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It’s all in your Head

The other day, one of our Active Life Fitness members complained about her “problem area” as she rubbed her belly. She said, “If only I could get rid of this,” grabbing a chunk of her midsection.I told her that the only “problem area” on her body was her head! If

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Going to the gym even when you don’t feel like it

On many evenings, you may see some members of our ALF family dragging themselves in, understandably so. They have been beaten up by the stresses and demands of their commute, family, and jobs. Sometimes they arrive wiped out, exhausted, and unable to fathom how they will get through their workout.

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Time to Breathe

For most of us, the only time we are aware of our breathing is when we exert ourselves, have a physical or emotional problem, or during the “breathing drills” we do before every workout at ALF.  Although the Central Nervous System controls breathing, the way we breathe is a habit

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2017 Goals

One of my goals this year is to become a master of time management. I have always used my google calendar pretty efficiently but not as well as I could. I was inconsistent with the reminder alerts, so my mornings went something like this: While still in my PJ’s, I

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That Was Then, This Is Now

About seven years ago, I was at a party where the hostess was telling what she thought was a funny story about me in front of many people. Her story was the day she witnessed me in my car, screaming and carrying on while stuck in a line of traffic.

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RANDOM WORKOUT YIELDS RANDOM RESULTS

When you get to the gym, do you ask yourself, “Hmm, what am I going to do today?” Or do you have a plan? There are many misunderstood concepts in the fitness world. One of them is the notion that we must “shock the body” to achieve gains, whether the

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Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season has begun. How do I know? I see half-priced bags of candy corn at the CVS, people are planning their Thanksgiving feasts, and of course, the stores already have their Christmas displays up. Many have family traditions that recur year after year and are passed down through

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Glory Days Revisited….and a Lesson Learned

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIFLCWTdciM Almost nine weeks have passed since “the incident, ” and I’m finally ready to tell my story. On Friday, May 21, my 27-year-old nephew Ricky called and invited me to watch him, and seven of his buddies wrestle the next day in a local tournament for charity. The Bald

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How To: Resistance Training

In this post, we answer the most frequently asked questions we get about resistance training(RT).   Q:  Why do I need RT? A:  RT will help to make you stronger, leaner, and healthier. Q:  Won’t cardio exercise make me stronger, leaner and          healthier too? A: Cardio

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A Cop at the Door

Is that your cell phone? Who is calling us in the middle of the night? I turned over in bed to find my husband looking out the window. He said, “There’s a cop at the door.” My heart sank, and a flood of adrenaline pumped through my body.    Before

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