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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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Tired of working out and not getting the results you want? Frustrated that no matter how much cardio you do or how many times per week you lift, you’re just not seeing the weight loss or muscle development you’d like? While there are several reasons this could be the case, one reason in particular may be very surprising. Your posture!

Did you know that poor posture and alignment have a direct impact on exercise and nutrition? In fact, your posture is the single most important factor along with handling stress that will prevent you from being successful with nutrition and exercise. Poor posture affects your flexibility, mobility, muscular position and muscle length which subsequently affects your movement and exercise. And whe...

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We all know that exercise is movement and movement burns calories and builds lean muscle. But did you know that you may not be getting the most from your workouts? Below are a few tips to help you improve each workout and to ultimately reach your fitness goals faster whether that means losing fat, increasing muscle mass, improving overall health and wellness or some combination of all of the above.

Workout Tip #1: Keep moving! Please, don’t do this: sit on a machine, do a set, sit there for 1 to 2 minutes to rest and tell someone “I have two more sets.” Most of us spend a considerable amount of time sitting. We sit to work, sit to drive and sit to eat. When you’re working out, DON’T SIT! Stay active. Stand. ...

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High Intensity Interval Training is a great way to maximize the time you spend in the gym. This form of exercise incorporates short intense work periods with longer duration recovery periods. This is a very efficient form of cardiovascular exercise. Visual H.I.I.T. sessions may vary from 9-20 minutes total. These short high intensity workouts will improve anaerobic capacity, improve glucose metabolism, and encourage fat burning. Your exercise post oxygen consumption levels will increase, following this form of training. This will cause your body to continue to burn calories for hours after your workout. A H.I.I.T. routine should be designed based on the persons current fitness level. A good recommendation is to start with 15 seconds of h...

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