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Define, Tone and Strengthen Your Chest with These Cable Exercises

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Chest Exercises – Cables 101

If you’re like many people, the first exercise that probably comes to mind when you think about chest exercises is the classic barbell bench press. However, chest exercises aren’t limited to the bench press. In fact, there are a variety of other chest exercises that you can perform with cables!

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A Gym Workout for Soccer Players – Working Out Off the Field to Score Goals on it

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Soccer, or football (for anyone reading this outside of North America), requires a rare type of athlete with a dynamic combination of explosive athleticism and excellent aerobic fitness. In order to compete on a soccer field, you need to be able to jog for long durations and explode into a sprint at a moment’s notice. You also need the strength and stability to leverage your body against your opponents, the agility to dodge defenders laterally while dribbling a ball and the velocity to kick the ball with power and accuracy, as well as with finesse. The best way to develop these skills and handle the physical demands of a complete soccer game is to train both on and off the field.

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No Ice Bucket Needed. Help Find a Cure for ALS by Dancing. You’ve Been Nominated!

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Do YOU accept the #Dance2CureALSChallenge?

 

Here’s how to do it…

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Train for Your Next Adventure – A Workout for Hiking

 

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Hiking is a great way to stay active and keep your body in shape while also enjoying the great outdoors. However, traveling long distances up and down different terrains can be physically taxing. That’s why combining your love for the trails with a gym routine that is customized to develop your hiking skills is the perfect way to put your body in prime shape for hiking.

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Dance, Donate and Help Find a Cure to ALS!

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The Gym Workout for Baseball Players – Train to Hit Further, Throw Harder and Run Faster

 

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If you’re a baseball player, then it’s time to step up your game in the gym to help you the get to the next level when you are stepping up to the plate this season!

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Congratulations to Our 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Winners!

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The results are in! We asked you, our loyal Living Healthy readers, to leave a comment on our blog post for a chance to win an LA Fitness 30th Anniversary T-shirt and you did not disappoint! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our blog as well as your personal fitness experiences.

Congratulations to Frank, David, Jessica, Karrenann and Jacquelyn. Now, here’s what the winners had to say!

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Fun Facts You May Not Know about LA Fitness

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  1. LA Fitness just turned 30!

When the first LA Fitness first opened its doors, things were quite different. Cardio machines were basic, displays were simple, and there were no machine-mounted TV screens. Women donned leotards, tights and leg warmers as their preferred workout apparel, men often wore thigh-exposing spandex, short shorts, tank shirts or singlets, and pretty much everybody sported sweatbands on both their head and wrists. The year was 1984, and since then the trends, science, equipment and, yes, even the fashion of fitness have changed.

LA Fitness, too, has evolved drastically in ways we couldn’t even imagine back then…

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LA Fitness Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Hours 2014

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These 6 Surprising Holiday Activities Could Help You Lose Weight

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It’s the time of year when we all seem to pack on a few extra pounds. After all, the rich desserts and calorie heavy meals most of us are surrounded by are practically unavoidable, and it’s so easy to submit to the idea that you will simply rededicate yourself once the New Year rolls around. This is a recipe for disaster.

But there is hope…

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There’s Still Time! The LA Fitness Black Friday Sale is Still in Full Swing at ShopLAFitness.com

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Did you wake up at the crack of dawn for those incredible Black Friday discounts? Or instead, did you enjoy a nice post-Thanksgiving slumber? Well, we have good news for you, either way you can still get in on the Black Friday sale at ShopLAFitness.com!

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Get Leaner and More Athletic with Medicine Ball Plyometrics

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Challenge Your Core and Build a Six-Pack with These Medicine Ball Exercises

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2 Simple Exercises to Sculpt Your Shoulders

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Look Your Very Best with These Medicine Ball Exercises

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Medicine Ball Exercises 101 – Single Muscle Group Exercises

Do you want to look your very best? With this combination of exercises you will focus on individual muscle groups in order to tighten and tone targeted areas of your body.

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Burn More Calories and Work More Muscles with These Medicine Ball Exercises

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Medicine Ball Exercises 101 – Multi-Movement Exercises

It’s impossible to miss them. You know, medicine balls, those bright colored balls with numbers on them. Though you have seen them in the gym for as long as you can remember, you’re not quite sure what to do with them, or how to use them, rather.

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7 Plank Exercises for a Tighter and Toned Stomach

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If you’re like most people, this is the time of year you’re trying to define your abs & lose your love handles. After all, we all want enviable abs for the summer. If this sounds like you, these 7 Plank exercises can help you achieve your goal.

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Father’s Day Hours at LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs

 

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Father’s Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Fathers’s day?

Fathers’s Day – June 15, 2014 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Dads!

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The ‘Which Way is the Beach?!’ Arm Workout – 3 Week BIG Bicep Challenge

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Summertime is almost here, and for many of you that means you are starting to work out so that you can look great in swimsuits and tank tops at the many beach outings and pool parties you’ll be attending. Well there is no time like the present to make your summertime fitness goals a reality! Seriously it’s time to get started.

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The Earth Day Full-Body ‘Around the World’ Workout

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LA Fitness Easter Weekend Hours 2014


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Is LA Fitness open on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, and Easter Weekend? What are the hours that LA Fitness clubs are open during Easter Weekend, and what about Good Friday?

Here are the hours of operation for LA Fitness Clubs and Kids’ Klubs in the United States and Canada for Good Friday, Easter Weekend and Easter Monday (Canada) 2014:

Good Friday – 4/18/2014

USA – All clubs and Kids’ Klubs are open for normal operating hours.

Canada – All CLUBS are OPEN from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kids’ Klub and Personal Training CLOSED.

 

Saturday – 4/19/2014

Normal operating hours for ALL clubs in the United States and Canada.

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 4/20/2014

USA – Normal opening hours – 3 p.m. close. Kids’ Klub closed all day.

Canada – Open 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Club closed all day.

 

Easter Monday – 4/21/2014

USA – All clubs and Kids’ Klubs are open for normal operating hours.

Canada – Open 8 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Dumbbells 101 – Sculpting Your Summertime Shoulders

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Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means, right? It’s time to say “GOODBYE” to sleeves and “HELLO” to cut-offs and tank-tops. Oh, and let’s not forget swimsuits. Now that your shoulders are going to be exposed, it’s time to advance your shoulder workouts by incorporating some dumbbell exercises.

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Break Through Weight Training Plateaus with Drop Sets

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We’ve all been there…You’re working hard and seeing consistent results, and then one day you notice the progress stopped…you plateaued.

This is when it’s time to add some additional strategy to your routine with drop sets. Drop sets are an awesome addition to get you past that plateau and on to new results.

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Dumbbells 101 – Get a Leg up with these Dumbbell Exercises!

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So you’ve gotten comfortable with a pair of dumbbells in your hand and you’re ready to start using them more in your workouts. How exciting! Now it’s time to move onto the largest muscle group in the body…your legs.

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Dumbbells 101 – Chest Exercises

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When you’re just beginning a strength training routine weight machines are an excellent option to help you build a solid foundation. However, as you continue to progress you should begin to substitute some of those machine exercises with dumbbell exercises to help build additional overall strength and balance.[i]

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20 New Ideas for the New Year

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Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours for LA Fitness and Kids Klub

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CLICK HERE for the 2014 Thanksgiving Day hours

What are the Thanksgiving Day hours of operation for LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub? Is LA Fitness open or closed on Thanksgiving Day? Is the kids club open at LA Fitness on Thanksgiving Day? Look no further, LIVING HEALTHY has your Thanksgiving Day Holiday hours answer for LA Fitness and Kids Klub.

While you’re here, be sure to checkout a couple of our Thanksgiving TOP TIP articles:

CLICK HERE to READ – Popular Thanksgiving Foods, Calories and Healthy Options

CLICK HERE to READ  – The 15 Minute Thanksgiving Day Workout

LA Fitness Club Hours of operation for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013 – All Clubs are open for workouts from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (United States Clubs only)*

Kids Klub is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013.

LA Fitness and the kids club are open the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, and will resume normal operating hours for the remainder of Thanksgiving weekend.

*All clubs located in Canada will maintain normal operating hours.

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Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps

If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

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5 Common Obstacles & How You Can Overcome Them

If you’re like most people, you have likely run into your fair share of obstacles due to work and other responsibilities that have prevented you from exercising as much as you would like to…Hey, it happens!

Even on days that you have your workouts scheduled in your calendar it seems that unexpected obstacles and extra responsibilities just seem to pop up, right?

So how do you make sure that you don’t get derailed by these obstacles?

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The Blue Print for Building Muscle

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Whether you’re a muscle bound fitness fanatic or someone who simply wants to live an active and healthy lifestyle, building muscle can help you!

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Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Tips

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Creating a summer six-pack isn’t just about the exercises you perform; it’s also about the lifestyle choices you make each and every day.

After integrating the Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises from our last article into your fitness routine, you’ll probably want some equally sizzling six-pack lifestyle tips to complement your hard work in the gym.

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Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises

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It’s finally that time of year! The sun is shining, the grass is green and the birds are singing their summer songs, but there’s just one problem…you still don’t have that summer six-pack you’ve been working so hard to get. Have no fear, LIVING HEALTHY is here to help you this summer. Read the rest of this entry

Are You Ready for a Sleeveless Summer? Define your Triceps with These 4 Exercises

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If you’re looking to build lean, well-defined “tank top arms,” then incorporating quality triceps exercises into your weight training plan is a must. The fact is, your triceps make up two-thirds of your upper arm muscle. This is why having exercises that focus on your triceps is integral to building great arms so you can sport a tank top with confidence this summer.

Start toning your triceps today by incorporating these exercises into your routine:

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Incorporating Explosive and Advanced Stability Exercises

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3 Progressive Chest Exercises – (Part 2 of Creating a Complete Chest Routine)

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How to Create a Complete Chest Routine – (Part 1 – Basic Chest Exercises)

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How Can You Create a Healthy Habit? 21 Days of Dedication

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5 Reasons You Should Be Strength Training. Yes You!

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