Fitness & Wellness Blog

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 »

Cheat Days

October 15, 2014

Do you allow yourself to have cheat days?  If so, you may want to take a closer look at your cheat day behavior to ensure that it’s not hindering your weight loss efforts.  Oftentimes, people look at a cheat day as a day to splurge and overeat all of the foods they have been avoiding.   … Keep Reading »

Engage Your Core

October 14, 2014

When you’re working out, do you focus on engaging your core even when not performing core-specific moves?  It is important to engage your core in every type of exercise you do since your abdominal muscles are the center of your stability and power.  By focusing more attention on keeping your core active during all work … Keep Reading »

Learn How To Do A Pull-Up

October 13, 2014

Pull-ups are an excellent move for toning your entire upper body.  Since the pull-up is a challenging move, many people do not even attempt to try it.  The truth is that everyone is capable of doing modified pull-ups which will result in improved strength.  Start by finding a bar that is chest to waist high.  … Keep Reading »

Goblet Squat Shoulder-Press

October 10, 2014

Full body moves are important for increasing metabolism, toning all muscle groups, and for making daily living activities easier.  Challenge yourself today by learning how to do the goblet squat shoulder-press.  Start by grabbing a moderately heavy dumbbell (10-15 lbs).  Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your weight back on your heels, hold the … Keep Reading »

Break Up Your Workouts

October 9, 2014

If you want to improve your focus and performance during your workouts, try breaking up your activities into specific segments.  For example:  Let’s say that your usual workout is 45 minutes of continuous jogging, swimming, or elliptical running.  Break that 45 minutes up and set a specific goal for each segment.  During the first 5-10 … Keep Reading »

Daily Fitness Goals

October 8, 2014

Preventing monotony during your daily work out sessions can be challenging at times.  It’s extremely important to change up your routines, challenge yourself, and make forward progress every day, or at least every week.  However, this can be difficult when your motivation is low.  A great strategy to consistently challenge yourself is to set small … Keep Reading »

Add Some Fun To Your Squat Routine

October 7, 2014

Squats are an essential move for any level fitness routine.  If you have mastered the basic squat, it’s time to add some pizzazz to your squats.  Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your weight on your heels.  Go down into a squat until your glutes are even with your knees.  In one … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Portion Control

October 6, 2014

You already know that portion control is extremely important for achieving and maintaining weight loss.  Eating too much of even health foods can stop you from reaching your weight loss goals.  In addition to using measuring cups and a food scale, it’s important to remember the following tips:  Record everything you eat so that you … Keep Reading »

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