How To Prepare for Race Day

Racing season is in full swing all around the country. For many runners, both casual and serious, summer means setting the alarm clock (frighteningly!) early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to make it to the start line in time. 

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Summer Produce Guide

One of the best parts of summer is that no matter what climate you live in, it’s full of fresh produce. Cherries, peaches and bright leafy greens all line the grocery aisle, and if you’re lucky enough to be close to one, the Farmers Market.

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Healthy Recipes for Fourth of July BBQs

Get out your red, white and blue – Fourth of July is next week! We couldn’t be more excited for fireworks, parades and spending time with family and friends. Hopefully your fourth will be full of fun, friends and let’s face it, food. An all-American BBQ is essential for celebrating this summer holiday.

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How to Make a Satisfying Salad

Salads tend to get a bad wrap. Maybe it’s because many people associate them with failed diets that left them hungry approximately 5.2 seconds after they were finished eating. Or maybe it’s because they just haven’t quite figured out how to make a salad enjoyable and satisfying. True, salads are often a way to begin a meal, but with the following tips you’ll be able to make one into a meal itself.

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Why you should be Drinking Smoothies

Smoothies, juicing and just about any other form of drinking your veggies are having a serious moment in the health and fitness world. Need proof? Just check your Instagram feed. If you aren’t toting around a green juice after a sweat session or starting the day with a protein-packed smoothie, you’re missing out… socially (media) speaking.

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How to Eat Breakfast On-The-Go

Not matter what time you wake up, weekday mornings tend to be their fair share of stressful. It begins with a blaring alarm clock and usually ends with a mad dash to your car in effort to leave the house by 7:32 because it takes you exactly 28 minutes to make it to work. Oh and did you remember to eat breakfast?

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Build a Fitness Tribe with Charter Fitness

Fitness Tribe Photo

Recently, in response to a survey of MyFitnessPal users, the popular app coined the term, Fitness Tribe. By definition, a Fitness Tribe is a group of two or more people who team up to engage in healthy behavior, build healthy habits, or achieve a health or fitness goal. At Charter Fitness, we too understand the power of working out and working toward your goals with the support of others.

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How to Host a Healthier Barbecue

If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the scraping of grills being cleaned all around the country. Memorial Day is right around the corner and the kickoff to summer just wouldn’t be the same without BBQ celebrations.

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5 Ways to Build Healthy Summer Habits

Flipping the calendar over to May last week meant two things: spring is finally underway and summer is right around the corner. This year, don’t stress about swimsuit season as you’re sweating on the beach, build healthy habits now. Be honest – we all know it’s harder to start making healthy decisions when funnel cakes and barbecue chicken call our names.

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Run Today, Benefit Tomorrow

You can certainly learn a lot about a person by the décor (aka bumper stickers) they put on their car – anything from I love my dog to political views to I run marathons. I’m usually pretty in awe of those 26.2 stickers, mostly because I can’t imagine running 26.2 miles. However, sometimes those stickers make me wonder if I actually could.

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