For The Health Of It

For the Health of It: Avoiding the cliches of fitness isn’t as easy as it sounds

For the Health of It: Avoiding the cliches of fitness isn’t as easy as it sounds

Clichés. Anyone who works out know that clichés come with the territory: “Feel the burn.” “You are what you eat.” “No pain, no gain.” But, just because a phrase is common doesn’t mean it’s true. Clichés can be used as shortcuts: “She’s as cute as a button.” “I’ve painted myself into a corner.” “It’s as […]

For the Health of It: Give your workout a tuneup

For the Health of It: Give your workout a tuneup

With January near the end and February right around the corner, warmer months are not that far off. The winter months are typically thought of as a hibernation time, but for the “fit minded” we use them to drop body fat for the inevitable bathing suit season. Now is the time to dial your workouts […]

For the Health of It: REAL-istic goal setting in 2016 and how to succeed at it

For the Health of It: REAL-istic goal setting in 2016 and how to succeed at it

It’s that time of year again, to start working on your new year resolutions. I can hardly say those three words without cringing nowadays. But, instead of dreading it, conquer it once and for all. Often, resolutions people make are so out of whack with real life that they often fall by the way-side halfway […]

For the Health of It: Exercising for you age; what to do when you reach certain milestones

For the Health of It: Exercising for you age; what to do when you reach certain milestones

I don’t care who you are, how old you are, what gender you are or what your ability is, you can achieve results. In my opinion, the key to long term fat loss success and to looking and feeling your best is through resistance training. You can’t be strong without it and loss of muscle […]

For the Health of It: Keep your fitness routine strong in the last month of 2015

For the Health of It: Keep your fitness routine strong in the last month of 2015

It is often said that it’s not how you start something but rather how you finish it that really counts. While the road to success is often paved with good intentions, sometimes we fall short in our quest to succeed. The reasons we fail may have nothing to do with ourselves personally, but rather how […]

For the Health of It: Avoid spinning wheels on your journey to healthy

For the Health of It: Avoid spinning wheels on your journey to healthy

When most people start on some sort of slim down program, they typically start off spinning their wheels with no real progress in the first several months. And when I say program this is what I mean: A person impulsively decides to start doing some form of exercise. This typically includes the latest fad version […]

For the Health of It: Do you know these 10 things about your muscles?

For the Health of It: Do you know these 10 things about your muscles?

The fitness industry is watered down with a misuse of words that can mislead even the savviest of fitness connoisseurs. Here are a few facts regarding your muscles: 1: You cannot flex, sculpt or firm up fat. You can build muscle and lose fat. Toning is a matter of losing fat and building muscle. Sculpting […]

For the Health of It: Use the last full three months of the year to get focus on what you want to get done

For the Health of It: Use the last full three months of the year to get focus on what you want to get done

It is often said that it’s not how you start something but rather how you finish it that really counts. While the road to success is often paved with good intentions, sometimes we fall short in our quest to succeed. The reasons we fail may have nothing to do with ourselves personally, but rather how […]

For the Health of It: What you should know before doing another squat

For the Health of It: What you should know before doing another squat

The good, the bad and the ugly, and some things you may have been thinking about. 1. Slow lifting. Avoid it unless you are completely new to training. If this is the case I recommend finding a trainer who can teach you the basics. Lifting super slowly just produces a super long workout- and that’s […]

For the Health of It: Jump off that bandwagon

For the Health of It: Jump off that bandwagon

Integration. These days it seems as if people jump on the bandwagon when it comes to the latest trend in fitness. If you do yoga, you only do yoga. If you spin, you only spin. If you lift, you only lift. Same goes for swimming, running, Zumba, cycling, etc. This is a huge problem in […]