Fitness & Wellness Blog

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 »

Overcome an Injury

August 14, 2014

You’ve been consistently working out for six months and now you’re sidelined by an injury.  This happens to everyone at some point or another.  The important thing is how you deal with the injury.  Some people completely give up on their fitness and lose all of their fitness gains, while others are more flexible and … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Form

August 13, 2014

When doing any type of exercise, you should always focus on improving your form.  If you’re dependent on using a mirror to check your form, you’re going to miss out when mirrors are not available.  How would you work on your form when exercising outdoors, on vacation, or at work without a mirror?  Well, you … Keep Reading »

Exercising on Empty

August 12, 2014

Lately, we have seen a lot of conflicting fitness advice about positive effects of working out on an empty stomach.   Some experts say that it’s best to exercise first thing in the morning before eating breakfast to burn more fat.  The idea behind this is that the body does not have any readily available energy … Keep Reading »

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