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Which is Best: Cardio Workouts or Weight Training?

  You want to get the most out of your work at the gym, but selecting the right exercises and equipment can be difficult. It’s like the argument over which diet is best. One person recommends going vegan, another says paleo, and your brother-in law swears by the Dukan Diet. Every one of them claims […]

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Are the Gym and Fitness on Your Priority List?

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. — A quote from Stephen Covey It’s easy to stay busy, but still fail to make progress. Failure can be its own busy-maker. We can get hung up on “I must do this” or “I must do that” and end […]

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The Easy HIIT Workout Anyone Can Do

All About HIIT What if you could find a way to quadruple the results you get from working out? Instead of hanging at the gym and plodding along on the treadmill for an hour, you could get your daily shot of health in 20 minutes. Would that be something worth checking out? Let’s take a […]

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Gym Membership Costs and Benefits: Are Gyms Worth It?

WHEN YOU LOOK at yourself in a full-length mirror, are you happy with the person you see? Is that person working hard to build a healthy, happy life? Or is that person slacking off too much, eating too much junk food, and going backwards? There’s a little of both in all of us, I guess. […]

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The Truth About Self-Discipline

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. It’s not easy to go against the crowd. If they’re eating donuts for breakfast and talking about “someday” getting back in shape, while you’re heading to the gym, your actions will shine a light on their inaction. That gets uncomfortable […]

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What Is a Healthy Weight for You?

Part of being healthy is getting to and staying at a healthy weight. We’re not talking about being skinny. We’re talking about achieving a weight that reduces your risk for disease. You’ll also find that maintaining a healthy weight gives you more energy, improves your mood, and helps you tackle those day-to-day challenges life always […]

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Unwind, Unlock, Unleash: The Fast Metabolism Diet

Do you wish you could find a diet plan that would not only help you lose weight … but also allow you to eat realistic amounts of foods you enjoy? Wouldn’t it be great if that diet also cut you free from the need to count calories and worry about how many grams of fat […]

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How to Find Time to Exercise: 3 Essentials

  The stay-at-home mom, the aerobics instructor, and the CEO of Nike all have one huge thing in common: Just like you, they all get 1,440 minutes each day to get things done. That’s why “time management” is a myth. You can’t manage time. It comes in a set amount every single day. What you […]

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When’s the Best Time to Exercise?

It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. (Quote attributed to Jackie Joyner-Kersee) Time has a way of bringing out the truth. Let’s say there are two friends, fresh out of school and beginning their first jobs. They’re both healthy and trim. We come back ten years later and compare […]

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How to Get Rid of the Pain: MELT

WHAT: The MELT workshop will show you how to feel like you just got a good massage every day! WHEN: Saturday, December 9th 2017 at 8:30 am to 10:00 am WHERE: FIT Academy – The best gym in Beaverton! TUITION: $30 for FIT Academy members – $35 for non-members SAVE YOUR SPOT: CLICK HERE. Pain […]

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