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 ...

Apr 29 2014

Hydration is more important than you may know

2021-06-11T18:33:14-04:00Nutrition and Weight Loss, Outdoor, What Works Blog|

HYDRATION IS KEY! Your body uses water for survival day to day. All of your organs, muscles and tissues need water to run properly…water is the cause of good health (Family Doctor). Lack of water can cause dehydration which can affect your energy and possibly your health. According to the Family Doctor.com, the symptoms of dehydration are… Little or no ...

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 ...

Feb 22 2014

5 Things to do before starting a spring exercise program

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

Hurray for spring! The weather is finally promising an end to winter. If you are like many human beings that lie dormant in hibernation for the winter, then you will want to consider a few things before busting the doors down and taking on a rigorous exercise program. Consider these 5 the top of your priority list this week as ...

Jan 07 2014

How to have a healthy body for running

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

A popular trend in the past few years has been couch to 5k. Many “unfit” people have been successfully motivated to begin a fit lifestyle by lacing up their tennis shoes and hitting the road. I applaud these individuals for their enthusiasm and dedication. After the 5k many undertake racing a mini marathon, and for some, a full marathon or ...

Oct 22 2013

Prepare for Outdoor Winter Sports

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

Bloomington has now experienced it’s first 30 degree day of 2013-2014 winter! Time to prepare for a change in your fitness routine. Many people are flocking indoors for workouts at the gym or dvd workouts at home. A whole other set of people are digging through the garage to pull out skis, snow boards, and hiking shoes. If you are ...

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