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Current news and interesting posts related to health and fitness of interest to visitors of Off The Grid Fitness.

Juicing and detoxing has re-became a buzz word and popular diet option. Before you contemplate "detoxing" in the article Cleansing: Detox for the body–Myths and Dangers Ellen Coleman a Registered Dietition, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD talks about the myths some "detox" companies suggest and helps you to identify some questions to ask and what to avoid:The term "detox" certainly sounds scientific. In this case, however, a valid medical term is being misused and co-opted to make worthless...

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For a runner nothing makes them feel better than well, run. Unfortunately in my years of training I too often have met clients who had to quit their first love because of bad knees, bad back, bad feet... you get the point. Many of these runners did not have a balanced approach in their fitness exercise and the same repetitive use of the same muscles caused muscular imbalances which overloaded some and weakened others. Strength training with a more balanced approach to...

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Where was the Burpee invented? According to the associate editor for STACK Maddy Lucier:The Burpee is named for a physiologist named Royal Huddleston Burpee. For his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University in 1940, he invented the exercise as a way to assess the fitness of non-active adults. Burpee made participants perform only four Burpees at a time, and he actually specified that the movement should not be performed for a high number of repetitions. He was testing people who were...

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Indoor Power Cycling is our most calorie burning intensive class. Here are some recommendations from indoor cycling instructor Leta Shy to burn even more calories while creating electricity at Off The Grid FItness: Check your form: One of the biggest mistakes Dara sees her students make in class is also one of the most dangerous. "I so often see clients riding with improper form, their knees too far forward, their weight pressing though their toes instead of their heels," she...

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We offer at Off The Grid Fitness a High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT class every Tuesday and Wednesday. It has been an effective way for my clients and members to lose weight. In a recent article from the National Academy of Sports Medicine author Joe Kita asks Dominique Adair Ms, Rd and Chris Mohr that very question PHD, RD. Here is a portion to their answer:“Any kind of exercise, whether it’s low intensity for long periods or high intensity for short periods will...

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Our Boot Camp classes at Off The Grid Fitness have many different exercises including the use of Battle Ropes. Battle Ropes is a great full body work out where it can be cardio intense, leg intense, upper body intense, and core intense. Our trainer Travis in flew down from our San Diego location to demonstrate some of the exercises we use:

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For many new patrons or beginner TRX Suspension class participants I'm often asked how is Off The Grid Fitness Intermediate or Advance class more difficult. For the most part our beginner class does not have you in a push up position with both feet in the cradles while you are probably going to be in that position for other level classes. Additionally, in classes outside of the beginner class you are going to see more complex and compound movements combining several different...

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Randy Hetrick, founder and CEO of TRX, discusses how he went from Navy SEAL to fitness freak with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)At Off The Grid Fitness, a boutique gym located in Scottsdale, we have TRX classes to fit all fitness and experience levels and you don't even have to be featured on TMZ.

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Great article on how the TRX Suspension Trainer is an essential tool for elite athletes and how the top soccer players in the world are using it in the English Premier League:A popular suspension training brand is TRX, which is used by Liverpool players such as Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, and Manchester City players Alvaro Negredo, Joe Hart and Sergio Aguero. (...)Recommended exercises for footballers include single-leg lunges, single-leg squat rows,oblique knee tucks,...

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We all have busy schedules and it can be hard getting to the gym every day. On those days, you can work out at home and you don't need a basement full of gym equipment either. Here's a list of some cool and affordable gear you can use at home:TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, $180Ader Pro Grade Kettleball, $80-$90SR-1 Rogue Bearing Speed Rope, $22Trigger Point Grid Foam Roller, $38

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