From Negative to Positive

Too nervous to join a gym? Don’t know how to get started? Think you can’t do it? Feel like you don’t have time for exercise? Then you are thinking of every reason not to work out. You can come up with dozens of excuses, and ...Read the rest

Liquid Disaster

Liquid diets can be disastrous! These diets work better for people who are morbidly obese and, for health reasons, have limited options. And even then, they should only be used under close medical supervision. Some facts to consider prior to beginning a liquid diet: If ...Read the rest

Too Good To Be True

Do you need to lose weight, tone up, or shape up?  First, avoid fad diets, potions, pills & creams.  If it sounds too good to be true, it is.  You can’t lose dramatic amounts of weight in a short period of time – at least ...Read the rest

Treading Onward

The most popular cardio piece in any gym is the treadmill.  Treadmills are also top sellers for home gyms.  They allow you to take a walk or run in any weather, at any time of the day or night. Walking is great for calorie burning ...Read the rest

Oh, My Aching Joints!

Many people (including me) suffer from a variety of joint problems from stiffness and inflexibility to minor and major pain. If this is true for you, you may need to consult a doctor before starting an exercise program. However, if you want to gain movement ...Read the rest

Lies…Lies…All Lies!

Gym members and personal training clients often allow common misconceptions to get in the way of reaching their fitness goals. Following are just a few of those: Aerobic (cardio) exercise is all I need to lose weight. Wrong! Good exercise programs for weight loss should ...Read the rest

Break the fast!  Don’t Skip Breakfast!

Your pants seem to be squeezing your middle a little too much. The bathroom scales say you have gained weight. Like many people, your body has been shedding muscle and replacing it with fat without your awareness. As we age we tend to become less ...Read the rest

The $85 Billion Big Hurt

Back pain is the second leading cause of disability for those ages 19-45. Over 85 billion dollars is spent annually due to back pain. Often it is a chronic pain that has been brought on by years of degenerative changes. Factors which increase your risk ...Read the rest

Rev Up!

Getting fit doesn’t have to be a major production. Try these simple ideas to rev up your lifestyle: 1) Walk the dog 2-3 times daily. 2) Walk the mall. It can be fun in all types of weather. Some malls even give incentive to walkers. ...Read the rest

Seniors Need Fitness Too

Senior adults who combine strength training with some aerobic activity often see positive effects with blood pressure, cholesterol levels, joints, and balance.