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5 Surprising Factors that Affect Metabolism

Metabolism is one of those words many of us throw around without giving much thought to what it means or how it works. What is this elusive concept we blame for being “slow” (as we lounge at the beach instead of hitting the gym)? Put simply, metabolism is the process of converting the food (and… Read This Entry »

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5 Expert Trainer Tips You’ve Never Heard Before

If you’re paying attention, expert trainer tips (like all wellness tips!) can start to sound like a broken record. Lift heavier. Drink more water. Protein, protein, protein. All of which, of course, is great advice. But you’re a smart, wellness-savvy human, and you’ve heard it all before. Thankfully, in the course of interviewing top fitness… Read This Entry »

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10 Smart, Healthy Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

We don’t talk about weight loss often. Instead, we embrace the idea that if you live a well-rounded nutritious life 24-7, a healthy weight will naturally follow. But no matter the approach we preach, everyone wants to know how to lose ten pounds. Look, we get it. Maybe you had a particularly stressful month, leading… Read This Entry »

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4 Fun, Easy Ways to Take Your Workout Outside

By Taylor Walker, NLC As a trainer and fitness model in Miami, I know a little bit about sun, fun and long summer days, and I absolutely love taking advantage of outdoor workouts. Did you know that being in nature has been scientifically proven to boost both your mental and physical well-being? An open-air sweat… Read This Entry »

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Why You Should Add LISS Cardio to Your Workout Routine Now

By Cassie Piasecki, NLC Log onto your Instagram account, and you’ll see one #KillerWorkout after another. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), CrossFit, Survivor Spin Classes, boxing…these super sweaty, heart-pumping, make-my-legs-shake workouts are effective and addictive. As much as I love those workouts, they’re not for everyone. Going from, “I need to start moving my body”… Read This Entry »

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There’s a Difference Between Exercise and Movement—and It Matters

“We don’t understand the difference between exercise and movement,” explains Katy Bowman, a whip-smart biomechanist based in Washington state who’s made changing that fact her personal mission. Bowman’s company Nutritious Movement (great minds!) and books—like Movement Matters, Move Your DNA, and Don’t Just Sit There—all take aim at the problems of living a sedentary lifestyle…. Read This Entry »

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Why Your Pelvic Floor Needs Strengthening NOW

By Cassie Piasecki, NLC Do you remember your mom telling you not to make her laugh because she’ll pee her pants?  Chances are she spoke to someone about that, and they told her to do Kegels. Doing Kegel exercises are the cookbook recipe that doctors prescribe when a patient complains of “peeing a little” when… Read This Entry »

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Should You Exercise With a Cold?

By Cassie Piasecki, NLC You’ve been kicking booty at the gym and are finally in the habit of daily exercise when ka-BOOM, you wake up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose.   You feel deflated because you were finally starting to see the results of your hard work. You sit on the edge… Read This Entry »

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How to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

How rewarding is it when you set out to lose weight and it actually works?! In the beginning, you set your mind to it and the weight started to come off.  At first the weight dropped off steadily, and then there probably was a little weight loss plateau, but then you felt better than you… Read This Entry »

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How to Stretch After a Workout

I know I’m not alone when I say that I fall short (big time) when it comes to taking time to stretch before and after a workout. In a group fitness class, I’m thankfully forced to stretch. Although, I’d be lying if I said I never snuck out early. When it comes to a run,… Read This Entry »

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The Fastest Way to Lose Weight This Week

You’re searching high and low for the fastest way to lose weight this week. You’re in a panic. You’re stressing. You’re kicking yourself for eating pizza over the weekend and missing your Sunday morning hot yoga class because you were hungover.   Whether it’s for a date with the hot new guy at the office… Read This Entry »

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Sexercise: Why You NEED to be Doing It

Sexercise. You either just blushed when I said it, or you already have your pants unbuttoned. No judgement either way, but, full disclothesure (ha!), I’m going to try to convince you to get comfy with the concept. I may not be Dr. Ruth, but this I know: A healthy sex life is an important part of living your… Read This Entry »

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3 Tips to Jog Your Muscle Memory

You forget what you wrote on your grocery list this morning, and you forgot to take the list with you to the store. You remember the words to that song from your senior year of high school when you skipped school to sunbathe, but you can’t remember who sang it. You remembered to grab your phone off… Read This Entry »

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9 Ways to Workout at Home

Exercising among hundreds of sweaty gym goers just isn’t for everyone. If you don’t enjoy squeezing yourself into a corner of a room for a class or sweating taking the chance of sweating it up next to a man who smells like garlic then going to a health club to get your fit on just may… Read This Entry »

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Outdoor Workout in the Park

Think you gotta hit the gym to get fit? Think again! My friend Natalie Jill came to visit me in NYC, and she put me through her awesome outdoor workout in the park she calls Upper Body Jiggle Be Gone! I’m not sure what I liked more – the workout or the name 🙂 Outdoor Workout:… Read This Entry »