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Why Your Shoes Matter When Deadlifting

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Your shoe choice is crucial when deadlifting. In this article, we’ll go through different options, and figure out which shoe gives you the best chance for a stronger dead

Importance of Family Meals

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The family dinner is a staple in the home. Aside from getting that quality time, family dinners can have a direct impact on the health of family members.

When and How to Use a Weight Belt

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The weight belt is a staple in the world of weight lifting accessories, but is it being used correctly? Learn when you should use one, and how to use it properly.

Active Travel Torres Del Paine

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Ever dream of finishing a Spartan Race or Obstacle Course?

A Bad Egg Can Ruin A Dozen

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If the thought of going to the gym makes you anxious because of past experiences, don't let one bad egg ruin the batch.

The Coconut Oil Craze

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You’ve probably seen coconut oil everywhere. Here’s what it is, what it does, and how to use it in your every day life.

5 Favorite Gym Hacks

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When the gym is packed and you can’t get the machines you need for your workout, switch it up with these 5 gym hacks.

Figuring Out What To Eat

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Figuring out what to eat is one of the most difficult parts of living a healthy, well-balanced life. Start here.

5 Myths Of Hydration

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If you are a human being, water is an important piece of the puzzle for your body to perform. Here are 5 myths you may have heard about hydration.

Free Yourself From The Nail

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Each of us have a “nail” that we are sitting on. Free yourself from the situation you are just “living with” and change your life.

Carrot Cake Oats

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Enjoy this delicious recipe, and create your own Carrot Cake Cauliflower Oats.

Active Travel: Lake Michigan Summer Weekend

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A cheaper, closer summer adventure anyone can enjoy (unless you hate water, beaches, exercise, life, people, the important things you know)

Should You Go Gluten Free?

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Should you go gluten-free? What the hell is a gluten anyway? Katie Hake has your answers below.

Find Me At The Barre

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Barre workouts are becoming more and more popular, but it’s not just for women. Below you’ll learn what barre is and why you should try it.

Reading The New And Improved Food Labels

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Nutrition facts labels are changing this summer! Here's what's new and what to look for.

Which of the Spring Races in Indianapolis Will You Run?

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Spring time in Indianapolis is all about racing, and not just Indy Cars. Here are some of the local walk/runs around Indianapolis, including the first one by IFM!

Hiking Yosemite National Park: Upper Yosemite Falls

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California has more to offer than celebrities, In-n-Out, and intimidating teenagers. Yosemite is one of the best National Parks in the U.S.

Train Yard 317

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We went to Train Yard 317 to see if we could take on a ninja warrior course. Here's how it went, and why you should try it.

Warm Up

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Whether you’re a peak performance athlete or a casual gym-goer, a good warm-up is a must. Here’s how you get he most out of your warm up.

Angel's Landing - Zion National Park

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Ever wonder what Gordon Hayward did in Utah during his free time while playing for the Jazz? No, neither did I. But if we did, here’s a few things we would picture him doing.

Smoked Salmon and Guacamole Open-Face Sandwich

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This delicious, healthy sandwich is packed with nutrients to fill you up and give you energy.

The Hardest Part of Your Health & Fitness Journey: Accountability

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It’s easy to do what’s easy when no one is looking. Find an accountability partner to make the right choice when faced with the decision between what’s right, and what is easy.

Cold Weather Comfort Food

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It’s normal to crave hot and heavy meals for comfort in this cold weather. Try these healthy alternatives to cut sugar, fat, and calories - without sacrificing the flavor.

3 Healthy Habits to Adopt This Winter

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Living healthy is hard, but even harder in the winter. Here are 3 healthy habits to adopt this winter.

Squatting: What Shoe Is Right For Me

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The right pair of shoes gave Calvin Cambell the powers to play professional basketball as a young teenager in the movie Like Mike.

Healthy Apple Crumble with a Vanilla Maple Ice Cream

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In our home, the holidays are all about keeping the spirit alive. We love lounging on the couch after dinner watching Christmas movies and munching on some sweets.

The Basics of Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent Fasting is cycling between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Here’s how it works.

4 Exercises for a Bigger, Stronger, Wider Back

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There are countless exercises performed throughout the ages, and even more variations made, that people will tell you gives you the thickest and widest back imaginable.

An Ultra Experience

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The last 16 weeks of my life have been dedicated to preparing for one day: RACE DAY!

Healthy Swap

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A common myth is that eating healthy is boring and bland.

Fall Into Fit

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The leaves are changing, the crisp smell of autumn is in the air. Such an inspired time of year...

Beat Stress with a Healthy Night Routine

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Getting stuck in a rut is somewhere nobody wants to be...

Time For A Better You: Cryotherapy Review

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What in the world have I gotten myself into? Here I was stepping into

How To Really Detox Your Body

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Contrary to popular belief, detoxing is a continuous process in the body not just

5 Pieces Of Advice (That You Probably Haven't Heard Before)

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​For a lot of beginners, the noise around the fitness industry can be deafening

Your Next Best Workout: Bootcamp Style

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With all of the choices we have for workouts these days, it’s hard to know

Perspectives On CrossFit

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Our individual perspectives are our reality and we build perspective through

Exercise and Anti-Aging

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​I am pretty sure you know how good exercise is for you. You’ve even made

Destroy Your Comfort Zones and Push Your Body at EPIC Climbing and Fitness

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The dialogue taking place in my head was an intense back and forth

4 Ways Yoga Fuels Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

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The last decade has undoubtedly seen and astonishing growth in

Healthy Lunches For A Week: What to Pack to Keep You On Track

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Today I am going to share how to create portable and easy to carry lunches that

How Muscles Work: Building

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Hello again fit friends and welcome to the last segment in the "How Muscles Work"

The First Annual Power Jams Event at IVB

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Old-school hip-hop, clanking weights, and benefitting local families in need...this is

How To Pick The Trainer That's Right For You

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For those who feel like they need a professional trainer either to teach them how

Tune In and Turn Up Your Workout

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Why is it music and exercise go so well together?

The Top Ten Gyms Of Indianapolis

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The Top Ten Gyms of Indianapolis 5/2/2017 0 Comments 2 Minute Read Written By: Jeremy McGrew, Founder, IFM ​When we started to conceptualize IFM, we were totally unaware of how many gyms

Take The Stairs!

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I don't care if there's room in the elevator. Take the stairs!

The Tribe At Iron Valley Barbell

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Denver. Chicago. Cincinatti. Columbus. Four cities located in four states out

The Core Of Belly Bulge

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Simple exercises that help flatten that stubborn stomach. When you look in the mirror

How Muscles Work: Tearing and Repairing

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Hello again my fit friends! Today I want to share with you how your muscles grow

The Benefits Of A Sauna

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If you follow us on Instagram (@indyfitnessmag) then you’ve probably noticed

How Muscles Work: Contraction

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So you’ve decided to embark on this whole fitness journey, get healthy, and

Mental Toughness In the CrossFit Open

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The CrossFit Open is in full swing, and we’ve already seen some real tests

The Unique Studio 49 Fitness Gives Back In A Big Way

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Front and Center. Distracted by the beautiful homes all over the Meridian-Kessler

Series: Time For a Better You

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We all want to feel better than we do, we just don't know how to make that

IFM Trainer Spotlight: Brandon Johnson, Pure Results

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Finding the right trainer to get you from where you are, to achieving your health

The Strength Of KAHA Fitness

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Completely intimidated. That was my gut feeling on my 10-minute drive to

There's No "i" in Group

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I’ve always said that if I opened a bar instead of a gym, I’d have no problem

The Body Of A Desk Job

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If you've read anything online in the fitness world, I'm sure you've seen

Embarking On Your Fitness Journey

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The journey to your brand new healthier self begins with building a

How To Stay On Track With Your New Year

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Full month in and feeling the resolution fade? Stay Positive! Don't let one

Start Changing, Stop Complaining

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Each of us has our own story to tell, my story started in Spring 2013 when I

5 Tips For Creating Healthy Weeknight Dinners

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If you are anything like me, sometimes weeknights can slip by so quickly that

5 Things That Prevent New Year Success

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“New Year New Me.” We all hear it every year around this time. The gyms are

2017 Resolution: Stop Doing Stuff You Hate

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We all have that one friend that drags us to stuff that we don’t want to do, but

5 Steps on How to Stay Accountable 365 to Your New Years Goals

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New Years Resolutions... Many always start on January 1st with new fitness

3 Reasons New Years Resolutions Fail

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Often times when the New Year hits we jump right into a diet and nutrition program

8 Foods To Beat The Winter Blues

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For us here in good old Indiana it's winter time. Meaning the temperatures are

What Are Macro's?

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Over the last 5 years, if you have ever entered a gym you have probably heard

5 Workout Moves To Use When Traveling

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It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and with that comes the inevitable

Orangetheory Fitness Redefines What It Means to Burn Calories

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For my first time visiting a fitness class, I was skeptical of how much I would really get out of this class but holy smokes