4 ways to crush January

As 2019 rang in and we said goodbye to the last 12 months of our lives, a new blank calendar appeared showing all the possibilities the year has in store for you. You can do so much with 2019 and it literally is right here and now. There are resolutions that come and go because they were just what we “hoped” we would end up doing. I want you to get it done this year. Want to travel more? Lose weight? Read 20 books? Learn an instrument? The things that follow are 4 vital pieces to any of the previously mentioned goals. That’s the trick. They will apply to any goal.

Can you recover better with the foam roller?

Foam rolling can seem like a magic trick. You feel tight and restricted, so you lay on top of it and roll around a little bit. When you stand back up, you feel better. How the heck did that happen? Is it just perceived change and not actually real? While most foam roll users expect this positive outcome, it’s not common knowledge how this change actually occurs. So, this article aims to dig a bit deeper using science and highlighting a few pieces of research.

All I want for Christmas is my… [insert goal]

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s actually a weird time for fitness goals. Stuck between the end of Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas break, it’s tough to get any meaningful progress done in the gym. On the one hand, you have a small group of people that just destroyed a turkey and are dying to shed the excess weight. On the other, the majority are people who never get off of “vacation mode” until after New Year’s. You’ve worked too hard to get here.

Thanksgiving on a diet: It can be done

I’d be a hypocrite to tell you to lay off of the pumpkin pie or avoid all carbs. That’s not real and that is also not #livingyourbestlife or whatever people are saying now. I want to offer up a couple suggestions on ways to drop out some calories so you can afford to crush your grandma’s apple pie. 

Showing up is half the battle

Showing up each and every day is so powerful even if the workout isn’t great. Something in the gym is going to be better than nothing. Just for the sake of keeping the routine, show up and do a 15 minute bike ride or elliptical. Now, you can go home and do anything else knowing you stuck with your routine and will feel much better about staying on track.

Cut through the BS, get what you want

I want to keep this short and sweet. Let’s be honest, the attention spans are so short these days a longer post would be losing altitude the moment it got off the runway. We all have goals. Whether it’s success at a job, success in the mirror, or a goal for something inner like happinessContinue reading “Cut through the BS, get what you want”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Finding a healthy substitute that tastes great

We all find ourselves in a moral dilemma when we shift our focus to eating healthier. “I really want to eat that [insert food], but I’m on this new diet and it doesn’t allow [insert food].” The boss buys lunch for everyone in the office but since your diet won’t allow it you end up staringContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Finding a healthy substitute that tastes great”

Skip the easy route, enjoy the view at the top

After working in a gym for so long, I’ve seen so many people that signed up and paid their fees only to be a “no show” three months later. They didn’t stay motivated because their goals were not life changers. However, when your goals are big and your passion is present, actionable steps start to form. Too many people settle for the easy route and never get to see the view from the top.

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