6 Tips to Achieving Your Fitness Goals This Year

6 Tips to Achieving Your Fitness Goals This Year

Another day goes by and you realize that you haven't made much progress to your fitness goals. Between procrastination and life happening, achieving your fitness goals can be hard. Unless you have the motivation, the momentum, the incentive, and the plan to achieve your goals then you can't possibly make progress. Take my friend Amy for example... Amy likes to exercise and when she goes to the gym, she does free weight training and a good amount of cardio. She also takes care to eat healthy on days she goes to the gym. Amy works at a busy pizza shop and loves to try new foods she creates for their menu. She works 6 days a week and seems to spend more time at

10 Best Cheapest Protein Sources

10 Best Cheapest Protein Sources

Sometimes I like to go to the mall and people watch... who doesn't? I've heard an overwhelming amount of people talk about wanting to get in shape but they just cannot afford to eat healthy. While I will leave my personal beliefs about how people spend their money out of it, there are 10 types of protein I feel are the best to eat on a budget. I'm going to give you the top 10 proteins that are easy on the wallet and great for reaching your fitness goals. So let's get to it. 10 Best Cheapest Protein Sources 1.) Canned Tuna Canned tuna is extremely cheap and is a great source of protein. Tuna should be a staple in anyone's diet, regardless of your

Product Review: Opti-Woman by Optimum Nutrition

Product Review: Opti-Woman by Optimum Nutrition

Opti-Women by Optimum Nutrition, is a multi-vitamin that offers the perfect balance of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, herbs, and extracts in order to supplement a woman’s workout and diet schedule. With Opti-Women, you will be on the road to better health, quicker thinking, and much more energy than you have experienced. Your body will receive all that it needs to operate at the highest possible levels. This is one multi-vitamin made specifically for women, which is bettering the lives of thousands of women every day Lisa follows a pretty strict diet of eating equal amounts of all proteins, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and she also gets to indulge in her sweets. She drinks plenty of water most days and trains hard in the

Product Review: Maca by NOW Supplements

Product Review: Maca by NOW Supplements

I've always said that you always need to educate yourself and learn new things daily. I'm a huge advocate of reading books, going to Udemy, and reading factual articles to learn. About 8 months ago I read about an ingredient called Maca and its use in herbal supplements. Once I confirmed it wasn't one of those "miracle supplements" that are out to make a quick dollar, I decided to try some out. I tried the NOW Supplements brand of Maca and I've been using it ever since. So what is Maca? Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru up on the Andes mountains. They have been cultivating this stuff like a vegetable crop for at least 3000 years and they use

Product Review: Hottie by LeCheek Nutrition

Product Review: Hottie by LeCheek Nutrition

Aside from protein, pre-workouts have to be the most popular and talked about supplement among friends. "Which pre-workout are you taking?" "Have you heard about this new pre-workout?" To those who don't regularly take a them, you hear all of the horror stories how people are supposedly being sent to the hospital, or how different brands are in trouble and have lawsuits out... it is scary to try one. This pre-workout that I am going to review today is from a premier company that creates a lot of great products so let's get started. Be sure to check out the end of the article for tips on getting the most out of your pre-workout. LeCheek Nutrition as a Company I don't know too much about

Product Review: NLA for Her Shred Her

Product Review: NLA for Her Shred Her

I recently added a "Product Review" section to our new menu because I wanted to start writing reviews for products that I've taken and had clients take. The goal here is to give you all my personal experience with these supplements and products so you don't have to hope that a certain product is worth the money or not. Included with these product reviews, I'm going to try to give you a roadmap to getting the most out of the product. What's this mean for you? Not only will you get a review of the actual product, I'm going to do my best to map out some ways to make these products more effective. So lets get on with it! NLA for Her as a

38 Dumbbell Alternatives to Machine Exercises

Dumbbell Alternatives to Machines

Kali started going to the gym about 5 months ago. She's been able to get on a schedule and come to the gym on a consistent basis. While her gym is packed full of the newest and best machines you can exercise on, she is starting to realize that machines only is not the way to train - she will have to start using free weights. Looking around the gym she notices there are a lot of people who use dumbbells that have the type of body she desires and starts to venture over to try them out. The problem Kali is having now is that she knows which machines work certain muscles, but is clueless on their dumbbell counterparts. Maybe you're like Kali

Try This 2 Day Super Set Arm Workout

Best 2 Day Super Set Arm Workout

Jessica has been going to the gym for the past 6 months and has noticed marked strides towards achieving her goals; she's started losing a bit of body fat, her legs and butt are getting toned up and she is getting stronger. The one thing Jessica can't figure out is why she isn't able to tone her arms up any. No matter how much she tries, it just seems impossible. With so much information online, it's impossible to sift through all of the articles to find out why her arms aren't getting toned. Fortunately for her she reads this blog and she tries this routine out. Why is it so hard to tone your arms? Arms are hard for anyone to grow because they

Women’s 3 Day Beginner Weight Training Routine

Women's Beginner Weight Training Routine

Rachael wants to start exercising and toning up. She has a basic idea how to eat healthy and she knows that in order to reach her goals that she will have to get to the gym and start weight training. She goes to the store and buys a few fitness magazines and when she is finished reading them she is more confused than before she started. Just like Rachael, most people want to change everything in their life overnight because they think that's the only way to make progress to their goals which is not the best way to go. But what should you do then? Small changes in your habits will lead to success, trust me. The gym is overwhelming, no wonder people

The 30 Minute Series: Back Routine

30 Minute Back Routine

This 30 minute series I've written has picked up a lot of steam and is great for those who want to make progress but not spend hours in the gym. This 30 minute back routine is going to build strength and get toned by using effective exercises with a strong progression scheme. If you're tired of going to the gym and not seeing any progress, using this routine will get you out of that rut and back on the path to reaching your goals. Check out the other routines in this 30 minute series: 30 Minute Series: Arm Routine 30 Minute Series: Shoulder Routine 30 Minute Series: Leg Routine 30 Minute Series: Chest Routine What about cardio? Hours upon hours of cardio will not get you where you want

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