6 Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Want to burn a few extra calories? Whether you made it to the gym or had to skip your workout, there are always days when we’d like to burn a few extra calories. Not to use it as an excuse to eat more calories though 😉

Get in the Mile

Typically, it takes one mile of walking […]

Caffeine and Exercise

Today I had time to drink a cup of coffee about 40 minutes before I was planning on running. Instead of running the 3 miles I had planned, I ran 4 miles because it felt good and I had the energy. Of course, I can’t be sure that the coffee (or caffeine in the coffee) […]

Forward Fold to Freedom

What is one stretch that can help your back (especially low-back), hips, hamstrings, neck?

Answer: FORWARD FOLD.

 

Challenge

Here is your mission, if you choose to accept it: 1 minute forward fold after waking up and before going to bed, everyday.

Forward Fold

A forward fold is best done standing, but you can also sit down […]

May – Health Awareness Month

“May we all be healthy and well” (IDEA Fitness Journal)

We have a May Cardio Challenge this month which goes along with this theme. May is a great month to focus on your health!! Here are all of the healthy events that are “celebrated” in May:

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – “Aim to make […]

May Cardio Challenge

Let’s do a May Cardio Challenge! We’ve done this challenge the past few years, it’s a great motivation for getting summer ready!

The Challenge: DO 45min to 1hr of sustained cardio 3 times per week. Cardio means getting your heart rate up! Shoot for 120-135bpm at least. Walking, hiking or biking hills, running, […]

30-Day Squat Challenge

What?! It’s Spring already?! Time to get that booty ready for bathing suit season 😉  Although that is a great motivation, we just want you all to be healthy! Obviously, one part of being healthy is getting consistent with exercise and forming a habit. That’s where a 30-day challenge comes into play!

Squats – Form, form, […]

March is Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month! One whole month to focus on improving your nutrition. Honestly, I cheat because I order healthy meals from Food Made Fresh. If you don’t have time or interest in cooking your own healthy meals, there are other options. You can also find healthy ideas on the website for […]

Push-ups: Three of the most common mistakes

One of the most popular strength training exercises is probably the push-up. It is a strength exercise that you can do anywhere. If you do them fast enough, it also gets your heart beating pretty quickly (adding a cardio effect). However, this is an exercise that I see people doing incorrectly more often than not. […]

Lifestyle Change – What Does That Really Mean?

Have you heard the term ‘Lifestyle Change’? It applies to losing weight, but it can apply to any habit you want to change or form in your life. Do you really know what that term means or (more important) how to accomplish a lifestyle change? Here is a great description of how to make a […]

Balance for a Better Core

Core strength or ab strength isn’t just about doing sit-ups or planks. A great way to work your core is by balancing. If you balance on one foot and keep your stomach tight, it is strengthening not just your abs (i.e., your abdominal muscles) but also your internal belt, known as your TVA or transverse […]

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