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Posts Categorized: Training and Conditioning
Believe it or not, even health and fitness professionals reach plateaus and search for new ideas to infuse the fun back into a workout. This week, I thought I would share some of my favorite fast, fun, and fabulously effective workouts.
Gym Vs. Home – What’s Effective? “For a workout to be effective and beneficial, it must be done in the gym”. Okay, let’s just call this what it is -preposterous! Yes, there are certain types of training and strength building that are best accomplished inside of a well-designed gym with a variety of quality equipment […]
Reducing the Complexity Simplify: A term that means to reduce in complexity or difficulty. However, life is anything but uncomplicated. As individuals, we have certain responsibilities both in our personal and professional lives. We may have a business to run, a degree to complete, a trip to take, children to raise, or any combination of […]
Fueling Up the Healthy Way Ready or not, fall is here! Anyone else notice the leaves starting to change? For many of us, this means dusting off the backpack, stocking up on school supplies, packing lunches, and organizing multiple schedules. Getting back in the groove can be a challenge after a leisurely summer season; however, fueling our […]
Personal Trainers – Quality Matters When it comes to our personal health and well-being, we have the right to expect and receive high quality care and services. Whether it is a dental check-up, an eye-exam, or surgical procedure, the quality of care should never fall short of the expectation of excellence and professionalism. As the […]
Think Your Drink When it comes to hydrating purposes, what’s better – water or sports drinks? This question often arises when it comes to choosing what to drink during practice or athletic competition. Sports drinks are extremely popular thirst quenchers and training aides. Depending on the brand, a sports drink typically contains a form of […]
Where did summer go?! Wow – how is it August already? I feel like I missed a few months! As summer winds down, our kiddos (and even some of us) have to face to reality of heading back to school, can present serious challenges for many kids and parents. As signs of autumn begin to appear, […]
“Is weight training safe for kids?” This is a question I am repeatedly asked by friends, parents, colleagues and students. Today, let’s take the time to “weigh” in on this topic. The Criticism Like most topics, youth strength training has its critics. Some naysayers theorized strength training in kids can cause stunted growth. Some also believe […]
I say “hydrate, hydrate, hydrate” with as much excitement and fervor as real estate agents say “location, location, location.” The topic of hydration is timely as I sit here observing my outside thermometer reading “94 degrees”. So, let’s get to the point. Some common questions I receive: Do I really need 64 oz of water […]