Here is one of the BEST ways to boost your metabolism for today – so that you can carry it forward! Fact: A lot of times we blame our “slow” metabolism on this one thing. It’s something we have complete control over, and it’s something that creeps up, slowly, over time. Actually, it’s something that creeps DOWN … it’s how much we MOVE over the course of a day!
Congratulations! You've welcomed your beautiful, bouncing bundle of joy. After the new motherhood fog begins to wear off you're probably yearning for a little "me time" and may want to get back into your workout routine. We're here to help you settle back in, but before you do, check out our post-baby exercise tips.
There are countless things to consider when it comes to exercising and staying fit: nutrition, strength training, cardio, hydration and the list goes on. But have you ever considered what goes on at the very foundation of your body? A’hem… your feet? Runner or not, comfortable athletic shoes are one of the most important things you should invest in. They’ll prevent injuries, motivate the heck out of you, and keep you feeling comfy throughout your workouts. If shopping for new athletic shoes is a new undertaking for you, here are a few things to consider when searching for your perfect sole-mate!
Did you set up a fancy home gym with all the equipment you thought you'd ever need? Did you feel confident you'd end up spending more time working out from the comfort of your own home? Have you since found
It is always preferable doing some exercise rather than no exercise at all, but your results will be even better if you cross train. In many cases, when you go to a gym, you will see people on the treadmills and stationary bikes, and other people lifting weights. Most of the time you will never see those two groups cross over, and that is where the opportunity for greater gain is lost. If you can lift three hundred pounds, but can’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded; that is a serious problem. If you can run a 5 minute mile, but struggle carrying bags of groceries to the car; THAT is a problem. You want overall fitness; not just in specific areas. By cross training, you will address the strength and aerobic capacity of your body, and appreciate those improvements in your day-to-day activities. In the end, isn’t that what you want? You don’t go to the gym just because you enjoy going to the gym. You go to make yourself stronger, get in better shape, and then see and experience the results of your hard work when you are not at the gym.
We achieve the most when we are healthy, and exercise is crucial to maintaining a healthy body and mind. There is a huge variety of workouts people can make use of, but one workout that maintains popularity is the studio cycle workout. A studio cycle workout is a group exercise in which several individuals make use of stationary bikes while a leader paints a beautiful picture of terrain and environment to modify how the group is pedaling.
You know the feeling... there you are at the gym and the last thing you want to do is one last set of deadlifts. In fact, you'd much rather go die... in a corner... where its cool and safe. However, then you remember that you came to the gym for a reason. You want to be a better, healthier you... and if you turn a few heads in the process - icing on the cake. (Oooo... cake. Focus. Focus.) Whether you are hitting up a fitness challenge at the office or just trying to meet your goals with friends at the gym, these 7 songs will help you go harder, work longer and get those results you've been dreaming about...
Does the Texas heat have you planning an escape to cooler climates? Us too! I’m sitting in a hotel room in Boston typing this article. It’s a balmy 61° and I just finished the workout detailed below! You can have your cake and eat it too when you choose to exercise during your travels. OK, maybe not so much cake but, you get the idea. Be sure to get some extra calorie-burning aerobic activity in your day by attending popular walking tours or creating your own. Many cities have walking tour apps available to smartphone users that come complete with interesting facts and historical depictions. It’s a great way to offset any extra calories taken in from an indulgent meal and a fun way to learn more about your destination. If you’ll recall, last issue we detailed a workout dedicated to toning your lower half. This time, we’re focusing on your upper body: Chest, Back, Shoulders, Arms and Abs. These workouts can be done in the comfort of your hotel room or a hotel fitness room, if you prefer. If you do get out of town this month...Safe travels to you and yours!
Looking for a new way to add some heat to your workout? Our barre classes will bring on the burn! This full-body workout will check all of your fitness boxes in just 1 hour. Barre Burn's intense, yet low-impact, nature can benefit athletes from
If you're an athlete that participates in multiple sports or fitness regimens, then finding the right pair of cross training shoes can be a life-saver. A good pair of these shoes will handle wear and tear more gracefully than your