February 2020

Heart Health and Fitness


For over ten years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the world for both men and women. Eighty percent of the deaths caused by heart disease can be prevented. Heart disease occurs when blocked or narrowed blood vessels lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or stroke. It is related to [...]

Heart Health and Fitness2020-02-02T11:17:03+00:00

October 2019

FAT – It’s Not All Bad


Type the word “fat” into your search bar. Thousands of articles dedicated to the dreaded word will pop up. As a fitness, nutrition and medical world buzz word, "FAT" elicits a strong negative response. You need to lose fat! Stop eating so many fatty foods! To be on a truly healthy path of life, shouldn't [...]

FAT – It’s Not All Bad2019-10-25T13:08:42+00:00

September 2019

Five Unhealthy Habits


Getting healthy is not a quick fix. Staying on track is a lifelong endeavor. Avoid these five common habits that will sabotage your own success. Drinking your Calories Many of us are so accustomed to sweet flavors that we automatically gravitate toward sodas, juices, and flavored coffees. These drinks are full of sugar and unnecessary [...]

Five Unhealthy Habits2019-09-17T20:49:27+00:00

It’s all in the glutes!


Athletic success, injury prevention and more Most athletes have well-developed, powerful gluteal muscles. Sprinting, pushing, jumping, punching, most rotational movements, and most movements involving the lower body require strong and powerful gluteal muscles. The Purpose of the Glutes Gluteal muscles are responsible for: standing up. pushing through the ground as in a jump or sprint. [...]

It’s all in the glutes!2019-09-09T11:00:51+00:00

August 2019

Four Mistakes that Hurt Recovery


Being consistent with workouts is a critical factor in making progress. If you are consistent and thorough with workouts but don’t see progress, there may be another problem. It will not matter if these workouts are the perfect routine for strength, power, hypertrophy or endurance, there is still no guarantee you will recover from these [...]

Four Mistakes that Hurt Recovery2019-08-19T23:06:05+00:00

Importance of Muscles and Strength Training


While losing weight and keeping it off is a starting point, building muscle mass should also be a top priority on your fitness journey. More muscle allows for more calories burned and higher metabolism, the keys to reducing body fat.  Strength training is an integral part of a balanced exercise routine. It isn't just about [...]

Importance of Muscles and Strength Training2019-08-05T09:57:20+00:00

July 2019

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?


Summer is the time to soak in some rays and get a healthy dose of Vitamin D to store for the winter months ahead.  How do you get Vitamin D safely without risking a sunburn? What if you live in the city? Why is it important? What happens if you don't get enough?  How much [...]

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?2019-07-23T12:38:38+00:00

Heart Rate, Heart GREAT!


When you exercise, you get your heart pumping. Have you ever reached that level where you feel like your heart's going to beat out of your chest? Can your heart beat too fast or too slow and if so what does that mean?  What's normal when it comes to your heart rate and why does [...]

Heart Rate, Heart GREAT!2019-07-09T09:16:00+00:00

June 2019

Workout … at Work!


Are you one of the 86% of Americans that sit at a desk all day? Sitting all day is terrible for your overall health. The risk for obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and muscular-skeletal disorders is increased, even if you work out regularly.  This is not a PSA to quit your office job, but rather [...]

Workout … at Work!2019-06-24T16:05:04+00:00

Are You Under Recovering?


Overtraining By now, we’ve all grown pretty familiar with the term "overtraining." Fitness coaches are typically more concerned about getting clients to work harder than worrying about them working too hard. However, it’s a common thing for athletes and bodybuilders to overtrain. Overtraining can result in a plethora of issues that, along with making you [...]

Are You Under Recovering?2019-06-12T18:23:45+00:00