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5 Things Every Trainer Wishes You Knew About Your Fitness Efforts

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Do you have any of these common assumptions?
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5 Post-Holiday Meals Our Trainers and Nutrition Coaches Are Eating

By The Life Time Training Team
Here are the healthy meals our experts plan to prepare for a boost in nutrition following the holiday season.
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Is Life Time’s 30×30 Training Program Right For You?

By Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Everything to know about this digital fitness program featuring 30 workouts in 30 days — 30 minutes each.
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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.
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Why Magnesium?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 14   December 14, 2021

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in the body, impacting how we feel and function every day — yet it’s also the second most common nutrient deficiency behind vitamin D. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains magnesium’s far-reaching role in our health and offers tips for making sure our bodies have optimal levels.

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Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 12   November 30, 2021

Intermittent fasting is referred to in various terms — 16:8, alternate-day fasting, 5:2, time-restricted eating. But even if you’re simply just choosing to wait to eat until your first hunger pang, this practice can result in some significant and positive health effects when done thoughtfully. Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT, walks through the different methods of this dietary approach, including the benefits it can provide and guidance for those interested in trying it.

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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.
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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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Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11   November 16, 2021

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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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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Fitting Fitness In — Virtually

By Callie Fredrickson
Meet five female Life Time members who have found their fitness stride by training from a distance.
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Get to Know Your Trainers: Meet Nicholas Sandoval

By The Life Time Training Team
Nicholas Sandoval is the newest trainer supporting members in digital workout programs. Learn a little bit about him — and even get his go-to morning smoothie recipe.
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5 Healthy Halloween Treats

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
No tricks, just tasty Halloween eats.
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The Pumpkin Circuit Workout

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Use a pumpkin to add challenge to this full-body bodyweight routine.
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The Exercise and Movement Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Learn how exercise and movement can help support your body's immune system. Plus, get a four-week, immune-friendly strength workout plan.
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Straight From the Coaches: Your Health & Fitness Questions, Answered

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT & Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Season 4, Episode 7   October 19, 2021

What do I do if I’m not seeing results? How often do I need to exercise? How many calories should I be eating? Life Time coaches Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, and Lindsay Ogden, CPT, join us to answer the most common health and fitness questions they hear from our members — including these ones and more.

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Four virtual training coaches: Zack Wilkinson, Anna Taylor, Tish Cangelosi and Eden Bobo.

Meet Your Life Time Team Training Coaches: Four Experts Focused on Transformation

By Callie Fredrickson
These coaches have designed programs to push and encourage members — wherever they’re located — to make meaningful progress as they pursue their fitness goals.
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The Lifestyle Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Understand what factors outside of nutrition and exercise influence the health of your immune system.
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Why Recovery?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 4, Episode 6   October 12, 2021

The better and faster you can recover, the more progress you can ultimately make with your fitness — and the healthier you’ll move and feel. In this mini episode, Danny King, Master Trainer at Life Time, explains the difference between system and muscle recovery, and the ways we can optimize our efforts for each.

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Coach Paul’s Top Tips for Unwinding Before Bedtime

By Callie Fredrickson
These ideas can help promote end-of-day relaxation — so you can get a better night’s sleep.
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The Nutrition and Supplementation Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Discover which foods and supplements are essential for helping your body build a strong immune system.
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