7 day Spring Training Challenge

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With the added hours of sunshine that spring affords us, most of us will break our winter blues and head outside.   Spring is a time for renewal and cleanup, and that includes your workout routine.  Cleaning up your routine is just the start though, isn't it?  Spring training will also help kick start your training to obtain that killer summer … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Improve Running

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Running is one of the most enduring exercise methods, but are you utilizing it to it's fullest potential?  Below are 10 ways to improve running, and help you net the best quality run. 1. Relax Shoulders Relax your shoulders to allow for fluid, circular arm movements.  More like you’re chilling at the bar, than standing at military attention. 2. … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Drinking Water

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Staying hydrated seems like a no-brainer, especially when you consider that 70% of the human body content is water.  But did you also know that your muscles are 75% water, and your bones contain as much as 25% water?  Water plays such an important role in the proper functioning of your body, especially when you consider how much of your body is … [Read more...]

Popular Pins: February

1. Fit Snacks

1. Fit Snacks On Our 'Stay-On-Track-Snacks' board - we feature snacks that will keep you fit and healthy.  They are aimed to curb those hunger pains in between meals.  From eating a banana post-exercise to clean eating portable snacks we hope this will inspire you to pick something healthy the next time you reach for food. 2. Most Underutilized … [Read more...]

Are Portion Sizes Too Big?

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Portion Sizes According To The Experts According to health experts at the NorthShore University HealthSystem, Americans are gaining substantial weight not necessarily by the food we’re eating, but by the amount of food we eat.  Learning to control portion sizes may be the key to weight loss and overall health. In fact in 1971 only 15% of … [Read more...]

Cardio V.S. Weight Training

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There are certain misconceptions about cardio and weight training.  A few being that cardio is the best and only way to get skinny and fit, or that weight training bulks you up and is only for men.  Here at Sole, we love to run.  We know you do as well, but we also want you to be well informed and have a knockout exercise routine to make you fit … [Read more...]

Is Walking Enough Exercise?

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According to The New York Times the average American walks 5,117 steps per day.  But are those steps enough?  Walking might be considered commonplace, but with the right amount of discipline it can reap worthwhile health benefits.   And while it might not be the most rigorous, walking is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.   It can also easily … [Read more...]

Nutrition Tips for Runners: 5 foods that will help sustain your run

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Running for exercise (or sport) requires good nutrition to fuel the body.   Doctors and nutritionists have rounded out specific foods that  aid in the performance and recovery of your body, allowing you focus on what's really important -- running the race. As you burn more calories going the extra miles, these 5 nutritional foods will help … [Read more...]

Don’t Skip These Workout Stretches

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Stretching can be just as important as your exercise- don't believe me? Stretches improve your workout both physically and mentally, here's how: Posture Releases tension Flexibility Decreases potential for injury Increases blood and nutrient flow to muscles Which workout stretches shouldn't you skip? 1. Forward bend: This workout … [Read more...]

Popular Pins: January

1. Celebs: They're just like us!

1. On our 'Sweat in Style' board- we feature a few celebs! From Megan Fox to Victorias's Secret supermodels, the paparazzi is always catching celebs in and out of their gyms or trainers. We love getting fitness gear tips from our customers, they always introduce us to brands we've never heard of, which is awesome. This board is chock-full of … [Read more...]