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July 21, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Gym rules aren't just for newbies, as many returning guests need a refresher every once in a while. Rules are in place to keep you and other gym goers safe, but also to help you feel more confident, comfortable, and get the most out of your gym visit. Here are 3 unwritten gym rules to follow for proper gym etiquette! Cleanse Your Body, Clothes, & Equipment Hygiene is super important at the gym since it tends to be hot and there are a lot of people sweating in one place. Therefore the first unwritten gym rule is cleansing yourself and...

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May 30, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Just like everything else in life, you should always be equipped and prepared beforehand. To make your workouts most effective, there are certain gym bag essentials to always carry with you. And if you don't have a gym bag, you should consider getting one now. Here are some of the items to pack and keep in your gym bag! Extra Shirt An extra shirt is the first gym bag essential, and trust us - you'll thank us later. Working hard at the gym, especially with long workout sessions, will naturally lead to you sweating. Carrying that extra apparel will give you...

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May 12, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Once you've been training hard and seeing great results, it's hard to let anything stop you. However, can you still workout with an injury? The best way to handle an injury is to prevent it in the first place. But if you're already stuck with one, here's a few suggestions to take so you can keep training and take care of yourself.  Test Out Movements And we mean ALL movements that you would typically do in a workout. And by test, we mean work through as much of the range of motion of an exercise as possible with zero additional resistance...

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May 08, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Crossfit is everywhere these days, as you have probably heard of it before or know someone who does it. But what is Crossfit, and are you a good fit for it? It honestly depends on your motivation, goals, and if you enjoy a challenging exercise. Here's everything you need to know before getting started. What Is Crossfit? Crossfit is described as “the sport of fitness," consisting of various high-intensity functional movements. This type of training coaches people to improve their physical well-being, cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and stamina. Crossfit is done in a hardcore yet accepting, supporting, and encouraging environment. It basically builds conditioning...

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May 04, 2019 / Gina Gargiulo

Maybe people go straight to the workout without any stretching or warm-ups. However, these people aren't aware of the injuries and damage you are doing to both your body and workout in the long run. Before you skip out again, here's how to properly warm up and avoid injuries BEFORE you start your exercise. Importance Of Warming Up The most important thing you can do when working out is warming up properly, so why aren't you doing it? You should be thinking of your muscles like rubber bands. Those that haven't been used yet are tight, constricted, and cold. If you...

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