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Meet Our Members: Stacey Marie

Like so many moms, Stacey Marie always seemed to find time for everyone except herself. With four children, a fulltime job and a husband who also worked long hours, she felt like life was on fast forward every day. But that put her health on "pause."

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Fitness Classes vs. Going Solo: What's the Best HIIT Cardio Workout?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is becoming wildly popular for a reason—you can torch calories, build endurance, increase strength, and improve your cardiovascular efficiency, all in about 30 minutes.

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Essential Fitness Classes for the UFC Fan

UFC fast became one of the most popular mainstream spectator sports. As a global brand, the UFC appeals to a wide-variety of fans. From the action inside the patented Octagon ™ ring, to the competitors themselves, it is easy to see the broad appeal. In UFC there is something for everyone.

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3 Simple Steps to Get Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Sometimes when there are so many class options to choose from it can be challenging to determine which class is best suited for your interests. Martial arts classes such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are increasing in interest amongst new demographics including women and youth.

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How BJJ Can Change Your Life

Martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) teach students how to maneuver around opponents with physical skill, however it also provides lessons that carry over into your everyday life. It’s one of the many reasons Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students become so connected to its deeply profound martial arts culture.   

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Inside the Boxing Gym: A Primer on Gear, Equipment, and Classes

Boxing has long remained one of the most popular sports in the world. Legendary fighters like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather, along with many other stars, have brought worldwide fame and recognition to the sport. It has even spawned multiple award-winning movies like Rocky and Million Dollar Baby, that encompassed the emotion of what it is like being a fighter inside the ring.  

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4 Reasons to Find Kickboxing Classes In Your Area

Fitness websites and apps can be tremendously helpful when it comes to giving you workout combinations you can do from anywhere, even if you're traveling. One of the most popular types of exercise for online videos is kickboxing, and that makes sense since it's also one of the best full-body workouts available.

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Are Kickboxing Classes for Women Different From Co-Ed Classes?

When comparing classes, it's helpful to know about the differences within a particular style of training — for example, understanding the nuances of Judo vs Brazilian Ju-Jitsu can lead you to the class that's right for you. Or, if you're looking for Energizing Yoga and end up in relaxation-focused Restorative Yoga, you may leave feeling grumpy that you didn't quite get what you wanted.

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Everything Parents Should Know About Youth Fitness Classes

When parents make the decision, with their child, to get them involved in fitness it promotes a healthy outlet that sustains them into adulthood. Focusing early on physical health will help kids improve athletic performance, build coordination, fight obesity, and gain a tremendous amount of confidence. Physical activity can also help students succeed in school—and in life. Regular participation in physical activity has been linked to enhancement of brain function and mood which can positively influencing academic performance and improve mood.

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Boxing Classes: The Serious Cardio Workout You Haven't Considered

When most people think of boxing, they conjure of images of strength and speed, and for good reason — boxers are usually whittled down to pure muscle, and have spent years building their agility in the ring.

But what you might not realize is that boxing is a full-on, tough-as-nails, heart-pumping cardio session that's just as sweat producing as classes like Zumba and Cize.

Here are three reasons that boxing class is a cardio powerhouse:

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