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The tortoise and the hare

on Mon, Jan 21, 2019 @ 16:01 PM By | Kat Blair | 0 Comments | novato personal trainer novato gym fitness goals exercise goals best gym in marin
We’ve all heard it - slow and steady wins the race. So where does that go when it’s time to set fitness goals? Throughout my training so far, I’m seeing that the most common way to exercise is to do... the mindless stuff. Not necessarily physically easy exercise, but mentally lacking direction and oversight.
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30 Days to a Healthy Me!

This January and February several club members and I took a 30 day challenge of clean eating.  As a group we took on a daunting task, eliminate: wheat/gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, coffee, vinegar, soy and yeast. I am already gluten free and avoid most dairy, so those two didn’t freak me out too bad, but coffee?  You want me to give up coffee?
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The Perks of Pumping Iron

“Strength is an often-overlooked component of physical health.” says Alexander Koch. Ph.D. an associate professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. “Lifting weights is excellent for improving bone density, joint mobility, and body composition.”It makes daily activities like climbing stairs, lugging groceries, lifting up kids and moving furniture a lot easier. Physical strength also helps a mental outlook on life, when you feel strong it has a positive effect on our mental health. 
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Dynamic Flexibility: The ultimate workout warm up

Dynamic Flexibility is quite possibly the best workout warm-up that anyone can perform. When performed along with core work and cardio exercise, I can't think of a better way to keep the body healthy, balanced & ready for action. Yes, dynamic flexibility can help to prepare the body for greater challenge, increase athletic performance and, if performed regularly, it can greatly reduce the chances of injury. 
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5 Functional Exercises that are Totally Worth it

Sometimes, we all have those days when we wake up in the morning and think, “ugh, I really need to exercise.” Lying in bed we think of our many workout options—we could release some pent-up aggression through kickboxing, peddle our hearts out on the spin bike, or even pop in a 90s workout DVD and do Pilates with leotard-clad experts. While it is great to have options, we often choose that of least exertion: sleep in another hour and figure it out later. 
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Suspension Training for the Body You Desire

Suspension training is a form of strength training that helps build lean muscle in the body using your own body weight for resistance. Building muscle is key to weight loss because nothing burns excess body fat like lean muscle. Even while your body is at rest, your muscles are burning excess fat in your body.  Unlike using free weights or strength training machines, suspension training uses your body weight as resistance for your workout, in combination with a system of ropes and webbing. The ropes allow you to suspend your body in the air during your workout to engage several muscle groups at the same time from different angles.
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