Why There’s No Such Thing as the Best Exercise

Last week we discussed the new and intriguing field of “nutrigenetics“, and how all of us, while we share a lot in common, do have individual differences in how our bodies respond to food, exercise, and other environmental factors. This week, I want to emphasize that in exercise, there’s no “one size fits all” solution. There is no one best exercise, there are lots of different types of cardio, weight lifting strategies, combination workouts and sports that people either naturally gravitate to, or find over time. As a trainer, I find that people come in with sets of issues, and it’s my job to navigate those to find not only the safest workout, but also the most palatable. And it needs to produce results! This can be a challenge, as you might imagine. Continue reading Why There’s No Such Thing as the Best Exercise

10 Reasons to Not Give Up on Your Fitness Resolutions

Did you make New Year’s fitness resolutions this year? If you’re having a difficult time sticking with it, or even if it has completely fallen to the wayside, don’t despair. Even the best-laid resolutions can lose steam by spring. We’re here to ask you not to give up on your fitness resolutions, and instead to find a little motivation in our list of ten reasons why you should stick with them. Continue reading 10 Reasons to Not Give Up on Your Fitness Resolutions

Bring a Fresh Start to Your Routine with a Spring Workout Makeover

Spring is here, so get ready to shed the winter blues and spring into a new season! Spring is a time of renewal, so it’s the perfect time to revitalize your routine with a spring workout makeover. Here are a few tips to get you moving outdoors so you can make the most of the vibrant season. Continue reading Bring a Fresh Start to Your Routine with a Spring Workout Makeover

How to Read a Swim Workout

Many beginner swimmers set out with a goal of swimming a half mile or a mile straight through. I cringe when I hear that—it’s not really the best way to do a swim workout. If you were lifting weights, you would do 3 sets of 10 repetitions of a biceps curl, instead of 30 straight repetitions, right? The same goes for swimming. Continue reading How to Read a Swim Workout