Author Archives: Johnson Fitness

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 […]

With more than one billion cases in the U.S each year, it’s obvious why they call it the common cold. Sadly, with that kind of prevalence, it’s extremely likely that you or your children will have to deal with the coughing, congestion and aches that come along with the cold. With so many people suffering […]

We can’t believe the 2017 holiday shopping season is here! Black Friday isn’t until Friday, November 24th, but the Black Friday deals for 2017 have already begun. So, how do you know which ones are the best? If you have a treadmill or other fitness equipment on your list, we’ll help you figure out what […]

Winter is a fabulous time to start a running training program. It’s a great time to build your running base and develop your fitness fundamentals including strength and flexibility. Whether you’re training for a spring half marathon, or learning to run for the very first time, use these tips and tools to get started on […]

For any runner who wants to run faster, sometimes it’s best to take a step away from the running and focus on some drills that are specific to building speed. These drills can serve as a dynamic cool-down routine after an easy jog or as a warm-up routine before a regularly scheduled workout. They can also be […]

Whatever your fitness goals, a home workout space can help make them a reality. You’ll eliminate commute time to the gym, avoid having to lug around a change of clothes, and have the luxury of working out when the time is right. When designing your home gym, keep these tips in mind. Combine cardio and […]

One of the nice things about treadmills is they are an excellent tool for all fitness levels. Whether you’re a first-time exerciser looking to build cardio endurance and lose some fat, or an experienced fitness enthusiast looking to take your performance to a new level, the treadmill is a great choice. Keep in mind your treadmill […]

The bicep curl is an old-school weightlifting technique that has stood the test of time.  If you’re looking to add some muscle and shape to your arms, the classic bicep curl is the way to go. 3 Tips to Better Bicep Curls. 1. Focus on form first. Way too many fitness enthusiasts think they need […]

Properly training your post pregnancy core muscles will get you back to your workouts and training sooner and more safely.   Core exercises will also help you keep up with your little one(s), reduce low back pain, and improve post-partum recovery and health.  What you might not know is that core workouts are not created equal.  […]