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The Surprising Enemy Hiding Inside your Gloves

  In fitness and martial arts, it’s common to hear the expression, “Your biggest opponent is yourself,” or some similar sentiment. Well, friends, I hate to break it to you, but that is just not true. You’ve got a much tougher opponent out there. Unfortunately for you, every time you train, it gets stronger, too:
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These 3 Items Will Let You Exercise Anywhere This Holiday Season!

Traveling this holiday season? If you’re going to be on the move, bouncing between family members’ houses, airports and hotels, fitting in fitness can be tough.
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How a Cardio Kickboxing Class Pays for Itself

  Are you suffering from Cardio Kickboxing Envy? This is the feeling you get when you see other gyms’ fitness kickboxing programs – with their upbeat music, high-energy instructors, and participants who leave sweat-drenched and grinning – and not having anything comparable at your own gym.
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3 Easy Ways to Promote Pro Shop Glove Sales

  If your gym offers a cardio boxing or kickboxing group fitness class, you’ve probably already thought about selling gloves. Now, you’ve made the call: you’re going to keep up with your competition, make extra revenue for your gym, and provide a valuable service to your members. However, you know that you can’t just throw gloves onto your sales floor and wait for them to sell.
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The Best Gloves for Every Fitness Program

  Martial arts workouts definitely pack a punch! But before you start striking, you need to make sure you’re using the right gloves. If you’re new to this form of fitness, this blog’s for you!
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Have A Martial Art’s Valentine’s Day with Nigel!

The hearts you see on Valentine’s Day don’t have to have to be limited to representing romantic love! Valentine’s Day is also the perfect occasion to remind friends and family that they are loved and appreciated, or do something kind for your own heart. Nigel loves all things related to holidays and celebrations, so he’s the perfect friend for Valentine’s Day! Here are some ways to have some kid-friendly fun on Valentine’s Day with Nigel:
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Top Fitness Equipment of 2017

You’ve probably heard about the five fitness trends gaining traction in 2017. Many of them share a theme: decreased reliance on traditional gyms. There’s nothing wrong with heading to the gym to get your fit on. However, many people are looking for a new place to work out and finding it at home. Having your “gym” in your living room is convenient for a few reasons. For one, you never need to worry about crowded spaces. Transportation is a cinch, and the commute can be measured in seconds and footsteps.
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Angela Gracie Recipe Book Review and Recipe

Hi there! My name is Sarah. I’m a martial artist (I’ve trained in Muay Thai for about four years and started Brazilian jiu-jitsu about eight months ago) and – I won’t say foodie because that implies an amount of sophistication, not to mention budget, beyond what I possess, but I certainly enjoy cooking and eating. So when I got the opportunity to test recipes from the Angela Gracie Recipe Book for this blog, I was happy to do so. 
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Fitness Trends Set to Go Big (or Get Bigger!) in 2017

Did you know that, according to a survey on Neilson.com, two of the most common New Year’s resolutions are to get fitter and healthier, or to lose weight? Isn’t it great that so many people use this time of year as the starting point to make changes that could really improve their lives? …If only it really worked that way. As it turns out, these are two of the most frequently broken resolutions as well. Clearly this is something people want to do, or they wouldn’t be making the resolution in the first place. So what goes consistently wrong to keep all these well-meaning resolution-makers from reaching their goals?
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Creative Obstacle Course Ideas for Parents

When I was a kid, my sister and a few of our friends and I would often walk to the local elementary school on weekends. It had a small playground – nothing fancy, but it was close to all our houses. One of our favorite games was to take turns inventing obstacle courses and seeing who could make it through the fastest. We probably looked crazy to anyone who happened to drive by, but it was fun. The competitive element was only part of it. What we enjoyed most was the challenge of pushing ourselves, regardless of how everyone did, and the fun of creating new courses each time.
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