Archive for the ‘MOTIVATION’ Category

Reasons to Cancel Your Gym Membership

The gym used to be the premier location for fitness. It’s where people go to lift, sweat, burn, blast, tone, strengthen and build their bodies. The gym has it all, but you don’t use it all. Maybe you don’t have the time, or you only want to focus on specific things. Reality is that the gym is […]

Exposing the Top 10 Fitness Myths

With so many people offering advice on weight loss, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. All too often you’ve overheard a hardworking gym-goer sharing a well-meaning but ill-informed tip with another exerciser or even yourself. And you’re not the only one who’s heard fitness folklore being swapped on the training room floor. […]

5 Tips to Build Big Arms

  Ashley Hoffmann has one of the best physiques in the biz. Here are 5 of her favorite arm-building tips you can use in your workouts or in Ashley’s own arms blitz!

How to start exercising again

  If you’re sitting there feeling lethargic and assessing your growing waistline, your thoughts may be turning to actually doing something about it. However, it may be that you’ve not been to a gym in quite a while, or worse still, you may be paying for your gym or health club membership but not even using it. So, […]

5 Elements of a Perfect Workout

Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded fitness training program is essential. Include these five elements to create a balanced routine. 1) Aerobic fitness

13 Fitness Hacks That Can Simplify Your Workouts

How many times have you had your mind set on exercising, but talked yourself out of it? It’s easy to justify skipping daily exercise when you are busy, tired or sore. But unless you work out consistently, you won’t get great results. Here are some fitness hacks to simplify your workouts and make exercise plans […]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Exercise Regularly

Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started. I know that we have all had days where you are tired or have a lot going on and the last thing that you want to do is squeeze in a workout.     Well, here are 5 tips that will hopefully motivate you to get […]

12 Ways To Burn More Calories While Running

Running is one of the greatest, and cheapest ways to improve your cardiovascular health. You can find avid runners going for their daily run regardless of the temperature, or the conditions outside of their window. If you’ve been stung by the running bug, you’ve probably not only felt the physical benefits, but also experienced the […]

The Difference Between Toning Muscle and Bulking Muscle

What Is Toning? When most people say that they want to “tone up,” what they usually mean is that they want to become leaner. Basically, they want to lose fat, and add a little muscle definition—but not so much muscle mass that they look like a bodybuilder (much more on that later). In the fitness […]

5 tips for starting a new healthy life

Our thoughts govern each and every aspect of our lives. Many people go about their lives in mainly a non-thinking mode. Their thinking is non-thinking simply because they have a tendency to let other people manage them rather than taking manage themselves. I see a lot of people get caught up with some reality Television […]

6 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

Studies such as those conducted by Laval University, East Tennessee State University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of New South Wales have shown that shorter, high-intensity cardio sessions result in greater fat loss over time than low-intensity sessions. Research has also shown that high-intensity training is more muscle-sparing than low-intensity cardio.

10 Trainers Share Their BEST Strength-Training Tips

In 2011, I was both shocked and honored to be named America’s Top Personal Trainer to Watch in the first-ever contest of its kind, which was run by Life Fitness and the American Council on Exercise, and I have continued to be involved as a judge and consultant for the contest in recent years. It has expanded […]

Staying Patient in Your Weight Loss Journey

Haven’t we all wished at one time or another to have a magic wand and make things appear or disappear? A wave of the wand could make unwanted pounds vanish, a washboard stomach appear, or instantly have sculpted, muscular arms. The thought of getting what you want when you want it, as appealing as it […]

Treadmill Tips to Burn More Calories

A prime tool for achieving a complete cardiovascular workout, a treadmill enables a person to carry out any exercise, be it walking, jogging or running, to burn calories effectively. While a treadmill helps in burning off unwanted calories, it requires the right approach to work towards it. A good treadmill offers variable speeds and inclines, thereby […]

How to Transform Yourself in 6 Weeks

This is a guest post from Trent Bender, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Nutrition & Supplement Specialist and Fitness Athlete of PIT Fitness. The three most common comments I get from moms who begin training with me are: I don’t have much time to spend working out. I want to lose weight. I want to tone up. I […]

The Benefits of Shorter Workouts

The duration of your workout session is not as nearly as important as the physical and mental benefits that you gain from exercising. We all area aware of how much we benefit mentally and physically from a great workout, regardless of the length. However, we may not always have the time or motivation to get to the gym, or […]

Mental Rules Of Fit Women

Attitude plays a big part to whether you thrive with your fitness goals or you fail. Here are 10 mental rules that fit women… Attitude plays a big part to whether you thrive with your fitness goals or you fail. Here are 10 mental rules that fit women follow that helps them continue being successful in […]

The 15 Best Training Tips You’ve Ever Heard

Want to know the secrets to getting a toned, trim body in record time? We did too, so we went straight to the top…

5 Tips to Become a Morning Exerciser

There’s a reason the word exercise is so often followed by the word routine: When it comes to fitness, we’re creatures of habit. But there is ample research to support the idea that change can bring significant benefits to your body. And you can train yourself to accept change. Yoga-averse? Cardio-phobic? You don’t have to […]

Exposing the Top 10 Fitness Myths

  With so many people offering advice on weight loss, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. All too often you’ve overheard a hardworking gym-goer sharing a well-meaning but ill-informed tip with another exerciser or even yourself. And you’re not the only one who’s heard fitness folklore being swapped on the training room […]