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Should I Stretch Before or After My Workout?

Stretching is an important step in making sure that you have a fulfilling workout. Stretching has many benefits for our physical wellness and helps prevent overuse injuries and mentally prepares us for an engaging workout. But a common question asked within the fitness community is when during a workout is the best time for stretching. […]

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Do Supplements Make Your Workout Better?

When it comes to our personal health, we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve. Growing in popularity in recent years, fitness supplements that cater to many different needs have been created to provide wellness to interested consumers. While many of these supplements can potentially provide assistance in our fitness goals, the sheer magnitude […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Working Out

As time goes on, we learn of new ways to change up our nutrition and fitness game. Some methods and techniques work so well for some that others begin to get curious if their lives could be changed with a few dietary shifts as well. As of recent years, a dietary trend that’s been sweeping […]

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Benefits of Changing Up Your Workout Routine

There’s nothing quite like maintaining a consistent and fulfilling workout regime. Establishing a steady flow of endorphins throughout the week is a great way to encourage productivity, stay healthy, and work off the stress of your day-to-day schedule. While working out is an important part of overall wellness, sometimes keeping your workouts too consistent can […]

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When You Should and Shouldn’t Work Out

One of the most difficult decisions we make about our fitness is when we want to schedule our workouts. There are many factors to consider when weighing when you should exercise with your daily schedule of events and routines. This might lead you to ask if there is a definite best time to work out […]

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Benefits of Working Out at Home

If there is anything that we’ve learned about getting in shape it’s that fitness goals are about determination more than location. With more jobs going to remote learning and many gyms introducing restricted hours, home workouts have surged in popularity as people want to find new ways to get in shape or stay active. “Fitness […]

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Boot Camp: Michael Jackson Edition

ASD On Demand Presents Boot Camp: Michael Jackson Edition! For the first 45 minutes Coach Jivoni Jordan plays some of his favorite Michael Jackson songs as he gets your blood flowing and muscles pumped during his Live Morning Boot Camp Class!  Get in a free online workout anytime you want!  WANT MORE? START A FREE […]

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Pumpkin Pump WOD with Coach Andrea

Join Coach Andrea for her Special Pumpkin Pump WOD Enjoy the Halloween spirit anytime you want! Coach Andrea has created a very special Halloween online workout for ASD On Demand. You can now get a FREE online workout! Andrea will be taking you through a ‘Time Warp’ warm-up, in the classic ‘Rocky Horror Show’ fashion, […]

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There’s Not One Type of Martial Art That Beats All Others

Muay Thai Kickboxing class doing thai pad drills. When considering the different types of martial arts, it’s like a game of rock, paper, scissors. Each martial art has advantages and disadvantages against the others in complex ways. There isn’t really a best martial art to learn – each has unique characteristics that could draw an […]

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6 Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food Favorites

While we may never be able to match the speed of a drive thru meal, there are many ways we can find alternatives to our fast food favorites that are just as cheap and appetizing. 6 Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food Favorites Let’s face it. We all know fast food isn’t the best option for […]

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