train your lower body. Glute Activation – really emphasizes hip extensions, resulting in excellent […]
August 1, 2021

14 Best Cool Down Exercises to Recover and Stretch After a Workout

Do these simple, effective moves if you want to feel less sore the next day. Tyler Joe After completing a tough workout, sometimes we don’t have the motivation to do much else. Stretching or foam rolling? Eh, I’ll just do it later. Which usually means never. I also know that after exercise, my mind is pulling me toward the next […]
August 1, 2021

Understanding Heart Rate Variability Can Help You Avoid Overtraining

The measure, which can be easily logged by fitness trackers, can help you modulate your effort. This is Your Quick Training Tip, a chance to learn how to work smarter in just a few moments so you can get right to your workout. You’re likely familiar with the practice of using a heart rate monitor (HRM) for cardio workouts. Tracking […]
June 25, 2021

Exercise and Nutrition: What to Eat Pre- and Post-Workout

You’ve likely heard that you can’t “out-exercise” a poor diet, and extensive research has asserted this fact. (8) Just like regular exercise, proper nutrition and consuming the right foods before and after exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading to learn about how adjusting what and when you eat can help you reach your desired fitness […]
June 3, 2021

This Home Leg Workout Requires Zero Equipment But It’ll Turn Your Lower Body Into Jell-O

Good luck getting off the couch tomorrow!  If you think you need weights for a good lower-body burn, let the dumbbells off the hook. This home leg workout will leave you too sore to get up off the couch tomorrow (promise!)—and it doesn’t require any equipment. By incorporating a variety of bodyweight exercises—including jumps, isometric holds, and single-leg moves—you can ~totally~ create a leg workout at […]
May 3, 2021

New study: Working out could help reduce risk of severe COVID-19

ORLANDO, Fla. — Working out and staying active could help to reduce your risk of severe COVID-19, according to a new study. What You Need To Know A study says physical activity helps in reducing COVID severityAn Orlando man enjoys regular walks with his dogHealth leaders recommend taking walks and exercise Early morning walks have become a Sunday morning tradition for […]
April 1, 2021

Sleep and Muscle Growth: Everything You Should Know

Sleep and Muscle Growth: Everything You Should Know In the internationally bestselling book Sleep Smarter, Shawn Stevenson explains that being awake is catabolic (breaks you down), and being asleep is anabolic (builds you up). Sleep is an elevated anabolic state, optimizing the skeletal, immune, and muscle systems’ rejuvenation and growth. Sleep balances your hormones, boosts your metabolism, keeps your immune […]
April 1, 2021

Flexibility Vs. Mobility: The Difference You Need To Know

Flexibility and mobility are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference that is important for your growth and performance. People have used the terms flexibility and mobility interchangeably for years, but given that these two are very different, a push to change the rhetoric and separate these two has begun. We all know it is important to stretch. […]
March 1, 2021

The Difference Between Strength and Power for Workouts

Stop using these words interchangeably to describe your toughest training. Here’s what you need to know. This is Your Quick Training Tip, a chance to learn how to work smarter in just a few moments so you can get right to your workout. When you get right down to it, building strength is simple: lift something heavy, lower it, repeat. […]
February 2, 2021

5 Exercises You May Be Doing Incorrectly and How to Fix Them

When it comes to resistance training, you can never be too diligent about proper form. From preventing injury to effectively targeting the working muscles, lifting correctly is the most important part of weight training. And whether you’re a newbie to the weight room or you’re a seasoned gym rat, we could all use a bit of brushing up on our […]
January 1, 2021

Take One Positive Action Toward Better Health

Take One Positive Action Toward Better Health Starting January 1 with Life Time’s Commitment Day 9th annual New Year’s campaign supports company’s commitment to serve the health of all communities CHANHASSEN, Minn., Dec. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Millions of Americans set lofty resolutions and fitness goals to kick off 2020…which were promptly kicked to the curb when the COVID-19 pandemic […]
December 1, 2020

How to Start Exercising and Stick to It

How to Start Exercising and Stick to It Making exercise an enjoyable part of your everyday life may be easier than you think. These tips can show you how. Overcoming obstacles to exercising If you’re having trouble beginning an exercise plan or following through, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle getting out of the sedentary rut, despite our best […]
November 2, 2020

How to Increase Motivation

Sometimes working out is the last thing you want to do, especially in winter. When motivation wanes, use these tactics to get moving. Tweak your training When you’re not in the mood to work out, doing your usual training session or running your normal route can all seem unbearably tedious. To overcome monotony, make sure you regularly switch up your […]
September 11, 2020

How to Heal Common Health Ailments With Food

How to Heal Common Health Ailments With Food It’s easy to turn to the medicine cabinet when you’ve got a migraine or stomachache. And while popping a pill is usually the fastest way to treat common health ailments, making some tweaks to what you put on your plate may be a better way to heal your body in the long […]
September 11, 2020

6 Reasons to Work Out With a Partner

6 Reasons to Work Out With a Partner 1. You’ll be more motivated Don’t feel like working out after work? It’s one thing to cancel plans with yourself—it’s another to cancel on a friend who’s counting on you. “No one wants to be Debbie Downer by bailing and letting down a friend,” says Steve Stonehouse, personal training manager at Crunch […]
September 4, 2020

Health Clubs Are Not Spreading COVID-19, Study Finds

HEALTH CLUBS ARE NOT SPREADING COVID-19, STUDY FINDS… Of more than 49.4 million health club visits over three months, 0.0023 percent tested positive for COVID-19, which is more than 500 times less than the current estimated U.S. national average, according to a study by MXM, a technology and knowledge transfer company specializing in member tracking within the fitness industry. The […]
July 6, 2020

Summertime Fitness Tips: Optimize Your Warm Weather Workout Routine

BY:  MaxLiving Fitness Tips For Staying in Shape During The Summer Move More, Period Make Fitness Fun: A Workout Guide for Beginners Quick Workouts for Your Busiest Days Be Safe During Your Summer Workout Optimizing Fitness in Warm Weather Who wants to workout in a stuffy crowded gym on a sunny summer day? After all, you have ample opportunity to […]