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My Personal Struggles in Fitness

I get this a lot at parties and gatherings, “you must just love to work out and owning Studio Fitness it’s probably really easy to get it done”.

NOPE!

Those that know me know my love of surfing pretty much supersedes everything else besides friends and family. So when the surf is firing, yep, I get all the training and exercise I need and then some. Even my flexibility program steps up so I don’t tighten down from all the hours in the ocean.

It’s a beautiful circle STRETCH, SURF, STRETCH, ICE, EAT A GREAT RECOVERY MEAL, & REPEAT.

When the surf is on I can be out of bed before 5 and surf for 2-3 hours without a thought towards motivation. Then the surf goes flat & so does my fitness program. My Continue reading

Nutrition for Post-Workout Recovery

Nutrition is always important but today we are going to focus special attention on when your training has just ended. Post-exercise recovery nutrition helps you start your next workout strong so you can keep improving on your best effort.

In order to maintain proper hydration and help prepare for the next day’s workout, it’s important toContinue reading

At Ease Soldier

Exceeding the demands of duty can inflame stress and increase your risk for burnout. Taking time to relax and regroup is not a luxury-it’s an essential part of a balanced life.It’s a contemporary cliché-the classic tale of the star performer who begins with a bang and ends with a fizzle, all that high energy and enthusiasm simply fading away.

Burnout, the feeling of being emotionally, physically and psychologically depleted, may pose a real risk, particularly to overachieving types with unrealistic goals, or people in the helping professions-medicine, teaching, social services etc. Imbalance is usually at the heart of burnout. Sufferers typically make unreasonable investments of time, commitment and focusContinue reading

Too Busy To Exercise?

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of time it seems to take to exercise?  Turned off by the idea of countless hours on a treadmill or elliptical?  With an already busy work and family life schedule, it’s hard to imagine finding any more time in the day for exercise. With small tweaks in your schedule you can fit in a little bit of exercise each day. That will make a world of difference to your health. Below are suggestions on how to break it down in different ways.Continue reading

It’s Time to Cut Ties with the Scale

It’s time to purge that elephant in the room: THE SCALE!

Whether it’s in the bathroom, the basement or in the bedroom, it’s taunting you. Every day it beckons for you to step onto it. It’s the first thing you think of when you wake up and we always want to hop on the scale before bed.

This obsession is one of the reasons you should cut ties with the scale; set it free so you can set yourself free of its chokehold.

Daily weigh-ins are meaningless. Most people trying to lose weight really want to see a change in their body composition: In other words FAT LOSS.

Female Before After FitnessBody composition changes cannot be detected by a scale on a day-to-day basis. Fat loss CAN be detected on a weekly basis, however, so if
you can have enough discipline to only hop on once a week, then you have my permission to keep your scale.

 

This is very tough however, so if you start to notice yourself weighing yourself more often, then hide it.

 

Did You Know that Your scale weight can fluctuate up to 5 pounds in one day!

 

This is due to:Continue reading

Goal Setting 101

Goal Setting 101

Setting goals will enable you to eliminate the distractions in your life and help you to focus on the really important things.  By knowing exactly what you want, you’re able to concentrate on specific areas with more accountability and focus. Goals allow you to get more things done so you can achieve more.  Who doesn’t want to achieve more?

We like to take one large goal and break it into smaller, Continue reading

Turkey Burn Workout

According to the American Council on Exercise, the average adult consumes 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat in one Thanksgiving meal. I have created a heart pumping Turkey Burn Circuit to shed off those extra calories and help you maintain your fitness goals!
 
Add a comment below to record how many rounds you completed! Also head over to the Studio Fitness Facebook page and record it their with a comment.
  
Turkey Burn Circuit
50 Mountain Climbers
20 Air Squats
10 Plank ReachContinue reading

Water = Life, We All Want More Right?

Increase your water intake – Water is a key component to life. No living creature can survive without a fresh supply of pure water each and every day. If you do not consume enough fresh water every day, your body will age faster, appear fatter, be more susceptible to germs and colds, lose joint mobility, and much more. Generally speaking, most people who weigh less than 150 pounds require noContinue reading
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