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Beginner's Guide Series

Take a look at our beginner guides, written by LivRite personal trainer, Jill Derryberry to get you started on the right foot. 

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Making Exercise a Habit

Many people want to exercise (or know they should) but don’t. Then there are those who are faithful to a workout routine and exercise consistently. How did they get to that point? How do you make working out a habit? How do you get exercise to be a regular part of your life?

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Beginners guide to weight loss

Beginner's Guide to Weight Loss

Losing weight is always a popular topic. Magazine articles, social media and TV programs are always claiming they have the best way to lose weight or the newest diet fad.

We are bombarded by before and after pictures and messaging about workouts and how to eat. Yet, with all of this information out there, The CDC reports that the prevalence of obesity in America in 2017-2018 was 42.4%. That means that, using the CDC data and measurement, almost half of Americans are considered obese (a Body Mass Index or BMI of 30.0 or higher)!

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Exercise for strength gain

Strength training for beginners

Whether your goal is to build muscle mass or achieve a more fit, more toned body, weight training can help you get there. Weight training, also known as resistance or strength training, uses your own bodyweight or tools, like weight machines, dumbbells, barbells or resistance bands to increase endurance and build lean, stronger muscles. 

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Run a 5k

training for your first mini marathon

Whether you are a seasoned runner but haven’t run a race or if you are a brand new runner, here are some tips to prepare for a half marathon.

Find The Right Shoes – Running is a great sport in that the only real equipment you need are shoes. But the right shoes, and shoes in good shape, are really important. I highly suggest going to a running store to get your first pair of running shoes. The Runners Forum in Fishers is a great option.  

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stretching for recovery

Post workout recovery

Exercise or any other physical work cases fluid loss, muscle damage, and the depletion of energy stores (muscle glycogen). Without proper recovery time, the repair process where the microscopic muscle tears created during a workout will not heal into stronger muscles. A muscle needs to rest anywhere from 24-48 hours to repair and rebuild or it may simply lead to tissue breakdown instead of building. 

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Class Schedules

Check out your local group fitness schedule