A unique way to spice up your workout routine is to include your furry friend. Working out with your dog benefits you both. Not only are you exercising, you are giving your dog much-needed attention and activity to stimulate his mind and body. When you look forward to a workout with your dog, you are more likely to stick to your schedule and reach your goals. As an added plus, your dog can’t make excuses to miss the workout! Here are a few exercises you can try with your dog: (more…)

Leg workouts are consistently the most dreaded exercises. As much as we all may dislike leg workouts, there’s no denying how essential these muscles are. Taking the time to train your calf muscles reaps many benefits. Skipping out on these exercises can increase the risk of injury and shouldn’t be ignored. Here are a few benefits of strong calves. (more…)

Kids are often a bit too eager to grow into strong, adult bodies. Many kids may want to start weightlifting at an early age, yet their parents may hesitant to allow them to pick up this new activity due to concerns that it can stunt their physical development. Stunted growth is a common concern for young athletes and health-conscious parents. For years, widespread myths have linked early weightlifting to stunted growth. Before we can accept that there is a connection, it’s important to understand how stunted growth typically occurs. (more…)

Are your hands rough with calluses from weightlifting? Calluses due to weightlifting are not something you have to live with. There are ways to have the body you are working toward without having your hands feeling like sandpaper! Here are three ways to avoid the unwanted roughness on your hands while working on a robust physique. (more…)

Visitors from up north might find it hard to believe how anyone can consider a Florida winter as anything worse than lukewarm. Any local can tell you, though, that even a little drop in humidity can make all the difference. Depending on what you prefer, you may find it easier to exercise now that the temperature is five degrees cooler, the air isn’t as dense, and the sun isn’t as intense. Take advantage of the colder weather with these three ways to stay fit during a Florida winter! (more…)

Often times, it is difficult to find the energy and drive to exercise when you are overweight, and it is easy to come up with excuses. Organizing your day to fit in at least 30 minutes of physical activity is an achievable goal and a great start to a healthier life. Here are a few exercises to get you working toward losing those extra pounds.  (more…)

Stretching and warming up your joints and muscles before any physical activity will help keep you from getting injured. Often, people think that running is part of a warm-up and begin their workout routine without adequately preparing their bodies. Here are a few warm-up exercises you could do before running to get the blood flowing and reduce your risk of injury:   (more…)

With the holiday season just around the corner, you may be feeling a bit more anxious about staying fit. End-of-year holidays often present opportunities to overindulge that are far too tempting! While there is much more food and fun to enjoy, there are also more opportunities to take advantage of the cooler weather. There are many ways you can exercise outside to stay fit this holiday season. Grab your workout gear and get going! (more…)

Sometimes, getting yourself to the gym is a challenge in and of itself, and many of us are unsure of what to do or focus on once we get there. There are a few things to remember when working out, and one of the best ways to begin is to categorize your days. (more…)