Feb 27 2024

Create a new you by altering your environment

Exercise, Healthy Life, Healthy Mind, Nutrition and Weight Loss, What Works Blog|

Yes, we are products of our environment. Our brains seek routine to make mental processing easier. Without knowing it, our minds are finding short cuts, building habits, and setting up routines based on our environment. This is incredibly useful if you are trying to lose weight this year. Just small changes in what and who is around you can seemingly ...

Nov 25 2020

Stress Free Guide to the Holidays

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The holidays are supposed to be the most joyful time of year, but to most of us it’s laden with stress. Worries of family interactions, business of shopping and long lines, disappointments, food temptations, travel hiccups. Tackle this holiday season with a plan to command your reactions to the overwhelming stressors. Cardiovascular exercise will boost mood by elevating endorphin levels ...

Nov 24 2015

Understanding Education, certification, and classification of fitness professionals

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By: Jeremy Helton A.C.E certified personal trainer ETC Certified functional fitness specialist   There are so many types of fitness programs now and types of personal trainers. This blog will guide you in understanding the differences in order to make an informed choice. Unfortunately, some fitness professionals have no formal education or certifications or they have let their certifications lapse. Ask for proof of ...

Oct 06 2015

Welcome to our new location

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Our fitness studio is now located at 116 S College Ave…right in the heart of downtown Bloomington! Stop by to check out the various products we have for sale just for you: protein powder and bars snack bars antioxidant drinks exercise bands and foam rollers helpful literature We are offering the same great services ...

Mar 11 2015

Reasons to Train your Backside

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We live in a society that SITS! Your glute muscles (your caboose) become inactive while you sit. This inactivity makes it difficult for your glute muscles to understand how to activate when you start running on the treadmill at the gym or go play tennis with a friend. So it’s important to take breaks from sitting through out the day ...

Mar 02 2015

Elements of Good Posture

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Posture is something often neglected, but this neglect could be causing you more pain than you realize. When posture goes kaput, then all your joints and muscles are taken out of their natural movement pattern. The result is injury or chronic pain. As you are standing, sitting, moving, exercising-take into account the alignment of your spine. Here is a short ...

Nov 18 2014

“What Works” Will working on my core muscles give me a flatter stomach?

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Everyone has abs. Some people complain of “not having abs,” but the reality is that your abs are just covered by layers of fat. If you want to flatten your stomach and see abdominal definition, you must reduce the fat layers that are covering those sexy muscles. 4 steps to reduce fat in your stomach area are to reduce sugar intake in your diet, burn ...

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