Fitness & Wellness Blog

Signs of Dehydration

September 2, 2014

Do you suffer from frequent headaches, fatigue, hunger, or constipation?  Is your skin dry or your urine dark in color? If you experience any one of these symptoms, you could be dehydrated.  Try the following tips to increase your water consumption:  If you don’t like drinking plain water, add some flavor by soaking mint leaves, … Keep Reading »

Dumbbell Curl Thruster

August 29, 2014

If you’re looking for a new and fun move to challenge yourself with, try the dumbbell curl thruster.  This move will effectively tone your entire body.  Start by grabbing a pair of dumbbells (8-20lbs) depending on your ability.   Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms by your sides with your palms facing forward.  … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Core Fitness

August 28, 2014

A strong core is important for overall health and fitness.   The following tips will help you to strengthen your abdominal muscles and to improve your overall core fitness.   The first rule for building strong abs is to work all muscles groups.  There is no such thing as spot reduction or toning just one area.  If … Keep Reading »

Just Breath

August 26, 2014

Have you ever noticed how you hold your breath when you’re stressed?  We tend to stop breathing when we are emotionally or physically stressed.  While working out, it’s important to breathe properly to get the best workout.  If you hold your breath, you will stop supplying your muscles with oxygen.   The following tips will help … Keep Reading »

Reverse Your Attitude

August 25, 2014

Some people thrive off of exercise while others loath a tough sweat session.  If the latter describes you, it’s time to reverse your attitude towards fitness.  When we think negatively about something, it makes completing the frowned upon task much harder to tackle.  A negative attitude can really make any event a difficult chore.  However, … Keep Reading »

Swiss Ball Roll-Ups

August 22, 2014

Did you know that a Swiss Ball can be used for hundreds of exercises?  One effective move that will strengthen your core muscles is the Swiss Ball Roll-Up.  This move will not only tone your lower abdominal muscles, but will also strengthen your lower back and hip muscles which will improve your stabilization.   Start by … Keep Reading »

Lat Pull-Down

August 20, 2014

The lat pull-down machine is one of the most commonly misused exercise machines in the gym.  This exercise is meant to work your latissimus dorsi muscles which span from under your armpits to your spine.  To correctly execute this exercise, start by sitting under the bar and placing your hands on the curved area of … Keep Reading »

The Side Plank

August 19, 2014

If you have trouble toning your oblique muscles, you’re not alone.  The midsection can be difficult to strengthen and tone.  The side plank is a great move that targets the oblique muscles.  This move will also help to strengthen your hip, back, and shoulder muscles.   If that’s not enough, practicing side planks will improve your … Keep Reading »

Change Your Mindset

August 18, 2014

What is your relationship with Mondays?  Yes, this is an odd question, but take a few minutes to think about it.  Many people exclaim their hatred towards Mondays on a weekly basis.  If you find yourself telling your friends and family how disappointed you are on Sunday because the next day is Monday, it’s definitely … Keep Reading »

Incline Chest Press

August 15, 2014

  If you want to sculpt your arms, shoulders, and chest, try adding the incline chest press into your upper body workouts.  This is a great move that will help women to lift their chest area.  Start by grabbing moderately heavy dumbbells (10-20 lbs).  Next, set an incline bench to 30-45% degrees.  The higher the … Keep Reading »

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