Fitness & Wellness Blog

Inspiring Stories

March 31, 2015

Do you use other people’s inspiring weight loss stories to fuel your own efforts?  If not, you should.  Weight loss is a difficult journey to forgo alone.  Having others to inspire and motivate you, even if you have never met them, can make all the difference.  It’s important to never look at another person’s weight … Keep Reading »

Become Friends With Your Scale

March 30, 2015

Many people view the scale as their enemy.  From anxiety to fear, it’s common to feel negative emotions before stepping on the scale.  This negative mindset can impede your weight loss success.  Rather than fearing your scale, try changing your perspective.  The scale is a great tool for measuring and monitoring your weight.  Even if … Keep Reading »

Strong Abs

March 27, 2015

Have you ever struggled with toning your lower abdominal muscles?  If so, try this great move to target your lower abs.  Start by hanging from a bar so that your feet are not touching the ground and your arms are fully extended.  Tighten your core and slowly lift your knees up to your chest and … Keep Reading »

The Truth Behind Juicing

March 26, 2015

Detox juices are popping up everywhere lately. You can find bottled juices in the grocery store, you can find fresh juices being served at juice bars, and you can even make your own juice at home. This juicing phenomena promises exceptional results like improved mental focus, increased energy, incredible weight loss, and better health. The … Keep Reading »

Treadmill Plank

March 25, 2015

If the basic plank has become pretty easy for you, try turning it up a notch by doing a treadmill plank. Start by setting your treadmill to 1-2 mph. Walk behind the treadmill and place your hands on the edges of the treadmill so they are not touching the moving belt. Get into a good … Keep Reading »

Descending Sets

March 24, 2015

A great method for increasing your strength and burning more fat is to complete descending sets during your strength training routine. To properly do this, you want to start with a high number of reps and then decrease your reps with each set as you go along. For example: Try doing a circuit of squats, … Keep Reading »

Tone Your Triceps

March 10, 2015

The triceps (or back of the arms) can be a difficult area to tone.  Try this effective move to tone and tighten your triceps for springtime.  Start by grabbing a pair of 5-8 lb dumbbells or by grabbing one larger 10-16 lb dumbbell.  You may find that using one dumbbell is more comfortable to hold … Keep Reading »

Overcome Mindless Eating

March 6, 2015

Bad habits do not occur overnight.  We usually spend years building up bad habits until they just seem normal.  Mindless eating is one of those habits that is so difficult to identify after years of practice.  You can overcome mindless eating by following these tips:  Start by keeping a food journal to record not only … Keep Reading »

Killer Abs

March 5, 2015

By now, you know that there are a plethora of plank variations that strengthen and tone your abs.  If you want to turn your ab workout up a notch, try adding a stability ball to your plank routine.  The ball will add an element of instability which will force your abdominal muscles to work that … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Attitude Towards Fitness

March 4, 2015

Do you wish you had a better attitude when it comes to fitness? They say that attitude is everything and that it can even make or break your success.  Luckily, there are a few simple techniques for improving your perspective on exercise.  Start by becoming a dedicated student.  If you become curious and you try … Keep Reading »

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