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December 14, 2016

Take Advantage of Winter Exercise Options in Raleigh, NC

When winter comes to Raleigh, exercising on outdoor trails remains an option for much of the season. Sure, some cold, nasty days make the gym the only option. But plenty of mild days make winter in the North Carolina Piedmont pleasant. Outside activity remains a viable way to keep your heart healthy. Certified Trainer and REX Wellness…

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July 29, 2016

Making the Gym Part of Your Lifestyle

Rodney Jenkins, a group exercise instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner, walks us through the best reasons for why we should make exercising at the gym part of our everyday lifestyle.

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July 29, 2016

Making the Gym Part of Your Lifestyle

Rodney Jenkins, a group exercise instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner, walks us through the best reasons for why we should make exercising at the gym part of our everyday lifestyle.

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December 5, 2014

Runners’ Must-Have: Road ID

It's important not to throw caution to the wind while running or exercising outdoors. A Road ID is easy to carry identification for anyone who spends time outdoors. If you are involved in an accident and incapacitated, family members and friends can be contacted because in addition to carrying your name, you will be carrying the names and telephone numbers of family or friends on your wrist, ankle, shoe or around your neck....

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March 12, 2014

Running in the Dark

Like most runners/walkers or pet owners, Angie and I frequently run in morning or evening darkness because we simply do not have a choice. In the summer, we want to beat the heat and in the winter, there is so little evening sunlight that we have little choice other than the dreadmill, that is treadmill. So I decided to do some research to find out what runners and walkers can use to make themselves more visible to traffic. Here is a small list of items to consider:...

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June 5, 2013

My First Sprint Triathlon: Part Three

As of this post, I am about five weeks into the training program. As expected, the intensity level has started to pick up a bit. The swims, bike rides, and runs are all getting longer. I am still working on my swimming technique but I know with more practice it will continue to improve. I'm about as new to cycling as I am to swimming so I've really got my work cut out for me, but I'm up for the challenge! There are a lot of avid cyclists at the wellness center and I have sought advice from many of them. I have been on a bike rides with some of my fellow members, Ron and Shannon. Shannon even rode his bike in the rain with me one Sunday! We have done a lot of hill work and I have been on some trailways for my shorter rides during the week. I believe Shannon was hand-picked by Rodney to wear me out on those hills and he does a good job!

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