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New Year, Better You!

With the first of February quickly approaching, we want to ask you a simple question–have you stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? As every new year approaches, it seems as though we’re constantly being told, “new year, new you!” Sure, it makes sense…to an extent. The first day of the year marks the first page of…

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January 28, 2016
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Tom’s Corner: The Importance of Variety

Written by Tom Marchand We’ve all heard the expression “variety is the spice of life”. Never is this  truer than when we’re talking about training. I know, I know. Once you get used to a certain weight, it’s so comfortable to stay with it every workout. Or, it’s  easier to just use the same machine,…

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November 22, 2015
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Motivation Monday: Try Hard, Do Harder

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November 3, 2015
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Motivation Monday: New Mantra

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September 28, 2015
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Motivation Monday: Be Doubtless

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August 4, 2015
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FOCUS: The Center of Interest or Activity

Written by Joe Martin In our quest to better ourselves, we often get lost in the pursuit. Whether life gets in the way or we cannot keep up with the many habits we have created, eventually we grow tired. The latter seems to affect many of the novice exercisers. As an observer and participant in…

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July 15, 2015
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Motivation Monday: Clear Your Mind

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June 15, 2015
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Components of Habit: Part II

Written by Joe Martin I hope part one of the blog post on habit formation was helpful. If you have not read part one, I suggest you read that first. Part one is a primer for this post explaining the components of habit, how to use those components to create a habit, and discussing other…

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June 15, 2015
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Components of Habit: Part I

Humans truly are “creatures of habit”, if the creature portion of this quote refers to evolutionary survival dynamics that is. Our brain has a limited capacity to devote towards mental tasks. The goal of our basal ganglia (region of the brain where pattern recognition happens) is to make things we do often automatic behaviors (habits)…

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May 27, 2015
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Motivation Monday: Make Life Meaningful

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May 25, 2015