No Pain, No Gain?

by Pam George Are your workouts all push, push, push? Do you feel the need to push to exhaustion? Do you judge the quality of your workout by the soreness of your body after your workouts? What exactly is the soreness you feel after a workout? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is thought to be…

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January 17, 2018

Train to Live

by Pam George Why do you train? For weight loss, big biceps, a flat stomach, a small waist, stronger legs, a bigger booty, to add muscle, to gain strength, or to train for a upcoming event? All of those are great but do you train to live? Training your body for life means training to…

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January 10, 2018

Change 10 minutes at a time

by Pam George I have always been skeptical when it comes to recommendations as they tend to change with the decades as new evidence comes around and new studies are done. How much time do you really need to spend working out? According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans two types of exercise…

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December 27, 2017
what to do when you've joined a fitness center

So you joined a Fitness Center, now what?

by Pam George Well if you are new to exercising or you have been off for a time you shouldn’t just jump into the hardest, most advanced thing there is. You are going to ask your body to do more than it has in quite some time. Your body can adapt to change, but the…

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December 20, 2017
motivate to exercise

Get Up and Move

by Pam George Our bodies are designed for movement… simple basic movement… walk, run, jump, climb, lift, twist, push, and pull. For babies, walking is pretty basic. We learned this much without much instruction. As a baby we instinctively move our arms and legs until the muscles become strong enough to allow us to roll…

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December 13, 2017
what shoes to choose for exercise

What shoe should I wear?

by Pam George This question is a question I’m asked quite often as a trainer, and the answer is “it depends.” It depends on what you ask. Let’s take a look at some questions and how their answers help you choose the right shoe. First, what activity do you plan to do? A short list…

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December 6, 2017
Does weight training make you bulky

Does Weight Training Make You Bulky?

by Pam George There is no need to worry about “bulking up” with reasonable weight training. Let’s look at the body as male and female. The male body typically has more muscle tissue and more testosterone (male hormone). The female body has less muscle tissue and less testosterone. The male body can usually put on…

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November 29, 2017
key running race goals

Key Race Goals…

By Gina Shell Whenever someone would ask what your goal is on race day the most common replies would be to place in my age group or set a PR (personal record).  In one’s first marathon, one might simply reply “finish”.  Our personal goals relate to our particular result we want to achieve.  It is…

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November 24, 2017
why doe we work out

Why Do We Work Out?

By Pam George Five reasons dominate: Weight loss is the number one reason.  Appearance is a major factor in today’s society. To gain muscle and become lean in the pursuit of a certain physique, i.e. bodybuilder. To become healthy, Doctor’s orders, to combat inactivity, obesity, diabetes, and/or heart issues. To join a friend or meet…

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November 22, 2017
Why running rest matters

Why Rest Matters…

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November 17, 2017
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