Category: Mind-Body

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Build Your Tribe – Start at the Gym

Interesting comparison with how our ancestors spent their day versus how we do. It’s easy to think we work less with our modern conveniences, but that’s not likely the case. Nor is it likely that we get as much sleep or socializing as they did. We spend outr time differently, but how much do we squander? HUNTER-GATHERERS Hunting and gathering food 5 hours Sleep, nap, rest, relax 10 hours Shelter and basic needs chores 3 hours Leisure time and group socializing 6 hours (Based on the !Kung Bushmen of Africa) US Workplace 9 hours Commute 2 hours Sleep 6.7 hours Screen...

Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

  This is our philosophy in training and life. We’ve said it before and will say it again and again. There are many ways to get fit and healthy. A thousand diets and exercise routines. Find the one that works for you. The important thing–the one thing we all must do–is be consistent. So find what you can stick with. Small steps, little increments. Find what’s good and do it. When you can, do better. Never give up because you can’t be “perfect” like some fitness poster or friend.

Why You Need a Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your health and fitness. Here are some of the benefits: 1. Improve Your Overall Fitness. Surveys show the primary reason people hire personal trainers is to get professional assistance to improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance and coordination. A personal trainer will monitor your progress and fine-tune your program as you go, helping you work your way off plateaus. 2. Reach or Maintain a Healthy Weight. Body fat reduction, weight reduction or management, body shaping and toning can all be achieved with the aid...