It's human nature to find a comfort zone and stick with it; why change what's working? You're beloved workout may have initiated major changes in the beginning, and you've stuck with it because it's delivered results. But what happens when it's not working anymore? Human physiology demands adaptation, and your body may well have adapted to your current routine, which means you've plateaued, which means you're at maintenance level, which means no more changes. Here's some tips to amp up your current favorite workout without making dramatic changes. Read more...
January is upon us again...full of resolutions, promises, and determination. If you are anything like the rest of the western world, you're probably already scheduling your workouts, recording everything you consume in a journal, and telling yourself exactly what you expect from yourself this year in the way of diet and nutrition. It's easy to get caught up in resolve, and while this can be a healthy practice, we do run the risk of causing ourselves unnecessary stress when we are unable to meet specific goals.
After years of outlining countless lists of what I require of myself at the beginning of a new year, I am serving myself this time around by keeping it simple and flexible. Enjoy the present, be kinder to myself, spend more time with family and less time with electronics, get more sleep... When we choose to improve our own personal wellness overall, the appropriate changes will automatically come to mind.
It’s that time of the year when there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Last weekend I started my Christmas shopping, plus there’s Thanksgiving to prepare for! Somehow I still managed to fit in my workouts. How ironic that the more labor saving devices we build the less time we seem to have. Here’s a few ways you can boost your workout without extra time: Read more...
I’ll be honest; I live oceanfront and I am NOT a winter person. Sure, I can go to the gym to workout, and I do have a Spinning bike and weight bench in my house, but this year I’m going to try to face Old Man Winter and get some fresh air. Read more...
I’m on the fence about joining a new gym. The one I belong to is becoming increasingly unaffordable and, to be honest, I don’t use most of the offerings. I’m a cardio machine and free weights kind of gal. I could care less about swimming or Zumba. Read more...
I’ve worked in the fitness industry since 1993 and there seem to be two types of people who ask for my training services; those who are already fit and/or training for an event, and those who think they’re sooo out of shape they could never walk into a gym! Therein lies the problem. The only way to get fit is to start with that first single step. Don’t give up hope. Start small, set tiny achievable goals to keep your motivation up and soon you’ll be running that 5K! Read more...