Valentine’s day is nearly here and everywhere we look there are advertisements for chocolates, candy, wine, and romantic dinners. Valentine’s Day has been labeled as a romantic holiday, and for some reason, romance is associated with high-caloric dinners, treats, and drinks. Instead of needing a post-Valentine’s Day sweets recovery this year, consider spending the dreamy day in a way that’s a little more fitness-friendly. You’ll have your significant other all starry-eyed over you when you suggest a few nontraditional ways to celebrate.
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It’s much easier to get out of a routine than into one. That said, wouldn’t you want someone by your side who’s encouraging you to push yourself? Well, that just happens to be one of many reasons why couples who train together, stay together. Of course, working out together isn’t a surefire guarantee of forever bliss, but when you train together, it really can have positive benefits in your relationship. Here, we will focus on five incredible reasons why couples who train together stay together.
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Johnny G started “spinning”, or indoor cycling classes, in the mid 80’s. Ever since, people have been sweating, breathing hard, losing weight, and gaining fitness taking an imaginary ride on a stationary bike. Some see it as a class for the hardcore fitness enthusiast with no room for mercy. If you are reserved to give it a try, I am here to tell is a great class for just about anybody! Here are 5 reasons not to be scared of indoor cycling classes. Continue reading 5 Reasons Not to Be Scared of Indoor Cycling
As winter rolls along, more and more people may begin to feel the effects of burnout and others may experience SAD. Whether it’s our work-life balance, home life, relationships, workouts, or daily stress, the effects are real and can lead to unwanted feelings or actions. Most of us experience burnout in some fashion, but what’s important is recognizing your feelings and implementing change as soon as possible. Let’s identify what winter burnout is and how you can avoid it.
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You’ve been exercising for awhile now, and you have been getting results but recently hit a plateau. It’s time to challenge your body with progressions of the exercises you have already been doing. If you continue to do a standard plank, for example, even adding time isn’t enough to continue to challenge your body to move forward. You need to go into uncharted territory to gain the results you are after. Let’s go through a progression of the plank, in order to examine what you can do with a basic exercise to make it more challenging, so you continue to see results. Continue reading 5 Plank Variations to Challenge Your Body