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Lift More to Shrink Your Body

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The secret to shrinking your body is strength training. Many women shy away from lifting weights because they are afraid that they will bulk up and they’ve bought into the myth that cardio is the key to weight loss. The fact is, for most women, bulking up is virtually impossible. And though cardio is essential for good heart health, strength…

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7 Surprising Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

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We’ve all heard the usual motivators for getting to the gym. You’ve probably tried getting a work out buddy who keeps you accountable or promising yourself a reward after you finish. You’ve kept that tight pair of paints telling yourself you will lose the weight to fit back in them or purchased a gym membership hoping that the card alone…

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HTF Introduces Heart Rate Training

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At the Hit the Floor we are always strive to provide the best service coupled with the best technology.  Beginning this month, we have introduced Polar H10 heart rate monitoring into all our aerobic training sessions. Why heart rate training? If you are just starting to work out or if you are a seasoned athlete, monitoring your heart rate has proven…

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How is your posture?

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Are you experiencing low back pain, neck discomfort, or general aches and pains?  It could be a result of poor posture lead by habitual patterns.  Now more than ever Americans are sitting too often.  This takes a big toll on the body.  It shortens hip flexors, tightens hamstrings, weakens the back, and tightens the chest which can contribute to a change…

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How well do you know your fitness professional?

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How well do you know your fitness professional?   There are three types of education fitness professionals achieve.  They can earn a college degree, become certified and/or licensed.  Do you know the difference?  Due to the lack of regulation, education requirements for fitness professionals are typically determined by their employers.  When trusting these individuals with your health and wellness it is…

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