Category Archives: Move Right

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Exercise Quotes

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We can all use some words of encouragement from time to time. Not only do they lift our spirits, but they can provide us with that little something we need to keep moving forward. Here are a few quotes  to help keep you going:


“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
Henry David Thoreau


“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols


“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
Jillian Michaels


“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease.”
Terri Guillemets


“No body is worth more than your body”
― Melody Carstairs


“Sometimes customizing is necessary because of an injury or the inability to do, for a short or long period, the kind of exercise you formerly did. When you’re used to customizing for fun, doing it under duress won’t seem like such an imposition. Either way, experiment until you find activities that make you happy as well as healthy. Choose your exercise using the same criteria you’d apply to choosing a date–that is, attractive to you and able to hold your interest for an hour.”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit



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Remember to Register for Thrive Across America!

It’s time to register and form teams for Thrive Across America! This online physical activity program lets you compete against your co-workers and have fun while getting fit. It’s simple. Each day you log 30 minutes or more of the exercise you choose, you earn a Thrive Across America star. Adding stars raises your score. The team (made up of 4 – 10 members) with the highest score at the end of the eight week program wins.

No matter what your fitness level, you can compete and win. Consistency, not athleticism, is the key to success here. You earn the same number of stars for any activity you do—from walking to cross-country skiing.

Get the app.

Download the Thrive Across America app for the iPhone® or Android™ from the App store or Android Market—and log your time as you go!
Get started! Registration and team formation has already started!

Competition begins June 18.

Register at

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Exercise For Everyone

Exercise For The Disabled

Article by: Laura Winston via

Man Doing Tai-Chi

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Disabled people have limited mobility, so exercise is vital to keep the blood flowing, improve circulation and to allow them to remain as healthy as possible.There are various exercises that disabled people can do to keep them as active as they possibly can be. Disabled people who exercise are less likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of illness, according to a report written by Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association.

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Seven Day Treadmill Kick-Start Guide!

Stay slim on your treadmill all season with this 7-day plan from Jenny Hadfield, author of Running for Mortals.

Article by: the editors of FITNESS Magazine



  • Power walk: 30 minutes
  • Strength-train: 20 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

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Trend Alert!

Two new classes are coming to Riverside!

1. Hot Hula Hot Hula DVD Cover

HOT HULA fitness® is a fun, new and exciting dance workout.  It provides a “total body workout” in 6o minutes.  HOT HULA fitness ® isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms.  Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, HOT HULA fitness®incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.  All ages and fitness levels will enjoy HOT HULA fitness®.

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Cheat Sheet: Aerobic vs. Anaerobic

Article by: Jonathan S. via

Man RunningThe human body relies on oxygen to perform physical exercise. Aerobic exercise is the form that uses oxygen on a steady basis and results in improved cardiovascular fitness. Anaerobic exercise uses less oxygen, relatively quickly, to build muscular strength and endurance.

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Zumba Start Guide!

Dance Your Way to Fitness

Article by: Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor via

You’ve probably heard of the fitness craze Zumba, a workout known as a dance fitness party. I originally tried Zumba with a friend by following a fitness DVD.While the DVD was fun and the hip-swiveling moves were a blast (and effective at working up a sweat!), the best part of the workout was dancing with my friend—and giggling at each other as we tried to get our hips to salsa, merengue and cha-cha-cha like the girls in the video.Fast forward a few years, where I stumbled upon Zumba in a group workout class.

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4 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Workout Routine

What to Do When Your Workout Isn’t Working for You

Article by: Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer via

When you started a regular exercise program, whether to lose weight or improve your overall health, your enthusiasm and motivation were high. Even though exercise wasn’t the most exciting activity you had experienced, you began feeling better and seeing results from your hard work. You managed to get yourself out of bed early, to squeeze in a little gym time each day, and stick to your plan without much effort.But then slowly, the novelty began to wear off. You started finding reasons to sleep in and found “better” things to do with your time.

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Learning to Love Exercise

Learning to Love Exercise

Yes, working out can be fun! Here are ideas to help you move beyond “having” to exercise to actually enjoying it.

Article by: Melissa Chessher via

Learning to Love Exercise

We’ve all made an early dash to the grocery store and witnessed that woman jogging. She looks graceful as she bounds through the neighborhood, and we wonder what on earth made her get up so early on a Saturday and dive into her running shoes. The answer, of course, is that she moved beyond the “need” to exercise and entered that mysterious land where she “wants” to.

We all possess the ability to tap into that place. In fact, it’s kind of like Dorothy’s red slippers — you’ve had it all along.

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Sculpting Magic for the Belly and Arms.

Banish Arm and Belly Jiggle

Never be afraid of a sleeveless top or clingy knit again. This workout will keep you toned and tight.

Article by: Diana Kelly via

Woman doing crunches outside
Want to add definition to your arms and strengthen your core before the summer is in full swing? (Really, who doesn’t?) By ramping up your cardio (see cardio ideas) and beginning a toning routine, you’ll get closer to your goals and feel better in the coming weeks. Keep this fitness regimen going throughout and you’ll find yourself stronger and leaner come tank top season. 
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