If you find you're dragging a lot at work, it could be the timing of your workouts that are getting in your way. Most people who work out on a regular basis will do so before work or after work. Some will try to fit in a bit of exercise during their lunch hour if they do indeed get a full hour. That said, pouring all your workout time into a single stretch during the day may give you your…

Toe Cramp Causes and Treatments

Written by : CCF 23 June 2018
Toes may be small, but when they hurt they feel as though they're as big as your entire leg. Toe cramping is extremely common and can be caused by many things. If your toes cramp, it can stop you from getting the most out of your workout or may require you to stop altogether. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to stop toe cramps or prevent them from happening in the first place. The following are some…

Top Tips to Strengthen Your Legs Faster

Written by : CCF 19 May 2018
When you want to build strong, lean muscle to be fitter, more powerful or burn more calories, you're in luck. Large lower body muscles are among the fastest to build. From the waist down, you have around 200 muscles. This includes the largest muscle on your whole body – the gluteus maximus, your backside. But if you want to really build your lower body strength for great looking, strong legs, you have to move! The more you get your lower…
When you lose weight, your body fat diminishes and you are able to slim down. But have you ever wondered where the fat really goes when it goes away? What happens to body fat when you lose weight? This is a question that is surprisingly rather common, with a lot of people wondering the same thing. That's why we decided to dive into this inquiry in order to find the answers that you want. To see what we discovered, check…
Weight loss spas come in many different shapes and forms, from those more closely resembling a health and wellness retreat to those that are nearer to fitness boot camps. The promises differ from one to the next, which makes it challenging to try to imagine what you can genuinely expect from the experience. To start, it’s important to note that if you head to a high quality, well reputed weight loss spa, you will not be there for a long…
If you've decided that you need to lose some weight, exercise plays an important role in being able to achieve that goal. That said, if you've already found your way to a workout strategy that you love, it can be challenging to have to change it. After all, if you're already doing regular workouts, why would you want to tamper with it? The issue is that if you're not losing the weight you want to lose based on dietary changes…

Top Signs You’re About to Hit a Plateau

Written by : CCF 09 December 2017
Keeping up with consistent training in order to achieve your goals can be tough. However, when you are seeing the results you want – improved performance, greater strength, longer endurance, or even weight loss – it can make it all worthwhile. On the other hand, when you feel as though all your progress has ground to a halt, it can cause your motivation levels to plummet. After all, what’s the point in continuing to work so hard if it’s not…
Just because you’re an active person, it doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily getting the best results. There are many different types of mistakes you could be making that may be holding back your progress. When you make a habit out of these mistakes, it only makes things worse. Have a look at the following common habits people often have and see if any of them apply to you. If they do, consider making some changes to them so you’ll be…

Balance Exercises Your Workout Must Contain

Written by : CCF 15 July 2017
Do you feel like your feet are constantly getting in your way? Do you trip over yourself when you use the treadmill or stumble when you're headed up the stairs? Is an uneven piece of sidewalk all you need to catch your toe and send you pitching forward? You're not a klutz and you're not sloppy. You don't have two left feet and you aren't any less able to coordinate your movements than the next person. You simply need to…
A personal trainer can provide you with an exceptional amount of helpful guidance when it comes to designing the ideal workout schedule to meet your goals, to avoiding injury, to choosing the right gear and even eating the right types of foods for your fitness needs. There is a wealth of information that personal trainers can impart and they can easily become your best friend for getting fit, staying that way, and reaching your potential. That said, as with everything…
When you’ve already set your routine and you’re great about making sure you get your workout done nearly every day, the occasional break in your schedule won’t hurt anything. Life happens. There are times when you really are too busy because you need to work a full day, pick up the kids from school, make their dinner, get ready, then attend an important wedding and reception afterward. If that’s the case, you might not make it to that spin class…

Top Tips for Reducing Arm Flab

Written by : CCF 24 February 2017
Have you found yourself changing the way you hold your arms when someone is taking your picture so they'll look slimmer? Do you hate it when you catch yourself raising your arm to wave, only seeing that extra flap flapping in the wind? If you want to get rid of that loose, flabby skinned arm, then you will need to take on two different efforts. This will involve fat burning and lean muscle building. This is the case even if…

Are Your Workouts Making You Heavier?

Written by : CCF 27 January 2017
Your fitness has been improving. You’ve been eating right and you’ve been exercising regularly. Then, you step on the scale, sure that you’ll be closer to your goal, but the opposite has happened. You’ve gained weight! How is that possible? Before you allow yourself to become discouraged, it’s important to know a few things about the scale measures your weight when you work out. Consider the following points about exercise and its impact on how much you weigh: You may…

Everyday Pain Relief Hacks for Work and Play

Written by : CCF 15 December 2016
Do you find that you go above and beyond to complete every workout carefully and effectively and yet you still find yourself in pain? Does it feel like the more you follow your personal trainer's rules, the more you are leaning on hot/cold treatments and pain relievers to get you through your day? If so, you need pain relief hacks in your life.  Maybe the problem isn't your workout. It is very important to ensure that you've completed each movement…

Top Fitness Gadgets to Use in 2017

Written by : CCF 03 December 2016
If fitness is on your resolution list this year, then you are going to want to start looking at the tech section of your favorite store. The reason is that the top fitness gadgets of 2017 are all about technology. Whether you are someone who just loves to walk every day or someone who barely leaves the gym, your wish list is certain to contain a gadget. The following are some of the top fitness gadgets of 2017 for fitness…