Move More, Sit Less: The Dangers of Sitting

Move More, Sit Less: The Dangers of Sitting Extended periods of sitting can be putting you at risk for several health problems and setting you back from reaching your health and fitness goals. Prolonged inactivity puts you at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. So, what can we do to …

Suns Out, Guns Out!

Contributed by Bethany Reynolds Health & Fitness Professional Suns Out, Guns Out! With Spring right around the corner, you know tanks and short sleeves will be trending and in South-Central Texas, the trend will be around until Thanksgiving. I bet you have been walking, squatting, and planking all winter. Keep up the good work and make …

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Contributed by Kimberly Black Health & Fitness Professional Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats When Valentine’s comes around there is always a plethora of chocolates and pink colored treats. Most of these treats are loaded with extra sugar and they usually don’t have any nutritional value. If you’re looking for a few treats that won’t break your …

upLIFTing: Can Strength Training Help Decrease Anxiety and Depression?

Contributed by Kimberly Black Health & Fitness Professional upLIFTing: Can Strength Training Help Decrease Anxiety and Depression? It’s time to start thinking about your strength training as more than just physical. It’s also a huge component in our mental health and wellbeing. Think about it, what are some things you might do when you’re stressed …

Is Pilates Strength Training?

In Pilates the quality of movement is more important than the exact amount of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements while working towards proper muscle memory starting at the core. With each muscle contraction you exhale and target the deep inner core muscles. The foundation of exercise is to develop a …

Tabata Training

Contributed by Dani Barbosa Health & Fitness Professional Tabata Training Traveling? Short on time? No equipment? NO PROBLEM. Tabata is the workout style you never knew you needed. Tabata is a variation of HIIT training designed in the late 1990s by a Japanese research team seeking to find a more efficient training method for Olympic …

Why Do Our Muscles Cramp Up at Night?

Why Do Our Muscles Cramp Up at Night? Muscle cramping is an over-activation or contraction of a muscle. Although it can happen anywhere it typically occurs in the calves because these are the muscles that use the most energy in the body. While it’s easy to know when you’re having a muscle cramp, it can …

Should you? Or Should you not IMF?

Contributed by: Dustin Gonzales, M.S., NASM-CPT Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting! Should you do it? Intermittent fasting is more about when you eat rather than what you eat. A typical plan puts you on a scheduled fasting phase (ex. 16 hours) followed by a non-fasting phase The former is where you may skip meals or eat …

Why you don’t have to be “ALL IN” to get results

Contributed by: Michelle Baglio, RD, LD Why You Don’t Have To Be “ALL IN” To Get Results “It’s been too hot to walk so I didn’t exercise at all this week.” “I went out to dinner on Wednesday instead of eating what I planned, and I just couldn’t pass up the burger and fries.” “I’ve …

Healthy Tip for Dining Out

Contributed by: Bethany Reynolds, AFAA- CPT Healthy Dining Tips When you are headed to dinner….by the time you get seated, place the order, and receive your dish, it might be over an hour since you left the house. You might feel ravenous if you haven’t eaten since lunch. My advice is, avoid going out when …

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