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April is Stress Awareness Month?

April is stress awareness month. I was not aware of this, were you? So I guess I would not be doing my job if I did not make you aware. But all kidding aside since living with chronic stress has too many adverse effects on health, including weight gain, I thought it would be a good idea to bring some awareness to the dangers of chronic stress but even more important what we can do to relieve stress.

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What Is Stopping You

Have you had your reasons or thoughts that has stopped you from reaching goals? You may not even be aware of the ways you are self sabotaging. This week I would like to share the story of one of our members. My hope is that I can offer a chance at self examination if need be.

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Spring and Softball

This week marks the beginning of spring. Some I’m sure will join me in saying finally! Now even here in Southern California the temperature is going back up, there is a super bloom of poppies going on and apparently a butterfly migration. And even better a return of The Sweat Shop Gym’s softball team.

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Top 10 Signs That You Are Healthier

So you’ve changed up your diet and are working out. And the scale is NOT moving! DON’T PANIC!! And definitely don’t get frustrated and quit. That will get you nowhere fast. So lets forget the scale for a second. Put a pin it if you will. We have other means of measurement that you may not have thought of. Lets look at these and see if you don’t notice something else.

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But I Hate Cardio!

I’m not a great runner. Every time Brad tells me I have to run, I dread it with the fire of a thousand suns. It’s pretty much constant discomfort, but cardio is a necessity if you want to stay healthy and active. So what to do? When I was training for MMA a few years...

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It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination

It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination      Sometimes we drift off course and lose sight of the big picture. We do it in all aspects of our lives and that’s okay. The key, however, is to find our way again. Maybe we take a turn down a different road and alter our...

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