By guest blogger Elise Morgan
Weight gain can be extremely frustrating, especially when we feel like there’s no explanation for it. Part of the problem is that weight gain really is much more complicated than we think – it’s not just consuming excess calories and eating fatty foods, but is a complex reaction that oftentimes involves a wide variety of potential causes.
Sometimes, these reasons for weight gain are out of your control (eg. reactions to a...
Self-care practices encompass a wide variety of applications. For many, self-care is associated with face masks and journaling. Don’t get us wrong, these things can definitely be part of your self-care regimen. However, self-care is about tending to your emotional, mental, and physical health. Exercise is a crucial time to implement self-care practices in order to get the most out of your workout.
Over time, you will begin to develop not only a stronger body but a...
by Gail Gensler
“We are all filled with a sense of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
~Charles R. Swindoll
I have been working out in a gym or fitness studio lifting and participating in group fitness classes since 1983. It is an intrinsic part of my life, for so many reasons.
I am a gregarious person by nature (thank you, Daddy!) and have always enjoyed the social aspect of group fitness. I have been incredibly lucky to have...
This week, I have been asked by several followers what advice I would give to someone in their 40's and above who is considering embracing a healthy lifestyle.
Keep in mind that I am not a subject matter expert - I'm not a nutritionist and no longer a fitness instructor. But my answers do come from experience: from reflecting back on my life and how I learned to keep fit, fierce and fabulous!
Making the decision to work towards a healthier lifestyle is timeless. It can happen at any...
Whether you’re embarking on your first journey from the couch to the gym or you're making your triumphant return to the treadmills, you've already completed one of the most important steps: deciding to incorporate physical fitness into your daily routine. Regular exercise has a host of health benefits for your body and mind. Here are five tips to embracing fitness for beginners.
1. Set Specific Goals
When you hit the grocery store to stock up for your Super Bowl party, you...
Exercising with other people can create a sense of community and friendly competition that keeps people on their toes and keeps them interested in fitness. However, holding group fitness classes that keep people interested in coming back does require some planning on your part. Before you head to a local park or invite a group into your gym again, check out these steps to ensure you're creating the best environment for your clients.
Ask People What They Want
The easiest way to...
By Gail Gensler
Being healthy isn’t just a trend - it’s a lifestyle. So why are we always looking on social media to find the perfect picture of health?
It is important to remember that everyone has different ideas about what it means to be “healthy.” Everyone is unique, and therefore everyone’s journey to being healthy will be different. Many times, we forget to look beyond the physical aspect of health - the side that we see all over social media....
By Gail Gensler
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
Athletics is one of the biggest parts of my life. It is what I have repeatedly done for the duration of my life, and therefore, it is what I am.
My passion for physical activity began in my childhood. I was an active participant in tennis, volleyball, and tetherball. Retrospectively, I see that all these sports all had one common factor: they were hands-on activities,...
By Nick Weinbrenner
Looking for an exciting, new way to promote your fitness classes and bring new people into your gym? A growing trend in gyms and studios is group fitness classes. Discover how you can help people leverage the power of group fitness to hit new milestones and keep up their personal fitness.
The Benefits of Group Fitness
Unlike personal fitness challenges, group fitness allows your gym members to keep each other accountable. Personal trainers are great for...
Looking for ways to get members back to your gym and interested in fitness once quarantine ends (or has already ended, in some areas)? Holding an outdoor class might be just what you need!
Whether you hit the nearest park or green area or create your own outdoor workout area, there are many benefits you can expect, both for you and your members.
Create a Community
Outdoor training promotes community building. This highly visible outdoor activity creates a stronger sense of...
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