Flexibility and Strength With Resistance Bands

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Want to move through an awesome workout without the bulk of heavy equipment? Resistance bands are all you need. Convenient, versatile, and low-maintenance, these sturdy elastic tubes are a great addition to your exercise routine: They build strength, develop the mind-muscle connection, and improve flexibility.

Not sold on the idea of exercise bands yet? Check out these great benefits, and try a quick workout routine to get your muscles pumped and heart revved.

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Working Out Isn't Enough: Your Body Needs Healthy Foods

Recipe for Success

Did you start working out in hopes of losing a few pounds, but now realize that you just aren't losing weight, or even worse, are actually gaining weight? You may wonder if you just aren't performing the right workout for your body or doing something else wrong in the gym, but the truth is, it can be very difficult to lose weight through exercise alone. You need to change your eating habits, too, and when you combine exercise and healthy eating, you will finally begin to lose weight.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Fitness Tips For Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

The world is a scary place! Our modern civilization has built-in safeguards and safety nets that have removed us from true Darwinism and the survival of the fittest mode; however, it’s not hard to speculate what could happen when a perfect storm of mutating viruses, biological warfare, and sinister government agencies collide to bring our current civilization to its knees!

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Wow, I Really Regret That Workout

Said no one…ever!

What makes these motivational memes resonate with people? Quite honestly, it’s probably their profound truthfulness.

Every Monday evening I run bootcamps at Fulcrum Fitness in Portland, Oregon. Every Monday, members of the gym come in at the start of their week, their energy seems a little low, they are usually a little more quiet than on other nights, and I always try to bring my energy to the group to help liven them up.

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Johnny Nasello's picture

Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Motivating Body Measurement Tracking Sheet

Last year, I wrote about body mass index (BMI) and some better ways to calculate body fat percentage. Today I’m going to talk about how tracking your body measurements can be a really motivating force in your quest to be a more fit person, and provide you a free resource to help you keep track.

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Johnny Nasello's picture

Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

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Two men and a woman working out with resistance bands.
02/17/2017
Band Together Want to move through an awesome workout without the bulk of heavy equipment? Resistance bands are all you need. Convenient, versatile, and low-maintenance, these sturdy elastic tubes... read more
Several types of fruits cut in half arranged on tablecloth.
01/03/2017
Recipe for Success Did you start working out in hopes of losing a few pounds, but now realize that you just aren't losing weight, or even worse, are actually gaining weight? You may wonder if you... read more
zombie apocalypse graphic with eyeball and toxic waste symbols
09/11/2015
The world is a scary place! Our modern civilization has built-in safeguards and safety nets that have removed us from true Darwinism and the survival of the fittest mode; however, it’s not hard to... read more
exercise meme about regret and fitness
05/01/2015
Said no one…ever! What makes these motivational memes resonate with people? Quite honestly, it’s probably their profound truthfulness. Every Monday evening I run bootcamps at Fulcrum Fitness in... read more
blue tape measure atop glass bathroom scale
01/25/2015
Last year, I wrote about body mass index (BMI) and some better ways to calculate body fat percentage. Today I’m going to talk about how tracking your body measurements can be a really motivating... read more
Two men and a woman working out with resistance bands.
02/17/2017
Band Together Want to move through an awesome workout without the bulk of heavy equipment? Resistance bands are all you need. Convenient, versatile, and low-maintenance, these sturdy elastic tubes... read more
Several types of fruits cut in half arranged on tablecloth.
01/03/2017
Recipe for Success Did you start working out in hopes of losing a few pounds, but now realize that you just aren't losing weight, or even worse, are actually gaining weight? You may wonder if you... read more
zombie apocalypse graphic with eyeball and toxic waste symbols
09/11/2015
The world is a scary place! Our modern civilization has built-in safeguards and safety nets that have removed us from true Darwinism and the survival of the fittest mode; however, it’s not hard to... read more
exercise meme about regret and fitness
05/01/2015
Said no one…ever! What makes these motivational memes resonate with people? Quite honestly, it’s probably their profound truthfulness. Every Monday evening I run bootcamps at Fulcrum Fitness in... read more
blue tape measure atop glass bathroom scale
01/25/2015
Last year, I wrote about body mass index (BMI) and some better ways to calculate body fat percentage. Today I’m going to talk about how tracking your body measurements can be a really motivating... read more