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Sample Class: Riding the Wind

Have you been looking for a way to challenge and prepare your indoor cycling class for a lively outdoor group-ride pace? “Riding the Wind” is perfect. This class is designed to increase the total capacity or gear you’re able to maintain without becoming overly anaerobic. It’s based on the fundamentals of the fartlek (a Swedish term meaning “speed play”) in…

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Foreign Food Terms 101

Do you need a translator every time you try a new, exotic recipe?

You are not alone. All cooks need occasional help with food terms that can seem like Greek to anyone not fluent in several languages. Here’s a primer you can use to decipher terms that are foreign to your kitchen:

al dente (al-DEN-tay): An Italian term meaning “cooked till firm to the bite”&md…

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Low Fat Diets: What’s a Woman to Do?

If you are confused about some of the latest scientific findings from the ongoing, large-scale Women’s Health Initiative, welcome to the club! One recent finding, in particular, surprised researchers and consumers alike: Low-fat diets apparently offer no real benefits in ter…

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Coping With Change

Change is exciting and scary. Change can demand great sacrifice. Change is many things to many people. It exposes our fears and diminishes our perceived sense of “control” over our lives and fitness careers. In every case it requires adaptability to survive. Fitness pros who don’t adapt often find themselves extinct, left behind, paralyzed or stuck.
How can you lea…

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ADA Takes a Stand on School Nutrition

Give the American Dietetic Association (ADA) an “A” for effort. In the January 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the association issued a new Position Paper on local support for nutrition integrity in schools. Here is a summation o…

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Energy Balance

Marcos Prolo, owner of Fitness Factory and creator of STRONG™ and FAST™ workouts, instinctively knows how to work a room. He has an understated sense of humor that is instantly engaging. Prolo is also a “student” of group fitness and …

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