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The Secrets to Staying Fit While Traveling, According to Philly Fitness Pros

It’s no secret: The holiday season is full of land mines just waiting to blow up your fitness plans. See: holiday parties that end with […]

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10 Commandments for a Healthy Holiday Season

1. Commit to moving every day. Since college, Jen Crompton, owner of Ardmore’s Fuel Cycle Fitness, has dubbed December her “month to move”: “Every day, […]

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10 Common Mistakes You’re Probably Making in Yoga Class

Cold weather season is about to hit us hard. Meaning: We’ll be spending a lot more time in yoga studios — preferably heated ones. And naturally, […]

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8 Rules We Wish All Fitness Trainers Would Follow

I should preface this post by saying that I think fitness trainers are wonderful. I’m a big fan, really. You guys are super motivating, very knowledgable […]

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Balancing Act: The Case for Adding Stability Training to Your Workouts

Great balance may seem like something you shouldn’t worry about until you’re scoring early-bird dinner deals, but it’s never too soon to start training. It’ll […]

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The Checkup: The Truth About How Many Calories Sex Burns

• Research has shown that a 30-minute session between the sheets burns an average of around 100 calories for men and 70 for women. But […]

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The Most Common (and Annoying) Running Injuries, According to a Philly Trainer

If you love running, you know it can be a great way to burn calories, release feel-good endorphins, and get rid of some stress. There […]

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The Checkup: The Unexpected Side Effect of This Common Yoga Pose

• We all know yoga can double as therapy, but what you might not know is this: There’s one pose in particular that is known to […]

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The Checkup: The Drink You Should Really Be Reaching for After Hard Workouts

• We all know water is key when it comes to post-workout hydration — but did you know milk can also be a good thing […]

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The Checkup: The Sneaky Way Your Body Is Telling You to Change Your Workout Routine

• Sore muscles seem to be the signifier that you crushed your gym sesh, riiiight? Well, it turns out that feeling that kicks in 24 […]

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10 Summer Gym-Bag Essentials Philly Fitness Pros Can’t Live Without

All of a sudden, summer just kind of … happened. And perhaps — juuust perhaps — you’ve found yourself slightly unprepared: deodorant-less when it is […]

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The Pre-Workout Step to Make Your Gym Time More Effective

Most of us know we should be foam rolling before our workouts, but one question that always arises is this: “How long do the benefits of foam […]

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The Checkup: A Month’s Worth of Tiny Tweaks to See Better Fitness Results

• Sticking to your gym schedule with the same dedication Kim Kardashian displays when defending Kanye’s antics only to see few results can be truly […]

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The Checkup: This Will Convince You to Never Charge Your Phone in Bed Again

• I am basically attachment parenting my phone: It goes everywhere I go and it sleeps in my bed. I am not proud. But that […]

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The Checkup: How to Tweak Your Workouts to Bust Through a Fitness Plateau 

• There is nothing worse than sticking to your gym schedule with the same level of commitment Kylie Jenner applies to her lip-plumping game (that’s […]