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17
Jun
How To Create A Workout Plan
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Are you ready to get serious at the gym, but don’t know where to start? You see areas on your body that need specific attention, but not sure how to target those muscle groups? What you need is a customized workout plan. Whether you are just getting started at the gym, or you merely need to mix things up to get over the plateau, see how you can create the perfect plan for you. Determine Time Commitment Your plan will…

15
Jun
How To Increase the Intensity of Your Workout
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Regardless of how long you’ve been hitting the gym, plateaus will occur. For beginners this happens around 6-8 weeks and for those who are more experienced around the gym, at 4-5 weeks. There is no need to change up your entire routine when you hit that wall. If you’ve got a good thing going, keep going, although make it more intense. Over time, your body grows accustomed to workout routines and requires a progressive overload to continue building muscle in…

13
Jun
Get Your Six-Pack By August
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Want chiseled abs this summer? You know you won’t get it by rolling out of bed in the morning. It may take a little work, but the effort is worth it. In a matter of weeks you can have incredibly cut abs yourself by following these few simple steps combined with good old fashioned discipline. There are two major factors when working for a svelte mid-section; diet and exercise. However, the type of exercise and type of diet is what…

10
Jun
3 Simple Post-Workout Smoothies for Summer
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Give your workout a boost this summer with a nutrition packed smoothie.  Smoothies are an excellent meal replacement option that will keep you feeling light on your feet, full of energy, and deliver nutrients your body craves. Before and after a hard workout or a long day at the office, smoothies are the quick-fix solution to greasy and fattening fast food. It can be hard to follow a nutritional regiment in our busy day-to-day lives but it's critical to get…

16
Mar
4 Ways To Build Your Hamstrings
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It’s the out of sight, out of mind muscle. The hamstrings. You don’t see them unless you are looking in a mirror. However, for a muscle group that is unseen, they carry a lot of weight. Hamstrings are notoriously responsible for high incident strains and ligament injuries. Research has shown that women, especially, are prone to knee injuries resulting from weak hamstrings. Avoid injury with these 4 exercises below to develop your hamstrings for the perfectly proportioned leg. 1. The…

26
Jan
4 Ways High Intensity Interval Training Can Change Your Body
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The most common excuse for not working out is time. Who has the time to spend an hour in the gym when there aren’t enough hours in the day to begin with? We’ve got the solution. It’s high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Find out how HIIT can alter your body and ultimately change your life. What Is HIIT? HIIT workouts are formulated around intense activity for short spurts of time. The short bursts are alternated between rest…

04
Jan
New Years, New Resolutions!
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This past week, chances are you made a bold declaration declaring how you will better yourself this year. Kudos to you! However, the real congratulation comes in about 3 weeks when you are still abiding by those resolute statements. A University of Scranton research study shows 75% of those who make resolutions will allow them to sprout wings and fly out the window just several weeks after they were made. So, the question is, what is the key to keeping…

23
Dec
Merry Christmas From Franklin Athletic Club!
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Merry Christmas to our Franklin community. We are so thankful for each of you! Check out our holiday hours at the bottom of the page Spirit of Christmas By Marian Jones On This Christmas morning, Let thoughts of peace prevail As holy bells are ringing, Across the hills and dales. When festivities have ended, and the memories fade away, Let peace remain within each heart as it did on Christmas Day. Christmas Hours: Christmas Eve: Closed at 2pm Christmas Day: Closed New Years…

14
Dec
How To Start Working Out For Beginners
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Don’t be intimidated by the gym if you haven’t been a while or even ever. It’s always a good time to start and it is never too late! No matter weight, age or ability, getting into shape can be an easy and enjoyable experience. If you’ve got a plan, then you’ve already got success under your belt. Below are a few tips and a workout plan for any novice to work their way into trained gym rat mode! Set Realistic…

04
Dec
Yoga Styles and Which One Is Best For You
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Yoga varies as vastly as styles of tennis shoes. One class may be a contemplative, meditation class getting in touch with your inner child and the next class may work you up to the point of sheer exhaustion. How do you know which one is best for you? Below are a few of the most popular forms of yoga and the purpose behind each one. Ananda Yoga This type of yoga focuses on strategic positions and postures of the body.…