Blogs about Cardio Workouts

What Are BCAAs—and How Do They Affect Your Workouts? Are BCAA benefits legit?

Branched-chain amino acids, often referred to as BCAAs within the fitness community, are three amino acids that play a big role in your body's daily function and also have a major impact on your workout performance results. The three amino acids that are classified as BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine

Weight loss, Cardio, Eating properly

When attempting to get into shape and lose weight, one thing you must remember, is that dieting does not work. You must make a decision to change your lifestyle. Don't starve your body of precious nutrients. Eat good proper meals, drink lots of water and eat fresh fruits and veggies.

5 Workout Finishers to use for you and your clients

Keep in mind, these finishers are supplementary. Your client's exercise program should not revolve around these, these finishers are simply to be used AFTER the workout, especially if the client's goal is fat loss. I will provide the exercise and equipment, how to structure them, and then some examples. Keep in mind these are metabolic, challenging the cardiovascular system so be sure to keep the weight (if any) light.EXERCISE & EQUIPMENTKettlebell SwingsRowing MachineWeight RopeBarbell/Dumbbell Complex

Exercise FAQs

With so many of you embarking on a new exercise journey, today I want to answer some frequently asked questions on how to exercise properly so you can make this year your healthiest year ever! Q:  How Long Do I Need To Exercise For?Depending on whether you're performing full body or training specific muscle groups, a strength training routine should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  Add another 10 - 60 minutes if your including cardiovascular (aerobic) activity. 

Keep Swinging for the Fence

Keep Swinging for the Fence I hope you all have been keeping fit throughout 2016. Now, if you are one of those people who wished they did more, for a myriad of reasons, you have tomorrow to start again! Fortunately, there are a number of online tools, apps, and posts that can help you sort it all out. My favorite is working with certified coaches, or certified personal trainers (CPT). Additionally, for me as a CPT, I have been in the company of first rate pros. That usually leads directly to their Facebook (FB), App, or blog site.

The Gift of Health - 5 top gifts

Here are 5 top gifts of health for 2016. Make someones life better. Give the gift of health.Merry Christmas!1) personal training/health coaching sessions2) massage/spa package3) gym or class membership 3) Fitbit4) juicer5) vacation getaway 

bellicon Bounce

As a group fitness instructor it is very easy to become bored with the classes you teach. bellicon Bounce is different from any other format I have every taught. Instructors get tired too especially when they are trying to fill the room with as much energy as possible. With bellicon Bounce I can give the class my all without feeling the usual fatigue felt with other formats. Why is this the case? Because bellicon removes the impact felt with the majority of formats found in the fitness world today. bellicon Bounce is a great cardio class that lets you bounce to the beat.

Public Boot Camp

Join Nikki Czechowski for a FREE boot camp at the UGA track! It will happen every Tuesday @ 5:15am and Thursday @ 8:20am. All levels are WELCOME, so bring a friend! You will need a mat, towel and a set of hand weights 10-15lbs. There will be an anonymous tip jar, please feel free to drop in a few bucks, some Kroger coupon's, an oil change gift certificate, baked goods or any token of appreciation I'm making this class free so it is accessible to everyone. I'm counting on large numbers of people to come and tip a few bucks to make it beneficial to us all.

The culture of the FIT LAB

The FIT LAB is a fitness facility that has been termed 'Boutique Fitness'.  Don't let the word boutique lead you to think the FIT LAB is all frilly and no sweat!  Quite the opposite is true. Our culture is one of comadarie, empowered training in several venues and all of it...even barre is a challenge.  Shaking quads will prove it. :)  All instructors carry national certs and live to give our clients a challenging workout.

Kettlebell are for everyone!

Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700s, primarily for weighing crops.  Seems the farmers enjoyed the physical benefits kettlebells provided and in time we now have the Sport of Kettlebell! I absolutely love training with them as do my clients/members.  Why not?  They provide benefits that most other weight training does not.  This iron globe with a handle on it addresses all components of fitness!  KBs are great for 1:1 personal training, group environment and training sport specific.    LOVE Kettlebell training!