Why You Need To Change What You Think About Yoga
Mar31

Why You Need To Change What You Think About Yoga

So, if you haven’t tried yoga yet, it’s probably because you feel like you don’t want to “waste” a workout hour on just stretching. That’s normally what people like us (Pretty Hard Workers!) think about yoga… before trying it. But, when you arrive at class and see others doing poses like the one above (crow pose), you can’t deny that yoga has some intense benefits. What other kind of...

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Listen to Your Body to Maintain Your Healthy Living Efforts
Mar30

Listen to Your Body to Maintain Your Healthy Living Efforts

There are many outside variables than can effect your health and weight. Stress, lack of rest and inflammation, are a few symptoms that warn us it might be time to slow down. Exhaustion can have the opposite effect on our healthy living efforts and if we don’t address these warning signs, our bodies will. Learn the best way to take care of your body during times of stress and intense training. Stress and Unwanted Pounds You are...

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Make Rest and Recovery Part of Your Routine
Mar29

Make Rest and Recovery Part of Your Routine

Sometimes taking time for rest and recovery feels like a set-back or even an act of weakness. But, if we maintain that sort of thinking our body will get us to take our needed rest one way or another – and chances are, we won’t like that method very much at all. To keep from feeling like you’re slacking off, schedule your rest days into your workout routine. That way you won’t feel like you should be doing...

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What is a Good Rest Day?
Mar28

What is a Good Rest Day?

When we get into a zone it can be difficult to balance our activities. Intense training requires focus and once we have it, there’s no telling how long it will be until we resurface from the gym. While focus and dedication are both excellent qualities, anything done in excess can quickly turn sour. Our expert and assistant coach, Marty Beene gives us strict orders regarding workouts and rest: Rest: Once a week whether you need...

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When Do I Need to Make Time for Rest and Recovery?
Mar27

When Do I Need to Make Time for Rest and Recovery?

Rest and recovery are an important part of your intense training routine. Learn why taking the necessary downtime from your training will help decrease your recovery time and how to know when your rest time is long over-do. Recovery is Key All too often, the importance of “downtime”from a workout is grossly underrated. The expression of “no pain, no gain” is just as inappropriate a mantra as not allowing your...

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