Simple Tips to Begin your Fitness Routine

Even if it’s been years since you last shopped for school supplies or stepped foot into a classroom, back-to-school time can still make many people think about new beginnings. Joining a gym and creating a regular fitness routine are common goals this time of the year and we’re here to help you get started on the right foot.

Three Ways to Simplify your Fitness Routine

The first week of August is officially Simplify your Life Week – who knew? I must have lost the memo in the stack of papers on my dining room table. Anyway, most of us could benefit from a little “spring (summer?) cleaning” in many areas of our lives, including our fitness routine.

Why you Shouldn’t Skip a Pre-Workout Warm-Up

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Frozen pizza. A car on a winter morning. Your body before a workout. What do these three things have in common? Well, for starters, they all benefit from a good warm-up. Exercising while your muscles are tight or cold can result in less-than-optimal performance similar to a half-cooked pizza or an ice-cold steering wheel.

Maintain Fitness and Flexibility with Foam Rolling

Sore muscles are a common fitness conundrum. A day or two after a challenging workout an all too familiar feeling sets in. It hurts to move your arm more than six inches in one direction, but it’s a good kind of hurt. What’s an exerciser to do?

Foam roll. Turns out this simple piece of fitness equipment is useful and easy-to-use meaning it won’t collect dust in the corner like that Stairmaster or ab roller.

Tip #9 to Jump Start your Fitness Routine: Workout with a Personal Trainer

Fitness Tips for Beginners

If images of a boot camp instructor or The Biggest Loser flash through your mind when you hear the words personal trainer, it’s time to think again. A personal trainer can be one of your greatest allies when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. From helping to define your goals to putting the steps in place to achieve them, working with a trainer makes the most of your workouts.

Tip #8 to Jump Start your Fitness Routine: Get the Right Gear

Fitness Tips for Beginners

If you’ve ever mistaken the gym for a runway, I can’t imagine you’re alone. Lately it seems like getting dressed to go workout takes as much fashion sense as putting together the September issue of Vogue. While it may seem like you need futuristic shoes and an abundance of neon colored tops to be properly outfitted for the gym, that’s not true.

Tip #7 to Jump Start your Fitness Routine: Keep it Interesting

Fitness Tips for Beginners

When it comes to working out, having a set routine certainly makes things easier. Since most of us are creatures of habit, it can become easy to head to the gym at the same time everyday and crank out thirty minutes on the same cardio machine. However, it is wise to shake things up every now and then.