Fitter With Friends

“Why would I want to train in a group atmosphere? Training one-on-one is better, right?” I get that a lot. The truth is, there isn’t a simple answer that fits across the board. I do believe there are tremendous benefits if you have the ability to train one on one with a trainer, but, there are also benefits to training with other people that you can’t get from one-on-one sessions. Here are just a few:

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Fit Vacation Ideas

Last week in Your Body Doesn’t Get a Vacation, I talked about breaking out of your usual workout routine when you are on vacation. This week I want to give you some suggestions on how to do that. As I write this, I’m actually on vacation. I’ve got one tired out puppy snoozing next to me after a long day of activity and I’ve got to say, my eyelids might be getting kind of heavy. Breaking out of our usual walks, runs and workouts feels good and we get some of the best sleep.

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Mirror, mirror…

A few years ago we remodelled our basement and turned the majority of it into a training studio. Some of the gyms or clubs I worked at or worked out in over the years either didn’t have what I thought were sufficient mirrors or had mirrors in weird and useless places. So, I put a very high priority on having a whole bunch of mirrors to be able to see what you were doing from just about any place in the room. I have grown quite accustomed to always having a mirror close by and I wouldn’t change a thing. Or would I?

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Your Body Doesn’t Get a Vacation

It’s that time of year many of you are taking vacations and doing a lot of traveling. Our fitness often takes a backseat to lounging on the beach and indulging in processed foods. Just because you are on vacation, it doesn’t mean your health and fitness has to take a vacation too. Here’s the deal. Vacations, down time and a break from the norm is necessary for your overall well-being as well as your health and fitness, but, breaking from healthy eating and physical activity can cancel out the benefits of the R&R you get. It’s like trading one stress for another. Use these tips and you may even take your fitness to the next level this year.

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Make Home-made Handsalve: An Introduction to Carrier Oils

Many skincare products that you buy at the store contain petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and other products that are known skin irritants. Making your own skincare products is a great way to have control over what goes into them and what you put on your skin. Making your own products also allows you to easily customize them to your own specific needs. Different types of oils have different properties to them and you can select the ones that provide that benefits you are looking for.

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