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May 23

Jeffrey Gignac Passive Brain Fitness

…Since its inception in 2013, Passive Brain Fitness Audio and Video Technology has been upgraded 36 times.

Today, Passive Brain Fitness delivers a superior class of frequency based technology that acts like an adaptogen. When you listen / watch our proprietary audio / video sessions, the technology encourages growth and balance where you need it the most.

For example:

When used as directed, people that are “Logic” based thinkers will receive assistance in augmenting their intuitive processing.

Likewise, If you’re primarily an “Intuitive” thinker, the technology will assist you in augmenting your logic processing.

AND THAT’S JUST THE TIP OF ICEBERG!

Feature Rich and Push-Button Easy.

Passive Brain Fitness Audio / Video sessions are 7 minute videos that contain 15 leading-edge technologies to augment your life.

I call it Passive Brain Fitness because to get the core benefits, all you have to do is watch and listen passively. You can choose to use one of our “Quick and Easy” protocols to enhance your benefits but that is entirely up to you.

Let me assure you, there is nothing that even comes close to Passive Brain Fitness anywhere… And before I go in-depth about how it works and the science, I want to give you a full list of the features and benefitsassociated with our new and upgraded technology.

If you find yourself saying ” Hey, I could use some of that in my life”, then keep reading because I’ll fill you in on the details a bit farther down and I’ll give you an opportunity to use it free for 14 days.

Passive Brain Fitness Technology supports you for your highest good with super-easy 7 minute sessions that you can use on any computer, phone or device that is convenient for you.

Stream or downloadPassive Brain Fitness from anywhere in the world for these potential benefits:

Discover Our “Quick and Easy” Protocols for Self-Evolution

New and Updated Protocols 2017 to Use WithPassive Brain Fitness

“Quick and Easy” protocols are simple yet highly effective techniques designed specifically to be used in conjunction with Passive Brain Fitness Sessions.

Our protocols take advantage of the brain-balancing and brain boosting properties of Passive Brain Fitness technology to significantly improve the speed and effectiveness of other proven self-help strategies and healing modalities.

The Whole Truth, Nothing But The Truth,

So Help Me God!

Hi, my name is Jeffrey Gignac. I’m the creator and founder of Passive Brain Fitness and we do things differently!

I created Passive Brain Fitnessto help me with my problems and my own self-evolution. I never dreamed that it would go so far and help so many people.

Admittedly, when I first launched Passive Brain Fitness to the world, my staff and I were “wet behind the ears” when it came to supporting and serving our customers. We did the best we could but we were inexperienced. Things are different now. We do everything we can to love and support our members AND we are brutally honest about what you and everyone else can expect.

While it is true that I’ve created technology for Big Gurus like John Assaraf, government funded agencies and corporations AND I have more testimonials then I can count, Passive Brain Fitness is not for everyone.

Jeffrey Gignac is my secret “go-to guy” for leading edge brainwave entrainment technology and practical mind science since 2008.

Passive Brain Fitness contains flashing visuals and pulsing light frequencies and therefore should never be used by people that have ANY risk factors for seizures or epilepsy. Persons under the age of 18 should be tested for seizures and epilepsy before using our technology.

Not everyone benefits as described from using Passive Brain Fitness. That’s just the truth! And that’s okay because not everyone can eat oranges either.

Do know this: The vast majority of people will begin to notice positive movement in their life in the first 14 days of using my 7 minute audio/ video sessions. This is especially true for those who decide to use any of my “Quick and Easy” protocols with my technology.

For some, meaningful results take longer to show up. For others, it doesn’t work at all. ๐Ÿ™ Hence the free trial and our iron-clad refund policy.

BUT, if you decide that you want to give this a go, you’ll start feeling the love right away!

What You Can Expect

The moment you sign up, you’ll get our welcome package which includes step by step instructions, our quick start guide and a series of follow up emails packed full of helpful tips and guidance. (FYI: We don’t send spammy emails)

IMPORTANT: Passive Brain Fitness is easy to use and to incorporate in your day. Having said that, there are so many ways that you can use these 7 minute sessions to enhance you life that if you want to get the most out of it, you’ll want to go through a “discovery process” that takes about an hour. Most of these “discovery videos” are about 10 minutes so you can go at your own pace when the “spirit moves you”. (That’s my mother’s expression)

Since I am the only one that creates the technology and the training, I’ very active on the support desk. I have to be because no one knows my technology better then I do. If you ever have a question or need a little extra, you can count us to be there for you.

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How To Use The Technology to Augment Your Reality

Benefiting from Passive Brain Fitness 7 minute Audio / Video sessions is super easy. You have the option to download our monthly releases or stream them to any device of your choosing. You can be at work, on the road or at your local Starbucks. Whatever, whenever you want, the choice is yours.

The next step is that you choose what benefit you want to focus on, and press play to start the 7 minute audio / video session. I call it Passive Brian Fitness because to get the core benefits, all you have to do is passively watch and listen and let the technology to the work. If you want to kick up into high gear, you can use one of your “quick and Easy” protocols with the 7 minute videos.

Top 10 Reasons To Use Passive Brain Fitness With Our Mindfulness Protocol

Now you can gain the benefitsof mindfulness practice quickly and easily even if you’ve never meditate a single secondin your life.

71.4% REPORTED IMPROVEMENTS AFTER 30 DAYS:

June 2016 – 71.4% reported improvements in just 30 days after using our Mindfulness Protocol

in combination with 7 Minute Passive Brian Fitness sessions.

10 Key Factors Measured:

BENEFITS IN 7 MINUTES

In the meditation world, 71.4% improvement in 30 days is nothing short of miraculous. With traditional meditation, it is not uncommon for people to wait months, even years before they see any results.

By using Passive Brain Fitness sessions as the basis for their meditation, people not only get results faster, they find the process easy and enjoyable.

And because each session is only 7 minutes, just about everyone can find the time to meditate, reap the benefits. and stick with it long-term.

MEDITATION BENEFITS WITHOUT THE STEEP LEARNING CURVE

This is What You Get – My Offer To You ๐Ÿ™‚

Your brain is so amazing that it will begin to map out all the complexities of each individual Passive Brain Fitness session in about 15 to 45 days. It’s kinda like how a really great song, doesn’t pack the same energy as it does when you first started to listen to it.

The only way to keep getting benefits at the highest level is to use new Passive Brain Fitness sessionswith different patterns and mathematical algorithms every month.

This is why for 5 consecutive years, I’ve released two new Passive Brain Fitness videos every month. It’s a lot of work because these things are not easy to make but I use and love my own technology every day and I want you to get the same benefit as I do.

So, here’s the offer. I’ve created a monthly membership that delivers two Passive Brain Fitness videos each and every month along with audio only versions. Every month, you also get a bonus training, comprehensive release notes and additional tips for how to use the new releases. I also update you to the improvements that I make to the technology. My members have enjoyed 36 upgrades since I started.

You also get access to our streaming platform with advanced features and protocols so you can use it anytime and anywhere you want to optimize your brain with any of the benefits associated with using Passive Brain Fitness (unless you’re driving. -That’s a big no-no!).

Now because it’s a monthly membership, I’ve made it very affordable. As a mater of fact, I just lowered the price. When I started it was $12/ month. I then raised the price to $17 / month. As of May 2017, I’ve decided to lower the price to $8.95 per month.

You also have the option to register for a year or two years in advance for even bigger discounts. With the One Year and Two Year plans, you can add up to 2 other users to your account free of charge. If you have some friends and you want to split the cost – Great Idea!

I can’t promise how long that I’ll keep it at this low price but I do promise that if you get in now, you’ll never pay a nickle more even when I raise the price in the future. In other words, you’ll be grandfathered in forever.

You’ll also be entitled to all future upgrades free of charge. That’s a big deal because I’ve got some huge plans such as Virtual Reality versions. When the VR versions come out, the price will definitely go up but not for you if you join today. You’ll get them included with your membership.

15 Brain-Building Technologies in Each 7 Minute Session.

Adaptogens are very unique substances that help the body adapt to both mental and physical stress while promoting a healthy balance. One of the most well-known adaptogens is ginseng.

Adaptogens will often help with both sides of a particular issue. For example: An adaptogen that normalizes blood sugar will lower it if it is too high and increase it if it is too low. Adaptogens are about creating balance and homeostasis.

My goal from the beginning was to create a frequency-based technology that behaved like adaptogens so people could benefit more completely from one Passive Brain Fitness audio / video session.

Today,Passive Brain Fitness contains 15 beneficial technologies to assist you where you need it the most.

Hover and click on each item to show more information.

Sound Frequency Stimulation / Relaxation

Each session contains focused sound frequencies that resonate with the human brain. These sound frequencies are used to either stimulate, connect and balance the brain OR they are used to relax, connect and balance the brain. Some sessions use Jeffrey’s proprietary cycling protocols that shift between stimulation and relaxation to create profound “Zone” states.

Element “B” – Binaural Brainwave Entrainment

Element “B” Binaural Entrainment is Jeffrey’s proprietary system for layering multiple Binaural Beats simultaneously.Some of the most desirable states of consciousness are the the result of two or more dominant brainwave patterns OR one dominant and multiple sub-dominant brainwave patterns. Element “B” Binaural Entrainment creates frequency sets that can effectively entrain complex states that in the past were not possible using other forms of binaural beats.

Light Frequency Entrainment

Different than “Light Frequency Stimulation/ Relaxation”, Light Frequency Entrainment creates a “Frequency Following” response from the brain allowing the technology to gently guide the brain up and down a specific spectrum of frequency ranges. In Passive Brain Fitness, Light Frequency Entrainment is only used to balance and support the more effective Light Frequency Stimulation / Relaxation Technology.

Cerebral Hemispheric Competition

Cerebral Hemispheric Competitionis a process used to stimulates the left and the right sides of the brain in a specific manner that encourages each side to “compete” for the brain’s energy and resources.Cerebral Hemispheric Competition is not an ideal state of consciousness (there are exceptions) BUT it is a great way to strengthen the brain’s natural ability to find balance in stressful situations. By training Cerebral Hemispheric Competition, we encourage a stronger, more adaptable brain that is less susceptible to stress.

Visual Affirmations

Each Passive Brain Fitness light and sound session contains visual affirmations that have all been tested to support and strengthen you for your highest good. It has been known for years that positive messages improve the energy flow in the body and help inoculate people against the harmful effects of negative messages.

Complex Mathematical Patterning

Each Passive Brain Fitness session contains complex mathematical algorithms and frequency sets that are different from previous releases.This encourages a stronger response and deeper engagement from the brain because each release represents a new puzzle for the brain to map out and solve.

Breath Pacer

Breathing is such an important part of brain health and balance. It is also one of the ways we can associate and “anchor” the positive effects of Passive Brian Fitness to your everyday life.Each video session contains a “Breath Pacer” to remind you to keep breathing comfortably and naturally. As you become accustomed to breathing comfortably and deeply, you can choose to sync your breathing with the Breath Pacer for even better results.

If you only read one of these, read the last one

Light Frequency Stimulation / Relaxation

Each sessions contains focused lightfrequencies that resonate with the human brain.These light frequencies are used to either stimulate, connect and balance the brain OR they are used to relax, connect and balance the brain. Some sessions use Jeffrey’s proprietary cycling protocols that shift between stimulation and relaxation to create profound “Zone” states.

Isochronic Tones Entrainment

Isochronic Tones are very powerful forms of entrainment. They create very strong cortical-evoked responses from the brain. Different than Binaural Beats, Isochronic tones are not created by a “brain stem” response. They are created using direct frequency amplitude and modulation that are perceived with or without headphones. Binaural Beats require headphones for maximum results. Using both Isochronic Tones and Binaural Beats creates the best entrainment sessions.

Cerebral Hemispheric Synchronization

Cerebral Hemispheric Synchronization is a process used to sync-up, balance and amplify the communication between the right and the left sides of the brain.Cerebral Hemispheric Synchronization encourages “Whole Brain Functioning”. It trends the energy towards expansion and away from restriction.Cerebral Hemispheric Synchronization is very effective for unwinding stress reactions and other negative emotions.

Sound Localization

Sound Localization is a process that moves sound in a “virtual 3D sound landscape” in such a way that it encourages the brain to bounce signals back and fourth between the various regions and hemispheres via the complex network of auditory pathways. This process can be likened to the mathematical equations of “Triangulation”. Sound Localizationrequires massive amounts of internal (subconscious ) math which strengthens aspects of your brain just like lifting weights strengthens muscle.In Passive Brain Fitness, we create sound movement that encourages this process to happen consistently through each session.

Harmonic and Sub-Harmonic Frequencies

There are countless beneficial frequencies that are far too fast to be incorporated directly as sound and light inside an MP3 or MP4 video. However, each of the frequencies has a harmonic and sub-harmonic frequency version that can be incorporated inside an audio / video session. The harmonic and sub-harmonic variations are thought to carry many of the same benefits as their parent frequencies. In Passive Brian Fitness, we incorporate harmonics and sub-harmonics of beneficial frequenciesaccording to the purpose of each release to support the overall effectiveness.

Colour Science

Certain colors have been well documented to have positive effects on the brain, mood and sense of well-being. In Passive Brain Fitness, we use various colors to elevate mood, balance / stimulate energy production and increase the overall sense of well-being according to the purpose of each sessions.

Focal Object For Eye Movement and Patterning

90% of Passive Brain Fitness sessions include one or more focal objects that move about screen in some manner. These focal objects are used by some of our “Quick and Easy” protocols to help reduce / eliminate harmful emotional triggers. Recent research also suggests that by tracking these objects with your eyes as they move on screen may improve your overall reaction time. Better reaction time can significantly improve everyday things like driving and responding to your environment. Improved reaction time is directly associated with overall athletic performance.

[Adaptogen-Like] Multi-Entry Points

Not every brain will enter a session in the same state every time. Even the same person may be in a different state of mind each time they choose to use a session. With multiple points of entry, Passive Brain Fitness is more capable of adapting to youinstead of requiring your brain to adapt to the technology.

This is how it works:

Passive Brain Fitness incorporates advance proprietary layering techniques that causes the technology to behave like an adaptogen. The majority of our sessions include multiple frequency streams that are independent from one-another in the beginning. Later on in the sessions, these layers converge to a common beneficial point. Each of these “Frequency Streams” or layers provide different “entry points” from which the human brain can begin to vibrate in resonance. This is one of the most important components of Passive Brian Fitness and it is what allows us to create sessions that provide as much benefit in 7 minutes as othersdo in 60 minutes.

The streaming platform is the most convenient thing going. You no longer need to download all the content to all your devices.

Whether you’re at work, on the road or at home, all you have to do is login and you have full access ALL of my protocols, training and a massive collection of Passive Brain Fitness sessions.

You’ll be amazed at the value you’ll have access to on month one. When you navigate to the streaming platform you’ll see you have access to computer versions, mobile versions plus over 40 titles that you can stream.

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May 13

Simple Science Fitness

Beyond the simple message of eat less, move more, were undoubtedly in a complex environment never seen before in human history.

Society has changed significantly. Technology, industrialization, and medicine enabled us to eat more and move less, and yet, live longer. Evolutionarily speaking, were in a sweet spot. Paradoxically though, were becoming unhappier and unhealthier. Were bombarded with contradicting messages and products with unrealistic health claims. Were becoming more confused about what really works and what doesnt. What we have today is clearly not working.

It is strange for me to provide you with evidence that supports the kind of foods we have evolved to live on. I am defending nature because as a society, weve become so ingrained in consuming things that nature did not engineer. Instead of balancing out our nutritional needs with a variety of whole foods and with cooking, we go to the extremes by purchasing processed, ready-made foods and trying out dangerous diets. As a result, we get extreme body types and unbalanced minds. Weve traded the healthy norm for the unhealthy norm.

The environment has ingrained in us poor habits. We are turning the obesity epidemic into a subculture or lifestyle rooted in perpetual denial and warped perceptions. Including obesity in a love your body as it is narrative is dangerous to society since it embraces a unhealthy lifestyle that has negative consequences on a global scale. Loving your body means taking care of it with nutrients and exercise, not with sugar and sitting.

2.1 billion of the world population, or almost a third of everybody living today, is overweight or obese. Our emotional, physical, and mental health are being sacrificed for convenience and instant gratification. Were becoming more disconnected with how our previous generations lived. Cooking is becoming a lost art. Were not being mindful of what were eating. Were designed to move, to run, to jump, to push, to pull, and we feel better when we doyet we prefer the couch, which ultimately makes us feel worse. Were so focused on body image while not realizing that our body is a reflection of how well we take care of it. Being healthy is achieved though proper exercise and nutrition.

Consider that a one hour workout three times a week is only 1.7% of our time. Exercise is the elixir of life, proven to boost our mind and body. Buying whole foods in bulk is cheaper than eating out, and much healthier. Preparing and cooking meals can be fun, efficient, and rewarding. The maxim you are what you eat contains truth. A lifestyle change can be slow and gradual. Understanding why we should take that next move is our first step.

Losing weight is as simple as eating less and moving more, and building muscle is as simple as lifting weights and eating more. However, simple doesnt necessarily mean easy. My goal is to make it easy for you, and I ask for your self-initiative. This is the only way that this can work.

Do you want to learn how to become healthy and manage your health for the rest of your life?

Do you want exercise and diet to become an integral part of your lifestyle, rather than as a passing fad?

We have one life to live. Lets make the best of it.

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May 12

Weight Loss Camp for Adults | Fitness Camps

Lifestyle Fitness, Americas most personalized weight loss camp for adults, is ranked high for a reason. Among all weight loss camps for adults, our facility offers fitness options that make a difference in a beautiful setting and in a small group size. Just right for you.

Our adult fitness camp is about losing weight but its also about wellness, healthy eating, nurturing, and the road to a new life. The best present you can give to yourself.

Affordable adult fitness camps are difficult to find and most carry a hefty price tag. That is what makes us unique. Our rates, including new promotional rates, suit a range of guests. At the same time, we offer the same amenities offered at top adult boot camps across the country including cutting-edge weight loss tech, a state of the art workout facility, healthy meals and snacks (which you prepare), and gorgeous private rooms.

Just to give you an idea of the kind of beautiful, spa-like setting youll find yourself in, weve been called the most beautiful weight loss camp for adults in the Western United States. Come discover St-George, Utah! Well even suit you up with a brand new pair of running shoes upon arrival!

More than just a weight loss retreat for adults, we offer a chance at a new you. Today is a new day.

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May 12

Latrobe Personal Training – My Fitness Kitchen – Latrobe …

The Best Nutrition And Fitness Solution Around

Welcome to My Fitness Kitchen, a nutrition coaching and fitness training facility all packed into one! We train and support men and women of all ages and walks of life, offering expertise, accountability, and motivation that can help you enjoy a healthier and happier lifestyle. We are proud to offer you multiple membership options and a wide range of nutrition and fitness training programs. Whether you’re hoping to lose weight, gain weight, or just establish a more sustainable approach to your diet and exercise, we have what you’re looking for.

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Our team is made up of dedicated, educated professionals who are committed to helping you find the best balance of fitness and nutrition in your life. We leverage evidence-based scientific programming while providing sustainable methods of progression to support you every step of the way.

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Make it LIVABLE, Be ACCOUNTABLE and AWARE, Have Concern for Muscle, Movement Matters, Knowledge is POWER, Use it or Lose it, Make Every Day Better!

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Knowledge is Power. Here at My Fitness Kitchen our goal is to assist individuals in achieving their personal health and fitness goal. We strive to empower individuals on the science of weight management, body transformation, post-rehab fitness & sports-enhancement.

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We pledge to be here during your entire journey. Improving your nutrition and fitness habits is no easy task. But we’re ready to guide you through the process and introduce you to proven systems of success in a LIVABLE way.

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May 12

Chiropractor | Fitness Chiropractic & Massage Therapy | 3 …

If youre looking for a chiropractor for back pain, neck pain, spinal injury, car accident injury or any type of chronic or acute pain, our program of specialized chiropractic treatments is a proven formula for recovery and wellness. Our chiropractor team is committed to each patients long term health and wellness goals. At Fitness Chiropractic & Massage Therapy each person is individually assessed and a personalized program is developed to treat their unique condition.

At your first visit to Fitness Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, our chiropractorDr. J.P. Khreich will explain the science behind how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if chiropractic care is right for you. If there is a good fit, we can develop a plan of chiropractic treatments that are specific to your unique condition and health goals.

If you are new to chiropractic care and want to find out more you may call any of our offices to receive personalized answers to your questions from our friendly team members. We have chiropractic clinics in three convenient locations: Huntington Beach chiropractor (714) 902-1640, Long Beach chiropractor (562)590-7349 and Signal Hill chiropractor (562)494-5300.

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May 12

Fitness North

Tis the Salad Season!

Summer is the perfect time to create wonderful, colorful, seasonal salads! There are so many fantastic seasonal vegetables available this time of year. Add your favorite veggies, berries, lean protein source, and a healthy fat-filled salad dressing for a nutrient-dense salad sensation!

Here is just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Veggies:

lettuce options: spinach, baby kale, red, green, and purple lettuce, arugula, andendive

other veggies: cucumber, tomato, carrots, red onion, sweet peppers, zucchini, and radish

Berries:

raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries

Lean Protein: grilled fish like wild-caught salmon or tuna, wild-caught shrimp, grilled chicken or turkey, pork tenderloin, and lean steak

Healthy Fats: kalamataolives, raw nuts, and seeds (like walnuts, almonds, or cashews, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds) cottage cheese, and grated or shredded parmesancheese

Salad dressing idea:

My favorite salad dressing is a simple red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil blend (drizzle salad with a bit of each and add a dash of Himalayansea salt to taste).

ENJOY!

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May 12

Anubis Fitness

Anubis Fitness is the premier Fitness Kickboxing studio of Nyack. Focusing on high-energy Kickboxing workouts, as well as Interval training, Circuit training, Body-weight training, Tabata training, and Obstacle Course Race training.

We offer small class sizes with a more personal experience, a studio where familiar faces become friends, family, and motivators.

We provide a high intensity workout combined with an inspirational atmosphere to help achieve all your health and fitness goals. If you are ready to go to the next step and transform into the better you, then ask yourself this question in bold!

This statement grounds members to remind herself or himself what values are important in their daily, hectic lives. Commitment is the basis of change. Anubis Fitness the home of Fitness Kickboxing will help and guide all members to grow, evolve, and transform into their best self.

If you are ready, we are ready!

This introduction includes 3 full 1 hour classes with a mini-demo lesson before class. After your first class we will sit down to discuss your goals!

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May 11

Fuel Fitness: Gym/Fitness in Sicklerville 08081

Thursday 3/22… We “hope” toOPEN 9AM. Please call or check our FB page for further updates.

Family owned, Fuel Fitness on Cross Keys Rd. (behind Dunkin Donuts/Hollywood Tans) is for men and women of ALL fitness levels. FINALLY… A unisex gym in Sicklerville that will meet all of your fitness needs. We are professionally managed, with some of the best equipment on the market! We have no affiliation with the previous fitness center that occupied the space we are in. It’s been totally re-modeled, re-energized, has new equipment AND new owners!

We have over FIFTY classes a week at all hours of the day/night for those who love working out in a group setting, as well as cardio equipment, strength machines, weights, and much more for those that prefer to do it alone! **Personal Training and the authentic TRX Training are also offered! **All of the best fitness equipment and crazes/classes right in your own backyard!

Why waste gas and time driving miles away for a great workout! And we’ve got thecleanest facility you’ll ever workout in!!! That’s a promise!

All of our instructors are not only the BEST in the area, but each one holds current certifications. They are fun, energetic, and passionate, ensuring that you get the best workout possible… whether you are at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level! Come check them out!

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Apr 24

Fitness, Running & Yoga Equipment | eBay

Take Your Workout to eBay

A good workout routine starts with the right fitness equipment. Whether you exercise in Zumba classes with your friends, run on a treadmill in your garage or lift weights in your own home gym, you need fitness gear that makes you look and feel your best.

Your Complete Running Store

Some people need a gym full of weight benches, exercise bikes and personal trainers to get motivated to work out. Runners simply need a decent pair of fitness shoes and an open road. No matter how long you’ve been running, comfortable running clothes are critical to achieving a smooth stride and that illusive runner’s high. Look for clothes made of a wicking material that fit snuggly but aren’t too tight. Running shoes should be appropriate for your foot type, with stability shoes for a flatter foot and cushioned shoes for a foot with a higher arch.

To log your speed and miles, look for a fitness activity tracker like a running watch, FitBit or Garmin. And don’t forget to stretch before and after you run; for maximum comfort during warm up and cool down, a quality exercise mat is a good idea for beginning and experienced runners alike.

Build a Home Gym Without Breaking the Bank

It’s hard to make excuses when the gym is right in your basement or garage. Browse eBay for a wide range of fitness equipment so you can build a completely customized home gym. Rowing machines, Bowflex equipment, dumbbells and moreeBay has everything you need to get a full body workout at home. Shop the lowest prices in both new and used fitness equipment. Or if you have some used fitness equipment of your own you’d like to unload, sell it on eBay.

Make eBay Your Online Fitness Store

Tired of spending too much for workout equipment in sporting goods and running stores? It’s time to take your fitness online. From exercise balls to trampolines, elliptical machines to the Total Gym, eBay has all the exercise equipment you need to get fit and trim for life.

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Apr 12

What Is COPD, How Can It Be Treated, and What Are The Risks?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is by definition an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.

Many people mistake their increased breathlessness and coughing as a normal part of aging. In the early stages of the disease, you may not notice the symptoms. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath. You begin to see the symptoms in the more developed stages of the disease.

Damage to the lung tissue over time causes physical changes in the tissues of the lungs and clogging of the airways with thick mucus. The tissue damage in the lungs leads to poor compliance (the elasticity, or ability of the lung tissue to expand).

 

The decrease in elasticity of the lungs means that oxygen in the air cannot get by obstructions (for example, thick mucus plugs) to reach air spaces (alveoli) where oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange occurs in the lung. Consequently, the person exhibits a progressive difficulty, first coughing to remove obstructions like mucus, and then in breathing, especially with exertion.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symptoms

 

People with COPD can often mistake their symptoms for other respiratory problems, such as exercise induced asthma or a bad cold. If you have any of the following symptoms, you should see your doctor as soon as possible:

  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Multiple respiratory infections
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea) that gets worse with mild activity
  • Having to clear your throat first thing in the morning, due to excess mucus in your lungs
  • A chronic cough that may produce mucus (sputum) that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish
  • Blueness of the lips or fingernail beds (cyanosis)
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Unintended weight loss (in later stages)
  • Swelling in ankles, feet or legs

 

If left untreated, COPD can lead to hospitalization and even death. Be proactive if you are showing signs of the disease and be evaluated by your physician promptly.

What Causes COPD?

The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking and heating in poorly ventilated homes.

 

Only about 20 to 30 percent of chronic smokers may develop clinically apparent COPD, although many smokers with long smoking histories may develop reduced lung function. Some smokers develop less common lung conditions. They may be misdiagnosed as having COPD until a more thorough evaluation is performed.

Exposure to certain gases or fumes in the workplace, exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution, frequent use of a cooking fire without proper ventilation, and genetic problems like Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency are also causes of COPD.

Stages of COPD

 

One way to establish stages for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease program (GOLD).

 

The staging is based on the results of a pulmonary function test. Specifically, the forced expiratory volume (how much air one can exhale forcibly) in one second (FEV1) of a standard predicted value is measured, based on the individual patient’s physical parameters.

 

The stages are as follows:

  • Stage I is FEV1 of equal or more than 80% of the predicted value
  • Stage II is FEV1 of 50% to 79% of the predicted value
  • Stage III is FEV1 of 30% to 49% of the predicted value
  • Stage IV is FEV1 of less than 30% of predicted value or an FEV1 less than 50% of predicted value plus respiratory failure

Other staging methods are similar but are based on severity of the shortness of breath symptom.

COPD Treatment

 

Medical treatments of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease include bronchodilators, steroids, mucolytic agents, oxygen therapy, and surgical procedures such as bullectomy, lung volume reduction surgery, and lung transplantation.

The treatments are often based on the stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, for example:

  • Stage I – short-acting bronchodilator as needed
  • Stage II – short-acting bronchodilator as needed and long-acting bronchodilators plus cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Stage III – short-acting bronchodilator as needed, long-acting bronchodilators, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and inhaled glucocorticoids for repeated exacerbations
  • Stage IV – as needed, long-acting bronchodilators, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, inhaled glucocorticoids, long-term oxygen therapy, possible lung volume reduction surgery, and possible lung transplantation (stage IV has been termed “end-stage” chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

The three major goals of the comprehensive treatment and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are to reduce airflow limitation, prevent and treat secondary medical complications, decrease respiratory symptoms, and improve quality of life.

The patient may need to be hospitalized if they develop severe respiratory dysfunction, if the disease progresses, or if they have other serious respiratory diseases. The purpose of hospitalization is to treat symptoms and to prevent further deterioration.

 

The patient may be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) if they require invasive or noninvasive mechanical ventilation or if they have the following symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Lethargy
  • Respiratory muscle fatigue
  • Worsening hypoxemia (not enough oxygen in the blood)
  • Respiratory acidosis (retention of carbon dioxide in the blood)

Treatment of Moderate to Severe COPD

 

Doctors often use these additional therapies for people with moderate or severe COPD:

 

  • Oxygen therapy – Some people with COPD use oxygen only during activities or while sleeping. Others use oxygen all the time. Oxygen therapy can improve quality of life and is the only COPD therapy proven to extend life.

 

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program. These programs generally combine education, exercise training, nutrition advice and counseling. You’ll work with a variety of specialists, who can tailor your rehabilitation program to meet your needs.

Even with ongoing treatment, you may experience times when symptoms become worse for days or weeks. This is called an acute exacerbation, and it may lead to lung failure if you don’t receive quick and appropriate treatment.

Exacerbations may be caused by a respiratory infection, air pollution, or other triggers of inflammation. Whatever the cause, it’s important to seek prompt medical help if you notice a sustained increase in coughing, a change in your mucus or if you have a harder time breathing.

 

When exacerbations occur, you may need additional medications, supplemental oxygen, or treatment in the hospital. Once symptoms improve, your doctor will talk with you about measures to prevent future exacerbations.

 

Surgical Procedures

Surgery is an option for some people with some forms of severe emphysema who aren’t helped sufficiently by medications alone. Surgical options include:

  • Lung volume reduction surgery. In this surgery, your surgeon removes small wedges of damaged lung tissue from the upper lungs. This creates extra space in your chest cavity so that the remaining healthier lung tissue can expand, and the diaphragm can work more efficiently.

 

  • Lung transplant. Lung transplantation may be an option for certain people who meet specific criteria. Transplantation can improve your ability to breathe and to be active. However, it’s a major operation that has significant risks, such as organ rejection, and it requires taking lifelong immune-suppressing medications.

 

  • Bullectomy. Large air spaces (bullae) form in the lungs when the walls of the air sacs are destroyed. These bullae can become very large and cause breathing problems. In a bullectomy, doctors remove bullae from the lungs to help improve air flow.

Can You Live Well With COPD?

 

There are many things you can do at home to stay as healthy as you can.

  • Avoid things that can irritate your lungs, such as smoke and air pollution.
  • Use an air filter in your home.
  • Get regular exercise to stay as strong as you can.
  • Eat well so you can keep up your strength. If you are losing weight, ask your doctor or dietitian about ways to make it easier to get the calories you need.

As COPD progresses, you may have flare-ups when your symptoms quickly get worse and stay worse. It is important to know what to do if this happens. Many doctors will give you an action plan and medicines to help you breathe if you have a flare-up. But if the attack is severe, you may need to go to the emergency room.

Knowing that you have a disease that gets worse over time can be hard. It’s common to feel sad or hopeless sometimes. Having trouble breathing can also make you feel very anxious. If these feelings last, be sure to tell your doctor. Counseling, medicine, and support groups can help you cope.

 

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