Fitness

Our fitness articles overview some of the basics in exercise, including insights into cardio exercise and weight training. When it comes to cardio, one of our passions is running, as we have completed numerous races including half-marathons and marathons. Based on this experience and knowledge, we will be featuring many blogposts on running, racing, our running essentials, and tips that we have learned along the way. We are also very passionate about weight-training, as it is the key to increasing muscle mass and metabolism to aide in weight loss. Within our blogs, we will also provide suggested weight-training workouts which may help target or tone a specific area. Additionally, we will provide weight-training workouts for specific lifestyles, like working out on the go, using just your body weight. Finally, we feature articles on the latest trends in fitness like cycling, barre, boot camps or yoga. .

Fitness

Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Yoga goes hand in hand with resolving back pain. Known for its mind-body approach and relaxation techniques, yoga use a series of poses to work your lower back and boost flexibility and strength. In fact, yoga has been studied and shown to be effective in helping reduce back pain.  Today we’ll look at 10 yoga […]

Fitness, Health

How Sleep Can Impact Your Fitness Routine

When you’re plotting out your personal fitness goals and putting a plan in place to achieve them, you’ll likely concentrate most on the more obvious aspects. The type of exercises for your target areas, amendments to your diet, and the frequency of your workouts are all important to figure out, and crucial to your overall […]

Fitness, Nutrition

Weight loss starts in the kitchen, not the gym

How long did it take to get on that treadmill today? Was the gym crazy crowded when you arrived? The new year phenomenon is great – everyone making resolutions (or as I prefer to call them, intentions) at this time of year and many are hitting the gym with vigor. I love it. The sense […]

Fitness, Health

The Dangers of Sitting

Sitting is something that all of us do, and many of us do a lot more than others. Whether it is sitting on the commute to work, sitting at home, or sitting down to eat, there is no debate that inactivity is a popular thing. In fact, this can have serious impacts on our lives […]

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8 Yoga Poses for Core Strengthening of the Abdominal Muscles and Lower Back

Having a strong core enables us to stand tall, sit up straight, be centered and walk our talk with purpose. Often, when we think of “core strength”, we think exclusively of abs. Yet core strengthening is about much more than attaining a toned six-pack. We must also pay attention to the back of the core, […]

Fitness, Nutrition

What You Should Eat Before and After a Workout

If you want to receive the most from a workout, there is a lot of preparing inolved, both before and after the workout itself. A large part of your results can depend on the diet you are holding yourself to. It plays an incredibly important role in how your body prepares and recovers from each […]

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Beat the heat – tips to stay active in the hot weather

With Memorial Day behind us, the pools are open and summer weather is here, especially here in the South! In fact, I don’t even remember Spring. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in 10k race here in Richmond, sponsored by a fantastic organization, The Richmond Road Runners Club. The Stratford Hills 10k […]

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Holiday Gifts for Fitness Junkies

Seriously, we are less than 2 weeks to Christmas, and well into Hanukkah. It’s funny, our son started telling us all about Hanukkah this week, and what does he remember most? You get a gift everyday for 8 days! Regardless of what you are celebrating, there is some shopping to be done! During our last […]

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Our favorite gifts for foodies

It’s that time of year. 2 weeks to Christmas! Cue – shopping madness. I’ve always been a procrastinator and holiday shopping is no exception. On top of that, I am not the most thoughtful gift giver, but I always have aspirations of watching my loved ones unwrap the perfect gift from me. This year is […]