Why I Fitness

Some do it because they want to look good for potential partners. Others do it because their doctors told them to. Many do it simply because they want to tell people they do it – and I do it because it’s my method for mental maintenance. I’m talking about fitness. Fitness wasn’t always about my […]

Is It Worthy Of Worrying

Is it worthy of worrying? A knowledgeable and worldly client of mine inspired me with these words during one of our training sessions. With all the distractions, work stress, and curveballs in life, I think it resonates truer today than ever before. I can certainly go into the physiological effects of stress on the body […]

Just Keep Swimming

As the New Year becomes a distant thought, hopefully the resolutions you set out to achieve this year are still within reach. When it comes to health habits and fitness goals, too many times I see a quick drop off within the first few weeks. Unfortunately by mid-February, just like the excitement of a new […]

Do This Not That

Happy March Pledge To Fitness community!! I hope your health and wellness goals are going as planned. To help improve your workouts and get a strong core, I wanted to share a few great exercises which will help propel you into the spring! This article will hopefully give you a list of exercises to stop […]

New Year. New You

I’m sure you have heard that statement before, but has it worked yet? Regardless if you are a weekend warrior or a die hard gym goer, this time of year you will notice a huge increase in traffic in the gym. Until about Feb 17th, when people start to give up, when life gets in […]

Get Off The Prozac. Get On The Treadmill

So you already know that exercise is good for memory, mood, and energy – but did you know it can also help reduce anxiety? The theory behind this is that when you’re exercising, your body increases its heart rate and breathing pattern in a way that is similar to that of anxiety – therefore, through […]

5 Weight Loss Tips

1) Exercise doesn’t really help with weight loss. There I said it, but it’s not really the exercise that causes the weight loss, rather the habit you adopt. Working out gets you out of that seated position, away from the junk food, and moving. These are all the contributing factors for healthy and sustainable weight […]

Sometimes It’s The Little Things

Dream Big! You’ve heard this before I’m sure. We should no doubt shoot for the stars in our goals, whatever it may be, but don’t forget it is the little things that add up and make for the greatest accomplishments. Unfortunately though, we thrive on instant gratification and tend to expect immediate results whenever we […]

Sugar Low, Summer High

My dad asks me at the counter of our favorite lunch spot, “So, what about a Coke?” I say, “Twenty.” Dad, “Minute Maid Lemonade?” Myself, “Fourteen.” Drinking one of those options along with your meal would be the equivalent of pouring twenty and fourteen sugar packets, respectively, on to your plate. Needless to say, if […]

Physical Education In Schools

Check out this video! It’s a wonderful demonstration of how there was once a time in American culture when health and fitness was gaining strong and positive momentum in our school systems. Unfortunately, the fad dwindled away. Here at Pledge To Fitness, we would love to change the status quo, and embrace every venture and […]