#1 key to an active lifestyle!

The key to an active lifestyle isn’t in web and Instagram posts with ripped dudes flexing in mirrors or women posting pictures of their butts in every photo then calling themselves “experts,” “motivators” and “influencers” who are helping you. Wrong, they are trying to help themselves. All the answers and success will come from you and…

4 Ways to Finally Stay Physically Active

Everyone is an athlete on sunny days or when the timing is perfect for exercise or an outdoor adventure…but what about on rainy days or when you’re sleep deprived, tired from long work hours or simply don’t feel like doing a damn thing? What about when there are no friends available for a walk, run…

Set it Up Sunday

Every Sunday is Set it Up Sunday which is the day we encourage you to make your upcoming week and life easier by: getting your healthy meals prepared and stored, whatever supplements you use ready to go, your healthy snacks packed and ready to go, your workout clothes washed/packed and ready to go, your workouts and activities planned and…

No Time-No Excuse

In a world that is increasingly taking up more of our time, it is easy to fool yourself into believing that you don’t have enough time to exercise which is nonsense. We make the time for the things we deem important in our lives. Not having enough time is based on the myth that you…

Physical Activity Revolution?

Take a deep breath and savor this moment people because you are right in the middle of a silent revolution with regard to physical activity, health & fitness. The days of rigid programs and the so-called “best way to do things” are starting to fall victim to a more expansive and diverse mindset when it…

The Secret to Supplementation

Aside from the obvious which is to choose supplements wisely, modestly and to back things up with solid nutrition, the true secret to any successful supplementation program is actually taking them. Many people go to great lengths to choose and purchase supplements then fail to actually use them. One of the main culprits is losing…

The Weight-Loss Myth: Part 1

Millions of people view weight loss as the pot of gold at the end of the fitness rainbow yet despite the millions of pounds lost each year, there are just as many pounds gained. Something is missing. The health & fitness industry produces over 60 billion a year in revenue while our country’s level of…

First Mile is the Worst Mile

The first few minutes of a run, bike ride, hike, rowing session or weight training session can quite often be brutal. A great way to avoid “the first mile is the worst mile” period is by staying diligent with your pre-workout warm up activities. We would all like to believe that we are so awesome…

News: America’s Fittest City Results

The results are in! Compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), here is a list of America’s fittest cities: http://bit.ly/12iFMGg Minneapolis-St. Paul continues to dominate despite having brutal winters. That city simply gets it done, congrats to them! No matter where you live or what these results yield, take it upon yourself to get…

From the Editor: Branch Out and Blossom

The various types of exercise and training formats that are available these days are both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because having options opens up the world and allows people to experience different activities, sports and the specific techniques that come along with them. A curse because for many people, having so many…

3 Ways to Fight Snack-Attacks

Over-snacking can disrupt even the best of meal plans, so it is important to make sure that you are ready before they hit! It is too easy to assume that once we become active and fit, our lives become easy and dietary or exercise mistakes are things of the past…wrong! Whether you are sedentary or…

Strength Basics: The Front Squat

We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your lower body muscles strong, flexible and balanced. The Front Squat is a great exercise that should always be in your rotation of basic moves. It develops lower body strength, endurance and power. This move is great for those who have trouble performing the standard…