Category Archive for "Fitness Tips"

Proteins The Animal and The Plant

Proteins – The Animals & The Plants

February 27, 2015

Proteins are a key component of the foods we eat.  It’s a macronutrient along with carbohydrates and fats. These are the nutrients that the body needs in relatively large amounts to sustain life and we can only obtain them from the…

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Eating on-The-go

Eating On-The-Go

February 12, 2015
Jessica Maurer

As a group fitness instructor, I have a habit of eating while driving, between classes, between clients, etc. I know it’s not the safest habit in the world, but eating on-the-go is my only option to fuel quickly and effectively for…

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Learning the Lunge

Learning the Lunge

February 12, 2015

The major body shaping advantage of learning the lunge is that it works not only the quadriceps and the hamstrings, but also the calves and glutes through a greater range of motion than other leg exercises.  In layman’s terms, greater…

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Protein Needs

Protein Needs – How Much? When? & What Kind?

January 13, 2015

Thank goodness for technology and for the immense amount of information on the net to help us navigate all things food, fitness, fashion and more.  However, this “free” international encyclopedia can also lead many people astray.  It can become quite daunting when one reads about fitness…

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Restore Integrity & Coherence

Restore INTEGRITY and COHERENCE

January 13, 2015
Renee

A quick meditation to restore INTEGRITY and COHERENCE.  Integrity, defined energetically, is having your thoughts, feelings, words and actions in agreement. What is meant by personal and global coherence? According to HeartMath, personal coherence, also known as psychophysiological coherence, refers to the…

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About Time Gives Athletes An Edge

About Time Gives Athletes An Edge

December 29, 2014

Serious athletes and trainers have long known that supplementing with whey protein can give the athletes an edge over their performance. Lifting and exercise actually tears down muscle tissue, which then grows stronger during recovery. And nothing helps muscle recovery like a…

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Smart Goals

SMART Goals

December 21, 2014
Kyra

As the year comes to it’s end, it’s time to make SMART goals for your future. When we welcome new beginnings and are allowed the time to reset, we begin to think about how we would like to improve our…

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A CrossFit Chick Saves Christmas

A Crossfit Chick Saves Christmas

December 16, 2014

A CrossFit Chick Saves Christmas is just one of those stories that come across your desk and you can’t help but find a way to share it.  Not because it has much to do with our company or our products; but…

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Going Gluten-Free?

Going Gluten-Free??

December 10, 2014

Thinking of going gluten-free  and wanting some insight into the dietary changes? Or have you been diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten or celiac disease? Before tackling these new eating habits it’s important to understand the culprit – gluten. What is it,…

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Why Your Warm-Up isn't warming you up

Why Your Warm-Up Isn’t Warming You Up

December 4, 2014
Luke Koval

Why your warm-up isn’t warming you up, or at least isn’t preparing you for the upcoming training session. So why am I dedicating an entire article to warming up? I mean, you come in grab an open bike or treadmill…

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Determine your protein needs during pregnancy

Determine Your Protein Needs During Pregnancy

December 3, 2014

Determining your protein needs during pregnancy can often leave you guessing what it best for you and your growing baby. You focus on building your diet around wholesome, nutritionally rich foods during and even before pregnancy to  give your child’s…

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Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep

November 26, 2014

The science of sleep is far more theoretical than you may think. Theories remain unproven for why we evolved to sleep. In fact, part of the reason we humans skip out on needed shut-eye is because our bodies can adapt to…

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SDC Nutrition Strikes Major Deals in Dominican Republic and Columbia

SDC Nutrition Strikes Major Deals in Dominican Republic and Columbia

November 21, 2014
Devenee Schumacher

  November 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SDC Nutrition Strikes Major Deals in Dominican Republic and Columbia   SDC Nutrition, Inc., a health supplement manufacturing company specializing in powdered sports nutrition product, today announced their new partnership with the largest…

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Benefits of Relaxation

Benefits of Relaxation

November 20, 2014

The benefits of relaxation are endless in a world that values overstimulation. If you’ve ever tried a traditional meditation, it takes about 10 seconds before your mind is doing backflips, your eyelids fly open, the phone is buzzing, and you…

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pregnancy

Staying Fit during Your Pregnancy

November 17, 2014

Many pregnant women believe that they should take it easy, stay in bed and otherwise be mostly inactive. They might believe that it’s what’s best for their baby and their own health, or they may simply not feel up for…

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You body on Sugar

Your Body on Sugar

November 17, 2014

Your body on sugar is similar to some of the most addicting drugs, says contributing research in a 2012 article in the journal Nature. Sugar, not only makes us fat; it is a toxic substance that have lasting effects on the brain…

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10 Tips to Fight The Bloat

Digestion Tips to Fight The Bloat

November 11, 2014

Digestion tips to fight the bloat are a common hot topic in the health and fitness world. Our gym routine is on point and our healthy food intake is going strong but why do you still feel bloated? Our favorite Fit Foodie,…

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Tracking Your Macros Can Help Increase Calories and Carbohydrates

Tracking Your Macros Can Help Increase Calories and Carbohydrates

November 6, 2014

Tracking your macros can help you increase calories and carbohydrates to achieve not only a leaner physique but also experience increased levels of athletic performance and strength. All of those things are what every all-natural athlete is looking to achieve…

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Energy Muffins Fit For Kids

Energy Muffins Fit for Kids

October 28, 2014

Energy muffins fit for kids and their active lifestyle. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children need 20% of their total calories to come from protein. This can vary based on your child’s activity level. A safe rule of thumb…

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Creatine Benefits Every Athlete

Creatine Benefits for All Athletes

October 13, 2014

Creatine benefits for all athletes.  Discover why those with high-volume training and certain dietary preferences should supplement with one of the most cost-effective options available. Creatine is a basic fuel source for ATP (or energy in the body for shorts burst, also known as…

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Benefits of Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine – A Supplement For Any AThlete

September 9, 2014

Beta-Alanine  is a non-essential amino acid. Did I already lose you?  Non-essential amino acids are those that can be synthesized by the body. This means the body is capable of creating them on its own. The term “non-essential” does not…

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General Health Guidelines for a better YOU

June 16, 2014
Devenee Schumacher

General Health Guidelines for a better YOU! *make the bulk portion of your food intake come from fresh vegetables and fresh fruits *eat whole grains such quinoa, wheat berries, millet, whole wheat *make your meat consumption come from Hormone free…

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The Thyroid

June 16, 2014
Devenee Schumacher

A few tips on your THYROID: The thyroid is located in the neck below the Adam’s apple. You can’t feel this organ unless you have inflammation or swelling. The thyroid secretes a hormones that that help influence your metabolism, growth,…

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The Truth Behind A Six-Pack Summer

June 13, 2014
Devenee Schumacher

and 2 quick workouts to get your there By Chanel Collette In the fitness world abs are the hottest commodities – everyone wants them and only a select few achieve them. There is no secret weapon for two easy payments…

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Learn To Weight Train With Confidencence

Learn To Weight Train With Confidence

August 30, 2013

Learn To Weight Train With Confidence.  The gym can be an intimidating place to someone new to working out. There are so many things that you can do in the gym. However with all that there is to do generally…

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Memorial Day Survival Guide

May 22, 2013
Kyra

Here’s a list of 6 Ways you can enjoy your Memorial Day weekend without wreaking havoc on your body…. 1. TRAIN!!! For those of you following the 12 Week Bikini Workout Program you have workouts scheduled for Saturday and Monday,…

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How Fat Can Make You Fit

March 20, 2013
Kyra

  I remember back in the 90′ eating Snackwell’s cookies and feeling like I was doing myself a favor because they were fat free.  (Yes, back in he 80′s I was a kid, but still.)  Back in the day fat-free…

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Beat the Bloat: Don’t Let TOM Get Your Down

March 13, 2013
Kyra

I hear it allllllllll the time from clients, “Well, it’s time of the month, so my weight is up.”  Or, “Ugh.. I’m so bloated.. I hate TOM.” I get it.. there’s not much we can do to stop mother nature…

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