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Don’t believe infomercials promising a buff body with quick-fix “miracles.” There are no miracles, but with the Pritikin Exercise Program you will discover that regular exercise can be simple and practical – and very effective.

How To Do Squats Without Knee Pain

To help you get into proper form, imagine that you’re sitting down in a chair and getting back up again. You’re mostly using your hips, right? The squat is a hips movement. Think of the knees as just going along as passengers, not the drivers.

How To Loosen Hips and Hamstrings

“Men seem to have hips and hamstrings that are especially tight and full of tension,” observes Liza Pitsirilos, yoga instructor at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, “So it’s a huge gift when that tension and discomfort can disappear.”

Basic 8 Exercises

The Base 8 program should be done 2-3x/week with 48-72 hrs. recovery between workouts. Perform 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps at an intensity of 7-9 on a 1-10 scale of effort. Correct form is key to results and avoiding injury. If you can get to 15 reps easily on the final set, add weight for…

The Best Workout For Burning Fat:
Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic Conditioning is the Best Workout For Burning Fat

From a fat-burning standpoint, “Metabolic Conditioning can’t be beat,” states Jamie Costello, Fitness Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. That’s because Metabolic Conditioning not only optimizes fat burning during the exercise session, it also keeps our metabolisms elevated long after the workout has ended.

Do Fitbits Work?

Do Fits Work? Will They Help You Lose Weight?

Do fitness trackers like Fitbits work? Do they help you lose weight and keep it off? You’d sure think so if you listened to the hype. They “redefine fitness,” exalts the Fitbit website. True? Find out what recently-published research says.

What Is Body Composition?

Body Composition: Fat on the Inside

You could be normal weight but have a body composition that is overfat (think of those pudgy but thin actresses from the 1920s – a Mary Pickford type). Scientists refer to this body type as TOFI (thin on the outside, fat on the inside). It’s unhealthy. So optimally, don’t focus on the bathroom scale. Focus first on achieving a good body composition.

LaBlast with a Star presented by Louis van Amstel

Guests at Pritikin had a blast participating in a LaBlast Master Class. Take a peek, and get on your feet and join in! January 19-22, 2017 During Louis’ first weekend program at Pritikin, he and his team, including Josh Lancaster and Megan Cooperman will lead you through a variety of fitness classes where you’ll dance…

How To Breathe Better

Liza Pitsirilos Teaches Breathe and Yoga at the Pritikin Health Resort

The emphasis on taking deep breaths in yoga and quite frankly through all of life is vital. Our bodies are designed to carry breath to every cell. Without oxygen, the cells die. Breathing properly is what cleanses and feeds our cell tissue.

“I’m very fit. Is Pritikin the right health resort for me?”

Is Pritikin for Fit People?

For the past 40 years, Pritikin’s doctors, exercise physiologists, and other faculty (many of whom are long-distance runners) have excelled in helping each guest, from heart patients to triathletes, reach his or her own personal best in fitness and healthy living. Included in the super-fit category of guests at the Pritikin Longevity Center are Olympic-caliber…

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