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6 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

Losing weight can be tough.  You have been at the top of your weight training and healthy eating plan for the past month, so you expect to see results. But what if you step on the scale and realize that you haven’t lost weight as you had hoped? Weight loss is not as easy as many people perceive it to be. If you don’t see any progress even ...

5 Reasons Why Women Should Build Lean Muscle

Women in the gym tend to steer clear of anything that involves lifting weights. If you've ever been to one, you've probably noticed that. Maybe you're a woman yourself. When someone suggests that you start lifting, the first thing you think is that you don't want to bulk up and start looking too manly. Pixabay The truth is, women ...

Tips for Squeezing in a Workout for Busy Women

Being a woman in today's society means having to juggle an incredible number of obligations, from work to children to relationships and personal hobbies. You likely know how important exercise is for staying fit and happy, but it can seem next to impossible to find workout opportunities. Just because you can't make it to the gym for hours at a ...

Top Fat Loss Myths Busted!

  A myth is any widely held belief or idea that a majority of people believe is a fact even though it isn’t.  Myths are either unproven or have proven not to work. If you are planning to shed some pounds, you may be tricked into believing what some ‘self-proclaimed’ health gurus tell you. While you might be tempted to ...

5 Reasons Why Lifting Weights is a Woman’s Best Friend

I constantly hear from clients, when asked about their fitness goals, that they want to lose weight.  Once I create their workout plan and they see the amount of weight lifting is included many immediately question why I designed their program that way.  They then express concerns about growing big and bulky. Testosterone is the hormone ...

3 Tips to Get Energy For Workouts

It’s that time of year where the gyms will once again be crowded with New Year resolutioners which I think is a great thing.  If you are one then you want to keep reading this.  If you aren’t used to working out as a routine it can be a little tough to get your energy up on a regular basis to keep it going after the initial excitement ...

Everything You’ve Wanted To Know About Intermittent Fasting

When you first hear the word fasting you immediately think? “Not planning on starving myself,” at least that’s usually the reaction I get when suggesting Intermittent Fasting to help with plateaus in weight loss.  Although, the only side effects to fasting is hunger, the benefits that you receive outweigh the discomfort of hunger pains. ...

3 Tips For the Ultimate Fit Body and Mind

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. It is actually quite amazing that the activities that support a healthy body are also the same activities that support a healthy mind and brain.  It may not sound like much but as our bodies’ age, it doesn’t function at full capacity as when we were in our early 20’s.  The same goes ...

The Power Of A Fitness Community

We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to achieve our fitness goals, which should be the case since it is an individual accomplishment. However, it is as important, if not more, to surround yourself with others that want you to reach your fitness goals as much as you do. The slightest support or motivation from others can make the ...

The Pros And Cons Of A Home Gym

  Like many people who are thinking about getting fit, you might be considering exercising in a gym. Another great option is working out at home.  The fact is home gyms are becoming increasingly popular these days, as a lot of people just don’t have the time to go to a box gym, and feel more comfortable working out at home.  Gym ...

10 Critical Things To Know About Exercise

Numerous people begin exercising without performing some important activities first.  They plunge into exercise eagerly, unaware that they may be setting themselves up for injury if they don’t perform these important activities before starting Before you embark on your own exercise regimen, here are 10 crucial things that you should ...

7 Amazing Exercises for a Full Body Workout

As you can imagine, there are so many exercises and variations, it’s sure to make you dizzy but don’t fret, we have compiled a list of some of the most effective total body exercises. You will find that these exercises have a lot in common such as they are basic moves, don’t require equipment, just body weight and are compound ...

September #NoFluff Fitness Challenge

  Registration is open so sign up today for the #NoFluff Challenge (SEPTEMBER): http://bit.ly/NoFluff3. [Tweet "Start your #fitnessjourney with our #NoFluff challenge. Register today http://bit.ly/NoFluff3."] This program is a total body challenge with workouts to focus on 1 body part a day, 6 days a week with 1 day's rest. ...

How To Lose Weight With Technology

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. Technology has reached the state of having the power to help you with almost every aspect of your life. With it getting so smart, it has become possible for you to follow up on your daily habits in order to correct and improve them. Fitness shops are full of various gadgets that you can make ...

How Fitness Can Affect Your Wellbeing

Positive Effects of Fitness Fitness in this context can be explained to be the ability of the body to remain in good health, to be able to do our day to day activities without undue fatigue and remain physically fit. Common components of fitness include; Muscular power, muscular strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular power, ...

Cardio Versus Weight Training For Fat Loss

The average gym goer would probably tell themselves "If I want to burn fat, do more cardio" and "If I want to build more muscle, I should lift weights". Well with this article, we prove that weight training tops cardio for fat loss for many reasons. Could Weight Training Strictly Be Used For Fat Loss? Yes it can. Here's why. WEIGHT ...

Why You’re Not Losing Weight Eating Salads

  Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. A lot of times we associate the word “salad” with healthy and weight loss, but is it really? That completely depends on what all you put in your salad and what type and how much dressing you use. [Tweet "Eating salads and not losing weight? Here's why. #salads #weightlossj...

8 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

  For a lot of us, finding the motivation to exercise can be difficult sometimes. After all, it's much, much easier to stay in bed for a half hour more than to get out of bed and get your butt to the gym. Admit it, how familiar is this scenario? You plan your workout schedule for the next four weeks and get super pumped about it. ...

7 Lower Body Exercises for a Toned Shape

  A perfectly fit body is the goal of everyone. People tend to control eating and maintain a healthy diet to be able to achieve this goal. The balanced meals are combined with the proper exercise routines which involve movements of several body parts. Workouts dedicated for the lower extremities have been introduced to address problems ...

The Perfect Blend for Optimal Weight Loss

I get asked constantly about how to not only get started with a workout program but also the best way to lose weight.  It’s a simple yet complex answer at the same time.  Many people want me to prescribe a magic pill but sustained weight loss takes more than a simple pill. I’m going to share the perfect blend of what it takes to ...