TRUE or FALSE? Walking will improve bone density

TRUE or FALSE? Walking will improve bone density Contributed by Bethany ReynoldsHealth & Fitness Professional True- But we could build it faster if we hop, skip, or lift weights. Like muscles, bones shrink without stimulation. So standing instead of sitting can be your first step. Astronauts can lose 1 to 2 percent of their bone mass …

Get Online and Get Fit

Get Online and Get Fit Contributed by Bethany ReynoldsHealth & Fitness Professional You know how important exercise is for you. Let’s talk options you have to continue or even to start a fitness program. Your preference might be face-to-face training, while others may prefer online training. At JKFITNESS we offer online training that feels like …

Strength Training Is My Cardio

Contributed by Bethany ReynoldsHealth & Fitness Professional To sum up what I mean, we all need to lift heavy things. If we don’t move it, we lose it. Your options are things like dumbbells, medicine balls, resistance tubes, or body weight. By being consistent with strength training you start to increase bone density and muscle …

Many Emotions

Many Emotions Provided by Julia Karlstad, M.Ed., CSCS-NSCA, SFN-ISSA Today I have felt many emotions as it relates to our nation’s current situation related to COVID-19.  I know I am not alone as many of you have also felt many emotions. Today I have cried Today I have laughed Today I have felt fear Today …

Head to the Barre

Head to the Barre Contributed by Bethany Reynolds Health & Fitness Professional As trainers at JKFITNESS we are always seeking new ways to help our clients reach their goals. I recently sought out a Barre certification. The barre technique is a workout routine that combines elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga, and light weight training into …

“No Pain, No Gain” – Not really.

Contributed by Dani Barbosa Health & Fitness Professional “No Pain, No Gain” – Not really. Many people have come to believe the fake news, that is a workout must be grueling and leave you sore for days to be effective. Well, I am here to drop some truth bombs on you… Following this “no pain, …

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 …

New Year’s Resolution Fail? No Problem!

Contributed by Dustin Gonzales Health & Fitness Professional New Year’s Resolution Fail? No Problem! What are the reasons for making a new year’s resolution? Is it simply weight loss, building strength, or increasing endurance? Have you been successful yet? If not, what’s the deal and why aren’t we making any progress? Some resolutions just aren’t …

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 …

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 …

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