In general, we want to be the best. We want to run faster, jump higher, squat lower, lift more weight and sink deeper into yoga poses. While these can be great goals, more is not always better. Too much of a “good” thing isn’t always a good thing. Not when that good thing could lead to losing proper form, which leads to injury. Let me explain. Continue reading
Sleep and fitness are intertwined. Just think about it: Have you ever woken up after a really crummy night of sleep not wanting to do that workout you promised yourself you would do that morning? We’ve all been there. All you really want to do is go back to bed for an extra hour or two to try to catch some quality sleep. The good news is if you do talk yourself out of bed for some morning exercise, you probably feel much better after you’re done with your sweat session. The bad news is that sleep deprivation can have some serious impacts on your #fitgoals. Continue reading
You get your exercise in (as often as you can) and you eat well (most of the time), but you’re still not seeing the results you’re hoping for. While there could be a plethora of reasons for this, the first thing you should do is take a look at how much sleep you’re getting. In fact, did you know that along with exercise and diet, sleep is considered one of the three pillars of good health? It’s true! Which makes it that much more important to get in those zzz’s. Continue reading
So here we are, nearly a month into the new year, and it’s time to check in with those goals you made for yourself as the year began. For some of us, those resolutions are simply a memory while other are still going strong. No matter where you are on your New Year’s resolution journey, here are a few things to think about. Continue reading
You’ve probably set goals before. Some of them were small and short term, and others were most likely bigger and took a bit longer to achieve. One of the best ways to find the right goal for you is to set a SMART goal. There are five parts to setting one, but the process is really easy.
SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound. Here’s a more in-depth look at what each one means, and how you can create your own SMART goal. Continue reading
If you’ve been to a fitness facility in the last few years, or even down the fitness aisle in Target, chances are you’ve seen a foam roller. These long, cylindrical tools can be used for a number of things, but most importantly to release muscle tightness and tension. But how? Continue reading
You’re on the road to a successful, healthy body, and it’s great that you’re getting your regular exercise in. But did you know that confining physical activity only to the time you’re working out can be a major roadblock to reaching your goals? Continue reading
There’s just something about the cooler weather this time of year that makes us want to sit down in front of a roaring fire with a few close friends to chat and play games – and eat cookies and cake and other yummy treats. While we may be pretty good eaters rest of the year, this season can really throw us all for a loop. Continue reading
Six-pack abs seem to be the gold standard when it comes to fitness level. It’s no wonder why. Having a strong core not only gives you that slim look, but it also helps keep your spine safe by aiding in balance and alignment.
Ready to get started? Here’s the four-step formula for building a strong core.