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Yoga is a combination of stretching poses, strength training, breathing exercises, and meditation for a total mind and body workout.

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What’s the secret to being successful in everything you do?

Honestly, it’s really no secret!

It all starts with how healthy we are.

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With summer in full swing, Florida continues to live up to its name as the Sunshine State. July’s consistent blistering heat reminds us to take extra precaution while in the sun. Whether swimming, biking, or running, South Florida’s summer heat and humidity can be potentially dangerous if you're not careful. Here are a few simple and effective tips to help keep cool and safe during strenuous summer workouts.

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Pay yourself in the sense of non-materialistic things. We all have hectic lives, whether we’re professionals, students, or even stay-at-home parents. We get caught up in following our schedules, getting work done, feeding the kids, getting enough sleep, making time for friends and family, and so many other daily struggles. But other than getting a semi decent amount of sleep and eating, how many of us truly take a break and focus on ourselves? I can say one thing, all your daily duties will not get done correctly, if you’re not at your best.

Stop. Breathe. Go on vacation. Get a gym membership to let out all that steam. Treat yourself to a nice dinner. Learn to sew.

Do something that will let you detach from this crazy world a...

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I know what you’re thinking: “I can’t eat fat AND lose weight at the same time!” But I’m here to tell you, yes you can! It’s just not the way you think. I sat down with Bill Higgs, the General Manager at Shula’s Athletic Club, to pick his brain on this somewhat counter-intuitive idea and he was able to provide me with some great tips.

Of course, the fats found in fast food and sweets are bad for you. These foods contain “bad” fats and are extremely high in carbohydrates, which will cause you to gain weight. But there are foods that contain “good” fats that will help you boost your metabolism and to lose the weight you want. These foods include olive oil, coconut oil, bone ...

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We all know that good nutrition is a critical part of overall health & well-being! And eating well just got a little bit easier! Show your key card at Nutrition Smart and save 10% on all purchases!

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It's no secret that healthy living starts with your diet. Read on as Shula's Coach Rickie Ali lays out 10 tips to keep you on the right track as you make your weekly grocery store trip!

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Father’s Day is today and we thought it would be great to talk with one of our near and dear about fatherhood, its relation to fitness, balance and healthy living. We didn’t have to look too far to find the best candidate for the interview. Reporting from Shula’s Athletic Club, Personal Trainer and a great father himself, Rickie Ali. Read on to see what he had to say…

Rickie, please share your thoughts about healthy living.

Optimal wellness and fitness are about being sound in mind, body and spirit. In order to do this, we have to balance the spiritual, mental and physical aspects of life that include effectively being able to exhibit our living abilities (balance, flexibility, coordination, endurance, strength, power, speed, quickness and agility). Being mentally ale...

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Despite all the scientific date and proven evidence based programs conducted by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) along with other reputable Fitness Certification Agencies, I still see and hear “I want to do Cardio first to lose weight and then start resistance training” This is the biggest misconception that still permeates through fitness clubs, unfortunately the diet industry, gimmicky fast weight loss programs, the strong aerobic programs at the most fitness clubs still “feeds this fire”.

Bottom line, when performing any sporting activity or cardiovascular type exercise, ask yourself what is actually doing the work – answer – muscles and bone...

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