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.
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.
Fitness equipment is usually purchased with dreams of everyday use and easy accessibility. In the beginning, it appears a good investment, but over time, the distractions of life and the ever-beckoning couch draw us away. Treadmills become clothes hangers and exercise bikes end up in the next yard sale. Our intentions are in the right place but in the end, we waste time and money with no lasting benefit. What went wrong? An environment designed for relaxing and taking it easy makes it easier to break away or simply say, "I'll do it tomorrow." The tomorrows become more frequent and it's on to the next expensive new equipment and the cycle repeats. This may also tie into our "New Year's Resolutions", as well. Be honest: if both of these statements have struck a nerve, maybe you need to rethink your fitness game plan.
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...
If you're just starting out with fitness or starting over after an extended break, you might think that jumping in and getting to work right away is the way to go. And, I'd say you are MOSTLY right. Getting help in the beginning, with the right personal training program can make a huge difference for you in all the best ways like saving you time, money and probably your sanity. Not to mention keeping your body safe and injury free! Think about is this way, the same logic can be applied to taking your car to a mechanic. I mean, you COULD fix the problem yourself, given the right tools and proper training but, it would probably cost you way more in the long run. Why wouldn't you just let the pros handle it from the start? They'll explain the problem, give you your options, and get you to Point B as quickly as possible! So, if you're in need of a jumpstart or a re-start, here are a few reasons why the right Personal Training program could be a great fit for you:
Whether you have to travel frequently for work or are simply concerned about maintaining your fitness routine while vacationing, these tips for vacation workouts will arm you for your next trip. Traveling doesn't have to mean derailing your active lifestyle or your hard-earned progress.
With modern conveniences making it possible to live out almost your entire life remotely, it's a wonder any of us can find even one reason to go outside in a day. The one thing you should commit to go out for
Do you want to change your life for the better? One of the best positive changes you can make is to begin an exercise routine. The benefits of routine exercise on the overall health of the human body have long been marked and
Finding the right gym to meet your needs can be challenging. You need something clean with good equipment, a solid personal training program, and the right price, all relatively close to your house or work. To make things a bit more complicated,