What’s The Calorie Cost Of Eating That Junk Food?

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A lot of times, we go for a walk, or work out in the gym, and have no real idea as to how many calories we just burned. While I am not a huge advocate of counting every calorie that you eat all day long, I do think that a little awareness goes a long way.  The same goes for what you chow down on after a workout, or, even if you haven’t worked out, but want to grab something quick. (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…)

Dispel These 5 Fitness Myths

Dispel These 5 Fitness Myths

As a personal trainer, if I had a dollar for every time that I heard someone say that women don’t want to bulk up, so they don’t want to lift weights, I would be laughing all the way to the bank.  There is no shortage of health and fitness myths that, unless you take a little time to read about them, you simply just believe that they are true.  Here are a few common myths.  Perhaps you have heard some or all of these.  Maybe you are a believer, and after reading this article, you will change your mind. (more…)

Is It Time To Get Back To Your Paleo Roots?

Is It Time To Get Back To Your Paleo Roots?

Many of you have heard of the “Paleo Diet”, but a lot of people wonder what it is all about. Let’s unravel the mystery behind why it is so popular. As the name alone implies, it is a way of eating that dates back to the way that our caveman ancestors ate a long time ago, more specifically, about 2.5 million years ago! (more…)

Pros and Cons of Going Gluten-Free

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Walk down the aisles in the grocery store these days, and you will notice gluten free products on the shelves, especially in the pasta section.  Gluten-free recipes are readily available online and in print.  Many cities also have gluten-free bakeries and gluten-free items on menus. Why all the hype about going gluten-free?  Do we all need to avoid gluten, as some people would recommend? (more…)

Fitness Is A Choice

Fitness is a choice

Fitness is a choice! That’s great news, right? We hear all the time about the actors who work out and how much weight they lose, or how great they look in a swimsuit. Sometimes you kind of wonder, do they choose fitness, or does fitness actually choose them? (more…)