Proper Gym Etiquette

Proper Gym Etiquette for Dummies ( It’s that time of year again … when fitness clubs and gyms literally double their occupancy between the months of January and April.  New Year’s resolutions run rampant and everyone is determined to make fitness and exercise a part of their weekly routine.  Unfortunately, many new gym members may … Read more

Burning Calories Over the Holidays

Burning Calories Over the Holidays from TodaysFitnessTrainer Have you ever wondered how many calories you consume during the holidays … and how many you need to burn to avoid gaining weight? If you’ve worked hard enough (and burned enough calories) at the gym you’ll maintain your weight.  If not … you end up starting the … Read more

Fitness Center Review – 24 Hour Fitness

Choosing the right fitness club can be a challenge with so many to choose from. Choosing a fitness center is like choosing an apartment or a new home.  If you use a fitness center for all of your fitness needs (to accommodate the recommended 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week), it should be … Read more

Mind Body Podcast Episode 2: Mindfulness Exercises in Practice

Click the image to access podcast The “Mind Body Podcast” brings together professionals from around the world to discuss topics relating to a 360 approach to fitness, health, and wellness. Each week we focus on a topic relating to fitness and exercise, sports performance, rehabilitation, and everything in between! In this episode of the Mind … Read more

Celebrities and Fitness – How Exercising Became Cool

Society’s perception of “fitness” and “exercise” has changed dramatically through the ages.  Prior to the 1950’s, exercise wasn’t necessarily considered “cool”.  It started off as a mandatory part of the school curriculum, with the option to participate in school sports or become a part of a sports team. The availability of print media and television … Read more

Workout Advice for the Busy Traveler – Fit and Healthy Flying

flickr Photo Credit: lrargerich Traveling to exotic locations around the world isn’t nearly as glamorous as it sounds.  If you’re dedicated to staying healthy and fit, good workout advice can make the trip less stressful.  The joys of travel include the following: Long hours sitting in an uncomfortable seat (with limited space front, back, left … Read more

Ask the Expert – Chiropractic and Exercise

Chiropractic is a type of physical medicine used to treat and manage spinal disorders “Ask the Expert” is a series is designed to identify well-respected professionals in various fields related to health, fitness and wellness and get their expert opinion on questions relating to their field of expertise. Today’s topic is … chiropractic.  Although chiropractic … Read more

Nelson Mandela – Inspiring Quotes for Great Workouts

Nelson Mandela, former South African President and anti-apartheid activist (1918-2013) Today’s post is dedicated to Nelson Mandela, a man who inspired the world to see beyond challenges, overcome fears, and never give up in the face of adversity. When you think of “fitness icons”, images of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Fonda, Chris Powell, and Jillian Michaels … Read more

Fitness and Nutrition – Protein Requirements

Our bodies are in a continuous cycle of change. New cells replace old ones as our bodies adapt to our environment and the challenges we face each day.  Good nutrition is important as it fuels these processes and provides the building blocks for new cells.  For active individuals, protein is an important nutrient that needs … Read more