Fitness

What Services Can You Expect From A Personal Trainer?   There are so many reasons why having a personal trainer is a transformational experience for you and your goals - both mentally and physically. Having a personal trainer can be the decision that changes it all for you and impact so many areas of your life. In the pursuit of achieving health and...
8 Tips for Upper Body Workouts
Tips For Upper Body Workouts You Won't Want To Miss   Oh, how fun or for some, daunting, upper body workouts can be.    KEEP IT CHALLENGING It can be easy to get into a routine and do the same type of exercises, especially if the upper body is something that is more foreign, then sticking to the same exercises may actually seem like a smart idea. We are all...
Gym Etiquette: Do's & Don'ts
Gym Etiquette: Do’s & Don’ts To Know About   Let’s be clear right from the start. When working out at a gym, consideration for those around you is just as consistent as your workout should be. We get it - the gym can be intimidating, especially if you’re new. Gym culture is real and here are tips to help you make sure that you do your part.    If...
Top 7 Handstand Tips
HOW TO DO A HEADSTAND   Unless you were a gymnast or some sort of acrobat, trying a handstand for the first time as an adult may be somewhat scary. And by scary, we also mean fun. You’re literally upside - how cool is that? But just like anything else, it takes practice and once you start to see results, you always want to up your game. Be prepared to flop...
what is Muscle Knot
What Actually is A Muscle Knot?   Have you ever been tormented by the same exact spot on your body? Right above the shoulder blade, just to the left of the neck with a dull pain that sends you into shivers. The hand goes to grab and pull to massage that sensitive spot until there is some sort of release or just give up. Just give up aka learn how to live...
Boxing Inspired Bodyweight Workout
  Boxing Inspired Bodyweight Workout    If you said you wanted to throw down inside of a boxing ring, some people would probably question your sanity. But if you said you wanted to look or be strong like a fighter, the furrowed face reaction would probably change. Boxers are known for being lean, athletic and conditioned. There is a reason why boxing has...
Why You Should Jump Rope
At first glance, jump rope as a daily workout may seem like an easy way to get some cardio in. Dusting off the old rope or investing in a new one could seem rather charming and fun with a hint of cardio. Little did you know that jumping rope would end up being a full-body workout that is set to work your cardiovascular system but also leave your arms,...
Why the Push Up Should Be in Your Routine
Sadly, the push-up can be neglected or take a back seat to the bench press. Maybe it doesn’t look as cool or as intense - what are your thoughts? Maybe the push up has gotten some more love during the pandemic because it’s something that you can do at any time, anywhere. DROP DOWN AND GIVE ME 10… just kidding, maybe. Even still, the push-up is underutilized...
Reaching Fitness Goals When You Don't Want To
  Since the pandemic interrupted daily living and habits, it’s been difficult for so many people to get back on track for a variety of reasons. It is also an even more interesting concept in relation to working out because many of us feel significantly better afterwards.    *Now here is the problem* As the study of fitness throughout 2020 and into 2021 has...
Mental Health Impacts From Working Out At The Gym
It’s 2021 - we’re always looking for ways to step up our game for our physical and mental health. It’s always a bonus when both physical and mental health are prioritized. Ahhh, gotta love efficiency, right? *Inserts exercise here* - Exercise is more than heartrate and weight loss. While those two can be very important, it is also important to note the...
What Muscles to Focus On When Working Out
Which Muscles Groups To Focus On When Working Out In order to sift through all the information that is out there, it can be difficult to inform yourself with actual truths about what’s on the down low for all things muscles for working out. There are many different ways to structure a training program which works in one’s favor because it makes everything...
10 Minute Desk Stretch Routine
Whether you’re working from home at a desk or in the office, there’s a good chance that you’re hunching over all of your technology for a lot of the day. Not to mention, we hold a lot of our stress in places like our neck, shoulders, upper back, etc. So when work or life outside of the office (or home office), our bodies can really feel it in these places...
gym workout motivational quotes
The mind and body work together - and this is never more true than when getting pumped up for a good workout. The fitness lifestyle requires dedication, discipline, and everything in between. Whether you’re THE Arnold Schwarzenegger or someone who recently adopted the fitness life, we all have to learn the difference between discipline and motivation - they...
the ultimate squat guide
The beloved squat. We all know it. We all love it (or maybe not). Regardless, the squat can only live up to the squat name if we don’t use proper form as well as all of its different variations to maximize the full capabilities of the exercise. Honing in on form also helps to prevent injury.    If you think about it, as babies we must learn how to squat...
Performance-Enhancing Foods After Workout
Let’s be real - you put a lot of effort into your workouts. It takes time and dedication to prioritize that time for yourself and to make the most out of it. You have probably given some thought to what you should eat pre-workout, more than your post-workout meal. But ahhh, that’s where you can differ from the rest. By consuming the right nutrients right...