• A List of “Healthy” Foods that are Actually Fatty

    A List of “Healthy” Foods that are Actually Fatty

    Eating healthy is important for weight loss and living an active lifestyle, and surprisingly, many of the foods thought to be healthy are far from it. Many foods considered to be healthy have high levels of sodium or sugar, and even food labeled as “organic” or “low-fat” can be far from healthy because of the […]

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  • What is “the Pump?”

    Can non-bodybuilders experience muscle excitement in the gym?  Maybe you’ve heard the lingo at the gym and wondered what the hype was about. Remember the expression, “bigger, better, faster, more?” The pump is the bodybuilders way of achieving that. In other words, muscles look bigger, sometimes even half an inch bigger, with the pump. Can […]

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  • The Shadow of the Presidential Fitness Test

    Some things in high school PE classes remain relevant throughout life. What are the things that school fitness tests got right  Amid concern about the inactivity and declining fitness levels of youth, the test was planned to encourage more exercise. Many kids felt traumatized by the prospect of the test, which used a ranking system. […]

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Gym Etiquette

    Does it feel like your gym has lately become a free for all? Time to rein things back in. Just a little courtesy goes a long way. Not sure what’s expected? These rules will make you a model citizen. Offer a greeting Say hello or at least offer a smile if someone is attending the […]

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  • How to Stay Motivated as a Beginner

    Whatever your goals may be, to lose weight, get toned and tight, increase strength or just feel great, the key is keeping up the momentum as you encounter the peaks and valleys of your health journey. Here’s how to knock it out of the park.   Staying Motivated: What’s the Problem? Toned legs. Powerful abs. […]

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  • How to Start Your Fitness Journey

    You can’t put off your health any more. The time to hesitate on your health…is through. So what now? Where do you start? With a actionable plan that makes sense for your lifestyle. Here’s your cheat sheet for getting started.   (Don’t) Go Big or Go Home Starting off too ambitious (I’m going to lose […]

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  • Radical Workouts, Awesome Payoff!

    Let’s face it: most of us will become demotivated to stay strong in the weight room when we hit what feels like the inevitable plateau. But is it inevitable? When you challenge yourself to the brink you can continue making progress without frustration along the way. Here’s 4 radical workouts to help get you there. […]

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  • Bathroom Indicators for Fitness Enthusiasts

    Colors and body feelings first thing in the morning after a workout can say a lot about how you approach a fit lifestyle. In fact, exercise impacts your body in ways you probably haven’t though much about. It isn’t just about the scale. Most everything, from how you sleep to how smoothly your digestive system […]

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  • Contest training with a colorful background

    Is it possible to be successful in fitness and physique contests with a history of bad health and illness? Yes, absolutely! You can overcome past challenges to succeed in new contests. Here’s how.   Be open and curious Especially when we have experienced a setback, we can use so much energy mourning the loss of […]

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  • Food intolerance and dieting

    Don’t be afraid to look for substitutes when intolerance or allergies make certain foods hard to digest. These tips will help.   Get creative Food allergies or intolerance need not curb your culinary adventures. Enjoy a range of tastes with a little creativity.   Dairy substitutes If you are going vegan or have a dairy […]

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