Back to School, Back to Fitness Basics

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The summer season is about to wind down quickly and the kids are headed back to school. The first week or so of school is typically getting back into good study habits, remembering note taking skills, and using the basic learning tools.   The same should apply when you are beginning or refreshing your fitness routine. Going back to the basics is always a solid building block to set your foundation. With good form and fitness techniques, you are bound to get results faster, safer, and better quality. Here are the TOP 5 form reminders to remember during your "Back to Basics" … [Read more...]

Fitness Time Well Spent

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  August is hot in most parts of the country but not so much here in sunny southern California. Fortunately we have had moderate temperatures, and we all get to enjoy summer a  little longer before kids go back to school. Whether your kids are starting school or have started, now is the perfect time to begin mapping out the new fitness goals and routines. It seems like the optimal time to begin a new exercise program once the kids are off to school, and your schedule begins to have a little consistency. Now it just becomes a matter of using your time wisely.   It has … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the Freshman 15 by Combating Cravings

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By: Angelique Millis Ah, the Freshman 15- the infamous 10-20 pound weight gain phenomenon that college students experience as they transition from highschool to college.  While the hustle and bustle of college life makes it difficult for students to diet, many have learned that they can compromise with their cravings and make better decisions to avoid the weight gain. What are Cravings? Cravings are strong yearnings for specific foods, usually those with high sugar or high fat content. Unlike the normal hunger that we experience between meals on a daily basis, cravings are triggered by … [Read more...]

Small Changes = Big Results!

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Embarking on some new healthy changes in your life? Great! Even if you’ve been inactive or have had poor eating habits for a while, no worries. You have to start somewhere, so why not start from where you are now? Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You can’t do it all at once and you’re not supposed to. Trying to do too much at once will only lead to frustration, or even worse, injury. So start slow. Here are five little things you can do each and every day to set you off in the right direction of all that you desire for yourself. 1) Set an intention. In my yoga and yoga … [Read more...]