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Dianna Saa
Finish Fit boot camp has demonstrated to me that I am VERY capable of pushing my body to its limits. Prior to starting the class I was nervous because it had been a really long time since I had been physically active. With Finish Fit I am now 5 pounds away from my pre-baby weight, something I had been trying to lose for two years! Thanks Lauren, Brett and Armen for helping me lose 10 pounds in four weeks!

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David Binns
My name is David Binns. I began working out three years ago and while I was able to lose weight, I still lacked tone. I began lifting but only showed very small results after a year. Since I have started training with Armen, I have gained about 8 lbs of muscle in a short 3 months. I have more energy, better stamina, and my workout regimen has improved as well to be more rounded. These are things that I tried to do myself by reading books on the subject but that I am now convinced only comes with years experience and an extended education in training. These are both things that Armen possesses and has used to guide me to very favorable results. Using his advice I have improved my diet, and focused on foods that help burn fat and build muscle. My workouts have reached new levels with him pushing me to attain the best results. Armen has also helped me to create a workout schedule for the whole week, not just at personal training. I would recommend personal training to anyone who wants fast results that last.

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Signs of Dehydration

Seven symptoms that may indicate you need to drink more water.

More than two-thirds of your body is made of water. Without it, your cells can’t do their jobs and you become dehydrated. Because you lose water through urination and sweat, you must constantly replenish your fluids.

On hot days, with exercise, or when you’re sick with a fever or stomach virus, your body needs more fluids than normal and you’re more susceptible to dehydration. What you may not realize is that you can also get dehydrated when you’re completely healthy and sitting around on a cool day.

While thirst and a dry mouth are the normal ways your body tells you to drink more water, they aren’t always trustworthy indicators of dehydration. Because believe it or not, you can be dehydrated and not feel thirsty. Besides thirst and a dry mouth, here are seven other signs you may need to drink more water.

Sign 1: Headaches

Have frequent headaches? You may want to drink a glass of water and wait a few minutes before you resort to taking a painkiller. When your blood is running low on water, it becomes thicker and not as much water is delivered to the brain, resulting in a headache.

Sign 2: Dark Urine

The color of your urine is an easy way to tell if you’re drinking enough water. The less fluids you drink, the harder your kidneys have to work, and the darker and more concentrated your urine will be. Your urine should be clear or pale yellow, not dark yellow or amber. Take note each day of the color of your urine to protect against dehydration. When things look darker than they ought, drink a glass of water.

Sign 3: Tiredness

A third possible symptom of dehydration is fatigue. That’s because without enough fluids, your body slows its metabolism, making you feel dragged out and drowsy. Keep a water bottle with you to drink throughout the day to keep you feeling energized.

Sign 4: Constipation

Trouble using the bathroom can be a sign of mild dehydration. Without enough fluids in your body, your stool hardens and shrinks, making it hard to pass. You may think you’re safe because you eat plenty of fiber, but fiber absorbs water, which means you need to eat fiber and drink plenty of fluids to maintain healthy bathroom habits.

Sign 5: Dry Skin

Another possible sign of dehydration is dry skin. Skin that’s rough, flaky, or irritated is craving moisture. When your body craves fluids, your skin may be the last to get the fluids it needs. As a result, it winds up shriveled up and dry. Restore dry, dull skin to a healthy glow with a big glass of water.

Sign 6: Muscle Cramps

Ever wake up in the night with painful muscle cramps? Or maybe your legs or shoulders start aching during the day. In many cases, these muscle cramps can be traced to electrolyte imbalances. When you sweat a lot or don’t replenish your electrolytes, your muscles may wind up lacking magnesium, sodium chloride, or potassium. Prevent painful muscle cramps by staying hydrated. When cramps are frequent, hydrate with a sports drink that contains electrolytes.

Sign 7: Dizziness

You hear a lot about high blood pressure, but there’s also such a thing as low blood pressure. Low blood pressure can have many causes, with one of the most common being dehydration. Without adequate fluids to thin the blood, your blood moves slower through the body and you feel tired or dizzy. When you feel dizzy, drink some water to see if things improve.

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