July, 2015

The Power of the Deadlift: The Single Most-Effective Exercise

The Power of the Deadlift: The Single Most-Effective Exercise

So you have seen others performing the deadlift exercise and generally you observe that this exercise is a power exercise designed for football players and bodybuilders.  Then your personal trainer informs you that you will learn this exercise in the upcoming week.  Great, does this mean you will become bulky and extremely muscular?  Possibly, but […]

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The 30-Minute Full Body Workout in the Gym

The 30-Minute Full Body Workout in the Gym

Thirty minutes every day of the week for a healthy outlook.  Maybe you have heard this before, but this is the recommended amount of exercise you should get every day at minimum.  With a busy life, schedule, and a work schedule that just is not supportive of going to the gym, going to the gym […]

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5 Common Weight Loss Myths

5 Common Weight Loss Myths

No matter how great or bad your weight loss program has been, there is some inclination to believe some methods work better than others.  While a consistent diet and exercise routine is important for weight loss programs, the success or demise of your program is directed around how self-disciplined you are. So your friend or […]

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A Guide to Get Fit for Summer

A Guide to Get Fit for Summer

Summer means longer days and more hours of sunlight. Take advantage of this by getting outside and staying active. Outdoor Activities to Get Fit for Summer With it being Arizona, you’ll need to be prepared for the heat when getting fit for summer. It can start to get very warm as early at February. This […]

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Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

Have you ever wondered if it is a little obsessive of those individuals who eat healthy?  Not just healthy, but really, really healthy all the time?  While it may not be obsessive to constantly eat healthy no matter the situation, it is considered to be a condition which affects otherwise healthy individuals who have an […]

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The Different Ab Muscles in Your Body and How to Train Them

The Different Ab Muscles in Your Body and How to Train Them

You train every part of your body, making sure to hit as many muscle groups as you can to look good and feel even better.  When looking at your abs in the mirror, you see some definition, but often look as if you want them to look better, feel stronger, and become leaner.  The first […]

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The Hidden Calories in Condiments

The Hidden Calories in Condiments

Condiments have been (and remain to be) a staple on many foods including cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and for when we eat raw vegetables.  However, what are the purposes of condiments?  For many, a condiment is used to enhance the flavor or to add flavor to a particular item.  For some, a condiment is used […]

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10 Ways to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

10 Ways to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

It’s bound to happen sometime or another during your journey to hit a weight loss plateau. You lose half the weight you set yourself up to lose, you get past that hump and all of a sudden you hit a weight loss stall.  That wall is what is referred to as a weight loss plateau […]

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Cardio Exercise in the Pool

Cardio Exercise in the Pool

Attention: It’s hot outside.  We are in the summer months of the year, which means it may appear unbearable outdoors.  It is not common to see people outside jogging at three or four in the afternoon and you certainly will not find many cycling to work.  Since we are in the dog days of summer, […]

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The Full Body Kettlebell Workout

The Full Body Kettlebell Workout

Kettlebells are versatile and an extremely popular fitness tool used in gyms all over the world.  Designed with a simple bell-shaped handle with a globular weight beneath, the kettlebell is effective for improving overall strength and endurance throughout the body.  With a few exercises grouped together, a 30-munite workout using a kettlebell can induce muscular […]

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