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at home workout

Quick and dirty at-home workout

Running low on time? Don’t have time for a group training class or a personal training session today? No problem. Don’t have a gym membership or a package of group classes at Arena Fitness? No problem. Do you have a floor? Then drop down and knock out this full body at-home workout! Remember, every minute […]

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The one where I admit I was wrong

I was wrong. Flat out. I harbored a belief. I promoted it. I even got rewarded for it. And then I grew up (grew older, more accurately) and I learned that I was wrong.Here’s the set up.I used to be a “beast mode” guy. I came from the hard-charging mindset that all workouts needed to […]

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Fitness Tips: The 5 Components

Fitness isn’t just ONE thing; it’s the sum of many things… And you need to understand what those things are. The difference between “training” and “working out” is that: Training is specific and purposeful Working out is general and unsystematic If you REALLY want to get in, and stay in, shape, you need to pay […]

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If You Are Your Own Personal Trainer, Your Training Program Is In Trouble!

By Jonathan Aluzas I am a horrible trainer.? And, as a guy who has done somewhere between tens of thousands of training sessions and classes over the years, that’s a hard thing to admit. Oh, I can give YOU a great training session, that’s no problem! ?I’m not the world’s greatest trainer, but I’m good […]

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2012 Fitness Formula for Success: The Basics

By Jonathan Aluzas 2011 is almost over. ?Did you reach your health and fitness objectives? ?If so, then congratulations on achieving something that very few others did. If not, and if you want to get different (better) results, then it’s time to apply a different approach. ?Let me break it down into the simplest of […]

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Beast of the Week!

By Jonathan Aluzas Don’t let the smile fool you, this man is a Beast.? He’s one of the most genuinely kind and warm-hearted guys you’ll ever meet, the kind of man who always asks you how your weekend was and then actually listens and takes a genuine interest in the answer.? He has impeccable manners, […]

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The Desire. The Want. The Motivation. The Journey.

By Stacey Garcia The Shred is over. 30 days of striving for your personal best, of eating well and exercising your booty off. This time around everything was different. Maybe by keeping a food journal, you became aware of your eating habits and how to better manage them. Maybe you pushed yourself to the physical […]

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Workout of the Week

This week’s workout is here to put some of the FUN back in your routine. ?While fitness training should be challenging, it doesn’t have to be too serious. ?Zumba is a great way to work up a sweat and work primary muscle groups, and you can’t do it without a smile on your face (no […]

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Exercise Your Brain

By: Sarah Schmermund, M.A. Beyond our health and good looks, researchers have asserted for years that exercise also helps our brain function, especially over the long-term. Physical exercise promotes neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, keeping our brains healthy. More recently, researchers have wondered how this brain cell growth impacts the brain, including the […]

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In Praise of the “Holy Shit” Moment

By: Jonathan Aluzas Anyone who has experienced one knows exactly what it is.? Anyone who trains hard, has played high school football, practices martial arts or otherwise engages in a lifestyle of strenuous physical activity has experienced it many, many times.? Hell, I’ve had three in the last week alone.? It can happen during the […]

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