Blogs about Group Exercise

Nutrition Fact or Fiction

Nutrition Fact or Fiction

Diversity

Diversity is a word that I often don’t hear much when it comes to workouts, yet more a word that seems to be used with race or foods that one consumes.

Meet the Trainer of NAPS 2 B Fit

Hello, I am Natalie.Yes, I am a real person. I am often asked by people through phone and email, "Are you a real person?" Yes, of course, I choose to use my logo for the profile page which is on my business attire, business letterhead and business cards.

Fit For Life with Lydia

Years of working with all populations in fitness classes and personal traing sessions have taught me one thing...modify!  As we age there are different possibilities in our fitness routines.  We may have an injury that requires a minor or major surgery.  Maybe we are victims of arthritis.  As one of my clients says if you don't have artrhitis you are not old enough :).  The purpose of this blog post is to let you know - YOU CAN EXERCISE!

How Cross Training can Transform your Body

The importance of cross training involves combining strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility and mindbody disciplines on a weekly schedule is a key component to avoiding a fitness plateau along with injury prevention. We as humans fall easily into a habit of doing the same routine and our bodies adapt and adjust to the comfort and ease over time. Also neglecting other areas of fitness can lead to injury and overuse.

Canada As I see It

On July 3rd I crossed the border into the large and beautiful country of Canada. It was a trip over a year in the making that had absolutely nothing to do with fitness, which is what I wanted. After spending the month of May teaching over 60 group exercise classes along with my personal training schedule I was burned. I accepted a position in a balloon shop to study more about my balloon hobby. 

How I found inspiration from Bobbi Brown........

  How I found inspiration from Bobbi Brown…. As I was driving home from the gym one morning, as always, I had the radio on. Much to my husband’s chagrin, I am a serial station changer…..yep, I’m one of those people who constantly changes the station until I find something that I want to listen to……for a while at least…..then it’s on to the next station!

Forget About Calories

Recently a spin instructor told me how a couple mentioned to her that they burn the most calories during her class compared to the other instructors.

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.