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Workout of the Week: Get Abs, Lose Flabs!

Ready to ab-olish those abs?

Ok, ok, that one was a bit of a…stretch. (Alright, last fitness pun, promise!)

Seriously though, when is it NOT a great time to tone your abs? Throw you legs in the mix and you’ve got yourself a nice midsection/lower body workout!

Today’s workout is a partner workout, meaning you’ll need to find a friend to do this with. You’ll alternate between the primary movement and the secondary movement at each station in 30 second intervals.

This one is 5 rounds per station, so you’ll be working that endurance of your…a lot! Get ready for some plank jacks, jump lunges, and squat jumps!

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Recipes: Cinnamon Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps With Quick Apple Chutney

Mmmm, cinnamon apple. One of the most comforting mixtures to enjoy on a brisk Autumn day.

With Fall right around the corner, it’s never too early to start dipping your toes into some new recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you on track with your health.

Today’s recipe combines sweet and savory in the best way! These cinnamon ground turkey lettuce wraps with apple chutney are a lean, green, tasty machine!

Ready to eat your way to health? Let’s get cooking!

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Workout of the Week: Plank it Up!

Walk the plank!!

Oh right, we’re not in a pirate movie.

But we are talking about the fat blasting, belly burning kind of planks today!

This exercise is perfect for getting that flat, toned tummy you’ve always wanted. Planks work all the muscles in your core abdomen, including the rectus abdominus (which are the visible washboard abs you see in all the fitness mags).

Get ready to work your body and sweat off some calories! Let’s get moving!

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Benefits You Might Not Know You’re Getting From Fitness

You work out because you…

…want a six-pack of abs to show off…

…want a killer upper body for the beach…

…want to lead a healthier life…

Listen, it’s always great to come home from a tough sesh at the gym, look yourself in the mirror, and see your muscles begin to bud into form.

Better than that is the feeling of being healthy. Ain’t that the best?!?

Those are the main benefits you get from working out, but did you know that fitness is SUCH a bargain that you get some—shall I say—extra benefits as well?

Here are a few things you might not have realized you were getting out of your fitness routine!

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Workout of the Week: Who Are You Calling a Dumbbell?!

Are you ready to feel the burn? Ready to get those muscles moving like they’ve never moved before? If you’re feeling the burn during this exercise, then that means it’s working!

In just a little over 15 minutes, you can get a full body workout that aims to sculpt and tone those muscles, and burn fat off your body.

You’ll be using dumbbells for this workout to up the intensity and build muscle definition. Use whatever weight is most comfortable for you! If you don’t have dumbbells at home, feel free to use any object that holds some weight (i.e heavy books, water bottles, etc.)

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5 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office

If you work an office desk job, you know exactly how it feels to sit in a chair all day staring at a computer.

By the time 5 o’clock rolls around, your eyes are probably working overtime just to blink. And sitting on the couch with takeout starts to sound way more appealing than hitting the gym and cooking.

We know how hectic the office can be – hundreds of emails, printer disasters, endless meetings, and tight deadlines!

Allow us to let you in on a little secret…your work day doesn’t have to make you feel so sluggish! Follow these handy tricks to keep yourself in shape, alert, and energetic throughout the work day.

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Workout of the Week: Did Someone Say Burpee?!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Burpee, allow me to introduce you!

Burpee is a full body workout that is best for strength training and aerobic exercise. Here’s how it works!

  • Begin in a standing position
  • Drop into a squat position
  • Kick your feet back to a push up position
  • Immediately bounce your feet back to a squat position
  • Jump up as high as possible with your hands in the air and repeat the steps

They may get a bad rep for being difficult, but the results they give you definitely put them at the top of the list for effective workouts!

Now that you’ve been acquainted, let’s get this exercise started!

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Workout of the Week: Full Body Twister

180° twist jump squats? Russian twists?

No, those aren’t snowboarding tricks or ice skating aerials. They’re part of today’s workout!

Today’s session is going to twist you up! You’ll be getting in a full body workout that’s going to burn calories and get you in shape!

You’re going to be stretching and bending a lot during this one, so make sure you’re ready to get flexy with it! We know this is going to tone your whole body; I mean, you’ll be on your way to that Greek god body you’ve always wanted.

Ready to take on the “full body twister”? Here we go!

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Workout of the Week: Exercise Buddies Unite!

What’s better than getting in killer shape?

Getting in killer shape with a friend!

This partner workout is designed to give you and your buddy a high intensity, fat burning work out – at the same time!

Here’s how it works:

These workouts will have 30 second work intervals followed by 5 seconds of rest/transition intervals.

Partner #1 will do as many reps as they can in the Primary Movement, and Partner #2 will hold the Secondary Movement for as long as they can. So if Amy is Partner #1, she will do as many squat jacks as possible; while she’s doing that, Sarah will be holding a plank for 30 seconds. Then both partners will switch.

Ready to get fit with your BFF? Lets get started!

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