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Top 5 Common Bench Press Mistakes To Avoid

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Top 5 Common Bench Press Mistakes To Avoid

Set Yourself up for Bench Press Success by Avoiding These 5 Common Mistakes Bench presses are one of the most powerful upper-body workouts on the planet. If you’re looking to build bigger chest and shoulder muscles, you’ll want to incorporate bench presses into your workout routine. Although there are dozens of different upper-body exercises, nothing […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Exercise Program

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The Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Exercise Program

Start Your New Fitness Lifestyle Off Right With These Tips and Guidelines So you’ve decided it’s time to start exercising. Congratulations on making one of the most important decisions you can make for your health and fitness! It takes courage to decide to start a fitness program when you are a beginner, and you should […]

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Benefits of Kettlebell Training Exercises

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Benefits of Kettlebell Training Exercises

Swing Your Way to Strength and Power with Kettlebell Training Exercises! What is Kettlebell Training? Perhaps you noticed mysterious objects looking like cannonballs with handles cropping up all around your gym and wondered what was up. No, they’re not super-heavy spoutless tea kettles: they are kettlebells, and when you know how to handle them, they […]

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Decoding How Body Fat Affects You

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Decoding How Body Fat Affects You

Not All Body Fat Is Created Equal Not all body fat is created equal, let’s be clear on that. Some is essential to bodily functions. Adipose tissue, or body fat, helps regulate body temperature, cushions, protects and insulates organs and tissues. As well, it is the main form of the body’s energy storage. Two types […]

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Gym Etiquette 101: What You Should Know

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Gym Etiquette 101: What You Should Know

Be A Good Gym Citizen by Following These 5 Simple Rules of Etiquette The last thing you want when you’re at the gym is a sweaty jacked dude all up in your face, upset that you didn’t re-rack your weights. Just kidding, it’s very rare something like that would happen, but to create the best […]

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Strength Training Tips for Seniors

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Strength Training Tips for Seniors

Strength Training for Seniors Can Slow Down and Even Reverse Some Effects of Aging Physiological changes due to the aging process are often taken to be a necessary evil of growing older. However, research has shown that exercise, especially strength training, can slow down and even reverse some effects of the march of time. Many […]

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Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

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Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Correct Diastasis Recti and Mommy Belly with Core Exercises Many new moms get fed up with their post-natal fitness plan. In spite of the best intentions, lots of hard work, and endless abdominal workouts, the stubborn belly bulge won’t budge. The underlying cause may be a common condition that no amount of crunches can fix: […]

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Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

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Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night’s panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts. And especially will […]

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How to Improve Cardiovascular Endurance

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How to Improve Cardiovascular Endurance

Why Improve Cardiovascular Endurance? Cardiovascular endurance is the most important element in any fitness program, as aerobic exercise is basically strength training for your heart. A strong heart will not only help prevent a number of health problems, but it can essentially help add years to your life! Here’s how to improve cardiovascular endurance to […]

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Battling Ropes Training

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Battling Ropes Training

Battling Ropes: What They can do for Your Training As a trainer, I am always looking for different ways to help my clients and group participants reach their goals. Sometimes it includes bodyweight only exercises, and sometimes it includes the use of equipment. Every time it includes keeping them interested with constantly changing workouts, not […]

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Planning for Your Health & Fitness Needs in 2015

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Planning for Your Health & Fitness Needs in 2015

10 Keys to Planning for Your Health and Fitness Needs in 2015 Being proactive beats reacting every time. With the healthcare law already in effect and our nation’s level of fitness deteriorating with each passing year, I thought it important to highlight 10 keys to planning for the year ahead. I am evaluating what it […]

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5 Keys For A Successful Workout Program

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5 Keys For A Successful Workout Program

Is Your Workout Program Really Working? This may seem like a trivial question. After all, your program is either working or it is not. There are many ways we quantify whether or not we are heading in the right direction. Sometimes it is as simple as hopping on the scale, or taking out the measuring […]

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High Intensity Interval Training Routines

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High Intensity Interval Training Routines

Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training So often we are told the key to success in the gym is resistance training, steady state cardio, and a good nutrition plan.  Here is the thing, I love weight training and look forward to it.  I am not opposed to following a nutrition plan that allots the correct […]

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Maintaining Your Health and Fitness During Finals

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Maintaining Your Health and Fitness During Finals

Maintaining Your Health and Fitness During Finals Written by Karen Jashinsky in collaboration with Tracey Bakun It’s marked by empty coffee cups, hours of note-skimming and late-night cram sessions with interludes of snacking: its finals season. As many college students agree, it is one of the most stressful periods of the semester. Students are pressured […]

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