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5 secrets for flat abs

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Wish your stomach was flatter and more toned? Exercise alone will not get you a toned stomach – diet is a huge part of the equation. Here are 5 ways to improve your eating habits that will dramatically flatten your abs: Flat Abs Secret #1: Enjoy natural sweets Traditional sugar-filled sweets will quickly add up… Read More →

Downtown church converted to sanctuary for CrossFit

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Imagine a place where health, fitness and community are the core foundational elements. A place that motivates, inspires and supports. A place where nothing is too far reaching, nothing is impossible. In a renovated church, built in 1928 on McKinley and 9th streets, CoreCrossFit advocates and maintains these ideals with exercise programs, cooking classes and… Read More →

The nation goes orange for fitness

Orange Theory, WEB

Orangetheory Fitness offers a unique heart-pounding, muscle-pumping, calorie-burning workout that continues to burn calories and increase the body’s metabolism hours after the exercising has stopped. Unlike every other gym or fitness facilities, Orangetheory focuses on one workout for its members and is structured around a specific theory that can only be found in the orange… Read More →

Nude yoga classes catch on in Valley

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You’re shaking to hold your Downward Facing Dog for just four more breaths and you glance over at your neighbor for a distraction from the weakness in your quivering arms. But in this yoga class, that distraction ends up being more than you bargained for – in this yoga class, clothing is optional and, more… Read More →

Topgolf opens first Arizona location

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Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. will open its first location in Arizona tomorrow, following its VIP grand opening party this evening. The new 65,000-square-foot facility will be the company’s 13th location worldwide, first in the southwestern United States, and the first to be built on Native American lands. The private VIP grand opening party… Read More →

Hula hoop workout trend is all in the hips

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Being a full-time student with a part-time job, I like workouts that are easy, quick and fun to do at home.  During one of my searches for a workout, I came across hula hoop fitness.  At first, I laughed because there was no possible way that hula hoop workouts were an actual thing.  However, the… Read More →

Grill Your Way Lean

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Grilling is the most popular pastime of summer. While outdoor cookouts are a great opportunity to relax and visit with friends and family, did you know that the average barbecue meal exceeds 1500 calories? That’s almost an entire day’s worth of calories in one meal. That type of eating will do some serious damage to… Read More →

Fit Republic announces grand opening celebration

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Fit Republic is proud to announce its grand opening celebration set for Thursday, June 26 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The luxury fitness studio will be opening its doors with a ribbon cutting event to showcase the new 15,000-square foot one-of-a-kind fitness facility. The grand opening event will be open to the public and… Read More →

YouFit opens 10th club in the Valley

YouFit in Scottsdale, Photo: YouFit Health Clubs

One of America’s fastest-growing fitness companies has just opened its 10th club in the Valley of the Sun. Youfit Health Clubs already has 69 clubs around the country, and is now opening new ones at the rate of three a month. Youfit’s newest club in the Valley of the Sun has just opened at 10654… Read More →

5 Flat Tummy Myths (and 3 Steps to Tight Abs)

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Bathing suit season is right around the corner…are you ready? Most people want to slim down before baring it all, so I want to warn you of the 5 flat tummy myths that could waste your time: Myth #1: Do extra crunches to flatten your abs. Excessive crunches aren’t the answer for tight abs. In… Read More →

Mountainside Fitness founder launches 5-modality fitness studio

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A fitness revolution is coming to the Valley this summer from the creators of Mountainside Fitness, Arizona’s largest locally owned chain of fitness centers.  Dubbed Fit Republic, this 15,000-square-foot luxury facility will feature five distinct studio spaces (or “States”) under one roof, making it the first of its kind in the United States. The studio,… Read More →

13 reasons why you need exercise

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Let’s face it, some days you just don’t feel like exercising. You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. But this shouldn’t stop you from lacing up your shoes and heading out for a workout! Here’s a list of 13 of the top reasons to exercise. Pull out this list and read… Read More →

5 Local Unique Bike Shops, Products

Spokes, WEB

Cycling in Phoenix is slowly becoming a staple, with Phoenix’s Grid Bike Share opening up in the city soon, and for near perfect cycling weather conditions lately, biking in Phoenix has become increasingly popular. The best way to support the local cycling scene is to go local, either with bikes, parts, or accessories. Phoenix has… Read More →

ASICS at Scottsdale Quarter Now Open

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Sports performance footwear, apparel and accessories brand ASICS America is expanding its retail footprint this weekend. With the addition of a storefront in the quad area of the Scottsdale Quarter, the retail store will provide runners, athletes and fitness enthusiast of all types with the largest collection of ASICS products. In addition, the ASICS Scottsdale… Read More →