Fitness isn’t a destination — it’s a journey. Along the way, you need to have reliable information about exercise, nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle. On this page, you’ll find a number of different articles designed to help you live a healthier, happier life. Whether you need general lifestyle tips or specific information about running, weightlifting, or staying motivated when you’re about to slip into a rut, just look through our archive and you’ll find everything you need. Of course, you can always reach out to a member of Spunk Fitness if you would like more information about anything we discuss in these posts!

  1. 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

  2. 4 Tips for Avoiding Fitness Plateaus

    It just doesn’t make sense. You’ve been doing the same workout that helped you lose the first 15 pounds, but now the scale refuse to budge. The problem with this common scenario might surprise you. You might think hitting a plateau means your body’s getting less efficient at burning calories, when, in fact, it’s getting too efficient! When we challenge our bodies with a new workout at the …Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Why You Need to Enjoy Your Workout

    These days, we have more options than ever for working out. Whether you are a lone treadmill warrior, a diehard yogi, or obsessed with HIIT workouts, it’s important to have a workout that you love and want to continue to do regularly. However, this can be easier said than done. For many people, working out feels like a chore. This feeling is aggravated when the workout of choice is something you…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 7 More Tips For Toning Your Legs Faster

    Everyone wants toned, muscular legs, but not everyone is willing to put in the work for them. If you are one of the few who is willing to step up, you can have the legs of your dreams. If you are feeling impatient, however, there are steps you can take to tone your legs faster. In our previous blog, we started going over ways you can speed up your leg gains; in this blog, we will continue. Get You…Read More

  8. 8 Tips For Toning Your Legs Faster

    If one of your fitness goals is to tone up your legs, you may be impatient to see results. Even if you are never skipping leg day, it could be a while before you feel confident rocking short shorts. If you are eager for your strong, sexy legs to make an appearance come spring, read on for some tips for toning your legs as fast as possible. Focus on Your Lower Body During Every Move Because your lo…Read More

  9. Having a Hard Time Kick-starting Your Journey to Better Health? Take a Fitness Vacation

    The modern lifestyle make it difficult to treat our bodies well. From lack of sleep to long hours sitting at a desk, to limited time for exercise and cooking healthy meals, it seems like life is working against us and our fitness goals. If you’re having difficulty finding time to treat your body right, have you ever considered going on a fitness vacation? We use vacations to get away from the ro…Read More

  10. How to Never Miss Your Morning Workout

    Do you ever wake up in the morning with the intention of working out, but find yourself hitting snooze five times instead? You’re not alone. Motivating yourself out of bed is hard on most days if you aren’t an early bird, and this can be doubly true when you have a fitness class to attend or a jog to go on before you start your day. However, having time in the morning to workout has many benef…Read More