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Approximately 3.5 hours on the treadmill at a good running pace will help me burn off the 3500 calorie turkey dinner I had on Christmas Day. Well that's not daunting at all (you have to burn 3500 calories to lose 1 lb!), considering I had several such meals during the holidays and no time to exercise.
 
I know I'm not alone feeling like the holidays left me with an excess of calories...
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Cold weather is coming, and the days of running in the city park may be soon be few and far between.  In our belt-tightening economic times, asking for a personal recommendation on an investment like a gym membership is a smart move.

Which gyms and studios met ChickAdvisor members' standard?  We checked your reviews for the answer.



Pole dancing was an improbable choice for some...
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Girlfriends, I'm getting my 2003 body back.

In '03 I was quite bored at work and to keep myself from falling asleep, would take advantage of the gym in the building. It's amazing what you can achieve with 1.5 hour lunchtime workouts 5 days a week! I was so fit I played beach volleyball that summer in a bikini - and was not ashamed. Girlfriends, I also wore tight white pants in public!
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... is the title of this week's TIME Magazine article on fitness, weight loss and food. Are you howling in protest yet?

While the overall health benefits of exercise are not in doubt here, the writer wonders why, despite a grueling fitness regimen overseen by a personal trainer, he simply can't lose the last of his jelly belly.

Many of us nod our heads in frustrated agreement. The science of...
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Yoga with your dog. I can't even imagine.
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In a few short weeks we'll be peeling off our warmer layers and working to banish our skin's sickly winter pallor with a few indulgent sunbathing sessions in the park.

What's this... showing skin? Time to get in shape! If price, spare time, convenience and privacy are issues for you, working out at home may be the answer. With these benefits comes one major disadvantage: how do you stay...
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So your belly is bulging and it ain't PMS.  According to WebMD there are 10 things you can do to battle the bulge effectively:

1. Relax, Baby!
Stress can apparently trigger a heftier midsection because of increased levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress.  They suggest deep breathing and saying, "One". We think it might be just as effective saying "Two" ... but heck, whatever...
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How fit is "too fit"?

The debate, it seems, rages on.

Female fitness was redefined around the time of the invention of step aerobics, a discipline I never did manage to master. Back then, the idea was to lose the post-pregnancy spare tire or the freshman fifteen. We toned down to fit into our favorite pair of acid-wash jeans and swore by control-top pantyhose.

5-time US Olympian Dara Torres, 41...
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Almost Arianne on the pressure of sticking with the program...

I finished seeing my personal trainer a couple of weeks ago, and while I am coping, this is proving to be very difficult to keep up.

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I can still pull two trips to the gym per week, although my goal was three times a week. I did have a bout with a heavy head and cold this week though, so that was definitely a...
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Right about now your fitness goals should be creeping up to the top of your priority list as the warmer weather continues to slowly make its way in. Yes bikini season is all but upon us and if you haven’t reached your summer fitness goals by now it is time to make some major changes NOW!

The first thing that I would recommend is to start exercising first thing in the morning and again after...
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