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  • For many people, just hearing the word “holidays” adds five pounds or magically knocks gym time off the schedule. While it’s true that there are tons of unhealthy choices this time of year, you don’t have to ditch your fitness and health goals just to enjoy the season.

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  • You may have heard the term “functional fitness” or the term “functional training” before, but what you might not know is how functional fitness can benefit your real life. The goal of any functional fitness program is to strengthen body parts that help you perform different activities throughout the day.

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  • Featherweight fighter Frankie Edgar knows what it’s like to get down and dirty. He used to be a plumber, but he’s been racking up MMA wins for more than a decade. At 5’6” and a fighting weight of about 145 pounds, he’s able to move fast, hit hard, and take down his opponents with moves he’s mastered as a wrestler, black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and countless hours of training he lo...

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  • Get stronger, build muscle. It’s why a lot of people work out, lift weights, or hire a personal trainer. Most people have another reason too. Maybe you want to play a meaner game of basketball, look good in jeans, or pick up your kids without worrying about hurting your back. Maybe you want to look your best for an upcoming event like a wedding or vacation. Or maybe you’ve decided to b...

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  • Fitness goals can encompass a wide range of aims, from the general declaration of “I want to get in shape” to the more specific “I want to lose 50 pounds this year.” Even though they might vary based on the individual, there are usually two main ways to get to those goals: hit the gym or tackle them solo.

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  • If you are just starting out your workout journey, chances are that some of the classes your gym has to offer are appealing to you. But how do you know which one to choose? Well, it is easy enough to sample all of them, but four of the very best exercise classes to choose when you are new to the gym are the following:

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  • There’s great value in being able to put together your own workout plan, especially if you can combine strength training and cardio in just the right mix. But there are also significant benefits to getting some expert help along the way.

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  • Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis. Some of the greatest boxers who have set foot in the ring have transcended the sport to become cultural icons. Even boxing’s silver-screen characters become larger than life and part of our regular lexicon (“Adrian!”).

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  • Functional fitness is a manner of exercise that simulates movements used in everyday activities. To supplement some of the workouts in a functional fitness routine, equipment can be used to make it more challenging and even funner. Here are some of the most effective pieces of functional fitness equipment being used in gyms today.

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  • Are you on the fence when it comes to joining a mixed martial arts (MMA) class? Perhaps you’re unsure or unfamiliar with the sport. Or maybe you feel the classes might be too extreme for you. They’re all legitimate concerns, but keep in mind that an MMA gym class, at its core, is a full-body workout that is meant to put you in shape. And like every workout you perform, you should go at...

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  • As a beginner to any gym, it can be challenging to find your routine. You’ll question what workouts you should focus on, how many days and hours you should attend, and what classes, if any, you should take. That’s why here at UFC GYM, we’re firm believers in starting off with a bang.

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  • Getting your kids involved in exercise can have significant benefits that can last a lifetime. Not only will they likely be more physically active as they age, but fitness has been shown to have a ton of other advantages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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  • Everybody wants abs. Even MMA fighters. Sure, MMA fighters are less concerned about the aesthetics of a six-pack and more concerned about developing massive core strength to twist, move, and grapple for a submission. “If there's one thing that an MMA fighter must have when they get in the cage, it's strong abs,” says strength coach Jeff Cavaliere.So maybe you’re not planning to go all...

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  • If you’re pressed for time, carving out 60 to 90 minutes a day for a workout just might not jibe with your schedule. So then what? Skip it, grab a bag of chips, a carton of ice cream, and the remote? Not so fast. You might not have the time to fit long workouts into your schedule, but you can still crush a 20- to 30-minute workout and get results if you do it right. Want to know how t...

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  • Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the best way to train, period. In order to prepare for what fighters go through inside the Octagon, mixed martial artists have to build on every facet: strength, cardio, endurance. Elements from various forms of martial arts (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, judo, and more)—these practices combined have created a unique and effective train...

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  • Ladies, do you shy away from the heavy lifting when you’re in the gym because you’re afraid of getting too bulky-looking? Fear not! Lifting weights will not make you look masculine; in fact, it is one of the most important components to include in your workout to get a lean, toned shape. If your triceps are starting to feel a bit soft, or you are looking to get great defined shoulders ...

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  • Vietnamese chicken salad bowls with pickled vegetables and nuoc cham Sun Basket helps you cool off with this refreshing, paleo-friendly Vietnamese salad, heaped with chicken, crisp pickled cucumber, radishes, and carrots, and umami-rich nuoc cham dressing.

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  • Even with a gym full of the latest equipment and fitness classes galore, there can be significant value in adding personal training sessions to your workout mix, especially if you sign up with experienced and insightful trainers.

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  • Getting your kids involved in fitness can bring significant benefits that go way beyond working up a sweat. Children and teens who get regular physical activity build skills, develop greater teamwork ability, and often have greater respect for themselves and those around them. One smart way to get them on track is through youth fitness classes, which can offer a range of options from ...

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  • We’ve done our homework and the answer is clear: Good food = good students.  We also know that keeping kids active is not only good for their body, but also their mind. Getting kids to eat a healthy meal at home is hard enough. Making sure they get a proper lunch at school, with the siren call of recess and the pandemonium of the cafeteria all around them, can seem almost impossible....

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  • Whether you’re just starting on your journey toward new fitness goals or you’re looking to speed up your progress, it may be worth considering some group activity to get the results you want. Group exercise can take several forms, from doing a group training session to joining group fitness classes. Here are some reasons why ditching the solo workouts—or at least mixing them up with s...

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  • Let's face it: Life can be hectic sometimes. With going to work, picking up the kids, and running errands, you don’t always have time for a full workout. So how can you get an intense cardio circuit workout when you’re short on time? By combining body parts in a total body circuit, or through pairing opposite muscle groups together in a superset (when one set of an exercise is performe...

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  • Beyond its athletic benefits, boxing can create positive results in your everyday life. From a better posture to a clearer, more thoughtful mind, the reaches of boxing’s positive effects stretch well beyond the punching bag. Here are four new attributes you can expect from wrapping up a pair of 14-ounce gloves:

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