The right New Year’s resolution is a powerful way to state your intentions for the coming year. Whether you choose to focus on improving your health, body image, or stress reduction, your fitness plan should support this goal. Keep your fitness resolution from losing momentum before Valentine’s Day by trying a new tool to stay […]
Fitting in shopping while prepping for the holidays? Juggling family and financial obligations? Overwhelmed by parties with too much food and alcohol? There are good reasons that the holidays can skyrocket your stress level. If you’re looking for ways to relieve that holiday stress, exercise will help. Exercise is one of the most powerful stress […]
One of the best things you can while pregnant is to keep moving! Here is your comprehensive exercise plan for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Adding a treadmill into your circuit style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and […]
From your front door to your kitchen, here are some practical ways to organize and arrange your home to directly support you in building healthy habits.
I often tell my students that breath awareness, one of the major benefits of yoga, is the difference between practicing yoga and simply stretching. Becoming aware of your breath and exploring its effect on your body will deepen your practice and strengthen yoga posture. Pranayama (often referred to as breathing yoga exercises) is an integral […]
As you establish your training plan, it’s important to support your activity through sound pre-workout nutrition. The most common struggles related to sports nutrition includes not eating enough, eating the wrong foods at the wrong times, or skipping workout nutrition entirely. Let’s take a closer look at how skipping a pre-workout meal can set you back […]
If you’re seeking to gain greater muscle definition, visible strength, or want to better address muscle imbalances, there’s no need to add expensive equipment to your strength training workouts. Incorporating a few dumbbells and resistance bands isn’t a big investment in time or space and you can even tuck some into an ottoman or under […]
Are tight schedules and a lack of equipment keeping you from getting the benefits of strength training? If you find yourself making excuses rather than making your workouts, it’s time to develop a program that works with you and your schedule. Low equipment and no equipment forms of strength training are excellent ways to build […]
Treadmills are a great tool to have in every runner’s arsenal. They make sticking to your workouts possible during the winter months, spring rain, and summer heat. They can also make it safer to stick to your running plan when your schedule and family demands leave you training during off hours. That said, if you want […]
Tempted to head for the comfort of an air-conditioned studio when the summer heat hits? You may want to re-think your training plans. Working out in the summer heat leads to quick improvements in fitness. This process, known scientifically as heat adaptation, can be applied to any workout format. Turn up the intensity of your […]
It’s no secret that parenting is a stressful job. A never-ending to-do list, sleep deprivation, and a schedule that leaves little time for self-care can leave moms and dads struggling. On top of that, the hectic pace of parenting frequently means that we sacrifice self-care for quick fixes (wine anyone?) while balancing our family’s needs. […]