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  • Got an extra hour now?

    Got an extra hour now?

    Does anyone know why we're still messing around with our clocks as if it's helping any farmers out there? It's been 2023 for a minute and we're mighty close to 2024 if my calendar is correct. Do something already, government.Wishful thinking, I know. While we're on the topic of time, I hope you're taking this extra hour today and every day to give back to yourself. Not your boss. Not your kids. Not your spouse. Not your grandkids. Not your twice-removed cousin. Just you ! Time is the excuse I see people use most often to justify their sedentary lifestyle. They simply don't have time to give back to the body that tries oh so very hard to keep them alive. In exchange ....

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  • There is no tomorrow

    There is no tomorrow

    Life is short, man. Doesn't matter if you get 100 years or you get 30. To put it in perspective, there are approximately 109 billion dead people while there are only 8 billion living today. Our community lost a wonderful soul last week. She happened to be a fellow entrepreneur, former client, and an old friend. I enjoyed connecting with her, as you rarely meet ambitious twenty-somethings who start their own business. That infectious smile and positive vibes radiated into everyone fortunate enough to meet her. Her commitment to helping others in need and genuine gratitude in life was absolutely inspiring. I thought to myself: Most of us, including myself at times, live like ....

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  • What year is it?

    What year is it?

    Back when I was in school, I dreaded the annual health screening program. All kids K-12 were forced to get measurements taken on weight and height, get their hearing and vision checked, and other embarrassing stuff many block out from their memory bank. Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of those calculations made after it's all over using a height/weight equation. Apparently kids learn how healthy they are while completely neglecting water, muscle, bone, and fat mass. The Pennsylvania Growth Screen Program is in full swing with no improvements in sight. Kids are still weighed like cattle and the state is still using an obsolete standard created by a 19th century astronomer. No, ....

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  • Patience you must have, my friend

    Patience you must have, my friend

    I've recently seen a disturbing trend in conversations with people that want nothing more than a fast track their results. Despite knowing they didn't get to a body they were unhappy with in just three weeks, they desperately want to get the body they will love in that same time frame. If I just workout my arms and my abs more, I know I'll get toned there ... If I just use this 14-day detox cleanse, I know I'll lose my belly flab ... If I just workout three times every day, I know I'll fit into my bikini in June ... Humans want instant gratification 24/7/365, thanks to technology giving us exactly that. I believe we've become hard-wired to anticipate it with ....

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  • The fitness industry has failed us

    The fitness industry has failed us

    I was chatting with my old friend and colleague Colton this weekend. Along the way down the rabbit hole, we were reminded how miserably the fitness industry has failed the American consumer. Did you know there are no education, testing, or experience requirements to call yourself a personal trainer in Pennsylvania? Did you know there are also no requirements of any kind to claim to be a nutritionist, either? You could quite literally open up your own wellness business and be in charge of someone's health without knowing a damn thing. Scary? Yes. It's no wonder the fitness industry gets away with the insane shit it does. Walk into an F45 Training, SOLDIERFIT, Orangetheory ....

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  • Get more things done

    Get more things done

    I think that too many of us think too much. What do you think about that? People should do XYZ with factual information to improve ABC, but they still need to think about D-W. They call this phenomenon thought paralysis. I don't know who they is, but it's an excellent term that I see demonstrated by many humans I meet in my profession. For instance, most people think they need to think about the perfect opportunity to invest in their health. Meanwhile, they're wasting days, weeks, months, years, and decades thinking instead of extending their lifespan. The sad reality? They don't appreciate their health enough to prioritize it. But we've all been there at some point in ....

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  • The power of protein

    The power of protein

    Expediting the journey to a lean physique requires consistency in the following areas: 1. Strength training 3-4x/week 2. Daily water intake above 100 oz. 3. Daily mobility work for 20-30 minutes (yoga, foam rolling, etc.) 4. Daily active rest for 20-30 minutes (walk, hike, bike, swim, garden, etc.) 5. Nightly sleep above 8 hours 6. Daily intake of .75-1 gram of protein per 1 pound of total body weight Why isn't cardio on the list?Because it's the most ineffective way to change your body composition next to being a couch potato.Sorry, Orangetheory cardio bunnies. If you want to burn extra calories for a short while, go have sex like a rabbit. Appropriate for Easter, no? ....

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  • Ready for a heart attack this holiday season?

    Ready for a heart attack this holiday season?

    Ahhhh yes. The holiday season is here with all the hustle and bustle and ... DEATH 💀 You are likely blissfully unaware that Americans are 15% more likely to suffer a cardiac arrest on Christmas and New Years Day. You are also likely blissfully unaware that 90% of those who suffer a heart attack outside of a hospital end up dying. But why? It's certainly a culmination of factors: 1. It's cold.Constricted blood vessels keep our core temperature warm during the winter season which strains our cardiovascular system. 2. More germs. Being indoors spikes common cold and influenza cases. Catching those cooties will strain our immune system and increase likelihood of death. ....

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  • Is sitting the new smoking?

    Is sitting the new smoking?

    Technology has done some wonders for our civilization. It's made our lives as easy as pie, but there's a major downside ... the active lifestyles the majority of our country once lived have dwindled down to sitting more hours than not? Almost every industry has fallen victim to increased sedentary positions filled with the help of technology. Maybe some more than others, of course, but even the little things add up for major impacts over time. Think about when you felt your very best in life: it was likely around high school or college. You walked everywhere you went. You played sports. You participated in group activities.You moved more than you didn't. It's no coincidence you ....

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  • What's your why or why not?

    What's your why or why not?

    I think the weirdest thing I see going on around this country is watching people spend money to shorten their lifespan. Beer. Wine. Liquor. Soda. Cigarettes. Doritos. Tasty Kakes. Ice Cream. McDonalds. Dunkin. Starbucks. Wawa. Etc. Etc. Science proves consistent physical activity will lead to a longer lifespan. So why do 96% of Americans think they're just potatoes with arms and legs? Even just two minutes per day ofvigorous activitycan extend the lifespan. Science proves eatinghighly processed foods shortens the human lifespan. So why does the average American go out to eat 6 times per week? That's not including all those little trips to ice cream and coffee shops. People are ....

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  • Are you high risk for a stroke?

    Are you high risk for a stroke?

    What a world we're living in ... Pennsylvania has to choose between a guy who clearly has long-term stroke disabilities and another who clearlysells snake oilto unsuspecting Americans. Not that it matters much, really. Politicians are simply in place to vote for corporations and lobbyists that line their pockets. Bleak reality, yes. But we're not experts in politics, so let's shift focus to another bleak reality: strokes are in the top 5 causes of death in America. One in six deaths are attributed to this very preventable disease that no one on the news seems to be talking about. Isn't it time we highlight the health crisis we have in America? Shouldn't we shed light on the ....

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  • Why is the obesity epidemic accelerating?

    Why is the obesity epidemic accelerating?

    Our business is on the front lines of the obesity epidemic. Whether we want to accept reality or not is another story, but the fact is 42% of Americans are obese now on a crash course to 60% by 2030. No doubt this acceleration is a mixture of many things: apps increasing convenience eating habits social media increasing mental health disparities work culture bumping up cortisol levels pandemic life bumped up TV-binging lifestyle instant gratification access negating the need to work hard news outlets driving disassociation with reality industries advancing to make human survival easier The obesity epidemic costs our healthcare system about $200B annually , which will increase to $300B ....

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  • Do you surround yourself with the right people?

    Do you surround yourself with the right people?

    Your social circles have an impact on your success in life without you even realizing it. Whatever the challenge in life is that you're taking on, those folks will have a big say in whether you push through or throw in the towel. These are your family members, co-workers, friends, employers, etc. And we're betting some of them are likely people that need to exit your life if you're being held back by their own unhappiness. Take a minute and ask yourself some questions. Does anyone in your life: bring you down when you say no to their own vices? try to steer you off track with temptations they enjoy? ridicule you for investing time or money in your health? enable your bad ....

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  • Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

    Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

    The late night munchies. We’re all guilty of it and yet never feel great about it the next morning. Eating later at night when you’re just going to go to bed doesn’t do much good to our bodies. Why not? Eating, when it was invented, was meant to fuel the human body for energy expenditure. And that's still how everyone on Earth minus America does it. With the oodles of convenience around us, eating has become an easy way to pack on the pounds while in the sedentary lifestyle 95.32% of Americans live. Until very recently, my thoughts have just been common sense without much concrete science behind it. Thankfully for you and me, scientists keep sciencing! Yep. Just ....

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    At the beginning of every new year, people make resolutions to help them become better versions of themselves. It’s no surprise that health and fitness are continuously at the top of everyone’s list. Let’s be real, losing weight and getting fit is not an overnight process and it’s easy to stray from your goals. Don’t get discouraged—there are many ways to stay on track and achieve all of your dreams. One of the best ways to look and feel your best without it feeling like WORK is to join group workout classes. Before searching “group workouts near me”, read our guide! We’ll explore how to choose the best group fitness classes and ....

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    It’s time to take control of your life and start working towards (and reaching) your fitness goals . That’s right, 2022 is the year that you get healthy and become your best self. While many people love working out at home, it’s always a good idea to visit a fitness facility to kickstart your fitness journey. Fitness facilities are also great for anyone who isn’t sure how to get started, anyone who’s plateaued, or anyone who likes to turn a workout into a social experience. But how do you find the best “fitness facilities near me” when there are so many competing for your membership? Do you know how to identify a great one? Let’s talk ....

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  • What Do I Look for in a Fitness Coach Near Me?

    Warm weather is approaching and you know what that means. It’s time to start focusing on your physical fitness so you can do all of the fun spring and summer outdoor activities with your friends and family. Getting fit isn’t easy. Even people who love to exercise often struggle to meet their health and fitness goals on their own. This is where fitness coaches come in to save the day. Are you considering a “fitness coach near me” to help you reach your goals? Do you know how to identify a good one? We’re here to help. Keep reading to learn all about what to look for in the best private fitness coach in your local area. They Offer a Completely Customized ....

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    Do you want to get fit but don’t know how? Do you find yourself struggling to stay motivated when you exercise? If so, you’re not alone. Several studies show that most people who buy gym memberships in January abandon them within a few months. One reason for this is that people try to conquer their fitness goals alone. In doing so, they often use inefficient workout methods. Even worse, they have little accountability for reaching their goals. That’s why fitness bootcamps are so helpful! Searching for a bootcamp fitness near me can yield several positive results for your fitness journey. Bootcamps for fitness model themselves after military bootcamp training. ....

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    Approximately 64% of people relinquish their New Year’s resolution within 1 month. For many people, this is their resolution to improve their fitness. Since being healthy is a top concern for many, why would so many give up so quickly? Part of the reason is that they haven’t found the right fitness studio. Keep reading to learn how to choose the best workout studios and why it matters. Why Choosing a Workout Studio Matters Before discussing how to choose a fitness studio, let’s discuss why choosing the top fitness studio matters. While you might have a gym down the block, it may not be able to meet all of your fitness needs. The key to success in fitness is making a ....

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    People across the country resolve to get in shape every New Year’s Eve. The trouble is, they often don’t know how to get in the shape they want. Without this direction, maintaining a fitness routine becomes demoralizing . The challenge only increases if you’re working out alone. If you’ve faced this struggle, there’s good news! You don’t have to face the fitness challenge alone. Instead, use the Internet to search “fitness trainer near me.” The best fitness trainer can help you define your fitness goals and help you attain them. But, you don’t want to work with any trainer around. Instead, search for a trainer who seems like they ....

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    Thousands of people a day conduct searches for “group fitness classes near me.” They’re looking for workout classes that they can participate in to burn some calories and lose weight. The question is, why are people so obsessed with group fitness anyway? What’s the big deal and why are group workout classes so special? If you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of joining a group workout class, you’re in the right place. Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits you can take advantage of. Lose Weight Probably the biggest reason why people get involved in group fitness classes is to lose weight. Considering that nearly 1 ....

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    Did you know that group fitness classes can lower your stress levels and improve your quality of life more than working out alone? Whether you’re an exercise novice or a hardcore athlete, group fitness classes can be a great way to help you get fit, stay committed, and feel better too. Read on to learn more about the benefits of group fitness classes and how you can find the perfect class for you. Benefits Of Group Fitness Classes The American Heart Association recommends exercising for 2.5 hours per week. In addition to the time commitment, the exercises you choose should vary in type and intensity . This is not always easy to achieve especially if you are new to exercise. ....

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    If the pandemic did one good thing for us, it got people to start exercising. Believe it or not, exercise went up by 88% during Covid , and now that the gyms are all open, let’s make those numbers even higher! Well, the best way to start an exercise routine is with a personal trainer. Let’s talk about why you should look for a personal fitness trainer near me. Top 5 Benefits Of Personal Training Before we jump into the benefits, what do personal trainers do? Well, their jobs are too complex to go into great detail. However, personal trainers are responsible for developing a fitness routine for their clients and working closely with them to implement it. This style offers ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Semi-Private Personal Training in Allentown

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Allentown with Semi-Private Personal Training! At Forward Thinking Fitness, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Allentown a hands-on approach to Semi-Private Personal Training. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at Forward Thinking Fitness and see for yourself what makes us the best Semi-Private Personal Training facility in town. Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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