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Get inspired to live your most fit life. Whether it’s the latest fitness classes and trends, science-based exercises, tips for healthy eating, or motivation to stay active, find the information you need all in one place.

Summer-inspired Upper-body Circuit

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Andrews

If you’re looking to add strength and definition to your upper body this summer (and show off those muscles in sleeveless shirts and sundresses), this upper-body circuit will do the trick. Not only will this workout help develop a strong, healthy upper body, you’ll burn lots of calories, too.

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A Girls Guide To Gaining Muscle: Weight Training

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Kelley Vargo

When it comes to women and strength training, too many women still believe that lifting weights will make them look bulky. Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth. This blog clears up some common misconceptions and offers proven principles and effective exercises that will help shape, tone and strengthen the female physique.

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A 4th Of July Meal That Won’t Sabotage Your Diet

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by The Nutrition Twins

Looking for some healthy alternatives to the typical 4th of July barbecue fair? The Nutrition Twins explain why choosing red, white and blue foods can help you stick to your healthy food plan while also enjoying the best the season has to offer. Check out these fantastic recipes that will have you and your friends and family celebrating all day long.

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5 Benefits of Training for Dynamic Balance

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Pete McCall

Developing dynamic balance is crucial for being able to avoid falls and perform well in both life and sports. Here are five reasons why it’s important to train dynamic balance and how adding it to your exercise program can produce results, along with six dynamic balance exercises to help you improve coordination and strengthen your muscles.

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Surfing-Inspired Workout

Friday, June 26, 2015 by ACE FITNESS

While some of us would just like to look like a surfer—lean, toned and powerful (and tanned)—others want to develop the incredible conditioning demonstrated by these world-class athletes. Regardless of your focus—athletic or aesthetic—this simple surf-specific workout will help you increase both your fitness ability and physique appeal.

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5 Tips for Refocusing on Your Goals This Summer

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Allison Hagendorf

If the New Year’s Resolutions you made six months ago are a distance memory, the Summer Solstice offers is a great time to stop and take stock of where you are, where you want to be, and how much you have to be grateful for. Think of today as an opportunity to reset and refocus and perhaps try again. Here are some great tips for creating a better strategy for success.

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The Best Thing You Can Do After A Workout

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Kelley Vargo

Refueling quickly after a workout can help you maximize your body’s ability to build lean muscle mass, prevent muscle breakdown and restore the cell’s energy reserves. Learn how to effectively refuel to get the most out of your workouts and prepare your body for your next exercise session.

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Energizing Breakfast Ideas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by U Rock Girl!

Many people claim they are too busy to eat breakfast, but skipping out on this important meal can set you up for low energy and cravings later in the day. Preparing a healthy breakfast that fuels your body and brain doesn’t have to be complicated or time-intensive. Check out these tasty ideas for quickly preparing well-balanced breakfasts that will help get your day off to a great start.

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The Two Most Important Things You Can Do Before a Workout

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Kelley Vargo

What’s the best way to prepare for a workout? Choosing the right fuel and making sure to adequately hydrate are essential to optimal performance. Learn the difference between fasting and fueling before a workout and how to determine the best approach for your unique needs.

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7 Chair Yoga Poses for Better Balance

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Kovar

Active seniors who participate in balance training are typically better equipped to react to the demands of daily life and are better able to avoid falls. Yoga is an effective way to train for balance, and those who cannot participate in traditional yoga classes can perform many exercises while using a chair for support. The following chair yoga sequence features static and dynamic forms of balance to improve activities of daily living.

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