Category: Fitness

Why Would You Want To Set Up Your Home Gym?

Set Up Your Home Gym

As a personal trainer, I hear a lot of my clients say that they would love to set up a home workout space, followed by a list of reasons why it hasn’t happened yet.  Why does it sound like such a great idea, but they haven’t done it yet?  The few clients who have done so are very happy that they have this great space to workout at home whenever they want to! (more…)

How Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

How Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight

What is Yoga?

Yoga has been around long before gym classes and exercise videos. The word “Yoga” comes from an ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and is interpreted to mean “union”. Through the union of mind, body, and spirit, a person is in harmony with himself and his surroundings. Traditionally, this is achieved through meditation, breathing, and movement, three pillars of yoga. (more…)

10 Minute Time Crunch Workout You Can Do Anywhere

10 minute workout

If You Only Have Ten Minutes, Do This

There goes the day again! No exercise, ate too much at lunch, feeling kind of cranky, and you just want to sit down on the couch and watch TV. Sound familiar? If you say “yes”, you are not alone. You just need to shift your attitude towards exercising and ditch the “all-or-none” mindset. (more…)

Easy Stretches For Beginners

Stretching after a workout helps to reduce muscle soreness and increases your blood circulation. These are some great stretches you can do if you are a beginner.

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Flexibility Training For Beginners

flexibility training for beginners

Why do we care about flexibility training for beginners?  Flexibility is defined as “the quality of bending easily without breaking.” Visualize a new tree limb bending and “stretching”, but not snapping. Our muscles are designed to do the same, without becoming injured, or overstretched.  Beginners, or people who are new to fitness and stretching, often just need some guidance so that they properly perform stretches to get the desired results. (more…)

How Can Exercise Prevent Or Treat Osteoporosis?

How Can Exercise Prevent Or Treat Osteoporosis?

Let’s face it, your bones hold up your body, all 206 of them! They provide the structural framework for your connective tissue to attach to, protect your internal organs (i.e. think of your ribs), store calcium, produce blood cells, and aid muscles in movement. Pretty amazing when you stop and think about it. As children, we were all taught to drink lots of milk “for strong bones”. As adults, the fear of osteoporosis, a serious bone disease, creeps in as we age, and rightly so. (more…)

Why Planks Are Not Giving You Results

Why Planks Are Not Giving You Results
Why the plank?

The plank is one of the best exercises for targeting your core, is easily modifiable for different fitness levels or injuries, and doesn’t take long to measure improvement. Just about anyone can do some variation of it, it can be done virtually anywhere indoors or outdoors, it requires no equipment, and it is effective. There are so many plank variations, that it won’t get boring any time soon.  With all of these great reasons to do the plank, why do some people find that they are not getting results? (more…)