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4 Fitness Tools Trainers Use On Themselves

January 04, 2017

Personal trainers know their way around fitness gear—it’s kind of their job. But do you ever wonder what they use at home? One pro shares her stay-in-shape tools. Feel free to steal at will. Balance Ball The balance ball became a fast favorite for L.A.-based trainer, Karen Jashinsky, because “it forces you to engage your…

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4 Fall Activities That Double As Exercise

October 12, 2016

Who knew that fun, fall outdoor activities like apple picking could double as exercise? I did! Now it’s your turn. Try these four alternative “workouts,” and you can look forward to having sore muscles the next day. For a Cross-Training Workout, Try Apple Picking A family road trip to a U-pick orchard may be all…

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These Activities Won’t Let You Put Off Exercise

September 02, 2016

How many times have you spoken these words? I really should exercise today, but I’ve got so much to do. Guess I’ll exercise tomorrow.  The next day, the same thing happens. Exercise is often moved to the end of people’s to-do lists. Working out may not feel as pressing as shopping for groceries or as…

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Fall is the Best Time to Take a Hike

September 12, 2014

There’s nothing like taking a hike in the woods to stop stress in its tracks and connect with nature. And fall is the prime time to hit the trails. “September and October are my favorite months for hiking,” says Craig Romano, co-author of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,”  and other hiking books. “After Labor Day, the…

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