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…
The results of a new study show that if you feel as though you have a purpose in life, it can have a direct impact on your workout performance. Whether you're taking your daily brisk walk in the morning, trying to lose some weight or simply love that endorphin rush after exercising, you usually have a reason for completing your workout. Previous research now shows that if you remind yourself of that goal, it will have a considerable impact on…

How to Use a Fitness Ball to Tone Your Whole Body

Written by : CCF 02 November 2016
A fitness ball is one of those tools that looks like it is so simple that it can't possibly do any real good, but that is deceptively helpful in toning virtually every group of major muscles in your body. The key is in knowing how to use this tool to its fullest extent. There are many great things about a fitness ball. They're affordable, they're easy to store because you can deflate them when they're not in use and tuck…

What is a Resistance Band and Should You Use One?

Written by : CCF 02 November 2016
Resistance bands are a type of exercise device that is becoming increasingly popular in many different kinds of workout. They are frequently seen in strength training as well as in some Pilates and Yoga postures. Through the use of the right techniques, these simple bands can help you to work on your range of motion, strength and even your posture. In fact, many people are also starting to add this equipment to their cardio to help to get even more…
When you have that extra slice of pizza at dinner or you go a little bit nuts with extra snacking, it's easy to feel guilty. Especially if you've been doing a great job at keeping your diet on the right track and sticking to your workout plan. Fortunately there are some quick exercises that you can do to burn through the extra calories you take in every once and a while when temptation is just a bit too strong. Keep…

The Best Foods to Eat After Exercising

Written by : CCF 22 July 2016
We exercise for a large number of reasons. We want to be healthy. We want to look fit. We want to feel great. Many of us are also keeping active as a part of a weight loss or weight management strategy.  Regardless of the reason for exercising, it is only one component in an overall healthful lifestyle. If you want to get the most out of it, you will need to make sure to do other things, as well. These…