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.

Fitness Challenge Group!

Ask yourself: Is today the day to make a commitment to start on your health and fitness journey?

Watch these testimonials of some people who have had tremendous results and progress from using our private online Facebook groups.

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21 Day Fix

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You’ve heard that it takes 21 days to create a habit, right?

What if I told you that you could create a habit of working out and being healthy in just 21 days?! And lose weight!

I know what you’re thinking: She’s crazy!!   But, I’m not!  And here’s why!

Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix has been through the ringer when it comes to testing. The program lays out everything you need for your weight loss journey. It uses a portion-control system in addition to easy-to-follow workouts. The trainer, Autumn Calabrese has a passion for food and fitness! She will show you how to make simple choices that result in a life long change! 
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Breast Feeding and Exercising – Is It Safe?

Let’s talk a little bit about working out again. After having a baby, while you’re breastfeeding, you are still very, very vulnerable to being injured. Continue reading

TOP 5 FOODS TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST

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We hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Why?  Studies show it is essential in maintaining a healthy body weight.  People who skip breakfast tend to feel starving and eat too many overall calories the rest of the day.  In addition, it helps maintain a healthy metabolic rate, the rate at which your body burns calories.  If we skip meals, we risk the body going into starvation mode.  Holding onto fat, and burning muscle for fuel.  Eating breakfast also provides energy necessary for morning activities and increased concentration at work or school.

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Simple Steps Toward Fitness Success

Simple Steps Toward Fitness Success

Whenever we start a new workout program, or if you’ve been on the fitness journey for a little while, then one of the common things you may feel is overwhelmed. Are you paying enough attention to the amount of carbs and proteins? Are you working out enough?

Here are some quick, simple steps that you can take in order to ensure your personal fitness success. Continue reading

Ultimate Reset Recipe-Roasted Root Medley

  1. 1/4 Medium-sized yam, washed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  2. 1/2 Large carrot, washed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  3. 1/2 Large beet, washed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  4. 1/4 Yellow onion, peeled and cut into large wedges
  5. 2 Tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  6. Himalayan salt (to taste)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, toss all ingredients together. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until tender, turning once or twice to prevent burning. Serves 1.