Fitness & Wellness Blog

Chest Press

October 29, 2014

Stability balls are great for weight training since they force you to use your core muscles.  Try performing a chest press while balancing on your stability ball to strengthen and tone your chest and arms.  Start by lying on the ball so that your upper back is supported.  Use your core and glute muscles to … Keep Reading »

How Hungry Are You?

October 28, 2014

Oftentimes, we misinterpret emotional and physical needs for hunger.  Being tired, dehydrated, stressed, depressed, or anxious can make you feel hungry.  The question is, are you really hungry?  By paying attention to your body and habits, you can learn how to assess whether or not you really are hungry.  The next time that urge to … Keep Reading »

How To Overcome Weight Gain

October 27, 2014

After reaching a weight loss goal, it may feel extremely disappointing if you gain some weight back.  How you approach this weight gain will have a dramatic impact on your long-term goals.  If you do gain some weight, do not punish yourself or beat yourself up.  That negative energy could lead to more weight gain.  … Keep Reading »

Side Lunge and Bicep Curls

October 24, 2014

Combining two moves into one is great for working multiple muscle groups at the same time.  If you’re bored of doing the same workouts, combining exercises can also help you to mix things up and add some fun to your routine.  Side lunges are an effective move for toning your leg, thigh, and hip muscles, … Keep Reading »

Sculpt Your Back

October 23, 2014

Toning your back muscles not only makes you look better, but it helps you to improve your posture.  Having strong back muscles will pull your shoulders back, straighten your spine, and force you to sit and walk properly.  Try adding some “Back Rows” into your routine to start targeting those important back muscles this week.  … Keep Reading »

Rotating Ball Slams

October 22, 2014

Ball Slams are not only a great way to tone your entire body, but also to blow off some stress.  Throwing the ball as hard as you can will help you to release the negative energies from the day, will get your cardio going, and will also add a little fun to your workout session.  … Keep Reading »

Action Leads to Motivation

October 21, 2014

Intrinsic motivation levels naturally rise and fall within all of us.  The problem is that it seems so difficult to accomplish your goals when motivation levels are low. Have you ever even thought about how productive you are when you’re just “not feeling it”?  Many people decide to forgo exercise on those day when they … Keep Reading »

Jumping Jacks

October 20, 2014

Jumping jacks can make you have fun and feel like a kid again, so why not add them to your fitness routine.  The great thing is that jumping jacks can be performed easily as a warm-up, or intensely during a workout.  To increase the difficulty of this move, try adding resistance.  Grab two light dumbbells … Keep Reading »

Don’t Make This Mistake

October 17, 2014

Do you only do one type of exercise?  If you only jog, or only spin, or only do yoga, your fitness goals are going to plateau rather quickly.  To make fitness gains, it’s imperative that you constantly change up the types of exercise you do since all exercise activities work different parts of the body.  … Keep Reading »

Core Twists

October 16, 2014

It’s time to learn a new move to strengthen and tighten your core.  Begin by sitting on a mat with your feet on the floor in front of you.  Slightly lean back until your feet come up off of the floor and your balancing on your glutes .   Holding your hands together and straight out … Keep Reading »

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