Build your Glutes with this Strength Training Routine

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Build your Glutes with this Strength Training Routine

Strong glutes are essential, not only for aesthetics, but also for reducing your risk of injury and low-back pain. Plus, powerful glutes enable us to become more agile, jump higher, lift heavier, climb stairs, walk and/or run with less stress to the lower-chain joints, making everyday living and recreational activities more enjoyable and less taxing. Here are two three-exercise circuits that you can do at the home or gym to help build stronger, more powerful glutes.

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Team-building Exercises for Boot-camp Classes

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Team-building Exercises for Boot-camp Classes

Boot-camp classes present a great opportunity to facilitate a sense of camaraderie among your participants. Through team-building activities, participants focus on problem-solving, developing relationships and honoring everyone’s unique qualities and perspectives, all while working toward a common goal or completing a task. Here are four team-building activities you can use to help unite any group to exercise and work together.

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Feel Confident Teaching Any Group Fitness Format

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Feel Confident Teaching Any Group Fitness Format

The ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification is an important first step in the evolution of a group fitness instructor. Once you understand the basics of leading a safe and effective class, motivation techniques, class design, music selection, applied anatomy and other key teaching elements can be easily applied to any group modality. Here’s a look at how the knowledge I acquired through the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification has given me the confidence to teach a variety of formats.

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20-Minute Calorie-Burning HIIT Workout

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20-Minute Calorie-Burning HIIT Workout

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an effective and efficient way to squeeze in a workout when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season threatens to derail your healthy-living efforts. If you have 20 minutes, you’ve got time for this no-equipment-necessary workout that will burn lots of calories and leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle your holiday to-do list.

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How to Supercharge Push-ups

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How to Supercharge Push-ups

The push-up is a highly effective exercise—when done properly, it can help you build a strong core and upper-body strength in the chest, shoulders and arms. And, with a few variations, you can reap even more benefits. Whether you perform them from your feet or knees, give these four push-up variations a try and you’ll undoubtedly see improvements in your overall flexibility, athletic performance and real-life strength.

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Aqua Cardio: Get Vertical

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Aqua Cardio: Get Vertical

Looking for a great cardio workout that won’t tear up your joints? Aqua cardio is a great option, because it provides many of the same benefits of land-based exercise, such as increased muscle tone and strength, without the harsh impact on your joints. Fitness pro Stephanie Thielen explains the numerous benefits of the aquatic environment and offers two great aqua-based workouts to help you get started.

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Getting Started With Running Stairs

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Getting Started With Running Stairs

Going back to the basics has been a huge trend in fitness for some time now, and few activities are more basic—or more challenging—than running stairs. Fitness pro Stephanie Thielen explains how advanced and beginning exercisers alike can build speed, power, agility and cardiovascular fitness, simply by walking, running or sprinting up and down a flight (or more) of stairs.

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Take High-intensity Interval Training to the Pool

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Take High-intensity Interval Training to the Pool

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the hottest things in fitness right now, but it can seem out of reach for those who need to limit the stress on their joints. Fitness pro Stephanie Thielen explains why the pool might just be the perfect environment for HIIT workouts and offers up a fun and creative workout to help you start reaping the benefits of this highly effective training method.

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The 3 Stretches You Should Be Doing If You Sit at a Desk

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The 3 Stretches You Should Be Doing If You Sit at a Desk

An increasing body of research is showing just how bad it is for your body to sit at a desk all day. But you probably didn’t need a study to tell you that—you can tell from the tightness in your low back and hips. The good news is that you can counteract the soreness that comes from sitting by taking short breaks periodically and performing these three effective stretching exercises at least once a day.

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