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PJ Glassey

Here’s Sue, at 70 years young!

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“I was totally blown away by this workout. I have done everything Pilate’s, yoga, Aquarobics (for 20 years), Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred, etc. etc. but the staff at this place really know their business. You get a fantastic workout where your muscles are burning and you walk away feeling like you have had one…

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Susan lost 23 lbs in 12 weeks!

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How did Susan do it? Exercised at the X Gym for 20 minutes, twice a week. Drank 9-11 glasses of water a day. Ate low-fat, whole foods, and kept protein up. Individual results vary, but everyone experiences success at the X Gym so if you are through “spinning your wheels” at conventional gyms with outdated…

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SWAPS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

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You don’t have to give up some of your favorite foods to get lean and fit! Here at the X Gym , we have found substitutions for you so your lifestyle can continue with minimal changes. ___ Yogurt: Trader Joe’s Plain Greek yogurt (or Chobani, Fage or Oikos) with a dozen organic blueberries and a…

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Emergency Snack List

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And here is a list of foods I found breezing through my local Safeway that would be acceptable for an emergency situation if you forgot to make your lunch or you are traveling without a kitchen handy: *Pre-chopped veggies *Pre-made garden salad with meat, cheese and balsamic vinaigrette *Kraft “Live Active” cheese snacks and light…

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Christina Burshek

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Hometown- Leavenworth, WA Personal Training Certification- World Instructor Teaching School Additional Training, Certifications, and Education- CPR/First Aid, Associates of Arts and Sciences, BS with Human Anatomy Emphasis (2015) How long have you worked at X Gym? Since 2014 Why do you love training clients? I love helping and working with people. I also love fitness…

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Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Lactic Acid…

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Research review by Alki X Gym trainer Aaron Wagar “Lactate—a signal coordinating cell and systemic function” Andrew Philip, Adam L. Macdonald, & Peter W. Watt For many years, the scientific, medical, athletic communities and the general population have accepted the fact that lactate is a just a by-product created by exercising muscle fibers. It was…

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Is Fatigue All in Your Head?

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Inspired by a recent review done by Timothy Noakes, an exercise physiologist out of South Africa, I will be discussing what is to me at least, a relatively new model of fatigue. In school, I was taught that “exercise induced fatigue” was purely failure of the muscular system to maintain a given intensity of work. This idea…

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