Reasons to Exercise, Other Than Just to Lose Weight

When people think of exercise they are usually talking about losing weight. This is wonderful, but it may not be what drives you. Getting to the gym is hard. It’s an internal struggle of why I don’t need to and how it can wait till tomorrow. If you do not have good reasons for exerciseContinue reading “Reasons to Exercise, Other Than Just to Lose Weight”

Cardiovascular Exercise or Strength Training, Which is better for losing weight?

So much has been written about fat loss. It’s hard to determine fact from fiction. What about the best way to burn fat? Aerobic training seems to be the focus of all discussion, however, contrary to popular belief it is not the only way to burn fat. According to the center for disease control, “strengthContinue reading “Cardiovascular Exercise or Strength Training, Which is better for losing weight?”

Setting Goals and Staying on Track

Change is hard! Staying on track can be even harder. It’s okay if you don’t change everything at once. You’re not a super hero…or maybe you are. For the rest of us, the best way to achieve your goals is to set realistic goals. Having a goal that you want to lose weight is probablyContinue reading “Setting Goals and Staying on Track”

Periodization – What is it and Why is it Important?

I think the biggest issue with fitness programs today is the lack of periodization. You may be asking, what is this? Periodization is basically breaking your workouts out into periods. For example, when just getting started you may have a 3-6 month foundation cycle. This is where you will build your foundation skills, like balance,Continue reading “Periodization – What is it and Why is it Important?”