Fitness

5 Ways to Focus on Your Fitness

5 Ways to Focus on Your Fitness

5 Ways to Focus on Your Fitness (Now That the Kids Are Back in School)

Yahoo!! The kids are back in school. Okay, not everyone feels that way, but many do. It’s great when they get out for the summer, but by the time school roles back around (and it seems earlier every year), I was always ready to get mine back on a schedule. Summer is fun and we generally are very active during the summer, but the structure of a daily schedule is often out during the summer.

How To Fit Fitness Into A Busy Lifestyle

How To Fit Fitness Into A Busy Lifestyle

We all seem to have busier lifestyles than ever before. We juggle work, family, kid’s sports and activities, family time, church, volunteering and occasionally some hobbies we enjoy. Fitting fitness into our lives seems nearly impossible, but there are ways to overcome these obstacles.

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.