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Get off your wallet and actually get fit: Because nothing productive happens at the discount gym

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Remember that time you bought the cheap phone charger and it stopped charging your phone after two weeks? Or the time you took a chance on that clearance watermelon, and when you cut it open, it was soggy and foamy and inedible? Or when…

How we’ll help you realize you’re not too old and broken for the gym!

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Pumping iron in the gym: It used to be thought of as an activity mostly for men, and young men at that. Even in the 1990s and early 2000s, whenever I went to the gym, 90 percent of the women there usually spent their times on the treadmills,…

5 kinds of people who should train with us

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While fitness and health gains are, of course, good for anyone and everyone, training with us and becoming part of our social community goes so far beyond just fitness improvements. Think of us like the greatest network of successful and diverse…

Improve your productivity at work through fitness

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If your job is physically demanding, it certainly goes without saying that increased fitness will make your job easier. But even if you sit at a desk all day, there’s a boatload of evidence that suggests a connection between exercise and…

From building Facebook to building sleep boxes: Mark Zuckerberg might have the solution to your sleep problems

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Sleeping with our phones is so common these days, sleep texting has become a thing! Kind of like sleep walking, only people are actually sending (usually non-sensical) texts as they remain asleep. Even if you’re not yet sleep texting, chances…

Why all ‘cardio’ is not created equally: Understanding energy systems

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We’ve talked before about how each training session has an intended stimulus, meaning some workouts are meant to be long and at a low-intensity, others are meant to be intense and fast, and others still are meant to be build strength. Today…

What research says about our need to compare ourselves to others, and how it might be affecting your happiness at the gym

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Competition is a strange thing: It’s natural and it’s healthy. Until it’s not. It’s healthy when I see clients pushing themselves a little harder at the end of a rowing workout to keep up with the person next to them. It’s less…

Maximize your performance through a perfectly planned pace

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One of the biggest mistakes athletes make—especially inexperienced ones—is mis-pacing their conditioning workouts. They go out too hard and hit a wall. It’s painful for the athlete, and almost as painful for the coach to watch.  The…

The Carbonated Water CRAZE is in Full Effect: Is it Healthy?

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Perrier and Club Soda used to dominate the carbonated water market. But in recent years—probably because we are now more convinced than ever that sugar is evil—new brands of carbonated water have slowly been taking over the shelves, one…

How to ensure your seafood is “Sashimi Grade”

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Sashimi Grade is the gold standard, a gauge that lets you know whether seafood is safe to eat raw, right? That’s what I used to think, too. I assumed sashimi grade was some kind of regulated and measurable label, like Extra Virgin Olive…