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We strive to be your home for ideas and inspiration to help power your fitness lifestyle. We add original content every week about fitness, food, and wellness, so visit often.

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Dance off those extra pounds at the gym

Shedding those final pounds is always the most difficult. “I warn my clients about how difficult it can be to get rid of those last ten pounds,” Rob Zschau, a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness, says. “But that doesn’t make it easier when they get to that point.” The final hurdle can be explained for a variety of reasons. “If someone has lost 100 pounds, it may be psychological," Zschau says. "They’ve worked so hard for so long and they just want to be done. Other people are relatively in shape but can’t lose those last pounds because maybe [...]

Planet Fitness moving into Detroit’s revitalized downtown

Planet Fitness, one of the fastest-growing health clubs, plans on opening its first gym in the Motor City. Soon Detroit will join other major U.S. markets in having a Planet Fitness in the downtown area. The move coincides with a push by one of the fitness company’s franchise groups, PF Michigan, to expand throughout the state. "Planet Fitness has been very successful in big cities like New York, Chicago, and L.A.," said Bryan Rief, who co-owns PF Michigan with his wife and a partner in New Hampshire. "So there's no reason to think we can't replicate that in downtown Detroit." [...]

Gyms removing big machines to create more space

Health clubs contain everything you need to stay active and healthy. Rows of cardio and weight machines, free weights typically aligning the wall. But now gyms are trying to create more space for group training and more freeform workouts. According to the Wall Street Journal, traditional health clubs are removing some machines to open floor space for high-intensity workouts. Trending in 2018 is more high-intense group training. More and more regular exercisers are opting for group sessions that focus on strength and intensity, rather than the traditional routine on the elliptical machine or other push/pulling weight machines. “No question there’s [...]

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