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Charles Mercer
THE ELUSIVE MOTIVATION: IT'S A JOURNEY, NOT A SPRINT

THE ELUSIVE MOTIVATION: IT'S A JOURNEY, NOT A SPRINT

Let's face it - staying motivated can sometimes feel impossible... One moment it's there, fueling you with the drive to don your gym shoes or pick a salad over fries.  The next, it's like it's taken an unexpected vacation, leaving you feeling somewhat lost and questioning where that surge of inspiration went. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone.  We all have moments when motivation wanes and our willpower seems to disappear.  And you know what?  That's okay.  Being healthy and fit isn't about always being in the fast lane.  It's about taking the journey at your own pace, stopping...

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Emilee Jennings
WHAT YOU EAT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY: LET'S CHAT ABOUT FOOD AND MOOD

WHAT YOU EAT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY: LET'S CHAT ABOUT FOOD AND MOOD

Ever thought about how what you munch on might make you feel? This might sound a bit strange, but food can actually help you feel happier. Let's make this easy to understand! You know how cars need gas to run? Well, our bodies need food to work properly. But not just any food. We need the right kinds of foods. Certain foods have special stuff in them that keep our brains feeling good. Let's talk about some of these brain-happy foods: 1.) Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Sounds weird, right? But it's just a fancy name for the good stuff found in...

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Clarence Rivera
CALORIES IN VS. CALORIES OUT

CALORIES IN VS. CALORIES OUT

What's up Fit Fam! We all know the old saying for losing weight, move more and eat less. But, on the flip side, to gain muscle, you're told to eat more… super helpful, right? That's why today we are going to be talking about calories in versus calories out and how to truly understand what that means for reaching your goals. Keep in mind calories in versus calories out is the most important factor overall, but at the same time, it's just the beginning of the equation! My name is Chad, and I'm the sports performance nutrition coach at our...

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Clarence Rivera
HYDRATION TIPS FOR THE HOT SUMMER DAYS!

HYDRATION TIPS FOR THE HOT SUMMER DAYS!

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the excitement of warmer days, bright sun, and ample outdoor activities. But amidst all the summer fun, it's important to remember a key health aspect: staying hydrated. Recently, we sat down with our head nutritionist, Cathrine, to discuss the best ways to keep yourself hydrated throughout the sweltering summer heat. Combining her expertise in nutrition with practical tips, she helped us devise an easy-to-follow hydration plan. Here's what we learned. 10. DRINK 20 OZ OF WATER UPON WAKING UP Let's start at the very beginning of the day. After spending seven to...

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