Our lives are full of so many things that pull us in a million different directions - family, friends, work, and hobbies to name a few. Hectic schedules and competing demands create stress and cause both physical and emotional tolls on our bodies, not to mention our minds. To combat the negative undertones of our … Continue reading Why Fitness is my “Drug” of Choice
Here’s to being a Flexitarian/Vegetarian in 2018!
So, who had to look up what the term flexitarian meant? It's ok, you can be honest, I won't hold it against you. At first I wasn't sure what it was either so I took the time to learn more about it and what it entailed. Simply put, you get to be a flexible vegetarian, … Continue reading Here’s to being a Flexitarian/Vegetarian in 2018!
Why Improving your Balance and Flexibility Helps in Increasing your Fitness
Fitness and strength go hand in hand...the more fit you are, the stronger you become. The more you build upon your endurance, stamina, and tolerance, the more you will be able to lift while in the gym, or to run further while doing cardio, or to complete a HIIT round while in a cardio class. … Continue reading Why Improving your Balance and Flexibility Helps in Increasing your Fitness
Six Pack Abs…or Something Like That
Most females that I know (and males for that matter) have expressed on occasion their envy of those individuals they see with washboard abs. In one way or another, the thought of a taut, ruffle free belly creeps into the minds of millions as images of picture-perfect physiques flood social media feeds, television shows, and … Continue reading Six Pack Abs…or Something Like That
Sexy Summer Arms
With the summer season officially underway, and our weekend wardrobes often consisting of swim suits and tank tops, let us not forget to take the time to focus on a muscle group that we may very well ignore: our arms! This consists of both the biceps and triceps, and a bi-product of shoulders. To keep … Continue reading Sexy Summer Arms
Why I Never Skip Leg Day
Leg day should be incorporated into your weekly routine as often as possible. Whether by way of cardio, think sprints or speed walking on an incline, or by way of exercises incorporating free weights or body weight, you should try to devote some time to building the strength in your lower half. Your quads, hamstrings, … Continue reading Why I Never Skip Leg Day
Get Your Cardio on…Creatively!
We've all heard the phrase, "get your heart rate up and your body will burn the calories." But sometimes we just don't know what to do with ourselves...we don't feel like running, we don't feel like biking, we don't feel like jumping rope so we choose to do nothing. And what good does that do … Continue reading Get Your Cardio on…Creatively!
Get Your Dance On!
Dancing - in all of its different art forms - has been a part of my life since I could walk. I still remember the fluffy pink tutus, the black jazz shoes, the hairsprayed-back, tight as hell buns, the all-night dress rehearsals prior to the big shows. I have vivid memories of spending my Saturdays … Continue reading Get Your Dance On!
Why You Should Incorporate Yoga Into Your Life
The art of yoga has been around for over 5,000 years, with its roots firmly planted in the regions of India. The physical, mental and spiritual attributes of yoga have been examined for thousands of years and the overarching benefits have been proven time and time again. There are many purposes for incorporating yoga into … Continue reading Why You Should Incorporate Yoga Into Your Life
Everyone has TIME for a Workout
You hear it every day: "I don't have time to go to the gym," or "I don't like working out in front of people." The excuses fly left and right for why no one can squeeze fitness into their extremely busy schedules. Life is crazy, it is hectic, but somehow we all find the time … Continue reading Everyone has TIME for a Workout