How to Overcome the Top 5 Exercise Excuses

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You haven’t started your fitness program yet. You know you should. You’ve heard the benefits. So, what’s your excuse? Oh, and try to be original. As a personal trainer and coach, I have probably heard every excuse in the book. If you spend more time making excuses than actually working out, read on. I have […]

My Plans and Goals for Blogfest and IDEAWorld

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Well, it’s finally here. Almost anyway. Blogfest and IDEA World Fitness Convention start next Thursday and I can’t wait! I signed up about six months ago, but I’ve really been waiting for this week since last year! I have my sessions selected, my hotel reservation, my travel plans all ready to go. I’ve done everything […]

10 Ways to Cause a Running Injury

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Most running injuries don’t just happen. Yes, runners will occasional get an acute injury like a pulled muscle or torn ligament, but as a general rule, most running injuries are chronic, achieved, if you’d like to call it that, by doing certain avoidable things. And since most of us would rather not have a running […]

8 Tips for Running Downhill.

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Whenever a runner has a hilly race to run, the focus is on the uphill. After all, that’s the hard part, right? Running uphill makes your heart pound, your lungs burn, and your legs scream. So you prepare for such a challenging event by uphill training, getting stronger and more adept at running up those […]

10 Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy

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Stretching has become a much debated topic in recent times. For years it was touted as the key to restoring flexibility, improving athletic performance, and reducing injuries. Then stretching, particularly passive stretching, fell out of popularity in favor of more dynamic moves that were designed to prepare the body for sport. Passive stretching is reserved […]