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Pushing Past the Dreaded “Plateau”

August 20, 2021

By Nikki Bittner Personal Trainer, TPAC Are you starting to feel like you are hitting a fitness plateau? Struggling to lose those last stubborn 10 pounds? Usually, this means that your body has become used to your usual workout and has become more “efficient.” When your body becomes efficient it uses less energy (read: calories) …

Add Power to Your Strength Training with Stretching Exercises

April 6, 2021

By Rachel Tandy Techny Prairie Activity Center Supervisor National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) since 1995 Athletics and Fitness Associate of America (AFAA) Certified Group Exercise Instructor since 1994 At first glance, flexibility work (“stretching”) and strength training may seem like opposite activities, but they are two synergistic sides of the …

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DISCOVER THE IMPORTANCE OF LEAN MUSCLE MASS

March 10, 2021

By Rachel Tandy Techny Prairie Activity Center Supervisor National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) since 1995 Athletics and Fitness Associate of America (AFAA) Certified Group Exercise Instructor since 1994 Did you know muscle mass assists with weight loss, bone density and other general health issues? Whatever your fitness and health goals, …

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TPAC TRAINERS TALK TARGET HEART RATES

March 4, 2021

Techny Prairie Activity Center Personal Trainers Nikki and Sebastian took the time recently to discuss maximum heart rates and three heart rate training zones. Click here to watch.

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MAKE YOUR MOVE: CELEBRATE THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

February 11, 2021

Make Your Move: Celebrate the Benefits of Exercise The benefits of staying active are endless! The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week to help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, Alzheimer’s and several types of cancer. If that’s not enough …