• Why Does My Weight Fluctuate From Day to Day?

    If you’re trying to lose weight and weighing yourself once a day, then you’ll without a doubt find yourself racked with confusion, frustration and disappointment. That’s because your body will fluctuate in weight from day to day—even when you are staying within your strict calorie intake plan, and even when you’re killing it at spin […]

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  • How Long Do Your Workouts Need to Be For Weight Loss?

    Are you killing yourself at the gym just in an effort to lose that stubborn muffin top or back fat—and not seeing the results you should? Before you run another mile or lift that barbell, know this: there’s only so many calories you can burn. However—combine killer workouts with a killer nutritional weekly plan, and […]

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  • 3 Workouts For When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

    There’s no shame in admitting it: sometimes, you just don’t feel like working out.  You’re not in the mood to ‘feel the burn,’ shed some calories, and be around those hard core, enthusiastic gym-goers that bench what you dream of benching. That’s ok—no matter what goals you’re striving for, we’ve got four workouts for when […]

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  • Ways muscle age and how you can prevent it

    Muscle mass deteriorates with age. As we lose mass we also lose some of our former strength and functionality. Some muscle loss is normal and unavoidable. Still, there are things we can do to minimize the kinds of muscle loss that lead to frailty and reduced independence. What happens to muscle as we age Several […]

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  • 3 Ways to Help Your Child Lose Weight

    Childhood obesity is a problem that many children face, and many parents struggle with. Whether your children aren’t as active as they should be, or they have developed a fast food habit that’s caused them to gain weight in the last few months, you can help. In fact, when you apply these three ways to […]

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  • Should You Eat Before Working Out?

    Does your spin class buddy or weight lifting partner swear by working out without eating a thing first? Do they seem to lose steam halfway through their workout, as though they struggle just to make it through another ten minutes of class, or another round of deadlifts? Ah, the power of potassium, fiber and protein […]

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  • Motivation hacks for when you don’t feel like working out

    Working out, and let’s be honest here, is easier said than done. Forget where there’s a will there’s a way. When it comes to exercise where there’s a will there is often also a dozen “legitimate” excuses you can use to hide your flagging motivation. Here’s what to do when you want to exercise but […]

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  • Why you can’t lose weight with exercise alone

    Exercise is a great way to boost heart health, build lean muscle mass and, yes, lose weight. But not without other habits that support these goals. Exercise is an important part of many weight loss plans. The key word here is part. You can’t lose weight with exercise alone. Here’s why. Exercise is a very […]

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  • Having a workout buddy helps you work harder

    Looking for a fun and easy way to stay on the workout wagon and hit some new personal bests? Grab a friend! Studies show that having a buddy along boosts adherence. You’re more likely to honor your workout commitment when a friend holds you accountable. Friends also make workout time more fun. That means you’re […]

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  • Beat the heat- how to work out safely in extreme temperatures

    The dog days of summer are upon us. More daylight is great but brutal heat…not so much. Don’t let extreme temperatures toss you off the fitness wagon. Stay in the game, safely, with these tips. Stay hydrated This one is most basic. Performance suffers with even slight dehydration, but that isn’t the only reason to […]

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