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MURPH – Completing Every Last Rep

As I mentioned in a previous post, challenge, humility, and a boost to the next generation can be found when you join the Memorial Day Murph Challenge and donate to the scholarship fund. What a...
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New After-work Session Times Available

Starting this summer, we have added a few new after-work hours. Summer is a great time to begin your journey to more strength and better conditioning. Visit our scheduler page to reserve your consultation or training time. Scheduler Page
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Memorial Day Weekend Murph Challenge at New Moon Fitness

Five intrepid souls have registered to complete the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day Weekend here at New Moon Fitness. The point of this challenge? A scholarship fund (NMF has contributed $200 to the scholarship fund...
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Now Strength Training with Heart Rate Monitors

In the past I have not been a fan of heart rate monitors. There are several reasons for this: They're expensive Heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) can be measured intuitively and...
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How Regular Exercise Diminishes Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain (such as that associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendonitis, shoulder pain, back pain, etc), you've probably had doctors tell you that exercise will help reduce it. So you go walking or engage...
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My Oven Fire Proves This Gluten-free Bread Can’t Fail

If you know my story, you'll know how much I once loved bread. I was a gourmet baker making various grain breads from scratch weekly. I made loaves, pizza doughs, and baked goodies. I had...

Spring Events – Memorial Murph Challenge and Studio Remodel

The studio will be closed from Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th for some remodeling. We'll resume training on Monday, May 8th. Join us for Murph Our Murph practice returns on Saturdays. We'll have two...
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Muscles and Aging – University of Iowa Mini Medical School

The Carver College of Medicine offers "Mini Medical School", a series that presents aspects of medicine to the community. The fee is nominal and comes with dinner. Believe me, I figured my kids would be...
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Schedule Changes For Spring and Summer

Please take note of our schedule changes starting next week. You can view our small group times on our website main page in the sidebar to the right. You can access the calendar in Google...
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Build Your Tribe – Start at the Gym

Interesting comparison with how our ancestors spent their day versus how we do. It's easy to think we work less with our modern conveniences, but that's not likely the case. Nor is it likely...