It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, we were being told (mostly women) that in order to be sexy, you must be skinny. Maintaining that thin figure meant that you must weigh a certain amount and consume a small number of calories. Society said you must be small, skinny and toned. But that's no longer the case.
We all know that the cold winter weather doesn’t do much for our motivation to exercise. It just sounds so much more appealing to stay in your nice warm bed instead of venturing outside for your next sweat session. If you’re experiencing feelings of depression, lethargy and irritability, aka the winter blues, you’re not alone, but what does the winter weather do to us physically?
It’s January and for some, that means cold, hibernation and comfort food. Fear not, there is a positive in all of this, it’s National Oatmeal Month! What’s more perfect than enjoying a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal during one of the coldest months of the year?
With New Year’s Eve and post-holiday parties looming in the very near future, chances are you could use a little healthful inspiration to stay in control with your food and drink. So how can you continue to eat healthy at parties?
Let the winter games begin. No, we’re not talking about THE winter games, we’re talking about the skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, and snow hiking you’ve been waiting to dive into. But are you prepped for these winter sports?
Does it seem like the days of sunny morning runs and warm Saturday hikes are a painfully distant memory? Does it feel like you’ve been resorting to boring indoor treadmill-based workouts (and sporadic ones at that) for ages because it’s too cold to exercise outside?
When it comes to exercise, it often turns out that the stuff that fitness magazines, online articles, and your FIT36 coaches mention over and over again are actually really important. Case and point? Your abs.
You read about it. You think about it way too often. You worry you’re not getting enough. And when you do get it, you worry that it’s not the best it could be. Are you eating the right kind and enough protein?
You get your required daily amount of protein, you blast through your goal of getting 10,000 steps, and you’re practically swimming in leafy greens. But come nighttime, your willpower decides to turn in early leaving just you craving nighttime snacks.
There are plenty of benefits to our HIIT workouts that keep you coming back. You love the fact that each time you’re guaranteed a really great workout. Your busy schedule loves the fact that you’re in and out in less than 45 minutes. The trainers and fellow members are inspiring. And then there’s that whole “afterburn” phenomenon. You really dig that . . . you think?
Have you ever wondered if your own personal best time to exercise really is the best? Even though you can’t stand to rise before 8am, should you bite the bullet and try the sunrise session at the studio?
By now you know that the HIIT classes you attend at FIT36 are unlike any other you’ve experienced. There are the trainers who work you really, really hard. And, of course, there are those heart rate monitors that everyone straps around their chest. Have you ever wondered if those little devices are truly necessary?
Have you ever wondered how the mind and body connect with each other? If you’re naturally smart, are you more apt to have an easier time getting fit? What about vice-versa; does getting fit help your brain function more efficiently?
What’s your token workout style? Have you always been a solo act when it comes to working out, and all you need is you, your running shoes, and your headphones? Or are you all about exercise groupthink, and relish the instruction and collective energy that group classes provide?