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  • Personal Training vs. Virtual Training

    Personal Training vs. Virtual Training

    With unprecedented times we have adjusted to a new “normal”, in the fitness & health world this means a greater reliance on virtual training. As we see another spike in coronavirus cases we still need to stay focused on our health and fitness goals, in and outside of the studio. You may find yourself not seeing the need or importance of virtual personal training, but we can assure you it is highly necessary as well as effective. We get questions all the time about virtual personal training, but when you break it down it is just as valuable as in-studio personal training! What’s The Difference? Besides the location and equipment, nothing . Virtual ....

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  • Less is More - The Power of 10

    In the fitness world, more is not always better. Over exercising can lead to a variety of harmful issues; injury, persistent soreness and fatigue, greater chance of illness, less motivation, and mood swings to name a few. On top of all that over-exercising takes up a lot of time, which most people don't have! This is where a training model known as The Power of 10 comes in, which is what we do at Genesis. Slow cadence, high-intensity exercisefor about 20-30 minutes a few times a week is all you need! The Power of 10 works by slowing down the speed of each repetition, 10 seconds up & 10 seconds down, to target deeper muscle fibers. (This also reduces chance of injury!) With this type ....

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  • Vitamins & Minerals: Elena's Top Picks

    Vitamins & Minerals: Elena's Top Picks

    Vitamins and minerals are compounds our body needs to function properly. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other healthy options is the best way for our bodies to get their vitamins and minerals; but sometimes diet is not enough. Supplementation can help us boost our nutrients and fill the gaps we are not receiving from our diet. Stores today contain endless amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements. How do we know what to choose? We asked our program director, Elena, this exact question! See below for the vitamins and minerals she thinks are the most essential: Iron Iron helps keep your body healthy and full of energy. Iron supplements are important for people ....

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  • Which Vitamins Are Essential to Your Health?

    Which Vitamins Are Essential to Your Health?

    The key to healthy living is a diet full of whole, nutrient-rich foods combined with a proper exercise routine. The nutrients in the foods we eat have a powerful effect on our physical and mental health. What we eat is essentially “our doctor prescription“ to help us prevent lots of disease and also help us feel better overall. We can not ignore that our food is like our delivery system for all the nutrients that keep us alive and well functioning. We also must not forget that our food creates a powerful foundation for our health and can have very special healing powers on our body. Whole foods contain several essential vitamins, minerals (micronutrients) and ....

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  • Can You Increase Your Metabolic Rate?

    Can You Increase Your Metabolic Rate?

    Metabolism, in simple terms, isthe rate in which the human body burns calories.When someone says metabolism, it usually refers to their metabolic rate. Metabolic rate is essentially how fast your body is able to turn calories into energy. It’s pretty simple. If a person has a fast metabolism, then they will theoretically burn more calories, and on the flip side, if a person has a slow metabolism, they will in turn burn fewer calories. This is why people are always trying to emphasize the importance of having, or increasing one’s metabolism. If you can burn more calories throughout the day, it will be much easier for you to lose weight, and maintain your weight over the long ....

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  • Where Does Fat Go?

    Where Does Fat Go?

    A survey that included a combination of 150 doctors, dietitians, personal trainers, and many others in the health industry proposed this question. 98% of these people were not able to accurately answer. The goal for everyone is to try and be the healthiest version of themselves from a wellness perspective. In order to achieve this, it is important to stay within a healthy body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist to hip ratio. As you may already understand, those with a higher BMI have a greater risk of developing cancers, diabetes, and heart-related conditions. Let’s just summarize what a calorie really is and understand the confusing terms that are very popular ....

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  • Do You Want To Work Smarter Not Harder With Your Aerobic Exercise?

    Do You Want To Work Smarter Not Harder With Your Aerobic Exercise?

    VO2 max is the ultimate indicator of cardiovascular fitness, making it important for individuals of all fitness levels to know. Results of the test focus on two important components: target workout zones and the fuels you’re burning during these zones. Knowing the results of your test and how to properly apply them to your weekly workouts will allow you to work smarter, not harder. A VO2 max test is performed on a treadmill while wearing a mask and heart rate monitor, a technician will manipulate speed and grade of the treadmill. During VO2 max testing your body starts by using aerobic energy sources, or fat, as your source of fuel. As the intensity of the test keeps increasing ....

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  • How Well Is Your Metabolism Working?

    How Well Is Your Metabolism Working?

    Metabolism is often talked about when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits; but do you really know what metabolism is or how well your metabolism is working? Metabolism is an internal system that runs 24/7 expending energy and burning calories (to put it in simple terms). Our metabolism converts the nutrients we eat into energy, we than use this energy to do anything from breathing to repair cells in our bodies and so on. Everyone’s metabolism is different. Metabolism is affected by things like age, genes and activity level. Metabolisms run at different speeds. A faster metabolism allows the body to burn calories at a quicker rate where as a slow metabolism ....

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  • Change Your Life Through Your Mindset

    Change Your Life Through Your Mindset

    Researches have found interesting conclusions when it comes to mindset that might make you want toshift your perception of your life.The research on scarcity and abundance reveals results that we could not foresee, like a reduced intelligence quotient (IQ) or how we limit ourselves with a scarcity mindset. These results provide us with more knowledge about the difference between mindsets and also encourage us to make positive changes in how we perceive the world around us. As William James, American psychologist and philosopher, once said: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” Mindsets and ....

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