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Nov 25 2020

Stress Free Guide to the Holidays

2021-06-11T18:33:12-04:00Discount Deals, Exercise, Healthy Life, Healthy Mind, Nutrition and Weight Loss, What Works Blog|

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. “Exercise has been proven to be extremely effective at ...

Mar 01 2018

Taking the “Die” Out of “Diet”

2021-06-11T18:33:12-04:00Healthy Life, Healthy Mind, Nutrition and Weight Loss, What Works Blog|

By: Bryan Ball   I think if we took a census on how many times we use the word “diet” in a negative context, it would outshine most of our generation’s favorite swear words. When people talk of diets, they are usually focusing on the restrictions. Some examples of diets include Paleo. Ketogenic, Vegan, Vegetarian (including the various sub-species of ...

Dec 17 2015

7 Secrets to Avoid Holiday Pounds

2021-06-11T18:33:13-04:00Healthy Life, Nutrition and Weight Loss, What Works Blog|

Here is a great reminder of holiday fitness from Miracles Fitness’ blog: If you’re like most people, the holidays are a time of mixed emotions. You’re excited and anxious to spend time with family, and you’re dreading the extra weight that you know you’re bound to gain. Are these holiday pounds inevitable? Lean in close to catch these seven secret ...

Nov 24 2015

Understanding Education, certification, and classification of fitness professionals

2021-06-11T18:33:13-04:00Exercise, Fitness Classes, Healthy Life, What Works Blog|

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 ...

Jun 19 2015

Eating on the run-made simple

2021-06-11T18:33:13-04:00Healthy Life, Nutrition and Weight Loss, What Works Blog|

It’s busy summertime-softball and baseball games, travel, and cookouts. The business can sometimes be used as an excuse to let healthy eating habits fall by the wayside. This post is intended to encourage you to take a few steps of preparation to make healthier choices easier during this hectic time. Sporting practice or game right after work: The simple solution ...

Apr 09 2015

Seminar-Dealing with Difficult People

2021-06-11T18:33:13-04:00Events, Healthy Life, News, What Works Blog|

Participants will learn how to: Develop a “personal game plan” for dealing with difficult people Identify the “3 D’s” for dealing with the difficult people you encounter Become less reactive and more responsive to the difficult people in your life Pre-register by making checks payable to Stewart B. Ball, MS and mail to Xcel Performance Please welcome Stewart Ball— ...

Mar 25 2015

Meal Prep Made Simple

2021-06-11T18:33:13-04:00Healthy Life, Nutrition and Weight Loss, What Works Blog|

Article Complements of Miracle Fitness newsletter by Dan Ritchie Ever wonder what it would be like to open your fridge to find a full week of healthy, delicious food that’s prepped and ready to be eaten? Sure would make sticking with your diet and achieving fat loss a lot easier… Meal prep is a fantastic way to keep on track ...

Mar 11 2015

Reasons to Train your Backside

2021-06-11T18:33:13-04:00Exercise, Gym, Healthy Life, What Works Blog|

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 ...

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