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The Trainer is 'IN' - Fall back into fitness with these easy steps

September and October are a close second to January as the busiest time at the gym because summer is (almost!) over which brings many people back to their regular routines, including their regular gym routine.

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The Trainer is 'IN' - Hydration

As the temperature increases it is important to stay hydrated - even more so during exercise. Dehydration can be caused by inadequate fluid intake, excessive sweating, and exercising in dry, hot weather. Signs of dehydration include: decreased performance, muscle cramps, dizziness, fatigue and even more seriously heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Hydration needs are based on a variety of factors including exercise intensity, exercise duration, and individual factors such as sweat rates. For most people water is the only fluid necessary to rehydrate before, during, and after a workout. However, for those exercising at a higher intensity for 60 minutes or more it may be necessary to replace electrolytes and carbohydrates as well.

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Skinny Tater Salad

Cook potatoes in boiling water 40 minutes or until tender; drain and cool. Chop egg whites. In a large bowl, stir together potato, egg whites, ¼ tsp of the salt and green onions. In a small bowl, using a fork, mash 1 yolk & avocado in a small bowl; add in remaining ¼ tsp salt, mayo, pickle relish, mustard, pepper, and celery seed; stirring until well blended.

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The Trainer is 'IN' - Overtraining: Are you guilty?

When it comes to strength training rest days are just as important as getting your workouts in if you want to see results.

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The Trainer is 'IN' - H.I.I.T.

The Trainer is 'IN' - H.I.I.T.  Kailee Kristoff H.I.I.T stands for High Intensity Interval Training, a training method that can be used by everyone from beginners to advanced exercisers. H.I.I.T can be used for both cardio and strength training workouts. The benefits of this training style include: efficiency,…

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Overcoming “Gymophobia”

Have you ever thought "I really want to get in shape before I join a gym”? You’re not alone. ‘Gymophobia’ is one of the biggest reasons for people not exercising. From an outsiders point of view the gym seems like some underground organization that they have no business being a part of.

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