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Join us Saturday, May 27th at 8:30am for a special 90-minute Cycling & Core workout with Pedram. Get your holiday started right! We will be closed Sunday and Monday Memorial Day.

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Here's a shout out to Ron seen here representing Park East while running the bleachers at UCLA...whoop!

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It has long been thought that strength training performed using heavier weights where the muscle fatigue is reached between 8-12 reps was the only way to build muscle. However, a recent study conducted at McMaster University found that there is another way to get the physique you want.

The study followed two groups of experienced weight lifters. One group followed the traditional formula of strength training. The second group performed the same exercises over a period of a few months, but the second group lifted lighter weights. This group reached muscle fatigue between 20-25 reps.

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In the last decade, high-profile celebrities have touted the benefits of "clean eating" on blogs. This often refers to the elimination of refined sugars and starches. However, it is also becoming more common for "clean eating" proponents to cut gluten, grains and dairy from their diet as well. This has many health professionals worried.

Dairy is a major source of calcium, and is important for building strong bones. This is especially important for young adults as any damage done before reaching the late 20's cannot be reversed.

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"A recent study by the London School of Economics (LSE), which looked at 26 countries between 1989 and 2005 when globalisation dramatically expanded conclude that social globalization - changes in the way we work and live - was what was making us fat, rather than the wider availability of cheaper and more calorific foods driven by global trade.


Basically, the fact that we are are now increasingly able to work, shop and socialise whilst barely moving a muscle is to blame, says study author Dr Joan Costa-Font. The moral of this story again seems to point to the importance of physical activity and exercise to staying slim and healthy.

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STARTS TUESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 28TH AT 6:45PM!

“I invite you to an open level vinyasa yoga class that will focus on building strength, balance and flexibility of the whole body…boosting your metabolism and building lean muscle mass as we flow together…paying close attention to healthy body alignment and breath awareness.” -Reika

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About 65 million Americans suffer from back pain. It's the second most common reason for medical visits. Navigating your way through back pain while sticking to a fitness plan can be challenging. While it may seem like resting is best, movement is actually helpful. Always consult a healthcare professional before doing any exercise for low back pain. Some exercises can actually exacerbate low back pain.

Try switching from standing toe touch stretches to hamstring stretches lying on your back and your leg up lifted up with a belt or strap. Another safe bet is switching from heavy, Olympic type of strength training to body weight exercise like wall sits and bridges.

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Your body produces vitamin D naturally in your skin while out in the sun. Many people don't get enough outdoor sunshine, while others avoid the damaging effects the sun can cause. Your doctor may suggest taking a vitamin D supplement.

In addition to maintaining bone and muscle health, a recent study gave some interesting results on vitamin D supplementation. The study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that the vitamin helped prevent respiratory infections like the cold, flu or even pneumonia. In fact, vitamin D proved even more effective than flu vaccinations.

More studies are needed, and you should talk to your doctor before beginning any sort of vitamin supplementation.

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