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Staring at a milestone in my life! And I'm staring it down!

Jim Burgess, CPT , owner of 4 Fitness Together franchises in 3 states Jun 8, 2011 News

Staring at a milestone in my life! And I'm staring it down!by Jim Burgess on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:27pmThis November I will be 60. Man that sounds old!! Although I seem to be wrestling with that number in my mind, I really don't feel that old. Not sure how it should feel, but I thought life would be pretty much over except for rocking chairs and grandchildren. I'm writing...

How to Help Ease Common After-Workout Pain

Nov 30, 2010 News

Most of us experience some after-workout pain at some point in time. Whether it is when you first start, after an injury, or you just happen to push yourself a little too hard. There are different things you can do to help ease your post exercising pain. However, if your pain is abnormally intense seek medical attention. It is very easy to make an injury worse while trying...

Better Fitness May Keep Cold at Bay

Steven Reinberg and Nieman Nov 30, 2010 News

Immunological research has previously shown that regular exercise improves immune system function in a way that would suggest that people who are more fit would be more resistant to illness. Interestingly, until recently little evidence has been collected to prove that people who are more "fit" actually get sick less.Researchers in North Carolina tracked the frequency of upper...

Why Weight Loss Might Be the Wrong Goal

Nov 2, 2010 News

When you set a goal to lose weight, you are focusing on one very small part of the equation, and you are also focusing on a goal that can be pursued to the exclusion of other goals, which might in fact be more important for your health and well-being. If you are focusing on the scale, you might just fail to notice the inches you've lost, the increased cardiovascular stamina...

Basal Metabolic Rate Explained

Nov 2, 2010 News

Improvement in muscle performance (this means increased strength, control and endurance) comes from stress and recovery.So should you stop before you “feel the burn?”  Research has shown that to improve muscle strength you shouldn’t. When you work your muscles hard, your body goes to work about eight hours later.  Your cells release cytokines that...

How to Help Ease Common After-Workout Pain

Nov 2, 2010 News

Most of us experience some after-workout pain at some point in time. Whether it is when you first start, after an injury, or you just happen to push yourself a little too hard. There are different things you can do to help ease your post exercising pain. However, if your pain is abnormally intense seek medical attention. It is very easy to make an injury worse while trying to...

Recipe Corner: Spinach Salad With Avocado and Pepper

Oct 14, 2010 News

Spinach Salad With Avocado and PepperServes 4Hands-On Time: 5m Total Time: 20mIngredients• 2 cups fresh bread cubes (½ inch)• 1 tablespoon olive oil• kosher salt• 1 5-ounce package baby spinach (6 cups)• 1 avocado, diced• 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced• 1⁄2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved• 1 shallot, thinly sliced• 4...

How Hard Should You Exercise? Fitness Franchise Introduces New Programs for Clients

Oct 4, 2010 News

When it comes to exercising, not all workouts are the same. And that’s just the way Fitness Together wants it.The leading franchise network of one-on-one personal training, Fitness Together specializes in tailoring workouts for each and every client’s abilities, needs and goals. The science of crafting the right fitness routine just got better. The company recently...

Add to Your Fitness Routine Everyday

Oct 4, 2010 News

OK, all of us struggle with keeping up our exercise routines every day. Of course if you work with a personal trainer, they really help to keep you motivated and on course. There are always new ways to increase and maintain healthy movement every day. Try these simple suggestions:Instead of taking the elevator or escalator use the stairs instead.Park your car farther from the...

Endurance Training and Muscle Loss

Oct 4, 2010 News

If you're training for an endurance event like a marathon, where you might run 60 miles or more per week, you'll almost always see a decrease in your muscle mass. For most of us who do more moderate amounts of physical activity, there will be minimal, if any, loss in muscle mass – so there's nothing to worry about.If you are planning on endurance training and you are concerned...

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