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  • 3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Avoid Having To Make a New Years Resolution

    3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Avoid Having To Make a New Years Resolution

    Author: Lauren Regula [Read Time: 4min] I'm leading with a little tough truth here this morning. If you wait till the New Year to start getting fit or even more will most likely fail. You know the feeling. Waking up on January 2nd feeling like it's finally time to get your ass in gear and work off the past SIX WEEKS of eating and drinking. You head to the gym. It's PACKED with people thinking the same thing and going through the same motions. People cramming into crazy "boot camp" style workouts mistakenly thinking they can burn their way out of the 10lbs they just put on. 80% of those people will fail according to U.S. News and World Report.
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  • 3 Things You Must Give Up ASAP to Gain Long-Term Health

    Author: Dave Regula [Read Time: 4min] If you are going to be the leader that the people in your life need, you must be your best self and be in your best health. The search for that health has probably taken you to the internet where you found too many people trying to sell you too many new things. Rather than give you more things to buy or add to your life, I'm going to give you three behaviors or ideas that you can TAKE OUT of your daily life to increase your health and ultimately your happiness. Quit these three things now to create momentum with your health and give you the best chance at long term success.
    1. Counting Calories…the kind you ....

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  • Why the Traditional Gym Membership (Usually) Doesn't Work

    Why the Traditional Gym Membership (Usually) Doesn't Work

    Author: Dave Regula [Read Time: 4min]
    Fun fact:
    traditional gyms want you to fail. In fact, they hope you fail . A traditional gym membership is built on the plan that you’re not going to show up. Think about all the people you know who have traditional gym memberships and don’t use them. Imagine if every registered member actually showed up to work out — it’d be chaos. There would be fistfights over the elliptical and even that thigh machine that no one understands. Meanwhile, the rower would still be dusty and unused (but that’s another story for another time). These gyms use that tempting low price to bring you in and buy, but no one actually ....

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  • The Secret & Healthy Way to Eat Pizza

    The Secret & Healthy Way to Eat Pizza

    Author: Dave Regula [Read Time: 5min] I want to quickly talk about pizza, the best way to eat it, and how it can help you lose weight and feel better over the next seven days. And no it's not too good to be true. The quick backstory. On Saturday afternoon I found myself at Skyzone for a birthday party. Yes, SkyZone the trampoline park, and yes I will admit that I'm not a fan of massive birthday parties. ( Please email me if you genuinely like kids' birthday parties and depending on your explanation I will either make you a plaque or call you a liar.) As the jumping finished up I was surrounded by a few brave parents, 20 kids under the age of 8, and two massive ....

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  • You Can Become Happier and Healthier…Without Rearranging Your Life

    You Can Become Happier and Healthier…Without Rearranging Your Life

    If you think you don’t have time in your life to work out, you’re wrong. Being healthy and happy doesn’t mean you have to change your entire life around so you have room for a couple hours of exercise a week. Stop saying you’ll work on getting in shape when you have time, and dedicate yourself to being healthy and happy right now. “I don’t have time” is the grown up version of “the dog ate my homework” We all have a ton going on in our lives, and it can seem difficult to be able to make time for fitness with everything else that needs our time. However, if you’re feeling drained or exhausted halfway through the day, doing ....

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  • You Aren’t the First — Being in Shape Can Change Your Story and Change Your Life

    If the 2pm slump is your worst enemy, you might want to consider making a change . Being in shape can do so much more for your life than many people realize. It’s more than just looking strong or skinny, being in shape can have a positive impact on your life and well-being. It’s true that there are times in your life where there just isn’t time to focus on being in shape. Having your first child is a big one. Everything is new, and you’re trying to pretend like you know what you’re doing as a parent, we get it . The problem for most people occurs when you let that brief period of time double, and then keep doubling it. At some point, you have to stop ....

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  • It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint — Why Getting Healthy Isn’t a Quick Fix

    It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint — Why Getting Healthy Isn’t a Quick Fix

    If you’re looking to develop a healthier lifestyle and focus on getting healthy, you’re going to need more than just three quick steps to see progress. We live in a society that expects results fast, where we’re annoyed if our websites don’t load in five seconds or if our food doesn’t come fast enough. We’re always in a hurry, and unfortunately we apply it to our health too. Many people confuse getting healthy as something that’ll happen overnight. Unfortunately, you’re not going to see a six pack in the mirror after two sets of crunches or maybe even after two hundred sets, depending on if you eat like an adult. Getting healthy takes ....

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  • Why an Hour of Exercise a Day is Better for You Than an Extra Hour of Sleep

    Why an Hour of Exercise a Day is Better for You Than an Extra Hour of Sleep

    Ever found yourself saying you wish there were more hours in the day? We’re all busy with all kinds of things going on in our lives — work, kids, keeping the house in order or making time for friends. If you want to exercise for an hour a day, sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time. Consider this, what you spend your time on is where your values lie
    . If you’re making the time for exercise an hour a day you’re showing that staying fit is important to your lifestyle. If you’re not, what are you making time for? Are you spending an hour on your phone before you go to bed? Are you watching TV late into the night? Take a look at what you ....

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  • This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: A Midwesterner’s Take on the West Coast

    This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: A Midwesterner’s Take on the West Coast

    At TrAk , we believe in the philosophy of Living BIG: setting goals, stepping outside your comfort zone, and seeking new adventures. We created our Live BIG Adventure Coaches Program to provide our coaches with funding for their own adventures so they can inspire our community to push for more. Not many 24 year olds can say they’ve never been on an airplane, but I can. I grew up in a family of five, so flying anywhere, let alone big trips, was kind of out of the question. Once I started being involved in sports, vacations as a whole were taken off the table when competitions and training started to take over. When I continued my football career at the college level, ....

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  • Our First BIG Adventure: The Upper Gauley River, West Virginia

    Our First BIG Adventure: The Upper Gauley River, West Virginia

    The inaugural TrAk Athletics Live BIG Adventure is complete. We’re wet, exhausted and exhilarated. We took a team of TrAk members down to West Virginia this October to tackle the Upper Gauley River — yeah, that Big Gauley that many experienced white water rafters call “The Beast of the East” — and tackle it we did! What did our members say about this first trip? Did we push them too far? Not even close. “This trip forged new friendships and strengthened old. Live BIG rafting pushed me physically, but my body felt ready for adventure. We were small on those rapids, but I think we all felt like we lived BIG at the end of the day.” – ....

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