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How Interval Training Helps Runners Perform at Their Peak

You run for many reasons: fitness, short- and long-term health, stress management, and more. Goals can vary from runner to runner, but one especially common objective is to continuously improve your finish time. An abundance of programs exist to help runners achieve this exact goal. Interval training has been proven to be one of the…
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The Best Fitness Secrets for New Mothers

In addition to missing out on sleep and recovering from the physical trauma of childbirth, new moms are sometimes unrealistically expected to bounce back within weeks of delivering. For some, this can mean bouncing back to work, bouncing back to energy, and bouncing back with a pre-baby body, all as soon as possible. It’s no…
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Parents: Why You Should Choose a Fitness Center with Child Care

Maybe you’re starting on your New Year’s resolution in earnest; maybe you’ve been hit with rising membership fees at your previous gym; or maybe you simply want access to fun group exercise classes. Any way you spin it, here you are… on the hunt for a fitness center. While accessibility, workout facilities, class offerings, and…
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How to Enjoy the Holidays and Maintain Your Waistline

Face it: You’re likely going to end up at a fair share of holiday parties this season. Whether you’re volunteering at your child’s classroom cookie party, taking trips to the taco bar at a catered work event, or simply gathering with friends and family for one too many beers and a jam-packed potluck, there are…
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Should You Swap Your Office Chair for an Exercise Ball?

Have you ever scoffed at a particularly active coworker who kept a giant exercise ball near their desk? Or perhaps you’ve heard someone around the office boasting about the personal benefits they’ve noticed from mixing up their seating options? Maybe you are experiencing lower back pain due to sitting in your office chair for extended…
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5 Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy almost sounds like something from a science-fiction movie, but in reality it's a hands-on manual manipulation technique that can be very beneficial for some people! Practitioners of craniosacral therapy subscribe to the belief that the cerebrospinal fluid made within the brain has its own rhythm, not tied to breathing or heartbeat/pulse. The therapist is trained…
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How 5focus Kinesis Training Translates to Real-World Activities

Kinesis Interval Training, the fun and energetic fitness strategy at 5focus, isn't just a great way to get in shape - regular Kinesis classes can actually lead to noticeable benefits in your favorite athletic activities. A low-impact, dynamic strength training solution, Kinesis can provide excellent results for participants of every skill level, from beginner to…
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All About Fascia: How Relaxing Connective Tissue Could be the Key to Recovery

Fascia, the connective tissue that stabilizes muscles and internal organs in the human body, is an unrepresented aspect of the physical rehabilitation and recovery process. Three types of fascia exist within the human body (according to one of two major class cation systems): Superficial Fascia The lowermost layer of skin, superficial fascia is found throughout…
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3 Secret Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy

Most people consider massages to be luxurious, pampering indulgences that are only routinely available to the rich and leisured. However, with healthcare programs increasingly adding wellness and therapeutic massage treatments to their benefits packages, it's clear that the medical benefits of massage therapy are slowly gaining wider acceptance. But aside from the rejuvenating feeling and…
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4 Strategies to Help Keep Your 2016 Fitness Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are notoriously ineffective, with more than a third of people breaking their goals by the end of January. Typically, most emphasis is placed on fitness or wellness-related goals designed to help people get into shape or make a drastic lifestyle change. Instead of beating yourself up for not keeping your New Year's…
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