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Your First Boxing Class: A Beginner’s Experience

January 12, 2017

At XSport, we offer more than traditional workouts, knowing that it’s good for our bodies to try new things. Still, beginners aren’t always comfortable with new fitness alternatives.

So we’ve sent in a newbie to give things a try. Last month we met Faith, our XSport blogger and beginner in AthletiX. This edition she writes about her first boxing class!

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Super-Fast Fitness Tricks to Fit into Your Schedule

December 29, 2016

Let’s face it, winter hits, the holidays come, end of the year work deadlines are pressing and it tends to get tougher keeping up with your ideal workout routine. We get it.

Hopefully, you’re taking good care of yourself all year long, even when you’re busy. But when you feel pressed for time on some days and just need a quick fix to fill in, try these tricks.

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Hibernating? The Facts about Fat Storage in your Body

December 19, 2016

We all have our reasons for working out and eating smart—hopefully health is at the top of your list. And if we were to guess, we’d bet you probably want to get or stay trim and lean.

If you think fat storage in your body is the “enemy” of a fitness program, know that body fat serves its purposes and offers benefits, too. Read these important facts on fat.

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Your First AthletiX Class: A Beginner’s Experience

November 22, 2016

At XSport, we know the value of a fitness routine that offers plenty of variety and challenge. We offer more than traditional workouts, and hope you’ll try new things.

Still, not all beginners are comfortable trying alternative fitness. So, meet Faith, our XSport blogger. Read her play-by-play of the special classes she’s sampling, starting with AthletiX.

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Want to Carve Your Waistline? Work your Obliques.

November 9, 2016

The physiques we most admire often have a V-shaped upper body tapering to a slim waistline—those defined lines running up the sides of six-pack abs are called the obliques.

Most of us know how to work our surface abdominals in the front, but how to get those extra ridges above the waistline of our jeans? Try these bending and twisting exercises.

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The Perfect Plank for Every Fitness Level

October 25, 2016

When you’re looking to rock your core (all the muscles that surround your spine) plus extra work for shoulders, legs and more, look no further than the plank exercise.

Planks are a tough yet basic exercise. With dozens of varieties that can be used to advance or modify planks, you can include them at every fitness level for total body results.

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Keep your Eyes on the Thighs

October 11, 2016

We have a lot of mixed feelings about our thighs. Men might not pay much attention to them compared to chests and arms. Women often find thighs to be their trouble spot.

Are they big enough, thin enough, sculpted enough or smooth enough? If you want to feel more pride in your thighs, the time has come to give them some positive attention.

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Workouts that Work—Try Skill-Based Functional Fitness

September 21, 2016

When you’re new to the gym, it’s best to master the basics first. Learn the standard elements of strength training, and build your form, agility and balance to keep you safe.

After you’ve gotten the basics down, it’s time to look for more complex movements, not only to challenge you, but to maximize your results. Think multi-dimensional—here’s how.

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Get Stronger with 3-Dimensional Exercise

September 7, 2016

When you’re new to the gym, it’s best to master the basics first. Learn the standard elements of strength training, and build your form, agility and balance to keep you safe.

After you’ve gotten the basics down, it’s time to look for more complex movements, not only to challenge you, but to maximize your results. Think multi-dimensional—here’s how.

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Total Body Workout in 15 Minutes on a Stability Ball

August 23, 2016

When you’re looking for an alternative workout for when you’re short on time, choose a total body stability ball workout and you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck—and core!

These balls, also known as Swiss balls or fitness balls, offer a challenging short workout, plenty of exercise variety, and are simple enough for beginners to learn.

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Our 2016 Fitness Playlist Suggestions

August 9, 2016

Did you know the pace of music playing while you work out affects your performance? There have been a few studies that show the strong links between beats and the body.

Faster music can lead to a faster pace, more intense music can spark more effort, and slower or calmer music can create the right atmosphere for focus, cool down and more.

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Fitness that Fits: You Need to Do What Works for You

July 20, 2016

“Because I have two children and I work full time, I have to work out between 4:00 - 5:00 am every weekday.” Sarah needed a customized workout plan to suit her schedule.

For Jack, training needed to work around a knee injury. “The rowing machine became my arch nemesis.” Want the best results? Choose fitness that fits your individual needs.

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Hold On! Get a Good Grip on your Strength Training

July 5, 2016

When you want to alter your workouts to target different muscle groups, it’s common to look for new or different exercises. But altering your hand grips can do the trick, too.

Grips and hand positions are not only a way to refine your workout, proper use of these techniques will help you maximize your results and minimize your risk of injury.

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If You Want Your Best Chest, Try these Exercises

June 21, 2016

The skimpier clothes of summertime, like swimsuits and tank tops, give us a chance to focus on areas of our physiques that are more exposed. So let’s focus on our chests.

For men, who might find themselves shirtless, and women who want to look fit in that strapless sundress, giving extra attention to the pectoral muscles is a great idea.

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Vacation Fitness—Essential Exercises to Take with You

June 8, 2016

Hopefully you’ll have a chance to head out of town for some vacation time this summer —ever wonder what you can do about your fitness routine when you hit the road?

When you’ve worked hard to get strong and lean, you don’t want to lose a lot of ground when you take time off. Maintain your fitness on the road with these travelling exercises.

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Workout - Dead Row

June 8, 2016

Try this exercise featured in our Strength Group Exercise Classes.
Strengthen the muscles in your upper back.

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Workout - Push-Up

June 1, 2016

Try this exercise featured in our Group Exercise Classes.
Build strength in your pecs, shoulders, and core.

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Workout - Squats

May 24, 2016

Try this exercise featured in our Group Exercise Classes.
Build strength in your legs & quads.

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Beach Volleyball: Get the Body and the Moves

May 24, 2016

Watch a beach volleyball tournament to witness some truly fit athletes at work—success in volleyball requires many different physical skills, abilities and attributes.

You can up your game on the court this summer, and get the lean strong look that goes with it, when you incorporate volleyball training moves into your usual workouts.

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Workout - Lunges

May 17, 2016

Try this exercise featured in our Group Exercise Classes.
Build strength in your legs & glutes with this exercise.

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Spotlight on Suspension Training with TRX®

May 10, 2016

You might be familiar with the main amenities at your gym—strength equipment, group exercise, accessories like kettlebells and stability balls… but have you tried TRX yet?

TRX Suspension Training consists of hanging straps you use for bodyweight exercises. It develops strength, balance and core stability. Start as a beginner, and get super strong!

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