Archives for January 2012

Fitness Fails: Getting Real and Getting Help

Why can’t we take care of ourselves? And, where are our priorities? These are two questions I ask myself a lot these days. I see people doing one or two personal training sessions and quitting because of “finances.” Not to cast judgment, but these same people have smart phones, eat dinners out, and go skiing. These same people are also carrying way too much extra weight and lack lean muscle mass. Why can’t they take care of themselves, or more {Read More…}

Using HIIT for Weight Loss, Endurance & Strength

I get bored with long bouts of cardio on the elliptical, but high-intensity interval training (HIIT) makes the time go fast. Not only can I burn calories, but I feel energetic for hours after HIIT. When I’m consistent, I’ve also seen my aerobic endurance increase. Plenty of studies have reported that HIIT raises your resting metabolism and burns 10% more calories over a 24-hour period than steady state. Other studies have shown that more body fat is dropped when using {Read More…}

Fantastic Health & Body: One… Small Action… at a Time

“It is believed that the Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s resolutions, and people all over the world have been breaking them ever since.” ~Infoplease I don’t know about you, but I’m an avoider when it comes to large, abstract things I have to do. I’ve rarely accomplished anything that seemed gigantic or vague. The budget needs work? Uh, sure thing, I’ll get to it. The basement needs an overhaul? I’ll get right on that. You know where {Read More…}

Step Up to Strong, Sexy Glutes

When you think of your beauteous backside, which of these comes to mind? A cushy place to sit A part of your body you’re working on Swingin’ it The strongest prime movers in your body There is some emotional baggage to our backside. Most of us think it’s too big. Some of us like it but want to improve it. But most of us really don’t care that the gluteus maximus is the largest, most powerful muscle in our body and that weak {Read More…}