Category Archives: Exercise

Give the Gift of Gettin’ Fit!

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There are only a few shopping days left until Christmas! Are you still looking for one more thing?  If so, how about giving someone the inspiration (and tools!) for a “Fitter ’14”!? Here are some of my favorite Fit Gifts … Continue reading

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Strengthen Your Core by Planking

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Believe it or not the best exercise to improve core strength is not the crunch.  It’s the PLANK! Planks work far more muscles than a crunch does, and planks work muscles in a different way.  In a plank, your muscles … Continue reading

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Are You Really Ready for Change?

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It’s February 1st.  How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions to get fit?  Have you been working steadily toward your goals?  Are you seeing progress?  Or did you start out with big aspirations and haven’t managed to get … Continue reading

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Lifting Weights the Right Way

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Weight lifting isn’t just for body builders.  Everyone needs to lift weights.   You need to lift weights. Muscles that aren’t used will atrophy.  This process begins in your 20’s (yikes).  If neglected, your muscles will continue to shrink and … Continue reading

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Stuff the Stockings with Fit Gifts!

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There are only 11 days until Christmas! Still have a bit of holiday shopping to do?  Perhaps you’re done but need some stocking stuffers?  Out of ideas? Here are some of my favorite Fit Gifts that “Fit” your budget and … Continue reading

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Ashley’s Favorite Fit Gifts!

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Happy Holidays!   If you’re thinking of giving a fitness-inspired gift to someone this holiday season, check out my favorite 5 Fit Gifts. Happy Shopping!   #1 – TRX Suspension System! The TRX system is an incredible and innovative piece … Continue reading

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The Importance of Exercise as You Age

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Getting older is a natural part of life.  As you age, the things you must do to stay fit and healthy (like eating well, exercising and not smoking) become even more important. The quality of your life as you get … Continue reading

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HIIT: The Best Way to Get Fit

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HIIT:  High Intensity Interval Training describes any workout that alternates between high-intensity periods of exercise followed by lower-intensity periods of exercise or rest. HIIT is my favorite type of training … and everyone can do it, regardless of their age or … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

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You may have heard that you burn more fat and can lose more weight through low-intensity exercise.  This is not true.  In fact, this is one of the biggest misunderstandings in the fitness industry! The body uses fats and carbohydrates … Continue reading

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EPOC: A reason to go harder during your workouts

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EPOC (Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) sounds complicated, but read on… it’s actually your friend.  EPOC may be better known as the reason behind the so-called “after burn” associated with exercise. The harder you work and more calories you burn during exercise, … Continue reading

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