1. Precision Running: Take the Dread out of Treadmill Workouts

    Even in the motivational atmosphere of a lively fitness center, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your workout routine – especially when it comes to the treadmill. If you’re just getting started, running for a certain amount of time can be enough of a challenge, but as your cardiovascular fitness improves and running gets easier, your workouts should get harder. This is where many of us f…Read More

  2. Tips for Avoiding Fall Weight Gain

    A study conducted in 2000 revealed that Americans gain an average 1.5 pounds between two key holidays – Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While this isn’t too surprising, the trend can start as early as September or October if you’re tempted by sugary seasonal treats like pumpkin spice lattes, baked apple pies, Halloween candy, and warm comfort foods like casseroles and pastas. Combine an i…Read More

  3. How Much Weight Do You Need to Lose?

    Do you think you need to lose weight? When asked this question, most would say yes and even throw out a number – 10 pounds, 50 pounds, 100 pounds. Acknowledging the need to lose weight is an important first step to improving both health and fitness, but what is it based on –actual need, or appearances? Influenced by images in the media, many people get the wrong impression they need to weigh l…Read More

  4. Dreading That Tough Workout? Here Are 7 Mental Techniques to Help You Push Through

    Often the biggest battle when it comes to getting fit isn’t the one with your body – it’s the one in your head. No matter how motivated, everyone has those days when merely showing up for an early-morning or late-night workout at the fitness center is an accomplishment. Instead of phoning it in the next time you feel defeated before you even start, try one of these motivation techniques and …Read More

  5. Are Your Exercising Too Much? Look for These Signs

    Most people have a hard time finding motivation to make it to the fitness center, but some struggle with the opposite problem – spending too much time there. Exercise is great for you, but, like many other great things in life (like dessert), it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. Our bodies need one to two days of rest a week, and if you’ve been putting in extremely intense workouts…Read More

  6. Dealing with DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

    Whether you’re trying something new or just getting back into your pre-summer fitness gym routine, be prepared to deal with some muscle soreness. For newbies and seasoned athletes alike, delayed onset muscle soreness (shortened to DOMS) comes with the territory of improving fitness. Setting in 24 to 48 hours after a workout, this is the ‘good’ pain referred to in the overused slogan “no pa…Read More

  7. Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

    You have been working your butt off (or trying to, at least), but that number on the scale still won’t budge. Though this can be disheartening, don’t give up now! All that means is that it is time to reassess your fitness plan and pinpoint exactly what is preventing your weight loss. Here are some possible reasons you could be hitting a plateau: You aren’t drinking enough water Staying well-…Read More

  8. ‘Real’ Fuel: The Best Foods to Eat Before Your Workouts

    The food you eat or don’t eat before your workouts at the fitness gym can have a tremendous impact on how you feel and how well you perform. Fitness experts still debate whether fasted workouts allow the body to burn more fat as fuel, but there is no doubt that your energy level will suffer — especially if you plan to work out intensely. The bottom line is that failing to eat before a morning …Read More

  9. First Mud Run This Summer? Start Preparing Now

    Mud run events lure hundreds of thousands of people into slippery, slimy obstacle courses every year. Their unique mix of fun, exertion, and absurdity seems to appeal to a diverse crowd that ranges from athletic to very out-of-shape. Preparing for this type of event can provide just the motivation some people need to make fitness a priority. On the other hand, mud runs can be a harsh wake-up call …Read More

  10. Surprising Benefits Of Regular Exercise

    Everyone knows the more obvious benefits of working out regularly: you can lose weight and keep it off, build muscle tone, and improve your overall health. However, there are many benefits that come from regular exercise of which not everyone is aware. Below, we have composed a list of unexpected health benefits that come with exercising regularly. Regular exercise: Reduces stress Many people do n…Read More