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Posts by Jeff Ford

Fitness in 5 Minutes or Less

Part One We know you’re busy. Whether it’s work, school, or taking care of your family, it can be difficult to find the time to focus on you. That’s why we’ve created our 5-Minutes or Less Outdoor Fitness Series. Each workout will feature a multi-level and scalable option. So, regardless if this is your first…

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Daily Living Movements to Master


In the 17 years between 1992 and 2009, admissions to skilled nursing facilities increased almost threefold, from 28 to 80 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, over 1.3 million Americans now live in nursing homes (1). We’re not only not moving, but we’re not training our movement in the way that leads to “exceptional survival” –…

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5 Ways to Get Fit Together

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Although each of us has different fitness priorities, experiences, and preferences, there is no denying that having a partner in health improves success! Managing and listening to each others workout intentions is a skill.  It takes practice but the benefits are tremendous and it leads to powerful accountability. Here are five tips to make your…

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Five Resolutions You’ve Probably Never Made (But Should)

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News Flash! Mainstream, bumper-sticker New Year’s resolutions don’t work, so stop wasting your time with them. This isn’t the year you’re finally going to lose weight or get back to exercising five times a week like you used to—not if you think of your resolutions only in terms of the results. The sad fact is…

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Holiday Fitness Struggles: How to Stay Fit through the Holidays

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It’s that time of year again. You’re trying to bring the clan together but keep your own life on track.  There’s a lot to think about: time off work, coordinating dates to accommodate crazy schedules, booking travel, figuring out childcare for that problem week between Christmas and the New Year—the stress can be a bit…

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Master the Mental Side of Fitness

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When I was in high school, I purchased my first gym membership. Along with my friends, I built up my routine until I was putting in a solid to four or five days a week, not including my school team practices. I weighed in at a sleek 140 pounds, and my main goal was to…

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