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Why Strength Training Can Be One of the Fastest Ways to Get Results

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Five benefits of this type of exercise effort.
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6 Trainer Secrets for Making Meaningful Fitness Progress in 60 Days

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Six Life Time trainers share how they’ve coached their clients to see positive health results in the span of a 60-day program.
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Do You Need a Heart-Rate Monitor?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Are these devices really worth it? A Life Time trainer shares the influence they can have on your training regimen and outcomes.
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How to Increase Your VO2 Score

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
And why it's a marker for you to care about.
A Life Time team member working with a member who's using the InBody scale in the club.

5 Markers For Every Health-Conscious Person to Know

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Regularly testing for and tracking these markers can provide invaluable insights to the course of your health journey.
A woman holding a green smoothie.

3 Habits Life Time Dietitians Do on the Regular

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Strategies that help set them up for daily nutritional success.
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Becoming an Effective Fat Burner: How to Build Your Aerobic Base

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
The benefits of burning fat efficiently go well beyond aesthetics. Here’s advice for how to do it — and not stress your system.
A member doing battle ropes with the assistance of his Life Time personal trainer.

3 Unexpected Traits of a Great Personal Trainer

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Look for these attributes to find a personal trainer unparalleled in the experience they provide and change they elicit.
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Expert Picks for Plant-Based Proteins

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian shares her top choices for plant-based protein food sources — and considerations to keep in mind if you’re using them to hit your daily protein targets.
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3 Tips to Succeed in Your First 5K

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Participating in a running event or race? Consider this expert advice as you begin your training.
An illustration of a woman jogging with a heart logo on her tank top.

3 Unique Ways to Assess Your Heart Health

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
These simple-to-conduct assessments can provide valuable insights into the health of your heart — and guidance for your fitness regimen.
Coach Jasmine and two other 540 Fit instructors doing moves from a barre class.

A Barre Fusion Fun Workout

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Try this sample workout from the Life Time 5/40 Fit program to elevate your heart rate and the fun in your fitness regimen. Plus, get tips for workout routine success from the 5/40 Fit coaches.
Thomson training two individuals doing high jumps.

Your “Press Play” Workout Plan: Introducing the 5/40 Fit Program

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Learn about this coaching-team-led video workout program designed to bring fun, variety, and energy to your routine in a way that also drives results.
The Draney family and their personal trainers at Life Time.

A Whole-Family Health Transformation: Meet the Draney’s

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
What started with a dad looking to address an injury has led to his wife and two kids also joining in on a journey to become their healthiest, happiest selves together.
An illustration of a man looking exhausted, hunched over.

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real  Thing?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Learn about this energy-depleting hormonal condition.
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Expert Answers: Should I Supplement With Melatonin?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian shares what to know if you’re considering this supplement to support your sleep.
Coach Anika

Is Life Time’s 21-Day Lean + Tone Program Right For You?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Everything to know about this digital program that uses foundational strength training and nutrition changes to help you lose body fat and gain muscle tone.
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Is Life Time’s 6-Week Shred Training Program Right For You?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Everything to know about this digital exercise program that uses a strength-focused split routine to help participants achieve fat loss and muscle toning.
A woman drinking out of a water bottle while on a walk outside.

Why Drinking Water Alone Isn’t Enough to Stay Hydrated

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Consuming adequate amounts of water daily is essential — but you also need to ensure your body holds on to those fluids.
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