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Thursday
May282015

5 Strength Training Classes You Should Try

Whether you’re in a fitness rut or you're looking to expand your strength training routine, consider a strength focused class for additional motivation, instruction and variety. 

 As a trainer, I’ve taught a wide variety of group fitness classes over ten years and can tell you that the social impact and group support can really help exercise adherence.

There have always been a wide variety of popular cardio classes, but I’ve seen the strength-focused classes very effective for many members, particularly those who benefit from a group format as they begin or build the strength training side of their fitness programs.

Although you can’t go wrong with any of the options Life Time offers, I'll highlight five classes to improve fitness and, in particular, strength training.

 

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Sunday
Apr122015

12 Spring Fitness Challenges - for Every Exerciser

Spring is often the perfect time to take up a new exercise goal. The weather is better, which means there's more incentive to be out and active. 

Why not seize the new beginning with a personal fitness challenge?

More than a regular exercise routine, a challenge pushes us to train for a particular performance goal and offers that rewarding finish line effect. 

This time of year you'll find all kinds of events that serve as challenges - or you can create your own using nearly any kind of exercise.

Choose the perfect challenge for you to reinvigorate a stagnant fitness routine or to kick off a new level of performance - all while adding fun and competition to the mix! Check out these 12 challenge ideas that span the full fitness spectrum.

 

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Monday
Jul142014

10 Creative Ideas for Moving More

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or an exercise novice, you likely know that moving more is a must for better health. Daily movement, research shows, is likely even more important than bouts of intensive exercise (but including both is the real ticket!). The best way to incorporate new activity or amp up your current routine is to keep it simple. What are you currently doing that you could slightly tweak or improve? Where in your day could you make time (even 2 minutes) for yourself? The key for increasing how much and how often we move may just be re-imagining our routines with an eye for activity potential.

 

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