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Gym anxiety! How to overcome the anxiety of working out in a group fit

To some people It can be awkward to do almost anything when you are surrounded by a room full of strangers. When you combine that awkwardness with the embarrassment that many people feel about their bodies, it is easy to see why people would be nervous about working out in public. The good news is that there are ways to overcome your gym anxiety when taking group fitness classes. Everyone Is as Nervous as You Are The first thing that you need ...
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Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat and Bust these Belly Flab Myths
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Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat and Bust these Belly Flab Myths

  I have been a personal fitness trainer in Chicago for almost 8 years now.  I can't begin to count the number of times I have been approached by someone in the gym asking how do I get six-pack abs?  OR I just can’t seem to lose this last bit of lower belly fat.  My response is usually along the lines of that can be the hardest to lose and usually the last to go, but it’s all about consistency with ...
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Hit Your Stride With a Chicago Personal Trainer’s Guide to Baref

I’ve been living and working as a personal trainer in the Lakeview/Lincoln park area of Chicago for almost 8 years.  One of the things I love most about the neighborhood, is how close I live to the lakefront running path. It’s easy to get a quick run by the lake if I have limited time. This luxury was briefly taken from me 4 years ago during a soccer game. I was playing midfield on an unusually hot day when all of sudden ...
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Become a better athlete and personal trainer by taking advantage of li

When I was a young athlete, years before I became a personal trainer, I started participating in individual sports like swimming and martial arts.  As time passed, and I got older, I developed more of an interest in team sports and basketball, largely due to the U of M “fab five.”  I soon realized, however that I was woefully unable to compete with other kids my age- most had already been playing for years, and the one thing that could ...
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