When the right time is NOW

Why are you still waiting for the right time to get fit? You are busy and have a hectic schedule. Your family member is sick. Your job is demanding. You are focused on planning a big life event. Your kids are pulling you in a million different directions. You’re an emotional eater…and now is an emotional time. There are a …

Create Your Cuts and Curves: 28 Day Reduce Sugar Plan

If you love sweets then you know how easy it is to eat more sugar than you should. You’ve probably had a doctor warn you to cut back and know that you have at least a few pounds to lose. Candy, cookies, pastries, and other sweets are high in sugar, which is quickly and efficiently stored as body fat. And …

Is afterburn real?

You’ve probably heard that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) produces an afterburn effect, which means your body continues to burn extra calories at an elevated rate for 24 hours after the completion of your workout. Sure that’s sounds amazing, but is it too good to be true? The Science of Afterburn There is a scientific term for afterburn: excess post-exercise …

Fitness Trackers: The Pros and Cons

Determining the effectiveness of a fitness tracking device ultimately lies with the wearer. We see them everywhere today as people are looking for ways to enhance and empower their fitness endeavors. They may help make us more productive and keep us motivated and on track, but in the long term, are they worth it? Let’s take a look:Latest Research of …

Three Tips to a Stronger Core

There’s more to core strength than situps, crunches and six-pack abs. It all starts with the complex series of muscle groups in the lower torso and pelvis that are essential for balance, strength, flexibility and stability. How do you get the most from this important area of the body? Here are three straightforward tips to maximize your core. Breathe for …

3 Keys to a Well-Balanced Workout

Pilates, Barre, Crossfit, Spin — the range of workout trends and options is ever-growing. Whether you’re on board with the latest craze, or you rely on your own tried-and-true plan, there are three important components of a well-rounded workout strategy. Read on to determine where your regimen falls. Cardiovascular Exercise: aka: “Cardio” The term “cardio” is thrown around alot, but …

Performance Supplements: Get Ripped or Just a Rip Off?

Well, the answer depends on which brand you choose. Performance supplements can definitely boost your health and fitness. But, not all supplements are created equal. While many performance supplements do utilize effective ingredients, many of them also contain a toxic soup of synthetic additives. In addition to potential health risks, your body requires energy and nutrient resources to eliminate these toxins. And …

4 Ways To Hit Your New Year Fitness Goals

It’s the time of the year when many resolve to be healthier and end bad habits. We establish clear new goals for a more rewarding life. Unfortunately, only 8 percent of Americans who make resolutions stick to them. It turns out, accountability plays a significant role in achieving long-term goals. Here are a few easy ways to remain accountable on …