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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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Can You Hold Your Own on the Basketball Court? Nike Basketball Wants to See YOUR Best 3on3!

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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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After Losing Almost 100 Pounds, Karrie’s Next Challenges – A 10K and Half Marathon

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Even though she had lost almost 100 pounds, Karrie wasn’t entirely serious when she said, “Maybe one day I’ll run a marathon.” Well, she didn’t think she was being serious anyway. Immediately after making this statement people began telling her that she should do it. In fact, everyone who knew her believed she could do it…but Karrie had never ran in any such race. A year ago she couldn’t even run one mile let alone consider running 26.2. She was flattered by the confidence that people had in her, but Karrie had her doubts.

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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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237 to 147 Pounds and 3.1 Miles Later, Karrie Runs Her First 5K Race

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Be a Competitor in One of the Biggest Tournaments of the Year!

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Enter to Win Our Hockey Memorabilia Giveaway!

Dino Ciccarelli at the London Ontario LA Fitness Grand openingThis is your chance to win one of the great prizes that we are giving away.

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Basketball Legend Dan Majerle Autographs Basketball for LIVING HEALTHY Contest

Phoenix Suns legend Dan Majerle autographs a basketball for the LIVING HEALTHY give away contest

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Fun, Get in Shape and Help Augie’s Quest by taking a ZUMBA class? Yep!

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It is perhaps the best opportunity of the year for you to feel great after a workout both inside and out! On Saturday, February 23rd at 3pm LA Fitness is holding a special Zumba class that you can attend in order to support Augie’s Quest and help find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). CLICK here to learn more about this event and make a donation. *LA Fitness clubs not participating in this promotion: Grove City, OH (Former Urban Active), Grandview, OH (Former Urban Active), and Presale locations.

You probably want to know more, right? Well, who better to tell you than Augie Nieto himself? So, we contacted Augie for a Q&A about Augie’s Quest, ALS and the LA Fitness Zumba event.

Why is it important for everyone to participate in this event?

Augie: The fitness industry has been instrumental to MDA’s Augie’s Quest…we’ve raised over $35 million to date because of clubs and members around the country. YOU have the opportunity to be a part of history and help families fighting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Plus, I can’t think of a more entertaining way to get a workout!

How will the donations received from the LA Fitness Zumba event help Augie’s Quest, ALS and MDA?

Augie: Donations received will go directly to fast-track research for ALS.  Our goal is to find an effective treatment for this disease as soon as possible.

How far has research and treatment come since you were first diagnosed?

Augie: When I was first diagnosed, there were ZERO dollars being invested in ALS research from ‘Big Pharma.’  We’ve been able to change the landscape of ALS research drastically.  The lab we fund is called ALS TDI (www.als.net).  It’s the largest ALS research lab in the world and we are focused on finding drugs to treat ALS.  We currently have two drugs moving into Phase 2 clinical trials and 11 more in the pipeline. I know that one day soon, thanks to the support from the fitness industry, we’ll have effective treatments for ALS.

Your challenges, and the challenges faced with treating ALS are daunting, and yet you continue to persevere with Augie’s Quest, how do you do it?

Augie: What keeps me going is the momentum we have right now…we are truly making great strides in ALS drug development.  Right now there is only one FDA approved drug on the market for ALS patients and it doesn’t do much.  I’m confident the research we are funding will result in new effective drugs for the ALS community.

What would you like to tell those who are attending the Zumba event?

Augie: THANK YOU!  Most people who attend probably haven’t had their lives touched by ALS…it’s amazing to me that so many people come out to support our cause.  Oh…and get there early to get a front row spot!

Fun Question: What would you like to tell those who are hiding behind their poor dance skills as an excuse to skip the Zumba event?

Augie: If I can do it, you can do it!  Zumba isn’t about perfect choreography…it’s about having fun.  I promise you won’t regret it…no one has ever left a Zumba class and said “that wasn’t fun!”

George Gervin ‘Finger Rolls’ in for the Grand Opening in San Antonio and the Next REAL STORY

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Exercise Your Options to Reach Your Goal

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The Penny Picker, A Super Simple and Secret Exercise to Define your Legs

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REAL STORIES Countdown to 2013

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Game Day in the Life with an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader

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Hop, Skip and Jump Your Way to a Perfect Butt and Legs (Part 3)

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Top 5 Living Healthy TOP TIPS

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Hiking and Cupcakes

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8 Tips for Balancing Back to School Schedules and Fitness

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LA Fitness Members to Compete in Nike Basketball Tournament

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Having Fun is a Slam Dunk…VIP Passes Anyone?

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Real Results – Katie and Justin Before…Now…the Future!

Get your Game On with LA Fitness

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You’re Getting Warmer, Warmer, Warmer…You’re Hot!

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Catching up with Clay – The Ski Report

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5 Tips to get Your Body Ready for Summertime Swimwear

The Weight Loss Team – Sandy and Anna

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Review LA Fitness Best Shot Contest: You Decide the Winner!

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