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The Importance of tracking your heart rate

Most workout enthusiasts and athletes have taken the opportunity to learn what their resting and maximum heart rate is as well as tracking it while they exercise. But is this really essential to working out? Yes and no, it really depends on what one’s fitness goals are. It’s not mandatory, of course, but most trainers […]

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What is Hanson Muscle Therapy

Clients and patients achieve results they never thought possible! Hanson Muscle Therapy (HMT) is a unique form of muscle testing and manual therapy that has provided pain relief to over 20,000 patients since 1994. Created by Tobe Hanson HMT founder, Kinesiologist & Muscle Therapist, it’s a service that has been sought out by surgeons, trainers, […]

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10 home exercises to try this winter

It’s officially winter and that means that it’s colder and darker in the mornings. Getting motivated to go to the gym can be harder than usual but it is no excuse not to workout. Try these exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. So put on your sweatpants and keep the […]

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Three steps to a 6-pack

We all want it. A lovely 6 pack for the summer time and in the winter it is hard to think of it when bundled in layers of clothes. For most, however, it’s a challenge and the majority of people see no results even with vigorous exercise. What are we doing wrong? Why can’t we […]

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Giving back: Good for your heart & Your Health

Giving and receiving is a major theme this time of year and some of us hesitate to go along with the purchasing and receiving of gifts as it may reflect more on America’s incredible consumerism then the actual giving from the heart. The idea that one needs ‘the next best thing’ to keep up with […]

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SUP Your Way into Fitness

Why stand-up paddleboarding is good for the body and the soul Trying something new can be both exciting and potentially terrifying. When the opportunity arises, it’s not unusual for the fear of failure to cross the mind. Enter stand-up paddleboarding (or SUPing), in which a newbie might fall or struggle. Even I, a self-professed athletic […]

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Stay Fit During the Fall

Fall is here, the weather is changing and it is getting colder. But, it is still important to keep up your habits of working out especially with all of the delicious holiday food and sweets that are associated with this season. With the excess of indulgent foods, it’s important to include fat burning exercises into […]

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Improve your paddling with these 3 shoulder exercies

If you have picked up a copy of Santa Cruz Waves magazine, you may have read an article I wrote about how to repair shoulder injuries for surfers. While that’s an important article to read, I thought it appropriate to share ways to not only improve your paddling but stay strong to prevent these shoulder […]

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