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Posted: 10/21/2014

  As every aspect of our lives becomes more automated, it’s no surprise that the variety and options of fitness gadgets on the market are growing at an exponential rate. Whether you’re interested in tracking heart rate, calories, miles, steps or blood pressure, there’s a fitness gadget out there to meet your needs. If you’re in the market...

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What kind of exercise is best if I have bad knees?

Posted: 09/09/2014

Bruce Kelly, owner, MS, CSCS - Fitness Together Media, PA "Bad Knees" are frequently linked to poorly functioning hips in terms of lack of mobility as well as poor glute strength/function. With that in mind doing exercises like quad rocks, 1/2 kneeling adductor/hip flexor mobility drills, and various glute- hip bridges both double leg and single leg versions,...

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Why is it easier for guys to lose weight than it is for women?

Posted: 08/20/2014

Heather Lindholm, Fitness Together Edina Men are generally larger and typically weigh more, they also have more muscle than women due to the hormone testosterone. They are genetically designed to have a higher percentage of muscle and less fat. Women are predisposed to store and retain fat. Women have higher levels of estrogen. On average, women have between...

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If I stop my physical activity, will my muscles turn to fat?

Posted: 08/19/2014

Steve Johnson, Manager - Fitness Together Edina As a personal trainer one of the most asked question is, "does muscle turn into fat?"  Well, the short answer to that is no.   First, one must understand the difference between muscle and fat.  Muscles are primarily made up of fibers and filament.  Your brain sends messages through...

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What are your bad habits costing you?

Posted: 07/28/2014

Fitness Freedom: The Cost of Bad Health HabitsFrom candy jars on your co-worker’s desk to happy hour cocktails, missed workouts and lack of sleep due to juggling stressful situations, bad health habits are easy to come by. Each one in its own instance isn’t so bad, but when they pile on top of each other, you quickly can find yourself in a vicious cycle of unhealthy...

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What's the big deal about drinking water?

Posted: 07/16/2014

Dr. Janet Brill - Nutriton and Fitness ExpertWater is the perfect weight loss tool as it fills you up and keeps your mouth busy. Furthermore drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. (Your body is composed of about 60% water.) For the athlete, particularly in these hot summer months, drinking enough fluids is important when exercising to prevent...

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Common Food Misconceptions: Sorting out fact from fiction

Posted: 07/15/2014

First we are told to avoid fat, now we are told to eat fat—just make sure it’s the “good” kind. Eggs are full of cholesterol and cause heart disease, but no, wait, eggs are healthy and don’t cause heart disease…Oh boy, nutrition advice can definitely be confusing! This situation is most likely due the endless contradictory nutrition messages...

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How can I avoid gaining weight while I train for an endurance event?

Posted: 07/11/2014

Carrie Burr:  Manager of Fitness Together South End in CharlotteAfter training for 5 marathons myself, I finally feel that I have conquered the dreaded endurance training weight gain.  Here is the thing…if you are training for an endurance event, don’t focus on weight loss because it probably won’t happen. A lot of physiological responses...

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Fitness Freedom: Breaking Out of Your Exercise Rut

Posted: 06/30/2014

A lot of time and energy is spent during the months leading up to summer getting your body fit and ready for swimsuit season. But, now that the first month of summer is coming to an end, you might feel like you’re in a fitness rut. If you’re feeling hesitant about pulling out your stars and stripes swimsuit and you’re not feeling great about what you’ve...

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Why Men Avoid the Doctor – And How it Hurts Their Personal Fitness

Posted: 06/10/2014

Most men take their personal training sessions seriously, working hard to meet their weekly goals.  When it comes to visiting the doctor, however, some need personal training in how to schedule an appointment.Some men go decades without as much as an annual check-up!Why? Many men get a sense of pride from not needing medical services. To them, it means they can take...

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