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A Beginner’s Guide to Fit Body’s Workout Equipment

That moment.

That moment when you walk into a gym. You survey the room and see a bunch of machines that look like robots; a rack of weights that looks intimidating; and bands, balls, and ropes that look like they don’t even belong inside a gym…

The more you look around the room, the less it looks like the place to get fit and the more it looks like a sweaty spaceship.

Today’s blog will answer one question for you: how do I use that darn workout equipment?

While our workouts require different pieces of equipment, we try not to pack our gyms with any hard-to-use products, machines, or treadmills.

Here’s how to use some core pieces of workout equipment you’ll find at your local FBBC.

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Workout of the Week: The Body Weight Scorcher

Ever heard of the acronym K.I.S.S.?

No, I’m not talking about the famous band (that would be a random reference to make)…

Keep.

It.

Simple.

Stupid.

Trainers these days love to create the craziest, most bizarre workouts to burn weight off the belly. While some of these routines can be effective, a lot of them are more for show and less for results.

Sometimes, you just have to go back to the roots of fitness for an old school body burn, just like today’s workout. Simple exercises (with some added mechanics, of course) really are enough to get you the results you’ve been dying for! Your whole body will love this one.

Get ready to get going!

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How Healthy Are You?

Do you constantly scan health magazines and websites for dieting tips? Do you record those mid-day talk shows that chit chat about whatever “a new research study says…”? Do you spend most of your time on YouTube looking for new exercises, diets, and formulas for shedding fat instantly?

None of that is bad; you SHOULD care about your health. But how do you know how healthy you actually are?

There are so many research studies, so many reports, so many websites, and so many experts spreading fitness and health info that it’s hard to pick out what’s right from what’s wrong. The result? People often follow the wrong diets and the wrong workouts, and they never lose the weight they’re trying to lose…

Before you pick the program to achieve your fitness goals, you first need to assess how healthy you really are, usually with a trained professional. Let’s look at a couple of ways you can determine what level your health and fitness are at.

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Why You Should Get In On an FBBC Fitness Challenge

‘Tis the season to find a deal!

The holidays are peeking around the corner, which usually spells trouble for everyone’s bank accounts (and credit cards, and wallets, and budgets…). Naturally, finding a place to work out might be the last thing on your mind when it comes to spending dollars.

Now if only there was a way you could transform your lifestyle, get in shape, and STILL have money left over for that holiday shopping you still need to do…

Good news: there is!

Our boot camps run promotions throughout the year for anyone interested in trying out our workouts WITHOUT committing to a long-term contract upfront. Lucky for you, the holiday season is primetime to find the best fitness deals of the year!

So why are fitness promos the bargains you never knew you needed? Here are a few benefits you’ll get when you sign up for one today…

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Recipes: Easy Pickled Radish

“Robert Roper reaped a row of pickled radishes”

Ok, so maybe that doesn’t have the same ring to it as that ole’ fanciful Peter Piper tongue twister, but Robert would really love today’s recipe…pickled radish!

You just have to infuse some healthy ingredients with the radishes—celery seeds, black peppercorns, and raw honey to name a few—and you have yourself a versatile side dish.

That’s right. Meats and salads pair really well with pickled radishes. There’s even a Korean pickled radish dish called kkakdugi that you’ll probably see at a lot of Korean restaurants you go to.

Alright, let’s get the lowdown on this delicious recipe.

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Your Mind is Powerful…So Why Not Tap Into It?

They say we only use 10% of our brains…

That’s a whole lotta brain begging to be used!

In fitness, mentality is oftentimes what separates the result-getters from the pretenders. A strong, positive mindset is necessary if you want to turn your goals into reality.

What is the best way to sharpen your mindset? How do you really unlock the power of the mind?

With a little practice, you can develop razor-sharp focus and get every little drop of juice out of that brain of yours!

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Workout of the Week: Power Play!

The power is in your hands! It’s also in your shoulders, your biceps, your triceps, your forearms…

We designed a great workout to power you (and your body) up! All it requires are dumbbells and effort.

You might not think power is sexy, but it does come in handy. Just imagine a normal run to the local grocery store. You’ll push a cart full of groceries (and possibly a child if you have one), lift items off the shelves to put into your cart, hoist those same items onto the conveyor belt when you’re about to pay, and take them in and out of your car.

Even a little power and strength will spare your arms from feeling the pain (without gains).

You’ll be doing 3 rounds of 4 minute-long stations. That means you’ll spend a minute at each station, no transition break (you’ll get a minute of rest during each round). Simple enough?

It’s power hour!

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A stack of protein pumpkin pancakes, the perfect Autumn breakfast to satisfy that sweet craving

Recipes: Protein Pumpkin Pancakes for Autumn

You’ve heard of pumpkin spice lattes…

Now get ready for…

Protein pumpkin pancakes!!

Nothing says Fall quite like pumpkin inspired recipes, and this one is sure to fill your home with delight!

The comforting mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, and creamy pumpkin will make your tastebuds jump like they’re leaping right into a pile of Autumn leaves!

These pumpkin pancakes are filled with protein and fiber, giving you the fuel you need for the day while satisfying the sweetness you crave.

Getting pumped for pumpkin? Let’s get these cakes on the grill!

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5 Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Getting Off Track

Those after dinner sweets cravings hit some of us pretty hard, and they can be hard to ignore!

One minute you’re eating your nutritious plate of veggies and roasted chicken, the next you’re fork deep in a slice of triple chocolate fudge cake.

It’s okay to indulge every now and then! The problem is when that slice of cake becomes part of your nightly routine: have dinner, wash dishes, eat cake, brush teeth, go to bed.

Maybe you can’t exactly grow out of having a killer sweet tooth, but there are healthier ways of satisfying those cravings without diving into a giant piece of cake!

Here’s 5 ways you can get the sweet stuff while staying on track with your health!

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Recipes: Egg White Chile Omelette

What you do in the morning makes an impact on how the rest of your day will go…why not start it off right…with a little fire?

If you like spicy, this recipe will quickly become a breakfast staple in your home! It’s rich with protein, bursting with flavor, low in carbs, and totally mouthwatering!

Whoever said you can’t have it all hasn’t taken a bite of this beauty yet!

With its energy packed ingredients, you’ll be able to power through the day like a champion! Plus, this meal is a great way to stay on track with your weight loss and fitness goals.

Serve with some salsa and avocado on the side and you’ve got a fiesta in your mouth!

Grab a whisk, it’s time to break a few eggs!

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