Nov 11 2014

“What Works” How do I get my abs back after pregnancy?

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Pregnancy is a season, and it is entirely possible to return to a semblance of your pre-pregnancy body afterwards. It’s important to work on the fitness and conditioning of your body after a pregnancy, and especially if you plan to have another baby in the future. Your fitness level before becoming pregnant may determine how well your body “bounces back” ...

Nov 06 2014

“What Works” #3: Why is interval training so good?

2021-06-11T18:33:14-04:00Exercise, Gym, Healthy Life, What Works Blog|

This week I had a new client ask me an excellent question: “What is interval training?” Interval training is cardio activity that is done in spurts. Instead of running at a consistent pace for a length of time or distance, the run is broken up into spurts of sprinting alternated with walking or slower running. Here are some examples: Stationary ...

Jul 01 2014

5 Useful Pieces of Group Fitness Equipment

2021-06-11T18:33:14-04:00Exercise, Fitness Classes, Gym, What Works Blog|

Group Fitness: it’s fun, it’s social, it’s loud, and it’s diverse. Group classes can very in theme, style, and equipment use. There are all types of exercise equipment on the market. Some can be utilized for great results, and others are probably not worth your hard-earned money. Here are some of my favorites. They work great used in a circuit ...

Jun 16 2014

5 Pitfalls of Group Fitness

2021-06-11T18:33:14-04:00Exercise, Fitness Classes, Gym, What Works Blog|

Exercising with others can be cost effective and fun; however, there are some things to consider before deciding if  a group fitness class is for you. Here are 5 tips to make sure you are prepared to make a wise decision about your exercise routine. Know your limits: Group classes are designed for the masses, not specifically for you. If you have ...

May 02 2014

Summer Step Challenge!

2021-06-11T18:33:14-04:00Events, Exercise, Outdoor, What Works Blog|

Xcel Performance will be visiting the Bloomington Farmer’s Market between 9:00 – 12:00 on 2 Saturdays each month. We will be passing out pedometers for people to wear. Sign up at our booth in the Info Alley by the food vendors, and you will have a chance to win prizes every week and every month! Simply pick up a pedometer, wear it as you walk around on ...

Mar 28 2014

New Program: Fit Life Club

2021-06-11T18:33:15-04:00Exercise, Fitness Classes, News, What Works Blog|

NEW! Join the Fit Life Club Begins April 22 High quality personal training Workout with friends: maximum 4 per group Affordable, lower prices: $20 per workout or less Pick your workout time Choose a Membership: 2 x per week/8 per month $160 3 x per week/12 per month $240 Unlimited $360 Choose any group during the week: Mondays: 5:15 Legs & ...

Mar 17 2014

5 Great Ways to Enjoy Warm Spring Weather

2021-06-11T18:33:15-04:00Exercise, Outdoor, What Works Blog|

Don’t have a membership to a gym but still want to shed off some calories? Well you’re in luck! The weather is starting to warm up and there are many activities you can do outside. Here are 5 great ways to enjoy the warm weather while burning off some calories. 1.) Take a 30 minute walk. Walking is a great exercise ...

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