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Month: April 2017

Choose A Gym That Is Right For You: A Complete Guide

Choose A Gym That Is Right For You: A Complete Guide

When you decide to choose a gym to begin attending there are many different aspects to consider. This guide will help you to learn about what your top priorities should be whenever you choose a gym. Group Classes The first thing to consider when you choose a gym is weather or not you are interested in taking group classes or if you prefer to work out solo. Personally, my gym time is my time to drown out the rest of…

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Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

What are “Shin Splints?” Shin splints can be the bane of many new runners existence. “Shin Splints” is a term that describes pain between the knee and ankle on the front of the leg that typically occurs when beginning a new training program. This is usually caused when the training involves high impact exercise on a hard surface. It can be exacerbated when there is an abnormal gate present. Typically this means your feet are either slightly turning inward or…

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5 Simple Tips To Be More Active Everyday 

5 Simple Tips To Be More Active Everyday 

There is so much downtime everyday that goes unused. Follow these tips to get moving and stay moving all day long!  1. Squats or push-ups while food is heating up. If you are anything like me it is likely that you use your microwave at least a couple times a day. Especially if you have kids! That means there is a few mins every day you are standing around staring at food get hot. Take advantage of that down time…

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Body Weight Workout to Target Your “Lovehandle” Area

Body Weight Workout to Target Your “Lovehandle” Area

This week’a Workout is designed to target my biggest problem area. It’s that lower back area that just seems to not want to go anywhere. These exercises focus on strengthening your core and back as well as your legs and glutes to really target those problem “love handles.”  Side Plank: Start laying on your side. Plant the sides of your feet on the floor (one foot in front of the other) and your forearm on the floor. Raise your torso…

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Healthy Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad

This summer time weather has me craving some crunchy cool veggies and this healthy Broccoli Salad is hitting the spot perfectly this week! Don’t get me wrong, there is a huge part of me that wanted to bathe the broccoli in ranch and call it a day because honestly that’s just hard to beat but I decided to be good and was happily surprised. This simple salad uses broccoli, mixed dried berries (cranberries are the best, but I just used…

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First Trimester HIIT Workout

First Trimester HIIT Workout

Hey guys! I’m slowly but surely making my way through my first trimester. The morning sickness has been more of all day sickness here lately. I’m currently attempting to keep down some crackers at the moment so wish me luck! I’ve been trying to keep up with running as much as possible lately but I can already tell that it’s starting to cause a bit of discomfort. So this week I’ve decided to change up my routine a bit. Typically…

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