Exercise

Which is better: Working out in the morning, or in the afternoon?

When someone asks a fitness trainer what time of day is best to work out, I’m pretty sure they all have different answers.  That is because the answer is different for everyone. This seems to be one of those things…

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Never pay for a gym membership again: Nine ways to stay fit for free

When you’re living on a tight budget, a gym membership might not make the cut on your list of priorities. And while gyms are certainly convenient, there’s a ton of free ways to make sure your fitness doesn’t fall to…

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Tour de TART lets you explore beautiful Michigan trails

Do Michigan summers get any better than this? If you’re going to be close to Traverse City this weekend, take advantage of Friday’s gorgeous evening forecast and hit the TART and Leelanau trails for the 14th annual Tour de TART….

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Four ways to break through your workout plateaus

If you have been working out consistently but have not seen any results, or have you seen results previously, but now your body composition has stayed the same. There is no need to fear, you have simply hit a workout…

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Five yoga poses perfect for cooling down after a run

Yoga is amazing on its own as well as a great way to wind down before bedtime, relieve pain and cross train. But you may not realize that it’s also an ideal way to cool down after a run. Striking…

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Get outside and play with Mi Big Green Gym

MI Big Green Gym is committed to getting kids active and keeping them healthy through the utilization of Michigan’s treasured parks and recreation. On June 17, 2014, MI Big Green Gym hosted hundreds of kids on the Capitol lawn for,…

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Afraid of Zumba? Just shake it ‘til you make it!

Think Zumba is only for the rhythmically gifted? My two left feet can personally attest to how wrong you are. I recently shook off my inhibitions and inclination toward my favorite dance move, the wallflower, to try the dance-based workout….

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The 10,000 steps challenge: Too many, or not enough?

So it’s the beginning of the month and you’re about to begin your new walking program as part of your healthy lifestyle. You’ve consulted your physician who has given you the green light to practice walking long distance (check), you’ve…

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Which workout class is right for you?

Lifting weights and running on the treadmill can become very tedious and monotonous. Workout classes are a fun and exciting way to get your exercise in for the day. Each workout class has different benefits and works specific body parts. Many…

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