Are you one of those people who spends hours in the gym moving from one cardiovascular machine to the next? Do you feel that you need to burn enough calories by doing hours of cardio so that you can indulge later in tasty desserts or drinks with your friends? Do you feel frustrated with all the effort and time you are putting into doing cardio and not seeing any results?
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The most important part of your run are your shoes. If you need guidance on what shoes to buy, then visit my blog post Lace it Up, Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type. Last week we talked about running apparel and to accommodate that apparel, you need some essential accessories that will benefit your runs. You don’t need to spend a lot of money when you buy items to
You ride on the trails, you bike to work, you spend your weekends racing with friends, or you simply just like to hop on a bike and go for a casual bike ride. Whatever your reason, there are so many health benefits of cycling outdoors. Regardless of how far you ride, cycling is one of the most efficient modes of transportation around the world. Even though I’m an indoor cycling
I started working out with weights when I was in high school. I was a cross country runner with a scrawny little body and skinny legs with very little muscle on my body. In fact, I was so tiny that if a group of people blew on me, I would have been swept away, far away (not kidding). After speaking with my science teacher who supervised the high school weight
Spring has arrived, the days are getting longer, and weather is warmer, and going to the gym is becoming a little tiresome. For those who live in a northern climate and don’t see much of the outdoors for several months on hand, you want to get outside and enjoy some fun in the sun once spring has arrived. Is that fitness routine or class getting a little monotonous for you?
Focusing during cardio exercise can be challenging, especially if it’s a HITT workout. It’s hard to get lost in your thoughts when you’re working at a high intensity as you need to be aware of when to start, stop, slow down, speed up, and change the intensity of an exercise. It’s important to be focused and be in the moment when you’re performing this type of workout so as your
As a personal trainer, I get asked a lot of questions about fitness, nutrition, and mindset. I was teaching a spin class earlier this week and I happen to overhear a conversation from a women saying that she had gained weight and she was very upset what she noticed on the scale. Now, I looked at this women and she was quite tall, very slim, very muscular, and had very
Here we are at the end of our ‘Live Your Best Life’ journey. I hope the tips Art and I have provided you have been somewhat helpful. In all honesty it’s been a little challenging to find time to write every day but it was necessary. If we have helped just one person change their life through healthy eating and exercising, our goal was achieved. As I mentioned yesterday in
Oh, the elusive pull up. It seems to be on many people’s wish list. The other day Art brought home a pull up bar for me. Let me tell you, it’s been a while since I did a pull-up. Back in my early 30’s I was heavily into weight training and was able to do about 8 or 9 of them no problem. Today, not so easy. bI was a