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Not Losing Weight? 5 Hard Truths You Need to Come to Terms With

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  1. It’s NOT because you have a SLOW METABOLISM.

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5 Best Butt Exercises to Get You That ‘Brazilian Lift’ in Your Summer Swimwear

 

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After Losing Almost 100 Pounds, Karrie’s Next Challenges – A 10K and Half Marathon

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Even though she had lost almost 100 pounds, Karrie wasn’t entirely serious when she said, “Maybe one day I’ll run a marathon.” Well, she didn’t think she was being serious anyway. Immediately after making this statement people began telling her that she should do it. In fact, everyone who knew her believed she could do it…but Karrie had never ran in any such race. A year ago she couldn’t even run one mile let alone consider running 26.2. She was flattered by the confidence that people had in her, but Karrie had her doubts.

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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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237 to 147 Pounds and 3.1 Miles Later, Karrie Runs Her First 5K Race

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Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Tips

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Creating a summer six-pack isn’t just about the exercises you perform; it’s also about the lifestyle choices you make each and every day.

After integrating the Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises from our last article into your fitness routine, you’ll probably want some equally sizzling six-pack lifestyle tips to complement your hard work in the gym.

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Check It Out! REAL STORIES Heads to Baltimore for an Incredible Weight Loss and Race Story!

Check It Out! REAL STORIES Heads to Baltimore for an Incredible Weight Loss and Race Story!

Before she began losing weight, the idea of running a 5K race never crossed Karrie’s mind any more than she thought about flying a rocket ship to the moon.  At 5‘4” and 237 pounds, endurance races were not a realistic thing to do.

But things can change…

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Sizzling Summer Six-Pack Exercises

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It’s finally that time of year! The sun is shining, the grass is green and the birds are singing their summer songs, but there’s just one problem…you still don’t have that summer six-pack you’ve been working so hard to get. Have no fear, LIVING HEALTHY is here to help you this summer. Read the rest of this entry

Her Goal was to Lose 100 Pounds, So Shannon Gave 110 Percent

Shannon Getting it done losing 110 pounds at LA Fitness

Shannon actually surpassed her goal and lost 110 pounds! When we last caught up with Shannon, she was struggling not to plateau and decided to quit drinking diet sodas as a way to curb her late-night cravings and snacking. She felt that the diet sodas she was drinking, which had no calories, were causing her to crave sweet and sugary foods. Read the rest of this entry

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

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Are You Ready for a Sleeveless Summer? Define your Triceps with These 4 Exercises

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If you’re looking to build lean, well-defined “tank top arms,” then incorporating quality triceps exercises into your weight training plan is a must. The fact is, your triceps make up two-thirds of your upper arm muscle. This is why having exercises that focus on your triceps is integral to building great arms so you can sport a tank top with confidence this summer.

Start toning your triceps today by incorporating these exercises into your routine:

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How ‘Extreme Traveling’ Helped Harry Lose 23 Pounds

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Inspired by Kayaking, Harry’s First Day in a Gym at Age 57

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When he talks about his childhood and growing up, Harry doesn’t describe himself as an athlete. In fact, Harry never stepped foot into a gym during the first 56 years of his life.

But that would all change, and so would Harry’s life. Read the rest of this entry

Competing at the Arnold Sports Festival, Denita’s Big Day Arrives!

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Were you in Better Shape when you were Young? Get back into Sports, and Get back into Shape!

Join a fun and fit time with an LA Fitness Volleyball Racquetball or Basketball League

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How Mary’s 38 Lb. Weight Loss Led to Incredible Health Benefits

LA Fitness Member Mary Before and After Losing 38 pounds

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3 Progressive Chest Exercises – (Part 2 of Creating a Complete Chest Routine)

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13.1 Miles Away and 6 Pounds to Go, Joey’s Goals Meet the Flu Season

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Two ‘Abmazing’ Exercises for a Flatter Stomach and More Ab Definition

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How to Create a Complete Chest Routine – (Part 1 – Basic Chest Exercises)

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George Gervin ‘Finger Rolls’ in for the Grand Opening in San Antonio and the Next REAL STORY

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Falcons Cheerleader Denita Trains for National Bikini Physique Competition

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How Can You Create a Healthy Habit? 21 Days of Dedication

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Exercise Your Options to Reach Your Goal

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It all Started with Molding Clay – LIVING HEALTHY’s First Anniversary

Clay is still going strong as he works out at LA Fitness in San Marcos Read the rest of this entry

The Penny Picker, A Super Simple and Secret Exercise to Define your Legs

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REAL STORIES Countdown to 2013

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Take a Ride on the Resolution Railroad

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Weight Loss, Workouts, Marathons…Marriage? – A REAL STORIES Fairy Tale

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Photos and a Special Message from Nicole to All of You

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Brandon Widner Recognized as North County Times 2012 Reader’s Choice Personal Trainer

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Check Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself – 3 Common Exercises You May be Doing Wrong

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LA Fitness Pops Up in Allen Park, Lori’s Weight Goes Down

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Hiking and Cupcakes

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8 Tips for Balancing Back to School Schedules and Fitness

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How Nicole Lost 28 pounds…No More Excuses!

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What You Need to Know About Piriformis Syndrome

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From Frightened to Fit – Nicole’s Type 1 Diabetes Story

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LeAnn Rimes and Christina Milian Stop by and Talk Fitness

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They’re Going the Distance, They’re Going for…Fitness

Say what…If it is just half of a marathon, then how come it is still so far to run? Read the rest of this entry

Real Results – Katie and Justin Before…Now…the Future!

Real Stories Next Stop, The Evergreen State

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Sandy’s Triumph – Love and Weight Loss

Her story is a heart-touching tale of the human spirit. Sandy suffered a great loss with the passing of Eddie, her husband and best friend, but their philosophy of living, loving and laughing has endured. Sandy uses the strength from the life they had together to continue to be the best she can be every day. Her journey of weight loss is evidence of her power to overcome life’s obstacles. Please enjoy and share this video about Sandy Aker that is certain to inspire you, your friends and family to LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH.

We are honored to have had the opportunity to meet Sandy and share her Real Story with you, and we will be sure to check in with her to give you updates as she continues her journey. Living Healthy is heading north for our next segment of Real Stories, so be sure to FOLLOW US by signing up for email updates!

Catching up with Clay – The Ski Report

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The Weight Loss Team – Sandy and Anna

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How Running in a 5K Race can Help you Lose Weight

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Losing Weight with a Hectic Schedule…Jenn’s Secret to Success

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Oh no, ‘Plateau’ – The Dreaded Word of Weight Loss

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Real Stories of Weight Loss – Two Stories from the Valley of the Sun

Amidst red rock, desert mountains, cactus and tumbleweeds lies the Greater Phoenix Area of Arizona. Two people who reside within its limits have made a decision to change their lives through fitness and weight loss—Jenn Reddish and Sandy Aker.

Less than a year ago Jenn arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona after moving from Carmel, Indiana—a suburb about five miles just outside of Indianapolis. Her life is full of amazing trips, a hectic work-life and an ever-changing schedule. At 193 pounds, Jenn decided she could no longer ignore the effects that her weight had on her life, and so she began her journey on the road to weight loss.

About 30 miles to the southeast of Scottsdale you can find Sandy who was raised in Laveen, Arizona; the same place she lives today. For Sandy, the decision to lose weight has far more meaning than simply losing pounds: she made a decision to find the best in herself and in life.

Jenn and Sandy are two amazing people who, like you, have had to overcome life’s obstacles to get to where they are today. Though their goals are very similar, their journeys are quite unique. Their stories allow you step into their shoes, and become part of an exhilarating ride. Along their journeys you will find that their shoes are not dissimilar from yours…and that their successes can inspire your success as well!

Join us next week to find out how one of these ladies lost over 30 pounds! FOLLOW the official LA Fitness Blog by signing up for our email updates or “click” the orange RSS icon for automatic feeds each time we post a new segment on LIVING HEALTHY – the official LA Fitness blog.

Clay’s Journey to the Summit

It has truly been an amazing journey, and Clay will let us know how the trip went upon his return. Next week marks the beginning of a new journey; come back on Monday for the next series of “Real Stories” or FOLLOW us by receiving new posts automatically to your email.

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