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Exercising in the Heat Safely

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo By: Maarten-Van-Den-Heuvel Summertime is almost here, which means many of us like to get outside and exercise. However, with temperatures on the rise, it's important to know how to stay cool and safe when exercising outdoors. I don't particularly enjoy exercising outside in the summer heat, especially when the humidity is…

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Making Strength Training a Priority in Your Fitness Regimen

*By: Megan Deppen* If there's one kind of workout that you should make a priority in your fitness routine, it's strength training. Strength training also known as resistance training is not only one of the best workouts you can do for your body, but also comes with many added health benefits. You'll find if you…

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The Benefits of Interval Training

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to burn more calories without spending hours at the gym? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider adding interval training into your workout routine. Interval training involves short bursts of exercise, followed by a brief recovery time. For example, if you're doing high intensity interval…

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Ten-Minute Workouts That Work!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Anna Shvets During the week, I work a full-time job and I don't have a ton of time to do an extensive workout. However, that has never stopped me from doing some sort of exercise regularly, even if it is just ten minutes. Below are some great ten-minute workouts that I…

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Structuring Your Workout Routine

*By: Megan Deppen* Since I've been working remotely, I've learned how to better organize and prioritize my workout schedule. Typically, I'm a very scheduled/routined person, so structuring my workouts has been very beneficial for me. If you're thinking of ways to structure your workout routines, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Set…

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The Benefits of Shorter Workouts

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you struggle to find time in your day to exercise? Between work and personal life, kids, school, etc., it can be particularly challenging. I always thought that I had to work out longer in order to achieve my workout goals, however shorter workouts prove to be just as beneficial. Some benefits…

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“Oh Fitness, Where Art Thou?” – An Essay About Finding Your Way Back to “You”

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Dylan Alcock When my sisters approached me about working together on a blog focused on fitness, fashion, and food, my initial thoughts were: What is a blog? And how would I contribute to the fitness aspect? I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary and was lucky enough to get 20…

Your First Time Skiing – What to Expect

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Bill Deppen My first time skiing was last March right before the pandemic hit and it was a warm 70 degree day outside. I remember feeling excited and nervous. Excited to learn a new sport, but nervous I was going to get hurt. Luckily for me, my husband was an avid skier…

The Importance of a Pre and Post-Workout Routine

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Logan Weaver If you're like me, I don't devote nearly enough time to my pre and post-workout routines, however this is something I'm striving to get better at in 2021. Your pre and post-workout routines are just as, if not more, important than your main workout. Everything from what you eat or…

The Peloton App

*By: Megan Deppen* The Peloton App The holidays are over, which means it's a new year and many of us are looking for some fitness motivation. If you're on the search for a great fitness app, look no further than the Peloton App. The good news about this app is you don't have to own…