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Fitness Motivation

Fitness Motivation

Ten Fitness Motivation Movies

With most of us in self-isolation for the duration of the COVID-19 restrictions, this week seemed a good time to write about something fun, as well as something useful for homebound fitness fans. There will be no lecture on the need to workout or eat properly, or even stick to your fitness routine. No, today is just about enjoying yourself and maybe getting a little fitness motivation while doing it. We encourage everyone to stay at home unless you're deemed "essential" and, in any case, to STAY SAFE.

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Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism

4 Ways to Boost Your Morning Metabolism

Many of us are looking for ways to lose weight and build a little muscle. It's good for your health and it looks great. However, most of us don't do the most important things to achieve these goals. One of the most important things you can do to lose weight and build muscle is to boost your metabolism - especially in the morning.

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COVID 19 is Here

COVID 19 is Here

What You Can Do To Stay Safe

It is certainly not our intention to add to anyone's anxiety during the current crisis, nor is it within our realm to offer medical advice, but we felt that, since the theme of this blog has always been health and fitness, it might be in our wheelhouse to at least pass on some solid, reliable information and point you to more of the same. All the information in this post was taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Exercising Injured

Exercising Injured

Fitness Routines You Can Do While Recovering

Whether it’s a broken leg or a sprained wrist, exercising injured can be frustrating. Having an injury that renders you unable to complete your normal workout routine can cause you to stop exercising altogether. Don't let that happen. Coping with an injury is difficult, but there are fitness routines that you can do while recovering that will keep you feeling great without derailing your progress.

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Kettlebell Power Plank with Row

Kettlebell Power Plank with Row

Step by Step Instructions

This week, we have another kettlebell workout in our ongoing series. This kettlebell routine is intended for advanced users. Below are step by step instructions for the proper execution of the Kettlebell Power Plank with Row – also known as the Renegade Row exercise. Like all weightlifting exercises, the kettlebell Renegade Row routine should be executed with care and attention to proper form. The muscle groups most affected by this kettlebell exercise will be the middle back, latissimus dorsi, biceps, triceps, abdominals and the chest.

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Plant Based Diet

Plant Based Diet

The Basics of a High Protein Plant Based Diet for Newbies

While traditional sources of protein, like chicken or beef, are an effective way to help your body build and retain muscle, many people have begun to consider more plant based options to get the protein they need. If you're considering moving more heavily to a plant based diet, we've got a few suggestions to help you get started.

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Tone Your Muscles

Tone Your Muscles

Tone Your Muscles Without Getting Bulky

Are you one of the millions of women who worry about spending too much time strength training due to a fear of becoming bulky? You can tone your muscles without becoming a female Arnold Schwarzenegger, and we have some tips that will help you achieve that goal.

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Jump Rope Exercises

Jump Rope Exercises

7 Jump Rope Exercises and Resistance Band Workouts

Some people think getting a good workout requires a gym membership or a pile of expensive fitness equipment in their home. In fact, if all you have is a jump rope and resistance band, you can get one of the best workouts of your life. We've collected a few jump rope exercises and resistance band workouts that you can do anywhere. Are you ready?

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Is Weightlifting Good for Women?

Is Weightlifting Good for Women?

5 Benefits for Women Lifting Weights

Why do people lift weights? Your first answer is probably simple — to build muscle! However, lifting weights has a wide range of additional benefits for women. Strength training can even become more important than cardio as we age, and muscle loss becomes a concern. What are the benefits for women lifting weights? We've put together a list of five in this post, and that just scratches the surface.

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Group Workouts

Group Workouts

How Group Workouts Can Help Make You Stronger

Are you someone who normally hops on the treadmill, puts in your earbuds and tunes out the rest of the world? Group fitness classes are about more than just saying hello to others. They are also a surprising way to make you work harder and longer than you might independently. How can group workouts enhance your fitness program? We're glad you asked.

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