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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 […]

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  • Welcome to our new location

    By Julie | In Events, Gym, News | on October 6, 2015

    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 from […]

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  • It’s summertime! The kids are home from school, and as a parent you may be considering how to expend some of their energy. Kids are in need of physical activity every day-just like you and me. Depending on their age, they may need some guidance, or even a nudge to get up and outdoors to […]

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  • Reasons to Train your Backside

    By Julie | In Exercise, Gym, Healthy Life | on March 11, 2015

    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 […]

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  • Elements of Good Posture

    By Julie | In Gym, Healthy Life | on March 2, 2015

    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 […]

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  • This is a very popular question that I hear from most new clients. Right now, you are probably bombarded with advertisements for all types of supplements: energy, weight loss, recovery, nutrients, etc. The answer to this question depends on your goals and your current diet and exercise routine. No matter your goals, here are the […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • We are all only given one body. How motivated are you to avoid a stroke, heart attack, or any hospitalization due to a weak and unhealthy heart? Unfortunately, a heart left untended can fail at frighteningly early ages. Take your future, and your health into your own hands starting today. 1) Exercise moderately 30 minutes […]

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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 […]

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  • In my previous post, I highlighted the importance having good hip strength to prevent knee discomfort while running. Now I would like to elaborate on how important a good warm-up is to having a great, pain-free run.   Foam roll. The IT band connects down the side of the leg from the hip to the […]

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