1. 4 Tips for Making the Most out of a Personal Training Session

    If you’re new to working out or have a specific goal you’d like to have a professional help you reach, a personal trainer can be a great resource to take advantage of. Joining a fitness center is one of the best ways to find personal trainers to work with, but after you’ve found the one that’s right for you and enrolled for a certain number of sessions, what next? Showing up is a start, bu…Read More

  2. Burn the Bird: 5 Reasons to Run a Turkey Trot 5K This Thanksgiving

    The average Thanksgiving dinner packs a whopping 3,000 calories, including 229 grams of fat. With the additional 1,500 or so calories from pre-dinner and post-dinner snacks and drinks, the day’s total damage usually lands somewhere around 4,500 calories. That’s more than twice the average daily calorie intake for an adult and 3.5 times more than the recommended calories from fat (45%). Thanksg…Read More

  3. Which is the Better Way to Run: By Minutes, or Miles?

    When it comes to running, there are different ways to train. For instance, if you’re mostly focused on getting in a cardio workout, you might set the treadmill at the fitness gym for 20 to 30 minutes and call it good. On the other hand, if you’re training for an event, it might be more important to reach a certain mileage by race day; or, if you’re working on speed, a certain number of inter…Read More

  4. New Fitness Tech for October 2017: The Fitbit Ionic

    Wearable fitness tracking devices have become a convenient and popular way for many people to keep themselves accountable for making all-around changes to their health. Since the first of these fitness trackers (the Nike+ iPod) appeared about a decade ago, many companies, including well-known Fitbit, have continued to crank out new models and ever-advancing technology to help gym-goers get the mos…Read More

  5. Tips for Becoming a Health “Foodie”

    “Foodie” is a term often used for people who are obsessed with their food, seeking out new food experiences almost as a hobby. Whether creating their own delectable culinary dishes or scouting out the best restaurants and chefs, modern foodies also like to take pictures of their meals and post them on social media —eliciting eye-rolling responses from many of their friends (and mouth-waterin…Read More

  6. October is Spinal Health Month: Tips for Taking Care of Your Back

    It’s so easy to take our backs for granted, but this collection of muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and disks provides a great deal of support, flexibility, and strength to the rest of the body. It’s also one of the areas that’s most very vulnerable to injuries ­—statistics show that at least 80% of the population will have a back problem or injury at some point. Since October is Spinal…Read More

  7. How to Adjust Your Eating Plan When You’re Injured

    No matter how careful you are to use proper form, stretch, foam roll, and exercise within your limits, minor injuries will happen from time to time. While it can be discouraging to feel like you’re losing ground with your fitness during recovery, the way you handle your nutrition can make the difference between slight losses to fitness and major setbacks from weight gain. First, it may be necess…Read More

  8. Dynamic vs. Static Stretching: What’s the Difference?

    We’re told that stretching is good for us – it lengthens the muscles we constrict during weight-lifting sessions; it improves our range of motion and flexibility, and it reduces our overall risk of getting injured. But, in the fitness community, there’s plenty of debate about when to stretch, how to stretch, and which type of stretching is best. To clear up any confusion and learn how to max…Read More

  9. 5 Surprising Foods and Beverages That Are Harming Your Health

    If you’re working towards a weight loss goal by counting your calories, meal prepping, and working out regularly at the fitness center, you probably spend a lot of time analyzing ingredient labels. But some things we eat and drink tend to pass by this radar, probably because we think of them as health foods, or, at the very least, not as harmful as foods that are higher in calories from fat or s…Read More

  10. 3 More Excuses for Not Workout Out – And How to Beat Them

    If we were to compile a list of the most common excuses for not working out, a lack of time, energy, or a workout buddy would probably be near the top. Here are three more excuses you might have used for not making it to the fitness center more frequently, and how to keep them from sabotaging your health and weight loss goals. #1: I’m too embarrassed to go to the fitness center. If you’re just…Read More