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Shop Local and Save at X Gym !

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How would you like to get leaner, healthierand more tonedthis holiday season (instead of what usually happens)? Does your busy holiday schedule leave little to no time for your exercise routine? Do you put your fitness budget on hold until January because of excess holiday spending? Would you like a perfect solution to this TIME and MONEY…

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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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