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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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CLICK this link to go to the LA Fitness Twitter page to get 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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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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The 7 Minute Ab Circuit You’re Probably not Doing, But Should Be!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lose Your Belly and Define Your Stomach with our ‘Beach Abs’ Workout

 

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

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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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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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How to Enjoy Parties this Summer, Without Sacrificing Your Summer Physique

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

 

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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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Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones and More, Find Out Which Extracts Really Help you Lose Weight and Fat!

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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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10 Questions About Diet and Nutrition from a Self-Admitted ‘Fitness Freak’

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How You can Control Portions to Lose Weight and Get Lean!

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90 Day Nutrition Plan to a Leaner You – Part-3 (Days 61-90)

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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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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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20 New Ideas for the New Year

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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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How to get a Flat Belly, Instead of a ‘Jolly’ One, This Holiday Season

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Mystery of the ‘Thanksgiving Food Coma’ Revealed

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10 Ways You Can Prevent Weight Gain this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours for LA Fitness and Kids Klub

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CLICK HERE for the 2014 Thanksgiving Day hours

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 28, 2013 – 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 28, 2013.

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.

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

SUBSCRIBE today to get all of our LIVING HEALTHY updates! CLICK HERE

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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‘Fallback’ Time, Helpful Reminders and Tips for the Time Change this Fall

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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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9 Tasty Foods for a Healthier Way to Tailgate

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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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