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Some Basic Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis

One of the best ways to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis is regular exercise. If you have osteoporosis or osteopaenia, exercising can help maintain the bone mass you have. When you exercise, you don't...

Low Back Pain: What to Do?

Those at highest risk for low back pain are men and women between the ages of 30 and 55. Other risk factors include smoking and certain occupations (i.e. clerical, transportation). Weight and body type...

Sets, Reps, Weight: How Many?

If you're confused about sets, repetitions (reps), and the amount of weight to lift during resistance training, you're not alone. Not only is this confusing for many who are new to training, those who...

Rules of a Fitness Professional

We focus on all of these! Okay, except I'm not all about "goal setting". We all have goals, but we don't always need goals, in my opinion. We need fun. I know we call...

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...

Do More Bodyweight Exercise. Here’s Why.

Safe. Bodyweight exercises are generally safe for any exerciser regardless of experience, age, or fitness level. Many simple bodyweight movements can actually be an effective option for rehabilitation. Burns fat. Bodyweight exercises recruit more muscles...

A-List Body Secrets with Celeb Trainer Tracy Anderson

They tell us consistency and cardio. Not really secrets, huh? The one they don't mention here is calories. There you go: get a Gwyneth Paltrow body with the 3 C's! Shape Magazine Link http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=281&width=560&height=345&playList=517736982

Why You Should Be Doing Interval Training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise in which you engage in a short exercise period followed by a short rest period and then repeat. What makes HIIT different from continuous...

Strength Training for More Fat Loss

Here are some takeaways from "Lifting Heavy" at Muscle & Fitness Magazine: When alternating weight training and cardio days, you are more likely to burn twice as much fat than if you were to perform cardio...

It’s Not Your Genes!

Physical activity and fitness are associated with a lower risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). A recent study looked at whether the reduced risk was associated with a better genetic fitness profile. The researchers followed...