FIND THE WHY

Fitness is a funny thing. We all know it’s good for us, makes us feel better, and has great long term health benefits, but it is so hard to get yourself in gear and make your health a consistent focus. As health and wellness professionals it is a struggle to convince individuals on the benefits […]

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 […]

4 DIET AND EXERCISE MYTHS BUSTED

You can find anything on the Internet these days, like pictures of cats or double rainbows, but when it comes to your health the last place you should be getting your info is from Facebook or Instagram. Unfortunately most of those posts are simply opinions formulated with anecdotal information or someone trying to sell you […]

AEROBIC VS. ANAEROBIC

We have three metabolic energy systems that we use, phosphagen, glycolysis and aerobic respiration. The two former systems produce energy, ATP, in the absence of oxygen, anaerobic, and the latter uses oxygen, aerobic. The difference in these systems is the speed at which they can produce energy, the intensity at which you can perform and […]

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

You are what you eat. Unfortunately, I don’t think many people realize how accurate this statement is. When you eat, a series of amazing reactions occur to take food from your mouth and transport it to the cells in your body. Carbs, fats, and proteins are nutrients used for a variety of important processes and […]

STRETCHING, AND WHAT MUSCLES YOU’RE ACTIVATING

Have you ever wondered what stretching is REALLY doing? Well, it’s actually doing quite a bit. Whether you’re relatively inactive, moderately active, or a full fledged exercise-aholic, you should be stretching out those muscles – it’s good for you! Check out this article by our friends at MakeYourLifeHealthier.com to get beautifully demonstrated pictures of what […]

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 […]