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New Year, New You: How to Keep Your Fitness Resolution


Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, but how do you stay motivated and reach your fitness goals? As a personal trainer at Orangetheory Fitness Paradise Valley, a fitness studio that utilizes a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, I have seen and experienced… Read More →

For Protein’s Sake: To eat, or not to eat, protein is the question…


There is a lot of misconception and confusion out there about protein. Is it good? Is it bad? Is there such thing as too much protein? Will it make me fat? Fear no more, as personal trainer Daren Parks from Orangetheory Fitness separates fact from fiction when it comes to protein. Q:  I am trying… Read More →

Understanding and Revamping YOUR Metabolism

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by in Healthy Living | Shape

Metabolism: it is the term that is either the bearer of all of evil for some, or the saving grace for everyone else. We have all seen or heard about the effects of having a really slow metabolism or being blessed with a supercharged metabolism…. but is it true for those of us who are… Read More →