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Strong is the new Sexy

Jan 17, 2018

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.

WINTER WORKOUT - do you need to do anything different in cold weather?

Jan 10, 2018

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 Oatmeal Month! (Not All Oatmeals Are Created Equal)

Jan 3, 2018

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?

How to Eat Healthy at Parties

Dec 27, 2017

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?

Are You Prepped For Winter Sports?

Dec 20, 2017

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?

But it’s too COOOLLLLDD to Exercise!

Dec 13, 2017

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?

AB-solutely Important

Dec 6, 2017

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.

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Nov 22, 2017

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?

Ditch the Nighttime Feeding Frenzy

Nov 15, 2017

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.

Afterburn Effect – What is it?

Nov 8, 2017

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?

What is the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

Nov 1, 2017

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?

Top Four Reasons Why You NEED to Measure your Heart Rate

Oct 25, 2017

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?

The Strong Mind/Strong Body Connection

Oct 18, 2017

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?

Is it Better to Work Out Alone, Or In a Group?

Oct 11, 2017

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?

How to Come Back Stronger After Injury

Sep 27, 2017

Getting an injury really sucks. But with a positive attitude, a growth mindset and some discipline, it is possible for you to come back post-injury stronger and better.

Can Food Help With Muscle Soreness?

Sep 20, 2017

Well, while there may be some truth to the “no pain, go gain” rule of exercise, there are a few foods that might be able to help control muscle soreness and muscle cramps.

How to Create a Fitness Plan That Actually Works

Sep 13, 2017

So, regarding your fitness, how DO you create an “improved” fitness plan that you’ll actually stick to?  One that does more than sound really great in theory (and in your braggy Facebook post)?

Should You Take a Break From Working Out?

Sep 6, 2017

Here are few things you need to know about the dangers of too much stress and the importance of relaxation. 

How to Get Ready for Fall Sports

Aug 30, 2017

Regardless of what activities you have planned for fall, this preseason time is one that you should be taking full advantage of to get yourself primed and ready.

How Fitness Can Help You Age Well

Aug 23, 2017

Retirement may seem eons away, but there are some very impactful things you can do NOW that can help determine just how healthy and active you’ll be once you reach those golden years... 

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