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Two Important Things You Should Do Before a Workout

There is a ton of information out there addressing things like training, supplementation and best practices, in terms of what you should do before a workout. It can be overwhelming trying to sift through it all and figure out what works best for you. Each of us […]

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5 Exercise Mistakes that could get you HURT

If you’re exercising regularly, you undoubtedly are noticing the benefits—better sleep and moods, maybe a few lost pounds. The last thing you want to do is derail your efforts or, worse, get yourself injured. Here are five of the most common exercise mistakes people make and how […]

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What Is Body Pump?

WHAT IS BODYPUMP™? BODYPUMP™ is a weights class for absolutely everyone. This form of weight training will make you toned, lean and fit. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition (reps), BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout that burns lots of calories. It’ll also tone and shape […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Overeating

Food is everywhere. It’s at the gas station, the shopping mall, on the reception desk at work and in the park. It’s how we celebrate birthdays, holidays and even social outings. It’s difficult to ever go hungry in our abundant society. Given the prevalence of food, do […]

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Testimonial from UFP Instructor, Tiffany Seth

“I’m a walking testimonial for group exercise. It literally changed my life! I became an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and haven’t looked back! I’m in my early 40’s, and am stronger than I have ever been. I Love to teach a variety of classes. Avoiding an […]

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Steps per Mile on the Treadmill

Steps Per Mile Estimated by Height A widely quoted estimate of stride length is 42% of height, although further research shows that ratio is only moderately accurate. Rough estimates of steps per mile based on a stride to height ratio are: Height – Steps per Mile 4’10” […]

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Recovery Redefined: How Much Rest You Actually Need

The reality of exercise is that you don’t make progress when you work out—you make progress when you recover from the workout. The workout is the stimulus, while recovery and improvement is the physical response. But what does recovery mean and what can you do to help […]

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Advances in Aerobic Training: How to Apply the New Heart Rate Formulas

Science and technology advancements mean that our knowledge of fitness is constantly evolving. What was once standard practice, such as calculating maximum heart rate, can quickly become outdated and irrelevant. In this article, I will explain how to apply some of the newer formulas for calculating heart […]

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