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Snacking can be your best ally when it comes to working out. Consuming the most optimal pre-workout and post-workout snacks gives your body enough energy to power through a workout class before breakfast, then put in a long day at the office or watching the kids. When you eat the right foods, you replenish energy stores and burn fat more efficiently. Here are some fitness-friendly snacks that can fuel you through your exercise session and...
The new year is getting nearer, which for many people means festive parties and time with loved ones. For some, it also means committing to New Year’s resolutions. In 2018, the two most popular resolutions were to eat healthier and to exercise more. In January, people pulled on their sneakers and bought a new gym membership, determined that this year will be the one where they reached their goals. But changing your lifestyle isn’t easy, and most...
Group workout classes are all the rage at gyms today, whether it’s Zumba, yoga or HIIT. It’s easy to write these classes off if you’re used to lifting weights or doing a cardio circuit alone. However, group exercise classes carry a host of benefits that you don’t get by exercising alone. Here are six reasons you should try a group fitness class: 1. Motivation and Accountability Accountability starts with simply signing up for a class....
You know why you should join a gym. You want to get in better shape, and you know the social aspect of working out can stimulate your brain and keep you motivated. But did you know there are other advantages to working with a personal trainer and getting a gym membership? Consider all the benefits you can gain from getting a gym membership. 1. Accountability One thing people love about Roark Gyms is how tightly...