Category Archives: LA Fitness

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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Apple Cider Vinegar – Hype or Helpful?

 

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

 

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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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4 Weeks to Summer Swimsuit Season Diet and Nutrition Tips

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

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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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

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

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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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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

 

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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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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.

 

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

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

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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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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!

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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.

 

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Learn from the Past with Living Healthy’s Top 5 Series and Articles of 2014…Happy New Year!

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LA Fitness New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours 2014


Is LA Fitness closed on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve? Many people are asking the same question. See below for these holiday hours at LA Fitness clubs in the United States and Canada for the 2014 Holiday Season.

New Year’s Eve Hours for LA Fitness. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Year’s Day Hours for LA Fitness. Thursday, January 1, 2015 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kids Club is closed on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ALL LA Fitness Clubs for the 2014 Holiday Season.

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LA Fitness Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Hours 2014

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LA Fitness New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours 2014


Is LA Fitness closed on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve? Many people are asking the same question. See below for these holiday hours at LA Fitness clubs in the United States and Canada for the 2014 Holiday Season.

New Year’s Eve Hours for LA Fitness. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Year’s Day Hours for LA Fitness. Thursday, January 1, 2015 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kids Club is closed on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ALL LA Fitness Clubs for the 2014 Holiday Season.

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

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

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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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The Next Step in Creating Lean and Sculpted Arms

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