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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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Health and Fitness News

Germs, Germs, Germs!

They’re everywhere, but germs are more common in certain places. Want to steer clear of letting them in your body? Wash your hands after visiting these public places.

These days, people are obsessed with germs. When COVID-19 first arrived, it was like a treasure hunt to find hand sanitizer. Things have eased up, but the germs are still here. Always have been, always will. And while you can’t avoid all germs, some places are a bit grosser than others.
You know your cell phone, toilet, and computer keyboard are germy. What about places outside of your house? Which are the germiest out there?

Public Restrooms

This one was obvious. It should be no surprise that public restrooms harbor viruses and bacteria on all surfaces. Even if a restroom looks and smells clean, it’s dirty. Remember, you can’t see or smell germs. Sitting on the toilet seat isn’t risky, but touching a surface with your hand can be. Because if you scratch your nose, eyes, or mouth after touching stall doors, handles, counters, or faucets, germs have an open invitation to your body. Avoid this by touching as few things as possible when using a public restroom. When finished, be sure to wash your hands.

The Workplace

Any time people are in a confined space, germs will congregate. Your workplace is a perfect example. Door handles, desks, phones, keyboards, printers, and snack machines are germ havens. Regular disinfecting can help. Places that cater to kids or where employees handle a lot of money are considered the most germ-filled.

Restaurants

You don’t want to hear it, but it’s true. Restaurants often fail to meet cleanliness standards. Even the fancy, high-dollar ones. When employees don’t wash their hands, keep food prep areas free of raw food, or disinfect table tops, you’re in trouble. Enjoy your food, because the germs you’re exposed to may leave you feeling miserable afterward. Don’t get stuck at home in fear. Just be smart. Check restaurant report cards before going out on the town. When in a restaurant, look for the inspection certificate that lists health violations.

Motels and Hotels

There’s a good chance your motel or hotel room is harboring germs. How could it not? You know the bedspread probably didn’t get washed between guests. However, that’s not the biggest issue. Hotel and motel remote controls, light switches, and bathrooms are the germiest, especially if they aren’t adequately cleaned. If you’re on the road, wipe down all surfaces with a disinfectant wipe when you first arrive. It’s a small step but will give you major peace of mind.

Airports and Airplanes

With so many people coming and going, there’s obviously plenty of germs in an airport. Restrooms and handrails are obvious culprits. But don’t overlook the plastic trays that go through security lines. These trays get touched by hundreds or thousands of people each day. Do they get cleaned?

Inside the plane, dozens of people are confined to a small space. This is the perfect environment for respiratory and stomach viruses to spread. Limit your risk by not touching surfaces you don’t have to. That includes chairs, headrests, pull-down trays, seat pockets, bathroom surfaces, and provided reading materials.

Doctor’s Office

When people are sick, they go to the doctor. So of course there will be germs lurking. Beware of crowded waiting rooms with people coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching door knobs, chairs, and surfaces. And take your own pen to fill out paperwork. In many doctor’s offices, the pen attached to the clipboard has more germs than anything in the office.

Swimming Pools

Waterborne illnesses are on the rise. When someone who recently had diarrhea goes swimming, bacteria ends up in the water that can make people sick. And chlorine isn’t an instant fix. Some bacteria can survive days in chlorinated water. Don’t go swimming if you’ve been sick, wash your hands after using the restroom before getting in the pool, and avoid getting pool water in your mouth.

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