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Sep 03 2018

Yoga or Stretching? Why Not Both?

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By: Xcel Performance It’s fair to say that everyone in the 21st century is more inflexible than we have ever been. From sitting too long during the day, leaning over on a computer or cell phone (which I still am guilty of at times), or have not been active in mobility/flexibility work. Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior, or ...

Aug 13 2018

Why You Should Work Your “Core” Not Your “Abs”

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By: Xcel Performance Before we even get started, if I asked you right now, “Where is the core of your body?” could you point it out? Some people might point at their belly or say their torso but it is actually the span from the intersection of the abdominal muscles and chest (usually around the nipple line) down to the hips, ...

May 25 2018

Summer is Here! Healthy Habits to start in Summer

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By: Xcel Performance Some of you are probably feeling the change in weather and are already making plans to soak in some sun, explore the world, and take in summer’s many pleasures. For many, it is the perfect time to work on that beach body right during the season itself. Whether you are a long-time fitness enthusiast or starting your ...

Apr 30 2018

5 Tips for Meal Prep

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By: Xcel Performance When people hear the phrase “meal prep” they think of plain chicken, broccoli, and brown rice, the Arnold Schwarzenegger foundation of nutrition. While these items can be put into meal preps that doesn’t mean that bland food is all you have to eat. Whether you cook it yourself or have your own chef, meal preps make keeping ...

Mar 12 2018

Cardio the Calorie Killer

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By: Xcel Performance As the air begins to warm and clouds part for sunshine a certain type of people emerges. The spring time runners can be seen on every sidewalk, trail, and paved walkway for miles around. This is no odd phenomenon nor the migration of a new species but rather people trying to “get in” or “get back in” ...

Mar 01 2018

Taking the “Die” Out of “Diet”

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By: Xcel Performance 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 vegetarianism ...

Apr 30 2017

Seeking Part-time Personal Trainer

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We are in need of an experienced personal trainer/fitness coach who would be available for 10-15 hours per week. The hours would fall on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday mornings and Wednesday and Friday evenings. Preferred 3 years experience or more. Able to work with all fitness levels. Must have up to date certifications and insurance. We are looking for someone reliable, personable, and ...

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