Getting Into Summer Shape

Living a healthy lifestyle comes with a number of benefits, but we often focus even more when summer comes around. Although health and fitness are year-long goals, there are steps you can take to make that extra push. Here are a few tips for getting into summer shape. Professional Help Many people are able to stay in excellent shape without relying on expert help. However, a few sessions with a personal trainer can help you develop a … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Start Pilates Today

Looking to mix up your workout? If you haven’t already become a convert, Pilates is an effective workout for all - from athletes to those recovering from an injury. Read below to discover what Pilates can deliver you and your body and why you should try a class (or 10). All-round fitness One of the most impressive aspects of Pilates is its versatility as a work-out. Strength and endurance is delivered through load bearing exercises and … [Read more...]

What Can You Do When Standard Workout Motivations Fail?

It’s fair to say that most people who engage with a fitness routine know that they may, at some point, struggle with motivation. This is a well-known problem, and one that has led to the rise of multiple advice columns and tips in the past. However, motivation is a curious thing, and many people find that the “guaranteed”  motivators don’t always work for them. While it can be helpful to buy a dress in a lower size as a target goal, or engage … [Read more...]

Five Effective Ways to Sneak in a Workout

Five Effective Ways to Sneak in a Workout As a parent, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. Often, we know what we have to do to get healthy but don’t know how to allocate the time into our busy schedules. Fortunately, it is simpler than you might think. Here are five effective ways to sneak in a workout, while working toward building a consistent exercise routine. Use the Dose Effect to Your Advantage You may have heard … [Read more...]

4 Things To Do Right After Your Yoga Workout Is Complete

4 Things To Do Right After Your Yoga Workout Is Complete Anyone who has ever done yoga knows the feeling that descends the moment you complete your workout. You feel energized yet relaxed, and your mind is more ordered than it will be at any other point in the day. It’s a delightful feeling, and often the temptation is to sit for awhile and bask in it. There’s no harm in basking, but there’s a few other ways you can extend the benefit of … [Read more...]

Is Weightlifting Safe For Your Kids?

Is Weightlifting Safe For Your Kids? Immediately, you’re probably thinking, wait what? My child doesn’t want to lift weights, but you’d be surprised. Boys, in particular, tend to start talking about weightlifting around the age of puberty. They want to be strong, fit and athletic. Weightlifting may even be encouraged in older teenagers who are on sports teams. But should you let your child weight lift or engage in this type of strenuous … [Read more...]

My Weight Loss Journey | Losing Over 180 Pounds | Half My Body Weight

My Weight Loss Journey | I Lost 180 Pounds Updated at the bottom! It's crazy for me to believe that it's been 14 years now since I took my most desperate step to take back control of my life. At 367 pounds I felt like I had tried everything in my power to lose weight … EVERYTHING . I tried every fad diet (remember cabbage soup?), I tried programs like Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem, I even tried a year of cardio only at the gym (I went 7 … [Read more...]