Pickle Juice!…or Mustard?

If any of you have ever experienced a muscle cramp, you know there’s nothing like it. One minute you're minding your own business sleeping or relaxing or just doing some normal daily task when may ...

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Don't Let Your Weekend Stop Your Progress

If you’re like me, when it comes to fitness, you stay pretty focused and work hard throughout the week. My schedule is more predictable--the food I eat, when I go to sleep and when I wake up. ...

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12 Weeks Total Recharge: Week 4 - Exercise

As a personal trainer, I understand the importance of nutrition, and its impact on the body. In regards to living healthy, your nutrition is responsible for a whopping 80% (give or take) of y ...

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The Importance of Heart Rate Monitoring

Heart rate monitoring systems are no longer just for the serious of athletes. Many everyday individuals are using them for their workouts, but are they truly beneficial? Doctors and trainers say t ...

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What is your body craving after a workout?

Fluid and carbohydrates are the two most important fuels your body needs. Protein is also needed after high-intensity interval training or strength training due to the protein helping with muscle  ...

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Top 10 things you can do to empower yourself for success in your Health

As we head into 2015 we seem to always start the year with setting us up for failure. We are tired of how we feel from the holidays so we decide to make redical changes. Being that I have been in  ...

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The Importance of Training Correctly and How a Personal Trainer Can Help

The first time a personal trainer came into my life was in the throes of a eating disorder, anorexia nervosa. During my college education, I had to fill in slots with electives, one of those elect ...

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Foam Rolling Guide and Explanation

At Body Basics, we always have our clients start with myofascial rolling. This is one of the best ways to prepare the muscles and joints for working out. There is a layer of tissue that surrounds  ...

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10 Steps to Getting Started on Your Journey to Fitness

When I know a client is serious and willing to change I tell them it takes 21-30 days to change bad habits. The sooner that you start talking positive about your health and have come to terms with ...

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