Using a Caloric Deficit to Lose Weight

What is a Caloric Deficit? Caloric deficit is a term we often use when we are referring to weight loss. To be in a caloric deficit, you have to consume less calories than your body expends. This is commonly used in a cutting season because most people have a general understanding of what calories are […]

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Ways to Strengthen Your Body and Mind

Fitness vs. Wellness It is no secret that exercise is important. Being active improves heart health and reduces the risks and severity of conditions related to obesity. But those benefits are mostly about fitness or the physical effects of exercise. Though these factors are important, there are many other reasons to join workout classes, run […]

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How You Can Benefit from Private Training

Benefits of Private Instruction Whether you are new to a sport or have been training for years, we can all benefit from private instruction. Here at The HUB, we have multiple forms of private instruction. We offer private personal training, swim lessons and a variety of sports lessons. The benefits of private training change with […]

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Keep Your Goals Going with a Personal Trainer

Do you have fitness goals that seem too difficult to achieve? Do you struggle to get to the gym or do your workout/strength training routine at home? If so, you will likely benefit from making an appointment with a personal trainer. Learn more about how personal trainers can help overcome the biggest obstacles people face […]

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How Working Out Boosts Your Mood

Have you ever wondered why you feel better or more energize after a good workout? Our bodies release neurochemicals called endorphins when we are active. When we are involved in activity, especially during a workout, our central nervous system coordinates the activity of all the body parts needed to create the movement. Endorphins then act […]

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Tips to Help Increase Your Metabolism

If you are one of those people who has a super busy schedule and limited time at the gym, learning how to increase your resting metabolism will be a game changer! In this blog and in our HUB podcast, you will learn how you can lose body fat without majorly restricting your caloric intake and […]

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3 Ways to Nail Your Fitness

Author: Isabel Fenwick Research says your commitment to exercise is all about satisfaction. You can prevent exercise from being the one that got away by knowing what does (and doesn’t) do it for you. The level of satisfaction you feel when you do something is what’s going to keep you doing it. Exercise is no […]

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Friendly Gym Etiquette Reminder

With temperatures rising and flowers blooming, we all can feel Spring is in the air. As you start your spring cleaning for your bodies, our HUB Personal Training Department wants to remind you of some simple gym etiquette to keep in mind as we work our muscles into summer readiness. Sharing is caring. With hundreds […]

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Three Secrets to Motivation

THREE SIMPLE SECRETS FOR FORMING YOUR FITNESS HABIT Sarah Shortt It’s that time of year: you’ve made the resolutions, booked the gym sessions and … life is getting in the way. Here’s the proven formula for beating those procrastination blues. When it comes to exercise there are two extremes: those who know they SHOULD be […]

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How to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

1. Make a resolution that’s both doable and meaningful to YOU. Use the acronym SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. It helps to create an “event” or date, such as a much-needed annual doctor’s appointment, a vacation (think swimsuits), a race (like our upcoming indoor triathlon), your baby’s first birthday, etc. 2. After you set […]

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