Tools to Help Kickstart Summer Fitness

Tools to Help Kickstart Summer Fitness

It’s time to start getting ready for summer! As you read in our previous blog post, “Summer Bodies are Made in the Winter”, it takes months of hard work before you can safely reach your fitness goals and get into shape. Don’t let that scare you because we have some tools that will help you along that journey.

Easy Tips for a Stronger Heart for Heart Month

Easy Tips for a Stronger Heart for Heart Month

Take some extra time to take care of your heart this month. Your heart is one of the most important organs in the body, responsible for pushing blood and oxygen through the body, and caring for it should be a growing responsibility, especially as we age. Here are a few steps of taking care of your heart that can turn into everyday habits.

How to Keep Each Other on Track

How to Keep Each Other on Track

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, and New Years gone it can be easy to forget about your fitness resolutions and journeys, but we’re here to help you get back on track, fight February fatigue, and keep each other on track. Whether it's your friend, partner, or family member trying to get back to fitness, here are a few ways to motivate each other to keep up with your fitness resolutions.

Which Form of Cardio is Best for You?

Which Form of Cardio is Best for You?

With so many different types of workouts, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and figure out where to start. Cardio is no different and there isn't a one size fits all approach to fitness. We’ve listed a few different forms of cardio that will help you make your decision next time you hit the gym or choose which classes to attend.

Healthy Morning Habits

Healthy Morning Habits

Mornings don't have to be hard. If you’re not a morning person then it can be hard to get your day started on a healthy note. Skipping breakfast and going for sugary coffees can hurt your day more than it helps it. Although it may seem easy to go for a morning drive-through or skip breakfast all together if you’re in a rush, but there are some simple steps that can help you transform your mornings and create healthy habits.

10 Tips For Parents to Stay Fit During Back to School

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Traffic. Parent-teacher meetings. Traffic. Sport practices. MORE Traffic. When school’s back in session, time management skills for parents are put to the test. And usually time meant for the gym goes to the wayside. But no need to fret! You don’t need an hour in the gym to maintain that fit physique. In the midst of carpool duty and late night homework sessions, these 10 tips can help you stay in shape without putting a wrench in your precious time management!

1. Avoid school traffic: Instead of waiting in the tedious line of cars perched up in front of the school, park a few blocks away and walk over instead. You’ll burn a few extra calories with a quick walk and avoid road rage. 

2. Commit to 10: Pick an exercise. Any exercise! Do 10 of them at least 10 times throughout the day. Squats? Do 10 every time you use the bathroom. Burpees? Do 10 before you eat. Lunges? Do 10 on each leg before you get in the car. 

3. Plan ahead: Plan your workout. Whether you have a spare 10 minutes in the morning or can sneak away during lunch time, having a game plan of a warm up, main workout, and cool down can seriously save you time and help you burn more calories.  

4. Pick your clothes the night before: Layout your workout clothes so they are easy to grab for early morning workouts. Or have them packed and ready to go the night before for a lunch break quickie. This will save you time as well as give your future self a guilt trip if you don’t workout. 

5. Sneak in break-time walks: If you work in an office, opt to walk on your breaks. Not only will this help you burn calories while on the job, but it will also get your blood flowing and help avoid that 2:00 pm slump.

6. Turn the school into your gym: After drop off or before pick-up, utilize the school jungle gym or track to get a quick HIIT workout in. Bonus points if you embarrass your kid!

7. Make a game: While you watch from the sidelines at your kids soccer match, make a game of their game! Do squats every time their team gets the ball. Do burpees each time they score. The options are endless! And by the time the game is over, you got yourself a full workout in!

8. Throw a dance party: When the whole family is home at night, take some time to unwind with a little dance party! Before dinner is served, pick a song and throw-down with the fambam! Get a fun cardio workout in while you all listen to your favorite jams. Bonus points if learn what all the kids are listening to these days!

9. Multitask: Add in a few exercises while you cook, clean, help with homework. No need to stay standing or sitting when you can get a few squats in!

10. Make non-weight goals: Make mini daily goals to help you stay motivated. But don’t use the scale to make them! Try for one extra push-up! Or set a goal of a full five-minutes of stretching. Just make sure it's a goal you can easily achieve between school drop-off and pick-up. 

With a little creativity and rearrangement of your time, you can keep up your fitness game when school starts. But if you need a little extra help with some workout ideas during this busy time of year, you can book a personal training session to help you stay motivated and stay on track maintaining your goals! 

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