1. 7 Pre & Post-Workout Summer Skin Care Tips

    As you prepare for a workout or throw your stuff together after completing a tough circuit at the fitness center, taking good care of your skin is probably the last thing on your mind – but it’s important. Working out, especially in the dry summer heat, can wreak havoc on your skin in ways that show up now and for years to come. As you spend time making your body healthy, use these skin care t…Read More

  2. Is Your Gym Partner Helping or Hurting You? Check These 3 Things

    Half the battle of getting into shape is finding the motivation to establish new habits like eating healthier and working out regularly at the fitness center. Many people have found that the best way to get that extra push of motivation is a workout partner: someone who is there to sweat, cry, laugh, and groan about DOMS with you, while encouraging you along the way.   Gym partners can be a g…Read More

  3. National Sun Safety Week: Protect Your Skin During Summer Workouts

    Summer is a great time to take our workouts outside and spend some time soaking up the sunshine. While the sun’s rays provide much of our body’s supply of Vitamin D, they also deliver an unhealthy dose of harmful radiation that can lead to signs of aging and, even worse, skin cancer.   The Sun Safety Alliance has designated June 5th through the 11th as National Sun Safety Week – a time …Read More

  4. How to Find A Workout You Love

    In our last blog, we went over why it is important to love your workout. Now that you know WHY you should love your workout, you are probably wondering HOW to find one you love. Of course, because there is such a cornucopia of choices out there for you, you might be struggling to decide where to start. Here are some tips for finding the right workout for you to fall in love with. Try Something Ne…Read More

  5. The Good and Bad of Social Media and Your Exercise Habits

    Social media is an important part of our lives in the 21st century. Nearly every activity we do has become tied to it in some way, including exercise. For example, many of us use socially-networked apps to log workouts at the fitness center, regularly post our fitness tracker stats to Facebook, or take pictures of ourselves after a sweaty workout for the benefit of Instagram. Socially media can be…Read More

  6. What is Intuitive Training and How Can it Improve My Results?

    Imagine this scenario: you’re stiff and sore from yesterday’s lower-body work during your fitness gym session, you think you might have tweaked something in your lower back, and you didn’t sleep well. Despite these warning signs, you agree to your friend’s invitation to check out a new killer boot camp class after work. Does this sound like someone who’s listening to their body? Of cours…Read More

  7. Are You Making These 4 Common Post-Workout Mistakes?

    Getting to the fitness center is the first step. Then you need to make it through the workout. That’s all you need to do to see results, right? Well, not exactly. What you do immediately after your workouts can also impact how quickly you recover, and the fitness results you see. Avoid these four common post-workout mistakes, and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your fitness gym sessions.…Read More

  8. A New Fitness Trend for 2017: Crawling & Movement

    Every year we see something new in the fitness world, or at least something old that’s been re-stylized and given a new name. One of those things is the “crawling” trend. Could crawling replace the plank? The current take on crawling for exercise is credited to Tim Anderson’s 2011 book Becoming Bulletproof and his fitness company, Original Strength. Anderson and others suggest that the fir…Read More

  9. #Restdays: What’s Your Rest and Recovery Day Routine?

    One of the fitness trends for 2017 might surprise you: more rest. ACSM survey statistics show trainers are placing a greater emphasis on balancing intense training with recovery, massage, and stretching, while analysts are tracking an increasing use of the hashtag “restday” on social media. After hopping on HIIT workout trend, many people are realizing their bodies need a little more R&R b…Read More

  10. Before You Go: 5 Moves to Get Straight Before You Start a Fitness Program

    It's the beginning of the year. For many of us, this means a renewal of those long-neglected promises to make fitness a priority. Even if you used to be a regular at the gym, it's easy to forget the important things that can make or break your success (and your safety). Follow these 5 moves --whether again, or for the first time -- before you go for your goals. #1: Get (a) Physical. This doesn't m…Read More