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How much exercise does your heart need

How much exercise does your heart need

Your heart is a muscle, and like all muscles, it needs movement for optimal health.  Incorporating regular exercise will open the door to a series of heart healthy benefits reduce blood pressure lower cholesterol improve your blood sugar strengthen the heart muscle...

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Exercise – how to get out of the rut!

Exercise – how to get out of the rut!

Exercise - we have all had moments in our lifetime where we have become addicted to fitness, but there have been other times where we have done absolutely nothing! Let's start with the moments that you are in a rut - you can't seem to exercise, how do you feel?  You...

Top Tips for Flat Abs!

When it comes to getting the flat abs and definition through the midsection that we all want, there are some essentials that just can't be missed!  Patsy has an awesome post that cuts to the chase and calls out some culprits affecting your results - no matter how hard...

How Exercise can help balance your hormones.

How Exercise can help balance your hormones.

Exercise goes beyond the added daily burn.  Not only does regular physical activity help you feel better about yourself, it also helps your body balance certain hormones #1 ESTROGEN -  this hormone is known as the ultimate female hormone.  It helps young girls reach...

Your 10-minute workout solution for fat loss!

Your 10-minute workout solution for fat loss!

If you think you can only burn fat by sweating it out for hours in the gym and by doing long (boring) cardio sessions, you couldn't be more wrong.  Even if it was a sure-fire way to lose fat and gain muscle (which is is NOT), who has that much time on their hands?!...

The Secret Weapon That Makes Your Body a Fat Burning Machine!

The Secret Weapon That Makes Your Body a Fat Burning Machine!

Summer is officially here and many of us are "ramping up" our exercise program to get summer ready - fast!  Here at mcc, we're rewarding everyone with FREE RAMP UP EXERCISE CREDITS this July and August!  Increasing your exercise frequency can be a great way to...

Why is Tabata Training So Effective For Fat Burning?

Why is Tabata Training So Effective For Fat Burning?

"Tabata" is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout protocol that has fantastic fitness and weight-loss benefits.  If the term is new to you, check out this post as a "Tabata 101"! How does a workout so short burn so much fat? Using any exercise that...

How To Find Your Target Heart Rate

How To Find Your Target Heart Rate

If you're just using "220-age" as the only variable in finding out what your heart rate should be during exercise, there's a good likelihood you're missing the mark - big time.  By adding a few more variables to the equation, you can ensure you're working out in a...

The Alphabet Workout

The Alphabet Workout

In this fun and simple workout challenge, we've assigned an exercise to each letter of the alphabet!  You get a shuffled list of upper body, core, lower body and cardio actions to mix it up a little and take a break from routine!  For today...  Spell out MERRY...

10 Minute Stretch

10 Minute Stretch

As we get deeper into the holiday season our stress levels rise and our lives get busier. Stretching can help us slow down and rinse out all of the toxins that are being consumed this holiday season. Stretching can also help us relieve stress that we are holding...

10 Minute Bodyweight Challenge Workout

10 Minute Bodyweight Challenge Workout

Plan of Attack: Set your phone timer for 8 minutes - no taking texts or calls during the workout though!!  Warm up with a set of 10 floor lat pulldowns, 10 alternating shoulder tap push ups and 10 single leg glute bridges (per side).  Hit START on your timer and begin...