Are you stalling your progress?

Are you stalling your progress?

Do you take time to recover? One of the biggest mistakes people make in the pursuit of improved fitness or fitness goals is going too hard on days they shouldn’t be. In fact, without recovering properly, you could stall your progress — or worse, reverse it.

Foods You Should Always Have in Your Pantry

Foods You Should Always Have in Your Pantry

I get these kinds of questions a lot… what’s your go-to ___ (fill in the blank)… People always want to know what the “magic” food is that they need to eat every day or walls have on hand. While I can’ tell you a magic food or the ONE food you should always eat, I can tell you some foods that I think you should keep around for quick and healthy meals or snacks!

Things to Know, Before you Get in the Zone

Things to Know, Before you Get in the Zone

Because your heart is a muscle, it gets stronger with exercise. Measuring your heart rate is a good way to gauge the effectiveness of your workout because as you strengthen your body through exercise, you also strengthen your heart. From yoga to HIIT classes, heart rate based training offers many benefits, and is the most effective way to reach fitness goals.

What you need to know about foam rolling

What you need to know about foam rolling

Foam rolling is crucial to preventing injuries and unnecessary soreness after a workout. It works through the fascia and scar tissue that gets built up from wear and tear on the muscles (which happens when you work out) and leaves smooth, pliable muscles that can be worked again without the risk of injury from too much scar tissue.

Why muscle is harder to build with age…

Why muscle is harder to build with age…

You’ve heard it before, and you know it’s true: Getting old is no cakewalk! We’re trying to keep our heart and our organs healthy, thinking about protecting our skin, making sure we’re eating clean and then, oh yeah, what’s up with this new “soft” body I didn’t have back in my 30s and 40s?! Yes, it’s true: unfortunately, muscle is harder to build and maintain as we age.

Healthy Holiday Swaps

Healthy Holiday Swaps

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish or ramekins and set aside.

Peel and roughly chop sweet potatoes into large chunks. Place into a large pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high, and gently boil for 10 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender and drain, and place into a large bowl.

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