Plateaus affect everyone who engage in any exercise program, from the couch potato to the Olympian. Even though they are a natural part of the process, it does not mean that you have to give in to them. At some point along your fitness path, you are going to encounter a plateau. Here are 5 tips to...Full Post
Tara Finch - NASM Elite Trainer, NASM Elite Trainer's Blog
On Apr 23, 2012
On Apr 10, 2012What is meant by ‘bad habits’?
If you were to look in the dictionary one of the definitions of “habit” states that it is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. Acquired means you weren’t born with it and you don’t have to live with it.
Here are a few...Full Post
On Mar 28, 2012
How do I stay motivated?This seems to be the question of the week.
Let's look at the definition, particularly #3:–noun
1. the act or an instance of motivating.
2. the state or condition of being motivated.
3. something that motivates; inducement; incentive.
The BEST way to find your motivation or...Full Post
On Mar 27, 2012
What’s better for me? A full body workout? or a split routine workout where I only work a certain muscle group on certain days? and does one create more water retention than the other?
GREAT question(s), but it all depends on over-all goals.
Water retention seems to be the topic of discussion and area of foc...Full Post
On Mar 19, 2012
The Food Log...Full Post
Everyone hates them. Everyone should keep one (even fitness professionals!). Food logs increase awareness, increase accountability, and provide a prospective tool for dietary planning. Many studies have found consistent self-monitoring to be a successful strategy to control and/or prevent
On Mar 19, 2012Are you off balance? Not sure? Do you fall more often then those around you? Have you ever sprained, twisted or broke an ankle or foot? Have you ever fractured, or broke a hip? Do you have any pain or discomfort in your knees, hips, or ankles? Do you sit at a desk for long periods of time?
If you...Full Post
On Mar 15, 2012[media id="PRD__4cfe46a75ccf85_17907538" title="Woman Exercising Alone"]
Most people have sincerely good intentions of losing weight, getting fit, and making lasting changes in their lives. But we have all seen these good intentions fade. We quickly develop a severe case of the "don'ts"-we don't...Full Post
On Mar 14, 2012
We all want a nice glutes, right?
Incorporate the following best backside exercises in your
regular strength routine and you’ll burn fat, shape and
firm your glutes, sculpt surrounding muscle groups, and rev
up your metabolism.
1. Kettlebell Swings (can also use a hand weight)
Kettlebell swings combine...Full Post
On Nov 22, 2011
Traditions are a big part of the holiday season for many people, but if you find yourself doing something strictly out of traditionand not because you particularly enjoy it, then it’s time for a new tradition. Or maybe, just time for a new recipe. Take pumpkin pie – it’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without one, but too...Full Post
On Nov 22, 2011
The holidays are coming the holidays are coming!!! Don't panic! Follow these 5 simple tips and you will avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain.. I PROMISE!...Full Post
1. Scrap the "dieter's mentality". - This mentality leads people to believe that healthy eating is all or nothing. Have a cookie or two, but catch