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This Could be Your Fitness Answer to Surving Holiday Buffets and Potlucks

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Boxing Day Holiday Hours for LA Fitness Clubs 2014 (Canada)

Check out the this year’s Boxing Day Holiday Hours for LA Fitness Clubs in Canada.

Boxing Day (Canada) – Friday, December 26th – All LA Fitness Clubs in Canada are Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the Kids Klub is closed all day.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

LA Fitness Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Hours 2014

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These Simple Ingredients Could be Your Answer to a Healthier Holiday Season

 

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Why use Cable Machines? Learn ‘Why’ AND ‘How’ Beginning with Biceps

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5 Foods with the Most Protein

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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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A Realistic and Simple 15 Minute Thanksgiving Day Workout

 

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Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours (USA) for LA Fitness and Kids Klub 2014

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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 27, 2014 – 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 27, 2014.

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.

*The LA Fitness Lake Success club will close on November 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (officially at Midnight). On Thanksgiving Day it will open again at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. The Kids Klub is closed all day on Thanksgiving Day. The LA Fitness Lake Success club re-opens on Friday, November 28th (Black Friday) at 5 a.m.

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

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LA Fitness Black Friday Sale and Cyber Monday Deals on ShopLAFitness.com

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You don’t want to miss one of our biggest sales ever…the ShopLAFitness.com Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are your chance get a great deal on some hot new workout gear and apparel.

But to take advantage of our 2014 ShopLAFitness.com Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, you need to check our Facebook and Twitter pages to get the special promo codes.

  • For the LA Fitness Black Friday promo code, check on Friday, November 28, 2014.
  • For the Cyber Monday promo code, check on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Here, to make it easy for you we have provided links to our Facebook and Twitter below.

FOLLOW this link to go to the LA Fitness Facebook page for your promo code.

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Eat All You Want at Thanksgiving Dinner and Not Gain Weight!?

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Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours (USA) for LA Fitness and Kids Klub 2014

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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 27, 2014 – 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 27, 2014.

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.

*The LA Fitness Lake Success club will close on November 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (officially at Midnight). On Thanksgiving Day it will open again at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. The Kids Klub is closed all day on Thanksgiving Day. The LA Fitness Lake Success club re-opens on Friday, November 28th (Black Friday) at 5 a.m.

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

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Get Better, Nicer, Defined Arms by Doing These Exercises!

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Simply the Best…Exercise for Your Chest!

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Veterans Day 2014

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

Veterans Day – November 11, 2014 – All clubs and Kids Klub have normal hours of operation.

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Get ‘BACK!’ An Astounding BACK, that is!

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Why You Need Vitamin D, and How to get the Right Amount in Your Diet!

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Sculpt, Shape and Tone Your Body with this 30 Minute Workout

 

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It’s Time for Change in 2014 with this Fall’s Time Change

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LA Fitness and Kids Klub Hours for Halloween 2014

 

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LA Fitness is open for normal operating hours on Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014. Although, Kids Klub is closed in the evening.

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5 Surprising Foods Full of Hidden Sugar

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The 7 Minute Ab Circuit You’re Probably not Doing, But Should Be!

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The Next Level 30 Minute Body-Defining Workout

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Tailgating Revisited, 9 Delicious and Healthy Options for Football Sunday!

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Thanksgiving Day Hours for LA Fitness and Kids Klub in 2014 – CANADA

 

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CLICK HERE for the 2014 US Thanksgiving Day club hours

What are the Thanksgiving Day hours of operation for LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub in Canada for 2014? Is LA Fitness open or closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014 in Canada? Is the kids club open at LA Fitness on Thanksgiving Day 2014 in Canada?

Look no further, LIVING HEALTHY has your Thanksgiving Day Holiday hours answer for LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub.

While you’re here and LIVING HEALTHY, 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 in Canada, Monday, October 13, 2014 – All Clubs are open for workouts from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Canada only)

Kids Klub is closed on Thanksgiving Day in Canada, Monday, October 13, 2014 .

LA Fitness and the Kids Klub are open the day after Thanksgiving, and will resume normal operating hours.

 

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Get Leaner and More Athletic with Medicine Ball Plyometrics

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Sculpt, Shape and Define Your Legs and Butt with These Exercises

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Get Leaner and Feel Better with this 20 Minute Workout

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A Simple and Effective Exercise to Define Your Back Muscles

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Top 8 Nutrition Tips for Losing Fat

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

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Surprising Mind and Body Health Benefits of Yoga

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SNACK SMARTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

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This article was contributed by Debbie M., MS, RD – 

It’s not just the kids and teachers heading back to school that need to pay attention and make sure that they are eating healthy snacks during the day. Many people are grabbing the wrong things to manage hunger outside of mealtimes.

Snack  noun \ˈsnak\ : a small amount of food eaten between meals

Look at the definition of “snack” above and you’ll see that volume and timing are mentioned, not content. No wonder so many people are clueless about what to snack on! Read on to find out what to pack in your work, school or gym bag.

Snacks only need to comprise 1-3 elements: a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat — the 3 macronutrients. This is much less than the 4-5 elements food groups required for a square meal. This is because protein slows digestion, carbohydrates provide fuel and fat is satisfying. Having all three present in your snack means stable energy until the next meal, which means you have chosen and “A+” snack.

What is the best afternoon snack to curb hunger?

You can start with any one food group you like – fruit, starch, meats, vegetables, dairy or fat. Then add another item that fills any macronutrient gaps. Some things, like soybeans (edamame) or low-fat fruited Greek yogurt don’t need this macronutrient pairing because they are well-balanced by themselves. Here are some great examples of combinations that make the grade:

  • Oranges + peanuts
  • Wheat crackers + tuna salad
  • Half a turkey sandwich with avocado
  • Hard cooked egg + pretzels
  • Celery and carrot sticks + hummus
  • V-8 juice + string cheese
  • Cottage cheese + pineapple
  • Low-fat milk + protein powder
  • Almonds + banana

If you’ve forgotten your homework and didn’t pack a snack, you can still grab a small 1-2 ounce protein bar from a convenience store, a cup of soup from a deli counter, or a single street taco at a fast-casual restaurant. As a last resort from a drive through (detention for you!), select a snack wrap or fruit and yogurt parfait.

 

Don’t forget that portion matters! Keep it small, which is about a handful total to give a visual idea of a proper portion. This is about one cup. If you want to look at it from the perspective of calories, then somewhere in the 100-200 calorie range for women and 150-300 calorie range for men is suitable.

15 Energy Sustaining Snacks for When You’re on the Go!

 

Considerations:

  • True, sugar and caffeine give you energy, but only temporarily. Sorry, candy bars and coffee get a failing grade here!
  • You can’t eat what you don’t have. So shop and prepare options in advance.
  • Convenience and portability matter. A shelf-stable package or individually portioned container can make the difference of a snack eaten instead of skipped. Skipping a snack could lead to overeating later in the day.
  • Snacks are a great time to fit in some elements that you don’t get at your meals. Perhaps some vegetables or a serving of dairy?
  • Let hunger be your guide. Waiting until you’re “starving” means going straight for the junk. On the flip side, don’t force yourself to eat just because “it’s time.”

RECESS! Timing is important to the concept of snacking. Ideally, a snack would fit in the midpoint of the break between meals. If your meals are tightly spaced 3-4 hours apart, there may not even be a need for snacks. Conversely, you may want to increase the size of your snack if there will be an extended time before your next meal.

Now you have no excuse (though, the dog really can eat it) to have a healthy snack.  Feel free to share other great snack ideas in the comments section below!

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Back to School, Back to the Gym, the 20 Minute Quick ‘Get Back In to It’ Workout

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The Next Step in Creating Lean and Sculpted Arms

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LA Fitness Labor Day Hours for Clubs and Kids Klubs 2014

 

 

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Labor Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub for Labor Day 2014?

Labor Day – September 1, 2014 — All LA Fitness clubs located in the United States are open until 8 p.m.*, and all LA Fitness clubs in Canada open at 8 a.m and close at 8 p.m. to commemorate the holiday.

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

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*LA Fitness Dearborn closes at 6:00 p.m.

Advance Your Abs with These Six-Pack Sculpting Exercises

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Eating with These People can Help Keep the Weight Off, Can You Guess Who They Are?

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The More You Row…Guess What Happens?

 

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The Better You Look.

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3 Fat Shedding Cardio Machine Programs You Need to Use

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Cardio Machines 101 – Choosing the best programs for losing weight and body fat.

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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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The Risks of Eating Too Much Fiber, How Much is too Much?

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How to use the 4 Most Popular Cardio Machines

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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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Traveling this Summer? Stay in Shape with this 20 Minute Workout

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Get Great Triceps and Defined Arms with These Dumbbell Exercises

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How to Burn 1000 Calories Sunbathing and Having Fun at the Beach!

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10 Surprising Facts About Water and Staying Hydrated

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