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Kettlebell 90/90’s: What are they and why do we do them??

By Christina Prevett | May 27, 2019

Kettlebell 90/90’s; What are they and why do we do them?? You may have seen people around doing these and wondering first why? And the second being those kind of look cool I want to try them. First things first : Why are they called 90/90’s??  Well we aren’t super creative, so we call them […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 26, 2019

This week’s yoga pose of the week is thread the needle, also known as figure 4 pose. It is one of the best hip stretches, particularly for the piriformis muscle. It is more accessible than some other hip openers, and can be modified for all levels. Tight hips are extremely common, especially for people who […]

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3 No-Equipment Workouts You Can Do At Home

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 22, 2019

Some days, you just can’t make it into the gym to get your workout in. It happens… But, that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch and make excuses! Even moving your body for 20 or 30 minutes is better than nothing on a busy day, or a day you can’t get to […]

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Plank Taps: progressions and common mistakes to avoid

By Christina Prevett | May 22, 2019

You’ve probably done a plank before, the problem is….. they can get a little boring. Adding in plank taps is a great way to freshen up some of your training while also adding in a little shoulder stability. Progressions: starting from the floor is the most difficult if you need you can start raising the […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on Balance & Inner Thighs

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 19, 2019

On a busy weekend or a day off from the gym, it is very easy to forget about mobility work. But, spending even 5-10 minutes on making a positive change for your mind and body can make such a difference. Try taking a few minutes to do a yoga pose or two with your family […]

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How Long Should I Rest Between Sets?

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 15, 2019

It is common to not quite understand how long you should be resting in between sets at the gym. Should you go as fast as you can? Wait until you’re completely re-charged? Well, it depends. Your goals will determine how long you should be resting in between sets. Lifting heavier weights will require a longer […]

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