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Skinny or Toned? The difference between dieting and cardio and WEIGHTLIFTING, dieting, and cardio is the difference between skinny mush and a lean, toned body. Weightlifting with a certain intensity will add definition to your body and increase your metabolism. To simply lose weight, one must eat less and move more. So, after you've plateaued, do you move even more OR eat even less? There's only so much time in your day and only so little you can eat. That's a tough decision. What if you could eat MORE, do MORE, and look BETTER? Here's where weightlifting comes in...

Those wonderful lines that slowly appear giving our faces the distinguished, “I’m 40 plus,” look. Skin starting to lose elasticity, joints that are more susceptible to injury and the predisposition for storing fat easier are just a few of the wonderful benefits that come along with the aging process. Due to this ever-changing process and being more susceptible to injury, we definitely need to know which aspects of exercise are going to be more beneficial for us as we age.

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.

In this day and age, health, wellness and fitness are around every corner. It can be overwhelming to sort through so many companies and options to know what isn't going to end in just another failed New Year's Resolution. If you have decided that today is the start to a healthier, more fit you, then you may be overwhelmed with all the options out there to make that a reality. There are at home programs, fitness centers and gyms, group workouts and personal training, to name just a few. The second decision that you will need to make is which one is right for you.

Did you know you can boost your exercise and training results by adding strength training to your workout routine? While any exercise is better than doing none at all, adding strength training to your routine will burn more calories, long after the workout is complete. Why is that? Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat, even at rest. And for those of you worried about “bulking up too much”, worry not. You control all of that through the workouts and weights you choose to do and lift.

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:

There are hundreds of thousands of different ways to move your body, get fit, and stay in shape. Like fashion, fitness has trends and fads that cycle through the collective consciousness. Let's take a look at the top three Fitness Trends that have people excited to work out this year!

Many people begin a new physical fitness training program with one goal in mind: weight control. Whether it is weight-loss or weight-gain centered, their program is in place to control their weight one way or another. Oftentimes, people who engage in

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