Fitness & Wellness Blog

Change Your Self Perception

September 15, 2015

Oftentimes, we get caught up in thinking negatively about ourselves.  Our thought patterns have a profound effect on our outcomes.  If you consistently think of yourself as being fat, unsuccessful, un-athletic, or not good enough, those thoughts will keep you trapped in that reality.  When trying to change behavior patterns, it’s essential that you see … Keep Reading »

The Power of “I Can”

September 14, 2015

How often do you tell yourself that you “can’t do something”?  The term “I can’t” is a very powerful statement and will absolutely prevent you from achieving greatness.  When you tell yourself that you can’t do something, you’re basically just giving up.  You may have heard the quote, “Whether you think you can or can’t, … Keep Reading »

Dangers of Sugar

September 9, 2015

For the past 30 years, America has pointed to fat as the culprit for chronic disease and illness.  Just recently, we are learning that our increasing obsession with sugar is what is killing us.  Sugar actually acts like poison and harms our bodies when consumed in high quantities.  The average American eats 70 pounds of … Keep Reading »

Thinking Habits Result in Weight Gain

September 8, 2015

You may think that both eating and exercise habits are the only factors that have an effect on your weight.  However, as the study of psychology progresses, researchers are learning more and more about how our thinking patterns can have a major impact on our bodies.  Researchers have found that just thinking of oneself as … Keep Reading »

Tone Your Shoulders

September 4, 2015

It’s important to strengthen and tone your upper body to improve your posture and to prevent injury.  Try doing dumbbell flys while lying on a swissball to add some stability work into your workout.  Start by grabbing a light pair of dumbbells 5-8 pounds and lie on a swiss ball so that the ball is … Keep Reading »

Gear Up For Fall

September 3, 2015

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about ways to ramp up your fitness routine.  If you have been exercising indoors all summer long to escape the heat, fall is the perfect time for getting outdoors.  Activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and jogging are great fall time activities.  If you really want … Keep Reading »

Move More

September 2, 2015

If you’re like most Americans, you sit at a desk for the majority of your work day.  Sitting can lead to back pain, neck pain, weight gain, and even obesity.  Follow these simple tips to move more while at work.  Let’s begin with email and instant messaging.  We often send messages to our coworkers through … Keep Reading »

Belly Fat and Stress

September 1, 2015

Do you struggle to lose the excess fat around your midsection even though you’re doing everything you can to lose it?  You’re strength training, you’re doing interval work, and you’re eating right but still can seem to lose the belly fat.  Well, your problem may be stress.  When we are stressed out, our bodies produce … Keep Reading »

Glutes of Steel

August 31, 2015

Are you doing the same old glute exercises during your workout routine?  If so, it’s time to switch it up.  Learning new moves helps to challenge your muscles and your mind.  This medicine ball hip raise (found in Women’s Health Magazine) is a great move for targeting the glute muscles.  Performing glute raises on a … Keep Reading »

Keep Moving

August 28, 2015

Do you usually just sit down or stand still in between your exercise sets?  It’s always more effective to keep moving.  Whether you’re doing cardio or you’re strength training, you should practice active rest after each of your sets.  For example, you can try jogging in place, doing planks, or jumping rope in between each … Keep Reading »

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