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Just Show Up

Most of us can agree that showing up is at least half the battle; if we can get to “it”, we can get through it… Even if the “it” is a booty-kicking, 60-minute XFitt group training session. Just ask member Stacy Shey. Stacy joined The MAC a number of years ago but has really upped

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Lift to Lose

While many view cardio as the go-to for weight loss, MAC member Thad Ramsey is taking a road less traveled. Lifting. While lifting is often associated with mass gains, strength training can be a phenomenal way to increase lean muscle mass (and your basal metabolic rate!) and decrease body fat. And Thad is our resident

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Change Your Mind

Fitness accomplishments come in all shapes and sizes. We all love the big-win stories of those whom we know that have accomplished tasks such as major weight loss or set a new record. But often our biggest accomplishments are those that involve overcoming our own mental adversities.   Creating new habits through breaking old habits

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Appreciation

With Summer finally on its way out, and October in full swing we here at The MAC are looking forward to our annual Member Appreciation Party (October 18th, 2018!).   Opening in 1984 as a locally owned and operated health and fitness center, The MAC opened its doors with a minimal staff of just 1

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Toughing It Out

We all have different sources of motivation for working towards our respective fitness goals. For MAC member Kendra Aarhus, it was the reality of turning 40.   A MAC member since 2011, Kendra made the commitment to make 2018, and her final year in her 30s, one for the record books. In addition to a

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Kettlebell Practice: Fitness for Every. Body.

With Summer rapidly coming to a close, and vacations gradually coming to an end, people everywhere are gearing up to get back to the grind. School schedules, work schedules and (soon enough) holiday schedules will all be vying for a bit our our precious time. But where does that leave our fitness and self-care schedules?

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Benefits of Eccentric Training

Author: Jane Jakobsen Eccentric training has a place in everyone’s workout routine.  Whether you are an athlete or rehabbing from a cardiac issue, adding in eccentric training will have great benefits.  If you are looking to break through plateaus, prevent injury and work on joint health, give this method a try.  Just like anything new,

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5 Fitness Things I learned in my 1st 5 months of pregnancy.

By Kelli Timmersman, Assistant Personal Training Director. Have no expectations! Pregnancy is weird and EVERY.BODY. will be different so don’t tell yourself you should be doing what so and so did, figure out what you can do! Move every day! Some days when I wasn’t feeling well this was just a 10 minute walk with

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Memorial Day Health and Fitness Tips:

Stay Active.  Making time for fitness and incorporate activity in your social gatherings, such as Outdoor games, football, tag, kickball Organize Social Fitness Activities. Get friends together for bike rides, walks, hiking, kayaking, etc Hydrate.  Aim to consume half your body weight, in ounces, of water. Choose lean meats for grilling.  Chicken, fish, and lean

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A Workout Partner May Mean More Results By: Jane Jakobsen

What if we told you, having a workout partner or working out alongside someone, may give you more results.  Most people use a workout partner for accountability, someone that gets them to the gym,  which is better than the alternative, NOT going to the gym at all.  No one ever regrets a workout, do they? 

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