• You Need to Gain Weight?

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    You’ve Been Told to Gain Wait? Now What? Your first step should not be toward the pint of ice cream collecting crystals in your freezer. If you’re underweight, it’s important you get to a healthy place the healthy way; that means indulging in good-for-you fats, eating often and more. Here’s how to gain weight the […]

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  • Why You Need Buns of Steel

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    If you were at least a teenager in the 1980’s chances are you remember the Buns of Steel craze. This workout was designed to, as the name suggests, help you tone and tighten your rear. Millions of copies were sold and millions tightened sagging bottoms. Decades later the program is still available on video and […]

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  • Are You a String Bean? How to Bulk up Your Muscles

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    When it comes to building muscle the go to strategy is weight lifting. Sure, pumping iron builds bulk but that isn’t the only way. If your goal is to get bigger there are at least two other tools to include in your bulk up kit. These are diet and body weight exercises. Together, the three […]

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  • Trending Now! High-Intensity Interval Training

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    High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is all the buzz in the fitness world. The Internet is filled with Tweets about the training technique, and the topic is definitely trending on Twitter in 2014. From Tabata to Crossfit, exercisers are finding new and exciting ways to get in shape. High Intensity Interval Training is just […]

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  • Customized Fitness for the Baby Boomers Out There!

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    Are you 50 or over, and feeling the ‘nudge’ to get fit, lose weight or perhaps eliminate achy joints? According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, an active lifestyle can contribute to the minimization of joint pain, while improving your energy level and mood. Whether you’ve been active for years or have always lived […]

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  • A Day of Rest-Don’t feel Guilty

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    When it comes to exercise an important rule to remember is balance. You will not do your body any favors by doing too little exercise or doing too much. Getting your fitness regimen just right may mean taking it easy every now and then. Don’t feel guilty about a day off. Believe it or not, […]

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  • Are You Wrecking Your Metabolism?

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    A healthy metabolism makes for a happy body—fast metabolism means you’re burning more body fat throughout the day and have a better chance at achieving the body and results you want to see. However, there are many things we do, drink and eat everyday that can throw it for a loop, potentially causing damage to […]

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  • More Than Muscles: Why Joint Mobility is Important to Your Workout

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    If you asked yourself how old you feel, would it match up to your actual age? Do you have energy that lasts from morning to night, or do you suffer from chronic physical pain that causes you to feel fatigued and stressed? If you generally feel older than you are, joint mobility may be the […]

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  • Tired of Sit-Ups and Crunches? Try These Exercises for Your Core Instead

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    Not only may you be sick of the same old crunch workouts, but they’re just not as effective as many other exercises. With crunches and sit-ups, you target a very small group of muscles, without using any other muscles in the process (compound movements). Yet compound movements are the most effective.  Here are a few […]

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  • 3 Things to Improve Your Plate for National Nutrition Month

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    Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? There’s more to March than just basketball and March Madness! In the fitness world the word “nutrition” gets a lot of attention (as it should!) from nutritionists, personal trainers, and exercisers looking to eat the right types of food. National Nutrition Month is a wonderful opportunity to […]

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