Food is fuel. Fill your tank with premium.

You may think it is counterproductive to eat after a workout because after all, you just burned all those calories; however, a post-workout snack provides crucial nutrients your body needs for muscle and cell repair. Not only does eating a snack restore nutrients to your body, it prevents you from being ravenously hungry a few […]

My Personal Trainer: Worth Every Penny

Getting PersonalFitness, it turns out, is only part of what a trainer provides. By Peter Sagal From the July 2011 issue of Runner’s World Before I had my first session with a personal trainer three years ago, I believed the people who used trainers had too much money and not enough independent willpower to just […]

Top 10 reasons for using a Personal Trainer

Whether your goal is weight loss, toning, increased strength or cardio-respiratory endurance, a certified personal trainer can help.1. Motivation: Personal trainers wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but also as an educator, confidant, role model and a major source of motivation and encouragement. They also know how to mix up exercise routines to keep […]

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Goals provide you with direction and lead you to success. But, to be effective and achievable, goals should be smart.Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve and ends with a lot of hard work. The SMART process is an effective way to set and meet your […]

Fitness Principles and Components

Physical fitness is the ability to function effectively throughout your workday, perform your usual other activities and still have enough energy left over to handle any extra stresses or emergencies which may arise. The components of physical fitness are: * Cardio-respiratory endurance – the efficiency with which the body delivers oxygen and nutrients needed for muscular activity […]