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How to do Standing Cable Pushdowns with the V-Bar

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

Cables 101 – Oblique and Ab Exercises

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

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

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

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One More Weapon to Fight Flabby Underarms

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Advance Your Abs with These Six-Pack Sculpting Exercises

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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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Father’s Day Hours at LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs

 

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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 15, 2014 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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Sculpting and Defining your Legs and Butt – Advanced Progression Exercises Series

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Advanced Dumbbell Leg Exercises

Progression and variety, the concept of constantly changing your workouts, are the keys to getting to your goal and avoiding the dreaded “plateau.”

People often see amazing and creative new workouts, and even if they are new to working out, or haven’t worked out in months or years, they immediately want to jump right into doing them. But this can lead to injury.

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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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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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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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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – (Days 75-90) – The Grand Finale

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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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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 5 (Days 60-75)

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3 Things to Expect When you Begin to Work Out and Cut Calories to Lose Weight

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Daylight Saving Spring Time Change 2014 Can Help You #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Dumbbells 101 – Get a Leg up with these Dumbbell Exercises!

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So you’ve gotten comfortable with a pair of dumbbells in your hand and you’re ready to start using them more in your workouts. How exciting! Now it’s time to move onto the largest muscle group in the body…your legs.

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The 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 4 (Days 45-60) – Half Way There!

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The 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 3 (Days 30–45) #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Wow, you’re really on a roll now! Great work on making it this far; you’ve made it a third of the way to completing the 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan.

If you are new, remember to start from the beginning by CLICKING HERE:

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20 New Ideas for the New Year

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Your 90 Day New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss STRATEGY

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Your 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – #MoveMoreBurnMore – Part 2 (Days 16 – 30)

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