Getting Your Post-Workout Protein
Feb29

Getting Your Post-Workout Protein

After a workout, the last thing on my mind is food. I just worked SO hard to burn calories, and adding them back into my body seemed counter-productive. But, as I’m learning from experts – and my own experience of feeling weak, tired and sore after an intense hour in the gym – refueling your body after a work out is essential for weight loss, muscle health and being able to get back up and do it again the next day....

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Eating to Prepare Your Body for Challenging Workouts

I admit it…. I am horrible when it comes to eating a balanced diet. Though there are foods I do like – eating is one of those things that I will forget to do. Though that may sound like a convenient excuse… it has actually become a problem for me as I try to keep up with a rigorous workout schedule. So, I asked our fitness and health experts to share their tips for eating to prepare your body for challenging...

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How Does Sleep Affect Fitness?
Feb27

How Does Sleep Affect Fitness?

As a busy mom and business owner, I’m often tempted to grab a few cups of coffee and pull an all-nighters to get caught up. But, now that I’ve added a challenging fitness routine to my week – I know sleep is crucial in keeping me healthy and my fitness goals on track. But, how much sleep do we really need? Does it change when we are active? Here’s what Registered Dietician, Chrissy Carroll has to say about...

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Yoga Is More Challenging Than It Looks
Feb02

Yoga Is More Challenging Than It Looks

A year ago, I tried a yoga class for the first time. It was an accident really. My friend and I showed up at the gym for our normal cardio class, only to find that the instructor couldn’t make it. So, the lady checking us in convinced us that since we were already there, we may as well go to the yoga class that was starting. So, we did. And I’ve been hooked ever since! Yoga is More Than Stretching I used to think that yoga...

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Cross Training – Get Creative and Stay Motivated
Feb02

Cross Training – Get Creative and Stay Motivated

I have the attention span of a flea. In order to keep up my motivation to exercise – it has to be something different all the time. That’s why I love cross training. It’s something new every day! Plus, if you get creative with your training mix – it can keep those of us with even the shortest attention span engaged for at least an hour each day. Here are some creative tips for keeping your cross training...

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