Fitness

  • ROLLER SKATE YOUR WAY INTO CULTURE AND FITNESS

    ROLLER SKATE YOUR WAY INTO CULTURE AND FITNESS

    Align Fitness With Purpose By Getting To Know The History Of Black Skate Culture In America.     Roller Skating burns serious calories: "A 30-minute glide through the neighborhood can burn 250 calories," says Personal Trainer Jim White, American College of Sports Medicine. When one thinks of roller skating it’s all wrapped up in summer warmth, fun neon colors, and the sounds of Earth, Wind, Fire. While the sport invokes so many feel good feelings, it’s also played a significant part in Black Culture. In fact, it’s been shaped and nurtured by black skaters. And no, skating isn’t just a...

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  • THE ONLY 5 FITNESS AFFIRMATIONS YOU'LL EVER NEED

    THE ONLY 5 FITNESS AFFIRMATIONS YOU'LL EVER NEED

    Each of us have cultivated throughout the years a perspective, a way of viewing life, through observing others or trying something a few times. It's in this same way we have formed opinions on how we feel about exercising. We might have had a handful of experiences with fitness and say: It's hard, it takes up a good chunk of my time, I know it's important, but I don't feel like doing it. For any who have actually started a new fitness routine, you might be feeling pretty good, and for those of you contemplating: you're going to feel really...

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  • THE BEGINNERS GUIDE FOR SUCCESSFUL STRENGTH TRAINING

    THE BEGINNERS GUIDE FOR SUCCESSFUL STRENGTH TRAINING

    Today’s post is going to cover the bases of weight training while using 5lbs, 10lbs or 15lbs dumbbells. It’s easy to begin a fitness journey and quickly become overwhelmed with all the terms associated with exercising and weight lifting. So, we’re going to go through the terminology of weight training today. We’re also going to share with you some weight training exercises you can try on your own! But before we begin: an important thing to keep in mind when you begin your fitness journey is: why are you training? Those of us who train with purpose are more likely...

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  • WHAT SHOULD MY ACTIVE RECOVERY DAY LOOK LIKE DURING QUARANTINE?

    WHAT SHOULD MY ACTIVE RECOVERY DAY LOOK LIKE DURING QUARANTINE?

    You may find that, even though some activity centers are reopening, it’s still risky to go out and be active in public recreational spaces. So, we’ve put together a list of things you can do instead of your normal active recovery day routine. Group activities, basketball courts, swimming pools, and spas will be safe to return to before long. Until then, it’s important to stay moving in any way you can. Remember that active recovery days shouldn’t be too strenuous.     The key to active recovery is being vigorous enough to get the blood flowing, but the activity isn’t going to break...

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  • KEEP THE CURVES YOU WANT: WE'RE DEBUNKING 4 FITNESS MYTHS

    KEEP THE CURVES YOU WANT: WE'RE DEBUNKING 4 FITNESS MYTHS

    ~Keep (and get) the curves you want by understanding black beauty culture and debunking these 4 health and fitness myths.       FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes….How many white girls in the ’60s grew up praying for fat thighs? I know I did. I asked God to give me big thighs like my dancing teacher, Diane. There was no way I wanted to look like Twiggy, the white model whose boy-like build was the dream of white girls.” - ALICE RANDALL, for The New York Times. The...

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  • 3 SLEEK, SCULPTING, ‘BETTER THAN WEIGHT LIFTING’ BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES

    3 SLEEK, SCULPTING, ‘BETTER THAN WEIGHT LIFTING’ BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES

    All across the country fitness centers are vacant. The regulars have all vanished, machines are no longer humming, but cold and gathering dust. National franchising behemoth, Planet fitness says, “We believe we have sufficient liquidity to carry us well beyond the end of this year, even in the event that clubs remain closed for the rest of 2020.”      via GIPHY   The question is though, will people want to return to the gym, once stay-at-home orders are lifted, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, people all around the globe are busy overcoming the mental...

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