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“May you live in Interesting Times…”  This statement is often attributed to being a Chinese proverb.  Interestingly enough—it has also been interpreted as a curse. These are certainly interesting times. Let’s relate this back to the changes that have come to fitness.  CFA is closed.  We elected to shut down but an order from the state quickly mandated that any gyms left open would be closed until April 30. Like many other facilities, we pivoted to offer online training and some other options to give our members an option to continue to pursue their fitness goals during this time.  But…While...

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  Whether in the gym or at home, we always looking to get more bang for our buck.  Compressing training times (45-60 minutes) often means compound movements or Bilateral Movements.  What are these?   Squat Deadlift Overhead Press   Basically this:  Both sides of the body are working in unison.  Again, in the interest of time, this can be advantageous.  Performing an Air or Bodyweight Squat can be done more quickly than a Split (single leg) Squat.  Additionally, these movements are traditionally done a balanced “under load” (Barbell, two Dumbbells, two Kettlebells for example)   But consider this:  You are...

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Complete this workout at your own pace!  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced options available.  Have fun!

 

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When setting a goal, you may have heard of the SMART Rule.    The same applies to your New Year’s Resolution. Don’t let the idea of one resolution for the entire year dazzle you into creating an overly complicated plan that you’ll eventually feel overwhelmed by.    This year, when setting your resolution, make sure it’s: Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Sensitive.   And Happy New Year!

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A common question we get asked is “How do I get my significant other involved in my health and wellness goals?” We are here to help you with getting more support at home, turning your significant other into an at-home accountability partner to help you achieve your long term goals. Here are some ideas of where to start! Communicate: Yes. You are going to have to talk to each other. Let's be honest. Many of us have tried many different things to improve our nutrition and/or lose weight. Many of those things are quick fixes that yield short term results and...

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