How to Tone Up: One Simple Tip

Simple tip for today on how to tone up is to FOCUS on the muscle group that you are activating in that moment.

Think about the contraction and the range of motion while you are working it. It is scientifically proven that if you focus on the muscle group while you are working it you will increase your results by 25%. This will work with whatever exercise you are doing, whether it is lifting weights, cycling, or even yoga, focus on the muscle group that you are engaging at the time and I assure you it will work to your advantage. Focus on the muscle you are working and make the most of that exercise.

Should You Join A Gym-the Pros and Cons

Thinking about joining a gym? There are pros and cons to joining a gym, and it is up to you to decide why you should join a gym or why you should not join a gym. As many of you know, I have been in the health and fitness industry for many years and am a rep for Beachbody, which is a leader in at home workouts. You might assume I would tell you to workout at home. Personally, I love the gym atmosphere and still teach group fitness classes.

Advantages of Joining a Gym:
*Childcare Available-you get workout done without interruptions at home
*Be part of a Community
*Wide Variety of Exercise Equipment
*Group Fitness Classes

Disadvantages of Joining a Gym:
*Time-More time needed to drive to gym/check in/drive home
*Costly
*Long Term Contract

5 Questions to ask yourself before joining a gym:
1.What does your schedule look like?
2.Do you need a community? Do you feed off energy of other people?
3.What is your goal?
4.What do you like to do? What types of workouts?
5.What can you afford to do long term? Financial? Time?

There are many reasons why you should or should not join a gym. If losing weight is your goal, remember that 80% of your results are based on your nutrition, so I would tell you to focus on that first. I do run online accountability groups and would love to help answer any questions you have regarding nutrition, along with what type of workout would be best for you.

Sore Muscles and How to Avoid

I just taught Turbo Kick and one thing I do religiously is take a post workout drink to make sure my muscles recover and are less likely to be sore. The number one thing to do within 15-45 minutes of a hard workout or a hard day is to drink a post workout drink to replenish your proteins and carbohydrates. This will refuel your body and help repair your body which means your body will feel less sore.

One of the best ways I have found to fight fatigue and reduce muscle soreness is to drink a post workout drink to replace the nutrients your body has burned through during your workout. By doing so, you are helping yourself get through the day, along with  upcoming days.

Hope you have a great day. Follow me for more information regarding what supplements can do for you and your body.  I have been in the fitness industry for a long time and would love to answer any questions you may have relating to your health and wellness.

 

 

How to Become a Group Fitness Instructor

Have you ever wanted to get started as a group fitness instructor? Have you ever imagined yourself at the front of the class actually teaching those fitness classes that you love so much? My name is Holly Hierman and I have been teaching group fitness since 2001. It is a great way to make a little extra money while getting your workout at the same time. Another benefit is not having to pay for gym membership.

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How to Lose Weight Without Starving Yourself

Is it possible to lose weight without starving yourself?  If you’re anything like me, when you think about starting a diet program or getting into shape, you automatically think about how hard it’s going to be, how you’re going to be hungry all the time and how you have to just suffer through. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way, it is possible to lose weight without being hungry all the time.

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