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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED IN YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE

Ever wonder how some friends seem to just have no problem staying fit...even on vacation? We’ve gone to some of the Fit Girls we know and asked them what keeps them ticking. Then we’ve got some tips to help you get into their groove. FITSPIRATION TIPS mix up workouts listen to upbeat music remembering how good you feel when you're finished schedule workouts in like any other appointment workout in the AM so it's out of the way and improve work quality making a deal with yourself that it's non-negotiable 

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Wellness Routine Weekly Checklist - A Printable Guide

To help you stay motivated and on track to a healthy routine, we have created a 7-Day checklist for you.  We are all creatures of habit, and routines offer a great way to stay on track. This 6 category checklist will help create structure and organization to achieve your daily nutrition, fitness and feel-good energy aspirations.We've also included a list of creative options and ideas for each category to ensure inspiration to keep things fresh and fun. We suggest laminating the checklist and getting a dry board marker to check off your daily goals, relish in your achievements and then wipe down to start anew the next week (gold star stickers work too (:  ) Click HERE for your printable...

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4 Exercises to Teach Your Mom

The Best Mother's Day Gift Ever Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from Osteoporosis. Approximately 30% of all postmenopausal women have osteoporosis in the United States and in Europe, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. So why not assume that our Mom’s have it? Why not teach her some postural exercises, balance challenges and safer ways to perform everyday chores? If your mom is already active, teach her the exercises that are most beneficial and ones she now needs to avoid. To celebrate Mother’s Day, help contribute to your Mom’s health and fitness by taking her for a walk (which builds bone density in the legs and hips) and go over these exercises with her....

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Pilates and weight loss.

Can you lose weight with Pilates?   This is a question that I often get asked, especially at this time of year when everyone is getting ready for Summer.  My answer is yes. Pilates IS strength training as well as many other things that have been and will be covered in other posts. But for this one, I would like to explain that Pilates aims to build strength by working with resistance; the springs on the apparatus and also on the mat with Magic Circles, resistance bands and using light weights. Gaining muscle increases calorie-burning potential. That means increasing your metabolism. Hooray! Pilates promotes body awareness and the mind-body connection. Regular practice will inspire you to take control of your body and...

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Private Pilates Sessions vs. Pilates Reformer Classes

Hmmm… an interesting question and topic. As Pilates has grown more popular, the sizes of group reformer classes are getting bigger and bigger. As the cost of living increases, the prices for privates (and classes) are getting higher as well. Let’s compare the two options and look at a few different situations as they relate to this debate of classes or privates. Privates sessions with an instructor has it’s obvious benefits. Your workout is customized to your strengths, weaknesses, imbalances and goals. With such tailoring, the workout yields faster results of strengthening and reshaping the body. However, the cost of consistent privates are not in everyone’s budget. Group reformer classes offer a fun, communal (yet sometimes competitive) setting that can...

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