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”

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 “

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 “

How to Feel More Comfortable As a New Gym Goer 

With the start of a new year on the horizon, many people will be looking to start a new fitness journey at their local commercial gym. While this act is commendable and should be praised for its bravery, it’s not always met with ease or acceptance during this time of year. This blog will giveContinue reading “How to Feel More Comfortable As a New Gym Goer “

The Most Important Part of Your Fitness Journey 

Arguably, the most important part of your fitness journey is not determining how many sets, reps, and how much weight you should lift. It’s not even determining whether or not you should do steady state cardio, high intensity interval training, weight lifting, or any combination of the like. The most important part of your fitnessContinue reading “The Most Important Part of Your Fitness Journey “

How to Lose Belly Fat For Good

Stubborn belly fat can be a source of affliction to one’s self-esteem and self-confidence. In this blog post, I’ll give you practical and sustainable tips to lose belly fat for good in the new year. First, I must preface this blog with a couple disclaimers. 1) There is no one magic pill, weight loss program,Continue reading “How to Lose Belly Fat For Good”

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Women are constantly bombarded with messages on how to change their appearance by the fitness and diet industries with little to no regard to how it may impact their overall health long term. Fad diets, weight loss teas, dangerous supplements, and more are often promoted to achieve a “healthy lifestyle” over the proven basics ofContinue reading “Why Women Should Lift Weights”

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”