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By: Allison Kaminski, Health Coach
November 9th, 2021

Have you recently gotten an exercise bike? Maybe you're considering one? Peloton is the most popular brand, along with Echelon and NordicTrack. If those are too expensive, you can even create a do-it-yourself exercise bike with a few tricks and a little effort.

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
November 2nd, 2021

Want to get a quick workout in but only have 10 minutes? In this exercise routine, we're going to do 10 exercises in 10 minutes — 1 minute per exercise. 

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By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
October 22nd, 2021

Are you just looking for some simple, easy-to-understand exercises to help you get started?  Today, I'm going to go through a simple way to get started by really focusing on your larger muscle groups. We're going to really focus on your legs, on your chest, on your back, things like that.

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By: Allison Kaminski, Health Coach
October 12th, 2021

Many people have questions about how to bring triglycerides and glucose numbers down. What should they be at? How can you improve them? Let's dive in. 

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
September 27th, 2021

Movement is medicine. If you need the inspiration to get a little exercise done, join Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice as he takes you through this 30-minute exercise routine, featuring a warm-up and three sets of six exercises each. Follow along in the video below, and scroll down for the list of exercises to be done. 

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By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
September 14th, 2021

As women age, our bodies go through metabolic and hormonal changes — body fat shifts, muscle mass decreases, and menopause can wreak havoc on our hormones.

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By: Aaron Benator, Certified Health Coach
September 7th, 2021

Got 10 minutes? Then you can get a quick workout in. Join Greenville health coach Aaron Benator for 10-minutes of simple bodyweight exercises you can do from pretty much anywhere. Watch the video below for demonstrations of the following eight exercises:  Bird dogs Bilateral squat Dead bugs Reverse lunges Bicycle crunch variation 10-and-2 lunge Pushups — two variations for this, regular pushups or modified knee pushup Cross marches

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By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
August 31st, 2021

If you're someone who is working in the office or working from home, but you're mainly sitting at your desk all day, this can really cause tightness in the psoas muscle. That is also known as the hip flexor, and it's really important to make sure you stretch that out.