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Gym Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide

Gym Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide

Being a newcomer to the gym can be a little daunting. There’s machines, equipment, and people who look like they know what they’re doing everywhere you look, and you may feel awkward at first trying to figure out what the common etiquette is around using machines and weights. We’ve compiled a list of general gym best practices to help you and those around you feel comfortable as you acclimate to…

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Everything You Need to Know About Rowing

Everything You Need to Know About Rowing

Did you catch any of the rowing during the Olympics this summer and wondered how it would feel to move so smoothly over the water with perfect coordination? While rowing in the water with a team is typically limited to organized and exclusive groups, you can get the same exercise in the gym. Rowing machines are a great aerobic workout. While often thought to mainly focus on the upper body,…

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Complementary Exercise: Cardio & Strength Training That Work Together

Complementary Exercise: Cardio & Strength Training That Work Together

One of the most effective ways to incorporate regular fitness into your lifestyle is by doing activities that you enjoy. Exercising doesn’t need to be a continual battle of working out in ways that don’t also make you feel good or bring a feeling of accomplishment. Instead, by seeking out activities that challenge your strength or get your heart rate up, whatever form they take, you can integrate regular fitness…

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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

There are many different ways to exercise. How you choose to get your fitness on is up to you, and the best way to workout is by doing activities you enjoy that challenge your strength and endurance. We’ve talked before about diversifying your fitness to get stronger, and it can help to have a high-level understanding of the two broad types of exercise: aerobic and anaerobic exercise. What is Aerobic…

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Workout Limitations for Kids: Exercising Safely

Workout Limitations for Kids: Exercising Safely

We know that physical activity is important for kids. It helps them build good cardiovascular health, strong bones, and helps regulate mood and energy. There are a number of different ways that kids can be active every day, including sports, gym time at school, or playing outside on a playground. Kids can also exercise with you, as long as you’re making adjustments for their age and physical abilities. Rather than…

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Summer Fitness Ideas for You, Your Friends, and Your Whole Family

Summer Fitness Ideas for You, Your Friends, and Your Whole Family

Summer time has arrived, and that means there’s more opportunities than ever to get outside and enjoy the sunshine by yourself, with friends, or with your family. When exercising in the summer, don’t forget the importance of hydration and protecting your skin from the powerful sun rays. Depending on where you live, you may need to plan your physical activities to avoid the hottest parts of the day. Exercising in…

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Healthy Workouts: Hydration, Stretching, and Eating Right

Healthy Workouts: Hydration, Stretching, and Eating Right

We all know that exercise can improve your health and help you feel comfortable and confident in your body. But the actions we take outside of the gym can have just as much of an impact on your health and happiness. There are many things that can improve your fitness time, including the access you have to fitness spaces or time in your daily life to put yourself first. We’re…

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How to Create a Lasting Fitness Routine

How to Create a Lasting Fitness Routine

Building a fitness routine can be challenging, but don’t let that challenge stop you from living your healthiest and happiest life. Exercising is an important activity to improve your mood, prevent diseases, and feel good in your body. Our ViGOR community can help you build a fitness routine that lasts with three steps. Change Your Attitude The biggest obstacle limiting your relationship with exercise is your brain. You might have…

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How Diverse Workouts Help You Build Full-Body Strength

How Diverse Workouts Help You Build Full-Body Strength

There are many ways to establish a fitness routine. It depends on what opportunities you have for physical activity in your area, how often you workout, whether you workout alone, with a friend, or as a group, and many other considerations. Whether you’re kick-starting a fitness routine or updating your regular routine, one of the best workout choices you can make for your full-body strength and endurance is diversity in…

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