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FIT MINUTE - Lower body stretching

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videoIn the Fit Minute, we focus on stretching again. But, we're elongating and relaxing the lower body this week. Personal trainers say because many of you sit nearly all day long your leg muscles are probably super tight. So, we'll show you a series of stretches you can do to loosen them up. It will not only many you feel better but it will also make you perform better. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Stretching your upper body

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videoBefore or after your workout personal trainers say you need to stretch. But, many forget to or just don't want to. WWAY's Makenzi Henderson shows you why you'll want to take the extra time to release and open up your muscles. She focuses on the upper body in this week's Fit Minute. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get a workout in 20 minutes!

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videoIn the fit minute, learn how you can still get a workout even if you think you don't have the time for it. Doctors say moving your body, even for a short time, is better than not. And, personal trainers say you can still get your heart pumping and burn some calories in 20 minutes. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get heart pumping while learning self defense

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videoEven though crime in Wilmington is down, sometimes statistics still don't make you feel more safe. But, one thing that can help you feel more safe is learning self defense. A class can get your heart pumping a bit making you more prepared for when it really starts pumping. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Ping Pong inspires perspiration

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videoPing Pong is a game you might play when you're bored or at a party. And, you might not realize you're getting some exercise while you do it. Find out why it's a great way to get off the couch and burn some calories in the Fit Minute! Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - How to use a foam roller

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videoPersonal trainers say when you use a foam roller, you'll want to go slowly and be careful. It might hurt at first but if you breathe through it, the foam roller will help you work out your knots so you can have a better workout. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: How foam rollers can smooth out your muscle knots

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videoTight and sore muscles don't really help when it comes to convincing yourself to go to the gym. But there is something actually at the gym, that can help you smooth out the knots. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Man saves life through exercising

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videoIn the Fit Minute, many people exercise to lose weight, stay fit or feel better. But, one man in Wilmington started moving his body to save his life. Ted Perry had a double lung transplant because of COPD and then he had some of his digestive system removed due to cancer. He started coming to the Wilmington YMCA to feel alive again. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Diving into a great workout

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, we're diving into a good time and a good workout. Water aerobics isn't just for the elderly. Anyone of any age can splash up some calorie burning without any impact on the joints. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Sweat while you sit

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video While doing aerobics, doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up and muscles engaged will suffice. So, why not sit down while you do it? That's what some people are doing! They're sitting and sweating. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Kickboxing

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, people are still kicking and punching their way to 'knockout' bodies. Instructors say kickboxing will not only keep you fit, it will also keep you sane! Full story...
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Fit Minute - Stepping up step aerobics

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videoStep aerobics was very popular in the '90s. While many people still take classes, others avoid them because they just don't think they're coordinated enough. So, many gyms offer both Les Mills Body Step and Body Step Athletic allowing you to choose whether you want more dance or more grunt. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Bridging the gap between physical therapy and exercise

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videoDoing physical therapy for an injury or after surgery will help you start the repairing process. But, to really heal it, physical therapists suggest you start an exercise routine as well. So, physical therapists and personal trainers at the Wilmington Athletic Club teamed up to help patients bridge the gap between physical therapy and the gym. Full story...
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Fit Minute: Why physical therapy is only the beginning of your healing

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videoIf you've ever had an injury or surgery you might have gone to a physical therapist afterward. Physical therapists say it's essential that you get help from them so you don't hurt yourself more. But, they don't want you to stop moving your body once you're done with physical therapy. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Weight training that's fun and fast

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videoWeight training can be difficult if you don't know exactly what you're doing or don't have a set routine. If you've always wanted to build muscle but don't know where to start, there is a class for that. Full story...
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