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RECOVERY+RESET for better a YOU!!

Your time is important and most of us don't have a lot of it. You want to get the most out of your workout.  A little change of perspective might be the key.  To help get the most out of a workout it actually starts before your last workout. It starts during recovery. To make sure…
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Sleep and Weight Loss

With the arrival of Daylight Savings Time this past Sunday, many of us find ourselves a bit more tired and sleep deprived. I personally felt sluggish Sunday and Monday trying to adjust. Trying to ward off my fatigue I looked for food to wake me up - and not apples. Can I give a shout…
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How To Get The Best Results From Your Cycle Class!

At Defy we love the science behind fitness and getting real results. We know your time is valuable and you want your workout to be efficient and effective! So when we found this article, it was so right on that we had to share. Fads are fads for a reason, they don't usually last because…
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The Steps to Better Intentions

So you understand Intentions and you are ready to set Intentions for 2017! So here are some great tips to help! Step 1. Clarify how you want fitness to fit into your life. Ask yourself these key questions: What would your ideal day look like? How much of your time would be dedicated to fitness or…
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2017 Intentions – Creating The Best Version of Yourself!

We have declared 2017 to be the Year of Intentions!! Together, let's create the best version of yourself. How do you have Intentions in your workout? An intention is something that you revisit whenever your mind starts wandering away from the present. This is a great strategy to include in your everyday workouts to stay focused…
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Healthy for the Holidays

“My diet can start in January."  “I don’t have time to work out during the holidays.” “I am too busy to worry about my health right now.”  These are common excuses why people put their health and fitness in the back seat during the holidays. You may have said or know someone who has said…
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Cornbread Sausage Dressing with Leeks & Pears

Are you looking for that one recipe to set your Thanksgiving dinner over the top? Then you have to try this recipe from Carrie Paul, a professional chef and one of our Defy Gravity members!! Shannon makes it every year and it is always a hit!! Cornbread Sausage Dressing with Leeks & Pears Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free…
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What you didn’t know about Shannon!!

If you don't know Shannon, you should!! She is one of the two amazing owners and founders of Defy Gravity. She has been teaching group fitness for over 20 years including step aerobics, cycling, Pilates, and now Bodhi. Her classes are energetic, fast paced and fun! She lives walking distance away from the studio, Alabama…
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Find Your Inner Strength

Inner strength. Getting what you want from your workout, your  job and your life takes mental strength. Here's how to find yours! Imagine yourself in a Defy cycle class, you're exhausted but your coach tells you to add gear because we are going up an intense hill! You could pretend to add gear, after all…
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Is Bodhi Barre Better Than Barre? You Bet!

Barre class have been all the rage. This ballet inspired workout incorporates ballet moves into a sweaty and fun fitness class. Defy's NEW Bodhi Barre class is redefining the typical barre workout and taking it to the next level! Instead of using a stable ballet bar, we use our Bodhi suspension ropes. This is the…
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Why Cycle?

You've probably seen the packed dark rooms of a cycling class, loud music, and an overly excited instructor! If you been on a bike in one of these class you know you are going to work hard and leave stronger! If you haven’t been, you are probably wondering what all the buzz is about. Here…
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When In Doubt…. Roll It Out!

Foam rolling is like flossing. You should do it regularly and you always feel better when you do. But foam rolling isn’t just for recovery, although it is a great recovery tool, it is for a serious workout too! If you have ever taken one of Defy's Instructor Extraordinaire Laura’s foam roller classes you know…
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Awesome Summer Abs

Everyone wants a stronger, leaner and toner stomach for the Summer. So, what is the best way to get there? And what are the best exercises? First things first, let's understand the anatomy of the stomach and what the abdominal muscles are and their function. There are four abdominal muscles: Transversus Abdominis – this muscle…
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The Good Sweat!

Detoxing has become very popular buzz word, from juice detoxing, to detox diets, to over-hyped products that add detox to its name.  But the truth is your body has already has a process that detoxes you! “The primary detox organs are the liver and kidneys, but sometimes they’re not able to get rid of certain…
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Awaken Your Body

If you have been to Defy you know that we love our Bodhi Suspension System!! But did you know where it came from? Or why it works so great? Bodhi in Sanskrit means “to awaken” and the Bodhi does exactly that, it awakens our bodies to their true physical potential.  The Bodhi stimulates the deep…
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