How Often Should You Work Out?‏

I’m often asked: how often should you work out? If you were to work out 3 times per week you would only be dedicating 1.8% of your 168 hour week to fitness. How would you expect to see results with such little time invested? It would also be nice to dedicate 1.8% of your week to…

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Meal Replacements for Long-Term Weight Control

The success rate for most weight loss programs — defined as keeping the weight off for a year or more — is about five percent. That’s pretty dismal! The result of a study by Dr. M. Flechtner-Mors and colleagues from the University of Ulm, Germany, suggest meal replacements may be the key to long-term weight control.…

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Circuit Training Helps Fight Fat

Circuit training helps fight fat because it involves doing a series of weight and callisthenic exercises rapidly — you do an exercise and then proceed quickly to the next. It’s a great training method because it develops strength and endurance fitness at the same time. But, how effective is it for cutting the fat? Dr.…

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PNF Stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a type of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of a muscle group. PNF stretching is also excellent method for targeting specific muscle groups, and as well as increasing flexibility, and range of motion (ROM). Warning!  To help reduce a risk of injury, a proper warm-up is…

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Personal Training Tip: Side Lunge

Bodies by Design Fitness Tips Dan performs a side lunge, an exercise that targets the inner and outer thighs, often utilized at Bodies By Design Personal Training Studios in Woodbridge. To perform a side lunge, take a wide stance, then place your left foot slightly ahead of your right foot. Lean towards your left side,…

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