Category Archives: Strength

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

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Simply the Best…Exercise for Your Chest!

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

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A Simple and Effective Exercise to Define Your Back Muscles

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

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The Next Step in Creating Lean and Sculpted Arms

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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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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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Get Great Triceps and Defined Arms with These Dumbbell Exercises

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Get Defined Biceps and Amazing Arms with These Dumbbell Exercises

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7 Plank Exercises for a Tighter and Toned Stomach

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If you’re like most people, this is the time of year you’re trying to define your abs & lose your love handles. After all, we all want enviable abs for the summer. If this sounds like you, these 7 Plank exercises can help you achieve your goal.

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30 Minute Workout and 3 Weeks to Define Your Body for Summer Swimwear (Part 3)

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The ‘Which Way is the Beach?!’ Arm Workout – 3 Week BIG Bicep Challenge

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Summertime is almost here, and for many of you that means you are starting to work out so that you can look great in swimsuits and tank tops at the many beach outings and pool parties you’ll be attending. Well there is no time like the present to make your summertime fitness goals a reality! Seriously it’s time to get started.

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30 Minute Workout to Get Lean for Summer! (Part 2)

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Swimwear season is just 6 weeks away! Is your body beach ready?

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Find out how Being in Great Shape Helped this Person’s Career

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The Earth Day Full-Body ‘Around the World’ Workout

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30 Minute Workout and 9 Week Program to Get Lean for Summer! (Part 1)

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Summertime is just 9 weeks away! Are you ready?

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Dumbbells 101 – Sculpting Your Summertime Shoulders

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Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means, right? It’s time to say “GOODBYE” to sleeves and “HELLO” to cut-offs and tank-tops. Oh, and let’s not forget swimsuits. Now that your shoulders are going to be exposed, it’s time to advance your shoulder workouts by incorporating some dumbbell exercises.

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Spot Train for Strength and Definition, NOT Fat Loss. Learn why!

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Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – Smaller Muscle Isolation – (Part 3)

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Break Through Weight Training Plateaus with Drop Sets

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We’ve all been there…You’re working hard and seeing consistent results, and then one day you notice the progress stopped…you plateaued.

This is when it’s time to add some additional strategy to your routine with drop sets. Drop sets are an awesome addition to get you past that plateau and on to new results.

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Dumbbells 101 – Chest Exercises

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When you’re just beginning a strength training routine weight machines are an excellent option to help you build a solid foundation. However, as you continue to progress you should begin to substitute some of those machine exercises with dumbbell exercises to help build additional overall strength and balance.[i]

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20 New Ideas for the New Year

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours for LA Fitness – All Clubs are Open on MLK Day 2014

Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Day-Hours-v4Is LA Fitness closed on MLK day? Many people are asking the same question. See below for the MartinLuther King, Jr. day hours at LA Fitness clubs.

All LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub are OPEN and will maintain normal operating hours on MLK Day, Monday, January 20th, 2014.

 

Weight Machines 101 – Arm Machines – Biceps

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15 REAL STORIES of Fitness and Weight Loss in 2013

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Top 10 TOP TIPS of 2013

blog-top-10The New Year is almost here, and though 2013 is almost over, it has been an incredible year for LIVING HEALTHY and TOP TIPS! We published over 50 TOP TIPS articles this year to help you reach your personal health and fitness goals, and the response, which resulted in record-breaking readership, was amazing.

But before we dash off into a new year of fitness, exercises and healthy trends, we are taking a walk down memory lane and sharing with you the TOP 10 TOP TIPS of 2013…just in case you missed one.

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

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Portrait of a College Athlete – Bethany, Cross-Country Runner

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LA Fitness Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Hours

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Is LA Fitness closed on Christmas and Christmas Eve? Many people are asking the same question. See below for the holiday hours at LA Fitness clubs in the United States and Canada for the 2013 Holiday Season.

Christmas Eve Hours for LA Fitness. Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – All clubs in the US and Canada are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.*

Christmas Day Hours for LA Fitness. Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – All clubs in the US and Canada are Closed.*

Kids Club is closed on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at ALL LA Fitness Clubs for the 2013 Holiday Season.

*Lake Success club closes at 11:59 p.m. December 23, 2014, and is open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve; closed on Christmas Day.

Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – Complete Leg Exercises – (Part 2)

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Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – (Part 1)

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Core Work Outs and Ab Exercises 101 – Part 1

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From Recruit to Law Enforcement Officer – James’ REAL STORY

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Get Back to the Basics for a Tight and Toned Body (Part 2 – Lifting Weights / Resistance Training)

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Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps

If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

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Weight Machines 101 – SHOULDERS

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Weight Machines 101 – Back Machines

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Weight Machines 101 – Arm Machines – Triceps

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The Life of a Navy SEAL SERE Instructor – Scott’s REAL STORY

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Weight Machines 101 – Chest Machines

Chest machines 101Learn which MACHINES work your CHEST and how to use them.

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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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The Blue Print for Building Muscle

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Whether you’re a muscle bound fitness fanatic or someone who simply wants to live an active and healthy lifestyle, building muscle can help you!

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Back on Course After Knee and Hip Surgery – Clay’s Story Continues to Inspire

LA Fitness member Clay back on the Golf course

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“I am doing more physical activities than I have in years… and I am doing them better,” Clay said.

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She Tried it all and Nothing Worked…Until Now! Karrie’s Secret to Losing 90 Pounds

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3 Super Set Exercises to Increase your Vertical Jump, Agility and Power on the Court

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How ‘Philadelphia’ Joe Took Control of Diabetes with Health and Fitness

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