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Triceps Presses: Because biceps shouldn’t get all the credit

VR3 Tricep Press

Don't forget about your triceps - you use them more often than you may realize. They not only have functional importance, but also help to sculpt the arm.

Endless Abilities: A documentary on adaptive sport


Recently, a friend showed me this trailer for a documentary called Endless Abilities about a young man named Zack Bastian and his 3 friends, Harvey, Will and Tripp, who traveled the country to participate in adaptive sports with athletes overcoming disabilities.

Workout Wednesday: An introduction to strength training

Cybex equipment needed for this workout

You know that strength training is important for many things - like maintaining muscle mass and bone density, improving body mechanics, increasing stamina, and helping us to more easily fight off infection, just to name a few.

How to Motivate Your Clients to Work Out (Even When They Don't Want To)

Be Kind

In an early morning social media check, I saw that a friend had shared this particular image and quote, which resonated for me around this topic:

Training for Your First Distance Race

Distance running

With fall approaching, many are setting their sights on cooler weather and deciding to tackle their first distance race. ‘Distance Race’ is of course a relative term, so let’s count anything 10K up to the marathon. The best way to prepare for this kind of race is to run more. Simply put: some combination of running faster and farther.

5 tunes (and workouts) that make you move your feet

Eagle Workout

In a recent blog by Susan Sotir, we talked about how music makes your workouts easier, helps you go faster, improves your endurance and helps you get ready for your event. Much like pairing wine and food, we think that certain workouts and songs are a match made in heaven. Here are a few of our favorite musical and workout pairings, why we love them, and when we like to listen to them. Maybe you will want to add them to your playlist too:

Pop quiz: Arc Trainer arm position

Arc Trainer positions

The Question:

Can exercisers lose even more weight on the Arc Trainer simply by changing their arm position?

Spice up your antioxidant power


Antioxidant compounds have the ability to protect cells from free radical damage.  Free radicals are molecules that have become unstable due oxygen exposure. The most prevalent causes for this are internal stressors, such as toxins (environmental, food, medication, alcohol) and excessive exercise (usually aerobic).  Free radical damage can set the stage for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. They also accelerate the aging process - contributing to skin wrinkles.

Is Gluten Free Bad For You?

Gluten Free

"What is food to one, is to others bitter poison." – Lucretius

Music is Proven to Help You Get Fit

Music makes working out more enjoyable

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

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