6 Exercises for Stronger Triceps

The triceps is a muscle located on the back of your upper arm, and is responsible for extension. Along with the biceps brachii, it is responsible for powerful arm movements. Below, you will find 6 exercises for strengthening and toning that muscle. For us gals, that means less “arm dangles” and flapping, and a more tight and toned appearance! For all of us, it means a stronger and more powerful upper body that functions well. Continue reading 6 Exercises for Stronger Triceps

Support Your Healthy Lifestyle Change with Recreational Activities

We’re not in the fitness industry as much as we are in the “lifestyle” industry. While I have worked at over a half a dozen very different health clubs, the biggest thing I have noticed is that the key to long term success is creating daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly habits that last beyond the times you just don’t “feel like working out.” Continue reading Support Your Healthy Lifestyle Change with Recreational Activities

The Science Behind Trying New Things

It’s not easy to break out of your regular routine. Having a steady, consistent schedule is like chilling in your favorite sweats on a lazy day; it’s comfortable. But it’s also a little predictable, and can make you miss out on fabulous life experiences. That’s why trying new things is important. Continue reading The Science Behind Trying New Things

What to Do When You’re Stuck in a Workout Rut

If you ever have those days, weeks, or even months where you feel like you’re getting nowhere with your fitness routine, you might be in a workout rut. You catch yourself watching the clock more than usual during your workout, and you’re cutting it short because said clock is torturing you. You get yourself to the gym, but your mind isn’t there; you’re simply going through the motions. You feel like you’re working hard, but you’re not making any gains on your goals. You’re ridiculously bored when you’re at the gym. Those are all definite signs that point to being stuck in a workout rut. Here’s a few tips on what you can do to get out of that rut and back to loving your workout routine and making gains.

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5 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Health

I love reading wellness blogs. Whether I’m feeling sluggish, making every excuse I can to avoid the gym, or full of energy and motivation, I always feel inspired after reading the latest and greatest on fitness and nutrition advice from the leading health gurus. But in reality, if I followed every piece of advice that I read, I’d be doing nothing but planks and stuffing myself with wilted rabe and turmeric smoothies.

But with spring/summer finally here (knocking on wood as I write this), I am fully committed to seriously hitting the reset button on my wellness routine so I can rock my shorts and skirts that stayed hidden in drawers all too often last summer. I’ve tried a ton of different trends in wellness in the last few years. Some work really well, while others are quite frankly laughable in my opinion. So, as a self proclaimed wellness novice, here’s a simple list of tips and tricks that have worked for me consistently to gain energy and strength, and lose some serious inches. Continue reading 5 Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Your Health