Category Archives: LA Fitness Blog – Living Healthy

LA Fitness Labor Day Hours for Clubs and Kids Klubs 2015

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I feel like I have tried everything and nothing works, what can I do to lose more weight?

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How to do a Seated Machine Row

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Machine Row

Select an appropriate weight. Pull the handles in toward you using your upper back muscles as you squeeze your shoulder blades together, pause, and then reverse the motion, stopping with a slight bend at your elbows. Be careful not to let your shoulders relax or roll forward as you return to the starting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…SUGAR

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How to do Treadmill Cardio Intervals

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Treadmill – Cardio Intervals

Select the Quick Start or Manual mode on your treadmill. Walk at a comfortable pace for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds of walking, increase the speed to a running pace that challenges you for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes of running, reduce the speed back to your walking pace to recover for 90 seconds. Repeat the interval process the necessary number of times and minutes according to your specific workout program.

Interval Training 101 – Lose Weight, Get Ripped, GET RESULTS!

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How to do Elliptical Machine Cardio Intervals

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Elliptical – Cardio Intervals

Select the Quick Start or Manual mode on your elliptical machine. Then, choose a level and maintain an easy pace for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds, increase your rate of rpms significantly to a vigorous pace that you can maintain for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, return to an easy pace to recover for 90 seconds. Repeat the interval process the necessary number of times and minutes according to your specific workout program. Be sure to adjust your intensity levels as needed for your personal level of fitness.

Interval Training 101 – Lose Weight, Get Ripped, GET RESULTS!

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5 Ways to Burn Calories at the Beach or In the Pool Before Summer Ends

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What standards I should base my DIET on to LOSE WEIGHT and INCHES?

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…BEVERAGES

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5 Sports to Help You Burn Calories and Enjoy the Summer Sun

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Playing sports is an excellent way to compliment your fitness routine at the gym, no matter what season. However, there are certain sports that feel like they were just made to be played under the beaming summer sun! Make the most of your summer days and stay active playing some of these exciting sunshine sports.

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How to do a Standing Cable Lat Row

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Standing Cable Lat Row

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the stabilizing arms to an upright position. Now pull the handles toward the outside of your shoulders using your upper back muscles as you squeeze your shoulder blades together, pause, and then reverse the motion, stopping with a slight bend at your elbows. Be careful not to let your shoulders relax or roll forward as you return to the starting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How many cookies can I eat following 30 minutes of cardio and not gain weight?

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…CALORIES

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How to do Step Machine / Stair Machine CARDIO INTERVALS

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Step Machine – CARDIO INTERVALS

Select the Quick Start or Manual mode on your step machine. Then choose a level and maintain an easy pace for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds, increase your level significantly to a vigorous pace that you can maintain for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes return to an easy pace to recover for 90 seconds. Repeat the interval process the necessary number of times and minutes according to your specific workout program. Be sure to adjust your intensity levels as needed for your personal level of fitness.

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What are the benefits of consuming antioxidants in a body that exercises 3-5 days a week?

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5 Fat-Burning Meals You Need to Eat


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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…ANTIOXIDANTS

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How to do Standing Cable Triceps Pushdown with the V-Bar

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Standing Cable Triceps Pushdown with V-Bar

Select an appropriate weight and attach the v-bar to the cable. Standing with your feet approximately shoulder-width apart, hold the v-bar in front you just below chest-level. Push the v-bar down without moving your upper arms or shoulders until your arms are straight, pause, and then reverse the motion. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How is it that I can be at a certain weight one day and weigh 8 pounds more 2 days later? I eat the same day after day and go to the gym 5 days a week.

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How to do a Standing Cable Chest Press

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Standing Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the stabilizing arms so that they are parallel to the ground. Face away from the cable machine and hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Then, while keeping your forearms almost parallel to the ground,  push the handles away from your chest. Pause and reverse the motion stopping just before the weight stack rests in its original/resting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Beach Butt Brazilian Bikini Workout

The Best butt workout From LA Fitness and Living Healthy the official blog of LA Fitness

 

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How to do a Dumbbell Lunge

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Dumbbell Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder-width apart while holding a dumbbell in each hand. Then, step forward and slowly lower your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Next, push-off of your front foot to reverse the motion. Make sure you control the dumbbells by not allowing your arms to swing. Also, keep your torso in an upright position, avoid touching your back knee to the ground, and be careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. Finally, when you reverse the motion, remember to engage your abdominal and gluteus muscles. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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Lose Weight, Burn Calories and Get Plenty of Vitamin D with These 5 Outdoor Summer Activities

 

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How to do a Barbell Lunge

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Barbell Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder width apart with a barbell resting on your upper back and shoulders. Begin by stepping forward and slowly lowering your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Then push off of your front foot to reverse the motion. Make sure you control the barbell and your upper body by keeping your torso in an upright position, avoid touching your back knee to the ground, and be careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. When you reverse the motion, remember to engage your abdominal and gluteus muscles. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do an Ice Skater Exercise

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Ice Skater Exercise

Stand with one leg forward and bent at approximately 90 degrees while your other leg is crossed behind you with only a slight bend. Then, jump sideways, in the direction of your back leg, switching your arm and leg positions in the process. Maintain your upper body in an upright position, and reach your opposite hand toward your front foot while your other arm is raised with your elbow bent at 90 degrees. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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7 Signs You’re On-Track to Getting Six-Pack Abs

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…FIBER

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How to do a Barbell Biceps Curl

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Barbell Curl

Hold the barbell with our hands approximately shoulder-width apart and with your palms facing out. Then, curl the barbell up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Bodyweight Lunge

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Bodyweight Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder width apart. Start by stepping forward and slowly lowering your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Make sure you avoid letting your back knee touch the ground, and also be sure to keep your torso in an upright position while being careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. Finally, push-off your front foot to reverse the motion.  When you reverse the motion remember to engage/tighten your abdominal and butt muscles, and return to the starting position. Continue the exercise for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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Summer Leg Shred and Shaping Workout Routine

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5 Ways to Burn Calories and Get Things Done This Summer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy being outdoors and getting things done: wash the car, plant tomatoes in your garden, paint the trim around your house AND burn calories the entire time!

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…VITAMINS

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Fly

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Cable Chest Fly

 

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles out to your side so that they’re level with your chest. Maintaining a slight bend at your elbows, squeeze the handles toward each other until your hands meet in front of you, pause and then reverse the motion. Pause again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Hold the dumbbells at your sides with a slight bend in your elbows. Now lift the weights away from your sides until your upper arms are parallel with the floor, pause, and then slowly reverse the motion back to the starting position. Continue the repetitions for a duration that best suits your goals and personal level of fitness.

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LA Fitness Fourth of July Hours and Kids Klubs 4th of July Holiday Hours 2015

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on the 4th of July? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub for the Fourth of July Holiday?

Fourth of July – July 4th, 2015, all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States are open until 4 p.m. to commemorate Independence Day in the United States .

Kids Klub is closed on the 4th of July at all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States, for Independence Day.

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How to do a Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Row – Palms ‘In’ aka ‘Hammer Grip’

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Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Row – Palms In

Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward at your waist so that your torso is almost parallel to the ground. Now hold the dumbbells at your sides with your palms facing-in or toward the sides of your body aka “hammer grip,” and while keeping your elbows bent slightly, use your upper back muscles to lift the weight to your sides. Then, slowly reverse the motion, and return to the starting position, again maintaining a slight bend at your elbows. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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I have been trying to add beans into my diet more, but why do they make me feel so bloated and distended in my belly? Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

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The Ultimate Summer Six-Pack Ab Shredding Circuit!

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…FATS

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LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub Father’s Day Hours 2015

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 21, 2015 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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How to do a Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

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Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the thigh support. Holding the bar at shoulder-width and with your palms facing you, pull the bar down and in toward your chest, stopping just below chin-level.  Return to the starting position as you control the weight, while being careful to keep your shoulders down; not allowing them to scrunch-up toward your ears. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…Protein

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer, Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 7 and 8

 

This is it…the final stretch. Only 2 weeks until summer begins! 

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Bank on This Workout to Improve Your Basketball Skills

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Whether you play in a competitive basketball league or just show off your skills in pick-up games, working out in the gym can help improve your game on the court! That’s why we designed the perfect workout to complement your basketball game.

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How to do a Dumbbell Biceps Curl

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Dumbbell Biceps Curls

Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing out. Now curl the dumbbells up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your personal workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Press

How to do Exercises and use the Fitness Equipment at LA Fitness.

Seated Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Keep your forearms almost parallel to the ground, and then push the handles away from your chest, pause and reverse the motion, stopping again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Your Weight Loss, Diet and Nutrition Guide To…CARBS

 

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4 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

Vegetables, baby…Vegetables! Get ready to rock that swimsuit!

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer, Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 5 and 6

Only 4 weeks until summer is here! 

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What shakes or smoothies can help sustain me on my multiple work out days?

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5 Secrets to a Flatter Belly from Around the World

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I am an avid endurance competitor, 10K and half marathons, but I’m at a loss when it comes to how much protein, carb, and fat I should be consuming, can you help?

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Memorial Day 2015

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Memorial Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day – May 25, 2015 hours of operation. All US clubs have normal opening hours and will close at 8 p.m.

Kids Klub is closed on Memorial Day at all LA Fitness clubs located in the United States.

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I can’t lose my BELLY! Can you HELP me?

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What foods should I eat before an extreme workout?

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Do I have to detox my body before starting a diet?

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Victoria Day (Canada) Holiday Hours for LA Fitness Clubs 2015

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*Only LA Fitness clubs in Canada have adjusted hours for Victoria Day.
**All LA Fitness clubs in the United States will maintain their normal hours of operation.

6 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

 6 weeks to summer nutrition guide to spice up your health

Bikini and board shorts season is coming…SOON! It’s time to spice up your diet, without all the sodium, and get serious about getting in shape.

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8 Week Workout to Prep for Summer Bikini and Swimsuit Season – Weeks 3 and 4

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How do electronic body fat measuring devices work, and are they accurate?

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Mother’s Day Hours at LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs 2015

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

Mother’s Day – May 10, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Moms!

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Love Handles Be Gone! Use These Exercises to Tighten Your Oblique Muscles

Cables 101 – Oblique and Ab Exercises

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Are beans considered protein, starches or vegetables in a balanced diet?

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Is it better to have cereal or a smoothie for breakfast?

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The Spring into Summer Swimsuit Freak Out Solution, 8 Week Workout – Weeks 1 and 2

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Do you have any suggestions on small ways to increase the FIBER in my diet?

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2 Months to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

 

Bikini and board shorts season is coming…SOON!

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The 2 Months Until Summer Swimsuit Season Strategy to Blast Away Your Belly

Swimsuit season is coming…SOON!

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I am not seeing any changes in my body composition even though I am eating better and working out, what am I doing wrong?

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Train for your Career…A Workout for Law Enforcement and Police Officers (or Anyone with a Physically Demanding Job)

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Does drinking soda cause kidney stones? If not, what does?

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Turn Your Back Onto This…and Get the Back You Have Always Dreamed Of!

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‘Ace’ This Exercise Routine – A Gym Workout for Volleyball Players

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Volleyball is a sport that requires a series of quick explosive movements and excellent overall body control; all while smacking a ball with a great degree of finesse. Being able to accurately spike the ball with extreme velocity and also set that very same ball with ease and touch means you have to be quick and ready. It’s a stop-and-go mix of aggressive and graceful movements that commands a physical skill set from athletes.

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I want to do a detox for a couple of days, but I am not sure which one is the best…what would you recommend?

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