Changing Up Your Routines to Meet Your Fitness Goals

If you’re setting new fitness goals this year, you may want to make changes in your workout routines. Keeping things fresh is always a good thing. What things do you keep? Once you’ve set your goals, go through your workout routines. Review your strength training, cardio exercise, flexibility, mobility, etc. Identify the things that are working for you. You’re getting …

Take Stock of Your Achievements

With January here, it’s easy to create a few New Year’s resolutions and get started on new goals. A great way to get started is to look at your achievements from the past year. Get started with what you’ve accomplished so you can build on success. Think back on 2019. Rummage through your calendars and appointments. How did you do …

Write It Down to Make It Real

Just writing out a goal and looking at it regularly helps you stay on track. In fact, people who vividly describe their goals are nearly 50% more likely to reach their goal. Writing things down makes them real. You’ve committed it to paper. You can fold and carry that paper with you and read what you’ve written. Or, you create …

10,000 Steps a Day

Pedometers are now readily available in fitness trackers you wear and apps on your smartphone. A pedometer tracks how many steps you’ve taken. A new benchmark has become part of our fitness lexicon because of pedometer proliferation. Take at least 10,000 steps a day and you’ll be healthy. For most people, 10,000 steps are around 5 miles. So, if you …

How to Foam Roll to Recuperate and Relax

Foam rolling has now become a common practice for people of all levels of fitness. People all over America are rolling various body parts over a foam roller on the floor. It may look a little strange, but it provides significant benefits. Technically, foam rolling is self-myofascial release, or self-massage to release muscle tightness. Applying pressure to specific points on …

Take Advantage of Fall Fitness

Scott Fitzgerald said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Autumn is a wonderful time to recommit to your fitness and get in the groove. Summer is a distant memory and life settles down into a more predictable rhythm. Daily routines become more the norm where sleeping, eating, working and exercise take precedent. With the …

It’s Time to Swap Out the Processed Foods

In a perfect world, we’d walk to the farmers market every day and buy our fresh, local foods for our daily meals. We would have lots of fruits and vegetables to go with our high quality proteins. Unfortunately, most of us live far away from our food sources and we have an abundance of ready made foods at our disposal. …

Your Nighttime Routine May Be the Key to Fitness

Few people would argue with the notion of daily habits being a key to lifelong fitness. Your daily habits are responsible for your ability to reduce calories, lower your fat intake and eat healthy foods. Anyone can make changes occasionally. It takes better daily habits to make fitness a lifestyle. Your nighttime routine may be a key factor in building …

Challenge Yourself on SHIFT’s Spring Floor

SHIFT by Dana Perri has the only Olympic-rated spring floor in Los Angeles. In fact, it’s the only floor of its kind in the world. It’s the kind of floor that truly challenges you! The floor is 25ft X 25ft and contains more than 400 individual springs. It stabilizes the body and absorbs a maximum amount of shock as a …

Take a Nap and Be More Fit

When we think of fitness we think of weights, running and stretching. A nap isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind! However, sleep is an essential part of fitness. When you exercise you are taxing your body. You’re spending energy, breaking down muscles and stressing your heart and lungs. You’re putting stress on your body. Sleep is the …