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Successes that Surprise You

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What often gets you the most excited about fitness is when you find yourself doing something you didn’t set as a goal and weren’t sure was even possible.  When you get fitter it happens broadly, making so many little things better that it is impossible to predict what they will be.  We have our stated […]

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Lose Some Snooze; Feel Like You’ve Boozed

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“You snooze you lose” has never made much sense to me.  There are few feelings better than the feeling of being well-rested.  If you’ve ever had a few days of not getting enough sleep and then you get enough, it can feel like a performance-enhancing drug. Sleep Deprived or Drunk? As little as 17 hours […]

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Hug a Trainer Day

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Hug a trainer. Really. Go find one, even if you don’t currently use one.  Show your strength and some love.  I know we can be an intimidating bunch, but it doesn’t have to be that way, and that’s not how most trainers want to be perceived. One of the great joys of my fitness career […]

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Twenty-Nineteen. Feel 18.

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Have more physical fun in the coming year. Get your heart rate up while you lift your spirits up. A panel at the Future of Aging conference has said making play possible throughout the life course could play a “vital role” in alleviating detriment to physical and mental health in the aged. Janet Morrison, CEO […]

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The Great Halloween Problem Solved!

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I love this time of year.  How could you not?  Crisp fall air, changing leaves, and Halloween on the way.  It’s the only time of year that it is acceptable to decorate with skulls and play heavy music!  It’s so much fun. When I began my fitness career, I really struggled with Halloween.  It is […]

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Fly Funtensity Airlines

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Exit row seats and emotional service animals gave me an idea for a new airline. On a recent flight, I had an exit row seat. You likely know what this means: the flight attendant will issue the usual statement that you must be willing and able to perform the duties required of an exit row […]

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Brain-jacking

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Taste has by far the most direct connection to your body’s reward system. It is hardwired to brain cells that respond to pleasure and prompts the strongest emotional response. Funtensity is about using our ever-growing understanding of the brain to live lives where what we enjoy is also what is good for us and what […]

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Sleep Like an Elephant; Look Like an Elephant

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Elephants need only 3-4 hours of sleep a night, while mice sleep 14 hours.  Humans are somewhere in the middle, but some of us push it and try to get by on “elephant sleep.”  Funtensity is about optimal brain function now and brain fitness later. And sleep is an essential part of achieving that. The […]

Fungevity – It’s like longevity for your fun

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What’s your Fungevity?     “Wait, what is fungevity?” While we were both speaking at an event, I had a conversation with Tony Horton – creator of P90X – and without realizing it, he dropped a bombshell on me. We were discussing the common reasons people say they exercise.  One of which is to live longer – […]

Do You Suffer from AMS – Acute Motion Starvation?

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Do you suffer from Acute Motion Starvation? Many people are unaware that they do.  Do you have any of the following symptoms? Your body hurts in one or more places with no real reason (no pathology or other injury) You work out 2-3 days a week but don’t move too much apart from the workouts Your […]