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Does that hurt? Tips to prevent exercise injuries

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Can you relate to this scenario? After putting it off for too long, you commit to get fit—only to find yourself injured the minute you start working out. All of the sudden your fitness goals go back on the shelf and you are left to deal with the pain. Whether your injury occurs right off… Read More →

Age-proof your workout through functional fitness

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Fitness isn’t just about getting in shape and looking good, it is about staying functional throughout your life – feeling healthy, active and independent. As people get older, they become more sedentary, said Steve Feyrer-Melk, Director of Patient Wellness at Optimal Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. “You are getting older and your body needs… Read More →

Hybrid workout at The Village kicks yoga into high gear

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I did not think that when I walked through the doors of The Village fitness center that I was going to have my ass handed to me by a woman in sparkly pink Nikes, but I did. Heidi Malano, the creator of Yoga Kicks at The Village, was all smiles and full of encouragement for… Read More →

Expert offers tips on heat-related emergencies

Exercise Addiction: Do You Know When To Stop?

Dr. Kevin Haselhorst, an emergency medicine physician at ’s Arrowhead and West Valley hospitals, answered questions about how to prevent heat-related emergencies. Question: What can be done to prevent heat-related medical emergencies? Answer: The high temperatures we experience in Arizona make us vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, so it is important to know how we can… Read More →

The problem with your diet …

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For more than 20 years the media has bombarded us with a perpetual diet craze. An avalanche of fad diets are announced one after another as breaking news while producing zero true results. Sure, you may lose 5, 10 or even 20 pounds on a fad diet…but you’ll gain it all back and then some.… Read More →

Can’t slim down? Here’s why …

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Wanting to lose fat, and failing at it, is one of the most frustrating experiences ever. Read the following 7 Fat Loss Problems to discover what is standing in your way and how to quickly and easily begin reshaping it all. Fat Loss Problem No. 1: Your Mind Your mind is your number one ally… Read More →

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

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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 →