Why Is It So Important To Actively Stretch And Improve Flexibility?

Stretching is one of the most important components to any fitness training program. Ensuring you remain flexible in all of your joints by remaining flexible can assist you lessening your chance of injury and improve your range of motion to complete your exercises or activities of daily living. Some people underestimate the importance and benefits ….

How To Organize Your Life – Marie Kondo

How do you clean your house? Do you tidy? Do you organize? Do you use totes and labels? Do you keep stuff because you “might” need it someday? I was sitting in a class at a conference this spring and started visiting with the woman sitting next to me. I cannot remember how we got ….

How to Overcome Gym Anxiety

Great, you’ve decided that today’s the day that you’ll go to the gym. It’s 12pm now, but you’ll go at 8pm. You promise yourself that. It’s now 7:30pm and somehow you’re nervous about going to the gym. At 7:50pm you decide that you’ll wait till tomorrow. We’ve all been there at some point. Everyone has ….

10 Reasons You Have Hit A Plateau On A Low Carb Diet

Have you reached a plateau on a low carb, high fat diet? Here are some of my TOP TIPS to help you break through that plateau and start seeing results again! Many people are switching to a low carb, high fat way of eating for health reasons. But many people also switch to this way ….

Organize Your Life: Improve Your Workouts

Exercise is very much a mental battle. My mantra of the week is a great reminder of this, and so today I wanted to share my biggest obstacle in getting my butt out the door and how to organize your life to improve your workouts. If you’re anything like me, you’ll let any little thing get ….

The Weighty Matter of Weight-based Compliments

Is it okay to compliment someone based on his/her weight, or can that be damaging? This has been on my mind a lot recently because I have been the recipient of such compliments.  After having my first baby, I quickly lost the weight I had gained during my pregnancy.  (I attribute this to genetics because ….

10 Things I Learned from Backpacking

This year has been full of new adventures for me. I have explored new areas, met new people, and tried new things. My most recent adventure was this past weekend. One of my good friends invited me to go backpacking with her and some of her friends. I had never gone backpacking before, so I was ….

5 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

I’ve been out in the Minneapolis area for the past week for work and you guys…I’m pretty freaking’ impressed with how healthy I’ve been able to be. Normally when I travel I use it as an excuse to eat whatever I want and skip workouts but for this trip I really wanted to do my ….

Top 20 Best Mountain Bike Shoes

If you ride a mountain bike and love mountain biking sports, then you need to wear the Best mountain bike shoes you can afford. First of all, mountain biking is a demanding sport that uses a lot of muscles in your body. You need to take into consideration that without the proper equipment this sport ….