Tagged: fitness

How to Break a Fitness Plateau

Generally speaking, we are happier when we are making progress. When we stop making progress, like during a fitness plateau, we tend to get easily frustrated. Whether it’s weight loss, building muscle, or learning a new skill, the key to overcoming a standstill in progress is variety. According to research, a body will adapt to […]

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How to Stick to a Workout Plan

Starting an exercise routine is one thing, but keeping at it? Challenging! Stay motivated with the following tips for sticking to a workout plan.

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Why Men Should Participate in Group Exercise Classes

There’s a common misconception that men don’t participate in group exercise classes. While certain classes do have a majority of female participants, there are still plenty of men that love to do group exercise! Here are some reasons why men should consider giving it a try.

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Music: The Unsung Hero Behind Motivation

Certain types of music invigorate us. Everyone has a favorite genre, artist, or song that speaks to them on an individual level. Whether it’s to help you focus or to pump up your adrenaline, music serves as a valuable motivational tool.

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Glossary of Fitness Terms

There are a lot of terms thrown around in a fitness setting. You’ll hear these industry words used by personal trainers, group exercise instructors, nutrition coaches, and see them appear in many fitness-related blog posts. We’ve come up with a handy fitness glossary you can refer to if you’re unsure of what certain terms mean.

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Keep Your Fitness Routine While On Vacation

We are creatures of habit and whether if it’s for vacation or business, at some point we leave the comfort of our personal daily routine. This could be a quick trip up north or on the other side of the country. No matter what kind of trip it is, our normal routine gets thrown out […]

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3 Signs You’re Getting Fitter

Have you been maintaining your fitness goals from the start of the New Year? If you’ve given up because you don’t think you’re making progress, you might want to reconsider. You still might be getting fitter even if you haven’t lost any weight.

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The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Exercise

Certain alcoholic beverages may have some health benefits, ranging from wine’s positive influence on insulin sensitivity and beer’s positive association with bone density when consumed in low to moderate amounts. However, if you’re trying to ramp up your fitness, alcohol consumption may impede your progress. Below are some not-so-fun facts about alcohol and how it […]

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Personal Trainers: Accountability Personified

As a trainer, I often say that my job is to be accountability, personified. I’m the one that shows up. I plan the exercise routine, I come in to work, and I’m ready to work. I’m the person waiting for you to show up to class at 6 a.m., or to our training session at […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Pitfalls

Since I’ve been juggling my full plate of working full-time, school, and dog-sitting, I have had to really use my time efficiently. And really strategize to make sure my body is still taken care of. It can be simple to put proper nutrition and movement on the back burner, and I know a lot of […]

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