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  • 5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office

    5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office

    5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office There is no denying the fact that most of us should be stretching more. But let’s be honest, how many of us actually have the time to do this... let alone meal prep, get to the gym, show up to work, and have time for family? Well, your days of deciding be tween 10 more minutes of sleep or getting up early to stretch before your gym session are over. Why? Because new research has found that stretching does not have to be an elaborate, lengthy routine. Even five minutes per major muscle group per week is enough to reap the benefits.¹ That equates to about one minute per day ....

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  • The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station

    The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station

    The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station By Bobby Turnquist Farrell’s National Challenge Finalist My entire adult life has been a rollercoaster ride of weight. Even in high school, I was never happy with the way I looked. I was never what one would call “fat”, but I always carried a little extra. Thankfully, I was also blessed with a pretty decent athletic ability. This kept me active and is likely why I was not an obese teenager. I never had a grasp on good nutrition and have always eaten whatever I wanted. Surely, as I have discovered over the last year, this was going to catch up with me eventually… I graduated from High ....

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  • The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing

    The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing

    The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing Kickboxing is one of the top fitness trends of 2021, and it is definitely here to stay. This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout will leave you feeling breathless, sweaty, and invincible , no matter what your fitness level is! But there is so much more to kickboxing than punching, kicking, and getting your sweat on. Before we dive into the unexpected benefits of kickboxing, let’s get to know what kickboxing is all about and why you should try it today. Kickboxing 101 Kickboxing is a form of martial arts, combined with combative sport principles. When it is done for ....

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  • Get Sparkling! How To Spruce Up Your Water Intake Regime

    Get Sparkling! How To Spruce Up Your Water Intake Regime

    Get Sparkling! How To Spruce Up Your Water Intake Regime We all know how important it is to rehydrate after a sweaty kickboxing or strength training workout. Research has shown that drinking around 64 ounces—or eight, eight-ounce servings—of water each day can help you lose weight and get in shape. But sometimes, plain water just doesn’t quench your thirst. This may have you wondering: Does sparkling water count toward your “eight glasses a day” goal? What is sparkling water? Simply put, sparkling water is just regular water combined with carbon dioxide. The CO2 is what gives sparkling water those ....

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  • Farrell's Got Me Off The Hamster Wheel I Was Stuck In

    Farrell's Got Me Off The Hamster Wheel I Was Stuck In

    Farrell’s Got Me Off the Hamster Wheel I Was Stuck In By Joy LeTendre , Farrell’s 2020 National Challenge Finalist At the close of 2018, I felt like I was stuck in a rut. I had been working the same job for 18 years, my husband and I lived in a little townhome with our two little girls, and I kept losing and gaining back the same 20 pounds. After having our two beautiful girls, I never dropped the extra baby weight. I felt like a hamster stuck in its wheel, not making any changes to truly better my life. I had tried a couple Farrell’s classes in early fall 2018, and I will never forget my first kickboxing class. What ....

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  • Sleep Your Way To Success

    Sleep Your Way To Success

    Sleep Your Way To Success The Power of Sleep Hygiene and How Can It Help You Sleep hygiene is quickly becoming a popular phrase, and rightly so. Most humans spend nearly ⅓ of their lives sleeping. As we continuously learn how our bodies respond to stress, we are also starting to understand the importance of sleep, especially good quality sleep, in the role of recovery from our workouts at the gym and our overall health and wellness. For some medical professionals, quality of sleep is becoming another vital sign , in addition to our heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, and oxygen levels. Every day our ....

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  • Citrus Fruits & Vitamin C

    Citrus Fruits & Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is an incredibly important micronutrient that has been known to lower the risk of certain types of cancer, protect cells from free radicals, boost the immune system, build collagen (an important structural protein throughout the body), and aids in regeneration of vitamin e supplies in the body. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges are packed with phytonutrients ( powerful plant-based antioxidants – keeping your immune system running at top efficiency ), and contain a variety of additional nutritional benefits. Whether you’re kickboxing in the gym or just out for a run, studies have shown that a diet rich in citrus could help improve cardiovascular ....

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  • How Breathing Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals

    How Breathing Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals

    “Just take a deep breath in”. We have heard this throughout our whole lives, whether at the doctor’s office, the moment before a big exam or other stressful situations, or when we are huffing and puffing after a tough workout. The phrase comes as no surprise as full, deep breaths can help you feel calmer and more relaxed. But our breath also has the ability to transform our performance both in and out of the gym. Breathing, or respiratory , muscle training has been shown to be an effective tool in improving performance. ¹ For athletes, their breath could almost be viewed as a secret weapon if utilized properly during training. Whether ....

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  • Meet the Newest Members of Our Community!

    Meet the Newest Members of Our Community!

    The Farrell's program is not just about kickboxing and strength training. We focus heavily on properly fueling your body with the right foods to reach your goals. But what about the vitamins and micronutrients that we might be missing from just our diet alone? We are so excited to announce Farrell's partnership with 90-year veteran Vitaminerals who has created a line of Nutritional Supplements specifically geared toward Farrell’s members. You can order online, and have them shipped right to your door! Vitaminerals has a stellar reputation, and is a highly respectable company in the chiropractic and naturopath world. In fact, their products have previously only been ....

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  • The Surprising Benefits of The Sunshine Vitamin (AKA Vitamin D)

    The Surprising Benefits of The Sunshine Vitamin (AKA Vitamin D)

    Vitamin D is getting a lot of time in the spotlight lately—and for a good reason. Best known for promoting bone health, this nutrient has also been linked to improving muscle strength , fighting depression , and preventing heart disease . Some studies have even shown vitamin D boosts immune system function , which helps your body fight off illnesses caused by viruses and bacteria. There was also a study that showed people with high levels of vitamin D get a boost in their workout routines at the gym and people who go to the gym regularly are more likely to have high vitamin D levels. Getting enough vitamin D can keep your hormone levels in check and may ....

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