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Act Like a Kid Part 3 of 6: Crawling for Total Body Strength

Posted on May 5, 2015 6:47:00 AM

Crawling for Total Body Strength

Through crawling as a child, you established neural connections in your brain that allowed it to become more efficient at communicating between the right and left sides (Herbert, et al.). This not only makes you more coordinated, but it also unifies your sensory systems and overall makes you better at processing information.

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Email Marketing: 3 Tips For Success

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 9:18:00 AM

Almost everyone has an email address, and most people check their email multiple times each day, making it a prime opportunity for interacting with your members. Learn what makes the difference for your community, and get access to our free eBook to learn more about how to leverage this easy-to-use tool for marketing for your facility.

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Topics: Fitness Club Management

Act Like a Kid Part 2 of 6: Monkey Bars & Upper Body Strength

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 8:14:00 AM

While we may not use monkey bars anymore, they were a key piece of equipment to developing the upper body strength we had as children. We may notice our upper body strength starting to wane as we age, but there are things we can do to rebuild this key component of physical fitness over time.

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No, cardio doesn’t make you fat.

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 7:30:00 AM

There seems to be a crusade in the fitness industry against moderate-effort, steady state cardio. Most of these anti-cardio fitness "experts" claim that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is superior to steady state cardio for every person in the world, regardless of his or her fitness goals, current health, training history, injury history, body size, and body composition. Why does this have to be a black and white issue? Any activity or exercise has an appropriate time and a place. Why do we have to think of cardio as high intensity OR steady state? We really should be thinking high intensity AND steady state.

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Topics: Healthy Living, Workout Wednesday

Act Like a Kid Part 1 of 6: Benefits of Squatting

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 7:38:00 AM

Today, we are beginning our six part series on reclaiming the physical fitness of our youth. Have you ever watched your children play outside or a little league game and thought about a time when you could run around for hours without getting tired? Did you scoff at the idea of being able to do those things now in your adult life? You are not alone.

Today we will focus on squatting, a key component of physical fitness that will help get and keep you in shape for years to come.

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2015 Boston Marathon

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 8:05:00 AM

On Monday, April 20th, thousands of runners, volunteers, and spectators will fill the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to Boston for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. From the excitement at the starting line, to the crowd pouring out of Fenway Park after the Red Sox game just in time to see the runners pass by, to the exhaustion and triumph of the finishers as they complete the race, the Boston Marathon provides a day filled with excitement and emotion for anyone involved, either as a participant or a spectator. 

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15 Songs To Boost Your Spring Workout

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 9:32:00 AM

Earlier this year, we gave you a list of 15 song to kick off 2015 and keep you in the gym when many people are already giving up on their New Year's Resolutions. The cold, snowy winter that so many of us endured this year did not do much in the way of helping people stay in their fitness routines, especially those that are runners and love to get outdoors.

Now that April is here and Spring has started to show itself in many parts of the country, more and more of us will be back out in the fresh air getting in those runs and outdoor workouts. With that in mind, I put together another #FitIn15 playlist to keep you moving, regardless of your activity choice.

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Social Media eBook: Do's & Don'ts

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 7:34:00 AM

If you're a gym owner, manage a fitness facility, or are just interested in the business side of the industry, the Cybex Digital Marketing Suite is a great place for you to visit and utilize as a resource when marketing your business to current and potential clients. Featuring social media templates, customizable posts, images, video, and blog posts, the Digital Marketing Suite is a one-stop shop for all of your online needs.

The Social Media Marketing Guide deals with all the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube, providing you with solutions and tips for creating great content across all of these channels.

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Topics: Fitness Club Management

IHRSA 2015: Plenty To Celebrate

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 8:42:58 AM

Recently, the Cybex team wrapped up an extremely successful few days in Los Angeles at the IHRSA 2015 convention and trade show. As previously mentioned, there was a lot to be excited about as we headed out west, and that excitement only grew as the week went on. 

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Cybex Readies For IHRSA 2015

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 3:26:43 PM

This week, our Cybex team heads to Los Angeles, California for the 34th annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This four-day event takes place from Wednesday, March 11th until Saturday the 14th. The Cybex booth at the trade show on Thursday and Friday will be the place to be with new product launches, demos and special VIP treatment for our best customers. 

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