Train Well

Getting Your Cardio Without Running

Cardiovascular training is an important aspect of fitness which has many benefits on our health. Cardio strengthens our heart, helps promote weight-loss, reduces our risk of high blood pressure, reduces stress, and many others. When you hear cardio, you may immediately go to running outside or on a treadmill even if you hate it. That doesn’t have to be the …

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Strength Train with a Purpose

There are many different types of strength training, but is the type of training appropriate for the goal you are trying to reach? Whether your goal is muscle building, enhancing stamina, or losing weight, it is important to make sure that you are using the right type of strength training. Power Training Think of this as how much you can …

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Seriously, Have Gym Etiquette.

Proper Gym Etiquette When starting your fitness journey at a gym it is important to know the in and out’s of proper gym etiquette. Proper gym etiquette will help you get settled into a new gym as well as build new friendships and workout partners. Gym etiquette may sound like a simple thing and guess what….IT IS! Don’t Slam the …

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Strength Training with Resistance Bands

Getting Strong with Resistance Bands Ahh….resistance bands. We all have probably seen them in the gym and they don’t get much use. As a personal trainer I am here to tell you that I use them all the time, as do other trainers. They are a tool that we as trainers love and use them all of the time with …

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Seriously, What is Aerial Yoga?

There’s a good chance you saw aerial yoga on your Instagram explore page and had no idea what you were looking at. Honestly, it’s a little intimidating to see. Hanging upside down from the ceiling doesn’t look easy, but aerial yoga is tailored to meet almost everyone’s fitness level. Whether you’re wanting to attend classes regularly or you’re just looking …

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How to Beat Gym Intimidation

Believe it or not, gym intimidation is real. If you’re unfamiliar with a gym setting or just started going to a new one, it’s understandable to feel hesitant. Everyone has their own reasons for feeling intimidated or overwhelmed by the gym. Some of the most common reasons for gym intimidation are: Unsure how to use gym equipment Crowded spaces Not …

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Workout Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore

There’s a big difference between discomfort and pain during a workout. Discomfort normally goes away when the exercise is completed. Pain lingers. When the pain is serious enough, your body compensates by using the surrounding muscles which can further complicate things. It’s important to pay attention and listen to your body. If you take care of the pain early-on, there’s …

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Ready to Tackle Leg Day?

Leg day is a controversial topic. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people don’t even do it! However, it is a necessary evil. Lower body workouts burn a ton of calories, boost muscle growth, increase power production, and prevent injury! Ready to get rolling? Check out this lower body workout below! Be warned: your legs may …

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Bulletproof Your Body

Achy shoulders? Sore back? It may be time to revamp your exercise your routine. The fitness world is so concerned with ~aesthetics~ nowadays that foundational strength, stability, and mobility is often neglected. Check out these prehab tips to bulletproof your body and prevent having to do any future rehab. Do these exercise 2-3 times per week! Prioritize them. 1. Show …

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Do You Really Need to Stretch?

Some people stretch every day, some stretch occasionally, and others don’t stretch at all.  Do we really need to stretch? When so much focus is put on aerobics and building muscle, it’s easy to forget about something as simple as stretching. Here’s why you shouldn’t: Importance of Stretching Stretching can enhance your workout performance and reduce the chance of potential …

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