Category: Fitness

3 Reasons to Put Down the Running Shoes and Pick Up the Weights

I know many women hear the word “weights” and automatically think of an overly built-up, macho woman who could crush a walnut with her massive quads. They think that lifting weights will make them “look like a man” and they will lose their feminine curves. I get it – I do. That was actually my ….

Exercise is Preventative Medicine

Exercise, when paired with healthy nutrition and rest, is the keystone to prevention. When we move our bodies consistently on a regular basis, we do most of what we require medicine to do for us otherwise. Consider the top 5 health concerns today: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Another growing concern is ….

Top 5 Benefits For Listening To Your Body You Didn’t Know About

We hear and read the words “Listen to your body” frequently in social media and health magazines, but we don’t understand what it exactly means. Something about healthy living, or yoga perhaps? Or is there more to it? How often do you find yourself doing something you really don’t feel like doing? Like a workout ….

Best Speed Bags For Beginners

If you’re considering to buy a speed bag for your home gym, then keep reading as we help you find the right speed bag for you. Buying the best speed bag can be tricky because of all the many brands that almost look the same. You need to know the materials, constructions, and features of ….

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 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 ….

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 ….

Why Bother With Clean Eating?

Last week two things came my way that inspired this blog post from me.  Firstly, although I hardly ever watch TV (not out of principal, only because French TV is not really my thing, and I’m too lazy to spend time channel surfing), I saw that Sean Penn/Susan Sarandon flick “Dead Man Walking” and it ….

Kickstart your Fitness

New year is about to come and many of us will be reevaluating our lifestyles and wanting to make healthy changes.  But sometimes we can have a goal in mind but not know where to start. When beginning a journey to health and fitness it’s important to start where you are and take baby steps ….