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Exercises for a Strong Back

*By: Christi Shingara* The back is one of the most important parts of the body and also one that is more prone to stress and injury. To help maintain a strong back and prevent injury, certain exercises should be incorporated into your workout routine. Here are few that will give you a strong and sexy…

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Motivating Yourself to Workout When Seasons Change

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo By:iStock.com We all know it's hard enough some days to get motivated to workout, but when the seasons change and it starts to get colder and darker earlier, it's even harder to find the motivation to workout. If you're finding the weather and time change a struggle, here are a few…

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Effective Arm Sculpting Exercises

*By: Christi Shingara Photo: Andrea Piacquadio  Keeping your arms fit and trim can be a challenge, but with a few key exercises maintaining strong and toned arms is easier than you think. Below are a few I incorporate into my workout routine on a regular basis. Tricep Kickbacks This exercise of course targets your triceps.…

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Sole F63 Treadmill Review

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Amazon.com Are you thinking about purchasing a treadmill but have no clue where to start? With so many types of treadmills on the market these days, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. I'm definitely no treadmill expert, however I have used numerous treadmills throughout my…

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Working Out Without Working Out!

By: Christi Shingara Photo: Jametlene Reskp A few of our fitness posts talk about exercise routines and how to maintain them such as "Structuring your Workout Routine" and "The Benefits of Shorter Workouts", but did you know that you can workout without actually having a workout routine? A busy day at the office or just…

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The Health Benefits of Swimming

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Shamim Nakhaei Swimming season is in full swing, and there's nothing better than going for a nice refreshing dip when the temps are sweltering outside. Not only is it a fun activity that helps cool you off in the summer months, but it also offers some great overall health benefits. Low…

The Benefits of Yoga

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Jared Rice When I was younger, I thought running was the "be all" of fitness. However, as I got older and my body could no longer take the constant pounding from running, I discovered other types of workouts that were just as beneficial to add to my exercise routine. One of…

How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide

*By Christi Shingara* Photo: Clemens van Lay I wasn't always into running. In my teens, I actually hated it and have not so fond memories of running the dreaded mile in gym class, which I thought was absolute torture. Playing basketball in high school incorporated lots of running, mainly in the form of sprints, so…

Compound Exercises – Working Out in Half the Time!

*By: Christi Shingara* Want to work multiple muscle groups simultaneously? Looking to get your workout done in half the time and still build muscle? This is when compound exercises come in handy. Compound exercises target more than one muscle group at the same time. By exercising this way, you can burn extra calories and gain…

Getting Back Into the Workout Groove After Having Kids

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: WebMD My workout routine has looked and changed drastically over the years, but it’s something I have always tried to keep in my life no matter what the circumstances may be. Pre-children, I used to be pretty regimented in terms of having a set workout schedule, such as M-W-F was usually…