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Can you pass our Fitness IQ and Etiquette Test?

If you have ever been on a team, you probably learned along the way that for the team to function at its best, a valued personality characteristic is to be a low-maintenance teammate. The same is true of being part of our group classes. This doesn’t mean you’re not...

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CBD Oil: What’s all the hype about?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing many ads along the highway, and signs outside of shops and businesses which are selling CBD oil. You may be wondering what this CBD oil hype is all about. What is it used for? Is it legal? How much should you take? My aim...

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Programming For Success

This is part 1 of a two-part series on programming. Workout Programming: Some of you don't pay attention to it, whereas others nerd out on Wodify every day, mentally rehearsing the pain and glory of completing each workout. Whatever your perspective, programming has...

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Get to Know Coach Fabio

As mentioned last week, Coach Fabio is the newest member of our full-time staff and has been bringing it in the mornings all week. But who is this International man of mystery? We sat down with him to find out more: Background Coach Fabio is originally from Bolivia,...

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Why a calorie isn’t just a calorie

We used to believe that calories were all created equal. It sounded like common sense, seeing as one dietary calorie contains 4,284 Joules of energy. This naturally led us to believe that if you consume 2,000 calories a day and burn 2,000 calories a day, homeostasis...

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Do we really need to wear sunscreen?

With summer in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to share some thoughts about sun exposure and whether or not we should be wearing sunscreen. While this topic is pretty hotly contested, my goal is to provide you with the best recommendation possible,...

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The Cholesterol Myth (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my 3-part series about the cholesterol/dietary fat myth. In part 1, which you can view here, I went into some pretty detailed information about how the “cholesterol and dietary fat are bad for you” myths surfaced and I only scratched the surface...

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9 Health Tips Your Parents Were Wrong About

If you’ve ever dug into any kind of formal personal development, you’ve probably realized that much of who you are today has been shaped by your upbringing. Specifically by your parents. When you’re a kid, you instinctively put complete trust in your parents....

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The Science of Motivation

You may have noticed that, in the past several months, we have been posting “Bright Spots” to the Foundry Athletes group. In these posts, we highlight members for their accomplishments: in the gym, at work, or in their personal lives. It feels good to be recognized...

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Can yogurt improve your gut health?

Did you really think yogurt was your answer to gut health? I’m not sure who started it, but in recent years probiotics became a buzzword.  “They’re the good kind of bacteria,” they said. In reality, probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are known to help...

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