by Personal Trainerin Blog, Exercise, Inspiration, Monday Motivation0 commentstags: exercise, fitness, get back in shape, health, home workout, routine, tips, training, workout
Let’s face it. Life is hard, very hard. Just simply keeping up every day can be a huge task. From the outside, if you are not currently living a healthy and fit lifestyle, the whole thought of it can seem so overwhelming. Working with people trying to change their lives has taught me one thing for certain : CHANGE IS HARD, but its much easier to do with a helping hand and some great tips. Today marks the first post of our new series titled “Monday Motivation“. As the name implies, each and every Monday we will add a few quick, healthy tips to add to your weekly routine. Studies have shown that people who make small and gradual change over time have a much higher percentage of success then those that try to make drastic changes all at once. Even if you try 1 change/week and stick with it, big things will start to happen.
by Personal Trainerin Blog, Exercise, Inspiration2 commentstags: exercise, fitness, health, movement, stretch, tips, workout
You: Office worker sitting behind a computer all day long. Do you feel like it is just taking its toll on you? Well, it could possibly be killing you. According to a recent study published by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine “The public health burden of prolonged sitting is real. Accounting for 3.8% of all-cause mortality in this study, sitting is shortening the lives of people across the world. The present findings support the importance of promoting active lifestyles (more physical activity and less sitting) as an important aspect for premature mortality prevention worldwide, and therefore the need for global action to reduce this risk factor.” What does that mean for you if you work 8 hours a day at a desk? You have to counteract all that desk time during the day and make sure you move around a stretch every few hours. Reducing sitting time by as much as possible every day should be priority #1. You may also feel the sudden jolt of energy that comes over you soon after you get that blood flowing through the body again post movement. We have come up with a short list of tips to help you get up […]
by Personal Trainerin Blog, Exercise, Inspiration0 commentstags: abdominal, abs, core, exercise, fitness, get back in shape, home workout, post workout, tips, training, workout wednesday
Bored with your same old AB routine? Abs not getting as sore as they used to when you work them out? Try this mix of strength and endurance exercises that is sure to get your heart pumping, and your abs burning.Since exercises are performed in a quick fashion, it also doubles as a perfect circuit routine to help build your cardio. Focus is on all of the core muscles front and back. This intermediate routine can be done at home (if you have access to a yoga ball and medicine ball ) or in the gym, while easily substituting items not available with things you can find around your house. We recommend doing the entire workout routine top to bottom as fast as possible(2-0-2 rhythm). Keep track of the time closely resting 20 seconds between each set, and 30-60 seconds between exercises. As always, make sure to stretch and warm up for at least 5 minutes pre workout, and cool down and stretch after workout. Have fun and be safe!
by Personal Trainerin Exercise, Inspiration0 commentstags: balance, core, exercise, get back in shape, health, home workout, tips, training
Lets be realistic about this topic. Although balance training for athletes is (or should be) common practice, not too many general fitness programs recommend elements of balance training to the greater exercising public. When I say general fitness, I’m not talking about Yoga. Many Yoga practices center around your core and balance. However, lets keep the topic to general fitness training for this post. Maybe the reality is that training for balance just doesn’t seem sexy. It won’t give you huge guns. It won’t blast out your chest, and it definitely won’t help you lose 30 lbs. So why would one want to train for balance then? Although the benefits may not seem very clear, training for balance can affect your life in many positive ways. First and foremost, it allows all of your muscles to act together as one the way they were meant to be. It can also help you from beating yourself senseless on every table, chair or ledge you walk by as poor balance can be a major cause of clumsiness. Lets also not forget the boost balance training can lend to your favorite weekend warrior activity of choice. Since poor balance can lead to muscle imbalances(where stronger muscles overcompensate for weaker […]
by Personal Trainerin Blog, Exercise, Inspiration0 commentstags: exercise, fitness, Fitness Vida, get back in shape, gym, health, home workout, tips
If you are new or getting back into fitness training, where you are going to be working out could be one of the most influential decisions you have to make when plotting your fitness plan. Without sounding dramatic, it could make or break your whole plan if you don’t choose wisely. Say for instance you don’t properly weigh the pros and cons , and you rush into buying a gym membership. Your first week goes by, you workout there, and you realise how crowded it is, and you are instantly not feeling the vibe. You stop going and don’t even finish your first month. Now you are locked in to that dreaded “CONTRACT” at a place that you can’t stand going to. Conversely, lets say you decide that you are going to workout at home. You go all in and buy the Yoga Mat, Yoga Ball, a few Kettlebells etc. First week goes by, and you are rocking with four workouts on the books! Second week comes,and you are a little tired from work and the addition of this new exercise thing you have been trying so vigilantly to do 3-4x a week. Then, tired as heck after a long day at work in your third […]
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So you have the date set, and you are ready to start, so what’s next? Lets make a reference to something really easy to help you understand this one. Lets say you are going on vacation to do one of your hobbies in a far away land. You book your trip, then what’s the next thing that you would normally do? Well, I’m hoping you said “Plan it out”? Why exactly do we plan it out? First things that come to my mind would be what the climate is like so I know what to pack. What is there to see? Where will I eat, and so on. We think these things because we simply want to get the most potential out of our time while visiting. Why wouldn’t we do the same for our fitness plan to maximize all the effort that we will be putting in? Without further ado… Tip #2-Plan. Then Plan some more. If you really think about it for a minute, Planning is one of the most important things that we do (or should be doing more of) in our everyday lives. It is usually one of the first things that comes to mind whenever we look […]
by Personal Trainerin Exercise, Inspiration2 commentstags: exercise, fitness, Fitness Vida, get back in shape, health, tips, top 10
Well, here you are. You’ve made the decision to explore a little more info on starting a regular exercise plan and you’ve fallen upon our page hoping to learn a little more to start you on your journey. First off , let me congratulate you! The journey you are about to take on is a very tough one, but very rewarding as well. Depending on your current level of fitness, it can be a little harder for some people than others. With the right tools, the right tricks, some planning and a whole lot of effort, you can accomplish your fitness goals a lot easier than you would think. That’s where we come into play for you. As fitness professionals, we love to see people succeed with a healthy lifestyle and all the benefits that it can bring. So, we’ve decided to put out a series of posts for the beginner just starting out their fitness journey. Welcome to our “Top Ten Tips for Getting Back in Shape”, part one. Today Im going to talk about the most important part of starting a new fitness plan, routine, life makeover, or whatever you want to call it, and that is ACTUALLY STARTING […]