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Boot Camp Workout 101

Group exercise classes tend to go in and out of style. From jazzercise to barre, trendy workout classes often pop up in the fitness industry. However, there’s one fitness class that seems to have withstood the test of time—boot camps. Here's what you need to know.

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Navigating the Gym with Arthritis

Low-impact cardio and gentle strength training can actually help alleviate pain from arthritis.

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Simple At-Home Exercises to Improve Your Fitness

Being physically active can speed up your recovery after surgery or an illness. Try these simple at-home exercises to improve your overall fitness level.

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Asthma Sufferers: Exercise Indoors

If you have asthma, it’s best to work out inside when the weather is cold. Breathing in chilly, dry air can increase your asthma symptoms.

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Make Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Many people make New Year's resolutions to lose weight or improve their health. But keeping your resolutions realistic is the key.

Karen Massey, RD/LD

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Try Group Fitness Classes for Motivation

Group fitness classes can help you with motivation and learning proper technique while meeting your exercise and weight loss goals.

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How to Structure a Proper Workout Routine

You need to allow your body adequate rest when structuring a proper workout routine so your muscles can recover from the micro trauma and become stronger.

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Build Core Strength with These Exercises

Increasing core strength can create a flat stomach, but it has other benefits. It can improve your posture, provide better balance and reduce back pain.

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Stay Motivated Using Exercise Gadgets

Nancy Shidler reviews a few of the numerous exercise gadgets available today that track your movement and keep you motivated during your fitness journey.

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Strength Training Exercises Without Exercise Equipment

Strength training exercises are a vital part of a fitness program and play a key role in weight loss by burning calories throughout the day.

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Exercise Tips for Beating the Summer Heat

Nancy Shidler, administrative director for INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, offers up some tips to beat the Oklahoma heat and still get in your outdoor exercise.

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Proper Protein for Building Muscle Mass

Protein is important for building muscle mass, but what is the proper serving size of protein to achieve your goal?

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Improve Your Workout by Changing It Up

A proven way to improve your health is finding or making the time to exercise. But just going through the motions won't give you the benefits you want.

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Things to Consider when Joining a Gym

Here are tips on what to look when joining a gym, things to consider when making your decision, and ways to overcome the fear of exercising in public.

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How to Stay Motivated in Your Exercise Routine

Nancy Shidler, administrative director for INTEGRIS PACER Health Services, gives tips on how to stay motivated and keep your exercise routine exciting.

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Simple Indoor Exercises

Here are some simple at-home exercises that can be done indoors when the weather isn't cooperating with your fitness schedule.

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