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1 Underrated Factor That Can Speed Up Your Recovery – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

1 Underrated Factor That Can Speed Up Your Recovery There’s a particular study where some people with shoulder pain recovered better than others. And what made them improve better is this one factor that seems to give an extra push on their treatment. It showed in this study where shoulder pain sufferers who expect physiotherapy to help them are likely to have a better recovery than people who have low or no expectations of improvement at all. Researchers also found…

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Movement Studio: A Letter To Our Clients – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Movement Studio: A Letter To Our Clients  To all our clients, I hope you are as excited about The Movement Studio as what I am. This concept is 18 months in the making and will provide an even greater platform for you to Relieve, Restore and Perform and get the most out of your bodies. It also ensures our studio is future-proofed with the new private health reforms for Pilates which you may have read about. You can read more…

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CDC updates pediatric concussion guidelines – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

CDC updates pediatric concussion guidelines With professional football playoffs in full swing, concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries are top of mind for many across the U.S. These types of injuries are a serious concern for people of all age groups, including our children, and require prompt medical evaluation and follow up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued new concussion guidelines for pediatric healthcare professionals to follow to protect our young patients. The Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain…

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Williams attempts John O’Groats to Land’s End attempt – Running Fitness Article

We spoke to Williams ahead of his epic attempt On 25th May 2019, Saucony ambassador and ultra-runner James Williams will start an attempt to break a world record, running from the bottom of the UK to the top – Land’s End to John o’Groats. In this test of human endurance, he’ll need to run around 100 miles a day, sleep for around four hours per night and complete the challenge within nine days, two hours and 26 minutes. We caught…

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Restorative Yoga: A Fantastic Complement To Ashtanga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Restorative Yoga: A Fantastic Complement To Ashtanga By Amanda Mitzel    On the 14th of January, I had the pleasure of attending a restorative yoga class with instructor Zoe Shipley and a room of fellow Ashtangis on a breezy, New Orleans afternoon. The clouds, framed by the studio’s many windows, were a cool, steel gray, but the air was light and calm inside. Zoe’s warm smile filled the room, and as we made our way inside, she assisted everyone with…

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FitMix Member Changes – Crossfit Albuquerque – Crossfit Fitness Article

FitMix Member Changes – Crossfit Albuquerque Starting September 1st, 2019 CFABQ will be changing its policy regarding which classes FitMix members are allowed to attend.  Due to recent changes with how FitMix pays per member per class, it is necessary to change our policy as to which classes FitMix members can attend. The FitMix model is no longer a viable and cost effective model for CFABQ in an unlimited format, which with current payouts, devalues our in-house memberships. Therefore, starting…

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X-POLE PARTNERS WITH INTERNATIONAL POLE CAMP AS HEADLINE SPONSOR – Pole Dance Fitness Article

X-POLE PARTNERS WITH INTERNATIONAL POLE CAMP AS HEADLINE SPONSOR W e are proud to announce our association with the upcoming International Pole Camp, due to be held in Bibione, Italy, from 23/09 – 01/10. This will be the fifth edition of the International Pole Camp. The camp will have three attendance options, 1. 23/09-26/09, 2. 28/09-01/10 and 3. the XXL option: 23/09-01/10. Options 2 and 3 are already fully sold out, but there are a limited number of spaces left for attendance option 1. You can book…

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STAINLESS STEEL VS. CHROME FINISHES – THE DEBATE – Pole Dance Fitness Article

STAINLESS STEEL VS. CHROME FINISHES – THE DEBATE S teel or Chrome; it’s a question a lot of Polers ask themselves when selecting their first pole. Our UK Marketing Manager, Joey, writes a short blog to help you make what may be one of the most important decisions of your pole journey. Being relatively new to the world of pole, I had to do some research into many aspects of the discipline, including the various pro’s and cons of different…

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5:00pm Class Soon to be CrossFit Basics Class – Crossfit Fitness Article

5:00pm Class Soon to be CrossFit Basics Class The 5:00pm class Monday through Friday will become a CrossFit Basics class, starting September 1st, 2019.  The CrossFit Basics class will be geared more towards basic CrossFit or “vanilla” CrossFit. It will entail more basic movements, less complexity, and will have less skilled movements such as high skill weightlifting (snatches, jerks) and gymnastics movements (handstand push-ups, muscle ups, etc.). The Basics class will include the same amount of intensity as the normal group…

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Over 65yo Needs Reformer Pilates – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

5 Reasons Why Everyone Over 65yo Needs Reformer Pilates As we get older, staying fit seems to get harder and harder. Your body just doesn’t seem to have as much get-up-and-go as it once did, and in many cases, exercises that were no problem a decade or two ago could now feel too strenuous.   However, just because you may no longer be able to run 5km (we know some can) it doesn’t mean that you need to feel like…

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The third trimester… – Ashtanga Yoga Room – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

The third trimester… – Ashtanga Yoga Room By Nicole Horne The third trimester came upon me quickly, and those final months seemed to both speed by and drag on. By the 30th week, my belly had swelled significantly, and “normal” practice became all but impossible. I at first maintained the modifications established during the second trimester but eventually shortened asana practice to a sweet 30 to 45 minutes (including savasana). Most of the primary series had become uncomfortable: I was too big to…

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How Do You Get Your Personal Trainer Certification? – Fitness Article

The Process of Getting Your Personal Trainer Certification Getting a personal trainer certification seems like the logical first step to becoming a fitness professional. Technology has revolutionized the way we learn, making personal trainer education accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Online learning has opened up opportunities for many by bringing fitness education to their homes.  The Four Steps to Getting a Personal Trainer Certification:  1. Choose your certification and buy the study materials. (You can read more about…

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Badger CrossFit | July Committed Club (2019) – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | July Committed Club (2019) The second half of 2019 has begun and yet another committed group for July! Congratulations to the following members for their dedication to their training, wellbeing, and health! Being a part of the committed club is an honor and a testament to fitness performance gains. The more you’re at Badger CrossFit, the closer you are to your goals! Many came, but didn’t RSVP and Check-in to classes.  To be a part of the committed club,…

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Stroke patients benefit from virtual reality in healthcare – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Stroke patients benefit from virtual reality in healthcare Games are everywhere — on our phones, our wrists, at home and at work. One place where gamification is making inroads is in the treatment of patients after a stroke, especially when it comes to virtual reality in healthcare. More than 700,000 Americans a year suffer a stroke, and nearly 70% survive and require rehabilitation, according to the National Institutes of Health. Worldwide, the impact of strokes is massive. The World Health Organization estimates 15…

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PayPal Credit Now Available on X-POLE.co.uk – Pole Dance Fitness Article

PayPal Credit Now Available on X-POLE.co.uk N eed a little help purchasing a pole, X-STAGE or A-FRAME? You’ve got it, with PayPal Credit! A 0% interest offer you can use again and again. PayPal’s 0% interest offer is better than just an introductory offer. Simply spend over £150 and you get 0% interest for 4 months on that purchase*. Also, you can get finance via PayPal Credit on purchases under £150, but will be charged at 17.9% p.a (variable). *PayPal Credit…

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15 years of X-POLE! – X-POLE – Pole Dance Fitness Article

15 years of X-POLE! – X-POLE W hat a ride it has been so far! 15 years has flown by and we are excited to keep bringing you the latest innovations in pole and aerial technology for home and commercial use. To celebrate our Crystal anniversary, and as a thank you to our loyal customers, we will be offering £15/€15 off any order over £150/€150 via www.x-pole.co.uk for one day only*. All you need to do is fill up your cart…

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Time to go? – Running Fitness Article

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. When I was a freshman in high school, I started out running track during the winter just to stay in shape for soccer. I was decent, OK. I won some stuff, but they were small races. Then we had our very first big outdoor track meet, with lots of fast schools and faster runners. We were going to get our asses kicked. Except I didn’t know that. I didn’t know I was…

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Tone up with Reformer Pilates – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Tone up with Reformer Pilates The road to fitness and toned muscles can be a long and hard one, especially when most people are time poor. For those of you who have battled the bulge, there is little doubt as to which area is the most difficult to slim down. The fat around the tummy is one of the most obstinate. Once that waistline starts getting out of line, it seems to take forever to get it back on track.…

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Get moving! Exercise helps arthritis management – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Get moving! Exercise helps arthritis management Health experts have long touted the benefits of exercise to improve physical and mental health. New research also shows the practice is particularly helpful in preventing cartilage damage caused by arthritis and is a great tool for arthritis management. A recent study from Queen Mary University in London shows how mechanical forces experienced by cells in our joints suppress the action of inflammatory molecules which cause osteoarthritis. “We have known for some time that…

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The Economist 1843: Are You Man Enough To Pole Dance – Pole Dance Fitness Article

The Economist 1843: Are You Man Enough To Pole Dance P ole-dancing has a problem with men. And not the one you’re thinking. What began as circus sideshow performed by women in the 1920s, found its seedier side in the 1960s and took off as a fitness fad in the noughties is now on its way to becoming a sport. But before the International Olympic Committee will recognise it, “pole”, as its acolytes prefer to call it, needs to attract…

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Badger CrossFit | Rest and Revitalize for Optimum Health – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | Rest and Revitalize for Optimum Health Vacation season is in full swing. Whether you are traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning for a much needed break from the daily grind. When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It is true that becoming healthy and fit involves work. It involves lots of effort and sweat and…

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The New Year 2019 – Ashtanga Yoga Room – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

The New Year 2019 – Ashtanga Yoga Room Dear Yogis, As we embark on 2019, I want to wish all of you good health, contentment, courage, equanimity and prosperity in this new year!! In a world where life can feel fragile and security fleeting, it is yoga that sustains me. It is yoga that has tethered me to life; been my lifeline to meaning and joy for over half of my life. It is always there for me, it meets me wherever…

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July Coach Spotlight: Keelieanna – Crossfit Albuquerque – Crossfit Fitness Article

July Coach Spotlight: Keelieanna – Crossfit Albuquerque Name: Kellie Knapp Position: Coach (Wednesday 6:00pm class) When did you start doing CrossFit? My first CrossFit class was actually an introductory park WOD in conjunction with Lululemon, mid-May 2013. I ended up getting sick, had to stop in the middle of the workout, and then proceeded to throw up once I left. Joe convinced me to try it again in June 2013 and I immediately fell in love with it and have…

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How to Apply PEACE and LOVE on Soft Tissue Injuries – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How to Apply PEACE and LOVE on Soft Tissue Injuries Soft tissues can get injured in a lot of different ways. Most commonly, it can be led by overexertion or improper positioning. Perhaps you lift weights and then you’ve torn your muscle, ligament or tendon. Or maybe your work involves repetitive tasks which may lead to overuse injuries. Or it can be you’re playing basketball and then you twisted your ankle.   Soft tissue injuries may seem less concerning because…

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Children can get arthritis too — know the facts about juvenile arthritis – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Children can get arthritis too — know the facts about juvenile arthritis Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the U.S., and researchers are just starting to understand more about the diseases and conditions that fall into this category. July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, offering a unique opportunity to educate and inform PT and OT practitioners, along with the public, about various forms of juvenile arthritis and how to offer relief to young patients. Using the hashtag #StrongerThanJA, the…

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International Pole Camp 2019 – Powered by X-POLE – Pole Dance Fitness Article

International Pole Camp 2019 – Powered by X-POLE N ow in its seventh year, the International Pole Camp has grown year on year to become one of the landmark events in the pole and aerial events calendar. At X-POLE, we love to support and nurture amazing events like this and we continue to provide the best equipment to the organisers of the International Pole Camp for the 2019 edition. As in previous years, the camp will have multiple attendance options:…

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Percussive therapy can help boost your running and improve your PB – Running Fitness Article

Here Ben McNamara, Theragun’s UK lead shares his top tips on how you can use percussive therapy to fast track your way to faster times  So first of all, what is percussive therapy?  Percussive therapy combines the science of frequency, torque, and amplitude to provide deep muscle relief, reducing tension, alleviating pain and enhancing overall fitness, health and wellbeing. The Theragun’s 40 percussions per second encourage the Gate Control Theory of pain – which blocks pain signals from reaching the brain. How…

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You May Want to Read This – Fitness Article

Catch up on the latest news from OPEX Fitness in this May mini-update. The 5 Program Design Mistakes Coaches Make Common Program Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them   Join OPEX Coaches Carl Hardwick and Georgia Smith as they cover one of the most important qualities of any coach, the ability to design an effective program The goal of this 30-minute video is to show coaches 5 common program design mistakes and a detailed explanation of how each can…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day at VIDA Fitness – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

In and out of the gym, women have been killing it in the fitness industry for years. At VIDA, we have our own share of women who contribute so much time and skill to what they do on a regular basis…from leading fitness classes to training clients on the weight floor. Our VIDA community is made up of so many women who make our clubs what they are, as they continue to slay the game relentlessly. International Women’s Day is…

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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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