The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle in the Modern Professional

The workforce in the United States has tremendously shifted over the past fifty years. For most Americans, a typical workday does not involve manual labor. With the advance of technology, occupations have become more sedentary. Not including sleeping, the average American worker is seated for 10-13 hours per day. If you add in eight hours … Continue reading The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle in the Modern Professional

How to Stay Motivated with Exercise

When you are starting an exercise program, it is important to be mentally prepared, start with a positive attitude, and define clear-cut goals. Without a game plan to keep you motivated, you will feel overwhelmed and want to give up, before you even break a sweat!   Motivation in fitness is the key to perseverance and … Continue reading How to Stay Motivated with Exercise

Dance Like the Irish

According to the U.S. Census in 2013, more than 35.5 million Americans listed their heritage as Irish.  So, it is not surprising that for many Americans the month of March has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, and the chance to embrace Irish culture.   Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading Dance Like the Irish

Affordable Basic Must-Have Exercise Equipment

When boutique fitness classes, gym memberships, and pricey trainers can break the bank, it may seem like fitness is totally unaffordable. But you can get a great workout at home by stocking up on these highly affordable basics! Jump Rope: A versatile tool that can build up your endurance and stamina and meets your cardiovascular … Continue reading Affordable Basic Must-Have Exercise Equipment

Why the Gym Works

How is the gym great for overall fitness and health? The gym, health club or fitness center, whatever the label, it is pertinent to your overall health, fitness and quality of life.  The stress, sedentary lifestyle and underperforming nutritional habits the gym is integral to help turn your lifestyle around.  By placing yourself in an … Continue reading Why the Gym Works

The Benefits of Cross Training

Cross training is typically defined as an exercise regime that uses several modes of training to develop a specific component of fitness.  A runner, for example, will only utilize certain muscles when running. The hip flexor group and the gluteal group of muscles can get weak causing the pelvis to rotate and continue to affect … Continue reading The Benefits of Cross Training