Kids Benefit From Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

There seems to be an abundance of health and fitness articles these days, telling adults how to eat and how to train. Healthy eating and engaging in physical fitness activities may seem like a no-brainer for an adult, but often times we forget that our children should follow the same guidelines. Growing children can consume […]

5 Exercises To Improve Your Golf Game That You Might Not Be Doing

  Golf is a sport where until Tiger Woods came along even professional players didn’t spend much if any time training their bodies to improve their game.  Obviously that has changed and professionals and weekend warriors alike are now searching for any way to lower their handicap and improve their performance by improving their fitness […]

You Can’t Always Blame Your Genetics

How often have you heard a friend or co-worker complain about the size of their backside only to turn around and blame their family genetics for those extra pounds? It seems almost every one these days has inherited the “fat gene”. Although the obesity related FTO gene is a real gene which you may inherit […]

10 Essential Components

Ten Essential Components Of A Strength Program Designing a well thought out and balanced training program can be a very difficult thing to do, especially if you only have a limited amount of time to spend in the gym each week. Some people are able to visit the gym up to five or even six […]

Helpful Hints for Preventing Injury and Maximizing Work-out Safety and Effectiveness

• Hire a Personal Trainer • Warm up before working-out • Stretch lightly before working-out • Use proper form and technique when working-out • Save more rigorous stretching for during/after your work-out (when your muscles are fully warmed-up) • Use proper breathing techniques • Use a “spotter” when weight-lifting • Use collars to secure plates […]

Five Exercises….

Five Exercises that Can Translate Into on Ice Improvements If you are bored of the same old routine or if it is lacking different aspects of fitness that are required when playing a game; try adding one or more of these exercises to your workout to give yourself a new challenge and eventually create a […]

How to Stay Motivated!

• Change your work-out routines regularly • Set short-, medium- and long-term goals • Hire a Personal Trainer • Train with a partner • Take photos of your physical appearance as it progressively improves • Attend a fitness contest • Keep a Work-out/Fitness Progress Journal • Listen to your own music while working-out (iPod/mp3-player)

Benefits of Weight-Training: What Can You Expect?

• You can expect to experience weight-loss and an increase in your metabolism. While aerobic training does burn calories, the effects are short-lived. Weight-training, on the other hand, has a lasting effect and enables you to burn fat at rest (the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn at rest). • You […]

Free Weights vs. Resistance Machines

FREE WEIGHTS ADVANTAGES: Force you to both lift and balance the weight Balancing works larger, primary muscles as well as smaller, secondary muscles Versatility: with one barbell you can work your entire body Greater results achieved because your body has to work harder (vs. resistance machines) to perform exercises DISADVANTAGES Changing the weight has to […]

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Weight-Training

“Women will get big and bulky if they weight-train.” Because women have high estrogen and low testosterone levels, it is very hard for them to develop muscle. Weight-training helps enhance the natural curves of a woman’s body, contributing to the “hour-glass shape” that is so desirable. “I’m not losing weight. I should concentrate on doing […]

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