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The ZOO Health Club - Oakland Park
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Make it into the fitness center today.
Only you can accomplish your goals.
Never give up!
Discover new talents within yourself
As you persevere to reach
Your finish line!
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Find Success in Everything You Do at the GYM!
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Concentration Curls: This exercise focuses on the biceps. Start by sitting on a bench with your knees apart and holding a single dumbbell in one hand. Now rest the back of your upper arm that's holding the dumbbell on the inside of your thigh. Begin by curling the weight up toward your opposite pectoral muscles while keeping the upper arm in contact with your inner thigh (no swinging the weight). To achieve a good contraction make sure to rotate the dumbbell so that your pinky finger is higher than your thumb at the top of the movement. Hold this position for one count. Exhale through this part of the movement. Now slowly lower the weight to the starting position as you inhale. Do not let the dumbbell come in contact with the floor. Repeat for several repetitions and then switch to the opposite arm and attempt to perform the same number of repetitions. If you need assistance with this exercise technique please speak with one of our certified personal trainers.
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Some spices and herbs that help heal the body. Garlic can help with reducing cholesterol (followed with a low fat diet), Basil can combat colds, Ginger settles the stomach and calms nausea, Thyme can ease a cough, Turmeric helps with inflammation.
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There are some good reasons to 'Rock Out' while you 'Work Out'...

1) Music can distract you from the exertion of exercising & distraction can benefit athletic performance by as much as 15%. 2) You can work harder with faster music as opposed to slower music. 3) Music helps to put you in the zone and boost motivation. 4) The beat of music helps you to keep a consistent pace. 5) Music elevates your mood and helps you stay more self-aware (hey, it's your workout anyway).
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Would you like to eat foods to decrease the bloating in your stomach. Begin your day with lower sugar and sodium foods...fresh fruit with organic yogurt instead of pancakes and bacon. Lunch eat a lighter meal of fish with veggies instead of a burger with fries. Dinner have another helping of vegetables with chicken or a light protein.
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When you get enough sleep (7-8 hours) you will often make better food choices the next day as you will be well rested. Our bodies tend to crave higher calorie foods when we are tired.
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Eat slowly and chew well, remember it takes the body 20 minutes to register that it is full.
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Keep making changes toward better health, if one meal is not the most nutritious, make better choices for the next.
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Front Squat. Place a barbell on a squat rack at about chest height. Position your body so the barbell is touching the front of your shoulders. Cross your arms and place both hands on top of the barbell with your upper arms parallel to floor. Your hands and front shoulders should both be touching the bar. Lift the weight off the rack while balancing the weight on your front shoulders. Being to squat down by pushing your hips back and bending at the knees. Lower your hips until your thighs are just past parallel. Now begin to extend your knees and hips until your legs are straight. Inhale as you lower your body and exhale as to raise your body. Repeat movement for additional repetitions. If you need help with this exercise please speak to one of our certified personal trainers.
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