Category | Fitness

Why FUNCTION matters more than FITNESS

Fitness is important, but is it the MOST important thing? You love doing HIIT (high intensity interval training. You love doing strength training and personal training. But in order for you to benefit from the exercise you enjoy doing, you must have function. In this case, “function” means having the ability to move safely and […]

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muscle recovery

Try this muscle recovery smoothie

Here’s a DELICIOUS way to reward your muscles! I’ve got a delicious smoothie recipe for you today that is packed with nutrients your muscles (and taste buds) will LOVE.It makes for a great power-packed breakfast or post-workout recovery drink, and it’s surprisingly refreshing.Heads up! It has a few unusual ingredients that will amp up its […]

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pain prevention

How to break out of your PAIN cycle

You don’t have to be in pain Have you ever taken a road trip and then, when you finally reach your destination, your body screams at you when you get out of the car?Like, it almost refuses to straighten up all the way and let you walk like a normal human being? You make that […]

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mobility month

February is Mobility Month!

FREE Workshop and Mobility Screens for all! February is Mobility Month at Arena Fitness and we are going to be providing FREE Movement Screens all month long! Active Arena Fitness members can get screened/re-screened during their regular training times. Simply ask your Coach to schedule your FMS today! Non-members are welcome to come in for […]

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habit tracking

Your printable 2020 Habit Tracking Guide!

Supercharge habits by tracking them! This confession probably won’t shock you very much … but here goes anyway. I love lists … especially checklists. I’ve even been known to write something down after I did it, just so I can check it off. It’s gratifying.That’s why I’m sharing this Goal-Getting Scorecard with you today. It’s my gift to […]

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fatigue

Some days you just suck

It happens to ALL of us Some days you just don’t have it, no matter how hard you’re trying. Yesterday was that day for me. I was about 10 minutes into a boxing class when I realized I was not going to be setting any world records. I was sluggish. I was fatigued. And when […]

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core training encino, core training northridge

Try the Core Training Challenge!

Everyone love core training, right? Well, even if that’s not true, there’s great value in core training. You can have rock-solid limbs, but if the trunk of the tree is weak, the tree will fall! There are a lot of great ways to implement core training, but if you’re doing it on your own you’re […]

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walking for fitness

Walking for fitness: How many steps will save your life?

Walking for fitness? By now, we’ve all been indoctrinated into the notion that we should aim for 10,000 steps per day. 10,000 steps per day equates to roughly 5 miles of walking but will vary slightly depending upon your height and stride length. And it’s a good enough goal. Walking 5 miles per day would […]

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get in shape

How long does it take to get OUT of shape?

We obsess about getting INTO shape, but…. We often wonder how long it will take to improve some aspect of our health; to lose fat, to gain muscle, to build a habit.But I think it’s also important to know how long it takes to LOSE the progress we’ve made. It helps to bring into perspective the […]

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boxing in encino and northridge

Boxing: The Game Changer!

Boxing classes in Encino and Northridge! If you have ever done boxing then you know what an amazing workout it is. If you have been looking for boxing classes in Encino and Northridge because you’ve always wanted to try it, we have you covered. Why is boxing so popular? Here are a few reasons: You’ll […]

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