Exercise | Holly Legare
Chiara and Holly-208Hi, I'm Holly! Certified Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer, and welcome to my blog! If you’re looking to get fit & healthy you’ve come to the right place! This blog is all about sharing my best strategies, recipes and workouts for healthy living.

I believe that healthy living is a choice and we have the power and responsibility to choose healthy habits every day. My mission is to provide useful, and practical information to promote healthy living. I work to teach my clients eating and exercise habits that are sustainable for life.
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

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CosmoBody Challenges

Get Bored Working Out? CosmoBody Can Help

I have a confession to make to you, I suffer from what I like to call “exercise ADD.” You may find this surprising since I am a personal trainer, and have dedicated my career to health and fitness- but it is true. I get bored so easily when it comes to working out and am

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Thanksgiving Weekend Workout Survival Guide

Thanksgiving week is finally here!… and your already busy schedule just got a little crazier! Relax, I’m here to help you through it. 🙂 Below you will find some fun facts about your favorite Thanksgiving foods as well as some awesome workouts I pulled from Pinterest to get you through the next week of holiday

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Exercises for low back pain

Exercises for Low Back Pain

Have you ever woken up from a restful night’s sleep only to feel an unexplained aching pain in your low back? Low-back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults in the United States and is one of the top reasons people miss work according to the Center for Disease Control. Back pain

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Trying Out for the Texans Cheerleading Team

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? The first thing I wanted to be was a trapeze artist. I had this VHS tape of the first Cirque du Soleil that I would watch on a daily basis. My favorite act of the circus was a family of

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self-discipline

How to Develop Better Self Discipline

I took my first yoga class is 2005. I was miserable! I was out of shape, and had just started exercising again. Because of my dance background I always considered myself to be pretty flexible but going to yoga was like a slap in the face. The instructor kept adjusting me and telling me I

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How to Start an Exercise Program

Unless you live under a rock, it is likely that you have heard exercise is good for you. Unfortunately, the demands of modern life keep most Americans from reaching even the minimum requirement to keep us healthy. According to the CDC, only 49% of Americans are currently meeting the requirements of 30 minutes of moderate activity

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Life Lessons Learned From Exercise

December is an especially reflective time for me between my birthday and the end of the year. I take this time to review my goals from the previous year and set new ones for the future. This habit has expended to all areas of my life, but it started with exercise goals. In fact, I continue to

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habits to keep you young

Are Your Habits Making You Older or Keeping You Young?

Why is it that some people age gracefully while others don’t? Genetics and family history are an undeniable contributing factor, but I believe that our overall lifestyle plays a major role as well. I have always been fascinated by the subject of longevity, which is what lead me to study Exercise Science & Health Promotion.

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Americans gain on average of 5 lbs between Thanksgiving and the New Years holiday. To fully appreciate the negative impact this can have, read the previous post on how fat cells work. Fortunately, this trend is avoidable with a little mindfulness. Below I have outlined a few ideas to help keep you on track this time of year.

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cardio

Maximize Your Cardio Exercise Results

Cardiorespiratory exercise has long been the darling of the medical community and a hallmark for a healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you enjoy it. Sure some people manage to find an enjoyable element in waking up at 5am for a run, but most of us hate the idea of spending hours of the week running,

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strength training

How To Design an Effective Strength Training Program

Strength training is a very important aspect of an overall fitness regimen and healthy lifestyle. Most men usually understand this and have no hesitation about going to the gym. Women and older adults (55+) on the other hand are rarely as enthusiastic about lifting. This is a shame, as women and older adults are the

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Eating Right for Sports Performance

Performing well during physical activity comes down to eating right every day. Without a solid foundation of nutritious food, the results of your exercise efforts will be limited. Below are some guidelines to help fuel your body right! Eat clean Focus on real foods that are loaded with vitamins and minerals as opposed to highly

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10 Reasons to Try Yoga

10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Flexibility & relaxation are overlooked components of a healthy lifestyle. Yoga, a popular form of exercise is a great way to incorporate both. I have been practicing yoga off and on since 2005 but after I stopped teaching 2 years ago, my own practice began to slip. Today I attend my first class in over

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