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Health & Fitness: What to Do About Muscle Ailments

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer  Try as we may, human beings are injury prone.  Whether you’re a competitive athlete, someone who exercises regularly to stay in shape or a couch potato, you will most likely have to deal with an injury that interrupts your routine at some point in your life. A lack of muscle strength, inflexibility or ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Blast Away Fat with Weight Training

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By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading. When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups – a no exercise group, aerobic exercise only and an anaerobic exercise and weight training group – all participants lost about 21 pounds, but the weight lifters shed six more ... Read More »

Strength Training 101: Where Do I Start?

By Kim Duke neta & afaa Certified Trainer You know that strength training will help you meet your weight loss or fitness goals, no matter what they are. And you know a strong body is a healthy body. But, starting a whole new workout routine can be daunting. It’s the reason so many people stick to the same old habits ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Exercise Of The Week Arnold Dumbbell Press

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Arnold Schwarzenegger created the “Arnold dumbbell press to the squat” as an excellent exercise that essentially combines two moves for maximum shoulder-muscle building. By pairing the squat and the Arnold press you have a compound exercise that literally works your entire body. 1. Hold a pair of dumbbells in front of your chest, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Proper Breathing Techniques for Weight Lifting

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  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Whether you’re lifting barbells in the gym or moving house furniture, it’s probably your natural inclination to hold your breath. Unfortunately, this is the wrong instinct. Breathing effectively and efficiently during any physical activity will enable you to achieve maximal performance; it is just as important as maintaining correct form and using ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Health in the New Year – Small Changes for Lasting Results

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer A new year has arrived and resolutions are everywhere. Often those resolutions involve a change of diet and exercise, and advertisers know it. Commercials are pushing Hydroxycut ® gummies and NutriSystem’s ® meal options. News shows are hyping the latest trends in fitness such as the paleo diet or caveman workout or bodyweight ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Using Exercise to Relieve Holiday Stress – Part 1

By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer With the holidays approaching fiercely and fast, exercise is literally the last thing most of us are thinking about, let alone making extra time for it. So, instead of focusing on one strength training exercise, I’m going to show you how exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Exercise of the Week – Squats

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer If you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results — fast — from your workout routine, look no further than performing squatting exercises. This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s routine, as it’s relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Fit is Not a Destination, It’s a Way of Life

By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer “Fit is Not a Destination. It’s a Way of Life.” We have all seen that quote before. And, if you are in any fitness industry, you better believe it. As a trainer, my job is to keep up with the ever-evolving fitness trends and tricks. And since I have been a part of ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Proper Breathing While Strength Training

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By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Breathing effectively and efficiently during any physical activity will enable you to achieve maximal performance. It is just as important as maintaining correct form, using the correct weight and lifting tempo. It is a good idea to get the basics right at the beginning.  Ensure you use a weight, which is well within ... Read More »

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