Strong is the new skinny, people. In addition to reducing blood pressure, increasing the length of time you can hold your toddler at the grocery store and decreasing your risk of osteoporosis, strength training as you age also reduces your risk for d... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready?
There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
This morning workout. 10 push ups, 10 squats, 10 situps, 6 rounds. Then 2 mi bike, another 6 rounds of push ups, squats, situps. 52 flight stairs, another 6 rounds of push ups, squats, situps. 1 mi treadmill. #fitmybody #pushmyself #morningexercise... Read more
No Need to Stretch the Truth about Resistance BandsVariation, Convenience, Affordability By Nicole Nichols, Personal TrainerYou hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed... Read more
I wanted to begin rowing for an alternate way of working in my cardio during the day. The only thing is that I don't have a rowing machine and I didn't want to spend the money on one.I do however have three different lengths of resistance bands so I... Read more
Now that summer vacations are in full swing, many of us will be heading off to destinations that may not allow us access to equipment to help us maintain our strength training routines. Finding ways to integrate cardio activities into our time away... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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