• Are Cheat Days Good For Your Diet?

    Ah, your cheat day has arrived after a long, challenging week of hard core weights and cardio behind you. The question is, is your cheat day sabotaging your exercise, or giving you the motivation to push through another round of pull-ups and squats? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about cheat days—and […]

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  • Is it better to do more reps or use heavier weights?

    Is it better to do more reps or use heavier weights? The short answer is it isn’t an either or question. For best results, focus on both. More reps with lighter weights and fewer reps with heavier weights provide a good combination strategy to help you reach new fitness goals. Here’s how. Benefits of more […]

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  • The Connection Between Sleep and Weight

    Aren’t you tired of feeling tired? While fatigue may cause you to drink more coffee than you’d like or feel sluggish throughout your day, it can also cause another problem: weight gain. Keep reading to find out what insufficient sleep is really doing to your mindset, and to your waistline. It’s in the Sleep Studies […]

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  • Should You Work Out When You’re Sick?

    If you’re already committed to an exercise program, good for you! Your motivation is where it should be, your dedication is allowing you to progress—but what happens when you get the flu, or cold? In order to stay fit and healthy, you need to know when and why skipping a workout when you’re sick is […]

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  • What is Tabata?

    Have you heard of Tabata? Wondering what it is? Wonder no more! Here’s the scoop on this high energy, high efficiency training that helps you get big results. Origins of Tabata The training method was named for the scientist that developed it, Dr. Izumi Tabata. Dr. Tabata, along with a team of researchers from the […]

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  • Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight

    You’re sweating at the gym, you drink plenty of water throughout your day, and you’ve even become religious about your portion sizes. So why aren’t haven’t you lose more weight by now? As it turns out, losing weight is not as easy as anyone claims it to be—unless you’ve got the genetics to support it. […]

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  • The best source for protein after your workout

    A post work out snack is a good way to extend the benefits of your hard work. The optimal time frame for that snack is about 30 to 60 minutes post exercise. This is sometimes called the anabolic window. Take in some protein and fast digesting carbs during that time. Don’t skip the carbs because […]

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  • 6 critical tips for a better workout

    Exercise is one of the best things you can do yourself. In the immediate short term it improves quality of life so you feel less stress, are able to sleep and concentrate better and have more energy. Long term you can look forward to reduced incidence of chronic illness, healthier weight and better outcomes for […]

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  • How Working Out With Others Can Improve Your Running

    Feeling like you’ve lost a little pep in your step lately? Not feeling like running (but you know you need to) or afraid that life has just gotten so busy, you’re struggling to make your daily run happen at all? If any of the above applies to you, the answer is simple: a running group […]

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  • 5 Effective Squat Moves

    The humble squat does more than you think. Add this exercise to your routine to improve digestion, tone quads, hamstrings and calves. Squats also boost your fat burning power and extend functional fitness. There is even some evidence that squats can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Sounds like squats really are a winner. Here are […]

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