At XSport, we believe fitness is more than just working out, it’s a way of life. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find some helpful takeaways for staying healthy as you Eat Smart, Be Fit and Live Well in your XSport Life.

What to Stream if You Can’t Make it to the Gym

woman doing yoga at homeEven though you might be one of the most committed people you know working on a regular fitness routine, it happens to all of us – sometimes life gets in the way of getting to the gym.

You might have a backup as simple as getting out for a run or dumbbells the basement, but maybe you’d like to find an alternative workout to try, whether you’re on the road for travel, stuck at home without a car, or on an off day for another reason.

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Fit for the Slopes: Train Like a Snow Sport Athlete

woman snowboardingPerhaps you’ve noticed the agility, endurance, balance and strength of pro skiers and snowboarders—their skills are admirable in action, and they look good off the slopes, too.

Whether you’re heading out for some black diamond runs or some simple winter fun, there are key fundamentals you can incorporate in your workouts to help you get fit for the slopes.

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I Had My First Spray Tan – Can You Tell?

woman getting spray tanHi, I’m Faith. In recent editions of the XSport Life, you may have read my articles describing the experiences I had as a first-timer in a personal training session, Athletix, Boxing and the XSport Spa.

This time, I’ve done something completely cosmetic, not to mention great for my state of mind! If you’ve ever been curious about spray tanning as a helpful way to get a golden glow, read on.

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Getting Fit and Healthy While on a Budget

women in group training classYou’re trying to take care of yourself inside and out, including what you eat, how often you exercise, the effectiveness of your lifestyle—doing this well takes time, effort and money.

Though your health and self-esteem are worth your investment, with a little creativity, you can keep your health and fitness expenses in check. Try a few of our tips for budget-friendly fitness.

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How to Protect Your Back at the Gym

woman doing lat pulldownYour spine—it’s so important as the conduit for your central nervous system, which lets you move. And feel! From neck to tailbone, this is a body part you don’t want to mess around with.

There are plenty of attachments to the spine to protect as well. It’s best not to overdo it and hurt your back, or worse, to injure your spine at the gym. Use these tips to avoid a “bad back.”

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3 Incredibly Simple Ways to Improve Your Life

woman drinking waterSometimes it seems there is an awful lot to learn when you want to do your best taking care of yourself. Health information, exercise routines, injury prevention, nutrition and diet guides.

There are a few basics, though, that run the risk of getting lost in the ongoing quest for health, fitness, beauty and youth. We cover them here, in all their incredibly simple, but essential, glory.

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Getting Fitness Results: Tips from a Top Personal Trainer

Fitness ResultsResults. Getting them is the reason most people join a fitness club in the first place. If you’ve ever wished you were getting more, better fitness results, faster, you’re not alone.

We’ve asked one of our top trainers for specific advice on how he gets fitness results with his clients, and what you can borrow from his approach to get the most from your own fitness program.

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An Easy-to-Understand Glossary of Exercise Terms

people working outYou’re supposed to focus on anaerobic exercise, work on your core strength, or work at 85% of your maximum heart rate, but what does all that mean? Do the definitions really make sense?

Whether it’s your workout buddy, your trainer or the article you just read, get a handle on basic jargon often used when talking about exercise with this glossary of terms in layman’s language.

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New Ideas for Getting Out of a Rut

woman at deskHave you ever described yourself as kind of… stuck? Maybe you feel stuck in a job, stuck on a fitness plateau, stuck in a stale relationship, or even stuck living where you live. Why is that?

Experts say the feeling of being stuck in a rut is likely to come from a deeper feeling that keeps you from making a change. Maybe you’re afraid, or uninspired. Here are a few ways to unstick!

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