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Glute Activation Before Leg Day!

Do you find yourself dedicating multiple lifting/workout days to your glutes and see little to no results? This one small and most commonly missed step may be the key to your success, glute activation! Your glutes are a special kind of tissue that need a little more attention than most. Before hitting the squat rack it’s important to incorporate this …

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Sweat for a Good Cause

What if making a difference in the world was just a matter of lacing up your tennis shoes and breaking a sweat? It can’t be that easy, right? Wrong! Actually, there are multiple ways you can workout while raising money and awareness for a good cause! Check out these simple and fun ways to turn physical fitness into philanthropy. 1. …

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Can All of the Problems of the World Be Solved by Running?

Can all of the problems of the world be solved by running? The short answer: probably not. But, I do have to tell you that if you’re struggling to find answers in your own life, a good place to start may be in the midst of a run. It doesn’t have to be long or fast. Just lace up and …

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That’s Your Cue

To get the most out of your workouts (and prevent injury!) its important to do exercises correctly and safely. But sometimes, that’s hard to accomplish. “Where am I supposed to feel this again?” is a common thing I hear when I am personal training my clients. One of the best ways to combat this is by using form cues. A …

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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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Why I’m Training for the Boston Marathon

Before I even start this post, let me just point out that I haven’t actually qualified for the Boston Marathon yet, but I’m training to qualify for it at a marathon in November. What is My Why? I’m an avid runner. It’s what I do; it’s what I am. It’s a big part of my identity – one that I’m …

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Be Your Own Personal Trainer

Whether you are a old pro in the gym, a newbie lifter, or somewhere in between, it’s important to have a  workout plan. You wouldn’t build a house without having the proper tools, equipment, and blueprint for construction right? However, not everyone can afford to hire a personal trainer to write workouts for them. But have no fear! I am …

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A.M. VS. P.M. Workouts: When is the best time to exercise?

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While some people wake up early to get there workout in, others prefer to wait until the afternoon/evening. Is there a best time to workout? Evidence suggests that finding the perfect time to exercise is as much about personal preference as it is physiology. Sooo… discover the pros and cons of working out in the A.M vs. P.M. and decide which is …

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That’s How We Roll

Ever see that giant black cylinder at the gym and have no idea what to do with it? That my, my friend, is a foam roller. Foam rolling is a form of myofacial release that can help relieve pain. It is a great way to start and end you workout. It reduces soreness and tightness by increasing blood flow and …

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The Study Break Workout

What does desk work, studying, writing research papers, and doing projects all have in common? They all involve us sitting on our bottoms for endless hours, not moving, and getting finger cramps. Some days it just feels as if you have so much work to do you don’t have time to breath, let alone have time to get a workout …

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