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Lori O'Donnell

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5 Benefits of Fitness Trackers

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Aug 9, 2017

Although it may seem like fitness trackers are a new trend, wearable technology has actually been around since the 17th century.  In 1965, Dr. Yoshiro Hatano, Japanese professor at Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, introduced the Manpo-kei pedometer after theorizing that taking 10,000 steps a day would help combat obesity in his country. A lot has changed since then, and the fitness tracker industry has grown: 

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Topics: fitness advice

Change it Up!

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Jul 5, 2017

When was the last time you changed your fitness routine, stepped out of your comfort zone, tried a new class format or even participated in a group class?

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Topics: group fitness

If the Heat Doesn’t Get You…

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Jun 14, 2017

Tips for Exercising in Hot Weather

Summer has arrived. Not officially until next week, but the temperatures the past few days have definitely felt summer-like.

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Topics: summer fitness