At XSport, we believe fitness is more than just working out, it’s a way of life. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find some helpful takeaways for staying healthy as you Eat Smart, Be Fit and Live Well in your XSport Life.


Top Tips for the Times You’re Stuck Eating Fast Food

June 21, 2017

So the gang is running out to pick up some lunch for the work meeting and you need to eat…or you’re on a road trip and the only solution is to drive through and order to eat in the car.

Even when you are stuck eating fast food, you want a healthy choice—it’s not always easy, but we’ve learned it can be done! Just take a look at our list of contenders for healthiest fast foods.

EAT SMART in The XSport Life - How tos here



Top Tips for Working on Muscle & Strength Imbalances

June 21, 2017

Because the body isn’t perfectly symmetrical, we all have strength imbalances to some extent. Strong and weak sides are natural, while injuries and habits can accentuate them even more.

You have a dominant leg and arm, and you might have certain muscles that simply respond better. Here are some tips for bringing up your smaller side or your weaker muscle groups.

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Top Tips for Fitness Wear & Workout Gear Shopping

June 21, 2017

Part of the fun of having a hobby is getting to outfit yourself with supplies. When it comes to fitness, you might not need a large quantity of expensive toys, but you do need some quality.

It takes time to keep up with what’s new in core items like shoes and clothing, investments like outdoor gear, helpful tools like heart rate trackers. No worries, we have shopping tips for you!

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Simple, Healthy Snacks for Busy Weekdays at Work

June 13, 2017

While a few snacks throughout your day can be a great idea, the quality of your selections makes all the difference—and the typical coffee and muffin can do more harm than good.

When your energy is falling, coffee (stimulant) with a sweet treat (sugar) is a quick and easy boost, but not the best fuel. Instead, try these simple, healthy snacks for your busy workdays.

EAT SMART in The XSport Life - How tos here



How Fitness Changes Everything: Harold’s New Life

June 13, 2017

Last summer, XSport Fitness member Harold N. took a hard look at himself and saw that the stressors of life had taken their toll on his weight, energy and mood. He wanted change.

So Harold entered our Get Fit competition -- but a major loss made his experience unlike any of the other finalists. Six months later, he’s a trainer. Here’s the story of Harold’s transformation.

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Overcoming the Illusion of Not Having Enough Time

June 13, 2017

Have you ever heard yourself saying things like “I’m too busy to get to the gym today,” “It takes too much time to cook for myself,” or “My schedule is too jammed to train more seriously?”

The idea of not having enough time to take good care of yourself is both an excuse and an illusion. We may over-book ourselves, but we can reclaim our time with the right approach.

LIVE WELL in The XSport Life - Start here



What to Look for in a Protein Bar

May 24, 2017

You’re on the go, you’re looking for protein, and something to chew on, too. When you need a nourishing snack that supports your strength training goals, a protein bar can make total sense.

Then again, not all bars are the same. Are you getting the right ratio of nutrients, not too much sugar, and what about the taste? Let’s review some key qualities to consider in protein bars.

EAT SMART in The XSport Life - How tos here



Why You Get Muscle Cramps & How to Avoid Them

May 24, 2017

Maybe it’s the end of a long, tiring day, or in the middle of a hard work out, or worst of all, when you’re out on the field or competing in a race… muscle cramps can really shut you down.

While they’re not uncommon, you want to avoid them, because aside from the obvious pain, these spasms can cost you your performance. Here’s how to prevent and treat muscle cramps.

BE FIT in The XSport Life - Learn how here



What to Stream if You Can’t Make it to the Gym

May 24, 2017

Even though you might be one of the most committed people you know working on a regular fitness routine, it happens to all of us – sometimes life gets in the way of getting to the gym.

You might have a backup as simple as getting out for a run or lifting in the basement, but maybe you can find an alternative workout to try, that you can stream for free in a pinch.

LIVE WELL in The XSport Life - Start here




Recent Posts

Top Tips for the Times You’re Stuck Eating Fast Food
EAT SMART - June 21, 2017


Top Tips for Working on Muscle & Strength Imbalances
BE FIT - June 21, 2017
Top Tips for Fitness Wear & Workout Gear Shopping
LIVE WELL - June 21, 2017


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