Category Archives: Group Training

The Benefits of Sleep

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Sufficient sleep is increasingly being recognized as an essential aspect of health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Studies, however, suggest that more Americans are getting an insufficient amount of sleep (many of us are sleeping less than six hours a night) … Continue reading

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The Importance of Core Strength Exercises

Almost everyone at some point in his or her life experiences back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, which is the most common cause … Continue reading

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Maximizing Energy Expenditure During Workouts

As a trainer, I watch people work out on a regular basis at the gym. Many of them follow the same exact workout routine each time. I give credit to these people for working out and being consistent. I know, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Appropriate Footwear

As shock absorbers, your feet are subjected to nearly one million pounds of pressure during one hour of strenuous exercise. Proper footwear is important to cushion these loads. Carefully choosing the right fit and style of exercise shoe can prevent injury that … Continue reading

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Fitness Level is More Important Than Body Weight

Your fitness level may be more important to overall health than body weight when it comes to life expectancy. We sometimes get caught up in the number of pounds lost and lose focus on the more important benefits of fitness. … Continue reading

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Winning not Whining: Doing What You Can to Train Around the Pain

If you’re a regular at the gym, chances are you’ve felt aches and pains that come with working out.  The challenge comes from knowing the difference between the regular pain that comes from working the muscles that haven’t been worked in … Continue reading

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Giving the Gift of Health for the Holidays

It’s a busy time of year.  We’re all running around, decking the halls, going from holiday party to holiday party and trying to get all of our shopping done.  This year, why not make things a little easier in the gift giving department … Continue reading

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Cardio with a Purpose

Don’t waste your time!  Isn’t the number one excuse for skipping the gym is your hectic life? So make the most of your cardiovascular exercises. Cardio is exercise that elevates your heart rate for an extended period of time, engages the … Continue reading

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Pit Crew? Fit Crew!

As you probably know, a pit stop is when a racing car stops during a race for refueling, new tires, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, or any combination of the above.  Even though the drivers are top professionals and … Continue reading

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The Heat is on so Head to the Pool

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One of the best parts of summer is the ability to switch up your exercise routine to avoid the monotony of the winter months. For example, take advantage of the heat and take your workout to the pool. Swimming will … Continue reading

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