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Signs You Should Push Pause on Your Workout

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - November 13, 2023

Four Signs You Should Pause Working Out   Whether you are an avid gym goer or new to fitness, it’s so important to listen to your body. There are warning signs that can help you avoid health problems and serious injury. When these warning signs appear, it is important to listen to your body.   […]

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Transitioning to a Fall Fitness Routine

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - October 19, 2023

Fall is the perfect time to establish some new healthy habits. As the air turns cold, you can take advantage of these feelings of a clean slate by trying out a new fitness routine.   Switching up your fitness routine is key to keeping your body and mind challenged during exercise. Whether you’re interested in […]

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Avoiding the Midlife Metabolism Slump

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - September 18, 2023

Aging is a natural and inescapable part of life. It alters one’s physical, mental, and sometimes, emotional state. Most experience gradual bodily changes that influence what they eat and how it’s absorbed. For those age 50 and up, the metabolism can slow, leading to weight gain, chronic fatigue, and even depression.   What is metabolism? […]

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What is DOMS?

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - August 14, 2023

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) EXPLAINED   Have you experienced the struggle of walking after your workout before? Well, there’s a good chance you were experiencing a case of DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.   Let’s imagine … yesterday you smashed your HIIT session, but today you can’t walk, and the mere idea of […]

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The Basics of Mobility

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - July 17, 2023

Mobility and flexibility are often seen as synonymous. Mobility and flexibility are certainly linked together, but thinking they are the same exact mean is incorrect. To further explain this, flexibility is the ability of a muscle or muscle group to lengthen passively through a range of motion (ROM). On the other hand, mobility is the […]

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Making Strength Training Effective

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - June 5, 2023

How Long Should Your Strength Workout Be for it to Be “Effective”?     Strength training is a crucial part of any workout routine. It is important for an individual to engage in resistance training at least 1-2x a week to cut down the risk of chronic diseases and maintain bone and joint strength. Strength […]

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Tight Muscles? Let’s Stretch!

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - May 15, 2023

4 Leg Stretches For Tight Leg Muscles   We’re all familiar with that cramped, achy, sometimes even painful feeling of tight leg muscles. Your legs can feel tight for a number of reasons. Leg muscles can stiffen up after sitting for long periods, overdoing it on leg days at the gym, or even as a […]

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Posture Practice

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - May 1, 2023

You know the drill … it is post Covid, and that aching back pain won’t subside. Your doctor, co-worker, your spouse, all of them suggests, “Stand up straight!” and “Don’t slouch in your chair!” As time passes by, the back pain starts to travel and affect your hips or low back. Suddenly, you start to […]

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How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - March 13, 2023

A personal trainer should hold a current certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) to give you the assurance that you are working with a professional who has the knowledge and skills to provide you with a safe and effective workout. There was an initiative launched in 2003 that called for all […]

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