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.

Quick & Easy Portion Size Guide

February 21, 2017

If you’re serious about maintaining a balanced diet with the right ratios of nutrients to help you meet your goals, you’ve probably heard the notion that you should practice portion control.

That’s because when it comes to weight management and healthy nutrition, the amounts of foods you eat can and do matter. Here’s a simple way to judge serving sizes just by looks alone.

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Fit for the Slopes: Train Like a Snow Sport Athlete

February 21, 2017

Perhaps you’ve noticed the agility, endurance, balance and strength of pro skiers and snowboarders—their skills are admirable in action, and they look good off the slopes, too.

Whether you’re heading out for some black diamond runs or some simple winter fun, there are key fundamentals you can incorporate in your workouts to help you get fit for the slopes.

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Prepping for Spring Break? Avoid Vacation Stress

February 21, 2017

If you’re one of the lucky ones heading out of town for spring break soon, or even getting a jump on planning your next summertime trip, you’ll want to get set for a stress-free vacation.

Too many of us are pressured by vacation plans. We rush to get so much done before we leave, and are barely able to relax while we’re gone. These six steps will help you avoid all that and enjoy!

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Two Top Fats to Support Fitness -- Olive and Coconut Oil

February 9, 2017

Fats and fitness—it can be confusing. After all, it doesn’t sound like fat should be in the diet of someone who wants to be lean. And yet we know fat is essential…so, which fats are best?

Clean fats like avocado and raw nuts are a good starting point, and, cooking fats are likely to account for a lot of your daily fat intake. Let’s take a look at two top choices for oils in general.

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How to Protect Your Back at the Gym

February 9, 2017

Your spine—it’s so important as the conduit for your central nervous system, which lets you move. And feel! From neck to tailbone, this is a body part you don't want to mess around with.

There are plenty of attachments to the spine to protect as well. It’s best not to overdo it and hurt your back, or worse, to injure your spine at the gym. Use these tips to avoid a “bad back.”

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Blame Your Parents or Your Choices? (Genes vs. Lifestyle)

February 9, 2017

Look around the gym at all the body types, sizes and fitness levels. Many of them have been working out just as long, doing similar routines, eating similar diets. Still, the results may vary.

Are traits like athleticism or thinness inherited or developed? What if it seems like your family genes are holding you back when it comes to fitness? Nature vs. Nurture: we explore right here.

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Winter Citrus: It Brings You More than Vitamin C

January 24, 2017

Fresh citrus fruit shipped in from warm-weather climates is a special treat for most northerners in winter. Bright and tasty, citrus also offers us many health benefits.

When we think about oranges, limes and grapefruits, we might think first of Vitamin C, but there’s more goodness there to be found, including fiber, minerals and antioxidants.

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Getting Results: Tips from a Top Personal Trainer

January 24, 2017

Results. Getting them is the reason most people join a fitness club in the first place. If you’ve ever wished you were getting more, better results, faster, you’re not alone.

We’ve asked one of our top trainers for specific advice on how he gets results with his clients, and what you can borrow from his approach to get the most from your own fitness program.

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Pampering 101: My First Experience at the XSport Spa

January 24, 2017

In recent editions of the XSport Life, we’ve heard from our fitness blogger, Faith, about her experiences as a first-timer in classes like AthletiX and the X-IT Xtra, Boxing.

This time, we’ve sent her to spend time at the XSport Spa for some healthful pampering and rejuvenation. Read on to hear about her chocolate mask, LED light facial and more.

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Recent Posts

Quick & Easy Portion Size Guide
EAT SMART - February 21, 2017

Fit for the Slopes:
Train Like a Snow Sport Athlete

BE FIT - February 21, 2017
Prepping for Spring Break?
Avoid Vacation Stress

LIVE WELL - February 21, 2017

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