1. Staying Motivated on Your Weight Loss Journey

    One common reason people get a gym membership is to lose weight. At Spunk Fitness, we love being a resource for our members looking to lose weight, and we are happy to provide the support, advice, and information you need to change your life. However, there is only so much that we can do to help you lose weight; you need to help yourself. This is easier said than done, because in the face of stres…Read More

  2. Common Kettlebell Mistakes

    Implementing kettlebells into your workout can be a great way to add a full-body workout to your routine that increases strength and resistance. However, as with any equipment in our fitness center, there is a right way and a wrong way to utilize these highly effective weights. At best, you could be wasting your energy on inefficient exercise; at worst, you could cause serious injury to your body.…Read More

  3. Yoga Poses For Before and After Your Workout

    It is important to warm up before a workout and take the time you need to recover from exercise because it takes a toll on your body over time. One way to address both the need to prepare for a workout and to recover from a workout is to do certain yoga poses before and after every workout. Why yoga? Yoga is helpful for both warmup and recovery. For warmup, yoga primes your muscles for exercise, e…Read More

  4. Common Workout Excuses, Debunked

    We have all been there: it is the end of a long day, and after working for hours, plopping down on the couch for the night sounds better than hitting the gym. It is easy to come up with a million excuses not to hit the gym; we have heard them all here at Spunk Fitness! However, as easy as these excuses are to make, they are also easy to poke holes through. Here, we debunk some of the most common e…Read More

  5. Stress-Relieving Exercises

    Stress is incredibly detrimental to your health. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve the stress of your daily life. One such way is through exercise. Exercise is incredibly effective as a method of stress relief because when you exercise, your body releases endorphins, the stress-fighting, mood-elevating hormone. Exercise also provides an outlet through which you can clear your head and focus o…Read More

  6. 3 Signs It Is Time For A Rest Day

    At Spunk Fitness, we love seeing you in our fitness club! However, sometimes, it is better to stay home and take a break. Rest days are a necessary part of fitness because they allow your body adequate time to recover. Here are some signs that you should go ahead and take a rest day: You feel nauseous when you start working out Feeling nauseous during a workout is a fairly common experience, and i…Read More

  7. Common Cardio Myths

    At Spunk Fitness, we are cardio experts. As your favorite local gym, we can help you develop a cardio routine that works for you. However, first you need to understand certain common myths about cardio before you hit the treadmill. MYTH: Focus on cardio over strength training to lose weight. Actually, strength training builds your muscle mass, which in turn increases metabolism and burns fat. The …Read More

  8. 5 Essential Nutrients For Muscle Tone

    When you are trying to increase muscle tone, you must consider both your exercise routine and your nutrition. When it comes to exercise, Spunk Fitness can help! Come into our health club today for exercise tips to build muscle mass. On the nutrition side, here are some nutrients you need to make sure are in your diet: Vitamin C Vitamin C helps with the health of the blood vessels. The blood vessel…Read More

  9. 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

  10. ‘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