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When David Lyons was diagnosed with MS at the age of 47, like many who receive a chronic diagnosis, it sent him into a tailspin. Numb from the chest down, David had a choice. He said he could take his MS lying down... or fight it like David fought Goliath. This prompted Lyons to become both David and Goliath, beginning a weightlifting regimen that would help him go on to win a title in a bodybuilding contest, devoting himself to a lifetime of good health and fitness. If you have MS too, there is plenty of new research out there that suggests that not only is weightlifting safe for MS patients, it is also highly beneficial. From improvements in your overall health to mood boosting perks, here are 5 reasons why lifting can lead to a healthier and happier you...

In this day and age, health, wellness and fitness are around every corner. It can be overwhelming to sort through so many companies and options to know what isn't going to end in just another failed New Year's Resolution. If you have decided that today is the start to a healthier, more fit you, then you may be overwhelmed with all the options out there to make that a reality. There are at home programs, fitness centers and gyms, group workouts and personal training, to name just a few. The second decision that you will need to make is which one is right for you.

We achieve the most when we are healthy, and exercise is crucial to maintaining a healthy body and mind. There is a huge variety of workouts people can make use of, but one workout that maintains popularity is the studio cycle workout. A studio cycle workout is a group exercise in which several individuals make use of stationary bikes while a leader paints a beautiful picture of terrain and environment to modify how the group is pedaling.

Fitness equipment is usually purchased with dreams of everyday use and easy accessibility. In the beginning, it appears a good investment, but over time, the distractions of life and the ever-beckoning couch draw us away. Treadmills become clothes hangers and exercise bikes end up in the next yard sale. Our intentions are in the right place but in the end, we waste time and money with no lasting benefit. What went wrong? An environment designed for relaxing and taking it easy makes it easier to break away or simply say, "I'll do it tomorrow." The tomorrows become more frequent and it's on to the next expensive new equipment and the cycle repeats. This may also tie into our "New Year's Resolutions", as well. Be honest: if both of these statements have struck a nerve, maybe you need to rethink your fitness game plan.

For years, ballet dancers the world over have been using the same muscle strengthening moves to create their sought-after physiques. Barre uses these same implements combined with elements from many disciplines, such as Pilates and yoga, to give you a high return, low impact workout that’s fun and energizing. 

There are hundreds of thousands of different ways to move your body, get fit, and stay in shape. Like fashion, fitness has trends and fads that cycle through the collective consciousness. Let's take a look at the top three Fitness Trends that have people excited to work out this year!

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