1. Why You Should Try A Fitness Class

    We’ve all been there: you know you should workout, but you are dreading another dull hour on the treadmill. More often than not, if this is your attitude, you will decide to stay at home on the couch instead. Fortunately, there are many ways to spice up your workout routine and increase your motivation. One such way is to implement this is to try a group fitness class. Many people are resistant …Read More

  2. Monitoring Your Heart Rate to Get the Most out of Gym Sessions

    Heart-rate monitoring is a time-tested method to make sure you’re getting the maximum cardio-respiratory benefits from your fitness center workouts. The main objective is to stay within your pre-determined target heart rate zone for the duration of your chosen activity. If you’ve never used this method to gauge the intensity of your workouts, there’s no better time to start than now. Here’…Read More

  3. Balancing the 3 Aspects of Fitness in Your Personal Routine

    If you’re new to ‘doing’ fitness, it can be hard to know where to start. Showing up at the fitness gym is the first step, but then what? Without hiring a personal trainer to accompany your workout sessions at the health club, how else can you know where to start? Here are some basics to planning and implementing your own fitness routine. The ultimate goal of a personal fitness routine is a b…Read More

  4. Hydration & Exercise: How Much Water Do You Really Need?

    Everyone agrees that hydration is an important aspect of health – water makes up more than half your body weight, and can be found in every cell of your body. What’s not as agreed on is how much water you should be drinking on a daily basis. The old standard says everyone should drink at least 6, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. More recently, experts advise dividing your body weight in half an…Read More

  5. Slam Balls: The ‘New’ Ultimate Gym Cardio & Strength Routine

    Medicine balls are a common accessory at most fitness clubs, but if you look closely, you’ll start noticing a slightly different type of exercise ball that packs a heavier workout punch: the slam ball. So what makes a slam ball any different than a medicine ball? Like medicine balls, slam balls are designed for adding weight to traditional calisthenics, but they’re also heavier. Although medic…Read More

  6. The Benefits of HIIT Workouts

    High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, workouts are very popular right now. This rigorous exercise technique involves quick bursts of exercise followed by brief recovery periods. The idea behind it is to create a need for more oxygen post-workout, which creates Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), burning more fat and calories for hours after you leave the gym. Speed up metabolism T…Read More

  7. How To Exercise More Often

    You may find it difficult to incorporate exercise into your routine, but it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Exercising more can elevate your mood, improve your sleep, and make you feel better in general. Here are our exercise tips for getting out and moving more: Find the right exercise. When you hate exercising, it is not going to be easy to fit into your routine. Finding something that suit…Read More

  8. Stretching: When and How to Do It

    Should you stretch before a workout? After a workout? Do you really need to stretch at all? There are diverse opinions when it comes to stretching, but the general consensus is: yes, yes, and yes. Stretching is not just for elite athletes, or those who frequent fitness clubs. Everyone can benefit from stretching because it keeps the muscles flexible and lengthened, reduces the force to joints, pre…Read More

  9. Finding the Perfect Workout Partner

    Some people prefer to workout alone, and don’t need much outside motivation to commit to getting fitter. Many others, especially those who are joining a fitness center for the first time, can have a hard time sticking with a routine once the initial enthusiasm wears off. Finding a friend to workout with can provide the perfect solution if you need help with motivation and prefer social activity.…Read More

  10. 5 Tips for Safer, More Efficient Running Form

    One of the things about running that most appeals to those beginning their fitness journey is how little training it takes. Individuals of just about any fitness level can start running outside or on a fitness center treadmill since, next to walking, it’s one of the most natural movements your body makes. There’s no right or wrong way to do it…or is there? In many cases, your body will just …Read More