Healthy Lifestyle Routine

Routines are so helpful when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. We have three core activities in our healthy lifestyle routine: Meal planning Meal prepping Scheduling workouts in weekly time chunks There’s one other ingredient that makes this routine magic: consistency. We will admit, living a healthy lifestyle takes time and commitment. But, consistent …

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Three Things Lead to a Longer, Healthy Life

When it comes to fitness, you probably have an end goal in mind: a certain weight, what you want to look like, or what you want to be able to do. But in the real world, getting real results can be tough. As full-time trainers, we see so many people with steely resolve and solid …

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Fitness: Clean Slate Creates Amazing Results 

Don’t let past failures prevent success now  We all want a strong and healthy body but thoughts about past failures can stop us from developing healthy habits now. As a trainer, I hear a similar tale over and over: I’ve struggled with weight all my life. I’ve tried everything, and nothing has worked. Oh, wow, …

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Change your Habits, Change your Life

How do healthy people stay healthy? They make it easy on themselves. They develop habits that are automatic. No decision making needed. Those habits lead directly to a healthy and strong body and mind.  The key to eating healthier, exercising regularly, being financially secure and much more is understanding your habits and making changes if …

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Is High Intensity Training the Yearned-for Fountain of Youth?

We all dream of the mythical fountain of youth. As fitness professionals, you would expect us to say that regular exercise and clean eating greatly benefit your life. But what if we could tell you with increased confidence that exercise can halt or even reverse the aging of your body? Big stuff, but the evidence …

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Wanna lose weight?

Wanting to lose weight is a far cry from losing weight.  It’s easy to blame the usual list of reasons for skipping your exercise, but it can and should be a regular part of your life.  It’s easy to keep eating the way you always have, but simple, whole foods will combine with exercise to …

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Life-restoring Surgery Makes me Whole Again

Many times, I have felt so humbled through this experience in the last 10 days and I am sure more moments will again, bring me to tears in thanks.  I had another one of those moments this morning and it moved me to want to share and record this part of my journey. It has …

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Are your hormones making you crazy?

by Christina Swigart, M.S., Licensed Nutritionist Many women feel the daily battle of fluctuating hormones. Symptoms can include mood swings, bloating, depression, headaches, uterine pain (a result of cramps, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc.), weight gain, cravings, hot flashes, infertility, PCOS, memory loss, brain fog, vaginal dryness, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, women are not …

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Convince yourself to Exercise!

For something so loaded with benefits, exercise gets a bad rap in our minds. We allow our thoughts to convince our brains that we need a way out of this life sentence of regular exercise. We write ourselves permission slips that get us out of the very activities that would bring joy to our lives. …

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Challenging our Brains and Our Bodies

When is the last time you learned something new?  When is the last time you tried something new?  As I get older, I am realizing the importance of constantly challenging my brain as well as my body by trying and learning new things.  There is Alzheimer’s in my family history, so in addition to exercising …

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Chasing Simple: Living a Good Life

What does it mean to live a good life? What is important for you to do in your lifetime? What makes you happy and fulfilled? These questions can help us progress toward the life we want. The older I get, the more I realize how precious time is. This has brought me to be more …

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A Year of Commitment

A Year of Commitment

Rewind to January 2017, I promised myself for the first time in my college career I would prioritize exercise. Really prioritize it. A dramatic change in my mindset, as I had this habit of making exercise the first thing I neglected when my schedule became overwhelming. That’s so easy right? There’s a list a mile …

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Be Crazy–Change The World

Be Crazy–Change The World

Create your best life. A lot of times it seems we revert to confining ourselves in the societal norm box because it’s comfortable. Ever feel like you want to escape the ‘cubicle’ of life? We want to encourage you to be brave and do things outside the box–simply because you’re passionate about it or it …

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Stretching: Is It Really Worth It?

Stretching: Is It Really Worth It?

Stretching.. the dreaded part of any exercise program. Stretching takes so little time, yet is so often forgotten. It is vital in protecting your body and keeping your muscles healthy. There are different types of stretching and each comes with different benefits. Static stretching is a slow and constant stretch in a position that is …

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80/20 Life

80/20 Life

“Live a healthy lifestyle, it’s fun!” How many times have you heard that? And how many times have you rolled your eyes? Eating healthy is usually thought of as eating nothing but asparagus and chicken breast; and when it comes to exercise, you usually think of the exercise you hate the most. But, it truly …

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