3 Easy Steps to Calculate Calories

When it comes to getting healthy, there’s always a conversation about how to calculate calories.  Specifically, how many calories are needed for optimum performance, energy, strength, or simply living daily life. There are so many calculations out there based on body mass index (BMI), age, weight, how much exercise you do, how active you are,…

Book Review: ROAR

Book Review ROAR: How to match your food and fitness to you female physiology for optimum performance, great health, and a strong, lean body for life. Find the book on Amazon here. The author, Stacy Sims, PhD., is an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who specializes in the differences between men and women. Her running…

New Year New You – 5 Ways to Become a Better You This Year

It’s the start of a new year – the beginning of a new beginning.  The most opportune time to set goals that are actually attainable and achievable over this next year. What are your goals for this year? New Year – New You If you’re anything like a majority of the population, your goals for this year…

4 Smart Tips to Start Exercising and be Consistent

If you follow these four simple steps to start exercising, you will establish a healthy exercise routine and it will be easy to be consistent. First, what has kept you from starting before? Be honest.  Take a few moments to really think about your answer here. For a majority of you, it’s simply that you…

Upper Body Workout – Why Lifting Heavy Weights Destroys Fat

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have much time to workout.  Yes, there are a select few who live at the gym or are lucky enough to work there, but I’m certainly not one of those people.  While at the gym, I am consistent and focused, which maximizes my calorie burn. In the past, I mainly focused…

Killer Leg Workout

This leg workout is based on a circuit approach, which involves 3 exercises per circuit – two weighted exercises and one cardio drill.  The organization of this leg workout is the best, most efficient mix of low weight / high repetition exercises and high weight / low repetition exercises.  Organizing the leg workout this way ensures you reach and…