4 Tips for Not Failing at your New Years Resolution

Have you set a fitness or weight loss goal for your 2019 New Years Resolution? Eat healthier. Exercise more. Lose 20 pounds. Try a new fitness class. Did you set a similar goal for 2018, but … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Keeping the Weight Off During the Holidays

Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, sitting for his whole work shift and eating lots of cookies. The holidays are filled with end of year parties, family gatherings, and a plethora of … [Read more...]

Fitness and Thanksgiving

According to the Calorie Control Council, on average, Americans will eat 3,000 calories during the main meal on Thanksgiving. Add breakfast, snacks, dessert, and alcohol, the average calorie intake … [Read more...]

Is the workout too hard, or is it a heart problem?

Cardiac Emergencies vs Awesome Workouts A heart attack occurs when blood flow is partially or completely blocked. Signs of a heart attack can include: Chest pain Discomfort or pain that … [Read more...]

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. While the heart has been studied for centuries, the link between exercise and heart strength is relatively new. In 1967, Kenneth Cooper published Aerobics, forever … [Read more...]

Fat Loss and Muscle Gain part 3

Those last 10 lbs. Or targeting fat loss areas. The last 10 lbs seem to be the hardest to lose. Extra weight at the mid-section is the last to go away. As frustrating as it can be to reach the … [Read more...]

Fat Loss and Muscle Gain part 2

Why am I not reaching my goals? Fitness can be frustrating because of how long it takes to achieve your goals. A week of working out will only see very small changes. You might be sore and tired, … [Read more...]

Fat Loss and Muscle Gain part 1

The Science of Adding Muscle and Losing Fat Losing fat can take time. You can diligently go to the gym for weeks and your weight on the scale will not change. The scale is an easy way to track … [Read more...]

How long should your workout be?

What should the duration of your workout be? Is there any more benefit for working out for long hours upon long hours rather than having shorter workouts? Both the World Health Organization and the … [Read more...]

Should you skip cardio or leg day?

Is there a reason to skip any part of a workout routine? “Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.” or “I don’t lift weights, because I don’t want to get bulky.” or “Cardio? I just lift weights … [Read more...]

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