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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.

4 Game-Changing New Features of the Pritikin Exercise Plan

Updates to the Pritikin Exercise Program

In an effort to bring Pritikin guests a more tailor-made experience in the gym, Costello plans to roll out a series of enhancements within his program. “My goal is to help guests develop a routine that’s best suited to where they are on their fitness journey,” he says. “Not every exercise is for every body—I…

I Hate Exercise!

Motivation Hacks for People Who Hate Exercise

Across the park you notice someone, about your age, out for a jog. You cringe and say to yourself, “I hate exercise!” You probably know exercise is good for you. Exercise is linked to prevention of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and depression. But, you find it hard to make it part…

Why Should You Exercise?

Why You Should Exercise - Sitting is as bad as smoking!

Wowza! Have you stopped to consider how many hours a day you sit? You sit when you drive and at work you sit at the computer and at meetings. Then, you sit again to watch television, plus there’s mealtimes. Phew! Living a sedentary lifestyle could be causing you more harm than you realize. But, you’re…

How to Get More Energy Naturally

How to Get More Energy

You are unique. From the way you sleep to the food you eat, there are a vast array of factors that affect whether you feel weary. Energy isn’t just a simple light switch that can be turned on and off. It’s more comparable to a circuit board that is influenced by hundreds of wires bringing…

Adult Fitness Camp, Evolved

Ultimate Adult Fitness Camp for Getting Healthy

But when it comes to shedding weight and getting healthier, what’s most critical is not “biggest loser”-style workouts. Rather, it’s adult fitness camps, like the Pritikin Longevity Center, that incorporate all facets of healthy living: Safe and sustainable exercise plus Healthy nutrition education plus Healthy dining that informs your taste buds with a whole new…

Blood Pressure Medications and Exercise

Blood Pressure Medications and Exercise

“People often have the impression that if they’re taking blood pressure medications, they don’t have to change the way they live. They can keep eating, for example, a diet that’s high in salt,” says Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But new research is showing that there are many things that medications do not help us with.”

How To Do Prone Leg Lifts Correctly

Do your prone leg lifts correctly, and you will begin to feel greater strength in your abdomen, hips, and back. Your hips will move with more ease and greater range of motion.
You’ll be able to stand and walk with greater confidence and grace. You’ll be able to stand with the crowd as long as it takes for your team to score the winning touchdown. You’ll likely be able to take longer walks on the beach or through the park, and simply enjoy the scenery without distracting pain or fear of injury.

45-Degree Shoulder Raise: Powerful Shoulders without Pain

“With strength training, your body—from calves and thighs to butt and stomach to chest and arms—will definitely look fitter and trimmer,” encourages Jamie Costello, MSC, Exercise Director at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But the key to all these benefits is not just doing strength exercises, but doing them right.”

How To Do Crunches Without Hurting Yourself

Combined with a comprehensive fitness plan and an excellent food plan like the diet-and-exercise program taught at Pritikin, your stomach will get flatter and tighter. No promises, but there may even be an abdominal six-pack in your future.

One Arm Dumbbell Row: Strengthen Your Back Without Pain or Injury

From exercise physiologists Ivan Ferran, Jamie Costello, and Jackie Gavino at the Pritikin Longevity Center, get tips on how to strengthen your back without pain or risk of injury. Strengthen Your Back Without Pain or Injury A well-executed one arm dumbbell row builds a strong back. It all strengthens your shoulders, upper arms, and core….

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