Best 3 YouTube Channels for Fitness Videos January 20 2015

  As a fitness trainer, my main goal is to help people work out hard and safe at the same time. In other words, I want to teach you exactly what you need to do to lose fat and build muscle but, perhaps most importantly, I want you to learn in a way that doesn’t cause injury to your body. I also realize that I can’t be with my clients...

How Hard Should You Be Working Out? January 15 2015

As a personal trainer, I hear this question all of the time. After all, you want to make sure your workouts are producing results, but the last thing you want to do is hurt yourself. So, how hard should you be pushing your body so that your health increases instead of decreases? Let’s Talk Heart Rate If you’re doing cardiovascular exercise, your target heart rate should be somewhere between 65...

Why HIIT Is Important for Advanced Fitness January 12 2015

    HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is an exercise technique many fitness professionals have embraced with open arms. What makes this method so beneficial to some of the most elite athletes in the world? There are many reasons, actually. It Is Time Efficient Once you reach a certain level of fitness, you would have to work out in the gym for hours at a time to experience any...

Best Recipe for Fitness Success January 07 2015

    When it comes to getting and staying in shape, how you do things is just as important as what it is you do. It’s kind of like baking a cake. While it is important to have all of the ingredients necessary, from flour to sugar to eggs, if you don’t put them in the right order, you’re going to end up with a sloppy, not-very-tasty mess. Well, the...

3 Things Essential for Fitness Beginners January 04 2015

  If you’re new to the idea of fitness, it can be extremely overwhelming. With all of the recommendations about what to do (and not do), it may leave you wondering which ones are important to the process and which ones are merely optional. To help clear up some of the confusion, here are three things essential for every fitness beginner: #1: A Competitive Spirit Although you’re not necessarily competing...

10 Most Challenging Fitness Events in 2015 January 01 2015

  If you’ve set 2015 as your year to challenge your body to reach all new fitness heights, then you are in luck! There are ten events that you really must try, and here they are, in no particular order: #1: Tough Mudder The Tough Mudder is essentially an obstacle course that takes place over 10-12 miles (18-20 km). Not only does it test your physical strength and endurance, but...

How to Make 2015 the Year You Finally Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals December 30 2014

    Every January 1st, millions of people around the globe make a commitment to their health and wellness. And usually, by the end of January, most of them have abandoned their objective of losing weight or gaining muscle, giving up on the one thing that they want more than anything.  The problem with most goals that remain unmet is that they are results-based and, sometimes results are out of...

Top 3 CrossFit Injuries (And How to Avoid Them) December 27 2014

      CrossFit is a great way to get and stay in shape. However, no sport is without the possibility of injuries, and CrossFit is no exception. With that in mind, here are the top three CrossFit injuries so that you know what they are and, more importantly, so that you also know how to avoid them: #1: Back Injuries A majority of CrossFit moves rely on your back...

Why You Need to Start Next Year’s Fitness Plan Today December 15 2014

  If you’re like most people, you will set a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, get fit, build muscle, or any other goal related to fitness. And, if you plan on starting it on January 1st with the rest of the world, you’re probably not worrying about it too much today. However, if you want to increase your chances of reaching your goal, you’ll want to start thinking about...

Best Gift Ideas for a Sports Fitness Fanatic December 09 2014

  Do you have a sports fitness fanatic in your life and you’re not sure what to get him or her? Would you like to find something useful for the active people you give gifts to, helping them meet their goals while making your shopping process easier? If so, here are five gift ideas that you should consider: Gift Idea #1: Suspension Trainer Suspension training systems can help your loved...