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8 Beginner Strength-Training Moves for Body-Composition Change

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Resistance training is an essential part of any fitness routine. These exercises can help boost metabolism and support fat loss.
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What Are Some of the Latest Rules Around Health Club Etiquette?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reflects on how to make health clubs more welcoming for everyone.
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How Positive Emotions Supercharge the Effects of Exercise

By Andrew Heffernan
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, on how a joyful approach to exercise can help people reach their fitness goals more easily.
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Behind the Scenes With Mechelle Lewis Freeman (Video)

By Experience Life Staff
Go behind the with scenes of Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman's cover shoot for Experience Life magazine as she talks about inspiring people to move — now and throughout their lives.
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7 Tips to Build Your Gut Health and Enhance Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni
A healthy gut can enhance athletic performance. Here are three nutritional strategies to boost gut health.
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The Mind-Body Connection: Tapping in to Mindfulness Through Movement

With Jessie Syfko
Season 6, Episode 21   May 9, 2023

The mind-body connection refers to how our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings either positively or negatively influence our physical bodies — and vice versa. It can be a truly powerful resource to tap into. In this episode, Jessie Syfko explains more about this connection, the benefits it provides, how we can grow it, and the integral relationship it has to our fitness efforts.

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Everything to Know About Pilates at Life Time

By Emily Ewen
A Pilates expert explains the basics of this practice and how to work it into your routine.
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How Your Gut Microbiome Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni
Research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between the gut microbiome and improved athletic performance. Discover how these two seemingly unrelated factors are connected.
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Why Using a Personal Trainer Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

By Nicole Radziszewski
Working with a personal trainer can transform your health-and-fitness efforts. Find the right one to work with — and make some fitness progress as a team.
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Spring Training: A Time to Go for New Goals

By Emily Ewen
Inspiration for pursuing your spring fitness routine from Life Time Dynamic Personal Trainers.
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How Walking Strengthens Your Heart and Lungs

By Nicole Radziszewski
For more cardiovascular benefits, you can increase your pace and walk up and down hills.
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BREAK IT DOWN: The Donkey Kick

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Build strength and stability with this low-impact lower-body move.
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Why Lunges?

With Alec Blenis, CPT, CSCS
Season 6, Episode 20   April 18, 2023

Lunges are a fundamental movement for strengthening muscles from your waist down. Yet because they appear easier to perform than they actually are, many people do too many too soon and end up discouraged or with lower-back or knee injuries. Alec Blenis, CPT, CSCS, explains why this move is a staple in strength and conditioning programs and how to add lunges into your routine in a safe and beneficial way.

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Walk

By Nicole Radziszewski
While walking may seem like a simple and natural movement, there are things to keep in mind to ensure that you get the most out of your walk and avoid injury. Read on to learn more.
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Exercising Safely with Parkinson’s Disease

By Emily Ewen
Consistent exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Experts weigh in on how to get the best results.
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How Walking Boosts Your Metabolism

By Nicole Radziszewski
Walking is a form of NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) and can help optimize metabolism. Read on to learn more.
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How Walking Enhances Healthy Aging

By Nicole Radziszewski
Regular walks can help stave off cardiovascular disease and dementia — and may even increase your lifespan.
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Stress Less With ARORA Fitness

By Emily Ewen
However you prefer to unwind or destress, there’s an ARORA class for you.
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How Walking Aids Digestion

By Nicole Radziszewski
Walking not only improves digestion but can also help reduce insulin levels and regulate blood sugar.
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How Walking Keeps Your Body Balanced

By Nicole Radziszewski
If you're deskbound, taking a five-minute walk every hour can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being. Here's why.
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Can I Plan Around the Phases of My Menstrual Cycle to Boost Athletic Performance?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Learn how to use cycle syncing to get the most from your fitness routine.
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