Unlocking the Power of Exercise
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In a groundbreaking study published on February 19th in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), researchers unveiled a remarkable revelation: women gain greater health benefits from exercise in nearly half the time compared to men. Not only do women receive superior benefits, but they also experience a lower risk of premature death for the same volume of exercise. The study, led by Hongwei Ji, MD, and his team, conducted a comprehensive analysis of 412,413 U.S. adults over a span of 22 years. The participants, with a mean age of 43.9 years, reported their physical activity ..read more
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Post Workout Self Care Tips from Amanda
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1M ago
Post Workout Self-Care Tips Vlog from Amanda for Straightline Dance Fitness After an intense workout session, it's crucial to prioritize self-care to help your body recover effectively. Barre Intensity Teacher Amanda from Straightline Dance Fitness shares her top post-workout self-care tips that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready for your next dance session. From hydration to targeted muscle relief, here's everything you need to know: After the high-energy thrill of a dance fitness session, it's crucial to unwind and give your body the care it deserves. Amanda, a dedicated dancer a ..read more
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Reasons To exercise that have nothing to do with appearance
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1y ago
It's that time of year again when Mass Media amps up toxic messages about diet and exercise.  They promise you drastic changes--"want a NEW body?"--with minimal efforts--"want to avoid GRUELING HOURS in the gym?"--at risk of TOTAL FAILURE. And they play up only the most superficial of successes--what you're gonna look like "when you're done," as if you could maintain any of it without considerable and continuous effort and attention.  You've heard these messages, as well as all the supporting messages that sow discontent, jealousy, and competition. They echo and cultivate and invent ..read more
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Anniversary Treat Recipes
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1y ago
Thank you again to those of you who came out and celebrated our 7th Anniversary with us! We danced outside, enjoyed some homemade treats, raffled prizes and showcased our most popular classes. We received tons of compliments about the healthier blondies and autumn-themed cocktails we served and we're happy to share the recipes with you below - enjoy! Healthier Birthday Cake Blondies Ingredients 1/2 cup cashew butter 2 eggs 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup refined coconut oil, melted 2 tsp vanilla extract 2/3 cup almond flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp  ..read more
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EXERCISE AND PREGNANCY
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1y ago
The female body goes through subtle and obvious changes during pregnancy.  Your belly swells, your skin stretches, your muscles separate, your joints relax, your blood flow diverts, your organs shift, your energy changes. Mentally, physically, and emotionally, each woman responds to these changes in her own way.  It makes it hard to feel like yourself or to know exactly how to adjust to your new body. You might wonder if you can exercise during pregnancy, and you might be surprised that it's often encouraged and can benefit pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Before parti ..read more
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Better quality of liFe: why cardio matters
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1y ago
Regular aerobic activity (aka cardiovascular training), whether it's walking, swimming, or your beloved 305 Fitness class, can help you live a longer and healthier life. Regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic exercise is good for you. Most people know the effect cardio exercise has on the heart (lowers your risk of heart disease, improves blood flow, lowers your cholesterol, improves workout efficiency, etc) but the benefits go way beyond this organ... 5 Often-Overlooked Benefits of Cardiovascular Training Expand Your Social Network - Cardio doesn't have to be solo on a ..read more
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STRETCH FOR SUCCESS: Why stretching matters
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1y ago
We all know that exercise is important, but what about stretching? Stretching lengthens the muscles as well as the tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. This prevents the muscles from developing in a shortened state and encourages a greater range of motion.  Stretching aids in the recovery process by increasing blood flow and delivering oxygen, hydration, and nutrients throughout your body. Straightline incorporates stretching in classes via dynamic warms ups and calming cool downs. You might be tempted to just go through the motions, but here's why you should think twice before ski ..read more
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USE IT OR LOSE IT: WHY Strength TRAINING MATTERS
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1y ago
Like most people, you may believe cardio is the best way to get fit. While cardiovascular training is an important component of fitness, strength training prioritizes building lean muscle mass, which is a gift that keeps on giving. Strength training (aka resistance or weight training) can be anything from body-weighted exercises to lifting very heavy weights. It is a key component of overall health and fitness for everyone. The Benefits Develop strong bones. Strength training increases bone mineral density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Fire up your Metabolism. L ..read more
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Having a Ball: Abs Before & After Baby
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1y ago
While operating an online studio, it's been wonderful to see an influx of pregnant women and new mamas join our classes. Whether on-demand or live, virtual workouts are perfectly suited for parenthood.  Convenience without the commute is appealing when you don't have a lot of extra time (and no babysitter needed!). To make sure you're safe in virtual classes, it's important to keep a few things in mind. First, always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.  Once approved, reach out to us. The pre/post natal specialists on our team can guide you on the precauti ..read more
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