Motivation

Xolani Luvuno and Hein Venter – Running Fitness Article

Can you imagine having a leg amputated after having bone cancer? Such a life-changing situation would affect each of us in a different way. For Xolani Luvuno, it was a step on the path to homelessness and drug addiction. However, a chance encounter with Hein Venter changed his life. Venter listened to Luvuno’s story, gave him a job, found him accommodation and inspired him. This led to Luvuno completing a gruelling ultramarathon and a half-ironman. This video shows Xolani Luvuno…

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9 Mistakes That Destroy Your Pole Progress – Pole Dance Fitness Article

9 Mistakes That Destroy Your Pole Progress 13 Feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Training hard and not seeing much pole progress? If that sounds like you, you could be making some easy mistakes that are destroying your training plan. I know I’ve definitely been guilty of 90% of these over the years! Knowing where you’re going wrong is the first step to fixing the problem though, so worry not 🙂 Today we’re going to take a…

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Finding Motivation – Cherry Blossom Aerial Dance Studio – Pole Dance Fitness Article

Finding Motivation – Cherry Blossom Aerial Dance Studio Finding Motivation Do you ever find it incredibly hard to pull yourself out of bed or off the couch to get to a class? I know I do! Finding Motivation can be tricky sometimes so here are some tips and tricks to help you get motivated and remember it only takes 30 days to create a lasting habit! Take things one day at a time – Set reasonable goals. Sometimes I like…

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SPEED – It’s not about the bragging rights – Running Fitness Article

I never get it when the first thing people ask when you complete an important race is, “What time did you do?” Like I get it if they are a running friend, and you have had a prior conversation about pace, or your goals…but when an almost complete stranger asks the question I’m a bit like “I think you are missing the point” Don’t get me wrong I am motivated by times. I set goals. Normally a Gold, Silver and…

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A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 08/05 – Crossfit Fitness Article

A Look Ahead : Programming Week of 08/05 Happy Sunday!  Who’s ready for a new week ahead!?  Monday’s aren’t scary…they’re simply an opportunity to start fresh, a clean slate, a new week, lots of promise, and a chance to work on those goals!  Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, it all starts between your ears.  So start speaking positivity over your week!! Brandon and I are in the middle of moving and I need to share…

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Inspired Communities Make Us Stronger » Blue Sparrow Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Inspired Communities Make Us Stronger » Blue Sparrow Pilates Written by admin on April 4, 2017. Posted in Blog Spring training is happening all around the Bay. So many of you are signing up for half marathons, bike races, triathlons, and even muddy obstacle runs. I love it! I love the enthusiasm and the excitement of trying something new. I love that you’re pushing yourselves, often into the unknown. And selfishly, I love that you’re inspiring me. Which for me…

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Winter Motivation | PCC Blog – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Winter Motivation | PCC Blog “It takes 4 weeks to get used to anything,” said Dino Antinori, who I used to run with in the early 1990’s. “It’s true for exercise, work, or even living with another person.” He was 20 years older than me. We ran together regularly and he was full of practical advice on fitness, strength and life in general. As I’ve worked through the last two decades, I’ve seen it proved many times. “The first week…

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Are you creating the life you want to live? – Calisthenics Fitness Article

Are you creating the life you want to live? Everything comes at a cost. As much as we might like to try and convince ourselves that we can have it all, the reality is, we can’t. On a daily basis we are therefore confronted with accepting the ‘opportunity cost’. This being the benefits you miss out on when choosing one alternative over another. When you consider opportunity cost from a business or investment perspective the key measure is the expected…

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7 Motivation Hacks You’ve Never Heard of that Actually Work – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

7 Motivation Hacks You’ve Never Heard of that Actually Work – Blogilates Hey guys! I have to tell you something. My motivation has been running away from me lately. I don’t know what’s up, but I’m finding it hard to wake up early for my morning workouts (in fact I missed like 3 of them this past week). I’m eating foods that I normally don’t because I have this “don’t care” attitude right now. So I’m writing this blog post…

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The Joy of Simplicity | PCC Blog – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The Joy of Simplicity | PCC Blog “Does this bring me joy?” Such a simple, yet profound question. This quintessential advice from organizational expert Marie Kondo has spurred millions to begin downsizing, de-cluttering, and “tidying” their physical belongings. However, this question applies to all areas of our lives. Think about your friends and acquaintances. Are you left feeling energized after spending time with them? Do they fill you up, or do they drain your cup? What about your daily activities,…

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Racing beyond the competition. Why it’s not always about being your fastest – Poppy Cross – Fitness Article

Race noun A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course. The word “race” automatically commands my attention. This four letter word immediately summons a situation in my mind which requires mental and physical peak performance and adequate prep time. Before I run a race a stress response is subconsciously provoked no mater how hard I consciously try to remain calm. This is actually, competitively speaking, a good thing since adrenalin…

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Get The Energy You Need With These Weekly Fitness Challenges – Fitness Article

This month, we’re issuing a challenge to take part in several exercises that are designed to boost one’s overall health. Our goal is to help people obtain the energy they need for the week, and we’re giving you the opportunity to help us achieve this mission by completing this challenge every Monday. Issue this challenge to anyone that comes to mind, whether it’s someone at the office, a friend you’re out with over the weekend, a neighbor down the street,…

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How Supplements Can Revolutionize Your Workouts – Fitness Article

How Supplements Can Revolutionize Your Workouts If you are spending time in the gym, it is likely you will want to make sure you are maximizing your results. Whether you want to lose weight or bulk up, adding supplements to your daily regimen can give you that extra edge. To gain muscle, three criteria must be filled: eating more calories than you burn, consuming more protein than you break down, and a strenuous exercise program that challenges your muscles. To…

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Monday Morning Motivation: Blood Road – Running Fitness Article

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the site where Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self-discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit, while learning…

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Not All New Year’s Goals Look the Same – Running Fitness Article

My brain was working in overdrive during a recent Saturday morning run. As the chatter about everyone’s upcoing races buzzed in my ear, I recognized the distance between me and my fastest running partners was growing. Again. Running is a physical sport, but almost everything about it is mental. Lately, I’ve been experiencing a new mental battle with my miles. If you’ve read runladylike.com for a while and follow my adventures on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed my running looks different…

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Change: A Hellbender 100 Race Report – Running Fitness Article

They say change is the only constant in life. Switch jobs, move your home, have a baby, get sick. You never know what life will bring, and it’s those who are successful at adapting to the changes that are most successful in life. The same could be said about ultrarunning. You never know what the course, weather, or day will bring. And you never know how your stomach, mind, and legs will react. But the better you are at adapting…

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5 ways to SAVE Money – Fitness Article

Because everyone wants to! Why is it so ingrained in our brains to choose the generic brand at the grocery store instead of the name brand? Why do we avoid buying that $500 handbag (or pair of sneakers) and go for the $50 one instead? Why is it so ingrained for adults to try and save every dollar they possibly can? Throughout my high school and college career I lived by the motto – “I’m here for a good time,…

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Challenge Accepted!!! – Gym Rats Fit – Gym Fitness Article

If your looking for that little extra push then our Gym Rats challenge is right for you. Not only does it help you to reach your goals, you can also win a whole lotta cash!!! We’ve been doing these challenges now for over 3 years and every challenge is unique and different than the one before mainly due to the contenders. So wether this is your tenth challenge or your doing it for the…

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Benefits of Strength Training – Gym Rats Fit – Gym Fitness Article

In my opinion, strength training is a must. It has amazing benefits that enhance your physical strength, mental health, physical appearance and overall well-being. Over the years of training I’ve increased my strength significantly by incorporating different methods of strength training such as bodybuilding, strongman, and hypertrophy style boot camp. These methods of training keep me from getting bored and help me to relieve stress all while continuing to build muscle. My physical appearance has changed due to an increase…

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Major Motivators – Gym Rats Fit – Gym Fitness Article

Motivation by definition is ones desire or general willingness to do something. We all have different things that motivate us just as we all respond differently to various motivations. But what is the since behind it? Our personality traits and/or characteristics are ultimately what determine how we respond to these motivators and what it is that specifically motivates us individually. That being said, the more you know about yourself the better you can identify…

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BurnOut!!! – Gym Fitness Article

I’ve experienced my fair share of burnouts through out my fitness career and life in general. Burnout will affect everyone at some point in their lives, therefor it is vital to know the signs, and even more important, not to ignore them. Beginning symptoms include fatigue, apathy, insomnia, forgetfulness, anxiety, which can lead to loss of appetite, physical symptoms, increased illness, and depression. During training for my third competition I experienced many of these symptoms. I didn’t realize what was…

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Tips to Build Stronger, Leaner Glutes – Gym Rats Fit – Gym Fitness Article

Do you know where most of the muscles are located on your body? This may be news to you, but it is your back side. Training your glutes, hams, and back as hard as your “show muscles”, like your quads, biceps, shoulders, and chest, will help support your overall physique while giving you an impressive back side.   Tip #1 Always incorporate compound movements such as squats, deadlifts, and lunges. Deadlifts are your best bet when it comes to overloading…

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9 Benefits of Stretching – Gym Rats Fit – Gym Fitness Article

All types of training and physical activity are more enjoyable when the body is flexible and capable of performing without restriction. We must include stretching techniques into our daily schedules, if we plan on improving overall health and well being. Here are 9 health benefits of stretching: Improve preparation for athletic activity. Warm-up stretches facilitate increased blood flow to muscles, increasing body temperature, reducing muscle tension, and improving connective tissue pliability. Optimized muscle and…

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Sledgehammer – Gym Rats Fit – Gym Fitness Article

The Benefits of a Sledgehammer For fighters and athletes, sledgehammer exercises are great tools to use from time to time, whether it’s included in your circuit training program or as the primary tool you use for strength and power development. Along with developing strength and power, you can also look to enhance wrist stability as well as strengthen the forearms and grip. Grip strength is key for both strikers and grapplers along with the other major sports athletes. Sledgehammer workouts…

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How Perfectionism Makes You Wait For What You Want – Workout Fitness Article

The most valuable and difficult thing I have ever learned is that perfection is a myth. That lesson may sound obvious, because everyone knows perfection isn’t realistic. But I don’t think it’s quite that obvious anymore. We’re deluged with perfect-looking people, food, workouts, and whatever you care to name. Sophisticated photo editing is within anyone’s reach. Not only that, but social media posts, which supposedly show real life, are actually just the good stuff. Rarely do we see someone who isn’t at…

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London Fitness Blog | |FafitsakeFaFitSake – Fitness Article

    There are 3 main challenges to overcome in order to workout out successfully at home. Environment – there can be many distractions within a non-fitness environment such as that of your family home. The risk is that your headspace is one of sidetracking ‘chore hunting’ instead of setting down to business and getting some serious training done. The key to overcoming this, much like most fitness ambitions, is developing the right mindset for action once intent has already…

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