Be Stretched.

I can’t tell you how many times I have watched people at the gym finish their workout and walk straight out the door. Aren’t you forgetting something? Don’t neglect that padded corner of the gym called the “stretching area!” Proper stretching takes less than 10 minutes and provides so many benefits that its worth taking…

Be Planked.

Striving for that flat stomach look? Silly question, I know. Aren’t we all looking for those flat abs? Try adding planks to your abs routine to help strengthen and tighten your core. Planks work on the principles of isometric contraction meaning the muscle stays the same length while you are doing the exercise, strengthening not…

Be A Pal.

Check out www.myfitnesspal.com. It is not only an online calorie and exercise tracker, but it also has nutrition information for pretty much everything you can think of.  It even has specific brands of your favorite items. There is a web-based version, and mobile versions for the iPhone, and Droid.  A version for Blackberry is currently…

Be Controlled.

The rate at which you perform your weight lifting has a big impact on your results. While lifting at a quick tempo may make it easier to lift more weight, you are not getting optimal results. Additionally, lifting at a quick rate limits the control you have over the weight which can lead to injury.…

Be An Early Bird.

The early bird gets the worm. Seriously?!?! Whoever came up with this saying is crazy… Worms aren’t that appealing, and getting up when the alarm goes off before the sun comes up is even less appealing.  Despite all that, getting up early and getting your workout in before your day starts boasts many benefits. Here…