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Upgrade Your Warmup


Upgrade Your Warm-up You might be tempted to skip the warm up when you work out.  After all, you only have so much time to exercise—“Let’s just get on with it already!  I’m in a hurry!” But warming up is a critical component of your fitness routine, and skipping it could have unpleasant and even […]

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Your Strategy for Success on Thanksgiving


In just a few days, families all over America will be sitting down to a meal which looks back to that first Thanksgiving in which the Pilgrims commemorated the harvest after a harsh winter.  The year was 1621, and Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving, which the colonists celebrated as a traditional English […]

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Power over Habit: Why Mindset Matters


 If you have ever tried to ignore a box of doughnuts at work, you know how hard it is to keep your hands to yourself and walk on by.  And once you walk on by, the battle isn’t over.  Even if you are in a different room and down the hall, you can’t stop thinking […]

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Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us: How’s Your Gut Function?


Fall is here, and that means that cold and flu season has arrived.  Have you ever noticed that some people seldom get sick?  Or maybe you have wondered why after being exposed to the same virus, one person gets ill while the other remains well.  The reason lies in the strength of the immune system.  […]

Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter Not Harder


  There are few things as exciting as new F.I.T. Athletes eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a coach.   But in their […]

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It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips


Baby, it’s hot out there!  If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Today is the first day of summer, and you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than […]

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5 tips to avoid weight gain at weddings and other summer events


Summer is right around the corner. You know what that means – weddings, barbeques, picnics and a host of other fun summer activities. While these events are a blast, they can also put a damper on your physique goals. Here are five tips to avoid gaining weight during these gatherings: Summer is right around the […]

5 traits people with the best bodies have in common


So your goal is to get burn some fat or build some muscle, huh? Every year, many people set goals to change their physiques, only to fail miserably. Here are five characteristics shared by those with the best bodies:   So your goal is to get burn some fat or build some muscle, huh? Every […]

4 tips for picking your New Year’s Resolution


The warm summer days are gone, the leaves have fallen from the trees and before you know it, the holidays will be in full swing. As 2014 begins to wind down, now is the time to start looking forward to next year. With 2015 approaching quickly, New Year’s resolutions will soon be on the minds […]

5 quick tips to start your week: November 24, 2014


1. Get more sleep and de-stress if your goal is fat loss  Many people have goals to decrease fat and increase lean muscle mass.  Sure, exercise and nutrition are important, but you can’t ignore recovery if your goal is to lose fat.  These days, nearly everyone leads a fast-paced life among work, family and social […]