How to be a Fitness Hero for the Future Generation

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As young children, many of us have had big hopes of one day becoming a superhero, capable of enormous feats. Don’t lose these big aspirations! It’s even more important now to keep your dreams alive by being a fitness hero for the little ones in your life. The children of today will one day grow

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Sleep Hygiene: Bedtime Tips for Better Recovery

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There are a million reasons to give some extra attention to sleep hygiene. Sleep is when your body releases human growth hormones that rebuild you from your workouts, making it an essential component to an athlete's daily life. As a result, sleep boosts immune health, enhances performance, improves mental energy and mood, promotes a healthy body

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Will Your Age be ANOTHER Excuse? The Cold Hard Truth about Fitness for Healthy Aging!

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how aging does not need to lessen mobility and strength with a back lever on rings.

Don’t let age be an excuse for your health and body to plummet down to rock bottom. Will you let your life be controlled by fear? Will this fear of aging get in your way of getting in the best shape of your life? Well, that choice is 100% up to you to make. Just

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Obliterate Your Bad Fitness Habits! Start Fresh With These 5 Simple Tips

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and lose motivation to get back into your daily at-home or gym workout routine. That’s why you need a strategy that will help to reignite the fire! We all know there are a million reasons to maintain a steady exercise routine and healthy dietary habits. The results

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How to Train like a Winner by Developing Successful Workout Habits

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how bodyweight training can build upper body and core control in a hollow back press.

What separates the winners from the losers, is that winners accept that there are no shortcuts to success. Equipped with hard work, sweat, and consistency, the most effective tools for success, winners do whatever it takes to get the job done. Achieving success in Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM comes down to the decisions that we make

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How Ashleigh Defeated All Odds and Bounced ‘Back’ From Being Broken

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After 10 years of semi-chronic low back pain, advanced disc degeneration, and severe facet osteoarthritis, my back exploded, making May 2014 one of the toughest months I have ever endured. MRI findings a decade earlier were clear: L4-S1 segments were severely degenerative, as were the supporting discs. Facet joints were arthritic by the age of

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Is GST Only for Younger Athletes?

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As Gymnastics Strength Training™ spreads and continues to reach a larger audience, there are newcomers who see videos of youth gymnasts and super-fit young adults and think, "Is GST only for younger athletes?" For those of you in your 40's, 50's, or older, there are legitimate concerns that you may have about your joint health,

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The Art of Athletics: Balance Stress and Recovery in Your Training

GymnasticBodies athletes are encouraged to treat injuries immediately.

Injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques are designed to help maximize long-term strength gains and properly manage unwanted aches and pains that may result from exercise or physical training. Remaining injury-free is most likely at the top of our priority list as adults with active and stressful lifestyles. But are you implementing the right mindset and

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