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This Valentines day, set up a hot date for a party of one that’s guaranteed to leave you sweaty and breathless. Looking for reservations and a menu to sweat?… I got you covered…. With a luscious leg workout that will not only strengthen, sculpt, and tone your muscles, but will also elevate your heartbeat covering your body with a sweaty glow! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I want to celebrate with you through a heartfelt workout that is so addictive, you will want to do this all month long! It’s sweet, yet fierce. Simple, yet challenging to…

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Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate Valentines Day than by breaking a sweat together! Partner workouts not only add an element of fun and excitement to your fitness routine, but they also strengthen the bond between you and your significant other. It’s the perfect recipe for a heart-pounding workout to heat up your Valentine’s Day! Benefits of Partner Workouts: • Motivation Boost: Partner workouts provide built-in accountability and motivation, making it easier to stick to your fitness goals. • Improved Communication: Partner exercises require coordination and communication, fostering teamwork and understanding. • Increased Intimacy: Sharing…

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Winter Wellness … My Top Five Tips for Being Well This Season As the days get colder and darker, we often tend to move less, eat more and not pay enough attention to keeping our immune system strong. It does not have to be that difficult to be proactive and stay healthy. Knowing the steps to take of course, makes it that much easier. Here are my suggestions to help keep you consistently healthy this season. 1) Stay Hydrated. You may think that summer is the only time we need to think about hydration, but this is far from the…

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Almost all lifters will experience some kind of shoulder discomfort during their training life. The complexity of the shoulder joint, coupled with the fact that it’s used in every upper body exercise means it’s particularly vulnerable. In this article, we’re going to look at 9 shoulder exercises for shoulder pain. They’ll help you build strong, healthy and injury resistant shoulders, and they can all be done at home. They’re simple exercises, they only use home gym equipment and the techniques are easy to learn. They’re very safe shoulder exercises, and they’re effective. By following this program you’ll be able to…

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The beginning of another year is already upon us! It seems like every time another year goes by, the next one passes by even quicker. The end of the year pushes many people to set new goals for themselves that they didn’t achieve in the year prior- usually health related. However, if you’re like me, setting realistic and achievable goals for yourself sounds very confusing and scary to do on your own. I have put together a list of very achievable goals for you to try in the upcoming year. When brainstorming ideas for achievable goals, I wanted to touch…

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In our modern world of depleted soil, environmental toxins, and long-to-do lists, we have forgotten how to eat to nourish our cells. We have stopped paying attention to the fact that real food is real energy. Added to that, with all the crazy diets, fads, trends, what to eat has become very confusing. Our body was not designed to ingest and assimilate food-less foods; it was designed to work with nature – not against her. The natural environment that once existed has undergone dramatic changes at the hands of man. Modern agriculture in the past 60 years has changed the…

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PART 4 of 4: HARMONY | Recovery Flow Maria Sollon, MS, CSCS, PES Welcome to the grand finale of the Heartfelt Holiday Series where harmony is the ultimate crescendo! In the previous blogs, each workout presented a heartfelt emotion to move with your spirit. From love-infused strength to the joyful beats of cardio, the serenity of Pilates, and the recovering symphony, has harmonized to create a melody of well-being. Harmony will be your guide through a Total Gym recovery workout. The exercises will help your muscles move at a soothing cadence to bring your festive fitness journey to a harmonious…

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PART 3 of 4: Inner PEACE | Pilates Maria Sollon, MS, CSCS, PES Welcome to Part-3 of the Heartfelt Holiday Series, where the magic of the holidays meets the peace of Pilates to create a haven of calm within the chaos. In the midst of the holiday hustle, the best gift you could give yourself is the the gift of movement. It’s an opportunity to mindfully move with intention while developing your inner peace. Let’s dive into a Pilates session that promises not just a workout but a blissful escape, making your Total Gym a gateway to holiday serenity. HEARTFELT…

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PART 2 of 4: Radiate JOY | Cardio Bliss Maria Sollon, MS, CSCS, PES Jingle all the way into a cardio wonderland, where JOY is the name of the game! In a world bustling with activities, joy is the true essence that lights up our spirits. Keep your energy high with a cardio-packed Total Gym routine that is designed to bring pure JOY into your holiday season. HEARTFELT SERIES OVERVIEW If you’re just tuning in now, this is Part-2 of a holiday series- JOY-ful Cardio. Refer to part 1 to connect to the strength of your LOVE. https://totalgymdirect.com/total-gym-blog/heartfelt-holiday-fitness-a-love-infused-total-gym-workout The workouts…

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PART 1of 4: Embracing LOVE | Your Strength Within Maria Sollon, MS, CSCS, PES ‘Tis the season to be merry, loving, and joyous, while we embrace peace and harmony of the festive season. The holidays arrive in a rush and pass so quickly that we often tend to lose track of the true meaning behind the festive season, which also results in a lack of prioritizing time to our own self-healing and development. Therefore, to honor the holiday season and yourself, this four-part blog series focuses on “mindful movements” that are expressed through different heartfelt holiday routines performed on your…

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