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10 golden rules of gym etiquette

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It’s no secret that this time of year brings in a lot of new faces in any gym. One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to join a gym. Memberships spike across the country. For many of us regulars, we tend to dread the onslaught of new members now using the equipment that we are so fond of. But anytime someone takes the leap and enters a gym – what can be a […]

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Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions – and some motivation

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I wasn’t sure if I would write a New Year’s Resolution themed blog post this year. It just seems so cliche. So expected from a fitness blogger like myself. Nevertheless, here we are, but I’m not going to talk about goal setting or how to score a great deal on a new gym membership. The question is: Should you formulate a health and wellness New Year’s Resolution? Sure. Of course. If you aren’t quite happy […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Gymtimidation

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This week’s post is a little different. I have invited my good friend, Shawn McKibben, to guest post this week. Shawn runs one of the leading personal development websites – Simple Fellow. He’s not a trainer, fitness coach, or in the fitness industry at all, for that matter. But he has lost an incredible 50+ lbs over the past 7 months. He’s tried yoga, started a sustainable swimming routine, and most importantly, he has overcome […]

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In defense of weightlifting

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As much as I write about movement and calisthenics, I do still spend a fair amount of time weightlifting. And to be completely honest, I love it. It may sound like a complete meathead mentality, but I really do like pumping iron! Regarding my emphasis on movement and gymnastics inspired training, I view weightlifting as complementary to helping me achieve my goals, not opposing. And so this week I thought I would take a moment […]

Gymtimidation and how to fight it

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A recent study has shown that ‘gymtimidation’ – the fear of going to the gym – is alive and thriving. According to the UK’s Daily Mail the survey performed by Cosmopolitan Body UK found that twice as many women as men feel embarrassed while exercising in the gym. The primary culprit is a feeling that others are noticing them (e.g. uncomfortable stares). On the other hand, men are a little more confident in they gym, but 20% still […]