Sarah M.


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Does HotWorx Really Make You Burn More Calories?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Feb 19, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in HOTWORX®, hot yoga

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HotWorx is a specific type of workout performed in a hot, infrared sauna (upwards of 122 degrees).  But does HotWorx actually help you burn more calories compared to traditional yoga, as many practitioners will say? Most sources tend to say yes...sometimes.

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Why Weight Loss is Important, But You Shouldn't Kill Yourself to Get There

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Feb 6, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in weight loss, healthy body

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How do I lose weight? Let me count the ways:
Days since my last "cheat" meal. Hours spent in the gym. Minutes spent on the treadmill. Grams of macros consumed. Inches melted away. Calories burned. Pounds lost...

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Go the Distance - 3 Ways to Increase Your Box Jump

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 12, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in exercise, box jump, plyometric

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Box jumps are a fantastic plyometric exercise that help build strength, stamina, agility, balance, and coordination. But as "simple" as they are to do, there's something a little...intimidating about them, and they're actually a bit more complex than what meets the eye.

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Napping 101: 5 Benefits of Catching Daytime Zzz's

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 22, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in health and wellness, napping, sleep

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Does the thought of stealing some peace and quiet for a mid-afternoon nap seem like an indulgence you really can't justify?

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Benefits of Tune Up Therapy Balls and How to Use Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Nov 9, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in health, therapy, healing

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Self-myofascial release is a valuable way to reduce pain, improve mobility, facilitate tissue healing, avoid injury, and maximize physical performance. We recommend it for just about anyone who is active, healthy, and looking to stay that way.

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5 Benefits of Working with a Personal Trainer

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Oct 19, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in exercise, personal trainer spotlight

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Working with a personal trainer can seem like a big commitment of money, time, and energy. But for a lot of people, it's definitely worth the investment. Wondering if you could be one of those people?

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Hop Around and Feel These 5 Benefits of Jump Rope Exercises

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Sep 29, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in cardio workout, jump rope

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If you haven't used a jump rope since elementary school, then you may be missing out on a super effective and fun training tool. Popular within CrossFit, boxing, wrestling, and other sports, jumping rope offers a huge range of benefits that even the everyday athlete can enjoy.

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Target Your Core With These 3 Intense Plank Variations

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Sep 21, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in workout ideas, core exercises

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The standard plank exercise is an exceptional way to build core strength while supporting spinal health. But if you're looking for a way to jazz up your typical plank day routine, give the following three variations a try. These twists on a classic will target your abs, obliques, and core in new and super challenging ways.

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7 Ways to Keep Warm as the Weather Turns Cold

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 19, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in workout motivation, health tips

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The changing of the seasons equals new beginnings, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and perfect sweater weather. But, if you're bumming about disappearing sunlight and lower temperatures, keep the following list handy.

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Don’t Let Your Weak Knees Get in the Way of a Having Strong Legs

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Aug 28, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in knee problems, workout safety

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If you have knee pain or a history of knee problems, you should consult with your doctor, physical therapist, and/or trainer for guidance and professional treatment as indicated. In the meantime, here are a few specific exercises you can do to help stabilize your knee joint so that you can stand strong at the gym, at work, or anywhere in life.

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