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    Do's and Dont's: Post-Workout Nutrition

    Posted by Sport&Health on Feb 22, 2017 9:37:07 AM

    No matter how many or what types of workouts you’re getting in each week, it’s your nutrition that plays a starring role in determining your fitness gains. Don’t neglect this critical aspect of training! A proper post-workout meal will help to build and repair muscle, decrease stress, replenish energy stores, and keep your metabolism stoked for the rest of the day. 

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    Topics: Good Eats

    5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

    Posted by Sport&Health on Feb 14, 2017 9:53:39 AM

    Not seeing the fitness results you want? Or perhaps you're just starting out and unsure of how to begin? Whether you're new to working out or a fitness veteran, we can all use a little help sometimes. Below are our top five ways enlisting a personal trainer's help can take your training to the next level.  

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    New! Mobile Wallpaper: Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat

    Posted by Sport&Health on Feb 9, 2017 5:54:50 AM
    Need some fitness inspiration on the go? Download our latest mobile wallpaper to keep yourself focused on your health and performance goals!
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    Top 10 Strength Training Exercises for Beginners

    Posted by Sport&Health on Feb 1, 2017 12:08:55 PM

    New to a fitness routine and not sure where to begin? Our personal trainers have put together their top 10 moves for beginners to get you started on the right track. To help you ease into your new plan, we recommend using your own bodyweight or light dumbbells until you are comfortable with the moves. And if you need help with any of these exercises, be sure to ask one of our friendly trainers for some tips - they'd be happy to show you the ropes!

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    Top 3 Reasons to Make Lots of Soup, Stew and Chili this Winter!

    Posted by Sport&Health on Jan 22, 2017 9:36:08 PM

    Now that temperatures have dipped, I start to crave warm comfort food and cozy dinners in. My favorite types of recipes to make this time of year are soups, stews and chilies. I mean… How much cozier does it get than a big bowl of warm soup? In addition to the comfort-factor, I love soups and chilis for many reasons:

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    5 Reasons New Year's Resolutions Fail

    Posted by Sport&Health on Jan 13, 2017 6:04:21 AM

    Ah, January... a time to take a look back at what we wish we had done differently over the past year and how we want to overhaul our lives for the better in the new year. We spring into action, excited about brining in change and then... something happens. New Year's resolutions get a bad rap, but maybe we are just doing it wrong. Our fitness team share the top 5 reasons New Year's resolutions fail. 

     

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    Feed Your Resolution: Smoothies to Start Your Day off Right

    Posted by Sport&Health on Jan 6, 2017 11:35:55 AM

    When January rolls around, many of us make big New Year’s resolutions to change our whole diet in order to start the year off right. But here’s a question… Why not make a resolution to just start the day off right? Making a smaller, simpler promise increases the chances you will stick with it throughout the whole year!

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    Topics: Good Eats

    Supplement Your Workout

    Posted by Sport&Health on Jan 4, 2017 6:43:22 PM

    Supplements are just that — supplements, not replacements. Paired with a healthy diet, they can help keep the body strong and well by focusing on prevention and support. They can also help to address specific health needs related to your joints, heart, brain, digestion and more. Research indicates that optimal levels of some nutrients are tough to obtain from diet alone, thus… supplements!

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    5 Yoga Moves You Can Do at the Office

    Posted by Sport&Health on Dec 12, 2016 8:31:03 AM

    Research proves that sitting too long increases your risk for a slew of health problems including heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes - not to mention the sore lower back, tight shoulders and stiff neck that often accompany sitting in an office chair all day. Taking a few minutes out of your workday for some office yoga is a great way to counter these concerns. And you'll enjoy a little stress relief to boot!

     

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    Nutrition Tip: Simple Ways to Make your Holiday Favorites Healthier

    Posted by Sport & Health on Dec 5, 2016 2:15:21 PM

    Despite our best intentions, keeping extra calories at bay over the holidays can become a full-time job! Between the holiday parties, cookie tins at the office and family gatherings, the temptation to indulge is ever-so-present. Avoid the traditional holiday weight gain with a few simple food swaps and holiday party strategies. 

    The Classic: Mashed Potatoes

    The Fix: Switch white potatoes out with nutrient-packed sweet potatoes. Serve mashed with a small dab of butter and cinnamon, or bake up some crispy cinnamon-dusted sweet potato rounds at 450 degrees for 25-35 minutes, depending on thickness. Want to cut the carbs further? Swap out the potatoes for mashed cauliflower. You can make them extra creamy by whipping them with a touch of cream cheese or heavy cream. 

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