Why Full Body Workouts?

SHIFT by Dana Perri is known for its challenging, high energy, group fitness classes in a unique community setting. Full body workouts with cardiovascular and strength training are at the core of the SHIFT methodology.  Why work your whole body in one class? In a full body workout, all the major muscle groups are used during cardiovascular training to keep …

7 Fun Facts On The Health Benefits Of Red Wine

Discussion over the health benefits of red wine have been well documented. Studies have revealed that those who drink a glass of red wine a day are less likely to develop dementia or cancer.  Red wine is also good for your heart, anti-aging and can regulate blood sugar.  Here are some fun facts about how wine enhances your fitness regimen …

#Fitness

On Twitter and Instagram a Hashtag (#) turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows you to organize content and track discussion topics based on those keywords. So if you wanted to post about the Bachelor In Paradise finale, you would include #bachelorinparadise in your tweet to join the conversation, or to …

Do You Have to Cut Calories to Lose Weight?

It’s true.  You do have to reduce the number of calories you consume to lose weight. It doesn’t make sense that you can consume a surplus of energy and not gain some weight. Reducing calories doesn’t have to be torture. It doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom for your social plans.  It just means you should be a little …

The Truth About Food Labeling

“Fat Free” has been a popular phrase in the diet foods conversation since the early 1980’s but what that actually means and how fat free foods impact you nutritionally is a little obscure.  The FDA allows any food with .5 grams of trans fat or less to claim “0 grams trans fat” on the label.  Also, with small portion sizes …

How To Train For A 5 or 10K

Too often in our training, we run the same course at the same pace at the same time of day. Don’t get me wrong, routine is good—essential, in fact, if you want to stay with a long-term running program. But too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing. You need variation, and running a 5 …

Where Do Food Cravings Come From?

To understand where cravings come from, first we have to understand what they are.  A food craving is a state of heightened eating motivation that is directed at a specific food. It’s not the same as hunger, which is not specific but motivation for calorie-containing food in general. Craving and hunger are distinct motivations that emerge from different brain circuits …

Anatomy of a SHIFT Class

Here are just some of the exercises and muscle groups we work in our SHIFT classes! Bridge Pose relieves menstrual discomfort when done supported? It also stretches the chest, neck, and spine, calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression. Other benefits include stimulating abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid, rejuvenates tired legs, improves digestion and helps relieve the …