Take That, Fat!

If you’ve been sweating it out on a regular basis but still can’t see your abs – or run any faster – here are some simple tweaks for you. STAND UP STRAIGHT Are you sucking wind instead of sailing throughout that last mile?  Your posture might be to blame.  It takes more effort for you […]

Some Things Trainers Wished That You Knew

Just getting to the gym is enough, right?  Not necessarily.  Many people are sabotaging their workouts in simple but significant ways. 1.  You Need to Switch Up Your Workouts After doing the same cardio or strength routine three to six times, your body adapts and you burn fewer calories.  Eventually your results – weight loss, […]

The Hard Truth About Exercise

Many of you have been trying to make exercise a habit. Some of you may have already succeeded in that goal. A consistent exercise routine offers so many benefits to your mind and your body, many of which you are probably already beginning to experience. Now it’s time for the hard truth. We all have […]

Fitness Friday: Toning Vs. Bulking Up

Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it’s fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined midsection reflected in the mirror, or having strong, toned shoulders or […]

Why The Scale Lies…

We’ve been told over an over again that daily weighing is unnecessary, yet many of us can’t resist peeking at that number every morning. If you just can’t bring yourself to toss the scale in the trash, you should definitely familiarize yourself with “Why The Scale Lies“. A single teaspoon of salt contains over 2,000 […]

The Best Fat Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” did what they claim to, obesity would be a thing of the past. But they don’t work. And neither […]

Fitness Fixes!

  Leaning on the Machine While gripping the handles or console of a cardio machine can aid in balance, leaning too much of your weight into the handles of the machine will decrease your workout intensity and burn far fewer calories.  This is happens a lot in Spinning classes (people leaning weight into their arms […]

Why Everyone Should Do Squats as Part of Their Exercise Routine

If you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results — fast — from your workout routine, look no further than the squat. This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s routine, as it’s relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be […]

What To Eat Before You Work Out

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful about what you eat before and after your workouts, […]

6 Fitness Rules Meant to Be Broken

Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise “rules” that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or just plain out wrong. Why does it matter? Because you want to make the most of your time in the gym—and stay safe while you do it. Old rule: Tone […]