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Along with its Fit4Less locations, the chain is the latest business to take action during the COVID-19 crisis.
The way to successfully adopt a healthier lifestyle is to find innovative and often immediate ways to "re-route!"
They want to sell a product and promote their brand, but not all pieces of equipment or modes of training are appropriate for all people.
It wasn't until I stepped out of the gym and started exercising in nature, that I found success in my weight loss journey.
If you're a regular Joe hitting the gym, possibly after a hiatus, you don't need to be following LeBron James' in-season program to optimize your results.
Not all trainers will have a degree in kinesiology, but a great personal trainer continues to take courses to build their practical skill set
It's not always the cheapest thing to get fit, but there are some ways that you can make fitness more affordable.
Too many of us let "brain propaganda" highjack our lives. You know what I am talking about: "Who cares if I hit the snooze button and miss my workout just this once?" Or, "I can eat this cake - what does it matter?" Or, "Why even try to lose weight... I am just going to fail. I can't do anything right."
I am currently renewing my fascial stretching certification from the Stretch To Win Institute. (Fascia is sheets of connective webbing that encases and connects the entire body; it unites bones and muscles.) I do partner fascial stretching with clients, but attending the course reminded me how wonderful the motions feel in my own body. I am now re-motivated to prioritize fascial stretching after every run.
In a fitness culture that still toes the "bigger, faster, farther and heavier is better" line, many of us end up pushing ourselves far beyond what is necessary to achieve functional strength, often risking injury to do so. How can we evolve our mindset to optimize our exercise routine?
What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.
I am going to admit something. I didn't know "fitness hacks" were a thing until Lisa Davis asked me to chat about them on
My 2017 goal for you is to put yourself at the top of your "favourite things" list; make 2017 the year of YOU!
I know, we're only in November, but the end of the year is actually a great chance to re-evaluate your goals with enough time to prepare for the New Year ahead of you. So even though it may seem like an unconventional time to take stock of what you were hoping to accomplish this 2016, it's actually a great time to recognize your accomplishments.
There are many days that I want to just stay in bed and sleep but I push myself out the door to the gym and I feel like a whole different person afterwards. When I was at my lowest mental state and 100 pounds overweight, it was hard to even walk through the doors to a gym. I was completely out of shape and had no idea what to do.
It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media
I am not sure how this is possible, but it is officially fall and this is my sixth "favourite things" themed blog. Time seriously
Have you ever noticed that people who are active or play sports always seem to be able to do more things -- they just appear to enjoy life more than their sedentary, unfit counterparts. They are able to move their body with more ease and generally have no problem carrying out normal activities of daily living.
I've made no secret of the fact that I am someone who has a history with depression and eating disorders; in fact I've written
Barre is hard to describe, but I would say it's a fitness class based on small movements, core strength, using muscles you don't even know you have, and perfecting your form. After just one class, I discovered that barre has much more to do with yourself than the people or even the music around you.