Fitness & Wellness Blog

Setting Intentions

September 17, 2014

Surely, you have set goals for yourself throughout your lifetime.  Have you ever analyzed how well you reach your goals?  Do you know what percentage of them you have achieved?  When it comes to fitness and weight loss goals, success rates are pretty low.  Many people want to lose weight and be fit, but few … Keep Reading »

Overcome a Rut

September 16, 2014

Have you ever lost your motivation to work out?  It’s actually quite normal for motivation levels to wax and wane.  The key for overcoming those tough times is to have a plan.  The following tips will help you to prepare for those pesky motivation killers.  The most effective way to kick your motivation into gear … Keep Reading »

Swiss Ball T-Raise

September 15, 2014

The Swiss Ball T-Raise, displayed in Women’s Health Magazine, is a great move for strengthening your back and stabilizing your core.  Start by lying on top of a Swiss ball by placing the ball under your stomach.  Your body should form a straight line with your toes on the ground and your chest off of … Keep Reading »

Increase Your Weight

September 12, 2014

Weight training is essential for building strength and for toning your body.  If you’re already practicing a weight training program, give yourself a big pat on the back.  Once you perfect your form and become adjusted to lifting weights, you will find that your routine becomes easy.  At this point, it’s time to increase the … Keep Reading »

Swiss Ball Plank

September 11, 2014

Grab your Swiss ball and get ready to learn how to perform a stabilizing plank on it.  This move is going to strengthen and flatten your abdominal area while improving your core stabilization.  Start by placing your forearms directly on top of the ball and then walk your feet back until you’re in a perfect … Keep Reading »

Calm Your Stomach Problems

September 10, 2014

If you experience stomach upset during your workouts, you’re not alone.  There are numerous reasons as to why exercise can cause stomach pain or nausea.  When you begin to work out, the blood from your stomach is redirected to support your muscles.  Oftentimes, food left in the stomach is shaken around during exercise causing feelings … Keep Reading »

Letting Go of Excuses

September 9, 2014

Do you skip meals because you don’t have time?  Do you make poor food choices because your options are limited?  Is exercise at the bottom of your infinite list of priorities? If you’re nodding your head to any of these questions, it’s time to stop making excuses.  The major road block to success is the … Keep Reading »


September 8, 2014

How mindful are you in regards to your health goals?  Becoming more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and actions can really help to improve your fitness.  To improve your mindfulness, start by paying attention to your thoughts regarding food.  Do you eat when you’re stressed or tired?  Do you mindlessly eat when you’re at work … Keep Reading »

Kettlebell Deadlift

September 5, 2014

If you enjoy kettlebell workouts, try adding in this great move called the kettlebell deadlift to tone your glute, core, and leg muscles.  Start by grabbing a heavy kettlebell (15-25lbs) and place it on ground between your feet.  Your feet should be in a wide stance with your toes pointed slightly outward.  Next, squat down … Keep Reading »


September 4, 2014

If you have become comfortable with the squat, it’s time to turn up the heat and try the thruster.  This move will tone your leg, core, back, and arm muscles while giving you a great cardiovascular workout.  Start by grabbing a light pair of weights to learn the form.  Once you are comfortable, you can … Keep Reading »

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