Figure Competitor Personal Trainer

Fitness competitions have grown beyond just the traditional men-only bodybuilding shows. Audiences who watched the classic 1980’s film “Pumping Iron 2: The Women” learned about the path women trailblazed on the professional circuit. Today, female bodybuilding is joined by another category: figure and fitness competition. The best way to describe this type of women’s competition is […]

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Online Personal Training for Bodybuilding

Online personal training is the new frontier of fitness. Take a look online, and you’ll find websites offering customized workouts plans and proven results — all for a price. In recent years, online personal training has exploded, and if you think about how often unsavory training occurs in person, the thought of venturing into unknown territory […]

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Can Pilates Make You a Better Runner?

The annual New York City Marathon is approaching this Sunday — November 5, 2017 — and participating runners have no doubt been training for months! What many don’t know is that Pilates can actually help runners avoid injuries and improve their run. Whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or you just enjoy a morning jog, Pilates […]

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Personal Training for Track and Field

Track and field ranks as one of the toughest athletic events to compete in. “Running, jumping, and throwing” generally describe track and field. In addition to running a multitude of different sprints, track and field athletes take part in pole vaulting, high jumps, javelin throws, discus throws, and more. Not every track and field athlete […]

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10 Office-Friendly Workouts for Your Lunch Break

Work life can get monotonous, especially if you sit in the same spot all day, doing pretty much the same thing you do every day. Of course, work is work, but your body is your temple, and it deserves to be kept active! In fact, many studies have shown that an individual with an active […]

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Work Your Bod – An 80s Workout Playlist

I’m a musician and all-around music lover, so when I’m power-walking, dancing, or plyometric-ing, I have to pump some sweet beats to keep me moving. Since my music tastes span many different moments in time, I thought it would be fun to create a Workout Playlist series based on decades. And starting with the 80s […]

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Helpful Stretches for the Lower Back and Hips

Due to sitting all day, our back and hips get tight and weak. Most workouts focus on our back body or front body, but we rarely get into our outer hips, which are integral to feeling good and preventing injury. If our hips are strong and flexible, they allow us to lift out of our […]

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Gym Etiquette for the New-Year Newbies

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, you may have resolved to join a gym to get fit. That’s great! But, gym etiquette faux pas can leave a “newbie” like you in an embarrassing situation. Although there is nothing wrong with being new, if you can get a handle on the following code of conduct […]

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Impactful Stretches for the Neck and Shoulders

Strengthening an area that is tight due to weakness is essential. But when life is busy, there is no time for a massage! So try the simple stretches below, and add in a few exercises to prevent tightness from returning in the future. Neck-Releasers After a long day at the computer or a bad night’s sleep, […]

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4 Workouts for Stronger Hip Flexors (Demo Videos)

If you have tight hip flexors, they’re probably compensating for weaker muscles in the butt, back, and core  and, along with these other muscles, need to be strengthened. To show what we mean by “hip flexors,” here’s a simplified diagram:   Below, you’ll find four exercises demonstrated by Dean Somerset, an expert in strength training […]

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