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warm up cool down

 

Hey, do you warm up before, and then cool down after every training session?

All the cool people do! And by cool, I mean the ones who want to reduce their injury risk, improve their performance, and reduce their stiffness and soreness the next day. 

Whether you’re a newbie who’s never touched a weight or performed a burpee, or a seasoned pro who’s been there, done that, and has the official competition t-shirt to prove it, everyone benefits from preparing the body to do work (warm up) and then helping it to begin recovery (cool down) after. 

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HOLIDAY FITNESS | HOW TO KEEP FIT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

How to stay fit during the holidays

 

T’is the season, right?

Too much food. Too little exercise. Overindulgence abounds.

I totally get it. When you’re enjoying time with friends and family at this time of year, healthy eating and sweaty HIIT fitness workouts might be the last thing on your mind. Just because it’s the holiday season, however, doesn’t mean you have to skip every workout and jump head first onto the holiday treat table for the next month, though.  You can absolutely enjoy a perfectly “holly jolly” time AND still maintain your fitness and overall wellness, too. The key is to enjoy a little and then reset by going back to healthier habits throughout the season. Here’s how: 

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5 WAYS TO GET MORE FIT IN YOUR OFFICE NOW

Get fit at work

 

If you’re at work right now, there’s a good chance you’re sitting down. If you’re not at work, well there’s still a pretty good chance much of that work time was still spent where? Yep, sitting down. In fact, I’d bet you’re probably sitting down right now as you read this, too.

 

By itself, there’s nothing wrong with sitting – sometimes, and especially while you work because in business that’s pretty much where the magic happens as far as productivity and value delivery for clients and customers. The problem is we tend to sit WAY too much. In fact, a recent Washington Post article suggests that the average office worker sits a whopping 10 hours per day while another report suggests 86% of us are doing it even though most of us don’t like it. If you’re a part of that percentage, you’ve probably already realized that all that sitting is NOT good. And, not just where it comes to your figure and how your clothes fit, but also for your health and how you feel every day.

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SUMMER FITNESS BUCKET LIST

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Summer’s in full swing so I hope you’ve been enjoying the weather where you are. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited – summertime is my fav! Plus, this past winter was rough! Between the snow storms and slipping in the ice, pile driving my knee into the sidewalk (yeah, that happened) to lots and LOTS of rain, I’m totally stoked for the warmer weather and plan to take full advantage of the SUN!

Summer is the perfect time for adventures, and what’s even better is that you can kill two birds with one stone by having adventure while working on your body and getting better shape. I made a bucket list for myself to work on this summer and I’ve thought I’d share the love by making you one with fun and a little adventure in mind, too.

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FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 7 TIPS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FIT LIFE

 

It’s finally here. SPRING.

 

Time to chuck off the bulky sweaters, watch the snow melt and get ready for sunshine and warmer weather – yay! Hard to believe that here in Portland (and so many other places around the country, for that matter) we were up to our eyeballs in snow and ice just a few short weeks ago, right?

 

Well, if you’re like me you’re probably thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home or office. This is the perfect time to do a little self-care “spring cleaning” as well, and to freshen up that tired winter fitness routine. This can help you clear out the old mental clutter that may have accumulated and reclaim that sense of excitement and motivation you felt back in January. It’s also a good time to assess your progress and review areas of your life that could use some extra TLC. Here are seven ideas to get you going.

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EXERCISE INTENSITY | ARE YOU WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING?

Exercise Intensity | Working hard or hardly working

 

Are you getting the most out of your workouts?

How do you know?

Well, if you workout at the same level every single time, you may not be. True, working hard is important but if you’re gasping for air and feeling too sore to move after every workout you could be setting yourself up for overtraining and burnout, or worse yet, sickness and injury.

On the other hand, if you’ve been working out for a while and have no health issues but your workouts feel about as challenging as pushing the cart at the grocery store, well then that’s probably not giving you the results you want either.

 
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5 WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER AND MORE FIT WITHOUT WORKING OUT

 

January is here! With it, no doubt you’ve noticed the huge increase in diet and fitness program promotions right now – they’re everywhere!

Fortunately… this isn’t one of them. Yay!

Now, don’t get me wrong. Your exercise and eating habits are really, really, REALLY important. So much so that they’re even two of the three key sections in the WFF Goals Planner. But, there’s more you can do to ramp up your health and fitness that that doesn’t involve working out or even a formal eating plan, but can still have a huge impact on your life, whether your goal is to lose weight, get in better shape, get stronger, train for a sport, feel great, whatever.

 
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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING TIME

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Whether we realize it or not, we only get one hundred sixty-eight hours to do whatever we need to do each week.

That’s it.

Not only is this number finite, the time is irreplaceable. That means you only have one opportunity to live today’s date and to do whatever you want to do – on this date. So, setting aside some of your time and associated energy each week to train and exercise is an investment not only in your health and well being, but also in your life so you’ll want to make sure it truly counts, right? Learning how to get the most out of every training session can not only help you to see and feel results faster, you’ll also perform better in your every day life as well.

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