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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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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Free Weights at The HUB Recreation Center in Marion Illinois

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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Freezing Cold? Take a Swim!

Swimming offers a full-body workout that is good for the heart. The HUB Recreation Center’s indoor lap lanes and water park allow you to swim all year long in Marion, IL. Swimming is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when people consider a winter fitness plan, but aquatic exercise holds many benefits […]

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Beat the Holiday Bloat

Overeating and unhealthy foods are common causes of holiday weight gain. A personal trainer or fitness classes combined with a mindful eating plan will keep you in good shape for the New Year. Beat the Holiday Bloat Holiday feasts are a cause for celebration as we enjoy elaborate meals alongside our family members but all […]

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Two young men playing basketball at The HUB in Marion, Illinois

Benefits of Playing Basketball

It is commonly accepted that the most successful fitness routines are those that are both effective and enjoyable. Many people start out committed to exercising, but if it is not fun, they lose motivation and become distracted by life’s other obligations, eventually giving up on their goals. More Americans play basketball than any other sport, […]

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Podcast Preview: Why Do People Powerlift?

Who doesn’t LOVE feeling like Superman or Wonder Woman at the gym?? After listening to interviews from our first ever HUB Podcast, which will be available in November, you will easily see how powerlifting can be an addictive training style. The adrenaline rush after completing your heaviest lift is WILD! When you hit a new […]

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