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How to Crush the Hardest Part of Your Workout

“Just one more! You can do it!”

“Don’t give in! You’re almost there!”

Why do trainers love saying stuff like this to their clients? Do they know something that we don’t?

They actually do know one thing about fitness that flies over nearly everyone else’s heads…

Fitness is as much mental as it is physical.

When you overcome that nagging voice in your head that swears you can’t do it, that right there is the best feeling ever.

If you’ve ever seen the movie Rocky, you might remember that he would end his runs by running up a bunch of steps, get to the top, stare out at the cityscape, and hold his arms up like the champ he was.

That can be YOU, I promise. You just have to push past those moments when your body wants to stop. Trust me: you’ll see more growth in yourself than ever before.

I want you to feel like Rocky after every one of your workouts. Here’s how to do it…

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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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Inside A Boot Camper’s First Workout

Curious about Fit Body Boot Camp?

Maybe you found us online while searching for the nearest gym in your area, or perhaps one of our locations recently popped up in your city…

It’s one thing to hear about us online, but the experience of boot camp, well, that’s something in and of itself.

So we thought, “Hmmm, how can we give our readers a little taste of a boot camp workout? How can we show them what we’re all about BEFORE they ever step in foot in one of our locations?”

Easy…talk to someone who JUST went through boot camp for the first time!

Today, we’ll show you what it’s like to visit one of our locations for the first time. Of course, your experience might differ from this person’s, but we’re confident that you’ll have a great time with us regardless!

Here’s an exclusive look into the life of a boot camper.

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Workout of the Week: Sexy Shoulder Sculptor

Don’t you want shoulders that SCREAM sexy?

Today’s workout will get you on track for just that!

We’ve got curls, planks, “I” raises, “L” raises, and burpees, all designed to tone your shoulders to perfection. There’s also one piece of equipment we’ll be using today that really brings the burn to your shoulders…battle ropes!

Battle ropes are these long ropes that you can slam, shake, and even whip. The ropes aren’t light, so you’ll need your shoulders to get them off the ground and moving.

There will also be a few resistance band and dumbbell exercises to add even more kick to this workout!

Let’s hop into this one! Can’t you feel those new shoulder muscles already?

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Workout of the Week: Get That Heart Pumpin’!

Healthy heart, healthy body!

Did you know that your heart actually becomes stronger from exercising? The stronger it gets, the more blood it can pump through your body with every beat!

Exercise keeps your heart working at its absolute best. Plus, your resting heart rate will decrease since your heart will be so strong, it doest take as much effort to pump blood.

This short workout is going to get your heart pumping and your muscles working! Get ready to sweat through some high knees, push presses, and more!

Do you have the beat? Let’s get started!

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How to Beat Cancer Before It Comes

They say that 1 in 3 people on this planet will be diagnosed with cancer.

You might have loved ones, friends, or acquaintances that have battled with this deadly disease. Some may have lost their lives. Others may still be fighting cancer every single day.

Cancer can take away anyone’s soul, grit, and heart if they let it. It also can transform you into a bolder, stronger, and more beautiful person. It catches most people off guard; once they’re diagnosed, it becomes scramble mode: they have to change their lifestyle dramatically in a short period of time…

That’s DEFINITELY not the easiest thing to do…

So why not try to live that healthy lifestyle today? Why not decrease your risk of getting cancer before it even comes? That sounds like a plan to me!

Here are a few ways you can be proactive against cancer!

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3 Reasons Why The Scale May Go Up When You Start Working Out

So, you’ve been working out daily and eating clean for the past week.

You feel better than you ever have! You have so much energy and you’re kicking ass in your exercises.

It’s the end of your first week in your new routine, and you excitedly jump on the scale to see how much weight you’ve lost.

“Wait…how could I have gained two pounds?! This is horrible! I’m supposed to be losing weight, what am I doing wrong?!”

Don’t panic! Continue reading to find out why you may see the number on the scale trickle up within your first couple weeks of working out!

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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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