Are you taking care of your workout clothes? Workout clothes are not normal clothes. We stopped working out in just cotton and wool decades ago and we should be treating our sci-fi workout clothes - and bank account - with some respect. The elastic and synthetic fibers are easily broken down by extreme temperatures and also tend to adhere to smells more than typical cottons and wools. It’s only appropriate that we take some time to make sure they are going to last and keep de
Anyone who knows me knows I am a reader. I devote two hours a day to reading about business and health, and I get in those fun books whenever I can. Why? Because when I got into business for myself, I realized how much my education DIDN'T teach me about business, health, fitness and surviving in the world; Secondly, a dedication to self improvement and evolving education is what will keep me ahead of the game in my industry and I find reading a relaxing and rewarding way to e
Everyone thinks that going to the gym is hard - but, it’s not. You show up, put some effort in and get out. Maybe even you lift with a buddy or play sports with a team. This is enjoyable – 30 minutes, one or two hours a day and it’s over. But if you want to lose weight or get abs, you might suffer a bit in the kitchen. Let’s talk about ways to make this part less difficult- NOT easy, but LESS difficult. Start cooking with nutrition and not taste in mind If you are still going
My favorite leggings. Seriously. I am a workout clothes fanatic. I’m actually a clothes fanatic and a workout fanatic, so I do my best to feel my best in the gym. I usually get easily bored wearing gym clothes in general (sometimes Coach just wants to wear a skirt to work). The reasons for critique are plentiful - but since this is a blog post and not a casual chat over nail polish and beer, I’ll keep focused. Style: ABS2Fitness leggings are stylish, womanly and customizable.
Unless I am doing a mental exercise, I am always working out with music. I dance as I lift and run, because working out is my happy place. When small iPods were a thing I used to just fold up my key and Nano in the waistband of my short and go run. That was easy and light. No giggling and stayed everything stayed safe. But now we use phones for streaming our music and those things are a lot bigger. Since the glory days of teeny tiny pod are over, I seem to always be looking f
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big believer in organic beauty routines. I am not talking about expensive high grade products, but natural produces such as coconut oil, lemons and baking soda as part of our daily hygiene and beauty routines. It's affordable, easy to access, and easy to travel with and it cuts down on the amount of products and bottles that are stored in the bathroom (this I am the biggest fan of).
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You know all of those magazines that feature only skinny women? Well, there are a couple of reasons why those have been the prominent body type of high fashion and it has nothing to do with health or beauty. Even fitness gurus are lying to you about their bodies - you can't get a Fit Mag cover with 15 minutes a day of exercise. My main concern is for those of you who take these aesthetics as truths; who are ashamed of your thick, sexy thighs and soft hips. Who hate their nat
Now that you know how to get your sweat on, here are some tips on ways to eat healthy on vacation. Alternate heavy and healthy days of eating This is a trick I use for dieting on vacation. I find moderation tough (who likes small portions on vacation?) so I use a system on checks and balances. I eat junk for one day then healthy the next. I also know my triggers: I know my discipline will be weak the first day I arrive, on holidays, after 2 days of skipping a workout and when
Let's talk about travel and physical activity! Lucky for you, you have made, or are making, regular physical activity and eating right a habit in your life. Congratulations! This is the one of the main ingredients in a happy life. For many, one of those other ingredients to happiness or wealth is travel. Anyway, you trip is booked. Now you are going to spend the next few days or weeks in a place where everyone is trying to feed you and you are not a member of any gym. Let’s t
Numerous studies have been done on this subject; Does music help performance? Well, that is a more complex question than we think. There are two kinds of performance: perceived and actual. Perceived performance is how you think you performed or how easy it was to perform the task at hand. Actual performance is, you guessed it, how much work, speed, distance or volume was measurably achieved. While in many cases, test subjects increased their cadence in cycling when the tempo
I’m a gym junkie and need to make routines on the fly with little to no equipment. Here is what I ALWAYS have with me. This stays together at all times. In my bag. Always. Notebook and pen: You can stop reading now. This is the number one thing to have with you at the gym. This means that you have taken ownership of your health and fitness. This is so important, I keep my gym membership card in it. Write your workout down, record the weights used, distance logged and after yo
Ladies, please share with your awesome, single, fit guy friend! Get that dude a loyal lifting girl! So, you know how to get the woman at the gym, but what if your Artemis is at work? Or friends of friends? Then we need a different strategy. If you see her around a lot, it behooves you to take it slow and get her to be curious about you. Fit Chicks are fun babes, focused and loyal - but also protective of themselves. Hey, great glutes don’t come without a price! Get her walls
Ladies, please share with your awesome, single, fit guy friend! Get that dude a loyal lifting girl! Hey, Gentlemen. So there is this woman, right? You see her all the time at the gym, at a Crossfit class, maybe you just see her around the office. She is the Fit Girl, The Gym Junkie, The Artemis, the apple of your eye. She is the only female doing tricep pulls, bench presses, full squats and working hard. She has one of the fastest Grace times at an Rx weight. You can see her