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…

Exercise vs Food

There are many meal formats and diets to choose from but reality bluntly reminds us that they are useless without consistent exercise. Not a day goes by without someone touting the way that they eat as the key to health nirvana! Whether it is the Paleo diet, Atkins, Vegan, Vegetarian or whatever; there is no…

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Physically Fit

Getting and staying physically fit is not advanced rocket science but many people make it seem as though it is. With some mental and perceptual adjustments, you can and will build a healthy lifestyle! Here are 5 reasons why people fail: 1. No Action  While it is great to want, hope, wish and pray for…

Wake Up Call Statistics

With all of the health & fitness content buzzing around the internet and social media, it would seem as though physical activity has become much more prevalent. Reality says NO! Here is some of the latest information on where we stand in terms of physical activity in our country: http://bit.ly/198BfDC

Are you taking fitness too serious?

Being physically active and eating healthy is a great but taking them too seriously can often be counterproductive! It is no secret that proper nutrition and eating healthy are absolutely necessary for overall good health but you don’t have to let your endeavors become yet another aspect of life to dread. Every week, we receive…

Exercise is Medicine Month

May is a month that comes with numerous health & fitness oriented observances but one of our favorites is Exercise is Medicine Month that was started in 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine. It is a grassroots initiative that is a call to action to make physical activity a top priority in our…

Enjoy Physical Activity? Yes!

In this digital, fast paced, “all out” world in which we live in, it would be easy to assume that the only way to achieve a healthy lifestyle is by the high intense, flashy forms of exercise that dominate all forms of media. Wrong! Ignore all of the flash, loud music and images of perfect…