What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Trainer

The title of this blog post should actually be changed to “What to Expect When Hiring a Good Personal Trainer.” Unfortunately, not all personal trainers are created equal because the process of acquiring an education to become one is not standardized. Technically, anyone with a spare grand of cash and fairly decent memorization and testingContinue reading “What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Trainer”

How to Build an Hourglass Body 

There are certainly more important things to be concerned with in life than aesthetics, however, it would be naive to not acknowledge how much appearance can improve your self confidence. The latest fixation in mainstream media is the attainment of an hourglass shape, particularly for women-identifying people. This entails a heavy top and bottom shapeContinue reading “How to Build an Hourglass Body “

How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine

Exercise Adherence – The Key to Achieving Your Long-Term Fitness Goals Starting a new exercise routine can be one of the most exciting periods of time where motivation and genuine excitement are fresh and abundant, but sticking with an exercise routine for a long period of time is the only way to reap the tremendous healthContinue reading “How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine”

How to Create a Training Program Using Movement Patterns 

When creating a well-rounded strength training program, it’s important to know the basic movement patterns associated with different major muscle groups in order to develop a balanced physique. Core movement patterns that cover the entire body include: Squats – Quads and Glutes Hinges – Glutes and Hamstrings Horizontal Hip Extension – Glutes and Hamstrings  VerticalContinue reading “How to Create a Training Program Using Movement Patterns “

Getting Bigger or Getting Stronger?

Getting Bigger or Getting Stronger? Strength vs. Hypertrophy  When you lift weights at the gym, what is your primary goal? Do you wish to get bigger or stronger? Both? Do you think getting bigger automatically means getting stronger or vice-versa? Let’s examine the difference between getting bigger and getting stronger and why they are notContinue reading “Getting Bigger or Getting Stronger?”

3 Significant Benefits of Taking Dance Classes

Dance is a universal art form that brings about many benefits to those who partake in its wonders. I personally have danced both recreationally and competitively for nearly 17 years and hope to continue to do so until I can’t walk anymore… and then I’ll still hope to be able to do a little diddlyContinue reading “3 Significant Benefits of Taking Dance Classes”

3 Reasons to Increase Your Protein Intake

When venturing on a quest to either lose weight, gain weight (in the form of muscle mass), and/or maintain weight, monitoring your protein intake is a dietary habit that will help you achieve any one of these goals successfully. Protein is an awfully overlooked yet powerful tool in influencing energy balance and ultimately influencing bodyContinue reading “3 Reasons to Increase Your Protein Intake”

So after all of this time, we are still here.

This post is not informative, nor will it give you any workout ideas or eating tricks to stay slim during the “Quarantine 15” or “Quarantine Productivity” contest. We’re experiencing an unprecedented pandemic and I understand how this may devastatingly affect some people more than others. Now that at least a full month has passed, however,Continue reading “So after all of this time, we are still here.”

Accomplishing Through Habit Stacking

I truly believe that habits are the structural foundations of our lives. Having an offset balance of “bad” or “good” habits can either set you up for guaranteed success or guaranteed failure, especially if you have a specific goal or aspiration in mind. A concept I’ve come across from researchers, public speakers, and teachers likeContinue reading “Accomplishing Through Habit Stacking”

How to Stay Sane While Quarantined

Looking back at this past week, all I can conjure up is a giant question mark. What just happened?! It seemed as though talk about the corona virus went from taking vague and subtle precautions like washing your hands to a full-blown quarantine and social distancing in very little time. This quarantine can be aContinue reading “How to Stay Sane While Quarantined”