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Exercise
Matthew Quigley

Most of Us Misunderstand Metabolism. Here Are 9 Facts to Clear That Up.

We talk about metabolism like it’s something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You’ve seen the articles headlined “Boost your metabolism” or “Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight.”

But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still somewhat mysterious, biological process.

Here are nine facts to help you understand metabolism, and how to think about it in the context of weight gain and weight loss.

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Clean Eating
Matthew Quigley

Does ‘Calories in vs. Calories out’ Really Matter?

However, some people insist that the type of food you eat matters much more than the number of calories it contains — both in terms of weight loss and long-term health. This article investigates whether the “calories in versus calories out” model really matters.

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Covid Protocols When Training

  • Hand sanitizer and disposable wipes are placed abundantly throughout the space for workers and customers to disinfect their hands and equipment before and after use.

 

  • Trainers are required to wash hands before and after each training session and sanitize frequently during each session.

 

  • All equipment must be sanitized between uses. No equipment shall be used by another customer or returned to the storage rack / container without being sanitized.

 

  • Clients are encouraged to use one piece of equipment at a time (e.g., limit circuit training or “super sets” with multiple pieces of equipment) in order to facilitate required sanitizing. Facilities must provide sanitization supplies at each piece of equipment in order for customers to clean in between each use.

 

  • Clients must wear masks when entering and leaving the building.

 

  • During sessions, if a client is retrieving a piece of equipment for use, masks must be on.

 

  • While working out in their own personal workspace at a high level of intensity, clients can have the mask partially off to facilitate breathing. Immediately after exercising, that particular workspace must be immediately sanitized.