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Couch to 5k Training Program With Printable Plan

Our couch to 5k training plan is designed to get you off the couch and running a 5k in just 8 weeks. We have included a weekly workout chart.

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Dumbbell Bicep Curls for Sculpted Arms and Shoulders

Bicep curls are one of the best ways to work your arm muscles for sculpted definition. Learn how to become proficient at this important arm exercise with our pictured instructions.

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Dumbbell Deadlift For Slimming Muscle

The dumbbell deadlift is easily one of the best exercises for adding strength and burning calories. Learn how to do this exercise correctly and keep your lower body toned.

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6 Easy Yoga Poses - Relax and Have Fun

These 6 easy yoga poses are perfect for the beginner and for the person trying to reduce their stress level. Yoga does not have to be complicated or difficult.

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Dumbbell Lunges for a Slim and Sculpted Lower Body

Learn how dumbbell lunges can stretch out your hips, tone your legs, and improve full body strength. Master this explosive exercise with our illustrated instructions.

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Circuit Training Routines with Sample Workouts

Try these circuit training routines to help with weight loss and better physical conditioning.

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Bridge Exercise For a Tight Tummy and Butt

The bridge exercise is one of the best for tightening and toning the muscles in your legs and butt. Follow our pictured step by step guide to help you get started correctly.

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Forward Bend Yoga Pose for Full Body Stretching

Use the forward bend yoga pose to stretch out your hamstrings and open your hips. These stretching exercises also help to relax your nervous system and calm your mind.

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Use the Fish Yoga Pose to Improve Posture and Breathing

The fish yoga pose can improve your posture as it stretches and aligns your spine. The pose will also open the front of your body for improved breathing.

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Standing Yoga Poses for Improved Balance and Stability

Use standing yoga poses to improve your balance and to create a strong foundation for other yoga challenges.

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Restorative Yoga Poses For Inner Peace

Restorative yoga poses can help you to relax and relieve stress so that you are able to reset your mind and body to deal with the everyday pressures we face.

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Bridge Yoga Pose Can Strengthen Your Core

The bridge yoga pose is an excellent exercise for tightening your butt and hamstring muscles. It also does a good job of opening your chest to improve oxygen flow and blood circulation.

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Upright Rows for a Sexy Set of Shoulders

Start doing upright rows to add definition and extra strength to your shoulders and upper back muscles. Our pictured instructions will help you to get started correctly.

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Seated Tricep Extension for Tight and Toned Arms

The seated tricep extension can quickly help you tighten up loose and flabby arms by adding some new lean muscle. Our pictured illustrations will help you to get started correctly.

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Power Yoga Exercises For Strength And Cardio Fitness

Power Yoga exercises are a series of postures designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility in one yoga workout.

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Dumbbell Front Raise for Sexy Shoulders

See how the dumbbell front raise can help you to curve your torso into a slimming “V” look. Our pictured instructions can help you to get started correctly.

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Camel Pose Can Boost Your Energy And Mood

Start using the camel pose to open your hips and add more flexibility to your spine. Learn how to become proficient with this back bending pose using our pictured instructions.

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Strength Training for Women to Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Strength training for women is an important part of re-shaping the body. These pictured exercises with Kim will help to show you how to get rid of body fat and add lean slimming muscle.

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Hip Extension Exercise for Better Leg and Hip Strength

See how a hip extension exercise can help to stabilize your pelvis and keep your your hip joints functioning to increase strength and range of motion.

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Our List of Yoga Poses for the Beginner to the Advanced

Full list of yoga poses with images to help to you choose the best poses and style for your optimal yoga workout.

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10 Yoga Poses for Men for Improved Flexibility and Fitness

These 10 yoga poses for men will add strength, stability, and better balance through the entire body. They can also help to improve your performance in whatever other activities you enjoy.

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Yoga Health Benefits for Mind, Body, and Spirit

Yoga health benefits are received from following a regular practice to strengthen the body and open the mind. Research has shown that practicing Yoga can offer many health benefits.

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Plyometric Workout Routine with Sample Workouts

A plyometric workout routine can be a fun and effective way to put a little extra spring in your step. These high intense jumping and hopping exercises can wake up some muscles that you didn't know you had.

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What Is Interval Training - Guide and Tips

What is interval training? Interval training combines high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods. This type of training can burn more calories than steady-state exercise.

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Kettlebell Workout - Guide and Tips

A kettlebell workout combines the benefits of strength training with an intense cardio workout to help you build lean muscle. This guide can help you to get started with kettlebells correctly.

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Lose Weight By Running - Try to Make it Fun and Effective

You can lose weight by running and following a low calorie diet. Studies have shown that doing the two together can be highly effective.

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Running Workouts for Fitness and Weight Loss

Different styles of running workouts produce different benefits that range from burning extra calories to increasing speed, strength, and endurance.

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A Printable Workout Log Can Help Track Your Fitness Progress

See how a printable workout log can be one of your most valuable resources to successfully reach and maintain your fitness goals.

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Staying Healthy During the Holidays - Try These Tips

Staying healthy during the hoildays can be challenging but theres no reason it has to be an impossible thing to do. By implementing these 12 tips you can stay healthy and still have fun.

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Incline Dumbbell Fly for Upper Body Definition

Give the incline dumbbell fly a try to increase the strength throughout your upper body. Our pictured instructions will help you to get started correctly.

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Squat Exercises for Women to Add Strength and Body Shape

Learn how explosive squat exercises for women can help to sculpt a strong and slim sexy body that you will feel super confident showing off.

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5k Training Plan - Make Running Fun and Easy

Our 5k training plan is designed for beginners and those returning to running. We'll show you how you can do so with our step by step plan. You CAN do it! We're here to help and cheer you on.

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Clean Eating Dinner Recipes and Free Printable Recipe Cards

See how clean eating dinner recipes can have you enjoying natural healthy meals without breaking your budget or busy schedule. We have provided free printable recipe cards

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Tricep Kickback for Sculpted Beach Arms

See how the tricep kickback can help you replace any fat on your arms with lean slimming muscle. Follow our image illustrated instructions to develop strong and perfectly shaped triceps.

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Clean Eating on a Budget Can be Done Effectively With Healthy Results

See how clean eating on a budget is not an impossible thing to do. Once you learn how to become a smart “clean eating” shopper, you will be surprised at just how affordable healthy eating can be.

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Running For Women Over 50 for Keeping it Young

Running for women over 50 can be one of the most rewarding physical activities. Whether your goal is weight loss and body shaping or improving your health, running can do the job effectively.

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Bent Over Rows for a Chiseled Upper Body

Bent over rows are one of the best exercises available to increase the strength and tone of your back. Learn how to master this important back exercise by following our pictured instructions.

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Smoothie Recipes for Optimum Health

We blend up smoothie recipes for optimum health in our home. They are a tasty and nutrient-packed way to energize, rejuvenate, and detoxify your body.

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Beginner Yoga Routine - Learn The Fundamentals Here

Starting a beginner yoga routine doesn't have to be super confusing. Our guide will give you basic tips and simple yoga sequences to help you get started correctly for your own practice.

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Anti Aging Diet and Sample Meal Plan

Following an anti aging diet will not only affect your physical body, but it also impacts your emotional and mental health as well.

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Exercises for Flabby Arms - Burn the Fat and Add Lean Muscle

These four exercises for flabby arms can help get rid of the unwanted fat and tone your arms quickly.

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Home Fitness Room Layout Ideas

A home fitness room can be an easy way stay motivated to fit a workout into your schedule without driving to and from the gym. The following tips can help you get started setting up your home gym.

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Running for Beginners - Start Slow With Our Printable 7 Week Chart

Our running for beginners walk & run training plan can make it easy for a new runner to get started correctly. Our free printable 7 week training plan allows you to monitor your progress.

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Detox Diet Food List And Meal Plan

Use our detox diet food list with our 3 day detox meal plan to help cleanse your body of unwanted chemicals and toxins. Your energy levels should increase substantially.

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Broga Yoga - Guys can be Flexible Too

See how Broga yoga has perked the interest of men looking for high intensity, strength oriented yoga classes.

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Treadmill Workout Plan with Printable Interval Training Chart

This treadmill workout plan can be used as a strategic weight loss program at home or the gym. Our free printable treadmill interval workout chart will allow you to track your progress.

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Strength Training Exercises to Build Lean Muscle

These 10 strength training exercises for men are some of the best available to help you develop a stronger body with better tone. Our pictured instructions will help you to get started correctly.

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Kettlebell Swing For Full Body Training

The kettlebell swing is an exercise designed to combine cardio and strength training together. One of the major benefits of this exercise are the large number of calories burned.

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Yoga Postures For Weight Loss and Fitness

Yoga postures for weight loss? If practiced correctly, yoga can boost your metabolism and help you to burn unwanted body fat.

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    Jan 12, 19 01:54 PM

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    Jan 10, 19 07:14 AM

    Bicep curls are one of the best ways to work your arm muscles for sculpted definition. Learn how to become proficient at this important arm exercise with our pictured instructions.

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    Jan 09, 19 01:29 PM

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