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Increasing Your Metabolism In Your 40s

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Remember your twenties? Do you remember how much energy you had and how it seemed like you could eat anything because of your very high metabolic rate? Do you remember how easy it was to be in better shape and how you could lose weight a little quicker than those of us that are a little…

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How to Overcome a Fitness Plateau

fitness plateau

Anyone who works out regularly has had encounters with reaching a fitness plateau. It is easy to look at the progress made from the beginning stages of working out; results came fast and were easily noticeable. Once your workout has become a regular routine, making greater gains and seeing results are rarely noticeable. The body…

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Fad Diets Are Ridiculous

fad diet

I’m sure some of you remember the old Johnny Carson skit of Carnac the Magnificent (for you younger readers, all I can say is look it up on YouTube. I’m sure there are plenty of videos there!).  Ed McMahon threw out three random words and Carnac would hold up an envelope, touch his head with…

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The Benefits of Working With Medicine Balls

medicine ball

Medicine balls have been used from many years in workout routines. But do you know why people use medicine balls? Do you know the benefits of working with medicine balls? If not, then this article may help you to understand some of the benefits of working with medicine balls. When medicine balls comes to mind,…

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Want to Lose Weight Quickly?

When you’re trying to lose weight, it definitely feels like the extra pounds can’t come off soon enough. Unfortunately, losing weight too fast can be unhealthy. The risks of rapid weight loss range from mild to extreme. Obese people who are just beginning a weight loss program may see the weight fall off quickly, but…

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Find Your Fitness Motivation

motivation

Everyone is tempted to hit the snooze button instead of getting ready for the day. It’s even easier to give in when a morning workout is involved. Memories of heavy breathing, tense muscles and sweat would inspire most people to catch up on some Z’s instead. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to…

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Sugar and Energy Drinks

sugar high

Sports beverages, or so called energy drinks, are not as healthy as they are thought to be. As a matter of fact, the term “energy drink,” which is often used under the moniker of a “sports drink” is very misleading. Energy drinks contain stimulants such as caffeine and are not much different than a cup of…

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Mea Culpa Personal Training Story

Oh boy… I knew when I wrote my 2015 recap a month or so ago that I was going to forget someone. So here is my mea culpa. I forgot to tell you about Leela Hazzah. Leela is the founder of Lion Guardians. Direct from her website, here is their mission: “Lion Guardians is a conservation organization…

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Why You Should Be Doing Pilates

Pilates

Pilates is a method of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates was weak and frail as a child and suffered from various illnesses, including rickets and asthma. As a result of his health struggles, he became obsessed with the “perfect body,” and he took up several different sports in order to become healthier…

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The 2015 Year in Review

Well, here we are, another year in the history books. What an interesting year it was for me and Core Fitness and Nutrition. Bear with me because this is going to be long. 🙂 Going into 2015, my list of clients was stable. I had quite a few clients carrying over from the previous year,…

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