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Rachael Recommends Sept/Oct. 2021

October 6, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Fall vibes are in the air and I'm feelin' cozy! Check out my list this month so you can feel cozy too.

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Better posture should be on your goals list.

September 13, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Why would you want to include "improved posture" on your list of fitness goals? In this post, we tell you why you really should care about posture, and why your other fitness goals are riding on it.

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This principle can ensure you get real results in fitness.

September 7, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

You can't just arbitrarily string together a series of exercises and magically get the result you want from your workout. You must follow specific principles to ensure you are doing the right sets, reps, weight, etc, for YOUR specific goal.

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Rachael Recommends Aug. 2021

August 23, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

In honor of school starting, we're going "academic" ´╗┐this month! I thought it would be fun to share some of our (trainers at HAPT) favorite books which relate to fitness, health and personal development.

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A shake that can help you lose fat?

August 16, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

At HAPT we love a good green shake for breakfast! - But not just any shake! Find our favorite recipe here. This shake can help keep you full and help you lose fat by stabilizing your blood sugar.

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Books that made us better.

August 3, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

This blog shares a few of our current favorite books that have had a big impact on how we eat, schedule our time, choose habits, and find success in achieving our goals.

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Rachael Recommends July 2021

July 26, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Check out this month's list of healthy and happy things we recommend you give a try!

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Should you try Intermittent Fasting?

July 12, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Intermittent Fasting seems to be growing in popularity for not only health benefits, but also for weight and fat loss. But could it work for you?

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Rachael Recommends June 2021

June 9, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Check out my list of current favorite things this month.

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4 Lesser Known Qualities of Successful People

June 1, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Who does not want to be successful? Often we're given the same tired list of qualities of successful people: drive, ambition, and will-power. But are there other characteristics one must possess to find lasting success?

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Are you about to give up?

May 3, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Watch for these 3 warning signs that may mean you're about to give up.

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You can't eat the fruit today.

May 1, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Much of our big aspirations in life start with small beginnings. It takes a long time of nurturing, tending and intentional focus to see progress and yield a result. The results are what people see and notice. The key, though, is that seed.

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Rachael Recommends. Apr. 2021

April 1, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

We welcome spring with new, fresh products to try. Check out our list of current favorite things!

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Our favorite fat-loss breakfasts

March 22, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Is fat loss/weight loss your fitness goal? What you eat for breakfasts really matters! Read on to discover our favorite breakfast ideas the help support your goals!

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Your oatmeal is sabotaging your fat loss.

March 9, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

You eat oatmeal for breakfast? How's that working for you?

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Rachael Recommends. Feb. 2021

February 12, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Check out the products Rachael recommends this month. Just a small collection of things I find myself recommending over and over again. Enjoy!

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Rachael Recommends. Jan. 2021

January 19, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Every month Rachael shares her current "faves:" things she recommends often, products with many benefits, and fun products to love!

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Stop weekend overeating

January 15, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Our weekends make up over 25% of our week. This makes it extremely difficult to make significant progress toward our fitness and health goals if we sabotage ourselves with practices contrary to our goals every weekend. Find some strategies to help here.

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The secret sauce to a successful New Years Resolution

December 28, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Most New Years Resolutions mean nothing by January 10th. What if you knew the secret recipe AND ingredient to ensure the success of yours?

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Get your Mojo back!

December 14, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Have you lost your inspiration? Don't wait for it to come back. Do something about it! Try these ideas to get inspired again.

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Things we LOVE

December 11, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

It's always nice to add a little pizzazz to a tired diet that's stuck in a rut. Here your trainers share some current faves! These products will encourage you to try some better-for-you options that are equally delicious as they are healthy.

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Ugh! I wish I hadn't stuck to my fitness plan!

December 7, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Even in the midst of often seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the year of 2020, there is hope for sticking to a healthy plan for your fitness and nutrition. You won't regret persevering through difficulty to maintain your health.

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Get out of here, stress!

November 21, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Feeling constantly stressed out is status quo for our culture. But this chronic stress can have major negative effects on our body. Here we list some practical tips for managing all different forms of stress to achieve better vitality!

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Get more out of your home workout

November 20, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Could your home workout be more effective? Read this short post for 3 simple cues to exponentially enhance the results you get from your home workouts.

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Fix your back pain at work

November 10, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Back pain plagues so many of us. While we can't promise these 4 simple ideas will magically take the pain away, we are willing to bet they will help you get through your workday feeling significantly better!

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Quick tips to get the number on the scale moving down

November 10, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

5 tips to see lasting weight loss.

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Meal Prep Like a Pro

November 10, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Apply this simple 3 step process to tackle meal prep and experience positive results in your fitness!