Personal Training

Why Is A Rest Day Important for Exercise?

Positively changing your body composition requires increasing Lean Body Mass. And in order to do that, you need to prioritize rest days during the week as much as you do working out.  When you’re in the gym, your muscles are working hard and breaking down, preparing to rebuild and get stronger. That rebuilding phase is key, and it primarily…

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Free Weights vs. Bodyweight: Which is Better?

So you’ve got your diet and cardio routines down, or you have a plan, and you’ve been researching strength training. You know that it’s something every well-rounded exercise program includes, so you know you should have it in yours, too. But in your research, you’ve found that there’s a debate — one between which training…

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Heidi Powell Has the Best Advice for Getting Rid of Your Tummy Pooch

(Photo: Instagram/@RealHeidiPowell) Author and co-host of Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi Powell, shares her best tips for moms who want to get rid of their “mommy pooch.” Check them out below! If you’ve had a C-section or a hysterectomy, and you are struggling with the surgical battle wounds, this post is for YOU! Now don’t stop reading if this isn’t…

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4 Signs Your Glutes Are Too Weak

Plus, four exercises that will help you rev up your rear. Your glutes are much more than just cushy pillows to sit on: They’re the most important muscle group in your body. “The glutes are our stabilizers,” says Briana Kline, Pilates instructor and founder of Roots of Integrity in Chicago. “They’re what push us forward…

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Weighing the Facts: When Should You Work Out?

Talk to some people about when the best time to work out is, and they’ll swear that mornings are best.  They’ll tell you getting out of bed earlier has all sorts of benefits, like making you more energized in the morning, feeling better throughout the day, and so on. Then, you’ve got the people on…

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Riding Towards a Better You: Using Cycling to Improve Body Composition

When looking for workouts and exercise modalities to improve body composition, there’s a number of options available to you. These options suit different groups of people based on several factors: convenience, equipment, and facilities required, technical skills required for the activity, and likelihood to cause injury or exacerbate previous injuries to name a few. On…

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