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Your Guide to Weight Loss

Summer will be here before you know it. This means people are going to outside more, and people are going to be showing off their skin more. This isn’t rocket science, however, it can be easy to overlook if you are busy with work, school, or kids every single day. It’s amazing how quickly time flies, and often times we are unprepared for the new seasons. Summer is notoriously known for the ideal time to be in perfect shape. To put it simply, you are going to be more exposed in the summer, which means that you need to look your best.

Hiring a Personal Trainer

Hiring a Personal Trainer

Common Diet and Fitness Mistakes

Most people in Bethesda put a heightened focus on diet and fitness. I highly commend them for striving to be healthier because this is something our bodies want. However,  if the wrong steps are taken by exercisers in Bethesda, they could end up making mistakes in their diet and fitness.  Below, are the three most common diet and fitness mistakes in Bethesda.

Home Workouts Without Gym Equipment in Bethesda

The gym or local health club can be a very intimidating environment in Bethesda. From the very fit guy dropping his weights on the floor to the super fit woman who is showing just about her entire body, the gym in Bethesda can make you feel self conscious and not very worthy. However, are you aware that you can get just as good, if not better, workout from the comfort of home?

What a quadriplegic taught me about running

Back in 2001, I ran my first race. It was a 10K that I trained for with a friend. I ran it on a cold, Cleveland, April morning-we only shed our outer layers after the first mile or so. I ran slow, but I finished in just over an hour. I still remember all the food vendors, the massage tables, posing with our our t-shirts and race numbers-basking in the high of, "I just did that!"That night, a woman named Joni Erickson Tata spoke at my church. Here's a brief synopsis of her life and accomplishments:

4 Steps to a Killer Beach Body

Warm weather and summer will be here before you know it and it’s time to start whipping your body into shape. If you want to be confident in your bikini body, you need to focus on staying fit, not just dieting and weight loss. The secret to toning your body to beach-ready perfection this summer is a combination of fitness, dieting, and skin care. 1. Combine HIIT and Cardio 

A good trainer?

When I first became a trainer, it was because I wanted to have a career in fitness and I know that my starting point would have to be somewhere. I was in school for Kinesiology and was trying to learn everything I could from the other trainers I worked with. I look back at that time now and realize how inexperienced I was, I knew some, I knew how to spot good vs. bad form, but I struggled with creating a long term and short term plan for clients, and struggled with identifying their true weaknesses and imbalances.

Does Alcohol Prevent Weight Loss?

Did you know that alcohol consumption can decrease testosterone in men by 23%? What about how alcohol directly affects your ability to lose fat?Alcohol is deeply entrenched in our culture as a way to have fun, let loose, and be social. Companies that market alcohol from vodka, to whiskey, to beer know the right buttons to push. Our brains are seemingly wired to desire a cold refreshing alcoholic beverage after a tough day at work.

Hypertension – Make a DASH for It

Hypertension is one of the common precursors to heart disease and stroke, and millions of dollars are spent on medication to control it. 

Break through Your Progress Plateau's w/ any of these 4 Fitness Tips!

Does it feel like no matter what you do in the gym, you just aren’t moving forward? Nothing is more frustrating than hitting a progress plateau, but sadly, it’s something that virtually every gym-goer will face at some point in his or her fitness career.