Some people are risk takers and some are not. Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality. Are you a risk taker? It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was. My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding. Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not? Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'? Bam...
The key to being the best that you can be is preplanning. Don’t just go through life by the seat of your pants. Strategize.
Book your exercise sessions like they are mandatory meetings. You will be mentally prepared to workout at your scheduled times.
Plan your routine based on the amount of time you have available. If you only have 20 minutes, maybe work on speed training. If you have more time, maybe focus on slow and steady distance. When strength training, give muscle groups 72 hours to recover.
Make a grocery list before you go food shopping. Stick to the list.
Like many fitness enthusiasts, I utilize outdoor running for a good portion of my cardio training.
There are so many benefits to running on the street, paved paths, or nature trails. I enjoy the sights and sounds of being outdoors. I also like running with a natural and free range of motion that indoor machines don't quite offer. The topography of the land adds automatic incline and decline challenges without pressing a button. The outdoor setting also allows me to enjoy another hobby simultaneously: Bird Watching.
Another workout down for my client Melisa. Half way through, in her exhausted state of being she managed to tell me she loves working out.. She said she used to hate it when she was younger because it "hurt." She started a little less than a month ago and is already down 12 lbs and 13 total inches.Everything disappears when I'm working out. All the stress of my day is gone in an instant and the only thing i can think about is what im doing right here and now.
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood and self confidence in that little black dress to improving your sex life and even work life, exercise is a great way to improve your overall experience on a day to day basis.
Last night as I watched our Olympians race my thoughts went behind the scenes. Their drive, what they give up - but most importantly what makes them different from the rest of us. I believe it takes heart and an amazing amount of support. The majority of our Olympic athletes are the youth of today. Not seasoned college athletes who turned pro. Some of their stories are really amazing. One athlete races for himself and his handicapped brother. Our female snowboarder is deathly afraid of heights.
Good Afternoon! Today I would like to talk about High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT, as it’s called in the fitness world). HIIT, when added to your workout program, is the best way to blast fat away. The top athletes in the world train using HIIT methods in order to maximize oxygen consumption, burn calories, and become as lean as possible. To get a better understanding of what HIIT is, let’s just break down the term: