Once Upon a Time We all know the story of Goldilocks and the three bears; as Goldilocks rummaged through their house she found that poppa bear’s porridge was too hot, momma bear’s was too cold but that baby bear’s was just right. This story is how many people approach cardiovascular exercise; some people are poppa bear and do too much high intensity exercise, others are momma … [Read more...]
Health Club, Fitness Studio or Home?
The disruption of the fitness industry Over the past decade a number of disrupting factors have changed how the fitness industry operates; as a result, the question becomes where is the best place to exercise: a health club, fitness studio or home? Disruptive forces Technology From wearables like trackers and hear-rate monitors to streaming services that … [Read more...]
13 Fitness Terms that You Should Know!
The Language of Fitness Every subculture has its own language and fitness is no different. Not long ago complaining about HIIT workouts would have only been relevant to boxers; however thanks to the popularity of high intensity exercise programs, fitness enthusiasts know that HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. Whether you’re a newb or you’ve been … [Read more...]
7 Things to Know About Strength Training
Strength Training Builds Strong Muscles That title is kind of a 'no duh,' but most people overlook the fact that strength training is essential for both an aesthetic appearance and to build strong muscles. Because it helps burn calories while enhancing appearance, strength training should be an essential component of any workout program. Not only that, but strength training … [Read more...]
Fitness Goals for the New Year
The Annual Fitness Ritual There is an annual ritual that takes place every time the calendar makes the impending transition from one year to the next, that of making resolutions and setting goals for practicing healthier behaviors in the new year. It’s almost certain that the calendar will flip from December to January, however what is not guaranteed is whether you will … [Read more...]