Blogs about Strength Training

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.

Make Time for BALANCE

BALANCE is your most important exercise!

The Trip Of A Lifetime

A Trip of A Lifetime - AntarcticaAntarctica is one of the top 25 places to visit on the planet.

How weight-lifting can keep you young

 One of the secrets to a longer life involves steel, rubber or your bodyweight.

How to Change Your Workout Without Changing The Exercises

Changing up your workout occasionally is great for keeping things fresh and preventing you from hitting a plateau. However, some of us have limited equipment or a limited knowledge of different exercises. Here is a list of ways you can change it up without having to figure out a new routine. 

What every trainer should know: Progressive Overload

This post may sound basic, but it is essential to know!          _____________________________________________________________________________

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.

Embrace the Cold-Working out in Below freezing Temps!

Embrace the Cold - How to get in a workout in below freezing temps!   

Genes May Dictate Your Love-or Hate-of Exercise

Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you'd rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests. Most people receive a mental reward from working out in the form of increased levels of dopamine—a brain chemical associated with feelings of motivation, pleasure and well-being.