Heat Illness

Save A Life: How To Prevent Heat Illness

Think the risk of skin cancer is the only danger of overexposure to the sun? Think again. With summer quickly approaching and warmer weather on the horizon, proper hydration, rest, and skincare become imperative for safe exercise. The CDC reports that between 2006 and 2010, roughly 620 people in the U.S. died annually from heat related illnesses. Heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all …

Weight Loss

Why The Biggest Loser Has It All Wrong

It is often said that there is no reward without risk, but should this philosophy apply to losing weight? Many people fall into the trap of believing that in order to lose a large amount of weight, they must take extreme measures. This includes anything from reducing caloric intake to an exceptionally low level (below 1200 kcals a day), to …

How To Choose The Best Personal Trainer

How To Choose The Best Personal Trainer For You

Before we teach you how to find the best personal trainer, do you remember that commercial where the English-speaking, software engineer used his online dating profile to trick his blind-date into thinking he was a French swimsuit model? His simple “bonjour” was enough to fully convince her of his deceptive claim. We all laughed at her naïveté, but it goes to show what little you can …

Simple Exercises To Keep You Limber

3 Simple Exercises That Keep You Limber

Did you know periods of prolonged sitting could wreak havoc on your body? Anatomically, our bodies are not made to be in the same position for hours at a time. On the contrary, our limbs are made to move in all planes of motion (sagittal, frontal, transverse) along with various movement patterns such as flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction. At …

10 Hacks For Transforming Everyday Items Into Gym Equipment

10 Fitness Hacks For Transforming Everyday Items Into Gym Equipment

One of the top reasons people cite for not working out is lack of access to a gym. Whether the issue is money, commute, or time related, having a gym membership is not always feasible. Don’t let this obstacle become an excuse not to exercise! Here are 10 fitness hacks to get your sweat on with items commonly found around the house. Use canned food …

Why BMI Is Misleading

Why BMI Is Misleading

Body Mass Index is a measurement of your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared (kg/m2) that can be compared to other individuals of the same height. For years, people have relied on BMI to assess body composition: a score of <18.5 classifies as underweight, 18.5-24.9 classifies as normal, 25.0-29.9 classifies as overweight, and 30.0+ classifies as …

How To Spice Up Your Rest Days

How To Spice Up Your Rest Days!

When most people think about a rest day, they view it as a wasted day. This is false. The truth is, we need rest days in order to recuperate our bodies and make physical progress! In fact, even elite athletes (Olympic athletes, athletes in professional sports, etc.) take rest days, and often more than once per week! When you exercise …

3 Ways To Get Yourself Back On Track With Fitness Goals.

3 Ways To Get Yourself Back On Track With Fitness Goals

We all know the feeling of getting hit with a setback that throws us off course from our goals. When it comes to fitness, this is very common post-New Year’s. We set resolutions and start strong, but after a while, life gets in the way and we lose our initial motivation. We end up slacking on our nutrition, missing workouts and …

Top 3 Fitness Myths

Top 3 Fitness Myths

“Your body is the only home you have to live; nurture it, honor it, love it, and respect it.” Our bodies are the vessels that carry us through this life, and in order to keep them healthy and strong, we need to build a solid fitness foundation. We know it can be confusing to pick through all the conflicting and …