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4 Awesome Toning Exercises for a Beach Ready Body

Marnie Bii April 14th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
After you've reached your goal weight, you still may not feel ready to don a bikini and hit the beach once summer arrives. A lack of muscle tone in your stomach, thighs and upper arm areas can make you feel less fit than you really are. Although heavy lifting is the best course of action for developing muscle tone, you may not be ready
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Do Epsom Salt Baths Really Work?

Dr. Christopher Weaver April 7th, 2021 | Fitness Expert
So chances are, at some point during your younger days you took a tumble or sprained an ankle, and being the wise healers that they are, your mom or grandmother made you a nice warm bath. She perhaps poured what seemed to be magic crystals into it as the water was running. She then had you soak in the bathtub for a half an hour or so, and sure as
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3 Planks for Great Abs

Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2021 | Core, Strength Training
Every athlete and fitness aficionado has the same love-hate relationship with abs. It is almost as if each of our bodies has a secret code to crack in search of a flat stomach. An ab Rubiks Cube, if you will. Well, planks are the magic formula for a vast majority of us.

With just three plank variations done three times a week, you will have a stronger core in no time.

First, I want to clarify what a plank is. There are different ways people like to do them and that is ok; however, when I say plank this is what
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Carb Cycling for Weight Loss and Muscle Gains

Marnie Bii March 24th, 2021 | Diet Plans, Healthy Eating
Although strict low carb diets work for the majority of people who try them, weight loss or muscle gain plateaus may require the reintroduction of carbohydrates into the diet. Instead of simply reverting to a carb heavy diet, you can try cycling high carbohydrate ingredients into your meal plan at regular intervals. Carb cycling tends to gently shock the system into making the changes you are working toward. There are several ways to approach this new way of eating. Check it out.

Creating The Plan

The great thing about carb cycling is that you can choose the gram allotment that works
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Taking Ab Advice From Your Finance Person

Joe Lawrence March 17th, 2021 | Core, Strength Training
We all dream of having six pack abs. Why then do so few people have them? Getting a flat, muscular stomach is more than just doing some exercises…it is a lifestyle change.

All of the programs out there like P90X and all of the others are great and offer incredible workouts. Many do offer diet plans and advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but they all fail because the novelty wears off and the reality comes to the surface. It takes a lot of time to do an hour workout each day and prepare all the meals needed
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4 Cardio Exercises that Build Up Your Core Muscles

Marnie Bii March 10th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Although cardio routines often focus on quick, intense movements, it is possible to get the blood pumping with a series of precision movements instead. This is especially true if those movements activate a large number of muscles, such as those found in the core, at the same time. Furthermore, performing core targeting exercises will help you gain strength and stamina to enable you to complete higher intensity sessions in the future. A strong core will even improve your posture, balance and flexibility. Here are four exercises to get you started.

Flutter Kicks

Flutter kicks are an easy way to get used
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Eliminating Stress Through Positive Thinking

Marnie Bii March 3rd, 2021 | Mind & Body, Stress
Positive reinforcement does wonders when training canines or teaching kids how to cope with difficult tasks. The use of positivity gives people and animals a boost in confidence and pride in exchange for a job well done. Although it may seem impossible at first, you can even use positive
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Enjoy the Great Outdoors for a Wellness Boost

Marnie Bii February 24th, 2021 | Mind & Body, Seasonal
As the sun starts to peek out behind the clouds, it's important to head outdoors as much as possible. Spending too much time inside can make you feel absolutely stir crazy. Heading outdoors for at least an hour a day can lift your mood, ease anxiety and give you a reason to get moving. Soaking in sunlight will increase your vitamin D levels, which also helps regulate your mood and keeps depression at bay.

Many outdoor activities double as a workout to get your heart pumping. You can walk, run, ride bikes, climb or jump rope on your outdoor excursion.
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High Intensity Exercise Ideas Suitable for Couples

by Marnie Bii February 17th, 2021 Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Strict accountability often keeps you working toward your fitness goals when all you would rather do is give up. There is no better person to provide a boost of accountability than your life partner. Your partner may gladly jump on board as your fitness sidekick to work toward a better future together. Choosing a few exercises that are well suited for partner work make it even easier to achieve physical fitness as a couple. Here are three amazing workout ideas to consider.

CrossFit

Although the CrossFit community is incredibly supportive on its own, it helps to have someone there who intimately
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Different Ways to Strength Train as a Couple

Joe Lawrence February 10th, 2021 | Strength Training
Thankfully, we are becoming a more fitness minded society. What better way to keep this momentum going than with your partner. More and more cities are creating bike lanes and running trails. There are more and more fitness classes and gyms opening all the time. You should take advantage of this as a couple.

Date nights do not always have to be about movies and dinners. Why can’t they involve some fitness? What better way to bond than through physical activity? When you sweat together, you stay together.

There are a few simple suggestions to start with. Sign up for a
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Water-soluble CBD: Here is What You Need to Know

Editorial Team February 10th, 2021 | Healthy Eating

One of the latest innovations in the hemp world is water-soluble CBD. You might have noted the growing list of water-soluble CBD products getting into the market lately. However, you might also be wondering, “Since CBD is hydrophobic, how is it made water-soluble?" Keep reading to learn all that you need to know about water-soluble CBD. 





A Brief Look at CBD





Before we can look at water-based CBD, it is important to answer the question, “What is CBD Oil?” CBD, shortening for cannabidiol, is one of the phytocannabinoids found in a cannabis

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Improving Your Sleep Hygiene to Reduce Stress

Marnie Bii February 3rd, 2021 | Mind & Body, Stress
When you're having a difficult week, it's likely that you start deeply ruminating about past and upcoming events as soon as your head hits the pillow. Unfortunately, disruptions in your quantity and quality of sleep can worsen stress, landing you in a never-ending cycle of worry. You can keep stress at bay by focusing on improving your sleep hygiene.

  • Start by getting rid of all light emitting devices in your bedroom. Yes, that even includes
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Do Not Quit – Get Back to the Basics!

Joe Lawrence January 27th, 2021 | Strength Training
2015 is a brand new year, and so far all is good. There is something about the changing of the calendar that motivates us to re-invent ourselves. Instead of fighting this instinct, let’s embrace it and turn up the fitness to make this the year we got our body
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New Beginnings: 3 Cardio Exercises For A Toned Bodye

Marnie Bii January 20th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
When done right, cardio exercises burn calories while toning up muscles throughout the body. To maximize your results, you must pick the right equipment and moves to challenge your body to work its hardest. Focusing on the same exercises all of the time only trains a particular area of your body and leaves the rest lacking. Furthermore, repeating the same movements each session will make your workout feel stagnant and quite boring. Trying out new activities and equipment can help you avoid these problems altogether. Here are three exercises to regularly add to your routine.

Jacobs ladder

Jacobs Ladder is a
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It is Never Too Late for Fitness

Joe Lawrence January 13th, 2021 | Strength Training
The expression, “too little, too late” is applicable to many situations in life, just not for fitness. When it comes to fitness, forward motion of any kind is never too little. 2015 marks a new year and a great starting point to make this true.

The biggest mistake made in fitness is trying to do too much, too soon. Our bodies are amazing machines that actually become more efficient the more we use them. For example, when you work out routinely, your body burns more calories during a workout than a person who just began.

Instead of setting some trivial goals
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2 Cardio Exercises to Jumpstart the New Year

Marnie Bii January 6th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Whether you want to lose weight, gain stamina or improve your health, updating your cardio routine for the new year can help you meet your goals. Switching up your cardio exercises strengthens new muscle groups while keeping you from growing bored with your routine. Once you have restored interest by trying new machines and workout types, your motivation to meet your goals will soar to new heights. Here are two awesome cardio exercises to add for an all new you in 2015.

Rope Pull

Rope climbing
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Flexibility is the Key to Stronger Shoulders

Joe Lawrence December 30th, 2020 | Strength Training, Upper Body
Shoulders are one of the most important areas to work. Without your shoulders, your arms are useless. Many of us do not focus on them and just add an exercise or two while doing another muscle group. It is even worse when it is time to stretch; shoulders are once again ignored.

Flexibility in your shoulders prevents injuries, helps alleviate the pain of current injuries, reduces the chances of future nerve issues, and increases the strength of this muscle group.

In fact, the stretches we discuss
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3 Cardio Exercises to Perform on the Playground

Marnie Bii December 23rd, 2020 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Finding workouts that strengthen the muscles in your shoulders can feel like quite a challenge. Your back, torso and arm muscles often take up the slack for your shoulders in full body workouts. You must use movements that directly target the muscles in your shoulders to gain strength in that area. Here are three fun exercises to add to your routine to develop strong shoulders in just a few
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3 Exercises to Tone Your Shoulders

Joe Lawrence December 16th, 2020 | Strength Training, Upper Body
Shoulders are the unsung hero when it comes to men and women. Tone shoulders make every shirt or dress look better. Not to mention they are a great muscle group to start with while trying to get back into shape after the holiday cookies and big meals. So here are three exercises that will help you get those shoulders under control and you can do them all from the comfort of your own home.

The first exercise is one that my Tae Kwon Do instructor would make us do when he wanted us “to get back to the basics” and
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3 Stretches That Prepare Your Shoulders for Cardio

Marnie Bii December 9th, 2020 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Elliptical equipment and rowing machines are cardio exercises that specifically target the shoulder area. Diving straight into these exercises could cause strain to the muscles and joints in your shoulders, leading to a serious injury. Luckily, you can perform a series of stretches that target the shoulders in particular during your warm up routine. Here are three stretches that
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.