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Do Your Homework Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

Ever wonder how you'd even begin to find a personal trainer who really knows their stuff? Here are quick and easy ways to start your search.
Posted 5/24/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 99 comments   39,305 views
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10 Helpful Items to Take on a Spring Hike

Hiking season is here! Here's what you need to bring to stay safe and comfortable on your outdoor trek.
Posted 4/27/2017  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 125 comments   169,009 views
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Stay Safe And Be Seen With These 7 Fitness Accessories

Don't get caught in the dark during your workout. Stay safe and be seen with these affordable accessories for outdoor exercisers.
Posted 3/16/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 145 comments   62,719 views
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Safer and Stronger: Which Self-Defense Class is for You?

Want to learn to defend yourself and get fit at the same time? Martial arts might be the workout you're looking for.
Posted 7/25/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 51 comments   37,187 views
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Say ''So Long'' to Sit-Ups

Sick of sit-ups? The traditional exercise may be on its way out. Find out why experts are saying it may be more harmful than helpful.
Posted 12/28/2015  2:00:00 PM By: Melissa Rudy : 10 comments   31,009 views
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The Hidden Exercise Risk No One Talks About

This habit is so commonplace that hardly anyone knows just how dangerous it really is. Keep yourself safe by heeding this warning.
Posted 5/14/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 182 comments   319,822 views
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8 Signs Your Cardio Workouts Are Doing More Harm Than Good

Can you do too much of a good thing? When it comes to cardio, the answer is yes...
Posted 3/19/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 54 comments   451,266 views
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Beat the Heat: 10 Expert Tips for Staying Cool During Hot Workouts

With summer almost here and the temperature rising, now is the time to remind ourselves about the safety measures we need to take when it comes to exercising in the summer heat.
Posted 6/14/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 37 comments   50,386 views
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The Top 5 Exercises You're Doing Wrong

You could be doing these common exercises incorrectly without even realizing it! Fix your form to boost your results and stay injury-free.
Posted 5/13/2013  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 92 comments   316,803 views
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10 Tips to Stay Safe and Comfortable in a Hot Yoga Class

Hot yoga is a hot trend these days, but it can be downright dangerous. Find out how to stay safe on the mat!
Posted 4/24/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 80 comments   343,321 views
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I Won't Be a Victim: The Importance of Self-Defense

After a scary incident, Coach Denise reflects about her safety. Find out what happened and what you can do to protect yourself!
Posted 8/30/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 44 comments   31,723 views
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Pets and the Summer Heat: How to Keep Them Safe and Cool

What can we, as responsible pet owners, do to help keep our pets safe and cool during hot weather? Coach Denise shares some tips that your pets will be thanking you for.
Posted 8/12/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 45 comments   51,789 views
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Have Fun and Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

You don't have to keep your kids cooped up during the hot summer months! Here's how to make sure they stay safe while having fun in the sun.
Posted 6/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 18 comments   16,401 views
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Why Should I Warm Up Before a Workout?

Is a warm up really helpful--or just a waste of time? Find out why you should never skip this pre-workout ritual.
Posted 4/23/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 54 comments   193,025 views
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4 Reasons to Stop Stretching Before You Exercise

Did you know that stretching before your workouts may actually increase your risk of injury? Get the long and short of proper stretching here!
Posted 4/23/2012  12:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 210 comments   360,384 views
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