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Sep 18

Coach Brian Debes is Inspiring a Supportive Community of Fitness Through Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – Digital Journal

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to help more people achieve their fitness goals and thrive.

Certified Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu instructor Coach Brian Debes of 10th Planet Beaumont is making a positive impact on the community by sharing his expertise in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ. He inspires his students to stay on top of their health and supports them in reaching their fitness goals while instilling the right foundations for sustainable results. Coach Brian emphasizes the importance of gradual but consistent growth rather than drastic and often dangerous changes.

I want to make a training atmosphere where we are building ourselves up over time, not breaking ourselves down, says Coach Brian.

His approach is designed to maximize the bodys potential through conditioning. This enables the students to build the endurance and strength necessary to progress through different BJJ levels without the added burnout. Coach Brian combines a variety of exercises, drills, and fitness methods to ensure comprehensive learning experiences. He leverages over a decade of experience in mixed martial arts to create tailored approaches to meet each students unique needs.

According to Coach Brian, I was 114 pounds when I started training as an adult. Having techniques that work for the weaker student is very important to me.

Compared to traditional BJJ, 10th Planet Jui-Jitsu doesnt use gi. Instead, it focuses on developing clinching techniques or submission-only grappling to prepare students for self-defense and MMA competitions. This style of BJJ also incorporates different fighting styles or martial art techniques from across the world.

Beyond teaching students BJJ and building their fitness, Coach Brian also works to empower his students and nurture their self-confidence and discipline. By connecting them with like-minded individuals, Coach Brian and the team at 10th Planet Beaumont have built a positive community that encourages everyone to learn confidently.

10th Planet Beaumont welcomes all men, women, and children who wish to study BJJ and mixed martial arts. It is a haven that has helped many develop their strength, agility, confidence, and overall general wellness.

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About 10th Planet Beaumont

Established in 2014, 10th Planet Beaumont is one of the leading institutions for Jiu-Jitsu training in Southeast Texas. It features a state-of-the-art and spacious training facility intuitively built to offer the best learning environment to students. Moreover, it provides diverse mixed martial arts programs delivered by skilled instructors, each boasting extensive experience and a passion for helping students stay fit and healthy.

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Sep 18

TO YOUR HEALTH: Bring on fall with outdoor fitness, pumpkin soup – Herald-Banner

As fall is upon us, Im getting excited as I finally have some pumpkins popping up.

I have gourds from last season that I dried. I plan to make some maracas and birdhouses with them for the fall.

Also, a new fitness and wellness season is upon us.Fall days are great to to go outside to get a walk in, or go for a run, or do my boxing workouts in my outdoor gym in the woods.

Pumpkin recipes, soups and ciders are in the cauldron.

One of my favorite spices is turmeric. It pairs very well with curry, and I have a favorite recipe for curried pumpkin soup! You can make it vegan or add your favorite lean protein and have a hearty, healthy, power packed meal. Im including the recipe with this column.

I also make a delicious dark chocolate pumpkin pie that is loaded with nutrition and tastes amazing!

Pumpkin seeds are loaded with fiber and vitamins. They typically require slow chewing, which helps with mindful eating.

Pumpkin is filled with potassium and magnesium which can help with digestion and sleep.Antioxidants help prevent disease and protect your heart.This incredible gourd has tons of beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium. You can also use mashed pumpkin on your face to rejuvenate your skin.

Every part of a pumpkin is full of wonderful benefits.

You can make a jack-o-lantern and use the seeds and the fruit to make your family recipes or you can used the canned pumpkin and packaged seeds which are economical and easy.

You can follow me on Facebook for more recipes.

Liz Jones is the owner of Liz Jones Wellness LLC, in Hunt and Rockwall counties, and is building Jones Wellness Ranch north of Greenville. She can be reached at or through her website at

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Sep 18

Princess Cruises and Xponential Fitness, Inc. Announce Exclusive License Agreement – Yahoo Finance

Princess will add Xponential's leading boutique fitness branded content across its full fleet of premium cruise ships

OneSpaWorld, Princess Cruises' exclusive provider of health, wellness, and fitness at sea, will incorporate Xponential content into its programming

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises, the world's most iconic premium cruise brand and a brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL) (LSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK), today announced an exclusive five-year licensing agreement with Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF), the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands.

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With this unique partnership, Princess will leverage Xponential Fitness's extensive content in concert with OneSpaWorld's unparalleled expertise in the health, wellness and fitness at sea sector to become the first major cruise line offering multiple, curated fitness brands to create uniquely customizable guest fitness experiences at sea. Over the term of the agreement, a minimum of eight Xponential brands will be made available onboard each of Princess' 15-ship fleet, resulting in a minimum total of 120 licensed studio experiences across the Princess fleet, featuring Xponential's market-leading Club Pilates, Pure Barre, Yoga Six, CycleBar, Row House, AKT Dance, and StretchLab brands and fitness modalities to start, with more exciting Xponential Fitness offerings to come.

Xponential Fitness will work with OneSpaWorld (Nasdaq: OSW), Princess Cruises' exclusive partner for health, wellness and fitness services, to incorporate Xponential's outstanding experiences into the fitness offerings provided to Princess guests, managed by OneSpaWorld's fitness professionals and onboard staff in onboard fitness and spa facilities.

"Our goal is simply to provide the best vacation experiences in the world at the best value. Blending Xponential's unmatched boutique fitness brand portfolio with OneSpaWorld's beautifully-curated fitness program, developed over the course of our 25-year exclusive collaboration, allows us to align the most iconic brand in cruising with the best and most comprehensive offerings in the fitness industry," said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. "Whether at your home, your local studio, your stateroom, the ship fitness center, sports court or lido deck, our guests can engage with Pure Barre, Club Pilates, YogaSix, StretchLab, Stride or any of their favorite fitness experiences."

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"This partnership will broaden the fitness experience available to the millions of guests who sail on Princess," said Danyal Ali, President of XPASS at Xponential Fitness. "Our wide variety of fitness offerings, ranging from stretching to cycling, will provide everyone, including avid Xponential members and first-timers, the opportunity to experience our brands in addition to the existing extensive suite of OneSpaWorld services offered on board. We look forward to working closely with OneSpaWorld to create extraordinary value for Princess and its guests. Clearly, the strong synergies among Princess Cruises, Xponential Fitness, and OneSpaWorld will create value for all involved in the partnership."

"We are thrilled to partner with Princess and Xponential to expand our delivery of personalized, custom Princess guest experiences at sea by incorporating the premier Xponential Fitness studio fitness brand content and its market-leading multi-modality programming into our offering," said Leonard Fluxman, CEO, President and Executive Chairman of OneSpaWorld. "Together with the Xponential Fitness team, we will design remarkable Princess-inspired fitness experiences for each Princess guest, continuing our 25-year commitment to innovate and deliver marvelous new guest experiences and memories."

In addition to the onboard Xponential brand studio classes, Princess will make Xponential Fitness' XPLUS virtual on-demand studio class subscription service available in more than 23,000 staterooms on Princess' proprietary digital content platform, OceanView. Princess guests need not be Xponential Fitness members to experience in-studio live classes and in-stateroom on-demand classes, and can continue their onboard experience post-cruise through XPASS at exclusive Princess discounted prices.

Further, Princess will integrate customized equipment packages from Xponential Fitness partners to complement its onboard boutique studios, and will also make Xponential Fitness merchandise available in onboard retail stores and on Princess' industry leading on-demand location-based services platform OceanNow.

Along with these exclusive onboard and post-cruise Xponential Fitness offerings, delivered by OneSpaWorld at sea, Princess Cruises also becomes the first Xponential Fitness corporate wellness partner through its XPASS multi-brand live studio class program and its XPLUS virtual on-demand subscription fitness programming made available at exclusive discounts to Princess Cruises' more than 30,000 employees. With this agreement, Xponential Fitness and its brands become the Official Fitness Content Partner of Princess Cruises, while Princess Cruises becomes the Official Vacation Partner of all Xponential Fitness brands.

About Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is the world's most iconic premium cruise brand operating a fleet of 15 modern cruise ships, carrying millions of guests each year to 330 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England, Antarctica, and World Cruises. Celebrated around the globe as the Love Boat, Princess offers the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising featuring magnificent balconies, world-class dining, entertainment, casinos, pools, fitness centers, and spas, all elevated by the exclusive Princess Medallion. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK). The Princess brand will be on full display this fall as The Real Love Boat joins CBS' Wednesday night primetime lineup starting Oct. 5.

About Xponential Fitness, Inc.

Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF) is the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands. Through its mission to make boutique fitness accessible to everyone, the Company operates a diversified platform of ten brands spanning across verticals including Pilates, indoor cycling, barre, stretching, rowing, dancing, boxing, running, functional training and yoga. In partnership with its franchisees, Xponential Fitness offers energetic, accessible, and personalized workout experiences led by highly qualified instructors in studio locations across 48 U.S. states and Canada, and through master franchise or international expansion agreements in 12 additional countries. Xponential Fitness' portfolio of brands includes Club Pilates, the largest Pilates brand in the United States; CycleBar, the largest indoor cycling brand in the United States; StretchLab, a concept offering one-on-one and group stretching services; Row House, the largest franchised indoor rowing brand in the United States; AKT, a dance-based cardio workout combining toning, interval and circuit training; YogaSix, the largest franchised yoga brand in the United States; Pure Barre, a total body workout that uses the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements, and the largest Barre brand in the United States; STRIDE, a treadmill-based cardio and strength training concept; Rumble, a boxing-inspired full-body workout; and BFT, a functional training and strength-based program. For more information, please visit the Company's website at

About OneSpaWorld

Headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas, OneSpaWorld is one of the largest health and wellness services companies in the world. OneSpaWorld's distinguished health and wellness centers offer guests a comprehensive suite of premium health, wellness, fitness and beauty services, treatments, and products currently onboard 174 cruise ships and at 51 destination resorts around the world. OneSpaWorld holds the leading market position within the cruise line industry of the historically fast-growing international leisure market and has been built upon its exceptional service standards, expansive global recruitment, training and logistics platforms, irreplicable operating infrastructure, extraordinary team and a history of service and product innovation that has enhanced its guests' personal care experiences while vacationing for over 65 years.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends, and anticipated performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the timing and launch of Xponential Fitness brand studios on Princess Cruise ships, the success of studio classes onboard Princess Cruises, impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and franchisees; our relationships with master franchisees and franchisees; difficulties and challenges in opening studios by franchisees or onboard Princess Cruises; the ability of franchisees to generate sufficient revenues; risks relating to expansion into international markets; loss of reputation and brand awareness; material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting; and other risks as described in our SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the full year ended December 31, 2021 filed by Xponential Fitness with the SEC and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions subsequently proving to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and Xponential Fitness undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.


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Sep 18

Everlast Fitness Launches 8-week Training Camp with Jhon and Erny Matos – Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everlast, the leader in fight sports, launched an 8-week training camp on the only platform dedicated to boxing, the Everlast Fitness App. Designed by certified trainers and professional boxers, the training camp is led by national boxing world champions and brothers, Jhon and Erny Matos, who are also certified personal trainers.

The 8-week camp is designed for all levels of fitness, from veterans of the ring to people just starting their boxing journey. Brothers Jhon and Erny guide participants through round-based boxing circuits and help to establish a solid foundation of boxing training techniques. Each week, participants can expect three days of work in the gym and one day of roadwork homework, taking users through an intensive training program mirroring how some of boxings greats prepare for their next big fight.

Boxing is viewed as one of the hardest sports, and while its challenging, we believe that its meant for everyone. The key to mastering the sport is consistency and its a big part of why we helped format the 8-week Training Camp in this way, Erny Matos says. Our goal is to inspire and empower people with the chance to train like a champion and recognize the greatness within each of us.

Jhon and Erny Matos join professional boxers, Errol Spence Jr., and Heather Hardy along with, six other certified professional trainers on the Everlast Fitness roster. Combined, the Matos brothers bring in over 30 years of experience in boxing, 17 National Championships, and expertise in strength and weight training, cardio, HIIT, plyometrics and more, ripe for users to unlock their greatness through the 32-day program.

Weve stood by our clients over the course of their fitness journeys at 5th Street Gym for years. One of the most rewarding parts of being a pro-boxer, and now trainer, is that I get to share the things Ive learned with others to help them meet and surpass their goals. Now, we have the opportunity to reach even more people through new and innovative ways like Evelasts Training Camp and were honored to be a part of it, adds Jhon Matos. We are both passionate about making the sport more accessible and approachable for people and this training camp is a seamless way to do both.

Community is a cornerstone of our values at Everlast and we are honored to welcome the Matos brothers into the Everlast family and community, says Chris Zoller, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Everlast. Our goal is to democratize the sport of boxing and athletics in general, and the 8-week training program is another step towards increasing access to the pros, which is a huge step in the right direction.

The launch of the 8-week Training Camp comes on the heels of the Everlast Fitness official launch this summer. Everlasts 8-week Training Camp can be accessed on Everlast Fitness now, available for download on Google Play, Apple and online at For more information, visit

About Everlast Worldwide Inc.The preeminent brand in boxing since 1910, Everlast is the worlds leading manufacturer, marketer and licensor of boxing, MMA and fitness equipment. From legendary champions Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson to current superstars Dustin Poirier and Deontay Wilder, Everlast is the brand of choice for generations of world champion professional athletes. Built on a brand heritage of strength, dedication, individuality and authenticity, Everlast is a necessary part of the lives of countless champions. Based in Manhattan, Everlasts products are sold across more than 75 countries and 6 continents. For more information, visit

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Sep 18

The Humble Corkonian At The Forefront Of The Golf Fitness Movement –

An amateur rugby player would leap at the chance to work with the strength and conditioning coach at Leinster. Likewise, a young, aspiring, footballer may only dream of training with a Premier League fitness coach.

If golf is your sport of choice, regardless of ability and skill-level, then being trained by the best is a very real possibility.

Mike Carroll, just a humble lad from Cork, is at the forefront of the golf S&C movement. A trainer of the pros - Seamus Power, among others - he provides a service whereby anyone can avail of expertise.

Through his app and website, FitForGolf, Mike offers personalised training programs for those who sign up, along with free blog posts, a podcast, and exercise videos on his social media pages (he currently has 109k followers on Instagram, and 62.5k on Twitter).

We have come to associate S&C with with adding size and bulk, but when you apply it to specific sports with specific skills, it becomes so much more. Combined with advances in data analytics and the rise of wearable technology, golf is in the midst of a revolution, and, despite being unknown to many fans of the sport, Carroll, and the work that he does, should be seen as an integral part of it.

"Similar to a lot of people in Ireland I was in a pretty sporty household growing up," Mike Carroll tells. "A lot of GAA, soccer. I did a little bit of cross country in secondary school and picked up golf around the start of secondary school as well."

After being inspired by his brother to enrol in the Sport and Exercise Science degree at UL, and acquiring up weekend work at Fitness Works Cork, Mike gradually began to find his calling.

"I started training in the gym as well, I just had an interest in it. I could kind of see pretty quickly that I was interested in the transfer it had to sport. So I noticed after a couple of months of lifting weights in the gym I was hitting the golf ball way further, and I was a bit more powerful on the football field.

"As I was learning in college, I was also getting to practice making programs for general public and people who were interested in different sports. And then coming towards the end of the college degree I kind of had the idea that jeez theres a big gap in golf here in that theres nobody really doing. At least I didnt know about anybody doing good quality physical preparation for golf."

A natural progression for Mike was to get his TPI qualification. The program, run by golf equipment power-house Titleist, has been completed by the majority of golf's top fitness pros, and its website claims that '18 of the last 20 major championships were won by players advised by a TPI Certified Expert'.

During the course, which took place at the Belfry, Mike first met Simon Keelan, future caddie Seamus Power.

The TPI certification opened a whole new world for him, and a youthful ambition and adventurous nature would take him to California, not long after finishing in UL.

"I finished college in 2014, and then in 2016 I saw a job listing on the internet for a TPI certified strength and conditioning coach to work with golfers in Irvine, California.

"I was in my early 20s, was single, had no real ties to home, so I thought it was a great opportunity to work full-time with golfers. I got in touch with the job listing which was by a place called Hansen Fitness for Golf, which was a small studio in Irvine, and is very nearby to where I still am.

"Did a couple of interviews with the boss there, his name is Mike Hansen, and he was able to apply for a visa to sponsor me and come over and work for him. That was in October 2016, when I moved over."

FitForGolf then began to take shape. With a growing need to earn some extra cash on the side, and keep up with California's high cost of living, Mike began to build subscribers, while developing the website and the app.

With his experience from Hansen Fitness, and his portfolio from FitForGolf, he was able to apply for a greencard in 2021 and become self-employed, making FitForGolf his full-time job.

In the meantime he had begun to rub shoulders with some of the pros, and began with working with Charles Howell III in 2020, who had discovered Mike through his online content and videos.

Current world no. 78 Mackenzie Hughes copied Howell III in seeking the help of the Corkonian, before his most prestigious client, Seamus Power, followed suit.

"I think it was about three or four months later. My friend Simon [Keelan] had started caddying for Seamus, and I think Seamus had expressed interest that he was interested in maybe changing his physical training and maybe getting a new trainer.

"And Simon suggested to him that he have a chat with me, that I had been working with a few different players on the PGA Tour. Id probably dealt with maybe four or five of them at this stage. And Seamus just one day sent a message basically and asked if we could have a chat. I think that was in about the summer of 2020.

"I was really just trying to help him with his physical training programs, to help him come over his elbow surgery. Try and get him a little stronger more mobile there so he didnt have any nagging aching pain for that, and basically just make sure he is as best a shape possible to withstand the rigours of a PGA Tour season.

"And then most of the guys who get in touch are also interested in increasing their club head speed so they can hit the ball a little bit further, and hopefully have a knock-on effect to shooting lower scores."

Power, who currently lies at 41st in the world rankings, rocketed up from a lowly 459th in April 2021, to a career high of 36th in June of this year.

While Mike takes no credit for Power's phenomenal rise, we know that the margins at the very highest level of golf are atom-sized, and thus, each changeup in one's game and preparation has a sizeable impact.

Mike explains how sees his professional clients 2-4 times per year in person, and may rock up to tournaments for 3-4 training sessions during the week. The rest of the contact is online and through text, and he is currently working on an off-season training plan with Power.

Distance. It's a topic that has a large stake in the golfing sphere, and has brought both delight/awe, and skepticism.

While we can't help but be sucked in by Bryson DeChambeau turning monstrous par-fives into drive and half-wedge holes, there are concerns that courses will be unable to adapt to the ever-increasing average driving distance.

Mike's knowledge and insight does nothing to dispel neither the feelings of delight/awe, nor the skepticism.

He talks about Mark Broadie, the inventor of the Strokes Gained Data Analytics system, which is used by the PGA Tour. The system showed that those who scored highly in strokes gained off the tee, were those with the most success.

The number of golfers on the PGA Tour who are averaging over 300 yards is growing, while those languishing below 290 will continue to be left behind.

Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald, once world no.1, and only 44 years of age, finds himself at 566th in the world with an average driving distance of just 286.5.

Matt Fitzpatrick was once a notoriously short hitter, who scoffed at DeChambeau's search for power. He then saw the light, and worked tirelessly on his swing speed and distance, which resulted in him winning the 2022 US Open.

Young golfers are being taught to increase their ball and club head speed, above other attributes such as their accuracy and approach game.

The result is that players fresh out of college, and some still in college, are hitting the ball considerably longer than in years gone by, and it is leading to a greater amount of success on the PGA Tour at a younger age.

One name mentioned by Mike is Chris Gotterup. Fresh out of college, Gotterup talks about bending two irons with his club head speed, while his ball speed can reach over 200 mph (Cameron Champ, the PGA Tour's leading man in this area, has a ball-speed high of 194 mph this season)

Another interesting point which Mike puts forward, is the rise in the 'coolness' of golf. Young prodigious athletes who might once have chosen a different, more glamorous sport, are now opting to pick up a stick.

"Golf is now way cooler and popular. So athletes that would have once chosen basketball, or football, or baseball, or something like that when they're teenagers, now they might be deciding I want to play golf. So the pool of athletes that is going to be going into the US college system is going to be much more athletic.

"So then the ones who end up making it through college and out on tour, theyre going to have massive raw material that give them the tools they need to compete."

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Sep 10

The Best Fitness Habits That Slow Aging, Trainer Reveals Eat This Not That – Eat This, Not That

When it comes to your exercise routine, most individuals have specific goals in mind. Your workout will ideally help you build muscle, become stronger, keep you toned, and provide numerous overall health benefits as well for your heart, lungs, and joints. Although the physical perks of regular activity can certainly help you keep a toned physique, increase your flexibility, and totally give a more youthful appearance, there are also specific fitness habits that slow aging. If we've piqued your curiosity, keep reading to learn more.

You'll want to check out the following advice from kuudose Celebrity Trainer and Health Expert, Joey Thurman, CES CPT CSCS FNS. Thurman explains to Eat This, Not That!, "When it comes to aging, we can't reverse the clock (yet) but we can slow it down and keep our seconds and years consistently healthy." That's right! Not only can you actually look younger, but you can also slow aging and feel younger, too, with a few tweaks in your lifestyle and routine.6254a4d1642c605c54bf1cab17d50f1e

"Now, you may be expecting me to talk about the craziest exercise, quick fixes, and hacks to be a better and younger you, but I'm not," Thurman says. "Instead, we need to develop habits for a healthy and vibrant life to make us move better, feel better, and of course, age beautifully."

These healthy habits from Thurman will do just that. So let's learn a few new fitness habits that slow aging. Get ready to kick up that vibrant, youthful feeling!

Related: The 5 Best Exercises To Lose Belly Fat and Slow Aging, Says Fitness Expert

"I love music and a good podcast as much as anyone, but taking a walk (preferably outside) does wonders for our physical health by cutting down mortality rates tremendously and helping our mental health by decreasing signs of depression by 26%, according to a study," Thurman tells Eat This, Not That! He suggests totally embracing the benefits of walking and taking it one step further by unplugging while you do it. Walk by yourself, and take the time to reflect on your own thoughtswith no distractions. You'll benefit from light exercise and extra mental health goodness at the same time. It will work wonders for your overall well-being.

To get the most out of your strolls, Thurman suggests aiming for a solid 30 minutes of walking each day. If time is an issue, it's fine to break it up into 10-minute walks, too!

Related: The Best Workout To Slow Aging and Promote Longevity, Science Reveals

While stressing yourself out might not sound like a good idea at first, it turns out that it can be beneficial when it comes to how you work out. Thurman explains, "Our mitochondria are the powerhouse to our cells giving us energy and, of course, helping keep us young on a cellular level. Adding some acute stress to the body by way of short Sprint Interval Training (SIT) at an all-out effort helps with mitochondrial biogenesis (more mitochondria) in individuals."

He adds that great ways to accomplish a bit of extra exercise stress are by sprinting, hard biking, running in place, or swimming at the fastest pace you can. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to exert effort to bring on exercise stress. He points out that a study of adults who were inactive revealed just three reps of sprints at 20 seconds each helped to increase mitochondria. Give it a try once per week or even every other week.

Sleeping is so importanteven more important than exercise. Thuman explains the importance of obtaining regular sleep, along with maintaining consistent sleeping and waking times.

When it comes to how your nightly slumber is directly related to exercise, Thurman explains that getting Z's helps regulate the endocrine system, helps with recovery, and absolutely helps you stay young! It's important to get a good seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

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Sep 10

Apple Fitness Plus Available to All iPhone Users This Fall – CNET

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET's collection of news, tips and advice around Apple's most popular product.

DuringApple's "Far Out" eventWednesday, we were introduced to the new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SEand luxuryApple Watch Ultra, as well as the new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro. Along with the exciting new fitness features on the new Apple Watches, Apple has made getting a workout with its fitness subscription service even more accessible. Apple announced that later this fallApple Fitness Plus will be available to all iPhone users -- without the need of an Apple Watch.

The update will be available in all 21 countries where the service is offered. The fitness service first launched two years ago and features over 3,000 workout classes and meditations. Originally you were expected to have an Apple Watch to keep track of your metrics, but now you'll only need an iPhone to sign up. You'll also be able to interchangeably access Apple Fitness Plus on your iPad or Apple TV.

Apple Fitness Plus also unveiled a new collection to spruce up its catalog. The new collection, Pilates for More Than Your Core, joins other collections like Train to Row a Fast 2,000 Meters, Run Your First 5K and Get into a Groove with Dance.

The service's app is also getting a few enhancements, including new awards for personal records, streaks and major milestones. For those using an Apple Watch, its new WatchOS 9 software will now include additional onscreen guidance, along with trainer coaching to help you get the most out of your workouts. These include classes like Intensity for HIIT, Cycling, Rowing and Treadmill. The other plus is that you don't need Apple TV to stream Apple Fitness Plus workouts. Now you can use AirPlay to stream workouts on compatible third-party devices.

A subscription for Apple Fitness Plus is available for $10 per month or $80 for the year and can be shared with up to five other family members.

Correction, Sept. 8:Apple Fitness Pluswill be available to all iPhone users later this fall, not on Sept. 12 as this story originally stated. Additionally, Pilates for More Than Your Core is the only new collection.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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Sep 10

Connected Workflows Can Lead to a Higher Level of Operational Fitness – Transport Topics Online

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"Interoperable is not how many trucking and logistics companies would describe their transportation management system, or TMS. The opposite is true when discussing consumer technology like smartwatches, where interoperability is essential with the fast-growing ecosystem of fitness apps.

Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin and other smartwatches use a cloud infrastructure that seamlessly integrates data they collect with third-party fitness apps, many of which are free downloads with subscriptions to unlock premium features.

Fitness apps like Strava and MyFitnessPal have a one-click authorization to enable sharing of data from smartwatches to track progress, give data insights and compete with friends in your network to be the Local Legend or King of the Mountains for various activities.

Trucking and logistics firms can have the same type of unified experience and connected workflows at the enterprise level by using modern TMS platforms with cloud-based infrastructure.

Like fitness apps, modern TMS platforms use a microservices architecture that breaks up traditionally complex and monolithic applications, such as dispatch and accounting, into smaller components. Each of the components communicate with other real-time services using simple interfaces to solve business problems.


TMS platforms with a microservices architecture allow third-party applications to more easily plug into their cloud-based software and virtual databases using API sets and other protocols that improve interoperability. With this architecture, trucking and logistics firms can leverage new and emerging applications faster and more affordably with real-time integrations that do not require setup and ongoing maintenance fees.

Third-party integrations that come in a software-as-a-service-based TMS subscription can include truck and trailer telematics, electronic logging devices, document management, fuel payment systems and other applications that improve business visibility and automation.

By contrast, transportation companies that use legacy TMS platforms are accustomed to waiting on vendors to determine what integrations will be available and when. Usually the choice is made after one or more customers pay for the development, after which the vendor decides to make the integration available to other customers for additional fees.

Historically, TMS vendors have acted as gatekeepers to new integrations, which has been a point of contention with customers and other technology vendors that they have not yet integrated with.

Besides waiting on TMS vendors for new integrations, trucking and logistics companies often pay significant upfront and annual maintenance fees to access them. All of this has created roadblocks in an industry that needs information flowing freely to make better decisions and maximize operational efficiencies.

Transportation and logistics companies are today reaping the advantages of cloud-based platforms to fight inflation by operating at scale. Those that are not taking advantage of integrated technology to improve operational and financial fitness levels are quickly losing ground.

The pandemic accelerated the migration of companies to modern, cloud-native fleet management systems to shift back-office functions to remote work environments.

Similarly, millions of consumers downloaded cloud-based fitness apps when traditional brick-and-mortar studios and gyms closed during the pandemic. Fitness apps have continued to grow in use and compete directly with gyms for subscriptions.

Small fleets and owner-operators have traditionally been the slowest to adopt new technology, and many more have entered the trucking industry over the past two years to cash in on record freight rates. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration authorized nearly 110,000 new for-hire trucking companies in 2021, an increase of 85% from the previous high.

Skyrocketing inflation paired with a softening freight market is now holding carriers between two vices. To survive the squeeze of mounting financial pressures, small and large enterprises will need to accelerate cash flow and control costs among reduced revenues.

Economic pressures have created an urgent need to keep technology up to date. Companies using modern, SaaS-based TMS platforms are now reaping the benefits of faster access to integrations and reduced overhead costs by not maintaining servers and performing other IT tasks with traditional client-server architectures.

Activities like planning and dispatching loads are far more complex than tracking steps and other fitness data, but similar trends are shaping the future of TMS platforms and fitness apps. Trucking and logistics companies that use modern technology can reach greater fitness levels by deploying new systems faster and expanding system-to-system connectivity.

Another advantage of using cloud-based TMS offerings, especially during tight economic times, is the ability to pay an all-inclusive predictable monthly subscription that covers implementation, training, electronic data interchange setup, and any existing or new third-party integrations.

Greater connectivity from modern technology is making it possible for any size fleet to achieve a King of the Mountains designation among their peers by gaining higher levels of operational and IT efficiency. i

Magnus Technologies is an Austin, Texas-based provider of an enterprise-grade SaaS-based TMS system for trucking and logistics companies.

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Sep 10

Fall back into your fitness routine – The Robesonian

We have just passed the Labor Day weekend, a sure sign that summer has officially ended.

How did you spend your weekend? If you are like most Americans, you traveled, picnicked and partied the weekend away. I spent mine on a four-day hiatus from the gym that included boat and motorcycle riding, golfing, watching football and checking out a new Jamaican restaurant in Fayetteville with two-thirds of my children.

This is a far cry from the wellness stuff I keep preaching, isnt it? But so what? Even a so-called expert like me needs to throw down once in a while. Summer is the time for having fun, kicking back and even relaxing just a little bit on your fitness routine. It is OK to take a break. However, now that summer has officially ended, it is time to trade Red Hots for tofu dogs, soda for green tea and get back into the gym.

Fall is the perfect time to fall back into good exercise and diet habits. Gone are the excuses of the kids being at home, the weather too hot and not being able to find a time or place to exercise while traveling. This is the time to kick your routine into high gear to get ready for the next excuse-filled season, the holidays. You have just about three months to detox and work hard so you can afford an extra piece of pumpkin pie or a slice of fruitcake. Contrary to popular belief, even I dont exercise solely for the fun of it. I exercise so I can indulge myself on occasion. Most of us exercise junkies work out because we need to. No matter what your motivation, however, here are some helpful hints to start your fall off right.

Inspect your footwear. Exercise and fitness shoes have a shelf life. If you feet are not comfortable or become injured, they can cause all kinds of problems for your knees, hips and back. Your running or walking shoes should be replaced every 300 or so miles.

Restart or get a gym membership: If you have canceled for the summer or have never had fitness center membership, fall is the perfect time to get one. Most centers offer specials in the fall. When choosing a gym, make sure it is convenient to your home or work, offers the amenities you would like and has qualified staff.

Get on a new program: Just like Funions at the beach, workout routines can grow stale. Dont just go back to the same old, same old. Try a new piece of equipment, a new activity or a different weight training routine.

Hire a personal trainer: Totally lost your motivation over the summer? The best way to get it back is to hire a personal trainer. Personal trainers will develop and supervise a routine made for you and your goals. Many fitness centers employ personal trainers, just be sure to check out their background and credentials before signing up.

Find a buddy: If you had a workout partner who has disappeared during the summer as well, it is time to get them back. Call them up, set up a time to start back, and get each other motivated again. If you have always been a solo artist, then think about trying exercise with a friend. The advantage of a workout partner is that if there is someone else counting on you to be there, you will be more likely to show up.

Clean up your diet: Fall is a great time to clean out the house of junk foods. In the summer when kids are home, we naturally keep more kid-friendly snacks in the house. The next time you go to the store, take your time when picking out healthier snack items for both you and your family. If you need help on what to choose, find a dietitian and have a consult. They can help get you started on the right track with your eating.

Train for a special event or race: Need something to look forward to? Find a race or other type of fitness event and start training. Go online and see what is up locally, sign up and get yourself geared up to compete.

Summers will come and go and so will your motivation to eat right and exercise. Even if you take a little break, it is OK just so long as you make sure to return to the good habits you keep most of the year. This fall, use the change of the season to make changes in your diet and exercise routine. You will feel better and gain the energy you need come November and December.

Kathy Hansen has more than 30 years of experience in the health and fitness field. She can be reached via e-mail at [emailprotected]

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Sep 10

Ob Fitness 10 Minute Workouts Come to the App: On-Demand Stackable Workout Programs – Self

For those days that seem to get away from us, when a trip to the gym or a lengthy strength training session is out of the question, it doesn't get better than a quick workout routine that we can tailor to our schedules. That's why Ob Fitness, one of our favorite online fitness platforms for on-demand at-home workouts, has recently launched a slew of 10-minute workouts, in modalities ranging from cardio boxing to vinyasa yoga classes.

If you're unfamiliar with Ob Fitness, it runs 20 live classes every day and has a library of over 8,000 workout videos through its membership program. Ob stands out with its bright, playful aesthetic, and earns high marks from fitness experts for its wide range of class offerings.

A monthly subscription costs $25, and an annual membership is also available for $170 per year.

Beginners can find entry-level fitness classes complete with modification recommendations from the instructors; more experienced exercisers can find challenging fitness routines that come with suggestions around adding resistance to target different muscle groups. You can filter classes by a wide variety of preferences. Class categories and types run the gamut: cardio, strength, yoga, HIIT, sculpt, aerobics, Pilates, and recovery are just a handful of the featured options. You can choose from three impact levels (high impact, low impact, and no impact) and specify whether you'd like no-equipment and bodyweight workouts only. (Note: For those interested in using weights and accessories, Ob has its own line of workout equipment, including barre balls, sliders, ankle weights, and resistance bands.)

Most importantly for the launch of Ob Fitness's 10-minute workouts, you can filter classes by their length. Not only are 10-minute workouts now available, but you can also even find warmups, upper-body stretches, and meditations that last as little as five minutes. For those who doubt how much they can get done in the span of 10 minutes, SELF has previously reported on the benefits of short workouts. Trainers told us that form work (like checking your squat technique), brief full-body strength circuits, and even a solid round of burpees can be effective uses of 10 quick minutes.

If you have more than 10 minutes to spare, you can try what Ob's cofounders Ashley Mills and Mark Mullett describe as fitness stacking, a behavior observed among the platform's users. Rather than doing one 30-minute workout video, some people will instead take two or three shorter classes, possibly in order to better customize their exercise. If you ask us, a high-intensity dance cardio workout followed by a meditative recovery video sounds like a great way to get our heart rate up and get a moment of peace and quiet before going on with our day.

Whatever your fitness goals, and whether you're looking to fire up your lower body, sample a HIIT class, or get an efficient and effective full-body workout in on your lunch break, you might want to give Ob Fitness's 10-minute workoutsand, when you have more time on your hands, perhaps the rest of its fantastic classesa try.


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