Fitness

There Will be Pain - Pleasure Comes at a Price

There Will be Pain - Pleasure Comes at a Price

DON’T GIVE UP WHAT YOU TRULY WANT FOR WHAT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW. PAIN IN THIS LIFE IS A GUARANTEE. THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE PAIN. THE PAIN OF SAME OR THE PAIN OF CHANGE. THE PAIN OF WORKING OUT OR THE PAIN OF REGRET. THE PAIN OF NOT EATING WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT, OR THE PAIN OF THE CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DO. WHICH PAIN WILL YOU CHOOSE?

The Perfect Personal Trainer for YOU, follow the 10 P's!

The Perfect Personal Trainer for YOU, follow the 10 P's!

Finding the perfect personal trainer for you can be like tossing a coin and letting chance be your guide. On the other hand, you can take a little time on the front end and you’ll come out ahead of lady luck every time.

In this post I will share 10 of the Ps associated with finding the one for you.

Summer's Here and So Is the Heat

Summer's Here and So Is the Heat

Summer is finally here. This means vacations, sunshine, pool parties, BBQ, lazy days and long nights. In the South, it also signals the coming of the dreaded heat and humidity. The it’s-too-hot-to-touch-the-steering-wheel days and the it’s-way-too-hot-to-go-outside days. And, let’s not forget the it’s-definitely-too-hot-to-workout days.

So, how can we beat the heat and stay active? Here are a few summertime tips to help keep you motivated to stay active, even on those too-hot-to-move days.

#MoveinMay - It’s Time to Pump You Up

#MoveinMay - It’s Time to Pump You Up

You’ve broken the barrier on physical activity. You started slowly and gradually added more activities to your daily routine. Then, you combined moderate-intense and vigorous activities and learned how to exercise in your target heart rate zone for maximum benefits. So, what’s next?

In the famous words of SNL alums Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon as Hans and Franz, “It’s time to pump (clap) you up.”

#MoveinMay - Time to Add Intensity to Your Exercise

#MoveinMay - Time to Add Intensity to Your Exercise

Now that you’re comfortable with moderate physical activities, you can begin to increase your intensity. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intense aerobic activity at least 5 days a week or 25 minutes of vigorous-intense aerobic activity at least 3 days a week - or a combination of both.

Exercising With Your Kids

Exercising With Your Kids

Remember in elementary and middle school when you had required gym time everyday? Remember that you actually enjoyed it? It’s because the gym teachers made it fun! You didn’t even realize you were exercising. This is before you realized that frog jumps were actually just jump squats. If you REALLY had a cool gym teacher then you got to make frog sounds while exploding next to your best friend in these frog jumps. Regardless, it was fun. Why not get a workout in and ask your kids to join!? They’ll love it and it’ll be a change for you. No, I don’t suggest making frog noises if your kids aren’t working out with you. Unless, that makes you happy. Then to each their own, and ribbit away!

Take Your Workout Outside

Take Your Workout Outside

A study done by the Scottish Healthy Survey observed 2,000 active participants. They found those who took their workout outdoors had a 50 percent greater positive effect on mental health than going to the gym. 50 percent!!

Another study by Glasgow University found that doing some type of cardio outdoors dramatically reduces stress.

A third study, reported by BBC, found that by spending just 5 minutes of exercise outdoors can improve your mood and self esteem.

Do you get the point!?! Let’s get outside!! Even if it’s just for a few minutes, you’ll notice a difference!