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  • Corrective Exercises for Knee and Shoulder

    At Game Changing Performance, we find that a life behind the desk can be rough. Besides the mental and emotional stress that comes from a busy lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, there is also a lot of physical wear and tear. The upper back becomes rolled over working at a computer and this can lead to shoulder issues over time. As well as the hips and quads can become extremely tight from the seated position and this shows up often in the knees. To help our members start to fight this lifelong battle with the seated position we paired with Dr Brian Kelchen of Libertyville Wellness Group to bring you some corrective exercises you can either do at home or in the gym to help start ....

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  • Importance of Exercise During Stressful Times

    Importance of Exercise During Stressful Times

    Life gets a little crazy at times. Especially with the holidays coming up there are tons of things on your plate. Planning all the different parties you have to go to, kids concerts, family coming to town and work always seems to pile up during the holidays. With all these stresses it seems like a perfect time to let some things go. Many times people look at their fitness and health as something they can just skip on for a while and then pick it back up with things are calm again. Here is a quick list of why this probably shouldn’t be the first thing to go. IMPORTANT REASONS TO NOT STOP FITNESS DURING STRESSFUL TIMES
    1. RELEASE OF SERATONIN Probably the most important ....

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  • The Cost of Eating Out...I bet it's not what you think it is

    The Cost of Eating Out...I bet it's not what you think it is

    Eating out for the most part is more expensive than eating at home. I think for most people this is something that they inherently know. However, did you know eating out costs you in another way that you might not have really thought about? It costs you in waist line.
    When it comes to cooking, restaurants spare no amount of oil, sauces, and condiments that most people don’t pay attention to. This is where the majority of the flavor comes from. Did you ever wonder why their Brussels sprouts taste so good and yours is hard to choke down. Well put about 15g of oil on that and see how much more palatable it is. Even if you pick the healthiest of things, they on average will be ....

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  • Clean and Lean Transformation Challenge 2019

    Clean and Lean Transformation Challenge 2019

    It's that time of year again. Summer has been in full bloom for a few months now, school is rounding right around the corner and its probably been a few months of barbecuesand summer ice cream, right? That's ok, that is all apart of the summer experiences. That's why we created our End of Summer Clean and Lean Transformation Challenge. We know summers can be tough and we have the solution after a long summer. What is the challenge all about? The idea of our transformation challenge is to help you build healthy life habits over the 6 weeks. Through exercise, diet and accountability we hope to improve your overall health, weight loss is usually just an awesome benefit of it! This ....

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  • Spartan Race 2019

    Spartan Race 2019

    The GCP Team completed the Spartan Sprint on June 3rd, 2019. We also had two people run the Spartan Super. If you have never heard of the Spartan Races, they are an obstacle course race throughout the woods. They are also known as mud runs and this year they lived up to their name. Over the last month as we've been hammered by rain the course got muddier and muddier. It rained and even lightened during the Super on the 2nd, Nathan and Brent days had to be cut short because of the lightening. The weather on Sunday was great but the course was as muddy as I've ever seen one. If you want to see pictures from the race, check out our Instagram page . GCP SPARTAN TEAM
    Brent Gossett (Super) ....

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  • Best Exercise Studio in Lake County

    Best Exercise Studio in Lake County

    Game Changing Performance has won the Daily Herald Readers Choice 2019 Best Exercise Studio in Lake County!!! This is our first time that we are up for the award and we feel honored to have won it. We can't thank you guys enough who helped us achieve this and respect us enough to vote us into this! With Lake County having a population of over 700,000 people and over 200 exercise studios in the area this is an awesome accomplishment. We believe what has set Game Changing Performance apart in our minds is our community. We help people get results of course, we have a pretty revolutionary training program and we make sure that we progress people at a proper pace for their fitness levels. ....

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  • The Math of Fat Loss

    The Math of Fat Loss

    There are so many factors in fat loss that it can be mind boggling. Anything like stress, lack of sleep, macro levels, carbohydrate manipulating, exercise levels and so on and so on. These are things I write about often. I like to write about the things outside of calories as they honestly have a bigger impact over a lifetime of healthy eating. We need to correct things like our lifestyle habits, social habits, eating habits and exercise habits before we strictly concentrate on calorie intake because if those things aren’t fixed we can’t have a long term solution to fat loss. But today I want to go through the quick math of calories in vs calories out to create fat loss. The ....

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  • Relationship with Food

    Relationship with Food

    I just don’t understand why I can’t stop myself from eating sweets whenever I’m stressed out. I don’t have any sweets in the house, I honestly have no desire to eat any sweets, but whenever I get to a certain level of stress I go almost into a zombie like stage for sweets. Does this happen to you? It might not be sweets, it might be every time something great happens you go out for ice cream. Whenever you schedule is swamped you reach for a bag a chips. When a project gets dumped on your plate and you know you the amount of work you will have, the thought of what takeout will make you feel the best in the moment. Isn’t it crazy how we actually have a ....

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  • When Boredom Hits

    When Boredom Hits

    The weather outside is crappy, you have nothing planned and to say you are bored is kind of an understatement. You have plenty of healthy food in the house, you have a plan on what you are going to eat and you have been disciplined all weekend. So then why are you sitting on the couch eating off your plan while watching a Netflix movie in the middle of a Sunday afternoon? Because boredom is almost as hard to deal with as being too busy. Do you ever have weekends or maybe evenings like that? You have a block of your day that isn’t planned out and you don’t know what to do with yourself so you lean into food? It’s not do to being hungry, doesn’t have to do ....

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  • Pushing Pause on Your Fitness

    Pushing Pause on Your Fitness

    When everything is perfect, that’s when I’ll get back into my fitness. When I have extra hours in a day, when the kids are older, when work is slower, that’s when it will be the right time to put fitness in my life. Have you ever told yourself that fable? Maybe you’ve been thinking about stopping working out for the summer or putting your fitness on pause because right now isn’t “perfect” or “ideal”. If you just read that statement like I did, you probably laughed a little thinking, who the h*ll has a life that has the ideal time for anything. The second you give away a minute, it’s gone. Meaning, if I used to use 1 hour ....

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