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Making Strength Training a Priority in Your Fitness Regimen

*By: Megan Deppen* If there's one kind of workout that you should make a priority in your fitness routine, it's strength training. Strength training also known as resistance training is not only one of the best workouts you can do for your body, but also comes with many added health benefits. You'll find if you…

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Bodybuilding: Long and Lean vs. Big and Bulky

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Oksana TaranPhoto: Alora Griffiths Know Your Body Type Knowing your body type can help you achieve your exercise and nutrition goals. The three different body types are ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Ectomorph is typically a thin build with small joints, lean muscle and not a lot of body fat. Mesomorph is…

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The Benefits of Interval Training

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to burn more calories without spending hours at the gym? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider adding interval training into your workout routine. Interval training involves short bursts of exercise, followed by a brief recovery time. For example, if you're doing high intensity interval…

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Ten-Minute Workouts That Work!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Anna Shvets During the week, I work a full-time job and I don't have a ton of time to do an extensive workout. However, that has never stopped me from doing some sort of exercise regularly, even if it is just ten minutes. Below are some great ten-minute workouts that I…

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How Exercise Improves Your Mood

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Ashley Whitlatch Years of exercising has taught me a few things such as staying healthy, maintaining my weight and probably the most important thing -- boosting my mood. The best time for me to exercise is early in the morning before I go to work and in just those 20 minutes,…

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Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo:  Karolina Grabowska  If exercising has never been part of your daily life, starting a routine can certainly be intimidating. There are millions of exercise programs, videos, and apps to get into shape, but where do you start? Why Do You Want to Start Working Out? Ask yourself...Why do I want to…

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Exclusive Interview: Lynann Escatel – Pilates and ELODA Instructor

*By: Christi Shingara* I recently had the opportunity to interview Lynann Escatel who is a certified Pilates and ELDOA instructor. We discuss the specifics of these exercise methods, the health benefits they provide and how they compare to other exercise disciplines. We also dive into the history of these methods. I certainly learned a lot…

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“Oh Fitness, Where Art Thou?” – An Essay About Finding Your Way Back to “You”

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Dylan Alcock When my sisters approached me about working together on a blog focused on fitness, fashion, and food, my initial thoughts were: What is a blog? And how would I contribute to the fitness aspect? I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary and was lucky enough to get 20…

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What’s Your Workout Playlist? Here Is Ours!

*By: Christi Shingara, Megan Deppen & Linz Bordner* Getting through a workout can sometimes be hard and daunting. However, having a great playlist can make all the difference! We are huge music fans, so here are some of our favorite tracks to help us get through a tough workout. What are your favorite songs to…

Balance and Stability Training: Why It’s So Important

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: GMB Fitness I have found so many great workouts over the years for my glutes, abs, arms and legs, and of course, some full body ones too. I try to fit in some cardio as well. These types of workouts are something I have always been mindful of and have tried…