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Health and Wellness

A big reason we are dedicated to the pursuit of fitness is for improved health and wellness. Whether it is through insight on better workouts, diet and supplements, or the best equipment we have, we want to help improve your health. Our friendly and experienced professional staff knows a thing or two about improving health and wellness. Feel free to ask us any questions you might have!

What Should Your Target Heart Rate Be?

One of the most important aspects of cardiovascular activity is getting your heart rate to be in its target zone. Getting your heart rate into your target zone is the key to not under-exercising and not overworking yourself. Although you should push yourself to improve, working your heart too hard can actually slow down your …

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How to Make Your Thanksgiving Healthier

Thanksgiving dinner is usually synonymous with expanding your waistline, but it doesn’t have to be the undoing of all that quality time in the gym. Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be a deadly carb bonanza filled with fattening foods. We’ve listed some great healthy alternative dishes that still have that Thanksgiving spirit without packing on …

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Best Gym Equipment for Glutes

Want to participate in the fitness fashion of yoga pants but don’t feel confident in your backside? The gluteus (minimus, medius and maximus) is the most targeted body parts in terms of toning, only trailing the stomach. Besides the aesthetic benefits of a firm and perky posterior, strengthening the glutes will aid you in a …

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What Fitness Equipment is Best for Losing Weight?

Most people enter the world of fitness and exercise with the intention of losing weight so it is probably very important to know which exercise machines melt away the calories. We do also strongly recommend adding in strength and weight training to your routine in order to accelerate your weight loss. The more muscle you …

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Should you drink coffee before a workout?#

Should you drink coffee before a workout?# A majority of people start off their day with their routine cup of joe or a workout, but could the combination of both actually be beneficial? Coffee, or more accurately, caffeine in general is perceived to give high amounts of energy initially followed by a crash. Contrary to …

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5 Ways to Treat Soreness#

5 Ways to Treat Soreness# Many fitness fanatics love that feeling of soreness after an intense workout. Although many enjoy it, if the soreness is overwhelming it can drastically hinder subsequent workouts. Soreness can also discourage many newcomers to the fitness world. What causes soreness is the build up of lactic acid which is a …

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Can vegans and vegetarians be bodybuilders?

There are some who doubt that vegans and vegetarians can even intake enough nutrients to live a healthy life, so body-building while on a plant based diet could seem a little extreme. Plant based diets have been shown to have long term health benefits, but are they sufficient for building muscle? The short answer to …

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Best Gym Machines for Abs

Many people go the gym and workout with the sole dream of that flat stomach or those six-pack abs but aren’t sure of what machines or exercises can help them reach their goals. Besides aesthetics, strengthening your abs is great for your overall fitness. We have detailed what we believe to be the five best …

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5 Fitness Myths That You Should Stop Believing

Finding information on fitness can be quite the task because new information is coming out every single day. There are always new studies, new experiments or new diets that will make all other fitness information irrelevant. With such contradictory information consistently being released, it is difficult to know what is real and what isn’t. Luckily, …

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When is the Best Time to do Cardio?

Cardio is essential to anyone trying to get or stay in shape. Without cardio, even lifting becomes difficult because you will not have the necessary endurance to lift long enough to get quality gains. Cardio is a little more simple than lifting because it does not require as much precision in form. There are also …

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4 Reasons You Need a Workout Partner

If you’re looking for that extra push when exercising, there is no better motivator than a workout partner. There are countless benefits to having a workout buddy that’ll not only encourage you to actually go and work out, but also to exercise harder when you are at the gym. Now comes the question of how …

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