Keep Cool & Fit Outdoors

Soaring temperatures and intense sunshine make the thought of sweating outside about as appealing as frying like an egg on a blacktop driveway in the middle of July. However, due to that same sunshine and heat, we are probably spending more time outdoors with friends this season.

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Update your Fitness Routine for Summer

We get it. Some days are harder than others to get out and get moving. Coincidentally, (or maybe not) it seems those days have a direct correlation with how sunny it is outside. And summer… maybe we shouldn’t even talk about summer, but it’s here and it’s time to renew your commitment to your fitness routine.

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How to Stay Active on Vacation

For most of us, taking a vacation means taking time to relax, recharge and saying goodbye to a plethora of day-to-day activities and obligations – including time spent at the gym. While a rest day or two can be nice here and there, if you choose, it’s easy to stay active while away from home. Here are three ways:

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Build your Fitness Support System

Creating a new fitness goal often stems from some sort of individual motivation. However, whether you want to lose weight or to be able to run a faster mile, chances are you’re going to need at least a little help along the way.

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3 Ways to Make Time for Exercise

Let’s be realistic – following a fitness routine can be tough. Some days are good, others are not so great, but in the end it’s all part of the process. Although you can face many different obstacles along the way, one of the biggest barriers to committing to a fitness routine is time – or rather, the lack of it. While we don’t have the ability to add an extra hour to the day, we can help you maximize the time you do have.

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Happy National Barbecue Month

Even though the month of May is quickly coming to a close, we wanted to take a minute to acknowledge National Barbecue Month. That’s right, a whole month dedicated to grilling and outdoor parties with friends. And what better month to celebrate than the one that kicks off a whole summer season of outdoor BBQ fun?

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Quick Tips for Warming Up Before a Workout

There’s nothing better than finding a short, efficient workout that fits perfectly into your busy schedule. This does not mean, however, skipping out on warming up properly before exercise. A good warm-up should mimic the activity you’re getting ready to do, but you should perform movements at a lower intensity level.

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How to Really Make a Salad Healthy

Let’s talk about salads for minute; May is National Salad Month after all. While they’ve been synonymous with healthy eating since, well, basically forever, it’s no surprise the idealistic notion of a salad is jam-packed with good-for-you veggies and not much else. However, the actual representation is often far from healthy and far from what we might expect from a salad.

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Incorporate Interval Training into your Routine

Interval training – ever heard of it? There’s a good chance you’ve heard one or two people throw those words around in the gym, but maybe you don’t quite know what it means. And that’s okay! We’re going to break down what interval training is, why it’s beneficial and how to incorporate it into your workout routine.

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5 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo seems to be less about your heritage and more so about celebrating the fact that summer is almost here. Usually these types of celebrations involve lots of food and a margarita or two. We are certainly all for enjoying a delicious meal and not depriving yourself, but we also know overindulging too often can impact your fitness goals.

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