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Ready to Tailor Your Birthday Suit?

That is the question!

After a long winter, it is time to think spring! Then Summer!  It is around the corner!

 

It is possible that our birthday suits may need to be “re-sized” at this point.

Spring is a great time to get back into a routine.  The days are longer, weather gets warmer, and the idea of summer is on our minds.

Cardio and diet are great ways to lose a couple of sizes.  But don’t forget that free weights are an important part of that program.

So if you can’t get outside, or to the gym invest in some quality equipment for your home!

We have it all!

From the smallest accessories, to full commerical cardio and free weight equipment!

Happy Spring!

 

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Why Wait to Live? Do It NOW!

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Think about it…

Do you feel like sometimes life is passing you by?

Spend all this time running around doing this or that.  Working 40 plus hours a week, then coming home to run some more with the kids, or the chores, or errands?

When do we say enough is enough?  When do you allow yourself time to enjoy your life?

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That movie you want to see, the vacation you swear you would take one day, but haven’t. The friends and family you keep blowing off for one reason or another, or hell no reason at all?

We scramble and for what?  To pay the bills? To make more bills that we have to pay? How about a quiet night reading a book you always wanted to.  A concert or listening to music that you haven’t heard in a while.  Or just spending time with that special someone who has become a comfortable accessory in your household.  The kids, the hubby, the wife, the significant other?  Look around you people…What do you see?  We take so much for granted.  Just take a deep breath and say, “Thank you” for everything you have, love and appreciate the little things.

One day, without warning, they could be gone.

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Yes, this is a fitness blog.  Yes, I want you to be healthy AND happy.  So this is for your happiness.  Share it, discuss it out loud.  Make time for the little things, the special people, your hopes, and dreams.  Take care of yourself mentally as well as physically.

You will be glad you did!

Nothing makes you feel better than a beautiful sunrise or sunset to bring you back to what is really important.  You are here, and you are alive! Think about what makes you happy.  Then go for it!

Be Well!

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About the Author: Laurie is a Certified Personal Trainer at Fit Equipment.  Fit Equipment Etc. is New England’s largest showroom of fitness equipment. Fit Equipment Etc also has a wide selection of work out equipment for sale online. Offering the best home treadmills,elliptical cross trainers, exercise gear and more, Fit Equipment Etc can supply you with everything you need to create your own home gym.

Merry Fitness And Happy New Rear!

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Whew! Thanksgiving is behind us..

Did those low fat pies lead to high fat thighs? Let’s hope not!

However, we may have dodged one bullet, still two more to go!

Christmas and New Years! Hence our favorite slogan of the year…MERRY FITNESS AND HAPPY NEW REAR!

We in the fitness industry love this saying.  It makes you chuckle, but it is what we all really want from Santa.

So how do you get fit, and a great behind..lots of hard work my friends!

Stay focused, stay consistent, and keep up with your routines!

A great piece of cardio is important to have as a back up in your home.  A treadmill, great for a casual stroll, or brisk walk, even an all out run.  Bad knees? How about an elliptical.  No shock impact on your joints.  Elevated off the floor, you are able to get a full body workout in less time!  Vertically challenged? How about a recumbent bike?  Great piece for knee replacements/injuries or back issues.  You work at a reclining angle working the eccentric muscles in your legs.

We at Fit Equipment Etc have all these and so much more!  Come by and visit us here for a fun filled shopping experience.  We not only have quality merchandise, but a fantastic staff (with incredible personalities) to make your experience a positive one!  Not just fun, but educational as well!

Don’t put off investing in a great back up piece to add to your home.  When you can’t get to the club, there is no excuse not to get your workout in!

Then hit the lunges, squats and stairs to work those glutes! And then, the Happy New Rear!

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

From all of us fun-filled staff at Fit Equipment Etc!~

 

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About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fit Equipment Etc. Fit Equipment Etc. is New England’s largest showroom of fitness equipment. Fit Equipment Etc also has a wide selection of work out equipment for sale online. Offering the best home treadmill, elliptical cross trainers, exercise gear and more! Fit Equipment Etc can also supply you with everything you need to create your own home gym! Stop in, call or check out our website today! http://www.fitnessequipmentestore.com

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KEEPING IT POSITIVE!!

Let’s talk about being POSITIVE!  Especially in the world today..

Ever here the terms “Negative Nellies/Normans”, “Debbie/Donnie Downers”??

It is true!  So many people tend to focus on the “negatives” instead of the “POSITIVES“.

Why is that?  Maybe if we just take a minute to stop, and change our mindsets to something that makes us feel happy, and not let the little things get us down.  Do people realize that NO ONE really wants to hear you?  Maybe go take that workout you have been putting off, and use it to let off some steam?  Before you take your bad day home with you, take a moment to change your head, and make a positive change!

I myself find exercise a way to “release” the worries/troubles/frustrations, anything negative, and change focus and attitude. It can be as simple as taking a walk listening to your favorite artist.  You know, that song that makes you smile, makes you want to be in your happy place!  It is amazing how quickly you can turn your day around!

Nowadays, social media can be something!  Reading status updates all day long, makes us wonder how people deal with things.  It is funny.  Either you have someone who just feels the need to complain with every post, or someone who wants to keep you motivated and smiling.  I vote for the latter!  I love to see people happy, a funny joke, a light-hearted story.

I think positive thoughts bring about positive results!  So if you have been focusing too much on the negative, take this blog to make you “re-think” your attitude!

Go do something that makes you smile!  The joy you feel is infectious! It will bring happiness to all that surround you.  If everyone takes time out to do something to make someone smile, this world will be a better place!

In the words of the famous, and very talented Bob Marley, “Don’t worry, ’bout a thing, ’cause every little thing..gonna be alright”.

Peace!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Will Spring Ever Come to New England?

Spring, is this season just a myth?

Summer, flies by in a blink. Fall, shows up for a couple weeks, feels like summer in the beginning, and then snows by Halloween. Winter. WINTER goes on forever and ever! For example, It’s March and April will be knocking on our door. Technically, Spring has almost arrived!

Almost warm enough to take that workout routine outside. So what does that mean for us? Well, we are still hitting the gyms and home workout routines best we can, but something is missing. That feeling you get when you can take that walk outside! The longer days, the warmer weather, the flowers and buds on the trees. Hello? Has anyone seen them? I mean, I see sand, salt and dirty roads. It is very hard to stay motivated. I mean come on, we are 3 months away from bikini season? Are you ready? (And no guys, I am not talking to you!) How do we keep it together without losing it all completely?

First idea, book a trip and head to warmer weather! If you can’t do that, then get some vitamin D the natural way! It will help believe me. Then, revamp your workout routine. It is time to change it up, and try new things to inspire you to launch into the spring/summer season.

Group classes, hire a trainer, invest in a quality treadmill, elliptical or gym for your home. Think about how you can invest in yourself, by investing in your health. That’s my motto, and the one I stick by!

So hang in there, eventually this long winter will turn to spring. Well for maybe a week, then turn to summer, but whatever the case, you will be ready for it!

This has been your “inspiration” to do so..

You are welcome!

If you need more, come visit us at Fit Equipment Etc, 243 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA!

You will be glad you did!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and hometreadmills and more!

Turkey Hangover Anyone?

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Oh yes…It does exist!!

That dreaded period of time between Thanksgiving and New Years!  The “no diet” zone!  The “ah the heck with it all” lack of motivation!  It is for real!

Do you know the average person gains anywhere from 5-10 lbs during the months between Thanksgiving and New Years? If you are not accountable for what you eat, and getting in your proper workouts, it can sneak up on you that fast!

Now by all means enjoy your holidays!  Even indulge a little…but get back on the horse the next day!  Get in that walk or strength workout!  Start eating well again, and take in enough water!  You can manage your holidays AND stay in shape!

Holidays are about family, friends and being thankful.  So please remember that is important and enjoy it!  However, so is your health, and you should try to balance good habits with some bad too.

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Accountability is crucial, and living a healthy lifestyle is important.  Make a plan ahead of time.  Decide what “cheats” you want to have, and how you will work them off the next day and through the long weekend.  Stay consistent, keep your routine the same and vary the intensity throughout the holiday season.  Lastly, make long lasting memories of family and friends, and keep them as your inspiration and motivation to stay healthy so you may enjoy more of those wonderful times!

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Happy Holidays All!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Fall Back Into Fitness!

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Ah, the summer..So much fun! Taking those long summer days to head to the beach, that family cookout, or even that evening concert. All the while, munching and drinking ourselves into oblivion! The one thing we tend to lax on is fitness. Our workouts..our walks, our strength training, our group training sessions, spin classes, the cross training routine, or even that home DVD that motivates you! (Thank you Tony Horton!) Yes, ALL OF THOSE THINGS fall by the wayside when summer hits.

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Why is it we all go “gung ho” to get into that summer bathing suit, yet once in it, we forget to maintain those good habits? I’ll tell you why, human nature. We work hard, but then there is a time to play. And play we do! But welcome to the fall, and with that comes a reality slap. Whoa..The holidays are coming! I think my pants shrunk! I never noticed THAT before! Now what? Time to dust off that elliptical, lubricate that treadmill, and tour your local health clubs. Fall is the perfect time to fall back into a fitness routine. Time to get the diet and nutrition habits back in check before the holidays roll around. A way to jump start on the New Year resolutions. Maybe you can knock off a few pounds before the holidays! Get yourself back to start by the time the New Year rolls around.

As a certified personal trainer, I have seen and heard it all. So no surprises! It is never too late to start! If you feel you may fit into the category of “lost fitness soul”, don’t worry, you are not alone! We are here to help you! Give us a visit, or a call, even visit our website @ FitnessEquipmentEstore.com and we will do our best to get you motivated and on your way!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!