Take a Hike! Get Out the Door and Go Explore Some Local Trails

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Mar 29, '18 / by Krista F. posted in outdoor workouts, local hikes

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Now that spring has sprung, how about pulling out some hiking gear and hitting a trail? Hiking can help build leg strength, stability, and provide a cardio workout if you keep a stiff pace. There are several low-key places to hike that are less than an hour away from HealthSPORT’s gyms. While the national parks are stunning, nearby state parks can get you off the beaten path and into a habitat where you can find your hiking groove.

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What Fruits and Veggies are in Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Mar 21, '18 / by Krista F. posted in healthy recipe, fresh produce

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It’s time to tuck away your cold weather gear and celebrate springtime in Northern California. A new season and an unmatched growing climate brings loads of local fresh food options your way. Kick-off the season with a quick exploration of the Northern Coast Grower’s Association website. It has tons of tips about what’s in-season, where to find it and how to use it. There are also ample recipes that utilize in-season local veggie varieties. Food Geeks is also a good resource to explore what you might find when you venture out to local farmers’ markets.

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Pre and Post Workout Meditation: Find Space in Your Head & Reap the Power!

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 16, '18 / by Krista F. posted in workout tips, meditation

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Meditation is like a very quiet superpower. Learning to clear your mind and breathe deeply can give you a competitive edge in all aspects of athleticism, in fitness and beyond. The benefits of meditating before a workout, after a workout and in-between are numerous.

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7 Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks to Stock Up On

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Mar 7, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in nutrition, healthy snacks

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Ideally, if you're trying to shed some weight, then you're eating enough food to support your activity level and help you lose body fat...which means if you're feeling super hungry in between meals, go ahead and eat something!

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The 4-Minute Miracle Workout: HIIT Training Tabata Style

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Mar 5, '18 / by Katie Heil posted in HIIT, tabata training

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You’re sweating, you can hear your heart pounding in your ears, you’re trying to catch your breath, and maybe even seeing stars. Good job – the Tabata is working.

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Pistol Squats 101: What Are They and How to Do Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Feb 27, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in core, stability, flexibility

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The pistol (aka one-legged) squat is one of the more advanced movements available to use at the gym, or anywhere really (that's actually one of the reasons we love it). But if the thought of doing one sounds a little on the iffy-side, we're sharing plenty of ways to practice them safely—but not before explaining why they're worth it.

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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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5 Benefits of Healthy Employees

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 31, '18 / by Krista F. posted in productivity, creative, happiness

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When work and workouts go hand-in-hand it’s a win-win-win situation. Clients, employers and employees come out on top. Couple that with a company wellness plan that emphasizes nutrition and preventative care, and you’ve got a recipe for everyone’s success. The bottom line is healthy employees are good for business.

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Stories From Our Weight Loss Challenge Participants- Stronger, Healthier, Happier!

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 24, '18 / by HealthSPORT posted in Weight Loss Challenge, motivation

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The 2017 Weight Loss Challenge is a wrap and we are SO proud of everyone who gave it their all, put in the work, and ultimately  formed healthy life-long habits! Nobody leaves the challenge the same, here are a few stories from members whose lives have changed for the better because of WLC '17.

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