Fitness

Why the Push Up Should Be in Your Routine
Why We Should Include the Push-Up   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....
Reaching Fitness Goals When You Don't Want To
Reaching Your Fitness Goals: Even on the Days You Don’t Want   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...
Mental Health Impacts From Working Out At The Gym
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...
What Muscles to Focus On When Working Out
Which Muscle Groups 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...
10 Minute Desk Stretch Routine
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...
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 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...
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...
9 Best Leg Day Exercises
9 Best Leg Day Exercises Let’s start off with a disclaimer that your peach is already fantastic. However, we totally get having booty goals (literally) in the gym. Whether you want to work on shaping your backside for more aesthetic reasons, having strong glutes is extremely beneficial to the body.    Is it possible to get a bigger butt through exercise?...
7 Performance-Boosting Foods You Should Eat Pre-Workout
7 Performance-Boosting Foods You Should Eat Pre-Workout   There’s so much information out there about what you should and shouldn’t eat. It can be hard to figure out who is actually telling you the truth. We all know the truth about TBC’s Power-anything class – you’re going to WORK and here’s the low down about some of the best foods to eat before class....
How to Create a Mindful and Strong Training Routine
How To Be Mindful & Kick Ass In Your Gym Training Routine   It is fair to say that we all want a balanced body that is more than chizzeled abs and sculpted arms. Along with focusing on creating physical strength, there is a massive importance on working on mental strength. If physical and mental strength can both be valued and of importance, the...
Activewear Trends of March '21
STAY ACTIVE, STAY TRENDY   While it may be easy and perhaps seem even logical to pick out an old t-shirt and overworn pair of leggings before heading out for a workout, it is even more logical to wear an activewear outfit that helps you harness your motivation and inner bad-ass. Right? Look good, feel better is totally a thing. Athlesiure blew up in 2020...
Mindfulness Techniques from Pro Athletes
TECHNIQUES FROM THE PROS   Athletes, you need a mental toolbox. You need to have a wide-range of different mental techniques to help you excel and fufill your potential. Did you read that? Fufill your potential. This ain’t something to mess around with. Let’s get your mind right. You're in charge of training your craft, your mental regime, and working to...
How Sore is Too Sore?
HOW SORE IS TOO SORE?    Muscle soreness is NORMAL - to an extent.  Have you ever had one of those workouts where you leave knowing that the next day you’re going to feel that extra set you did? We’ve certainly been there, especially with Coach Gio’s Power Boxing class. It’s a physical form of proof that you put in hard work and got your muscles doing...
Master the Rower
Master the Rower   Ahhh, the rower. Don’t be fooled by this machine just because you get to sit down while performing the exercise. Each rowing stroke activates 84% of our muscles. Yes, read that again - 84%. This includes your posterior chain as well aka your hammies, glutes, lats, and traps. But in order to get the most about the rower, you need to...