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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.
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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.
A man using Pilates equipment.

Why More Men Could Benefit From Pilates

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
From supporting athleticism and recovery to increasing mobility and strength, there's no question the advantages of incorporating Pilates into your fitness regimen.
Individuals working out in a group training class setting, using medicine balls and dumbbells.

How Are Workouts Different Than Exercise Programs?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Which one is right for you depends on your fitness aspirations.
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How Exercise Programming Can Be a Game-Changer

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Why an expertly-designed exercise program can be better than workouts alone for those going after fitness goals.
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What to Do When You’ve Fallen “Off the Wagon”

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
We all experience bumps in the road when going after health goals. Here’s how to make sure it remains a bump and not a derailment.
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What to Do When You’ve Fallen “Off the Wagon”

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
We all experience bumps in the road when going after health goals. Here’s how to make sure it remains a bump and not a derailment.
Three glass bottles of water infused with fruit and herbs.

3 Ways to Get Hydrated — That Aren’t Plain Water

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Try one of these three creative ways to boost your body’s hydration levels.
A woman distracted on her phone during an attempt to work out at home.

How Procrastination Can Sabotage Your Weight-Loss Goals

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, five ways to stop delaying your health and fitness efforts.
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7 No-Prep Convenient Snack Ideas

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Next time hunger hits and you’re short on time, try grabbing one of these healthy options.
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5 Things to Do — and Not to Do — When Starting a Health Program

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time coach shares the dos and don’ts she’s seen make the difference for clients when embarking on a new fitness or nutrition plan.
A woman smiling while eating avocado toast in the kitchen.

5 Things to Do — and Not to Do — When Starting a Health Program

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time coach shares the dos and don’ts she’s seen make the difference for clients when embarking on a new fitness or nutrition plan.
An illustration of a person standing on a InBody scale.

Why This Scale is the Best Way to Measure Progress

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
If you have a weight-loss goal, you probably want to look outside of the traditional bathroom scale to assess your success.
An illustration of a man running away from different foods, including a banana, broccoli, strawberry, and spinach.

Why Nutrition-Only Programs Rarely Work

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Looking for transformational results? Learn why nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle all play a pivotal and connected role.
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Should You Eat Saturated Fats?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Here are five things to consider.
The packaging for Life Time's men's multivitamin.

How a Multivitamin Can Support Testosterone

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Four reasons why a quality multivitamin can be a helpful tool in aiding in optimal levels of this critical hormone.
5 Signs Your Thyroid is Hindering Your Weight-Loss Efforts

5 Signs Your Thyroid is Hindering Your Weight-Loss Efforts

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
If you feel like you have healthy habits but are still struggling with your body composition goals, evaluating these signs will help you determine if your thyroid hormones might be the barrier.
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