organic-food

What Organic Products Should I Buy?

  What exactly does the term “organic” mean? In terms of “organic” food, it means they are grown and processed according to federal guidelines that oversee soil quality, use of additives, pest and weed control, and animal raising practices. Package…

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Reasons why you feel tired

Feeling Tired: A Symptom You Should Never Ignore

If you’re feeling fatigued and tired, it’s a symptom you should never ignore. Ongoing fatigue is a sign that your homeostasis (balance in your body) is off. Too many people gravitate to stimulants such as coffee, green tea, various sugars…

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Perfect Your Form Total Gym Leg Exercises

Do You Have Good Leg Form on the Total Gym?

There’s something to be said for good quality of movement, especially when working out. Every exercise performed should be learned with proper technique to maximize performance and prevent injury.   Often, the correct form of an exercise gets “messed up”…

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Quick Lunch Break Workout

Quick Lunch Break Workout

Over the course of my 11-plus year career in the fitness industry, I have heard my share of excuses from people about why they can’t work out on a regular basis. However, the most common reason that I hear from…

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crunches vs planks

Crunches vs. planks: Which is better?

Which workout is better – crunches or planks? When we’re talking about developing a lean, rock-solid core, some exercises are better than others. The truth is, the key to a defined midsection is always going to come down to diet….

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Perfect Your Form - Total Gym Arm Exercises

Perfect Your Form: Total Gym Arm Exercises

The human body performs 5 basic movement patterns of pushing, pulling, bending, rotating, and single leg movements. Everyday activities, sports, and exercises use these movements in a variety of ways, sometimes improperly. Repetitive movements when done incorrectly can result in…

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Tips on Fixing Muscle Imbalances

Generally, a perfectly balanced body works better, looks better and can certainly help us stay injury free! Sadly, we are not born perfect, and despite the importance of maintaining muscle balance, most people and even some trainers seem to have…

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rhabdomyolysis

What Is Rhabdomyolysis and How Can You Prevent It?

Have you ever wondered if too much of a good thing can be bad for you? Have you ever worked out to the point of extreme exhaustion and experienced severe prolonged muscle aches? How hard is too hard and how…

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Six Moves to Strengthen Your Arms

Six Moves to Strengthen Your Arms

What’s your motivation for working out? Common responses include: building muscle, injury prevention, losing a few pounds and getting stronger. One popular underlying reason is wanting to look good. Some people might be hesitant to share that but they shouldn’t…

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ward-off-mosquitoes

Warding Off Mosquitoes and Working Out

We already know that as we exercise and exhale more excessively, our body gives off more heat, sweat and carbon dioxide, which can attract mosquitoes that carry a nasty bite. Other bodily functions exude different fluids as we exercise, and…

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