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Top Workout Mistakes: Is Your Exercise Routine Actually Hurting You?

Time is precious. That’s why making the most of every sweat session — and avoiding common workout mistakes — is key. I’m a huge fan of sneaking in mini-workouts whenever I can. That’s one of the benefits of high-intensity interval training: You only need a few minutes. But there are so many other ways you can shift your exercise routine to more … Read More

How to Run Light on Your Feet & Avoid Injury

Running is one of the best full-body aerobic exercises known to mankind, great for burning calories and working multiple muscle groups. Unfortunately, it also leads to common running injuries, such as shin splints, a stress fracture or a heel spur. The good news is there is new research out that may give runners a guide on how to run to … Read More

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Tabata Workout: The Fastest Way to Getting Fit & Lean?

The No. 1 reason (okay, after simply not wanting to) for not working out? Time, or lack thereof. With our fast-paced, always connected, never-enough-time-to-do-anything lifestyles, making time to get that workout in may seem like a Herculean task. In fact, it often requires exercise hacks because putting on workout clothes and getting to a place to get that sweat on … Read More

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20 Exercises to Do at Your Desk — Get Fit at Work?!

If you are sitting down and reading this article right now, you should stop! Okay, well don’t stop reading, but you might want to stand up to finish it. I will make sure to give you some exercises to do at your desk later, and you’re going to want to. Why? Well, if you are like most people today, chances … Read More

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What Are the Best Fat Burning Workouts?

As many of you know from my burst training through my BurstFit program and videos, exercise is one my favorite things to do and share with others. Exercise is essential to good health as well as to lose unwanted fat, even losing 20 pounds of fat. Of course, not everyone is capable of doing intense burst training; however, there are modifications for everything, … Read More

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Ab Workouts, Including the Best Exercises that Are NOT Crunches

There is nothing like standing in line at the grocery store only to be surrounded by glossy magazine covers of perfect, chiseled abs. Glistening, rippling six-packs all blur together into one massive reminder that your waistline could probably stand some improvement. And perhaps it sends you back on your mission to burn belly fat with ab workouts. Maybe you sheepishly look … Read More

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4 Proprioception Exercises to Improve Balance and Strength

How is it that professional dancers can glide across the room, without looking where they are going and not bump into each other along the way? Proprioception. How can we walk down a flight of stairs at night when the lights are off? Same. Proprioception, simply put, means sense of self. The proprioceptors are sensors that provide information about joint angle, muscle … Read More

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Barre Workout: Can It Give You a Dancer’s Physique?

One of the hottest fitness trends right now is barre. If you don’t believe me, cross the street and you’ll probably find a barre fitness studio, usually in a trendy or up-and-coming suburban mall a few doors down from Starbucks or maybe a semi-gentrified neighborhood. With the proliferation of studios popping up everywhere, most gyms capitalize on the trend that … Read More

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Hip Flexor Stretches Are Key to Both Hip & Knee Health

Our hip flexors aren’t very well understood and often ignored when we exercise. However, if it weren’t for the hip flexors, we would not be able to sit down. The hip flexors form a very important group of muscles allowing us to bend at the waist. These muscles are found deep within our abdominal area and are some of the … Read More

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5 Ways Foam Roller Exercises Can Improve Your Workout

If you’ve ever been in a gym, sporting goods store or even the fitness aisle at Target, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. If you felt confused about how to use one, you’re not alone. While becoming more mainstream, foam rollers still remain a mystery to many people and even trainers. Foam roller exercises, also called myofascial release, is a … Read More

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The Best Knee Strengthening Exercises to Relieve Pain

Knee pain is a common ailment among all ages. It can strike young women, as early as teenagers or before, and derail a promising (or at least fun!) athletic career. It can result from chronic exercise and, for example, be a common running injury. The knee problems can also be anatomical or hereditary, or knee pain can gradually become an issue … Read More

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