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How to Get Started With a Personal Trainer

Maybe you’ve been on a certain fitness track for a while and feel like you really want to change it up, but you don’t know where to begin. Or perhaps you’re new to working out, and all those free weights and machines look a little too intimidating.

Either way, hiring a personal trainer can be a great way to help you reach your goals, learn proper form, and make the most out of your gym time. Because they’re experts in the field, they can make your workouts more efficient, and you’ll see faster results. Here are some tips for getting started:

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Kickboxing Classes: 6 Benefits You Haven't Thought Of

Kickboxing classes are conditioning workouts that will work every muscle in your body, including your core, heart, and lungs. Some of the other benefits are improvements in flexibility, strength, speed, agility, and even confidence. You’ve probably already thought about those benefits; what else can you take away from your next kickboxing class?

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Meet Our Members: Gabriel Morales

All his life, Gabriel Morales struggled with his weight. Although he knew he needed to make a change at some point, which moment never seemed to arrive — until September 1st, 2009.

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6 Things No One Told You About Fitness Classes

Most likely, you already know a few things about fitness classes even if you haven’t taken one yet: They’re motivating, led by skilled instructors, and often high-energy workouts. But that’s only the start.

There are many aspects of classes that many people don’t know unless they’ve taken a few—or a bunch. Here’s the inside scoop on the six things that you need to know:

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Meet Our Members: Stacey Marie

Like so many moms, Stacey Marie always seemed to find time for everyone except herself. With four children, a fulltime job and a husband who also worked long hours, she felt like life was on fast forward every day. But that put her health on "pause."

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Fitness Classes vs. Going Solo: What's the Best HIIT Cardio Workout?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is becoming wildly popular for a reason—you can torch calories, build endurance, increase strength, and improve your cardiovascular efficiency, all in about 30 minutes.

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Essential Fitness Classes for the UFC Fan

UFC fast became one of the most popular mainstream spectator sports. As a global brand, the UFC appeals to a wide-variety of fans. From the action inside the patented Octagon ™ ring, to the competitors themselves, it is easy to see the broad appeal. In UFC there is something for everyone.

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3 Simple Steps to Get Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Sometimes when there are so many class options to choose from it can be challenging to determine which class is best suited for your interests. Martial arts classes such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are increasing in interest amongst new demographics including women and youth.

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How BJJ Can Change Your Life

Martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) teach students how to maneuver around opponents with physical skill, however it also provides lessons that carry over into your everyday life. It’s one of the many reasons Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students become so connected to its deeply profound martial arts culture.   

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Inside the Boxing Gym: A Primer on Gear, Equipment, and Classes

Boxing has long remained one of the most popular sports in the world. Legendary fighters like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather, along with many other stars, have brought worldwide fame and recognition to the sport. It has even spawned multiple award-winning movies like Rocky and Million Dollar Baby, that encompassed the emotion of what it is like being a fighter inside the ring.  

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