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18
Apr

The Truth About Daily Weight Gain

Short term scale changes are never significant. The scale can really mess with your head. Especially when you know you’re doing all the right things to make the number drop, yet it still seems to fluctuate from day to day. ⁣ ⁣ Please know this. The scale is not the end all be all marker of progress, and there are so many variables that can make it look like you’re actually gaining weight, when in fact you are still on the right on track.⁣ That is why we recommend periodically (every 2-4 weeks) getting an InBody Analysis. Our InBody can...
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20
Feb

Why You Plateau and 5 Ways to Break Through It

Plateauing or plateau – a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress. You jumped in with both feet in January and have been hitting regular workouts and eating well.  Early results were encouraging but then….SCREECH!  Your results slow down or come to a halt.  The truth is, everything works for about 6 weeks.  The increased activity and lower caloric intake challenges the body to find a new normal.  Not the body has begun to adapt and we must find a way to make some tweaks to your daily lifestyle and workout habits. The Plateau...
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15
Dec

6 Tips to Keep The Holidays from Ruining Your Fitness

6 Tips to Keep The Holidays from Ruining Your Fitness With the Holiday Season (and it’s myriad of parties, family get togethers, office snacks and the random neighbor dropping off treats) being in full flow, it can be a tough time to stay on top of your health and fitness goals. A slice of pie here, a cup of egg nog there, and how could you possibly say no to seconds and thirds when it would be a personal affront to Grandma? This isn’t an article telling you to say no, or don’t enjoy the delicious food and drink that...
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13
Mar

The Only Person You Need to Be Better Than Is The Person You Were Yesterday!

The Only Person You Need to Be Better Than Is The Person You Were Yesterday! Going to the gym isn’t a punishment for what you ate or how much you sit, fitness is a celebration of the fact that you are alive and can still move. Fitness isn’t something you only do at a gym; fitness for life means you either approach your body and mind with respect, or you disrespect the gift of your own life and health and then everything that defines a healthy human being, such as the ability to pick up a grandchild or to walk...
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7
Mar

Key Concepts in Fat Loss Training

Key Concepts in Fat Loss Training With all the misinformation spewing forth from the internet, infomercial and media regarding weight loss it can be confusing figuring out how to get started and make progress.  Body wraps, cleanses, diets, boutique workouts all promise results but each average a 90% failure rate. By combining small nutritional changes with effective exercise strategies, fat loss will happen over time. 1 & 2: Correct Nutrition It’s so important it had to be listed twice. Correct nutrition, to us, means: eating frequently, having protein, vegetables and healthy fats with every meal, eliminating grains, limiting starchy carbohydrates and vegetables...
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24
Jan

Let Your Results Snowball with the Goal Snowball!

Let Your Results Snowball with the Goal Snowball! What is your goal for 2017?  No matter what the end goal is, we encourage you to use the goal snowball! Goal setting is still hard for most people. We often meet clients who are interested in losing fat and decide that they will start daily cardio, weight train four times per week, eat six small meals, cut calories by 20%, reduce their simple carb intake, drink more water, get more sleep and reduce the stress in their lives. These are great goals — but most people are trying to do too...
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27
Dec

10 Do’s and Don’ts to Consider Before Joining a Gym This New Year!

10 Do’s and Don’ts to Consider Before Joining a Gym This New Year! As we enter the height of the resolution season, gyms and fitness centers across the country will see an influx of new and new again fitness enthusiasts. As a gym owner with over 20 years of experience in the industry, I write this to help unmask the gimmicks of the fitness industry and guide those that want to join a fitness center on the right way to start and not get trapped. # 1 Do Not Pay and Enrollment Fee If the fitness center or gym has...
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24
Sep

Gym in Greensboro, NC Offers Innovative Fitness Methods

Thinking about personal fitness? It seem as if there is a gym on every corner. So how do you decide which gym to join? There are many different criteria to consider. But the most important aspect of a gym is the fitness method implemented there. Most gyms are full of equipment; weight machines, treadmills, etc. Fitness classes are available and there are personal trainers at your disposal. But not every gym has a specific fitness structure with a certain goal for the end result. Strive Performance and Fitness is a gym in Greensboro, NC that will help you set your own fitness...
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