Fitness Articles

Did You Know That November is National Diabetes Awareness Month?

Did You Know That November is National Diabetes Awareness Month? Right now there are 29.1 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes and 86 million individuals with prediabetes. Changing your food shopping purchases and bringing healthier, lower carbohydrate and whole grain foods home can lower the risk for diabetes, and help control blood sugar for those already […]

Glute-ology

No butts about it, we all feel we could use a little help with the backside. Here is the basic anatomy and kinesiology behind it. Hopefully, this will help you simplify your tush-enhancing goal. There are three main muscles that comprise your butt: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The function of the […]

Lower Cholesterol with Exercise

Exercise increases blood circulation throughout your body, which keeps your heart strong as it pushes blood to circulate faster and fill with higher oxygen levels; this gets cholesterol to move out of your system. 30-minutes daily of vigorous, aerobic exercise or strength training will contribute to improved cholesterol levels (intense, rather than moderate exercise, shows […]

I want to lose weight but I have to make myself exercise!

Here are the facts according to David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center and of the Yale Preventive Medicine Center, “Lifestyle changes that include a healthier diet, regular physical activity, and weight loss of 7%-10%, have shown phenomenal health benefits that can be more effective than medications”.  Also according to Katz, […]

Machines vs. Cables and Free Weights

Ask yourself: “How comfortable am I with keeping perfect form?” and “Do I have any injuries?” If you answer “yes” to either, you need to work out on machines. Machines are designed to help you maintain proper form. Just because machines are the basics of weight training, that doesn’t mean machines do not challenge the […]

Come Run With Us At The Everglow 5k

Sorry for the short notice on this, but we just partnered with EverGlow 5k for THE coolest running event of the year!  It will be held at Ford Park on Saturday June 28th. The normal registration fee is $59 but as a member of Exygon, we’re offering you (and all your friends) a limited-time registration […]