Fitness & Wellness Blog


Gliding Discs

December 19, 2014

Traveling can make it challenging to keep up with your fitness routine, especially if you’re used to using a lot of gym equipment.  There are two great items that you can take with you and that will not take up much room in your luggage.  The first item you should take with you is a … Keep Reading »



Responsibility

December 18, 2014

Oftentimes, it’s easier to blame others for our mistakes instead of blaming ourselves.  This is especially true for eating junk food and skipping workouts.  It’s possible to blame weight gain on our family members who cook unhealthy foods or keep Doritos around the house.  We can also blame friends for “pressuring” us into having too … Keep Reading »



Holiday Weight Loss Tip

December 17, 2014

Do you have trouble keeping a consistent food journal? Failure to keep track of food intake is a major barrier to weight loss, especially during the holidays.  It’s very common for people to underestimate how much food they are actually eating during the holidays.  With Christmas cookies and candy at work and holiday parties a … Keep Reading »



Listen To Your Body

December 16, 2014

Have you ever had a really bad workout or maybe pulled a muscle while working out? If so, you probably weren’t listening to your body.  It’s normal for your flexibility, strength, range of motion, and endurance to fluctuate from one day to the next.  This means that a particular workout that you could do a … Keep Reading »



Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

December 15, 2014

Do you usually gain weight during the holidays?  With all of the holiday parties, stress, and lack of sleep, it’s not unusual to pack on a few pounds before New Years.  There is one simple trick you can do to prevent yourself from gaining weight this holiday season and that is to forgo alcohol.  Drinks … Keep Reading »



Figure 4 Squat

December 12, 2014

Squats are an awesome move for strengthening the entire lower body, but what if a squat could also improve your flexibility?  Well it can and it’s called the “Figure 4 Squat”.  To learn how to do this move, it’s best to stand next to a sturdy object to use for balance and support.  A counter … Keep Reading »



Torch Calories and Burn Fat!

December 11, 2014

  Power moves are what I like to call those full body moves that tone multiple muscle groups while also getting the heart rate up.  One great power move to add to your routine is the Dumbbell Snatch.  This move is great for toning the leg, glute, core, and arm muscles while burning lots of … Keep Reading »



Plan Tomorrow’s Meals

December 10, 2014

One of the most important things you can do to lose weight is to plan your meals ahead of time.  We often make unhealthy choices when we are in a rush, starving, or making last minute decisions.  By planning your meals out, you will be much more likely to stick to your healthy eating plan.  … Keep Reading »



Try Yoga To Prevent Overeating

December 9, 2014

Overeating normally occurs when negative emotions such as stress and depression arise.  Yoga is an excellent tool for preventing overeating and junk food binges.  Since practicing yoga is so effective in decreasing stress, it can completely eliminate the trigger for stress related eating.  Yoga can also help you to become more attuned to your body … Keep Reading »



Goblet Walking Lunge

December 8, 2014

Walking lunges are an awesome exercise to strengthen and tone your lower body.  By adding just one dumbbell to this move, you will engage your core muscles and reap greater benefits.  Start by holding a moderately heavy dumbbell ( 10-15lbs) just in front of your chest.  While keeping the weight in position, take a large … Keep Reading »



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