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Is Pre-Workout Right For You?

By Laura Waxvik RDN, LDN
This Q&A with a Life Time dietitian may help you decide.
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4 Expert Tips for Tackling Stress

By Katie Knafla, RD, LD
Plus, three things you might not know about stress.
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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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Insights From a Life Time Trainer: The Constants For Making Fitness Progress

With Jason Stella, CPT
Season 5, Episode 16   August 9, 2022

In this conversation with Jason Stella, CPT, PES, CES, we get his perspective on the constants of fitness that he’s seen over his 25-plus years in the industry, as well as where he thinks it’s headed. Plus, he shares what to look for to find a trainer who can best support you — and offers advice on shifting your mindset so you’re ready to make real, lasting change.

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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.
Danny King

All About Heart-Rate Training: How to Use it to Maximize Your Fitness Efforts

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 5, Episode 10   June 21, 2022

Heart rate can be a powerful tool for building fitness and seeing results from your exercise regimen. Danny King, Master Trainer, shares what to know about heart-rate training, including what it is, how to use it in your workouts, and the ways you can identify the key metrics needed for yourself.

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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.
Paul Kriegler

Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

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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.
Danny King

Why Cold for Recovery?

With Danny King
Season 5, Episode 6   May 24, 2022

Cold plunges, cryotherapy, ice baths, cold application — the use of cold therapy for physical and mental gains has risen to popularity of late. In this mini episode, Danny King shares the benefits of cold therapy and tips for getting started if it’s something you’re looking to add to your regimen.

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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.
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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.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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