From High Intensity Interval Training to Yoga

I needed to complete a presentation as part of the YMCA’s yoga training certification and I thought I would share my notes and thoughts about the whole process. I thought hard about this project and what it meant. I was asked to come up with a topic. Most were choosing things like, ‘Yoga for Runners’ or ‘SUP Boards and Yoga’ but I am very new to yoga without any prior knowledge other than a healthy …

A Simple Start Process to Get Moving

Stop scouring the internet looking for the perfect workout that will get your heart rate up, strengthen your body and get you losing those pesky pounds that are lingering in those places we really don’t want to mention. You have enough knowledge to get you started. Yes, you read that right. You can start right where you are today. Create Your Own Home Workouts! Not sure where to begin to build your own workout routine?  You …

Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

HIIT Workouts for Beginners

So you want to know more about HIIT training! Doing HIIT workouts (HIITs) can be a great way to get your cardiovascular training in, while also building muscle. The acronym stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and if you’re just starting to use this type of training in your fitness plan, it’s important to make sure you are consistently keeping proper form in order to avoid causing any injuries. Start with what you know! It’s also a good …

How to Lose Those Love Handles!

If you just do more exercises, you’ll tone up quickly and finally get rid of those love handles…right? Not so fast! There are three exercise-related ‘triggers’ that actually cause us to maintain, or even increase, our love handles. But don’t worry—you’re about to discover what those triggers are, and what you can do to finally get a handle on those love handles and lose them for good. Triggers that can cause your Love Handles Trigger …

Recovery Time – It’s What Makes Workouts Work

Here’s a fact that will probably surprise you: it isn’t training that makes you stronger—it’s the rest between training periods that actually improves our fitness. The reason for this is actually quite simple. When we rest, our bodies adapt to compensate for the stress it endures during our workouts. The change to our bodies happens as our bodies recover and become stronger after the stress and resistance of a workout. That additional strength can’t be …

Think if You Are Short On Time You Can’t To Lose Weight?

We all live busy lifestyles and never feel like there’s enough time to get everything done. We’ve all said, “I’m so busy,” or, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day,” probably more times than we can count. And with all of the responsibilities that fill up our calendars – work, family, volunteering, hobbies – it’s easy to think there’s no time left to get in shape and lose that extra weight.

How Does Intensity Matter in Your Workout?

So you think you’re active, right? Well, let’s find out if you are as active as you think you are. So much of the time we think we are active because we seem to be so busy.  But how many calories are we actually burning? Not as many as you may think. The intensity of the exercise definitely plays a role of how many calories you are burning but also how long you are exercising …