4 Motivational Quotes to Help you Push through Winter

As the month of February comes to a close, we won’t even ask about your New Year’s Resolutions. In a perfect world, you’ve lost the 15 pounds you set out to lose and you’re cooking healthy meals at home for dinner every single night. However, it’s not a perfect world and the best we can hope for is that we are continually making progress toward our goals.

What to Know about American Heart Month

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number 1 killer of American men and women. While that statistic might sound a bit scary, there’s a lot you can do to lower your risk of any kind of cardiovascular disease. As defined by the association, cardiovascular disease includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.

3 Reasons to Create Healthy Habits this Fall

Who doesn’t love fall? Crunchy leaves, crisp air and pumpkin-flavored everything for days. It also happens to be one of the best times of the year to create new habits and set new goals. Here’s why:

Drink Up: The Benefits of Water

There aren’t too many places I go without my water bottle by my side. It’s always on my desk at work, in the car and of course, at the gym. For many people, it’s a no brainer to hydrate at the gym, but did you know water is beneficial to the body all the time, not just when you are sweating?    

Maximize your Elliptical Workouts

When it comes to cardio workouts, many people instinctively think of the treadmill. In some ways, it seems to be one of the most simple and intuitive machines available at the gym. Press a button and start walking or running as you would normally. Easy peasy.

Build a Fitness Tribe with Charter Fitness

Recently, in response to a survey of MyFitnessPal users, the popular app coined the term, Fitness Tribe. By definition, a Fitness Tribe is a group of two or more people who team up to engage in healthy behavior, build healthy habits, or achieve a health or fitness goal. At Charter Fitness, we too understand the power of working out and working toward your goals with the support of others.

Spring Clean your Fitness Routine

Luckily for all of us who survived this winter’s Polar Vortex, signs of spring are popping up everywhere. The sun is shining earlier in the morning, later in the afternoon and the temperatures keep on rising. Maybe you’re even getting the itch to spring clean your home, social media feeds or fitness routine.

Make Running a Habit this Spring

Running is one of the simplest forms of exercise. All you really need are some workout clothes and a supportive pair of shoes to get started. For many people, running begins as a way to kick start weight loss and ends with a goal to run a distance race.

Lessons We Learn from Olympians

Every four years many of us spend hours upon hours glued to our TVs watching the Olympic Games. We watch the world’s best athletes compete on the slopes and in the ice rink, cheering on our favorites to what we hope are victories.

3 Things to do Before Going to the Gym

If you’ve ever broken a sweat running around the house looking for your gym shoes and water bottle, you’d know preparing to go to the gym can seem like a workout in itself. And don’t even think about sitting on the couch afterward – chances are you won’t get up and get out the door.