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NUTRIENT TIMING: PRE AND POST-WORKOUT QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

NUTRIENT TIMING: PRE AND POST-WORKOUT QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

By LEE MURPHY Diet and exercise are the primary pillars of a healthy lifestyle plan. But can coordinating eating and workout schedules improve our fitness results? And if so, how should our eating patterns differ before, during, and after activities? Melding a...

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6 TIPS FOR AVOIDING AND RESPONDING TO FOOD CRAVINGS

6 TIPS FOR AVOIDING AND RESPONDING TO FOOD CRAVINGS

By DANA BENDER “Why do I have no self-control with unhealthy foods?” is a common question a person might ask themselves after he or she makes the impulsive choice to eat junk food. This is especially true if there is an established goal related to eating healthier,...

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6 FITNESS TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2022

6 FITNESS TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2022

by DANA BENDER Adaptation was a key theme while navigating the impacts of the pandemic. This adaptation was a necessity related to various aspects of daily life such as how we grocery shopped, spent time with family and friends, and even worked out to stay fit and...

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IMPORTANCE OF A FITNESS ROUTINE FOR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

IMPORTANCE OF A FITNESS ROUTINE FOR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

By DANA BENDER There is a multitude of reasons why individuals commit to a regular exercise routine. Engaging in a regular exercise routine is not only a tool used to improve the physical dimension of wellness but also its emotional one. Often the choice to engage in...

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REPS IN RESERVE (RIR): WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

REPS IN RESERVE (RIR): WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

By KINSEY MAHAFFEY Most lifters are familiar with calculating percentages of their 1 Rep Max (aka, 1RM, the maximum amount of weight that you can lift for 1 repetition of an exercise) to choose the appropriate weight for an exercise based on their desired intensity...

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8 OF THE BEST SQUAT ALTERNATIVES FOR STRONGER LEGS

8 OF THE BEST SQUAT ALTERNATIVES FOR STRONGER LEGS

 By KINSEY MAHAFFEY You’ve looked up different fitness routines for stronger legs, but every single one includes squats. Maybe you’re feeling a little burned out on squats, or you just want to add some variety to your workout routine. What leg exercises can you do to...

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SELF-CARE: 5 TIPS FOR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

SELF-CARE: 5 TIPS FOR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

By Dana Bender Self-care is a word that keeps emerging in news articles and company-wide employee emails during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the unprecedented stress many individuals face, some companies are re-establishing their Employee Assistance Program (EAP)...

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How To Design Group Fitness Programs

How To Design Group Fitness Programs

By Christine Woods So you are a group fitness instructor who wants to create your own group fitness programming? Great! It sounds like you are already headed in the right direction. You have a vision for the type of class you want to teach. You understand the outcome...

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