Yoga for a Run, Running

Use Yoga to Improve Your Run: Part I

by May 31st, 2019

When training the muscles of our thighs, athletes tend to naturally focus on the power houses of the quadriceps…the force behind the kick that drives us forward with each step. It’s easy to target the quadriceps in both our strengthening and stretching exercises (squats anyone?) and if the knee position is aligned, these muscles tend […]

5 Ways To Improve Mental Clarity And Reduce Stress

5 Ways To Improve Mental Clarity And Reduce Stress

by May 27th, 2019

If you think “trying to relax” just doesn’t work, then you need to read this. Here are 5 super practical ways to improve mental clarity and reduce stress.

Add Strength Training to your cardio workouts

Adding Strength Training Into Your Cardio Routine: Part 2

by May 20th, 2019

If you’re seeking to gain greater muscle definition, visible strength, or want to better address muscle imbalances, there’s no need to add expensive equipment to your strength training workouts. Incorporating a few dumbbells and resistance bands isn’t a big investment in time or space and you can even tuck some into an ottoman or under […]

5 spring workouts to do that are free

5 Free Ways to Get in Shape This Spring

by May 17th, 2019

Spring has finally begun to blossom. The days are getting longer and warmer, and soon trees will be lush and flowers will be in full bloom. Summer will be here in no time, which means tank tops, shorts, and bikinis for some. For others, it means rock climbing, swimming or long bike rides. Unsurprisingly, spring […]

Adding Strength to Your Cardio Workouts

Adding Strength Training Into Your Cardio Routine

by May 13th, 2019

Are tight schedules and a lack of equipment keeping you from getting the benefits of strength training? If you find yourself making excuses rather than making your workouts, it’s time to develop a program that works with you and your schedule. Low equipment and no equipment forms of strength training are excellent ways to build […]

How to Train to Walk Your First 5K

by May 9th, 2019

My life was forever changed when I crossed the finish line of my first 5K. For starters, I never thought I could finish a 5K. And two, the journey to the start line taught me that when I put my mind to something, I can achieve it. Sign up and get motivated. The key for […]

Strength And Cardio Training: Should They Mix?

by May 7th, 2019

Strength and cardiovascular training methods are often at odds. Many people train in strictly one or other, believing that the neglected training style will somehow hinder their progress. Gym myths and misunderstandings just add to the confusion, promoting ideas like “running burns muscle.” Other exercisers simply don’t know how to incorporate both strength and cardiovascular […]

Get Your Body ready for the beach

How To Quickly Get Your Beach Body In 8 Weeks – Weeks 5 & 6

by April 30th, 2019

Congratulations on making it halfway through the challenge! Weeks 3 & 4 focused on increasing your intensity and introduced more weight with resistance bands and dumbbells. Coming up with weeks 5 & 6 we will add on additional workouts throughout the week. Some days will have both an AM & PM exercise. Saturdays will also introduce […]

Alleviate soreness from your cycling workouts with the best hamstring stretches.

Best Hamstring Stretches for Your Cycling Workouts

by April 26th, 2019

If you’re hooked on cycling as a no-impact, high quality, cardiovascular workout, you already know that these workouts build strength, improve fitness, and even reduce body fat.  Cycling is easy on the joints and a great complement to running, weightlifting, and other forms of training.  Unfortunately, if you ignore mobility related to cycling, it could […]

Indoor Cycling- woman on a Matrix Fitness Exercise Bike.

Best Indoor Cycling Hacks to Burn the Most Calories

by April 18th, 2019

Indoor cycling burns serious calories.  Cycling workouts get the heart pumping and leaves your metabolism jacked for hours, without impact on your joints.  So if a calorie churning workout is what draws you to your indoor cycling training, it makes sense to maximize efforts to increase the calorie burn.  Wondering how to do it?  Here […]

Beach Body Workout in 8 weeks

How To Quickly Get Your Beach Body In 8 Weeks – Weeks 3 & 4

by April 16th, 2019

I hope weeks 1 & 2 of our Beach Body Series went well for you. If you haven’t started yet, that’s okay, it’s never too late. Starting this week we are going to increase our intensity and start challenging ourselves a little bit more. To accomplish this we will add in some weight training with […]

How to do a Snatch - A woman performing a snatch.

Mastering the Snatch – Olympic Weightlifting for Functional Training

by April 11th, 2019

Olympic Weightlifting, also simply called Weightlifting, is growing in popularity, due largely to its inclusion in functional fitness style workouts.  The Snatch and Clean and Jerk (more on these later) are the only lifts included as competitive events in the sport of Weightlifting, though home and functional movement workouts include variations of these lifts.  This […]