Category Archives: LA Fitness Blog – Living Healthy

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

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

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’

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

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’

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

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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Complement your Lifestyle…

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?

ask our dietitian your question todayeat to run and increase endurance

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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?

ask our dietitian your question todaylearn how to fuel up before extreme workouts and exercise with Living Healthy

 

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

ask our dietitian your question todayDo you need to detox before 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

 6 weeks until summer workout with Bethany-37Summer is coming, and you know what’s coming with it…

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

ask our dietitian your question todaywhere technology meets health and fitness

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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?

ask our dietitian your question todaybeans beans they are good for your heart (1)

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

ask our dietitian your question todayCereal versus smoothies the great debate

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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?

ask our dietitian your question todayAdd more fiber in simple ways with LA Fitness blog Living Healthy

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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?

ask our dietitian your question todaywork hard to lose weight and change body composition

 

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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?

ask our dietitian your question todayDoes soda cause kidney stones answered by dietitian la fitness

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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?

ask our dietitian your question todayFind the Detox diet that is right for you with Living Healthy and LA Fitness

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LA Fitness Easter Weekend Hours 2015 *

Is LA Fitness open on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, 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) 2015:

 

Good Friday – 4/3/2015

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., and Kids Klub is CLOSED all day.

 

Saturday – 4/4/2015

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

 

EASTER SUNDAY* – 4/5/2015

USA – Open 9 a.m – 5 p.m., and Kids Klub is closed all day.

*Dearborn club is closed all day. East Loop Club is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Kids Club is closed all day.

Canada – Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Kids Klub is closed all day.

 

Easter Monday – 4/6/2015

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

Canada – Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Kids Klub is open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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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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Make ‘Time’ for this Healthy Drink, You Might be Surprised by all of its Benefits

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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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Add Abs to Your Physique by Adding the C.A.L.I. 3.0 Workout to your Routine

CALI 3.0 with Corina-19

 

C.A.L.I. Workout 3.0 – Adding medicine balls

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The Mightiest Little Superfood, Unlock the Benefits of CHIA SEEDS!

the benefits of Chia seeds

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Why do I crave chocolate and salt in the middle of the night?

why do i crave chocolate and salt

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Daylight Saving Time Spring 2015 Helpful Tips and Reminders – The Countdown to Summer Begins

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

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#Dance2CureALSChallenge

Do YOU accept the #Dance2CureALSChallenge?

 

Here’s how to do it…

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I get a lot of cramping in my legs, can increasing my potassium help?

ask our dietitian your question todaynot just bananas, tomatoes and potatoes are in potassium too

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Define Your Abs and Work Your Core with C.A.L.I. 2.0

 CALI 2.0 with Hunter-30

 

C.A.L.I. Workout 2.0 – Stability Ball Integration
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Train for Your Next Adventure – A Workout for Hiking

 

Compliment Your Lifestyle…

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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New Year – New Skin! How to Eat to Get a Stunning Complexion – Part 2

youthful skin part 2 with Living Healthy

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5 Outstanding Cable Exercises to Define and Tone Your Shoulders

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LA Fitness Presidents’ Day (USA) and Family Day (CA) Holiday Hours for 2015

 

 

What are the club hours at a LA Fitness for Presidents’ Day in the USA and Family Day in Canada?

President’s Day  – February 16, 2015 hours are normal operating hours for LA Fitness Clubs in the United States.

Family Day (Canada) – February 16, 2015 hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for LA Fitness Clubs in Canada.

 

Are there foods that make your hair and nails grow quicker and thicker?

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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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A Gym Workout for Dancers – Train for your Art

 

Compliment your Lifestyle…

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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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My eyes get dry after a long day at work. Is there a vitamin, mineral or super food that can help me prevent this?

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Meet the C.A.L.I. Workout 1.0, and Say Hello to Your Abs!

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C.A.L.I. Workout 1.0

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Enter to Win an LA Fitness 30th Anniversary T-Shirt!

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New Year – New Skin! How to Eat to Get a Stunning Complexion – Part 1

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Fun Facts You May Not Know about LA Fitness

30-Year-Anniversary

  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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The 5K Club Training Program – Train to Run Faster

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Sculpt Your Abs in 2015 with These Advanced Six Pack Defining Exercises!

 get abs this year as your 2015 new year resolution

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours for LA Fitness – All Clubs are Open on MLK Day 2015

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Is LA Fitness closed on MLK day? Many people are asking the same question. See below for the Martin Luther King, Jr. day hours at LA Fitness clubs.

All LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs are OPEN and will maintain normal operating hours on MLK Day, Monday, January 19th, 2015.

 

One More Weapon to Fight Flabby Underarms

 Cable Triceps LA Fitness with Dereek - 6 (7)

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‘Healthy’ Carbohydrates for Weight Loss – fact or fiction?

good carbs to lose weight

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The Perfect 20/20 Split Could Mean Your Perfect Body

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