Bootcamp, kettlebells, pilates, yoga, weight training. There are so many ways to exercise, it’s hard to know how to get started or which one will lead to success with your wellness goals. But last week, I read a story about the oldest man alive, a Bolivian peasant, Carmelo Flores Laura. When asked what his secret to longevity was, he replied, “I walk a lot, that’s all.”
Juggling a busy schedule that consists of 40-60 hours in the office, home, life, kid, and animal responsibilities (if you have them) is enough to deter anybody from squeezing in gym time/workout time. However, that does not mean that you are doomed from being healthy.
Hi Everyone! I’m going to discuss why you should be lifting weights, TODAY, not tomorrow. Are you stuck in a rut at the gym, tired of sweating all over your stair master, while the scale doesn’t move a decimal? Grab a kettlebell, TRX, dumbbell or barbell! Pumping iron burns 40% more fat and expedites your metabolism, so you can stand in front of the mirror nakie, and not screech in terror!
This month in my blog I am going to get a little personal. As a trainer and nutritionist I always get my workouts in, and 90% of the time I have a great nutritional balance. I know you all think that trainers are a 100% all the time but its not true. Even if they tell you that, its not true. No one can be 100% all the time. Anyway...
Whether you are an aspiring athlete or just someone looking to improve your health, you have probably heard about target heart rate zone training. This article takes a look at what target heart rate zone training is, outlines methods of how to find your target heart rate, and explains why it is an important consideration when starting or continuing a healthy exercise routine.
I am going to tell you all about something readily present to all moving organisms, but a like a visually stunning insect, is often overlooked. I am talking about the pot-o-gold, the unicorn, the Lucky Charms of movement. Indeed, I am talking about the…. TRANSVERSE PLANE OF MOTION! What is this transverse plane you ask? Well to understand the most neglected and challenging plane of motion, you must understand the other main two.
It is important to set exercise and wellness goals when you are beginning/maintaining your fitness journey. Make sure they are attainable and measurable! When creating goals, thing about your time commitment and your starting fitness level. You and your best friend or workout buddy might have completely different schedules and you may have more experience than he/she.
The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.
Making the decision to get healthy and fit is just part of the battle. Then comes sticking to a workout routine, learning how to eat right, and staying motivated. Calorie-counting and weight-loss tracking have become simpler thanks to mobile apps that provide instant access to important information and help you monitor your progress over time. Here are a few apps to keep you fit.