1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. ‘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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Gym Equipment Series: The Cable Trainer

    Among the many pieces of equipment that tend to intimidate even long-time fitness gym users is the cable trainer. At first glance, this frame with cables, pulleys, and attachments can give the impression it’s complicated and difficult to use, when in fact, neither is true. After gaining a little background knowledge of how to use the machine, and what kinds of exercises it’s good for, you’ll…Read More

  10. The Proper Form For A Sit Up

    Sit ups are a well-known move used in the workout routines of military men, body builders, and everyday fitness center enthusiasts. One of the greatest advantages of the sit up is its ability to tone and sculpt the muscles of the rectus abdominus – otherwise known as the “six pack.” It also works the transverse abdominus, hip flexors, and rectus femoris located in the quads. While doing sit …Read More