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Exercise

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 - 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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Staying on Track: Keep your New Year's resolution to get fit

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videoStaying on track with your New Year's Resolution to get fit is a little easier with advice from Personal Trainer Brian Knox. He recommends setting simple and achievable goals to make sure you are successful and adds that your should make your reasons for getting fit personal such as a wedding or to be more active with your kids. Finally, remember don't get frustrated and you will see results over time. 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 - 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: Join the party with Zumba

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videoBy now, many people have probably heard of Zumba. It's a high-energy and super-fun dance workout full of moves with many origins. The mantra in many Zumba classes is just keep moving and have fun. Full story...
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Fit Minute: Pole Fitness not what you might think it's for

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videoWhen you hear the term 'pole dancing,' your eyebrows might raise a bit. While it seems a bit too risque for many, it's actually a great form of exercise. Full story...
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Fit Minute - How to train for a 5K

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video Thanks to the economic bust, running has become very popular again. It's one of the most inexpensive forms of exercise and you can do it virtually anywhere. Many beginner and expert runners like to work up to something like a 5K. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: TRX is a unique and fun workout

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video When Kathryn Ipsen took a TRX class at the Wilmington YMCA for the first time, she admits it was 'a bit nerve-wracking.' But, after she got through her first hour of TRX, she said she couldn't wait to take another class. Then, after doing four classes, Ipsen said she's glad she got over her nerves. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Seated Zumba gives you great workout while sitting down

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video Zumba can be intimidating to those who are older or have physical issues. So, that's why instructors created a modified class known as seated Zumba. Full story...
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