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Benefits of Kettlebells

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Benefits of Kettlebells

Benefits of Kettlebells

Kettlebells seem to be all the rage now.  They are, however, not a new invention nor a passing fad.  Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 18th century.  The kettlebell, which is an iron weight with a handle, has been used in a variety of exercises ever since.  The following…

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Low Glycemic Fruit

Low Glycemic Fruit

Healthy diets should include fruit and veggies; however, paying attention to the amount of sugar in fruit is always a good idea.  Some fruits have a higher glycemic index than others.  Foods with a high glycemic index will cause an increase in blood sugar while those with a lower glycemic…

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Is Caffeine Good for You?

Is Caffeine Good for You?

Aside from caffeine’s best-known benefit of increased energy levels, there are other potential benefits.   Caffeine may help you to: Burn Fat Lose Weight Stay Alert Be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, dementia, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes   On the downside, however caffeine has some potential…

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Why Cardio?

Why Cardio?

Why do NexGen Fitness trainers always ask about your cardio?  What is cardio and why is it so important? Cardio, or more accurately cardiovascular, exercise simply means that you're doing a rhythmic activity that raises your heart rate.  Cardio can increase your metabolism, the process by which your body converts…

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Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

The moment every athlete wants to avoid. POP! A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes it’s not even a single moment, but rather, countless hours of overuse that leads a muscle to strain or tear. To avoid rehab, athletes need to…

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Experienced Personal Trainers Discuss: Fast Food: Is It Worth It?

Experienced Personal Trainers Discuss: Fast Food: Is It Worth It?

Fast Food: Is it worth It? I’ve been there people. Work is crazy, stress level is high and I failed to eat lunch. I get in my car to find some food and there they are: the Golden Arches! And while the ease and convenience, and lets face it the…

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Expert Personal Trainers Whey In | Which Protein Is Right For You?

Expert Personal Trainers Whey In | Which Protein Is Right For You?

One of the most common questions we receive from our clientele is about supplementation, specifically what kind of protein powder we recommend. While we are quick to recommend Whey as our protein of choice, it’s easy to understand how this choice can be daunting for those who are new to…

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Expert Personal Trainers Discuss | Creating Healthy Habits

Expert Personal Trainers Discuss | Creating Healthy Habits

When you think of the word “habit”, if you are like me, your mind likely wanders to those habits that you wish you could break personally or that a loved one would give up. The word “habit” has, unfortunately, developed somewhat of a negative connotation, when in fact habits themselves…

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Expert Personal Trainers Discuss | Heart Healthy Tips For A Longer Life

Expert Personal Trainers Discuss | Heart Healthy Tips For A Longer Life

Being that February was Heart Health month, we wanted to highlight a few things that each of us can do to help ensure our heart is as healthy as possible and let us lead a happy, healthy life for years to come. So here are the top 5 things you…

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Expert Personal Trainers Discuss | Can Exercise Balance Out Bad Nutrition

Expert Personal Trainers Discuss | Can Exercise Balance Out Bad Nutrition

Since we are about to head into our year end stretch of feasting and celebrating we thought what better topic to discuss than the importance of making sure our nutrition stays in line with our goals. We all know that this is the time of year that our calorie intake…

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