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How Group Fitness Can Increase Your Self-Confidence

This is a guest post by David Dewar, a clinical hypnotherapist who specializes in unlocking human potential.

Exercise is one of the biggest self-confidence boosters out there. It helps you feel and look better through losing weight, strengthening and toning your body, reducing stress, and giving you a sense of achievement.

However, getting started on an exercise program and sticking with it can be quite the uphill task.

Group fitness classes have become more popular, leading to the creation of new workout programs and communities. They provide the support system, motivation, and camaraderie that make exercising fun and structured, which keeps you accountable.

Other than the physical results you can expect from group fitness classes, such as boot camp training, there are also several benefits of group fitness for self-confidence. Improving self-esteem will help you achieve success in all aspects of your life.

Here are some of the ways group fitness improves your self-confidence.

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The Effects of Stress and How to Overcome Them

Stress is the most uncomfortable feeling in the world.

Heart palpitations. Sweaty palms. Overbearing thoughts.

From something as small as losing $5 to something bigger like a family feud, anything can cause stress.

When people care deeply about something (an event, a person, their identity, etc.) they fear anything negatively affecting whatever they value. When that happens, it induces stress.

The question is not whether you will encounter stress. Rather, understanding what stress can do to you and crafting positive habits will help ease your tension levels.

That’s what our topic is for today. So relax and check out how bad stress can be for your health.

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Lowering Your Risk of Injury

What most commonly derails people’s progress in getting fit and staying healthy?

Injuries.

For people who lead active lifestyles, suffering a debilitating injury – such as tearing a knee or breaking a finger – can be demotivating.

While no one can avoid all risk to injury, there are certainly steps you can take to limit your exposure to getting hurt. While many of these steps take extra effort, they’ll pay off in the long run when your body is still strong heading into your older years.

So let’s talk shop on reducing the chance of those pesky injuries and freeing yourself of any worries about your health.

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How to Beat Fatigue and Have Energy All the Time

What’s the one phrase most commonly uttered by people in the world today?

“I’m tired!”

It’s really easy to get swept up in the busyness of life. People often overwork themselves and neglect their physical needs, such as rest.

What if you had the secrets to unlocking and maintaining your energy levels throughout the entire day?

You’re in luck, because today is all about beating fatigue and reclaiming your enthusiasm for life. First, you have to identify the causes of your fatigue. Here are a few possible culprits behind sluggishness.

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How to Beat the Heat and Stay in Shape

It’s summer and it’s hot. What’s new? Whether you’re taking a run on the greenway, your son has football camp for the upcoming season, or your kids are playing in the yard, it’s important to exercise caution when getting out and about in the heat. Exercise combined with high temperatures and high humidity levels cause your body temperature to rise, speed your heart rate, and increase your chance of heat-related illness. Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Exercise

Making the decision to take your own health into your hands and start making a change in your daily routine is a big one, but it’s one that allows for a longer life full of more activity and less sadness and disease. There are so many benefits to a healthy lifestyle, and we’ve got some tips to get you started.

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5 Simple Kettlebell Exercises

You may have noticed at boot camp or the gym these cast iron balls with a handle sticking out of the top. You may have looked at this strange device and figured that it is only for the most advanced boot campers to use.

But you’d be wrong; the kettlebell is a great piece of equipment that can be used by anyone of any exercise level to improve power, muscle and balance.

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Why You Should Ditch These 5 Workouts

You’re trying to lose weight and get fit, so you work hard every day to get the best results possible. Sometimes whatever you’re doing isn’t enough, though. You shouldn’t waste your time, so we’re going to tell you which workouts you should stop doing now so you can get the results you want fast.

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Client Spotlight: Tara and Sandra

 

We’re back with another Client Spotlight, a monthly spot where we honor our clients and how much amazing progress that they’ve made in their fitness journeys! Today we’ll be looking at Victorville, California. Our two clients are Tara and Sandra, both of who offer some great advice to anyone unsure about starting their fitness journey.

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