5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

by: Patrick Limon

Even though hiring a personal trainer can be expensive, there are many reasons why it is worth your time and money.

  1. Accountability

We always assume that if we toss our workout clothes in our gym bag and put them in the car that we will definitely go to the gym when our workday is finished. This is not always the case. This would-be gym session is . . .  read more

Get in the Zone, The Fat Burn Zone

by: Ashton Smith

The prevalence of overweight persons and obesity in the United States has been rising exponentially in recent years. Health guidelines recommended dietary changes with increases in physical activity. With loss of body fat as the primary objective, exercise that optimizes metabolism of fat has been key. The fat burning zone seems to . . .  read more

Free Weights vs. Machines

 

by Taylor Mogg

If you walk into any gym or fitness facility there is an overwhelming amount of exercise equipment, consisting of free weights and machines. How do you know which equipment is best for you? Below is a list of advantages of both free weights and machines to hopefully make it easier to choose the next time you’re in the gym.

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Learn to Love Exercise

Learn to Love Exercise

by: LeShelby Winrow

Are you one of those people that hates exercising or find it to be a hassle? As research has proven is important to engage in physical activity almost daily. It is beneficial for every aspect of health. It can help improve body composition, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and can increase life span. The . . .  read more

Stretching

by: Lauren Clonts

For some people, stretching is a mandatory way to end a workout while others end their workouts and leave as fast as possible. Whether or not you stretch and how you stretch can improve or decrease your performance. Stretching before a workout is crucial to prevent injuries and stretching after is to help with muscle soreness and . . .  read more

Are Muscle Imbalances Your Issue?

Normally, when we think of muscle imbalance, we think of the guy with a huge upper body and tiny legs. While that is imbalance, it isn’t what health and fitness professionals use the term as. Muscle imbalances occur when one muscle is stronger than its opposing muscle causing restricted range of motion of the joint, increase risk of injury, and . . .  read more

Why Resistance Train?

By: LeShelby Winrow

What is resistance training and why should we be doing it? Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscle to contract against an outside force. This can be done using weight, resistance bands or bodyweight. Resistance training can be done separately or combined with a cardiovascular routine. The American College of . . .  read more

Why We Need Sleep

By: Taylor Mogg

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being. Yet, millions of people do not get the proper amount of sleep that is needed every night (around 8 hours); with reasons varying from sleep disorders to simply watching too much Netflix at night. We all know how we feel the next morning when we did not get enough sleep the night . . .  read more

Why You Need HIIT in Your Life

High intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, is a fairly new workout trend that may just stick around for a while. HIIT is a type of training of repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by less intense activity and varied recovery times. As an athlete, I have always favored strength training over cardio. When I think of cardio my . . .  read more