One of the Best Ways to Crunch Your Abs…Laugh… A Lot!

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Trying to get healthy, get and stay fit, and enjoy life more? That’s what we all want, right? Diet and exercise will only take you so far. If it’s time for an added boost, just laugh … a lot! Laughing is life preserving and definitely therapeutic. Laughing is a great exercise for the body, mind, and the soul. When a person is happy and laughs heartily the action releases endorphins. These are … [Read more...]

Your Top 5 Mistakes That Absolutely Stop You From Seeing and Achieving Serious Transformations and Results!

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You’ve been busy busting your hump for the last 3 months, yet you aren’t really seeing your body change. You’re frustrated! You wonder what you’re doing wrong or what you need to change to get your body looking good again or even for the first time. Over the years of personal training I have seen it all. Very seldom do people and clients put it all together on their own.  Let me save you some … [Read more...]

Are Your Workouts Engaging, Challenging, and Motivating? Find Your Right Level!

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Starting a workout routine and sticking with it is hard. Stopping one after it’s become your habit and your results are becoming evident can be even harder. Even so, it can sometimes be very important to take a breather now and again. As much as you would like to get your results quickly, workout burnout could just strike if you push your body too much! What is Workout Burnout? Workout … [Read more...]

Why Are So Many People Afraid of Losing Their Balance? I’ll Tell You Why…

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Have you ever noticed that people don’t like to look bad? Or that most of us only like to do things we are already good at? Let’s face it; not everyone is born with the balance and grace of a ballerina. Ask my dance partners over the years! Unfortunately, when balance is a concern, injuries can also be a problem. As long as your lack of balance isn’t caused by a medical condition, such as an inner … [Read more...]

You Have To Get Underneath the FAT To See Your Abs!

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Crunches can only take the abdominal muscles so far. When a six-pack or chiseled look is the desired outcome, more needs to be done to tone and strengthen that belly for optimum appearances. One of the most important things to not overlook when working out the abs are the “invisible muscles” that lie in this area. Yes, that’s right – the invisible abdominal muscles. The transversus abdominis … [Read more...]

Motivation – It Will Run Out, But There’s a Solution!

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You’ve joined a gym or gotten into a regular exercise routine and you’re all set to drop those 20 pounds you’ve promised yourself you’d lose for years. Your motivation is high and you know you can do it! That is fantastic news, but it’s time to temper your enthusiasm with a bit of reality. The fact is your motivation is very high right now and that’s a good thing. Your motivation, however, … [Read more...]

Can Light Weights Do Anything For Me?

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People who feel good about themselves are easy to spot. They’re the ones who look confident, happy and well adjusted. They tend to be successful in their pursuits and they often give others the impression they can tackle just about anything. If you’re ready to boost your self-esteem and create some of the benefits of doing so in your life, just pick up some weights and start training. While this … [Read more...]

Your Early Morning Workout…Can You Do It? Yes…You Can Create Your New Body!

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It can be hard enough to wake up knowing there’s a full day’s worth of work just waiting to be conquered. Add in the prospect of an early morning workout and the propensity to hit that snooze alarm is pretty likely to rise, right? If it’s time to beat that stay-in-bed mentality and fit a workout into your morning routine, there are ways to make the process a whole lot easier to get going. It’s … [Read more...]

Are Squats The Best Exercise For You?

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Are you about ready to give up on squats all together since you’re not seeing the results you want? Squatting is an amazing exercise for you if you have adequate range of motion of the ankle, knee, and hip. But there’s a pretty good chance you’re missing out on the benefits of this exercise or causing yourself pain and injury if you’re just too tight to gain the proper form to produce effective … [Read more...]

Working Out Your Core Is Essential, But a Whole Body Routine Is Critical

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All too often, we try to target our workouts to take care of problem spots. Big thighs, flabby arms, fat rear ends and other very specific areas get the bulk of our exercise attention while the core is overlooked. The truth is this is not a wise way to proceed if real results are desired. Targeting is fine to some degree, but it won’t get the job done on its own. The core – the back and stomach … [Read more...]