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Do a quick Web search on “fitness tracker” and you will be amazed at the number of choices. It’s a hot market, and just about everybody seems to be jumping on board. Wearable technology is everywhere. Strap a fitness tracker on your wrist and it can count your steps, track your sleep and of course measure your heart rate.

With all the different options on the market, it can be difficult to determine which fitness monitor is right for you. Well, we’ve got your back (and heart) covered. Enter the MyZone Heart Rate and Fitness Monitor. The MyZone is one of the only tools that will allow you to track your heart rate accurately. The MyZone monitors sell for $99 at each Axiom location, and if you decide you want to sign...

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It could be a 10-minute chair massage between meetings at work. It could be a 60-minute sports massage after a workout at the gym. It could be a 90-minute shiatsu massage or hot stone massage in a luxurious spa. Either way, we probably don’t have to convince you that getting a massage sounds like a good idea. After all, the benefits of massage are fairly obvious. There is the relief of sore muscles and lower back pain, increased range of motion, improved circulation, and of course relaxation. But, there are health benefits of massage that are not quite as obvious that can make a huge impact on your every day life. Therapeutic massage might just be more important to taking care of your body than you think.

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Take your fitness routine to the next level by incorporating smoothies into your diet. No, not those sugary smoothies you find at the mall - we’re talking about high-protein, vitamin-packed smoothies. Smoothies made with whole, natural ingredients are nutrient-dense, providing more necessary vitamins and fats for healthy living than most multivitamins. Not only are smoothies delicious, they also have incredible health benefits and compliment your efforts in the gym nicely. Best of all, smoothies are quick and easy! But what ingredients should be included in the blender? And how should those ingredients play to your specific goals?

#Goals

If you’re trying to build muscle, an extra boost of protein should be included in your sm...

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Ever wondered if your workout routine is actually accomplishing your goals? Are you really building strength? Is your endurance truly increasing? There are unique health and fitness benefits to both cardio and weight training, and when creating your ultimate workout plan your goals will determine how much lifting and cardio you do during a week. So what are the benefits of each?

Weight Training

Humans have 642 skeletal muscles, and weight training increases the size of your muscle fibers, making them larger and stronger. When you strength train, you’re essentially breaking down your muscle fibers and building them back stronger with increased glycogen.

It’s a common misconception that ONLY cardio equates to weight loss and fa...

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Getting to the gym can be difficult in our busy lives. And, it can be even more tough if we feel like our gym time is not efficient. Are you hitting a plateau in your results or feeling bored with your current routine? Improve your motivation, pump up your workouts and have more fun by getting a workout buddy! With Axiom’s VIP All-Club Membership, it’s easier now than ever!AccountabilityIf someone is expecting you to show up and is depending on you for their workout, the chances of you bailing on the gym are much lower. Having a workout buddy and a defined schedule will help make your trips to the gym a habit, and get results faster. Don’t let each other skip out – motivate and push each other to stick to the plan...

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Get ready for summer with this light, delicious kale shake!
Great source of Vitamin A
Rich in antioxidants
Cholesterol lowering ability
Risk lowering benefits for cancer
Supports the body's detoxification processes
Stop by your local gym and grab yours today!

Summer is upon us and that means it’s the season of swimsuits, shorts and tank tops – along with days at the lake, on the river and at the pool. Everyone wants to feel comfortable and confident no matter what they’re wearing or where they are – and we’ve put together a few tips to help keep you on track for staying physically fit this summer and achieving YOUR ideal summer physique.Work on your stability.Working the smaller muscles that support joint stability keeps you safe and injury-free during all your summer activities (no rolled ankles here!). Try incorporating a stability ball or bosu ball into your workout routine – it helps work even more muscle groups (think core) and improve the stability of...

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The sun is out, the temperature is going up, and soon we’ll be out and about rafting, hiking, swimming and boating. Summer in Idaho is pretty much perfect, and it’s important to feel confident in both your physical abilities and how you look in your swimsuit or summer clothes.You’ve been in the gym all winter working. You’re healthier, happier and your physical results will make those activities even more enjoyable and help you feel your best. However – carving out those defined abdominals we all dream of can be more difficult to achieve. We’ve put together some easy-to-follow tips on dialing in those summer abs! Even if you’re just starting your fitness regimen – these tips can can help yo...

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You hear it a lot… "be careful not to over train". I have been hearing it since the day I started lifting. What does it really mean to over train your body? I used to fear what this terrible over training thing could be. I would constantly look for the signs of over training, and concern myself whether or not I could be falling victim to this muscle slayer. So what is the truth?There are a couple things that you need to pretty much guarantee that your risk of over training is minimal...Food.If you are fueling your body with proper nutrients, it will become very difficult to push your body to unsafe or un-recoverable distances. Food plays a vital role in making sure that you have enough glycogen to push through your sets and your r...

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Mark Cook, ART (Regd) has specialized in pain and stress relief in Sun Valley for 12 years and has now opened an office in Boise, near Orchard and Overland. So few people have even heard the word “reflexology”, let alone actually experienced quality, therapeutic reflexology. Here is your chance to try Symbiotic Systems Reflexology for your health concerns.

Mark will be offering 20-minute demo sessions at your local Axiom for just $10.00 (50% off). Call Mark at 208-788-2012 for an appointment. For more information, follow Mark on Facebook at Facebook.com/Reflexologyinidaho for updates or visit www.reflex4usa.com.

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