Monthly Archives: July 2015


Beating the Freshman 15: Bouncing Back from a Late Night

Whether you’ve been out partying or had a late night study sesh, chances are you’re going to encounter a few late nights while in college.  Here are some tips for bouncing back and not feeling totally wrecked the next day.

Watch What You Drink

While watching what you eat is important, so is what you drink!  Katie Dunlop from Love Sweat and Fitness reminds you to drink in moderation (if you’re of age), to avoid packing on those extra pounds.  She also cautions you to watch out for sugary drinks, and stick to clear liquids. The next day, try sticking to water and herbal teas to help with rehydration.

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Burning Mega Calories with HIIT

If you’re looking to burn hundreds of calories quick, high intensity interval training (HIIT) is the way to go.  Today, we have Shane Barnard from Urbankick to explain the science behind these crazy intense intervals, as well as answer frequently-asked questions about HIIT.

High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) is a great way to increase your Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption, or EPOC.

During a H.I.I.T. training session a person consumes more oxygen than in slower, endurance exercises such as walking, running or cycling.  This increase in oxygen consumption will increase your post-exercise metabolism or oxygen consumption.

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Train Like an Athlete: Getting Strong with Power and Agility Training

There’s great reason ESPN’s Body Issue is so popular: athletes have crazy strong bodies.  While you may not be prepping for the next Olympics, it doesn’t mean that you can’t train like you are.

A 30 minute workout with Urbankick can help you improve your strength, power, flexibility and agility.  A traditional cardio workout such as walking, jogging or biking  only works in one plane of motion, the sagittal plane.  Every Urbankick class utilizes all planes of motion and numerous training modalities to increase your overall physiological and physical benefits.

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