HIIT Workouts – the pro’s and con’s

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts seem to be a lot more popular lately. Well, maybe it’s not that they’re more popular but the term “HIIT” itself is more popular. For me it’s been popping up a lot more so I figured I might as well write a post...

4 Tips for Setting AND Reaching Your Goals

Have you ever set a health or fitness goal before? Have you ever set more than 1 goal? Have you ever set the SAME goal many different times? Goals are a funny thing. We all know about them, we all set them, but how often to we reach them? Many people set the same (or...

Is Your Workout All or Nothing

I work with a lot of clients who really struggle to be consistent with their workout routines. Actually, for MOST of my clients, the #1 thing we focus on in the beginning is developing their consistency. I’ve written about it recently. A big struggle they have comes...

My So Called Unplugged Sunday

Since the beginning of this year, one of my new years resolutions was to have an Unplugged Sunday. “Unplugged” is the word I originally chose, but I’m not fully satisfied with it. The goal isn’t just about unplugging from technology, as is often understood when...
Building a Healthy Heart

Building a Healthy Heart

You know that big organ beating away in your chest? You know, that life line that keeps going without us really thinking about it. You’re right, our heart. Just sit and take a second to appreciate just how amazing our bodies are designed. It’s pretty hard...

Consistency

Consistency in my opinion is one of the most important steps for developing a healthy lifestyle. It’s also one of the most overlooked. It’s been an underlying theme in some of my latest posts and the key element to my recent re-write of our About Us page. It’s...

The Perfect Program

When you start a new fitness program, you probably want to know the best way to get the result you want right? Of course! It seems reasonable: You have a goal you want to reach, you’re not sure how to get it, so you ask if anyone can help you get there. Or maybe...

Accountability – Support when you need it

Accountability defined is: subject to report or explain, answerable. I like to start with the definition on some words to really connect with how I see this working in my life and in my business. Sometimes I find I use them a lot, but do I really understand them? The...

Progression – walk before you run

I touched on the idea of progression last week but I think it’s a valuable topic to expand on. Once you build the belief that you can succeed with small wins, that’s when you want to start increasing the challenge. Progression is a gradual development over a period of...

Belief – how to succeed!

When I talk about belief, I’m specifically referring to the belief in yourself. Maybe “self belief” or “belief in self” is more accurate? A belief is a feeling of being sure that something is true. If I have a belief in myself, it’s a belief that I know something...

Motivation – Where do you get it?

Motivation is defined simply as: the reason to act. Seems pretty basic right? If I have motivation, I have a reason to act. If I’m lacking motivation, I don’t have a reason to act and therefore I don’t. So how does that play out in real life and the world of fitness?...

Introducing the #APLifestyle Challenge

We announced recently that on Monday February 10th we will be starting the #APLifestyle challenge. The “challenge” part of it is that every day we will post fun things you can do to build a healthy lifestyle in 2014. These won’t be complex workouts...

Is blogging like fitness?

Okay, so waaayyyyy back in October, exactly 3 months ago, I wrote my last blog post. It was a post about Why it’s SO EASY to fall OFF the fitness wagon. I went on about how most fitness programs focus only on what you should be doing and not how to build habits first....

Why it’s SO EASY to fall OFF the fitness wagon.

Do you have fitness habits? As in, do you exercise on a regular basis, consistently throughout the year? No? Don’t worry, most people don’t. Are you the type of person that has tried many programs, had many gym memberships, read every diet book there is...
Yoga is Breathing

Yoga is Breathing

If you can breathe, then yoga is for you. Yes, that does mean absolutely everyone. Avoiding yoga by saying it’s not your thing or you tried it once is like saying that you’ve tried food and it just didn’t work out for you so you’ve decided not...