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medicine ball

The use of medicine ball exercises has been common in many workout routines for a long time. Do you know why people use medicine balls? Or the benefits of medicine ball exercises? I researched into this fascinating workout and go into detail about the benefits of working with medicine balls. When medicine balls come to…

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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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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 high

Sports beverages, or so called energy drinks, are not as healthy as they were once thought to be mainly due to the sugar in energy drinks. 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 and aren’t…

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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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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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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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Why do you need to know the benefits of strong core muscles? Do you know the true meaning of core muscle strength? Many people are unaware about the importance of core muscles, and they are also not aware of how to sufficiently build core strength. First, let’s talk about why strong core muscles are so imperative…

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Recently on the fan page for Core Fitness and Nutrition on Facebook, I posted a comment that stated, “I cannot ‘out train’ bad nutrition. If your diet is horrible, we can workout all the time and you still won’t see results.”  The reason for posting this was the ongoing battle I have with some of…

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Tabata Training

Tabata training, also known as the Tabata protocol, is a type of high intensity, fast and furious form of interval training. Interval training is defined as a high intensity exercise routine broken up by timed breaks. An example of a Tabata program can be a set of sprints followed by a timed break followed by…

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