2 Myths About Women And Weight Lifting Debunked

If you lift big, you get big, right? Well, maybe, but then again, maybe not.   It’s long been female gym folklore that to get lean you do high repetitions with a light load to “tone and shape,” while at the same time telling those looking to get bigger that they need to lift heavy….

The 9 Best Foods for Athletes

Sure, carbo-loading’s important—but for top-notch performance, it’s just part of the story. Supplement your training with these healthy eats that will help you build strength, sustain energy, and recover faster. By: Amanda MacMillan The market is flooded with foods and supplements marketed toward fitness fanatics—if you use the term “food” loosely, that is. From energy…

Nutrition and Athletic Performance

Nutrition can help enhance athletic performance. An active lifestyle and exercise routine, along with eating well, is the best way to stay healthy. Eating a good diet can help provide the energy you need to finish a race, or just enjoy a casual sport or activity. You are more likely to be tired and perform…

The Hidden Causes of Late-Night Snacking

BY EXPERIENCE LIFE TEAM  Hi there. This is your conscience speaking. I happen to know you are still digesting the dinner you ate an hour ago, so I’m curious about what you are doing there with that king-size bowl of chips? It’s 9:27 p.m., and you’re watching TV. A fast-food commercial comes on and – WHAM! It…

9 Fitness Tips for a Killer Body

By Logan Hood HOW TO MOVE Do it in threes “Any workout has three variables: weights, intensity, and volume,” Hood says. To keep your body guessing, focus on one variable per workout: Increase the weight but lower the number of reps one day; lower your standard weight but add a set the next; use your…

11 Tips To Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

by Julia Baldassano Every year, on January 1, we vow to make the year ahead our healthiest and fittest yet! But somehow that resolve disintegrates as the days, weeks and months go by, and life starts “getting in the way.” Start fresh in 2014 and follow these simple tips to help you stay on board…

3 Easy Steps to Get in Shape This Summer

By Joe Decker Ah, summertime is here. It’s probably one of our favorite, but most stressful seasons. It’s wonderful because the days are long, and the weather is beautiful. It’s a time to get together with family and friends, hit the beach and bask in the sun’s rays while lying around scantily clad. Unfortunately, summer…

Youth Fitness: Exercise Helps Children Excel in School

Written by Sarah Dalton In an effort to improve performance on achievement tests, recent federal mandates have led school districts to revise their curricula to increase emphasis on language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. These changes have reduced instruction time on non-academic subject matters, such as physical education, arts, and music, decreasing the amount…

The Hidden Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian jiu jitsu is more than just a sport. It’s more than a martial art. It’s a way to change your life. You hear a lot of people talk about the jiu jitsu lifestyle, but what does that mean? Does it mean you train all day? Does it mean you surf and then head to…

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip the Gym During the Summer

As spring fades away and summer begins, many people head outdoors, where they spend time swimming, playing sports, and going for long walks on the beach. Whether it’s on vacation or on weekend getaways with the kids, people are generally much more active during the summer months, which is good for both the heart and…

5 Critical Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer

In fitness it is important to know how to achieve the goals you have in mind. More importantly it is important to have goals to achieve for your fitness level. When you find yourself having a hard time achieving your goals, or even setting goals, it may be time to hire a personal trainer. Personal…

Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions, Stick to Simple Intentions

So you thought you practice every day, meditate every day, become a vegan all before January 31st? Did you fall off the wagon January 2nd? It’s okay, you are not alone. It happens to all of us. I have a solution on how to keep your resolutions: Don’t. Make. Any. I’m serious, why set yourself…