Sports drinks vs water during exercise
Which do you prefer sports drinks or water? Most people think because it is a sports drink that anyone who does any type of exercise should be drinking it right? I mean it has the word sports in it. Now if you compare sports drinks to sodas or juice then absolutely you should be drinking sports drinks, they have a lot less sugar and calories. But water is King and unless you are performing vigorous exercise then water will be more than enough to refuel you. Most people don’t
Why stabilization training is so important
Stabilization training should be the starting point and foundation of any workout plan. Stabilization is the ability to prevent unwanted motion or movement. I start all of my clients in a stabilization period for at least one month so I can build a strong baseline to begin with. I always like to correlate stabilization to building a house, you need to have a solid foundation, and framing before you can put up the walls and pretty paint. If you have a weak structure then the f
Do you want to know how I got my flat stomach in 5 simple steps?
5 Simple steps to how I got my flat stomach. These are the 5 things I did to change my life. I was 40lbs overweight and I hated how I looked in the mirror. I had a big stomach and I had man boobs. I had low self-esteem and I lacked confidence. I tried to exercise but I was not consistent with it and I had very little motivation to work out. It was not until I changed my lifestyle and I adopted fitness with my arms wide open that I got the body that I wanted. You need to eat l
Benefits of Interval Training
Benefits of Interval Training Interval training is a type of exercise meant to burn the most amount of calories in the least amount of time. If you are crunched for time or you are bored of your current workout, then give interval training a try. HIIT otherwise known as high intensity interval training is where you alternate high intensity exercises with low intensity exercises. Keep in mind this is not circuit training. Circuit training is where you move from one exercise to
Signs of a good personal trainer
A good personal trainer is one who will help you achieve your goals and genuinely cares about you. Personal trainers are personal and they provide a relationship which is centered around you. Anyone can go online and find free workouts to do, but most people buy a personal trainer because they want someone to hold their hand and hold them accountable. Most of my clients tell me they hired me because they need someone to push them and tell them what to do. A good personal trai
NASM Certification! Certified Personal Trainer.
It's finally here! It only took 4 months for it to arrive...I took my certified personal trainer certification back in September and passed it. They said they were going to mail it to me but a couple of months later I still did not have it. I called them again and they re-sent it. Over the weekend it finally showed up in the mail. I am really proud of this certification and by far it has been the most interesting topic I have ever studied. I loved going to every single class
Exercise and Physical Activity: What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between physical activity and exercise, and how each can contribute to physical fitness. Physical activity is a movement that involves contracting your muscles. We do several activities througout the day, many of these may include — working around the house, gardening, walking, climbing stairs, taking care of children — are all examples of physical activity. Exercise is aspecific and planned activity— planned, purposeful physical activity performed with t
Glossary of fitness terms
Learn the jargon of the gym Aerobic. This involves movements of big muscles, this gets your heart rate pumping and the blood flowing. Oxygen consumption is used greatly. Anaroebic. This involves movements of big muscle groups as well but is very quick and short therefore using very little oxygen Balance. Your bodys ability to keep you from falling over, balance is very important to train so you can avoid injury in daily life. Balance training. There are different ways you can
12 tips for avoiding weight gain during the holidays
The holidays are a few days away. Don't let all of the hard work you have done throughout the year get ruined because of a couple of months. Some people thought you put on up to 10 lbs over the holidays but it is more like 1 pound of weight gain. Doesn't sound too bad right? Only one pound, but considering most people do not lose this one pound it starts to add up. The average weight gain per year is two pounds which breaks down to approximately 20 pounds in a decade! Think a
Cycling Class: Thrill to the Hill
Who doesn’t love a hill? If you want to add interest and attention to your next cycling class, make climbing your focus. The thrill of a hill can be any combination of challenging climbs and fast, fun downhills. The goal: to reach the summit! This class simulates the accelerating demands of intense climbs and exhilarating downhills. In the indoor cycling environment, seated and standing climbs add intensity, while downhills provide speed and recovery. The important and someti