How Much Cardio is Enough?

Should you add more cardio outside of class? The short answer, it depends. We all knew that was coming, right? It depends on how many times you are making it to class and just what’s taking place in those classes. Many organizations recommend accumulating 150 minutes...

Should We Really Warm Up?

Should we really warm up before our workouts? Yes! There are many benefits to warming up before exercise below are just a few: Increase body temperature Increase blood flow to working muscles Mentally prepare for workout to come. Decrease risk of injury Increase...

Are you overtraining? Part 2.

Are you overtraining?  Below are several key indicators that you might be overtraining. Increased perceived effort during workouts. Excessive fatigue Decreased performance Loss of appetite Agitation & moodiness Insomnia or restless sleep Chronic or nagging...

Don’t Shave That Yak!

Don’t Shave That Yak! That might sound crazy right off the bat. It certainly did to me the first time I heard that expression. I came across it reading a blog post from Seth Godin. Below is how he explains Yak Shaving. “Yak Shaving is the last step of a series of...

The New Kid’s Story, Part 2

Starting a new path in life is really, really hard. This is the story of someone looking to start getting healthier and live longer, as they told it to me. “Jim” is a pseudonym, and he doesn’t like the internet, or writing, or even talking about himself. But this is...