How to Get in Shape Without a Gym Membership

Having a gym membership is helpful but not necessary to achieve a high standard of fitness. The lockdown mandates imposed upon us during the start of the pandemic brought about many creative ways to maintain and even increase physical fitness both aerobically and anaerobically with at-home and outside workouts. In this blog post I’ll shareContinue reading “How to Get in Shape Without a Gym Membership”

Why Boxing Is THE BEST Cardio Exercise 

If I’m being genuine, the title of this post is most-definitely clickbait. The true best form of cardio is the one you can chronically stick with in order to reach your health and fitness goals. Research can suggest that bobsledding is the best form of aerobic exercise but you’d never catch me doing it simplyContinue reading “Why Boxing Is THE BEST Cardio Exercise “

Why You Can’t Spot Reduce Body Fat

It’s become common knowledge now with the rise of science-based fitness coaches that spot reducing body fat is not possible, but why is that the case? Before revealing why spot reduction is not possible (without surgery), let’s define the term “spot reducing” first. Simply put, spot reducing is trying to burn body fat off ofContinue reading “Why You Can’t Spot Reduce Body Fat”

Convenient Ways to Get In More Physical Activity

Getting more physical activity is integral to living a long life free of disease and age-associated disability. As discussed in my previous blog post, ‘How Physical Activity Affects Your Appetite,’ getting more physical activity also helps to regulate your appetite and manage your body weight. The World Health Organization lists substantial benefits that are associatedContinue reading “Convenient Ways to Get In More Physical Activity”

How Increasing Physical Activity Can Affect Your Appetite 

This is a brief article summary from the MASS Research Review article titled ‘The Role of Physical Activity in Appetite and Weight Control.’ To read the full article and get more details on the topic of weight and appetite control via physical activity, subscribe to MASS here. Many people are familiar with the idea ofContinue reading “How Increasing Physical Activity Can Affect Your Appetite “

What Being Sick Has Reinforced In My Fitness Journey

This week I’ve unfortunately experienced getting sick as so many other people have with the increase in Omicron variant cases as well as the regular cold and flu during this season. While being sick is a miserable experience, it’s helped reinforce a few key aspects of my own fitness journey that I’ll discuss in thisContinue reading “What Being Sick Has Reinforced In My Fitness Journey”

Master Your Goals 

Goal setting can be a frustrating process for the majority of people, especially for people like me who happen to be perfectionists with incredibly high expectations. This approach of goal setting may not be the most conducive to achieving long term goals. In this blog we’ll discuss the difference between mastery and performance goals andContinue reading “Master Your Goals “

The Goal Hierarchy 

When setting goals, many people solely focus on one or two major goals they’d like to accomplish no matter how broad or specific those goals may be. In a recent Stronger By Science podcast episode, Eric Trexler and Greg Nuckols discuss a newly studied way of setting goals through a goal hierarchy. In this 3-tieredContinue reading “The Goal Hierarchy “

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start 

On the last day of 2021, it seems as though we’re being bombarded with the same rhetoric as usual at this time of year. “New year, new me,” as the popular saying goes. Is there any merit to that way of thinking? Perhaps there is! In the recent podcast episode on Stronger By Science, GregContinue reading “Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start “

Why You Should be Your Own Body Goals

Almost everyone has seen a picture of someone and immediately used it as inspiration for what their ideal body type is. While seemingly innocent, this common way of setting physique goals is borderline dangerous and sets us up for disappointment and failure. This blog will list reasons why it may not be the best ideaContinue reading “Why You Should be Your Own Body Goals”