Sweet Dreams to Sweet Fitness Success

Sweet Dreams to Sweet Fitness Success
There is no doubt that we live in a fast-paced world that seems to place less and less value on rest, recovery and sleep. Reading books has been traded for reading Facebook posts while long chats with friends have been traded for #tweets. It seems like each year brings faster days and shorter nights, daily savings time or not. Between... Read More

The Myth of the Fat-Burning Zone

The Myth of the Fat-Burning Zone
I have a funny feeling that the title of this blog just threw every “feel the burn” fitness child of the 80’s into a small episode of shirt off the shoulder Flashdance mania.  But the statement needs to be said, the topic discussed, and hopefully clarified. Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you want to lose weight and burn... Read More

Is Water Enough Post-Workout?

Is Water Enough Post-Workout?
You have just completed a long and energizing workout, you are covered in sweat and…now what? Should you drink water alone? A commercial sports drink or possibly something else? And if so, how much post-workout recovery do you need to be able to function at your best day after day? In the midst of the low carb/no carb nutrition fad,... Read More

Boost Your Brainpower-Take a Run!

Boost Your Brainpower-Take a Run!
When we think about fitness, we naturally focus on the physical benefits. Decreased fat, increased muscle, improved sports performance, and even improved blood pressure are only a few benefits commonly recognized as the results of a regular fitness program. Are there, however, benefits to physical fitness that go beyond the physical? Could we in fact be exercising, strengthening and improving... Read More

sometimes the road to real fitness requires love?

sometimes the road to real fitness requires love?
I don’t exactly remember when it happened. That moment when my relationship with food went from one that was normal and healthy to one that was incredibly unhealthy and potentially life threatening. I do know many girls who were in my peer group during high school and college faced a similar challenge. I also know that I was one of... Read More

is foot pain stifling your race to real fitness?

is foot pain stifling your race to real fitness?
Heel Pain Foot Pain Bottom of the Foot Pain Bottom of the Heel Pain   Plantar Fasciitis At first it was only a little ache just forward of your heel on the solar (bottom) side of you foot. It was not enough to stop training, and if anything, you thought you could train through the pain. Without even noticing it... Read More