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Pre-planning is your key to success

The key to being the best that you can be is preplanning. Don’t just go through life by the seat of your pants. Strategize. Book your exercise sessions like they are mandatory meetings. You will be mentally prepared to workout at your scheduled times. Plan your routine based on the amount of time you have available. If you only have 20 minutes, maybe work on speed training. If you have more time, maybe focus on slow and steady distance. When strength training, give muscle groups 72 hours to recover. Make a grocery list before you go food shopping. Stick to the list.

What's Exercise For Anyway??!!

There is an overwhelming theme coming from the media that I just have to address!  It seems like everytime I hear about exercise on television and/or the radio, exercise is being referred to as a fat loss tool.  Now there is no doubt that execise helps you burn "more calories" but even this is a misnomer.  We are always burning calories as long as we are alive and all movement burns calories.  But this fact has taken over an excessive amount of the conversation.  And I'm not naive to the reasons why ...

Functional Fitness Training

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING?Functional fitness training can be described as any program that includes exercises designed to mimic and/or help you to perform daily tasks or activities safely and efficiently.

How To Get In Shape For A Fitness Photo Shoot

Six weeks from my fitness photo shoot, I was 178.5 lbs., around 12% body fat, and in decent shape, although not camera ready. By following a few steps outlined below, I was able to get those numbers down to 169.5 lbs. and 7.5% body fat in time for my shoot. If you are looking for some tips on how to do the same, read on.

5 Practical Ways To Maintain Your Fitness This Holiday Season

Eat, drink, and be merry. It’s that time of year again. So before we kick off this month and a half marathon of good times and overindulging, let me weigh in with 5 practical steps you can take between now and New Year’s Eve to minimize set backs and help you to maintain your fitness this holiday season.

Nutrition Tips To Help You Stay Fit

Drink plenty of water every day.Take a multivitamin & fish oil supplement every day.Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full.Focus on lean meats & veggies, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.Fad diets do not work. They may at first, but in the end, you'll gain the weight back and more. No diet will do what eating clean and healthy does.See last tip.

The Many Benefits Of Fish Oil

A lot has been made of fish oil over the last few years. In the health & fitness industry, many consider it to be somewhat of a miracle supplement. Studies have shown that fish oil has many benefits with little to no side effects when taken in the correct dosage.

The first of many

Well, I've done it. I've jumped into the world of blogging. I'm actually sitting in a hotel room working on getting myself marketed better to really jump start my business. Staz Fitness & Wellness Consulting. Staz Fit for short....kind of like "stay fit"....I don't know, a friend told me that one.What I hope to deliver to anyone out there reading, is a place where my experiences as a personal trainer will be shared. Perhaps the good, the bad, and the ugly in some respects. I also hope to provide the readers with knowledge to take home and utilize.

WORKOUT PROGRESSION: WHAT WHY & HOW

WORKOUT PROGRESSION - WHEN DO I SWITCH UP MY ROUTINE FOR BEST RESULTS?Whatever your goals (strength gains/faster running/losing weight/increasing cardiovasular endurance, etc), you have to have a schedule and a plan to achieve success. The first step in working toward your fitness goals is to set a workout schedule. Be specific in your planning: which days will you exercise, what will you do, where will you exercise, what will the intensity (or goal of the session) be, what is the duration of your exercise session...

10 Easy Ways to 'Lighten Up!!'

‘Tweaking a FAV’ can really ‘Lighten it up’!! Here are 10 Easy ways:1)    Replace Sandwich Bread (130cal) w/ Lettuce wrap (2cal)2)    Replace Hamburger Bun (130cal) w/ 2 Large Portobello Mushrooms (58cal)3)    Replace Bruschetta Toast (50cal) w/ Roasted Eggplant slice (11cal)
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