Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Yoga or Pilates? Which is right for you?

Yoga and Pilates share a lot of the same benefits: slimming, flexibility, balance, strength building, so which is best? Well, it’s a personal preference really, so here is a menu of reasons why each are masters in their own respects.

Strain? Or Sprain?

The days are longer, the sun is warmer and the little ones are eager to get out and stretch those muscles. Well, that’s what we’d prefer. We know they’d be just as happy sitting in front of the television playing video games, but let’s pretend for just a moment. Once they actually do get outside, […]

Should you stretch before a work out?

No — stretching cold muscles is like stretching a brittle rubber band. You should always bring your heart rate up before stretching, about 5 minutes or until you start to break a sweat.  After you get blood circulating, it is time for a warm-up stretch that will prepare your muscles for the demands of a […]

Dare to be a Fit Dad

If you can teach your kids to count to ten, you can teach yourself ten healthy habits to get your body back and give yourself the energy you need to keep up with your active family. 1 Perform cardiovascular/aerobic exercise 2-3 times a week To get a lean body you need to be doing some […]

Is there such a thing as the perfect workout?

It seems everywhere you look these days, there are trainers, celebrities and other fitness gurus spouting off about the ‘perfect workout.’ And we really want to know. Is there really such a thing? We all have some extra weight we want to drop, some abs to tighten and some butt to lift… and we understand […]