Foreword: Today’s expert author is a good friend of mine – we grew up in the same area where she was a great college athlete. She has taken that drive and poured it into becoming a top-notch trainer and coach – especially with the program she developed: FierceFIT. I dig her fitness philosophy which mirrors what we do here… Read more →
Calorie deficits: how to remove almost 40 lbs of calories a year! by Josh Anderson Founder and Editor of Always Active Athletics Why do we think that weight loss has to be this incredibly hard journey? In its simplest form it is all about creating a calorie deficit; we want to use more calories than… Read more →
Foreword: This week we have a great article from Joan Pagano – best selling fitness author. I actually own her most recent book (Strength Training Exercises for Women) and know for a fact that it’s really informative and just well done overall – plus we’ve interviewed her before! Anyways, we keep with our theme of staying active… Read more →
Quick Tip of the Week: Energize with Exercise
Besides a pot of coffee, one way to energize is through exercise! Getting the blood pumping and endorphins kicking in is a great way to achieve elevated energy levels. One option is morning workouts before you head off to work.
While it may be torture to get out of bed 45 minutes early, it can set you up for a great day. Once you get the endorphins flowing you will be energized for the day to come! Energizing exercise could be the answer you’re looking for! ∞
Foreword: Hormones influence everything we do. From how we interact in a group to fat uptake to muscle production we all know hormones play a huge role in our daily lives! In this guest post we discuss the hormone oxytocin and how it can influence group exercises classes and even team chemistry! How a hormone can affect group exercise classes… by: Nick Stokes Although… Read more →
Foreword: Many people do amazing when it comes to eating healthy … at home, but put them into a restaurant and that goes out the window! From massive bar tabs to doubling their dessert, eating out on the town doesn’t have to break the nutrition bank. Check out these healthy eating tips from our guest author to control your nutrition even during a night on the town! Healthy eating tips to take to… Read more →
Give these delicious patties a try the next time you have leftover quinoa. Other vegetables can stand in for the carrots and zucchini – consider asparagus or broccoli. Makes 12 quinoa patties. Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa Patties Ingredients: 3 cups quinoa, cooked ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated ½ cup non- or low fat plain Greek yogurt 1 medium carrot, grated 1… Read more →
Foreword: At-home workouts are a great way to get amazing results without having to drive to the gym or pay for a membership. This guest post breaks down some easy tips on how to improve your results in a simplistic, actionable fashion! At-home workouts could be just what you are looking for! Get great results with at-home workouts! by: Anne Pennington Passionate… Read more →
Red lentils are so quick and easy to cook. They are an excellent source of soluble fiber that provides a slow-burning carbohydrate source to feed you steady energy. [Sounds like a really great, energizing combination!] Makes 4 servings. Toasted Spice Carrot and Lentil Soup Ingredients: 2 teaspoons cumin seeds ⅛ teaspoon chili flakes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large carrots,… Read more →
Foreword: I’m not a big morning person (understatement of the year) but when I do perform a morning exercise routine I always feel more energized throughout the day. Not only that, but it can save you time and ensure that a busy afternoon doesn’t keep you from exercising – there goes that excuse! Check out this guest post for more! Morning Exercise: Save time and energize! by: Cassandra Palacios Trainer at Orangetheory Fitness It’s 7 a.m. and you… Read more →
“Tone, Tighten, Firm, and Strengthen Your Abs” Overview: This is an incredibly effective product by anyone’s standards. And while not an excuse to not workout, this is a great tool to have in the arsenal! Ease of Use: 4/5 Instructions: 3.75/5 Practicality: 5/5 Storage: 5/5 Battery: 3.75/5 Effectiveness: 5/5 Overall: 4.41 / 5 Blasting your core! Flexbelt review: I recently reviewed the Flexbelt, an electrical muscle stimulating belt that… Read more →
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