Author Archives: Johnson Fitness

If you’ve ever experienced a post-workout massage, you probably don’t need much convincing to understand its benefits.  Receiving a massage after a tough workout may reduce muscle stiffness, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow, all of which improve recovery for your next workout.  The benefits of post-workout massage are even backed by research.  […]

Spring has finally begun to blossom. The days are getting longer and warmer, and soon trees will be lush and flowers will be in full bloom. Summer will be here in no time, which means tank tops, shorts, and bikinis for some. For others, it means rock climbing, swimming or long bike rides. Unsurprisingly, spring […]

This bosu ball workout is made for any level fitness fanatic, whether you’re advanced or a beginner, you will find something here for you.  Bosu balls are a great piece of workout equipment because not only do they allow you to build strength, but they also create a way for you to work on your […]

Exercise bikes are the perfect piece of cardio equipment.  Like any cardiovascular exercise, working out on your exercise bike will make your heart stronger and burn calories.  What really sets the exercise bike training apart, is its ability to make intense cardio or long endurance sessions doable for a range of athletes. While HIIT and […]

Time, travel, crowds, weather, family, work . . . these are just a handful of the excuses people have when it comes to not being able to make it to the gym on a regular basis.  While many hardcore fitness enthusiasts will just tell you to lose the excuses, there are many people who legitimately […]

This is the first in the Winter Rowing series. Check out the second post for specific workouts for weight loss: This Expert Rower Circuit Workout Will Help You Lose Weight. Have you considered purchasing a rowing machine? Rowing machines have recently become enormously popular. Rowers offer a low impact workout that is appropriate for all […]

Q: What are some of the benefits of heart rate training and what devices do you recommend (strap or watch) ~ Brenda A: Heart-rate monitors are a valuable tool for training for performance and fitness. They give you instant biofeedback in the moment about how your body is responding to the workout, which allows you to […]

Exercise for appearance or performance often takes a back burner to getting (and keeping) our body healthy.  National Heart Health Month is a great time to incorporate ways to improve heart health with exercise. Heart disease and stroke remain the number one killers of men and women. However, many of the causes of heart disease […]

February is National Heart Health Month, an effort to increase awareness of this leading killer of both women and men each year.  Whether you’re worried about heart health or don’t really know where you stand, this is a good reminder to check in with your doctor. While genetics, age, and gender all impact your risk […]

Smoothies are a nutritious and convenient option for a quick meal on the go. Because you increase volume of your ingredients through ice and air, they can also help you to feel full on fewer calories. The trick is choosing the right smoothie and watching your ingredients. While nut butters, bananas, and dairy can help […]

I’ve only recently realized that there’s more than cold weather and busy schedules working against my exercise regime during this time of year. It’s also the cold and flu season. Although many hardcore exercise enthusiasts will simply work through their illness, is this always the best decision? When is it safe to work out and […]