Cardio vs. Weights: Which is better for reaching your goals?
The age old question, which is better? Which burns more calories? Which will help me lose fat or reach my “summer body” faster? These may seem like different questions but honestly the answer to them are all pretty similar. So let’s break them down. First, which burns more calories and which will help me lose fat faster are actually the same question! When it comes down to it, weight loss is calories in vs. calories out so you want to make sure you’re getting the best “ba
Goal Setting the S.M.A.R.T. Way!!
How often do we set ourselves New Year's Resolutions and find ourselves still having a long ways to go when November rolls around? Or maybe we've had the SAME resolution for the last 3 years..a rollover resolution if you will. What's the reason you haven't met this goal? Is it unrealistic? Have you stayed on track for a few months, not seen progress, and then gave up? There are MANY pitfalls when setting goals for yourself and they all lead to the same things...frustrati
The truth about words like "toned", "ripped", and more!
"I don't want to get big and muscular, I just want to tone up". "I don't really need to lose much weight but I want to get cut." "That person looks so ripped, I wonder what they did." Having been in the fitness industry for over a decade now between personal training, teaching group fitness classes, and being a gym rat in my own right, I have heard these sentences and many others like them more times than I can possibly count. When I first started, all bright eyed and bushy