Exciting Adventure of Change

by Jason Pulido … I’ve recently ventured onto a new journey, which is actually part of a longer journey that I’ve been on since I first entered the fitness industry in 1996. I’ve decided to partner with two amazing people that I’ve known, loved and respected for a very long time–Daniel Lucas and Keith Paine. […]

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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

by Keith Paine … Have you turned on the news recently? It’s been especially brutal, and it seems relentless. What can any of us do about global terrorism, disease and war? The answer might be simpler than any of us would think: You can work on you. Wouldn’t your world be better if you’re better—in better […]

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Go Take A hike!

by Antonio Sini … There is no better time than the fall to get outdoors! Hiking is one of my favorite ways to exercise in the fall. It’s truly an underrated activity and, like all exercise, has many health benefits. When you hike, your workouts can be different each time, depending on which trails you […]

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Prioritizing Your Fitness

by Antonio Sini … You probably already knew this but prioritizing and finding an extra hour or two for exercise is not as simple of a task as one might think. Whether it’s work, kids or friends, it can sometimes be hard to concentrate on ourselves when so many other people depend on us. The […]

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What may be causing you repeated ankle sprains?

By Daniel Lucas … Have you ever rolled your ankle? If you have, it’s likely your glutes on the same-side hip have altered neurologically, turning down your glute medius strength like a night light on low. There have been multiple studies showing that glute activity is inhibited after an ankle sprain. It’s one reason why […]

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WHY MEDITATE?

  Meditation is a word that is loaded with resonance in our society. Say “meditation” and it conjures images of some enlightened yogi in a cave, levitating off the floor. Meditating seems impossible—like a dreamlike state of nirvana—so many of us reject it out of hand. We say, “I can’t do that” or “Why bother, […]

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Balance – The Sixth Sense

hBy Daniel Lucas… As a person grows older, balance becomes more of a priority in their training program. We all know how debilitating falls can be for the elderly; for some of us, it’s been a grandparent or loved one that has fallen. What is it that makes a person more prone to falling? Some […]

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Fitness Fads

by Antonio Sini … Fads…they come and go quicker than a late-night infomercial. This is especially true when it comes to health and fitness. Anybody remember Tae-Bo? Some fads are just silly–take for example the butt-toning shoes that Sketchers promoted in early 2000. (That didn’t end well for them.) And some fitness fads can be […]

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FAT REVISITED!

Last month we touched on some of the ways we can help our bodies to better utilize fat. Today, I want to talk about the emotional and mental war many people wage on fat in the name of being healthy. As I mentioned in the previous article, good fat is good for you–so why did […]

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Training to Stay Ahead of Injury in Adventure Racing

by Keith Paine … The spring and summer are primetime for adventure races like the Spartan Race and the Tough Mudder. These outdoor obstacle courses are all the rage in the fitness world, but there can be a major price to pay for the everyday person stepping up to the challenge. Injuries happen at every […]

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Time for a change

by Antonio Sini I’m guessing you don’t eat the exact same thing every day? If you do, we should talk! Not only would that get boring after a week or two, but you’re likely to miss key nutrients that come from eating a variety of foods. Variety is just as important when it comes to […]

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Why Drink Water?

by Daniel Lucas … What makes you dizzy? What lowers your gut function? What gives you headaches and can make you feel lethargic? What makes you look and feel older than you are? Chronic dehydration! Water is that important. In fact, poor hydration actually weakens the immune system, leading to bigger health problems and pre-mature […]

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Cultivating Happiness

by Daniel Lucas … What truly makes you happy? Is it meeting with a good friend? Is it taking a walk in the park, maybe seeing a movie that’s been on your radar? Making the time for activities that make us feel happy is important, but I want to suggest that being happy is different. […]

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Muscle Vs. Fat Myths

by Antonio Sini … Myth: A pound of muscle looks the same as a pound of fat. Truth: Not true! Muscle tissue is denser than fat tissue. That means that, pound for pound, fat takes up more space in your body. So, as your body composition changes from more fat to greater muscle mass, you […]

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A Smart Approach to Tackling Your Fitness Goals

by Antonio Sini When it comes time to get fit, we often find ourselves joining a health club or local gym, thinking we’re taking a step in the right direction, but are we really setting ourselves up for failure?  For someone who’s not in such great shape, and maybe a little embarrassed by their lack […]

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Exercise Outdoors During the Fall

by Christina Perinhas … As we enter into Fall, people tend to forget that this is an excellent time to work on your fitness outside. The weather isn’t too hot or too cold, which means it is perfect to get that workout in! Here are some of my tips for fall workouts: Stay Hydrated: Sometimes […]

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Freeing Up Space

by Daniel Lucas … I would like to think of myself as a fairly neat and organized guy. My friends and family might even say the same thing… but this week I’m in the process of moving to a new apartment, and I realize how much crap I’ve been holding on to! I have been […]

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Healthy Back (Video) Series / Part II

Hello! This is the 2nd of a three-part video series on how to have and maintain a healthy lower back. In last month’s newsletter, we explained how proper hydration, nutrition and rest can lay a good foundation for having a healthier, happier lower back. This week, we’ll move forward and talk a little about what’s […]

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Healthy Back (Video) Series / Part I

Hello! This is the first of a three-part video series on how to have and maintain a healthy back. Let’s start this week with your lower back. Lower back health is a multi-billion dollar business in the U.S, with a very high percentage of people experiencing some type of lower back pain during their lifetime. […]

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Vision

by Daniel Lucas … What do you see for yourself today, in this moment? What do you envision for tomorrow? If you have ever trained with me, you already know how passionate I am about taking some time when you wake to visualize your day and voice your intentions. These few moments in the early […]

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